The Rotary Club of New York




March 30, 2003






Fellow Rotarians,


The speaker at our next meeting on April 1st will be Richard Hunter, who is Vice President and Director of Research at Gartnerís Research Organization. He has written a number of books. You can read about Richard Hunter in the latest Bulletin on our website at (click on the link).


Our Rotarian John German wrote a very detailed account of our last meeting in Reporter of the Week in the Bulletin about the speaker at our last meeting. Good work John!


The Bulletin informs us about the upcoming Rotary Jazz Cocktail Party at the Cornell Club on April 28th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. This even is organized by David Dingle and President Silvio Amori. David Dingle almost never misses a meeting at our legendary Rotary Club. He always plays the piano when we sing our New York Rotary Welcome Song for visiting Rotarians.


You can also read in the Bulletin about Werner Kobeltís birthday on April 18th. Happy birthday Werner! He was born in Japan to Swiss parents and came to America in the 1940ís. Wernerís father was a member of the Rotary Club of Shanghai in the 1930ís. Werner himself has been a member of the Rotary Club of New York since 1959, which is 44 years. He was the Chairman of the New York Rotary Foundation for many years. He was also the Chairman of the Rotary District 7230 Group Study Exchange Committee for many years (the position that I currently have). You can see pictures of Werner on our website at Werner, who is a low-key soft-spoken person, may not like me to tell you all these impressive things about him. Any way, I am not worried, because I will be out-of-town for the next 2 weeks. See you again on the 15th, Werner!


Donít forget to reserve your table for our next meeting. You can reserve via e-mail to our office at, or call Andreas or Ana at 212-633-1311. You can also fax in the RSVP form, which you can download at Our fax number is 212-633-1954. Princeton Clubís culinary staff will serve us Veal.


I recommend that you visit our New York Rotary website every week at You can also see a list of future speakers on our website at


Rotary is about having fun

and do good things!



Matts Ingemanson

Internet Communication Officer

The Rotary Club of New York



Group Study Exchange

Rotary District 7230


Ambassador of History

The History of Rotary Project




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This newsletter has also been posted on our website at


I want to thank our Executive Director Andreas Runggatscher and his Executive Assistant Ana Rivas for working so hard every week creating and mailing the Weekly Bulletin. In addition to mailing it out to our members, they also send me the electronic Bulletin so I can upload it on our website. They are also working very hard with the administration of the World Trade Center - Disaster Relief Fund.


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You can find the following interesting websites at:


1.      New York Rotary Club at

2.      The History of Rotary at

3.      Rotary District 7230 at

4.      District 7230 Group Study Exchange Project at

5.      Rotary Youth Leadership Awards at

6.      Rotary Radio every Tuesday 5-6 PM EST or 2-3 PM PST at


7.      Matts Ingemanson, Helen Reisler and Jim Thompson from the New York Rotary Club were interviewed on Rotary Radio Tuesday July 9, 2002.


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