The Rotary Club of New York                                                    







October 20, 2003





Fellow Rotarians,


The speaker at our next New York Rotary meeting on October 21st will be David Zach, who is one of the few professionally trained futurists in America. He received his Master’s Degree in studies of the future from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. His presentation about the future is up-to-date, humorous and entertaining. You can read more about David Zach in the latest Bulletin on the Internet at (click on the link).


We had a great Evening of Harmony at the National Arts Club last Friday. The Champaign was flowing and everybody had a good time. During the event, I talked to District Governor Sully for the first time since the Bermuda hurricane disaster six weeks ago. Sully told me that he had just gotten electricity and phone service back in his house. Even though his house remained standing, he saw some of his neighbor’s houses fall apart completely. It is interesting how volatile life can be sometimes. Two years ago, we had the 9/11 World Trade Center Disaster and this year the Bermuda part of our district had a terrible hurricane disaster. New York Rotary Director Lou DiPaolo has published his photos from the Evening of Harmony on the Internet at the following link (click on the link):


Great job Lou! It saved me a lot of time from needing to put them on our website. Lou likes to take pictures at our events and he has found a great way of publishing them himself on the Internet. Lou, take as many pictures as you like and send me the web link.


This is the first time in weeks that we have not heard from 83 year old Bill DeLong. The reason is that he is on his way to Ethiopia. I am sure we will hear from him again.


I told you last week about the United Nations Public Private Alliance for Rural Development, where the Rotary Club of New York participates in the work for an Integrated Approach to Rural Development in Developing Countries. You can find out more about it on their website at


It is with sadness that I found out that Beverly Grace Holiday Nygreen, who is the wife of Past District Governor and the current District Foundation Chairman Glen Nygreen, suddenly died on October 15th after having lost her battle with cancer. Beverly was also the mother of our District Webmaster Ted Nygreen. Beverly was born in Bellingham, Washington on May 21, 1918 and graduated as valedictorian of her High School. She served as an elected officer of the student government at Western Washington University and earned her baccalaureate degree from the University of Washington in 1940, where she was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. After receiving her degree, she pursued a 35-year professional career as an early childhood and elementary school specialist. Beverly and Glen fell in love and got married in Seattle, Washington in 1940 and shared 63 years of a happy and productive life together. Beverly was also an active member of the Scarsdale Congregational Church (SCC) and served as President of the SCC Guild. Beverly held high standards for herself and communicated these to others with smiles and genuine concerns for their welfare and interests. A memorial service is scheduled for 12:00 PM Friday, October 31 at the Scarsdale Congregational Church.  In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to the Scarsdale Congregational Church, 1 Heathcote Road, Scarsdale 10583.


In my capacity as Senior Vice President and History Ambassador of Rotary's Global History Project, I am pleased to inform you that we have been approved by the Board of Directors of Rotary International as a Rotary Fellowship and it is now officially called Rotary's Global History Fellowship. You can find out more about our new Rotary Fellowship on the Internet at Rotarians, Rotaractors and partners are eligible to become founding members of the fellowship. It only costs $10.00 per year to become part of Rotary’s history. You can register for your membership on the Internet 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 a fellowship

with a great history!



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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