The Rotary Club of New York



January 13, 2003





Fellow Rotarians,


The speaker at our next meeting on January 14th will be Philip Howard, Esq. He is one of the leading advocates of legal reform in the nation. His views appear frequently in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and he is a regular guest on CNNís Lou Dobbs Moneyline. You can read more about Lionel Barber in the latest Weekly Bulletin on our website at


Ann Creo has written a great description of our last meeting in Reporter of the Week (in the Bulletin). Annís classification is Banking Commercial Lending and she is Vice President at Citicorp Private Bank.


The Bulletin reminds us to provide photographs and address changes to our office before the new Roster Directory for 2002-2003 goes to print. The deadline is January 21st.


The Bulletin also reminds us that it is time to pay for the Advance Luncheon Coupons.


Our International Service Division has its next breakfast meeting on Wednesday January 15th at 8:30 am. You can read more about it in the Bulletin and on our website at


The bulletin wishes happy birthday to Rev. John ďJackĒ Smith on January 13 and Takako Johnson on January 15. Jack has been a member since 1979 and Takako since 1989. Happy Birthday to both of you!


The Board of Directors has approved Erden Arkan as a new member. His classification is Heavy Construction. Welcome to our club! You can read more about Erden in the Bulletin.


Our District Governor Bob Benson has issued the following announcement about the upcoming District Assembly:


Just a reminder that the District Assembly will take place on Wednesday January 22nd at the Davenport Club in New Rochelle at 6:00 PM. This meeting will be a review of the District's projects and activities. Please plan to be there. Presidents please announce this date at your club meeting so that as many Rotarians as possible will attend.


Bob Benson

District Governor 7230


Greg Lynch had a successful Holiday Party at the National Arts Club on December 16, 2002. Volker Detering took pictures at the party. You can see Volkerís pictures on the Internet at


Our highly decorated Marine Veteran Lou DiPaolo took pictures from our last meeting on January 7th. You can see Louís pictures at


The District Group Study Exchange Program (GSE) has a major involvement from our legendary club this year. No less than three of the committee members are from the Rotary Club of New York, including President Elect Greg Lynch, South African Consul Ivan Vosloo and myself as the GSE Chairman. You can find out more about GSE at


I have often said that the camaraderie between Rotarians is so strong that it does not matter what nationality or what country we are from, we are welcome as a friend among Rotarians anywhere in the world. It is illustrated in the following message from Past District Governor Mark Doyle from District 9250 in South Africa:


Dear Matts


Thank you for your kindness and hospitality to me, firstly at the New York Club meeting on Tuesday and then at the GSE Sub-Committee Meeting held out at the Odyssey Restaurant, New Rochelle/East Chester.


I thoroughly enjoyed both.


I hope than the small input that I was able to have at the meeting was of value to you but the fact that you are already in frequent contact with our elected Team Leader, George Kalell, bode very well for a fantastic exchange.


Our GSE Chairman, Andre Brandmuller, is a ball of fire and I know that he and his team are already working hard to ensure that the visit of your team to our shores will be of value, significance and a lot of fun!


I have told George that if he does want to pull out at any stage I would be willing to take his place.   I am not envious of anyone but George has come very close to it.


Once again, thank you for your hospitality and the informative and interesting trip back to the City through Harlem and Central Park.


I hope to see you again on my next trip the Big Apple whenever that may be.


Kind regards in the fellowship of Rotary Service


Mark Doyle

Past District Governor 9250


Thank you Mark, your input at our committee meeting was great. I look forward to see you again when you come to New York.


Donít forget to reserve your table for our next meeting. You can do so 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 Salmon.


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



Enjoy the worldwide

fellowship of Rotary.



Matts Ingemanson

Internet Communication Officer

The Rotary Club of New York


District 7230 Chairman

Group Study Exchange Committee


Vice Chairman

Rotaryís Global History




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.


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



You can find the following interesting websites at:


1.      New York Rotary Club at

2.      Rotaryís Global History at

3.      District 7230 Group Study Exchange Project at

4.      Rotary Youth Leadership Awards at

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


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


You need Windows Media Player to listen to Rotary Radio. Windows Media Player is included with Windows Millennium and Windows XP. If you use Windows 95 or Windows 98, you can download Windows Media Player for free from Microsoft.


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