The Rotary Club of New York




January 20, 2003





Fellow Rotarians,


The speaker at our next meeting on January 21st will be Joseph W. Belluck, who specializes in product litigation. He was instrumental in settling New York Stateís tobacco lawsuit for $25 billion. You can read more about Joseph Belluck in the latest Weekly Bulletin on our website at (click on the link).


Peter Brizard has written a good Reporter of the Week (in the Bulletin) about our last meeting. Peter has been a member since 2002 and his classification is Independent CPA Accountant Ė Trusts and Estates.


You can read in the Bulletin about our new member Anders Eggen. He is a Principal and Portfolio Manager at Halcyon/Alan B. Slifka Management Company LLC, which manages in excess of $2 billion. Welcome to our club Anders!


The Bulletin informs us about the Charter Ceremony for the new Interact Club at the New Rochelle High School on February 5 at the Davenport Club. We are all invited to the event.


The bulletin wishes happy birthday to Joe Groveman on January 22, Gerry Hamilton on January 22 and Thomas Kass on January 23. Happy Birthday to all of you!


Marine Veteran Lou DiPaolo, who took pictures from our January 7th meeting, has also taken pictures at our January 14th meeting. You can see Louís pictures


Our District Group Study Exchange Program (GSE) is getting increasing interest from young professionals to apply as Team Members. Paul Rothstein, who is in charge of applications, told me that his son Eric sent out a message to his friends, who are age 25-40. Ericís message was approximately as follows (I have made it more universal):


My fatherís Rotary club is sponsoring up to four professionals age 25 - 40 to go to four countries in Southern Africa from May 5 to June 6.  The four people will be matched up with people in the same profession in each of the four countries. It's for exchanging ideas etc.  If you are interested, contact Paul Rothstein at  Also, feel free to send this to people who you think may be interested.  It may be the case that some employers will allow the exchange to count as work, similar to conferences. You can find out more about GSE at


Paul told me that he received a number of responses as a result of his sonís message. If you have children age 25-40, I suggest you ask them to send the same message to their friends.


Last week, I wrote about the strong camaraderie between Rotarians all over the world. Another manifestation of this is the following message from Past District Governor Larry Lunsford.


Matts -


How I enjoy continuing to receive these bulletins, and how pleased I am that you are the GSE Chair for your District.  Please say hello to the Rotary Club of New York Rotarians for me.


PDG Larry Lunsford

District 6040 (Missouri)


Larry together with PDG Bill Schuck made history in our legendary club on December 4th, 2001 when they and visited us with a $97,000 donation to our World Trade Center Disaster Fund from three districts in Missouri. You can read more about it on our website at


Monica Beltrametti sent us the following message from France about her daughter:




My daughter Viviana will graduate from Barnard College (Columbia University) in May this year and after that she would like to find a job for a year related to human rights before she goes to law school. I attach her resume. I would be very grateful if you could forward it to Rotary Club members that could help her.


Best regards and thank you so much in advance for your help. 


-Monica Beltrametti

Vice President and Director Xerox Research Centre Europe

6, Chemin de Maupertuis

38240 Meylan (Grenoble) France

Tel +33 476 61 50 54

Member of Grenoble Ouest Rotary Club


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 Beef Bourguignon.


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.


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