The Rotary Club of New York
Our next meeting will be Fellowship Day with ourselves as speakers. We can speak to each other, about our businesses, our ideas, our committees, and ourselves. There is more information about Fellowship Day in the latest Bulletin on our website at www.nyrotary.org/Bulletin/bulletin_02-25-2003.pdf.
Ann Creo wrote the Reporter of the Week in the Bulletin about our last meeting. Ann has been a member since 1999 and her classification is Banking Commercial Lending. Ann is Vice President at Citi Group, Private Bank.† I enjoyed reading Annís description about the visitors from the Oklahoma City Rotary Club. I am sorry that I was not there to meet them. In typical Rotary fashion, they came to make up at our club. Since the World Trade Center Disaster on 9/11, there is a special bond between the Rotary Clubs of New York and Oklahoma City. The Rotary Club of Oklahoma City was also the biggest single contributor to our clubís 9/11 Fund with a $100,000 contribution.
Our Board of Directors has approved two more membership proposals. They are for Mitchell Nichtberger and Christian Baumer. You can read more about them in the Bulletin. Welcome to our growing club Mitchell and Christian!
You can read in the Bulletin that Robert Van Wateren celebrated his birthday on February 22nd. Rob has been a member of our legendary Rotary Club since 1980. His classification is Real Estate Development and his is the President of Newconn Developers, Ltd. Happy birthday Rob!
There is a write-up in the Bulletin about Past District Governor Paul Caruso started out as a member of the Rotary Club of North Shore, Staten Island in 1985. He transferred to our club last year. You can read more about Paul on our website at www.nyrotary.org/meet_our_members/paul_caruso/paul.html. He recently helped rescue people in a building fire that took place on Staten Island. You can read about it on our website at www.nyrotary.org/meet_our_members/paul_caruso/fire.html.
District Governor Nominee Don Lee, is also the Chairman of the Youth Services Committee. Don asked me to inform you about the special three-day District RYLA Retreat for young adults from around the district on March 21-23. You can read about it on our website at www.nyrotary.org/ryla/ryla_retreat_2003_02.pdf. RYLA also has a website at www.rotaryryla.com/.
Our Rotaract Club has been very successful with the preparations for their Global School Link Fundraising Party at Turkish Center, 821 UN Plaza, 2nd floor (46th St & 1st Ave) on Friday February 28th, 8PM Ė 11 PM. Rotaract President Elect Ozge Saritosun sent me a me a message saying that they have 89 RSVPs, including District Governor Bob Benson and South African Consul General Ivan Vosloo. If you would like to come to the party, you can reach Ozge at email@example.com. Maybe she can squeeze you in, even though the RSVP deadline has expired.
I also told you last week about Chuck Katzeís return from South Africa and District 9250 on behalf of our Group Study Exchange Project. I have since received the pictures from the trip. You can see them on the Group Study Exchange website at www.nyrotary.org/GSE7230/chuck's_trip.html.
Because of the snow storm last week, we have extended the deadline for Group Study Team Member and Team Leader applications one extra week to March 7th. We have been receiving GSE applications, but we need more. You can find out about the Group Study Exchange Program on the GSE Website at www.nyrotary.org/GSE7230. You can also download the application forms there.
Executive Director Andreas last week received a phone call from Ron Schoenmehl at the Rotary Club of San Diego to inform Andreas about the passing of Dan O. Henry. He was Past President of the Rotary Club of New York 1970-1971. You can read about Dan on our website at www.nyrotary.org/past_presidents/dan_o_henry/index.html.
District Governor Bob Benson recently sent out the following plea for help:
I really need your help on this one. Any of you who can give any amount of time on Saturday March 1st to help get the school desks in a container going to South Africa please let Janet DiBenedetto know at 914-923-6110 or 914-773-7376. Most of the heavy work will be done by professional movers, but we need to have extra hands just to move the desks out to the container which will be along side the current place of storage, Please let Janet know so we can organize to get this job done.
Thanks in advance,
Donít forget to reserve your table for our next meeting. You can do so 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.nyrotary.org/Bulletin/rsvp_02-25-2003.pdf. Our fax number is 212-633-1954. Princeton Clubís culinary staff will serve us a buffet lunch.
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This newsletter has also been posted on our website at www.NYRotary.org.
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You can find the following interesting websites at:
1. New York Rotary Club at www.NYRotary.org/.
2. The History of Rotary at www.rotaryhistory.org/
3. Rotary District 7230 at www.rotarydistrict7230.org†
4. District 7230 Group Study Exchange Project at www.nyrotary.org/GSE7230/
5. Rotary Youth Leadership Awards at www.rotaryryla.com
6. Rotary Radio every Tuesday 5-6 PM EST or 2-3 PM PST at http://184.108.40.206/cart/ProductList.asp?SearchFor=Rotary+Radio&x=36&y=6
7. 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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