Matts Ingemanson together with Rotary Club of Metro New York President Kirsten Edstrom.
We really enjoyed your presentation - you should give it at the district meeting.
Rotary Club of New York
November 4th, 2003
Rotary Club of New York President Greg Lynch (left) and Rotary International Trustee JK (Andy) Chande (middle) Congratulate Matts Ingemanson for his speech about Paul Harris.
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Rotary Club of New York
What a delightful presentation about Paul Harris. You put the facts together and introduced history like I have not heard it since I joined Rotary 24 years ago.
Keep up the good work. I liked your comments and how you had the radio broadcast from Paul himself. That is well done.
I hope you do well on your road show. Especially in Sweden.
Rotary Club of New York
Rotary Club of Huddinge
November 17th, 2003
Matts Ingemanson together with Rotary Club of Huddinge President Inga-Lill Tingström. This time Matts delivered his speech in Swedish. It was a special homecoming because his father was
President of this Rotary Club.
Rotary Club of Bronxville, NY
December 8th, 2003
Matts Ingemanson together with Rotary Club of
Bronxville President Joe Ciccio (left) and Immediate Past District 7230
Governor Bob Benson (right). Bronxville is Bob's Rotary Club.
Thanks so much for coming to
our club today. Your talk was well received. I will be sending out some
information to the clubs I am working with. I hope you can present your talk
to them sometime soon.
Yours in Rotary.
Assistant District Governor
Rotary Club of Morristown, NJ
January 7th, 2004
Matts Ingemanson together with (from the left)
Past Rotary International Director and current RI Representative to the
United Nations Bob Coultas, Finbarr Corr (who saw Matts speak at the Rotary
Club of Chatham, MA) and Morristown Rotary Club President
Good job at the Morristown Rotary Club today. The club members were very
interested to hear some of the Paul Harris information. You did a wonderful
Again thanks for today,
Representative to the United Nations
Rotary Club of Stockholm International
Banner exchange before Matts
Ingemanson's speech at the Rotary Club of Stockholm
International. Because it is an International Rotary
Club, Matts gave his speech in English. From left
Matts, Rotary Club President Ronald Pavellas and
Rotary District 2350 Webmaster Tord Elfwendahl, who designed the banner for this Rotary Club. Tord
also designed the Swedish Flag Emblem that the Rotary Club
of New York used for Sweden Day on January 27, 2004.
Rotary Club of Stockholm
Happy faces after Matts Ingemanson
spoke about Paul Harris at the Rotary Club of Stockholm, which is the oldest
Rotary Club in Sweden. It was founded in
1926. Matts gave his
speech in Swedish and is here together with Rotary Club
President Birgit Erngren Wohlin (right) and Incoming
President Thomas Franze'n (left). Birgit is holding up the
New York Rotary Banner. Matts (middle) is dressed in his New York Rotary
Thank you for
your wonderful speech!
Birgit Erngren Wohlin
for a fun and inspiring speech!
Rotary Club of Branchville, NJ
Even though the Rotary Club of Branchville
in Northern New Jersey is only 90 minutes from New York City.
a place where bears are often seen in the streets at night.
Matts Ingemanson is seen here together with Program Director
Laura Smith and President Jeff Hatch (right).
Rotary Club of Union, NJ
March 11th, 2004
Matts spoke about Paul Harris at the Rotary Club of Union, NJ.
It was the first time that Matts
gave his speech in District 7510. The meeting took place at
the Suburban Golf Club.
Rotary Club of the Bronx, NY
October 5, 2004
Matts Ingemanson (holding a
Certificate of Appreciation) is seen here together with
members of the Rotary Club of the Bronx from left Assistant
District Governor 1999-2000 Edgar Cornell, President
Caroline Pitts and Program Director Paula Gannon. Photo by
Assistant District Governor Jim Romeo.
Rotary Club of Lake Hopatcong, NJ
October 21, 2004
The members at the Rotary Club of
Lake Hopatcong, NJ in District 7470 were enthusiastic to hear
about how Paul Harris was as a young man. Matts is
here together with RC of Lake Hopatcong President Bob Wood, who
presented Matts with a Paul Harris t-shirt that Bob himself had
designed and printed.
Rotary Club of Boonton, NJ
October 26, 2004
Matts took this
speaking engagement with only 18 hours notice. He is seen
here together with Rotary Club of Boonton President Carol
Rotary Club of Philadelphia
November 4, 2004
The Rotary Club of Philadelphia
was founded in 1911 as the 19th Rotary Club in History. Matts
is seen here together with President Joan Batory and Program
Chair Richard Trivane, who is also Past President of the
Rotary Club of Philadelphia.
Thanks, Matts, for presenting such a
fascinating and meaningful profile of Paul Harris at our
meeting. It was a pleasure meeting you. I like the idea
of quoting Paul Harris at our meetings and will begin to
do that regularly.
