The Rotary Club of New York                                               




January 19, 2004





Fellow Rotarians,


The speaker at our next meeting will be Dr. Kenneth Allard, who is the author of the book Business as War. He is a former U.S. Army colonel and recognized expert on strategy, military affairs, and global security issues. He is a frequent commentator on NBC, MSNBC, CNBC, and "Imus in the Morning." He was also Dean of the National War College and an instructor on the faculty at West Point. You can read more about Dr. Allard in the latest Bulletin on the Internet at (click on the link).


Last week, District Governor David “Sully” Sullivan sent the following message to President Greg to announce that our Past President Helen Reisler has been nominated as District Governor for 2005-2006:


President Greg,


Allow me to congratulate the Rotary Club of New York in that the Nominations Committee has recommended that Past President Helen Reisler serve as District Governor for the period 2005-2006. In addition you will be aware that this year's Leadership Team made recommendations early on to the Clubs for consideration of creating the position of District Governor Designate. It was met with overwhelming support and I am additionally pleased to inform you that Mr. Charles Gruetzner of Peekskill Rotary Club has been recommended to serve as District Governor for the year 2006-2007. Lastly, you should know that a former member of the Rotary Club of NY and indeed the last District Governor from NYRC, PDG Louis P. Mahler, Jr. has been nominated by the Committee to serve as District Treasurer 2004-2006. Greg, I am particularly pleased to see in the recommendation of Helen as District Governor Nominee the appropriate culmination of the inclusion and closure of what has been described to me as an "interesting period of NYRC and the District." I know that you in particular have worked very hard in this area and your Club should be very proud of one of its own poised to lead the District to new heights. Once again my congratulations to all in NYRC and I look forward to welcoming you all to District Conference in Bermuda this April.


Lend a Hand


David “Sully” Sullivan

District 7230 Governor


The announcement was received with great enthusiasm at our latest Rotary Club meeting. Bonnie Mairs wrote the following in the Bulletin:


President Greg announced that Past President Helen Reisler will be District 7230 Governor in 2005-2006 and members congratulated with a toast. She believes that the election was won by the Club, not just by her. “We have to lead the way in our district.” she told us.


Congratulations Helen! Not only are you the first woman president in our legendary Rotary Club’s history. You will now also become the first woman District Governor from our Rotary Club.


President Greg has been very productive and contributed two stories for the Presidential Page on our website. The first story is called “Beginnings” and describes the latest achievements of our Rotary Club. You can read it on our website at The second story is called “Taking A Drive,” where Greg tells about his drive to the south during the holidays and how he experienced Rotary fellowship during the trip. You can read it on our website at Thank you Greg, for your contributions!


The Bulletin announces that members, who are interested in placing ads for their company in our next Roster, can contact our office as soon as possible to reserve space.  The cost for a quarter page is $50, a half page is $100 and a full page is$200.


The Bulletin informs us about news from Rotary International that India’s President launches Immunization event Across India, where tens of millions of children received the oral polio vaccine. Twenty-nine Rotarians from Milan, Italy, joined their Indian counterparts in delivering the vaccine to health clinics and immunization centers, as well as administering drops of the vaccine to children. You can read more about it in the latest Bulletin.


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 a Buffet Lunch.


Next week on January 27th, we will have Sweden Day. It will be a unique event hosted in Scandinavia House on 58 Park Avenue (near 38th Street). Sweden Day will be catered by the famous Aquavit Restaurant, which is rated by the Zagat Survey as extraordinary to perfection for its food and very good to excellent for its service. The meal includes beer, wine and Absolut vodka from Sweden. My mother, by the way, was born in Sweden five minutes from where they make Absolut. At the event, we will teach you how to sing a popular Swedish drinking song. Sweden Day is sponsored by New York Rotarian Erik Enroth’s organization “Invest in Sweden Agency” with additional contributions of vodka from the manufacturers of Absolut. Erik will be the main speaker and I will participate as the Master of Ceremony. I look forward to a fun event. Seating is limited to a maximum of 100 persons, so Sweden Day can be fully booked very soon. I recommend that you make a reservation as soon as possible.


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


Rotary is about having fun

and do good things!

Skål (Swedish for toast)!



Matts Ingemanson


Internet Communications Division

The Rotary Club of New York



Group Study Exchange

Rotary District 7230


Senior Vice President, "History Ambassador"

& Depts. General Manager

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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