February 9, 2004
The speaker at our next meeting on February 10th will be Joye Wagner, who is Regional Recruiter for the Peace Corps. Joye obtained her M.A. in International Affairs at Columbia University (SIPA), with an emphasis on International Science and Technology Policy. Before joining the Peace Corps’ staff, Joye worked in international media as a production coordinator for ABC’s 20/20 and World News Weekend. You can read more about Joye Wagner in the latest Bulletin on the Internet at http://ussterilizer.com/bulletin_02-10-2004.pdf (click on the link).
Don’t forget 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
There is also a lot of interesting information in the Bulletin including Charo De Pretti’s report about our last meeting, with four color photos.
Bill Curry, who is on the Board of Directors of Gift of Life, sent me the following information about the 10th Anniversary of Gift of Life in our District 7230.
Dear NY Rotarians,
"While the Rotary
I would like to remind you about the District 7230 Gift of Life Dinner Dance to be held at the Westchester Marriott in
For more information contact Gilda Chirafisi at 718-548-5859 or me at 914-828-8640.
I hope to see you next Valentine's Day.
In Rotary Service,
Thank you Bill, you are doing a great job with Gift of Life. I appreciate getting updates about the latest activities.
The memory from
Mr. Eric Enroth
Invest in Sweden Agency
885 Second Ave., 45th Fl
New York, N.Y. 10017
Dear Eric and Matts:
Thank you for hosting last week’s fun and informative “Swedish Day”.
With some assistance from the wine and Absolute, the donated airline ticket
helped our Club’s raffle raise $501. This will help to fund our service
It was a delicious lunch and a fun filled afternoon!
Thanks for the update Tom! He has been a member of our legendary Rotary Club for less than a year and is already busy raising money by managing our Club Raffle. Tom’s classification is Mechanical Contractor and he is President of Thomas Refrigeration, Inc.
I received another manifestation of Rotary’s worldwide fellowship
with the following message from Louis Piconi, who was Rotary International Vice
President during 2000-2001:
I really do like the
Please do keep up the great work!
Rotary Club of Bethel-St. Clair
Please help fulfill the commitments to the Polio Eradication
Rotarians don't seek personal happiness - they create it for others!
Thank you Louis for your message. Please come and visit our Rotary
Club next time you are in
Rotary is gaining additional prominence through the following act
founder Paul Harris is among more than 70 outstanding
When completed, "The Extra Mile" Volunteer Pathway will feature bronze medallions with a likeness of each honoree, a description of his or her achievements, and/or a quotation. Each of the medallions will measure 42 inches (more than 1 meter) in diameter. Dedication is planned for mid-2004.
The RI Board of Directors has approved a project to facilitate the construction of the Paul Harris medallion, which will be placed in a block of granite set into the sidewalk. An effort is under way to raise US$50,000 toward the cost of the monument.
"More than 1.7 million visitors are expected to see the Pathway each year and the medallion will remain there in perpetuity, creating a wonderful public relations opportunity for Rotary International," according to RI Vice President Frank C. Collins Jr. and Past District Governor Jack B. Blane, co-chairs of the project, in a letter addressed to all U.S. district governors, RI general officers, and The Rotary Foundation Trustees.
The Points of Light Foundation, initiator of the program, believes that the memorial will help promote the spirit of volunteerism among visitors who walk along the pathway.
details are available from the official memorial Web site. Contributions
toward the special tribute to Paul Harris may be made by check only to Points
of Light Foundation, c/o PDG Jack B. Blane,
I noticed that Jack Blane is one of the co-chairs for this project. Jack visited our Rotary Club last year on April 29th when he on behalf of Rotary’s International Polio Eradication Fundraising Committee picked up a $100,000 check from the New York Rotary Foundation for Polio Plus. You can read more about Jack’s visit to our Rotary Club on our website at www.NYRotary.org and www.nyrotary.org/Foundation/RI_News_Basket_21May_2003.htm.
I just received the following information from our District 7230 Webmaster Ted Nygren about the upcoming Rotary District Conference:
There is information
on the website regarding our District Conference in
Click here for the reservation form (PDF, 105K). The prices quoted on the form are for the land portion only and do not include air or sea transportation. The complexities of such fares just boggle the mind and many of you have expressed various ways of obtaining your air transportation.
questions concerning the Conference can be directed to the Conference Chairman
@ 1-887-523-6303. This year the Rotary celebrates 80 years of service to
Thank you Ted for the information! I just saw Ted’s father Glen
Nygren earlier this morning. Glen is of Swedish heritage, but despite this he
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 http://ussterilizer.com/rsvp_02-10-2004.pdf. Our fax number is
212-633-1954. At our next meeting, the culinary staff at the
Rotary is about having fun
and do good things!
Internet Communications Division
The Rotary Club of
Group Study Exchange
Rotary District 7230
Senior Vice President, "History Ambassador"
& Depts. General Manager
Rotary's Global History Fellowship
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3. Rotary District 7230 at www.rotarydistrict7230.org
5. Rotary Youth Leadership Awards at www.rotaryryla.com
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