The Rotary Club of New York                                               




January 2, 2004






Fellow Rotarians,


Happy New Year to everybody! We were very busy at the Rotary Club of New York in the weeks leading up to the Holidays. You can see the pictures on our website at


The speaker at our next meeting will be Dr. John Brademas, who is President Emeritus of New York University. While he was President of NYU, he led the transition of NYU from a regional commuter school to a national and international residential research university. In 1984 he initiated a fundraising campaign that produced a total of $1 billion in ten years. He also served as United States Representative in Congress from Indiana's Third District for twenty-two years (1959-81), the last four as House Majority Whip. From 1994 through 2001, Dr. Brademas served, by appointment of President Clinton, as Chairman of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. You can read more about Dr. Brademas impressive background in the latest Bulletin on the Internet at (click on the link).


Rotary International Past President Frank Devlyn sent the following message to President Greg and Rotary International Trustee Andy Chande:


Dear Greg & Andy:


I want to encourage both of you to write your comments on Retention similar & condensed to that which appears in the Most Valuable NYC Newsletter which follows below after my Holiday Greetings for you.  Click both your messages to my website at & perhaps appear in my new book.


Happy Holidays to both of you & Families.


Your Amigo,

Frank J. Devlyn

Trustee, The Rotary Foundation

PRIP 2000-01


Remember we have to fulfill our promise to the children of the world and eradicate Polio by the year 2005.


I also encourage you to click on to and leave your comments on how to promote retention and reenergize Rotary Clubs for my new book Frank Talk 2. On the same website you will find out about Avoidable Blindness Projects being promoted by Rotary


My Fellow Rotarians:

I will soon be publishing a new book (a follow up to "Frank Talk") which will focus on Rotary membership retention and re-energizing your Rotary club.  Just as I did with "Frank Talk", I want to include ideas from Rotary clubs around the world that have been proven to be successful.  If your club has come up with a great idea for re-energizing your Rotary club and / or retaining members and it has worked well for you, please share your success with the rest of the Rotary world by completing the following form. 


David Forward (Reach Forward Publishing) is my ghost writer and he will be reviewing all of your comments and selecting the very best ideas for inclusion in the new book which will be released later this year.


Thank you Frank for your message. You can send your ideas and suggestions to Frank by visiting his website at


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 Salmon.


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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