Club of New York
February 2, 2004
The speaker at our next
meeting on February 3rd will be Ethan A. Nadelmann, who has been the
Executive Director of Drug Policy Alliance,
New York City, since 1994. He
received a B.A., J.D., and Ph.D. in Political Science at Harvard University
in 1987. He holds a Masters degree in International
Relations from the London
School of Economics. From
1987 to 1994 he served as an assistant professor of politics and public affairs
at the Woodrow Wilson of Public and International affairs at Princeton University.
He has also appeared in radio and TV programs, including ABC’s
Nightline, a Ted Koppel Special Report, NBC’s Today Show, NBC Nightly News,
CBS’s 48 Hours, CBS Morning News, Larry King Live, CNN Headline News, CNN
Crossfire, Rivera Live, The Charlie Rose Show, William F. Buckley’s Firing Line,
and the MacNeil/Lehrer news hour. You can read more about Ethan Nadelmann’s impressive background in the latest Bulletin on the
Internet at http://ussterilizer.com/bulletin_02-03-2004.pdf (click on the link).
The room was packed during Sweden Day last Tuesday. The
members of our legendary Rotary Club had a lot of fun. Rotarians usually leave
immediately after the meeting ends at 1:30 PM, but on Sweden Day most
members continued to stay for up to an extra half hour. Nobody was in a hurry
to leave. You can read more about Sweden
Day and look at the photos on the New
York Rotary website at www.nyrotary.org/sweden_day/index.htm.
There were 11 bottles of Absolut Vodka and 11 bottles of Swedish Aquavit from
O.P. Anderson at Sweden
Day, which is a total of 5.5 gallons of hard liquor for our 110 participants.
Fortunately, we did not drink it all and to everybody’s credit, nobody needed
assistance to leave the meeting. It was a great event. Thank you all for
Our German pianist Volker Detering sent us the following message
Matts, Erik, Greg,
Thanks for the great
party. I had to take a nap in the afternoon! Guess why. The event really helped
to improve the image of Sweden,
as a funny, friendly, smart business people with a sense for good food and
liquor. I also really like the Swedish anthem; it's one of the most beautiful
melodies I know. I hope I get a chance to visit Sweden one day. Well I guess I
first need to become Rotary president and win the raffle all the time!
Volker Detering, President
Event Me Inc., New York
Tel. (212) 477-2707
Cell (917) 501-6761
G e t I n v i t e d.
Thank you Volker, I especially appreciate your comments, because it
is your profession to arrange promotional events.
I received the following message from Kirsten Edstrom, who is
President of the Rotary Club of Metro New
York and of Swedish ancestry. She grew up in Minnesota:
It was so nice to see
you and Sundra at Sweden
day; we thought the phonetic rendering of the drinking song was hilarious - did
you come up with it?
Rotary Club of Metro New York
Thank you Kirsten, It was nice to see you at the meeting. I was
the one, who suggested that we sing the Swedish drinking song “Helan Går during
Day,” but it was Erik Enroth, who found the phonetic rendering of the Swedish
text. The text and music for “Helan Går” is now available on our website at www.nyrotary.org/sweden_day/helan_gar.pdf.
I want to thank Erik Enroth for his tremendous work in organizing Sweden Day.
Without Erik’s help, Sweden
Day would not have been possible. Erik is also thanked in our latest Bulletin
with the following words:
We would like to praise Rotarian
Erik Enroth, Executive Director at Invest in Sweden
Agency, for putting together Sweden Day. It was a successful and
very well organized event.
Taylor Gray, who has been a member of our
legendary Rotary Club since 1999, wrote an excellent report in the Bulletin
from our last meeting. Taylor’s
classification is Investment Research! You can also read Taylor’s report on our website at www.nyrotary.org/sweden_day/index.htm
I recently experienced another manifestation of Rotary’s world wide
fellowship when I had my annual eye exam last Friday. The medical assistant asked
me if I had any alcohol, drug or medical problems. I told her no, but I also told
her that last Tuesday I drank more alcohol than normal at our Sweden Day. She
immediately grinned from ear to ear and told me that her 82 year old father in
has been a Rotarian for many years. So during my eye exam, we had a great
conversation about Rotary. There was an instant bond between us.
The Bulletin announces that Gamal Badr celebrates his birthday on February
8th. Gamal is a lawyer, who was born in Egypt, where he
was involved in developing the present Egyptian law so that it was compatible
with both modern western and traditional Islamic laws. After that he became the
head of the Algerian Supreme Court, when Algeria became independent. I asked
Gamal, why did they pick somebody from Egypt for that post? His response
was that the Algerians did not have anybody qualified at the time, so he helped
them to get started. Most important of all, it was Gamal, who introduced our
current President Greg Lynch to Rotary. Happy birthday Gamal!
The Bulletin informs us
that the next meeting of the International Service Division of the Rotary Club
of New York will take place on Wednesday, February 18th, at the German Permanent Mission to the UN,
top-floor restaurant on First Avenue (between 48th and 49th
Streets), from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. The guest speaker for the day will be Mr.
Robert Leigh; the topic is volunteerism and the U.N. You can read more about it
in the Bulletin and on the New York
Rotary website at www.nyrotary.org/int_service_div/int_service_div.html.
of weeks ago, we had a visit by Gabriela Carina Ravera, who is a Rotarian from Argentina. She then
went to Rome
where she met with New York Rotary Director Giorgio Balestrieri. Greg just
received the following message from Gabriela:
Dear Greg Lynch and
I felt very happy the
last January 6th, with you and all of members of your club.
Mr. Carlos Bergantinos
invited me to your Club. I had spent a wonderful meeting, and I had an
opportunity to make friends.
The last week I spent
a good time with Mr. Giorgio Hugo Balestrieri in Rome.
Now I am coming back
I will arrive on Friday. I wish to say Thank you so munch to be near you and my
Rotarians friends of Rotary Club of New
Neffke, Ravera &
Dr. Gabriela Carina
Ravera (Attorney of law)
198-26 Epsom Course
Alsina 94 1er. Piso -
1642 - San Isidro - Buenos
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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
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