I have so far given my speech about Paul Harris to three Rotary
Clubs and it has been different every time. You can read about my previous and
future Paul Harris speaking engagements on the
Christíl Dullaert, who recently joined our legendary Rotary Club, wrote the Reporter of the Week in the Bulletin about our last meeting. Thank you Christíl, for a detailed and well written report about John Whiteheadís speech.
The Bulletin has a picture from when Dieter Beintrexler and his corporation RZB Finance were inducted into our Rotary Club under our corporate membership rules. Welcome to our legendary Rotary Club Dieter!
The Bulletin also
informs us that our Board of Directors has approved Sung K. Min as a member of
the Rotary Club of
The Bulletin reminds us 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!
Jim Morita, who is Honorary President, Past Director and Past Trustee of our legendary Rotary Club, gave a great speech during the Evening of Harmony at the National Arts Club on October 17th when he as Co-Chairman of the Paul Harris Committee awarded Paul Harris Fellowships to Past Presidents Helen Reisler and Ed Gray. I asked Jim for a copy of his speech and he was very kind to send it to me. You can read Jimís speech on our website at www.nyrotary.org/meet_our_members/jim_morita/paul_harris_award_speech.htm.
Allison Alessi, who has been a member of our Rotary Club since 1998 sent me the following message about her mother Karen Alessi, who is President Elect of the Rotary Club of Lake Stevens/Granite Falls in Washington State:
The Rotary club that my mother will be the president of next year is organizing a Rotary Cruise Fundraiser. If you or anyone you know is interested in taking a cruise, take a look at the link below.
Phone: (212) 535-1232
Fax: (212) 535-2605
Allison, if you send me your motherís e-mail address, I can put
her on our
David Stillman, who is Senior Officer of the United Nations Public Private Alliance for Rural Development, has sent me notes from their latest meeting on October 27th, where many Rotarians were invited, including Rotary International Representative to the UN Bob Coultas, Rotary International Alternate Representative to the UN Sylvan Barnet, Past District 7230 Governors Chuck Katze, Paul Caruso and Bob Benson, New York Rotary President Greg Lynch, New York Rotary Past President Silvio Amori, New York Rotary Director Giorgio Balestrieri, New York Rotarians Natalie Hahn and John German. It was an important United Nations meeting with great Rotary participation. You can read the notes from the meeting on our website at www.nyrotary.org/united_nations/notes_from_27_oct_2003.pdf.
Rotary International Past President Frank Devlyn sent me the following message, where he informs us about his latest project. It is a follow-up book to his previous book Frank Talk, which has become a world-wide Rotary success:
As you probably may know by now, I am once again working with David Forward on what will be my new book on Rotary. In this second book I will be trying to give ideas on how clubs can effectively have good membership retention as well as on different methods that clubs have found to reenergize themselves. Therefore, I am requesting that you send me a comment on these two subjects so as to include your own experiences and ideas both in my upcoming book and on my personal website at www.frankdevlyn.org where others have already posted their comments.
I will appreciate it if you could take the time to share your views which Iím sure will be of benefit to the world of Rotary.
Un abrazo from your amigo in Mťxico City.
Frank J. Devlyn
Trustee, The Rotary Foundation
With a second book in the works, Frank may become Rotaryís second most prolific book writer after Paul Harris.
Don't forget to reserve your table for our next meeting. You can
reserve via e-mail to our office at email@example.com, 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_11-04-2003.pdf. Our fax number is
212-633-1954. At our next meeting, the culinary staff at the
By the way, one of the challenges of speaking at Rotary Clubs is to finish the meal before it is time to speak. If I have not finished my meal when it is time for me to speak at our next meeting, I may need to ask President Greg to keep on with his introduction of me until I am finished with the meal.
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