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 http://ussterilizer.com/bulletin_10-21-2003.pdf(click on
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 WorldTradeCenter 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 www.un.org/esa/coordination/Alliance.
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 WesternWashingtonUniversity 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 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, Scarsdale10583.
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 www.rotaryhistoryfellowship.org.
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 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/rotarys_global_history_fellowship/.
Don't forget to reserve your table for our next meeting. You can
reserve via e-mail to our office at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Andreas or
Ana at 212-633-1311. You can also fax in the RSVP form, which you can download
at http://ussterilizer.com/rsvp_10-21-2003.pdf. Our fax number is
212-633-1954. At our next meeting, the culinary staff at the Princeton Club will serve us Salmon.
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
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
- 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 need Windows Media Player to listen to
Rotary Radio. Windows Media Player is included with Windows Millennium and
Windows XP. If you use Windows 95 or Windows 98, you can download Windows Media
Player for free from Microsoft.