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October 27, 2003





Fellow Rotarians,


The speaker at our next New York Rotary meeting on October 28th will be John C. Whitehead, who is the Chairman of Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, which is the organization for rebuilding and revitalization of lower Manhattan. Mr. Whitehead was also Deputy Secretary of State and second in command to Secretary of State George Schultz. During the Second World War, he served in the U.S. Navy and participated in the invasions of Normandy, Southern France, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. You can read more about John Whiteheadís impressive background in the latest Bulletin on the Internet at (click on the link).


Denise Scotto, who recently joined our legendary Rotary Club, wrote the Reporter of the Week in the Bulletin about our last meeting. Thank you Denise, for a very entertaining and informative report about futurist David Zachís speech. David Zach is also a Rotarian and during his speech he recommended that people join Rotary in the future. It is a great way to develop friendships. David thought that Rotary has a great future.


Last week, I told you that we had a great Evening of Harmony at the National Arts Club and everybody had a good time. President Greg gave a wonderful speech, which you can now read on our website at New York Rotary Director Lou DiPaolo has now published even more photos from the Evening of Harmony. You can see them on the Internet at


After many unsuccessful attempts by our Rotarians, I did not believe that anybody was going to win the Raffle Jackpot, but at the last meeting Tsugo Endo, who has been a member of our legendary Rotary Club since 1975, won the big Jackpot. Congratulations Tsugo!


The Bulletin invites us to the Annual Fundraiser of Gruppo Ristoranto Italiani on November 11th. You can read more about it in the Weekly Bulletin.


We have Election Day on November 18th for the Board of Directors at our Rotary Club. You can find the Official Ballot for the Election of the Nominating Committee in the Bulletin. It is important that we all vote. Please fill out the Ballot and submit it to our office. You can also give it to Executive Director Andreas Runggatscher or Executive Secretary Ana Rivas at our next meeting.


The Bulletin announces the birthdays for Pat Mellea on November 3rd, Ger Frey on November 5th and Bonnie Mairs on November 6th. Happy Birthday to all of you!


New York Rotarian John German will participate in the Upcoming Television program about Child Soldiers on Monday October 27, 2003 between 1 PM and 2 PM (New York time) on TV station MNN at Channel 34 on Time Warner and on TV station RCN at Channel 107 on Manhattan New York. The program will also be simultaneously broadcast on the web at To View the program on the web, you just go to and click on Channel 34 at that site. The program leader will be Harold Hudson Channer and the guests are Henrik  Haggstrom from the Office of the Special Representative of The Secretary-General for Children & Armed Conflict and New York Rotarian John German, who is Director Non-Profit Computing and Alternate Representative to the United Nations.


John German is a pro bono volunteer and he is Director of Non-Profit Computing, Inc. since 1984. It is an all-volunteer organization best known for arranging thousands of computer donations per year worldwide. John is also Alternate Representative to the United Nations Member of the Board of Trustees People to People International (founded by President Eisenhower), which includes Committee on Disability. NGO (non-governmental organization) representative Technical Subgroup of the Ad Hoc Open-Ended Working Group on Informatics (informally, the Informatics Working Group). Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) United Nations. John also arranges volunteer consulting engagements worldwide. You can reach John at or at our meetings. John was also featured as a speaker at our legendary Rotary Club on February 18th, 2003. You can read about Johnís speech in our February 18th issue of the Bulletin on our website at


At a recent New York Rotary meeting, I had the pleasure of sitting next to Carlett Nicole Subratie, who works with Firmwide Risk Technology at Goldman, Sachs & Co. After the meeting, I received the following message from Carlett:


Hi Matts,


I just wanted to say thank you for making me feel welcome today at lunch. It was a pleasure.


Would it be possible for you to add my personal email address to your mailing list so that I may learn more about the rotary club?


Carlett Nicole Subratie

Firmwide Risk Technology

Goldman, Sachs & Co.


It will be my pleasure to add you to our mailing list. I hope that you also will join Rotary.


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 London Broil.


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


Rotary is about having fun

and do good things!



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.      Rotaryís 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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