You and the Fellowship are doing a great
service to Rotary International. I appreciate your
service, in part I suppose, because I have an
undergraduate degree in history and know the value of
understanding our past. More importantly, we need to
understand the past in order to root our future efforts
in the achievements of past generations of successful
Thanks again for taking the time to
introduce us to this Rotary activity.
Rotary Club of Philadelphia
Rotary Club of Elmsford, NY
November 11, 2004
Matts Ingemanson is here together
with Rotary Club of Elmsford President Divyendu Narayan and
Frances Chu. It was Frances, who invited Matts to speak
Thank you so very much for speaking at
our Club today. It was such an interesting topic. We
all enjoyed your talk very much. While listening to the
story about Paul Harris' youth, I was very impressed of
the amount of research work you did about the Rotary
was sorry that so many of our members had to miss your
talk because of the holiday. However, I was happy for
the opportunity of chatting with you. You are so
knowledgeable on so many areas of interest, it was a
real pleasure chatting with you.
Yours at Elmsford Rotary,
Rotaract Club at the United
December 2, 2004
Matts had a great time speaking
to the Rotaract Club at the United Nations in New York. The
Rotaractors were very interested in Paul Harris and asked
Matts many questions about both Paul Harris and Rotary.
Rotary Club of Eastchester, NY
February 16, 2005
The members at the Rotary Club
of Eastchester had a great time and were very interested in
the history of Paul Harris and Rotary. They also asked Matts
many questions after the speech.
want to tell you that your talk was excellent
and it woke up some people in the club. You
were a joy to have and hope you would like to
return either for the fellowship of our club or
because you have a new talk. It was terrific; be
advised that if you need a good letter of
referral, please feel free to call me.
Rotary Club of Eastchester
Rotary Club of Chicago - Rotary/One
Celebration of Rotary's
February 22, 2005
Rotary Global History Fellowship
(RGHF) played an important roll in the Centennial Celebration of
the Rotary Club of Chicago (Rotary/One) as the first Rotary
Club in history with both RGHF Chairman Matts Ingemanson
and RGHF Director Dick McKay as speakers. From left RGHF Director
and Immediate Past President of Rotary/One Dick McKay,
RGHF Chairman Matts Ingemanson, President of Rotary/One
Robert (Robb) Knuepfler and Past District 3210 Governor Dr.
R. Asokan from India. You can also see Rotarians from Japan in the
The Sussex County Rotary Clubs
100th Anniversary Celebration
March 22, 2005
Matts Ingemanson, Chairman of
Rotary Global History Fellowship (RGHF), spoke about Paul
Harris' Exciting Youth during the Sussex County Rotary Clubs
100th Anniversary Celebration of Rotary, which was organized
by six Rotary Clubs in District 7470. From left to right
President-Rotary Club of Wallkill Valley Gloria Zurlo,
Assistant District Governor Barbara Miller, President-Rotary
Club of Hampton Township Rich Herman, RGHF Chairman Matts
Ingemanson, President-Rotary Club of Branchville Laura
Smith, President-Rotary Club of Sparta Fran Smith,
President-Rotary Club of Vernon Township Kevin Coleman,
President-Rotary Club of Newton Nancy Morrisey and District
Governor Michael Rabasca.
On behalf of the Rotary
Clubs of Sussex County, I would like to thank you for
taking the time to join us last week for our Centennial
Celebration. In spite of the long drive from New York
City your energy and enthusiasm never waned, and I hope
that you were able to enjoy the time of fellowship and
friendship as much as we enjoyed sharing it with you.
Your presentation on the
life of Paul Harris provided us with great insight about
his exciting youth. In addition, you reminded us once
again how what seemed to be an insignificant meeting of
four young men in 1905 has ultimately had an
immeasurable impact on the lives of people all over the
world. That alone should encourage us all to keep
working to assure that the mission of Rotary
International carries on!
Rotary District 7470
Rotary Club of Pleasantville, NY
May 12, 2005
Matts Ingemanson is together
with members of the Rotary Club of Pleasantville. Everybody
enjoyed hearing about Rotary Founder Paul Harris as a symbol
Rotary District 5170 Conference
Santa Clara, CA
May 21, 2005
Approximately 250 Rotarians listened
to Matts Ingemanson's speech about Paul Harris' Exciting Youth
during the Rotary District 5170 Conference in Santa Clara, CA.
On the left picture, Matts is congratulated for his speech by
District Governor Ron Sekkel, who is also a member of Rotary
Global History Fellowship. On the right picture, Matts is
congratulated by (from left to right) by Rotary Foundation's
Holger (Hogie) Hansen and Rotary International Past President
Rotary Global History
Fellowship Chairman Matts Ingemanson
together with members from
the Rotary Club of Hanyang in Seoul, Korea