February 22, 2004
The speaker at our next
meeting on February 24th will be John Stossel, who is a News Anchor
together with Barbara Walters at ABC’s TV program 20/20. John Stossel has
received 19 Emmy Awards and been honored five times for excellence in consumer
reporting by the National Press Club. Among his other awards are the George
Polk Award for Outstanding Local Reporting and the George Foster
You can also read
Reporter of the Week in the Bulletin written by Bonnie Mairs. Thank you Bonnie
for a detailed report! I especially enjoyed reading it here from
I often hear praise from Rotarians about the many great speakers we have at our legendary Rotary Club. The reason for this is that Larry Parks is responsible for our speaker programs. Larry is a Past Director and has been a member of our legendary Rotary Club since 1982. You can see Larry’s most current speaker list with a number of new speakers at www.newyorkcityrotary.org/Events/events.html.
Every year in February,
all Rotary District Governor Elects meet at the Rotary International Assembly
At this year’s International Assembly on 16 February, Rotary International President-elect Glenn Estess Sr. unveiled the 2004-05 theme "Celebrate Rotary." He explained to 529 incoming district governors that the new theme was inspired by the desire to celebrate in the Centennial year the ideals that Rotary's founders stood for and that over the years have influenced generations of Rotarians to do good throughout the world. President Elect Glenn expressed the following wish:
"Our first hundred years will stand as an inspiring record of men and women of all races, religions, nationalities and political creeds who have made significant contributions to creating a more peaceful world," he said. "It will be your privilege to lead Rotarians into our next century — a century in which we will Lend a Hand and Celebrate Rotary with even greater fellowship and countless acts of service."
You can read more about next year’s Rotary Theme on Rotary International’s website at www.rotary.org/newsroom/general_news.html.
Rotary International Training Leader Eddie Blender sent me the following report from the Rotary International Assembly:
Over 500 Rotarian District
Governors gathering from every corner of the world attended the International
“The future of Rotary is shrouded in expectant mystery. It is for you my new Rotary friends, to aid in the unfurling of the Rotarian destiny.”
Rotary International President-elect Glenn E. Estess Sr. introduced the theme for 2004-05 with the following words.
“On a cold February evening nearly 100 years ago, four men
gathered in a
They only knew that they needed more friends in their lives and they took a simple action toward that goal.
We are now approaching the 100th anniversary of their action -- a simple meeting between four businessmen. And when we celebrate all of the wonderful things that have happened as a result of that action, I will ask all Rotarians to join me as we embrace our theme in 2004-05 and CELEBRATE ROTARY.”
President-elect Glenn’s words were met with a thunderous standing ovation as the assembled Family of Rotary considered their roles in Rotary’s Second Century of Service. PE Glenn continued and asked that we CELEBRATE ROTARY by:
Thank you Eddie for this great report! Eddie is also a member of the Board of Directors at Rotary’s Global History Fellowship, which you can find on the Internet at www.rotaryhistoryfellowship.org. You can find more information about Eddie Blender at www.rotaryhistoryfellowship.org/committee/board.htm.
I have told you before about 83 year old
I have received
communication from Ambassador Abdullah of
Thank you Helen for your message! Let’s hope and pray that Bill will arrive home safely from this trip. I guess that the old saying still holds true. “It is difficult to teach an old dog how to sit.”
I received another message from Africa, this time from John Kirkwood in
Many thanks for the interesting newsletter - your Club certainly has interesting speakers and activities!
We continue with our
work here in
Sadly the Tofta Educational Trust has had to make the decision not to take on any students this year as the Trust is already fully extended with its current 140 students.
This was a very
painful decision as we are receiving 2000 applications from needy children
I hope that you can have a look at our website at www.lordsmeade.org
Greetings to all your members and Rotary friends.
Yours in Rotary Service
Thank you John for your
message! He once gave up everything he had in
In another expression of
world wide Rotary Fellowship, I received the following message from Gabriela
I felt so happy
meeting with all of you in Rotary Club of
I wish you are fine and working hard for your communities.
I would like to be in contact with you, and I hope to see you soon.
Dra. Gabriela Carina Ravera.-
Dra. Monica Beatriz Neffke
Neffke, Ravera & Co.
Tel: 54 11 4732-3022
Thank you Gabriella! If anyone
needs a Rotary contact in
The hardest thing about
being a Rotarian is when one of our Rotary Fellows passes away.
I have received an e-mail from Brenda Stauch on February 5, 2004, stating that Joe Stauch had passed away from Lou Gehrig's disease. I have attached her message. Brenda's address is email@example.com.
It would be nice if you would send this to those on your mailing list so that anyone in the Club who knew Joe could respond. I know that he was a member before your time. I can only tell you that he was one of the most upbeat and delightful people I have ever met. (We might also want to mention this at Tuesday's meeting, although I am not sure that people would be able to remember the rather complex e-mail address unless you provided it on strips of paper available at the door)..
Here is the message that Jim enclosed:
This is just to let you know that Joe died peacefully at home on Wednesday, 4th of February at 1 pm, after his year-long battle with Motor Neuron Disease. All the family were gathered around him at the time. As much as we grieve his loss, we are thankful that his suffering has at last come to an end, and that he has gone home to be with Jesus for eternity.
memorial service is at St.
Brenda and family
President Greg Lynch of our Rotary Club responded with the following message:
Dear Mrs. Stauch,
I recently learned of
Joe's passing. On behalf of the entire membership of the Rotary Club of
Rotary Club of
Thank you Greg for your message!
Don't forget to reserve your table for our next meeting. You can
reserve via e-mail to our office at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Andreas or
Ana at 212-633-1311. You can also fax in the RSVP form, which you can download
at www.newyorkcityrotary.org/bulletin2004/rsvp_02-24-2004.pdf. Our fax number is
212-633-1954. At our next meeting, the culinary staff at the
I have been busy here in
Sweden giving speeches about Paul Harris’ Exciting Youth at two Rotary Clubs in
Stockholm in the spirit of Celebrating Rotary’s History. The first speech was on
February 16th in English at the Rotary Club of
I also reported here in
Let’s Celebrate Rotary and its History!
Internet Communications Division
The Rotary Club of
Senior Vice President
Rotary's Global History Fellowship
Group Study Exchange
Rotary District 7230
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You can find the following interesting websites at:
2. Rotary’s Global History Fellowship at www.RotaryHistoryFellowship.org
3. Rotary District 7230 at www.rotarydistrict7230.org
4. District 7230 Group Study Exchange Project at www.NewYorkCityRotary.org/GSE7230/
5. Rotary Youth Leadership Awards at www.rotaryryla.com
6. Rotary Radio every Tuesday or at http://22.214.171.124/cart/ProductList.asp?SearchFor=Rotary+Radio&x=36&y=6
Ingemanson, Helen Reisler and Jim Thompson from the
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