The Rotary Club of New York






Fellow Rotarians,


Rotary International Past President 2000-2001 Frank Devlyn came to our meeting on November 12 and impressed us with his talk about Polio Plus, Avoidable Blindness and his book "Frank Talk". We have a new page on our website with many pictures from Frank’s visit at


Global Civil Society Champion Sylvan Barnet is Rotary International’s Alternate Representative to the United Nations. He is also a member of our legendary club and we call him Barney. Rotary is the most senior Non Governmental Organization accredited at the United Nations and Barney has represented Rotary to the UN for many years. You can read more about Barney at


The speaker at our next meeting is Dr. Robin Blackburn, who is Distinguished Professor at the Graduate Faculty of the New School University. You can read about Dr. Blackburn in the latest Bulletin on our website at


My fellow Swede Erik Enroth has written a great Reporter of the Week (in the Bulletin). He became a member this year. Erik’s classification is International Investments – Sweden. Erik and I are currently planning a future Sweden Day at our Rotary Club.


I would like to wish happy birthday to our members David Del Monte on November 23rd, Arcadio Casillas on November 24th, Kaan Soyak on November 25th and Peter Brizard on November 26th.


Our Past Director Larry Parks, who has brought us many great speakers, has himself given an interesting and controversial interview to Financial Sense Online. Larry just wrote me the following message:


Dear Matts:


Last week I gave an interview to Financial Sense Online that outlines how our pensions and savings could disappear as a result of corruption and dishonesty in our monetary system.


Writes Christopher J. Andrews, a listener: "You interview was incredible and has changed my perspective forever."


It may change yours, too.


For the interview, which requires Real Player, click on:


For more about Financial Sense Online, click on:


Best Regards,


Larry Parks

Executive Director


Foundation for the Advancement of Monetary Education

Box 625, FDR Station

New York, NY 10150-0625


Tel: 212-818-1206

Fax: 212-818-1197





Our traveling goodwill ambassador Bill De Long (83 years old) is out on new adventures. He left New York as soon as his beloved baseball team New York Mets bit the dust. I received the following message from Past President 2001-2002 Helen Reisler about Bill:


Dear Mrs. Reisler,

Bill asked me to send you an e-mail. He arrived at Leipzig from Minsk on Saturday and had a good journey. He is ok.

Bill hopes that all will be ok with Mil, he is thinking about him very much.

Bill is living this week in Eilenburg, a little town around 30 km from Leipzig, where the flood has destroyed much of houses. There he is working these days.

On Saturday we showed our work und visited a nursing home for seniors in Leipzig. On Sunday he had a sightseeing tour in Leipzig.

This evening Bill will visit one Rotary club in Leipzig, on Wednesday he will visit another Rotary club in Leipzig.

If you want to contact him you send an e-mail to my address.

Sincerely Carmen Gellwitz

Kreisverband Leipzig e. V.
Heinrichstraße 9
04317 Leipzig
Tel. 03 41/6 49 54-1 20
Fax: 03 41/6 49 54-2 00



Our International Division has its next breakfast meeting on Wednesday November 20th at 8:30 am. This month's topic will be "The Worldwide Flows of Narcotic Drugs." The guest speakers are: Vincent McLean and Lucie Hvbkova, UN Office of Drugs and Crime, New York (HQ is in Vienna). 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.


Don’t forget to submit your ballots for our Election Day at the next meeting!


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 Baked Scrod Filet at our next meeting.


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



Rotary is a worldwide fellowship!



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.


In order to read the PDF file of the Bulletin-on-the-Web, you need the latest version of the Acrobat Reader (Version 5.0). If you don't have Acrobat Reader 5.0, you can download it for free from the web at:



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.


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.


Click here to download Windows Media Player