March 14, 2004
The speaker at our next meeting on March 16th will be Mark Mix, who is President of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation. It is a 2.2 million-member public policy organization, and the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation litigates on behalf of employees whose rights have been violated by compulsory unionism. The foundation is currently representing over 150,000 workers in 325 cases across the country. Mark Mix is a sought after speaker on political technology and lobbying tactics. He became active in public policy and after graduation worked for several Right to Work groups as an independent lobbyist prior to taking his current position as President of the Nation Right to Work Committee. You can read more about Mark Mix in the latest Bulletin on our website at www.newyorkcityrotary.org/bulletin2004/bulletin_03-16-2004.pdf (click on the link).
This week’s Reporter of the Week in the Bulletin is written by David Zeller, who has been a member of our legendary Rotary Club since 2000. His classification is Computers – Consulting. I was out-of-town last week on a business trip, so I especially enjoyed reading David’s report about our last meeting.
The Bulletin informs us
about the next meeting of our International Service Division on Wednesday,
March 17, 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. Our guest
speaker will be Anne Kerr, Chief of Programming Coordination and Partnerships
Division of Sustainable Development of the UN Department of Economic and Social
Affairs. Her topic is “Stemming Poverty in the World’s 50 Poorest Nations.” You
can RSVP by sending an e-mail to Joseph Klee at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or by sending a fax to our office fax (212) 633-1954. The cost of the breakfast
is $18, payable by credit card (via e-mail to email@example.com) or cash at
the entrance. Since seats are limited, reservations are not refundable. You can
read more about the International Service Division meeting in the Bulletin or
I received the following
message from one of our members Behrooz Behbudi, who lives in
I hope this note finds you all happy and prospering this March 2004. I am writing to inform you of my email address change to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please feel free to contact me at 604.218.4036 or my assistant Marilyn at 604.782.9728. I look forward to further communications with you all in the year ahead.
With best regards,
Dr. Behrooz Behbudi
By the way, Behrooz is a very interesting person. You can read more about him our website at http://www.nyrotary.org/meet_our_members/behrooz_behbudi/index.html.
Last year, we had our
Group Study Exchange project with Rotary District 9250, which includes
I should like to report briefly as follows on the implementation of MG 22865:
- Kungwini Early Learning Centre, Pretoria : The project has been completed and a special function will be held on 25 March to 'inaugurate' the upgraded Centre to be known in future as The Kungwini Sunflower Early Learning Centre. Two photographs attached:
- There are two projects still in the early stages of implementation
- Owing to the fact
that some of the schools did not need their full allocation, a ninth school has
been added for upgrading, namely The
Yours in Rotary
Chris Pretorius Project Co-coordinator
As you can see, the District 9250 Rotarians are busy Lending a Hand to their fellow human beings. I believe that compassion for others is what unites Rotarians around the world. It does not make sense to be a Rotarian unless we have compassion.
Jack Selway, who is the Chairman and Founder of Rotary’s Global
History Fellowship was the speaker at the Rotary Club of
Thank you for letting
me know about Jack Selway's serious medical condition. I understand that
he took a serious fall in
Please keep Jack and Sherry Selway in your thoughts and prayers.
The Rotary Club of
Thank you Greg for your message!
I called Jack to congratulate him on his amazing recovery as soon
as he returned from the hospital. He sounded tired, but was otherwise perfectly
normal. His main complaint was that he was still not cured from his sinus
infection. Well, I guess that doctors know how to perform brain surgery, but
they still don’t know how to cure the common cold. I suggested to Jack that he
allows himself a lot of rest. Knowing him, I am not sure that he will. Today, Jack was back in action sending out the following
message to Rotarians around the world:
Dear Fellow Rotarians and Friends,
We ask that you “Lend a Hand” to celebrate Rotary history by joining Rotary’s Global History Fellowship. We are creating a resource which is free to anyone with access to the internet. Currently our website contains several thousand articles on the history of Rotary. There is a need for hundreds of Rotarians in nearly as many positions to continue this work. http://www.joinrghf.org is where to visit to join our effort.
Reaching all Rotarians with the philosophy of Rotary is our mission. We have nearly a century of our history of fellowship, tolerance and service which will be “beneficial to all concerned” and which will certainly add to our centennial celebration. Today, we offer a Paul Harris quote prepared by the chairman of the centennial convention which we hope you’ll enjoy.
Yours for Rotary’s History,
Chairman and Founder
Rotary’s Global History Fellowship (An Internet Project)
Neither snow nor rain nor storms or even brain surgery will stop Jack from getting his message out to Rotarians around the world.
In contrast to the happy
conclusion of Jack’s surgery, I recently received the following very sad
message from David Fish in
I think I got on to your mailing list in September 2001 when I was World Community Service Chairman for our district Members wanted to know how they could help in the horrific aftermath of the events of 9/11.
You talked about 529
District Governors Elect attending
Any Rotary visitor
there or to any event in that sector of
Unhesitatingly, she replied: "Yes, Youth Exchange!" Rotary, individuals and the local community, not to mention their family, are suffering a huge loss.
Yours in Rotary fellowship,
R C of Bolsover
30 Brockley Avenue
T +44 (0) 1246 241230
F +44 0 870 705 8201
Thank you David for your message. One thing that I have learned about Rotary is that in addition to the many happy fellowship experiences it brings, it also brings great sadness when we lose one of our Rotary Fellows.
Don't forget to reserve your table for our next meeting. You can
reserve via e-mail to our office at email@example.com, 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_03-16-2004.pdf. Our fax number is
212-633-1954. At our next meeting, the culinary staff at the
I recommend that you visit our
Rotary is about Lending a Hand!
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://126.96.36.199/cart/ProductList.asp?SearchFor=Rotary+Radio&x=36&y=6
Ingemanson, Helen Reisler and Jim Thompson from the
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