The Rotary Club of New York






Fellow Rotarians,


The speaker at our next meeting on October 15th is Tom Lipscomb, who is the Chairman of The Center for the Digital Future and CEO of CardiACT Inc., a medical technology company in New York. You can read more about Tom Lipscomb in the latest Bulletin on our website at


Peter Brizard has written Reporter of the Week in the Bulletin. Peter became a member this year and his classification is Independent CPA. Good work Peter!


Our Foundation Chairman Morton Eydenberg has written an important message in the Members Column of the Bulletin. He and his wife were in an automobile accident last summer while riding in the backseat wearing seatbelts. This prevented them from getting hurt. Mortís message to us is that we need to wear seatbelts even when we ride in the back seat of a car.


There is an announcement in the Bulletin about our Community Outreach Program on October 29th. You can read more about it in the Bulletin.


Our Gift of Life Chairman Bill Currie has written in the Bulletin about the heart surgeries of the children Karina Viushkina, Jovan Pejcic and Katherine Espinosa. Thank you Bill for doing such a great work saving these childrenís lives and thanks to Past President Ed Gray for sponsoring the surgery of Katherine Espinosa. I also thank the doctors and surgeons for providing their services free of charge and thanks to Ronald McDonald House for giving the children a place to stay during their recovery. You can read about it in the latest Bulletin.


The Bulletin also announces the two new members. Alfred DeMaria and Susanne Ungar. Welcome to our legendary club! I look forward to see you at our meetings.


You can also read in the Bulletin about our upcoming Cocktail Reception with Music at The Kitana Hotel, 66 Park Ave, New York, Garden Cafe', Lobby Level.


Walter Eichenberger celebrates his birthday on October 25th. Happy birthday Walter!


The International Service Division will have their next Breakfast Meeting on Wednesday October 16th. You can read more about it on our website at


Our Rotary experience has expanded through the Internet. I recently received the following e-mail from Rotarian P.C. Thomasí comments about Lillian Coury's open forum discussion:


Dear Rtn Matts Ingemanson,

I am in receipt of your News Letter sent vide e-mail dated 27th September
and thank you for the same.

I am certain that Rtn. Lillian Coury's open forum discussion will help us in
identifying the principals and guiding forces that will enable us, the
Rotarians, to attract new members and retain them in the Rotary fold.

I take this opportunity to wish the members of Rotary Club of New York all
success in their Rotary endeavors.

With warm regards,

Yours sincerely,



Sam Heard from the Rotary Club of Pearl Harbor visited our club last month and sat at my table. When Sam returned to Hawaii, he sent me the following message:


Dear Matts,


Thanks for keeping me in the Rotary of NY loop!  I am back here in Hawaii, but I remember fondly my meeting you and your club. Do keep me on your list.


If any of your members are going to be coming to Hawaii, I extend an invitation for them to meet with us, the Rotary Club of Pearl Harbor.  (and yes, Pearl Harbor is in a state!)    We meet Mondays at noon at the Honolulu Country Club.   I'll be looking forward to seeing some New Yorkers!



Sam Heard           


Thank you Sam! Thatís the true spirit of Rotary.


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 Grilled Sliced Chicken during our next meeting.


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



Rotary is about having fun

and perform good deeds!



Matts Ingemanson

Internet Communication Officer

The Rotary Club of New York


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.      Rotary Youth Leadership Awards at

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


5.      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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