The Rotary Club of New York







Fellow Rotarians,


Our next meeting on October 22nd was originally planned to be Germany Day, but it had to be cancelled. Donít worry! It will be rescheduled with the promised bratwurst and sauerkraut. Our next meeting will instead be a Fellowship Day with ourselves as the speakers. We can speak to each other, about our businesses, our ideas, our committees, and ourselves. There is more about this Fellowship Day in the latest Bulletin on our website at


Jim Thompson wrote Reporter of the Week in the Bulletin. Jim came to our legendary club in 1999 as the Past President of a Rotary Club on Staten Island. Jim has done a tremendous job for our club, identifying and qualifying grant recipients for the Rotary Club of New York World Trade Center Fund. You can read about it on our website at Jim was also interviewed on Rotary Radio on July 9th together with Helen Reisler and myself. You can listen to recordings of these interviews on the Internet at


The Bulletin informs us that on October 29th, we will start a periodical outreach program regarding our various divisions and committees. Shortly prior to the meeting and after the meeting, committee representatives will inform you about their projects on how we can get involved.


Last week, I wrote about Gift of Life Chairman Bill Currie and the upcoming surgeries of Karina Viushkina, Jovan Pejcic and Katherine Espinosa. Bill has since then written an update about the surgeries, which you can read in the latest Bulletin. Bill finished with the following words:


Please visit these children whenever you can, it is one of Rotary's great "hands on" projects. I guarantee you will receive a great, wonderful feeling when you see the smile that you can bring to one of these kids and you should be proud of our part in helping to bring this gift of life to more than two-dozen children since we became involved with the program.


Bill Curry also invites us to the Gift of Life 2002 American Heart Walk Sunday, October 27th, 2002 at 8:30 am to help raise money for American Heart Association research. There is more about it in the Bulletin.


Let me remind you about the upcoming Cocktail Reception with Music at The Kitana Hotel at 66 Park Avenue with sing - along conducted by David and Susan Dingle. David is our great piano player, who plays at our meetings and he almost never misses any meetings. There is more information about the Cocktail Reception on our website at and at


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 a Buffet 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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