The Rotary Club of New York






Fellow Rotarians,


The Rotary UN Day on November 9th was very successful with 800 Rotarians attending. Among them were President of Rotary International Bhichai Rattakul, RI President Elect Jonathan Majiyagbe, Past RI President 2000-2001 Frank Devlyn and 15 of the 19 Directors of Rotary International.


I asked RI President Bhichai what artist had designed the beautiful symbol of his theme.



He told me that it was his idea to have a symbol showing plants growing with two seeds falling. He told this idea to an artist in Evanston, who designed the symbol.


President Bhichai gave a very interesting speech at the meeting about how 49 Rotarians participated in the formation of the United Nations. I asked him for a copy of the speech because it covers both Rotary and United Nations history. He gave me the original and asked me to make a copy and return the original to him. You can now see a copy of this manuscript on the Rotary History website (where I am Vice Chairman) at You can also read the text of President Bhichai’s speech on the New York Rotary website at


Past RI President Frank Devlyn told me on Rotary’s UN Day that he is going to visit our legendary club at our next meeting on November 12th. He will speak to us about his favorite project Avoidable Blindness. You can read more about it on the Internet at You can also find out about Frank Devlyn’s book “Frank Talk” at


The speaker at our next meeting is Dr. Joseph Skelly, who is the author of several books. The title of his speech is On Democracy and Terrorism. You can read more about it in the latest Bulletin on our website at


Atila Macun has written our latest Reporter of the Week (in the Bulletin). Thank you Atila, he has been a member since 2001 and his classification is Banking International - Turkey.


I would like to wish happy birthday to our Director Camilo Uy on November 15th. Camilo is also a Past Trustee.


There is a message in the Bulletin from our President Elect Greg Lynch in the Members Column about Rotary Leadership Institute seminars with the headline CALLING ALL FUTURE LEADERS.


Our International Division has its next breakfast meeting on Wednesday November 20th at 8:30 am. You can read more about it on our website at


David Del Monte’s group "Rotary After Hours" has its next meeting on November 20th at Maye Musk's home 21 East 22nd Street, #10H.  Please RSVP to David at so he can provide beverages and tidbits for those that attend.


The sing-a-long event at the Kitano Hotel on November 4th was a great success. You can see the pictures at


Don’t 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 Club’s culinary staff will serve Salmon at 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

Rotary’s 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.


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You can find the following interesting websites at:


1.      New York Rotary Club at

2.      Rotary’s 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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