December 1, 2003
I am late with this newsletter, because I have been busy transferring all my computer information to a new computer and it is probably the closest computer equivalent to a brain transplant. It leaves the door wide open for Murphy and his famous law. I am glad that I am finished with that. There is so much to report about the activities before the Holidays of our legendary Rotary Club.
The speaker at our next
President Greg has contributed “Take this Job and Love It” a new
article for the President’s Page. It describes what Greg has to deal with as
President of the Rotary Club of
www.nyrotary.org/president_greg/president's_page.html. You can also find Greg’s previous contributions at www.nyrotary.org/president_greg/trapped.htm.
Rotary International Trustee Andy Chande, who visited our Rotary Club on December 4th, wrote President Greg the following message:
28th November 2003
Rotarian J Gregory Lynch
Rotary Club of
This is just a short note to tell you how much I enjoyed my attendance at the meeting of your Club on 4th November. I found your talk on Paul Harris quite interesting.
I hope you will find my suggestion on retention of membership helpful.
With greetings to you and members
Following is Greg’s response to Andy:
It was good of you to write. We very much enjoyed your
visit and your words about the Foundation. The
Greg Lynch, President, NY6
Thank you Andy for your kind
comment about my Paul Harris talk. When I was in
This weeks Bulletin has a lot of information including pictures about our Foundation Day last week. You can read about Past President Ed Gray’s and Bill Currie’s success with Gift of Life of Life, which was first introduced to the Rotary Club of New York by Helen Reisler and subsequently fostered by Bill Currie and others. You can find out more about Gift of Life on the Internet at www.giftoflifeinternational.org/. Past president Ed Gray has been a major donor to Gift of Life. Ed has saved the lives of many children and he always does in such a quiet and low key fashion. He received a plaque at our last meeting in appreciation for his great deeds. Congratulations Ed!
The Bulletin informs us
that the goal for the
Tom McConnon reported
that he was able to purchase a cast iron stove that the Fraternite Notre Dame’s
urgently needed for their holiday baking. Tom was supported by the
Leading the “Care packages for our troops” project are Scarlett Pildes and Jim Thompson. Crossroads Publishing will donate 80 books to the care packages that our Rotary Club will be send on December 10th. You can contact Scarlet and Jim about care package donations for our troops.
There is a picture in
the Bulletin of David Zeller when he visited his long time friend Ralph Pope,
who was Executive Director of the Rotary Club of
The Bulletin informs us
that the next UN International Breakfast meeting of the International Service Division
of the Rotary Club of
The Bulletin announces the birthdays for Joachim Bartels on December 3, Mozart Ishizuka on December 8, Bernhard Fabricius on December 12, David Zeller on December 19, Charles Smithers on December 20, Art Auslander on December 21, Tadashi Hattori on December 23, Guenther Greiner on December 23, Jim Morita on December 24, David Wankoff on December 25 and Tsuguo Endo on December 26. Happy Birthday to all of you!
It is time again for the
Fraternite Notre Dame’s yearly
Our Rotaract Club at the
United Nations are also participating in Fraternite Notre Dame’s Holiday
Project with their Toy Drive on Friday, December 5th from 9:00 pm to
1:00 am at the Plantain Tapas Bar Restaurant Lounge at 20 West 38th
Street, New York with DJ and Cash Bar. Dinner Reservations can also be
accommodated. The admission fee is an unwrapped toy or $5 without a toy. This
makes you feel like a kid again for Christmas. Please RSVP by December 3rd
John German, who was the speaker at our legendary Rotary Club on February 18th this year, has since then become a Rotarian and joined our club. John is doing an event with our Rotaract Club and I received the following message from Rotaractor Petra Fendt:
Child Soldiers - December 9, 2003. In addition, as just discussed with John German, please find below a short summary of the Project Child Soldiers in the course of which we will be watching the documentary followed by an informal discussion and exchange of minds. We have asked John to join us this evening to be able to answer any specific questions that might come up.
Thank you very much for your consideration
October 6, 2003, the award-winning film "Child Soldiers" was
apparently in its first public showing anywhere in the
German, Director, Non-Profit Computing, a non-governmental organization and
member of Rotary
is about 55 min long and is described as follows: This eye-opening documentary
focuses on the plight of children who have been recruited to fight in civil
wars and armed conflicts in
One of the tasks listed in the catalogue as to what groups and individuals can do to help to raise the awareness of the issue of child soldier; worldwide is to see the video "Child Soldiers" at a gathering or meeting followed by facilitated Q and A and discussion. Therefore, fulfilling the task is quite simple: watching the movie and sharing our views with each other!
Location – Date
You can see that our Rotaractors are full of great spirit and energy. Thank you John for helping them out.
I just received the following message from Lou Piconi, who was Rotary International Vice President 2000-2001:
Goodness, you have a great newsletter! I enjoy reading it every week. Thank you for keeping me on your mailing list.
Happy Holidays to all!
2000-01 RI Vice President
Thank your Lou! We will be our pleasure to keep your name on our mailing list.
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Ana at 212-633-1311. You can also fax in the RSVP form, which you can download
at http://ussterilizer.com/rsvp_12-02-2003.pdf. Our fax number is
212-633-1954. At our next meeting, the culinary staff at the
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