The Rotary Club of New York                                               





January 12, 2004






Fellow Rotarians,


The speaker at our next meeting will be Professor Richard M. Ebeling, Ph.D., chairman of the department of economics and business administration at Hillsdale College. He is also president of the Foundation for Economic Education in Irvington-on-Hudson, Richard Ebeling, 53, has been the Ludwig von Mises Professor of Economics at Hillsdale in Michigan since 1988. He has also been vice president of academic affairs for the Future of Freedom Foundation in Fairfax, Virginia. His list of academic and popular publications runs 35 pages. You can read more about Professor Richard M. Ebeling impressive background in the latest Bulletin on the Internet at (click on the link).


Bill Currie, who is on the Board of Directors of Gift of Life and will become president of our legendary Rotary Club 2005 – 2006, recently sent me the following message about the next Gift of Life event:




Our District 7230 is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Gift of Life in our district with a dinner dance on Valentine's Day, Saturday, February 14th.  This grand celebration will be held at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown starting with a cocktail reception at 6PM and dinner following at 7PM.


It should be a great night with two outstanding honorees, Joseph Campanella as Master of Ceremonies (star of stage and television), and the music of the Norm Hathaway Band (jazz and swing music).  The best part is that the money raised will go to helping save other people through the Gift of Life program in our district.


I expect that our club will be able to fill several tables to support this important Rotary cause.  Cost is $125 per person or $1,125 per table of 10(one complimentary ticket for a full table).  For more information contact Bill Currie at 914-828-8640 or at




Bill Currie


Don’t forget to attend our next International Breakfast Meeting. You can read the following announcement in the Bulletin:


Kindly be advised that the next meeting of the International Service Division of the Rotary Club of New York will be Wednesday, January 21, at the German Permanent Mission to the UN, top-floor restaurant on First Avenue (between 48th and 49th Streets), from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m.


Our guest speaker will be Mr. Kishore Wahbubani. He is Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Singapore to the U.N.


Registration is at 8:30 and the meeting will start at 8:45 a.m. kindly let us know (before the end of


Monday, January 19) if you or any guests wish to attend our breakfast by sending an e-mail to the Rotary Club of New York at with a copy to fellow Rotarian Joseph Klee at or send a fax to (212) 633-1954. The cost of the breakfast is $18, payable by credit card (via e-mail to or cash at the entrance. Since seats are limited, kindly be advised that your reservation is not refundable.


The Bulletin also informs us about the birthdays of Rev. Jack Smith- January 13th Takako Johnson- January 15th, Joe Groveman- January 22nd, Gerry Hamilton- January 22nd and Thomas Kass- January 23rd. Happy birthday to all of you!


The Bulletin reminds us that payment for the second fiscal year is now due. Luncheon cost is $600 (20 coupons at $30 per coupon). If you have any questions contact the Rotary office.


I have written before about Public Private Alliance for Rural Development, where members of the Rotary Club of New York including Past District Governor Paul Caruso, John German, Sylvain Barnett and Giorgio Balestrieri are working together with the United Nations to help the 50 poorest countries in the world develop their economies by developing local entrepreneurial business opportunities. David Stillman, who is in charge of this project at the UN, just sent us the following message:


Dear Friends,


Please see attached travel plans that have materialized since yesterday. Tomorrow I will fly to Madagascar to join Ambassador Zina Andrianarivelo for a series of discussions aimed at practical steps to advance the "profitable, pro-poor" business approach that we been working on.  I expect to be back in office on 27 January. 


Warm regards

David Stillman



Purpose of travel:  Meetings with high-level officials in government, business and civic organizations related to advancement of UN Public-Private Alliance for Rural Development.  Discussions with Land O'Lakes pre-investment team, Ministry of Agriculture and Rotary Clubs will be among key meetings, also bilateral donors, World Bank, UNDP, UNIDO, FAO, etc.  Meetings will be in capital city and around the country, together with Ambassador of Madagascar to the UN, who is group leader of Alliance efforts.


Justification: Ambassador has telephoned from Madagascar to request presence of S/m for above purpose, as authorized by President of Madagascar.  He requested arrangements ASAP for mission of two weeks. Government will cover in-country costs, so no DSA is needed.


Itinerary:  New York (10 January) -- Antananarivo and other sites in Madagascar (11-26 January) --New York (26 January).


Good luck on your trip David! You can read more about this project on the Internet at the following locations:


Don't 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. At our next meeting, the culinary staff at the Princeton Club will serve us Leg of Lamb.


I recommend that you visit our New York Rotary website every week at or 


Rotary is about having fun

and do good things!



Matts Ingemanson


Internet Communications Division

The Rotary Club of New York



Group Study Exchange

Rotary District 7230


Senior Vice President and History Ambassador

Rotary's Global History Fellowship



The power of the Internet puts the brains of millions of people together. It also puts 1.2 million Rotarians together. It does not matter where we are and when we are available. The Internet makes it possible for Rotarians around the world to instantly participate.


This newsletter has also been posted on our website at or


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 have also been working hard with the administration of the World Trade Center - Disaster Relief Fund.


In order to read the PDF file of the Bulletin-on-the-Web, you need Acrobat Reader Version 5.0 or later. If you don't have Acrobat Reader, you can download Acrobat Reader 6.0 for free from the web at:



You can find the following interesting websites at:


1.      New York Rotary Club at and


2.      Rotary’s Global History Fellowship at


3.      Rotary District 7230 at


  1. District 7230 Group Study Exchange Project at


5.      Rotary Youth Leadership Awards at


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


  1. 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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