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November 10, 2003





Fellow Rotarians,


The speaker at our next New York Rotary meeting on November 11th will be the Reverend Bishop Jean Marie Roger Kozik, who is a member of our legendary Rotary Club. He is also the Founder and Superior General of Fraternite Notre Dame, who is devoted to divine worship and humanitarian assistance of the needy, with no distinction of class, race, sex or creed. They were originally founded in France and also operate missions in America, Martinique, Haiti, Niger and Mongolia. You can read more about the Reverend Bishop Jean Marie Roger Kozik and Fraternite Notre Dame in the latest Bulletin on the Internet at (click on the link). You can also read about Fraternite Notre Dame on their website at


In my last newsletter, I mentioned that one of the challenges of speaking at Rotary Clubs is to finish the meal before it is time to speak. That same evening, I received a phone call from President Greg where he assured me that the Princeton Club staff would see to that I could finish my meal before it was time to speak. Thank you Greg!


My speech about Paul Harris was very well received and many New York Rotarians came up to me afterwards to congratulate me. We were visited by Rotary International Trustee JK (Andy) Chande from Tanzania. Andy told me afterwards that he really liked the speech and he would tell other Rotarians about it. You can see pictures from the event on the New York Rotary website at, and


Lou DiPaolo, who is Director of the Rotary Club of New York, sent me the following message:




What a delightful presentation about Paul Harris. You put the facts together and introduced history like I have not heard it since I joined Rotary 24 years ago.


Keep up the good work. I liked your comments and how you had the radio broadcast from Paul himself. That is well done.


I hope you do well on your road show. Especially in Sweden.




Thank you Lou, I really appreciate your message.


The main point of my speech was that Paul Harris was a fellow and not a saint, which is exactly what Paul Harris wanted. The greatness of Rotary is that we are a fellowship of 1.2 million members around the world. Without Paul Harris, it would not be possible.


Jim Morita and Camille Uy presented me with a Paul Harris Fellowship Award after my speech. The Paul Harris Fellowship is given in response to a donation of $1,000, which goes to the Rotary International Foundation and pays for its programs to enhance international understanding. As Chairman of District 7230 Group Study Exchange Committee, I have learned to appreciate what Rotary International does to promote international understanding. President Greg has said that he would like for all our members to participate in the Paul Harris Fellowship program. You donít have to donate $1,000 to participate. It possible to participate for as little as $100 per year as a Paul Harris Sustaining Member, which results in a Paul Harris Fellowship in 10 years. You can read about our Paul Harris Fellowship members on the New York Rotary website at


The Bulletin reminds us again that it is time to vote for the Election Committee before Election Day November 18th. You can read more about it in the Bulletin and donít forget to vote!


The Bulletin informs us that the next UN International Breakfast meeting of the International Service Division of the Rotary Club of New York will be Wednesday, November 19th, from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Our guest speakers will be Oscar de Rojas, Director Financing for Development Division, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Mark the date. Detail to follow. There is a new reservation policy. For more info kindly e-mail to the Rotary Club of New York at copy to Josef Klee at or send a fax to (212) 633-1954.


I have mentioned before that Frank Devlyn, who is Past President of Rotary International follows our Rotary Club with great interest. He just copied me the following message where he is promoting our legendary Rotary Club:


Dear Brian,


I enjoyed meeting you at the wedding of Mariel and Gary in Ensenada. I hope you have thought about joining a Rotary Club in the New York area where not only do I have many friends but many of the Ambassadors to the UN and other organizations are participating as either active Rotarians or Honorary Rotarians.


All the best,


Frank J. Devlyn

Trustee, The Rotary Foundation

PRIP 2000-0


Thank you Frank! Keep them coming, we can always make room for a new member.


I received the following message from Saskia Ludwig on behalf of his friend:


I am writing you on behalf of Maximilian Rasch who is a friend of mine. My name is Saskia Ludwig. I am a Rotary Foundation Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholar for the year 2003/2004. My sponsor club is the Rotary Club Walsrode/ Germany and I will be in Los Angeles at the District 5280from March 2004 for 9 month.


Maximilian Rasch, a German citizen who is studying for his PhD in Politics at the University of Essex/ United Kingdom, is doing an internship with the Council of the European Union at the United Nations in New York from February to May 2004 and is looking for a host family in New York City. As I know that Rotarian families often take in students for a few month I told him that I will ask my Rotary advisor, Joey Komada in Los Angeles for help. She told me to write to the Rotary Club New York on his behalf. As I understood him, he would love to live in his time abroad in a Rotary family, not least to have a private contact to Americans besides his regular work. Can you tell me if this is possible? Otherwise I would be grateful if you could give me the name of a person with whom he could discuss the matter. I hope you do not mind that I did ask you for your help. I hope to hearing from you soon,


Yours sincerely,


Saskia Ludwig


if you are able to help Saskia, you can contact him at


Our Executive Director Andreas Runggatscher sent me the following warning message:


Very Important

During the next several weeks be VERY cautious about opening or launching any e-mails that refer to the World Trade Center or 9/11 in any way, regardless of who sent it. PLEASE FORWARD TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY. FOR THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW, "WTC" STANDS FOR THE


BIG TROUBLE!!!! DO NOT OPEN "WTC Survivor" It is a virus that will erase your whole "C" drive. It will come to you in the form of an E-Mail from a familiar person. I repeat, a friend sent it to me, but called and warned me before I opened it. He was not so lucky and
now he can't even start his computer!


Forward this to everyone in your address book. I would rather receive this 25 times than not at all. So, if you receive an email called "WTC Survivor", do not open it. Delete it right away! This virus removes all dynamic link libraries (.dll files) from your computer.




Thank you Andreas, it does not hurt to be extra careful.


I am now in Sweden getting ready to give my Paul Harris speech on November 17th at the Rotary Club of Huddinge, which is my fatherís old Rotary Club. As a special guest at that meeting, I will have Nils Sandstedt, who is the only surviving charter member of that Rotary Club when it was chartered almost 49 years ago. Nils, who is 86 years old, still walks 6 miles per day. Well Bill Delong of our own Rotary Club at 83, eat your heart out!


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 Veal.


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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