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December 8, 2003





Fellow Rotarians,


The speaker at our next New York Rotary meeting on December 9th will be Greg Palast. He is the author of the New York Times Bestseller The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, which is about the New World Orderís robber barons. You can read more about Greg Palast in the latest Bulletin on the Internet at (click on the link).


President Greg has written an article about when he and other members our legendary Rotary Club last week served a pre-Thanksgiving dinner at the Veteranís Home in East Harlem for veterans of service in the United States military. You can find Gregís article on our website at You can also find Gregís other contributions at


I received the following message from Past District 5690 Governor Geri Appel in response to Gregís article last week:




I just have to tell you how much I enjoy reading the NY6 newsletter.  I especially have enjoyed reading President Greg's stories.  He's a great writer with such fun, interesting stories to tell.  Please pass my thanks and appreciation to him.  I could certainly relate to this week's musings about being President of the club and balancing both it and our job!




Thank you Geri for your kind message! Geri lives in Kansas and is also very active in Rotaryís Global History Fellowship, which you can find on the web at


Past President Helen Reisler sent David Wankoff the following thank you note for his roll in organizing the Pre-Thanksgiving dinner for the Veteranís:


Dear David,

Thanks for coordinating such a wonderful project. You described it perfectly. It was such an uplifting experience to see and feel the sincere appreciation of the veterans. I kept picturing them in their foxholes during the war---this is the least we can do for them. I was proud to be part of it.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving.


Thank you Helen for your message!


Kola Badejo has written a detailed Reporter of the Week in the Bulletin about our last meeting. Thank you Kola, for a very good report. Kola has been a member of our Rotary Club since 2002. His classification is International Relations and he works at the United Nations as a Political Affairs Officer.


Executive Director Andreas Runggatscher has written his Year End Summary And Outlook On 2004 in the Bulletin, which summarizes the first six monthís of the fiscal year of the Rotary Club of New York. You can read Andreasí full report in the Bulletin.


The Bulletin also thanks Past President Richard Sainburg for introducing the Gift of Life project to our Rotary Club during his presidency in 1997-1998. Dick is also thanked for his current work as a Trustee of the New York Rotary Foundation and historian of the Rotary Club of New York.


The Bulletin reminds about the next UN International Breakfast meeting of the International Service Division of the Rotary Club of New York on Wednesday, December 17th at 8:30 am. You can read all about it in the Bulletin and on our website at Donít forget our new reservation policy. You can e-mail our office for more information at with a copy to Josef Klee at or send a fax to (212) 633-1954.


The Board of Directors approved Besir Ustaoglu as a new member of our legendary Rotary Club. Besir is President ofMasterson International and his suggested Classification is Marketing Consultant. Welcome to our club Besir! He is sponsored by Kayhan Civelek. Thank you Kayhan for bringing us a new member!


The Fraternite Notre Dame is requesting that we gift-wrap and label with age and gender the gifts for under-privileged children. They need gifts for ages 4-18. Please bring the gifts to our luncheon on December 9th or on our Holiday party on December 16th. These gifts will be distributed by us New York Rotarians at the Fraternite Notre Dameís soup kitchen Christmas party for Children and at the Harlem Christmas tree.


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 Breast of Chicken.


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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