The Rotary Club of New York




February 1, 2003





Fellow Rotarians,


The speaker at our next meeting on February 4th is the Honorable Eliot Spitzer, New York State Attorney General. He is currently the hottest politician in New York, maybe in America. His investigations of conflicts of interest on Wall Street have been the catalyst for dramatic reform in the financial services industry. His investigations of Internet companies have resulted in new privacy protections for consumers throughout the nations. His prosecutions of sophisticated white-collar crimes have resulted in some of the nationís largest fraud recoveries. I would not be surprised if Mr. Spitzer will become a serious contender in the next Governor election. You can read more about Eliot Spitzer in the latest Weekly Bulletin on our website at (click on the link to download it from our website). It is important that you make a reservation for this meeting. We expect many people. Our legendary club has seen a lot of distinguished speakers, but the anticipation of Eliot Spitzer has been electric. The expectation has the same kind of energy as before a rock show. People are coming out of the woodwork for this event. Even our District Governor Bob Benson is coming to see Mr. Spitzer speak.


Lou DiPaolo has written the latest Reporter of the Week. Lou has been a member of our club since 1979 and he is a Member of the Board of Directors. His classification is Document Copy-Digital Printing. Lou is also a retired Marine, who defended our country in Pacific during the Second World War and fought at the Battle of Iwo Jima. You can read Louís Reporter of the Week in the latest Bulletin.


During our last Christmas Holiday, I suggested jokingly that we start a Rotary Club on the North Pole. Everybody knows that would be impossible, but we did not know that there actually is a Rotary Club on the South Pole. The name is Rotary Club Base Marambio-Antartida and it was founded in 1997. It has 11 members. If you like to make up there, they meet every Wednesday evening at 7:00 PM on Base Marambio. Many thanks to the researchers at History of Rotary Project for this information. You can read more about this project on the web at I am proud to be its Vice Chairman.


Our Group Study Exchange Project is going well with increasing interest from prospective Team Members. You can find out more on the Internet at Donít miss out on this opportunity!


Donít 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 Clubís culinary staff will serve us London Broil.


I recommend that you visit our New York Rotary website every week at You can also see a list of future speakers on our website at



It is exiting to be a Rotarian.



Matts Ingemanson

Internet Communication Officer

The Rotary Club of New York


District 7230 Chairman

Group Study Exchange Committee


Vice Chairman

The History of Rotary Project




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.     Rotaryís Global History at

3.     District 7230 Group Study Exchange Project at

4.     Rotary Youth Leadership Awards at

5.     Rotary Radio every Tuesday 5-6 PM EST or 2-3 PM PST at


6.     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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