The Rotary Club of New York





March 2, 2003




Fellow Rotarians,


Last week I told you that I initially sent my newsletter in the evening of February 23rd. After 8 hours when I noticed that it was not delivered, so I sent it again. This time it was delivered immediately. Four days later, to my surprise, my first letter was delivered. How can it happen? I asked our Internet service company for an explanation. I am still waiting.


Our next meeting on March 4th is Police Recognition Day with Chief of Department Joseph J. Esposito as our speaker. We will also be honoring Police Officer Judith Hernandez for saving the life of Police Officer Steven Oemcke during the World Trade Center disaster on 9/11. You can read more about Police Recognition Day in the latest Bulletin on our website at (click on the link).


Our Board of Directors has approved a new membership proposal for Naim “Nick” Uresin. His suggested classification is E-business software. I spoke to Nick at length the other week about how we can enhance our Rotary Club website. Welcome to our club and lets put you to work on our website! You can read more about Nick in the Bulletin. Nick is sponsored by Mary Fischetti and David Del Monte.


The Bulletin informs us about the birthdays for Rolf Heitmeyer on March 2, William Hall, Lewis Kulik and Clarence Plummer on March 5 and Paul Schneiderman on March 9.


We are getting closer to the March 7th deadline for Group Study Team Member and Team Leader applications. We are receiving applications, but we need more of them. Rotaractors are encouraged by Rotary International to apply. You can find out more about the Group Study Exchange Program on the Internet at It is a great opportunity and Rotary International pays for the trip.


You can read in the Bulletin about the Rotary District 7230 Membership Development/Retention Seminar on Monday, March 31 at 6:00-10:00 PM at Concordia College, Brunn-Mailer Hall, Room 201, 171 White Plains Road / Route 22, Bronxville, NY 10709. The seminar is open to all of us. You can contact Matt Carlone by telephone at 914-737-0848 or via e-mail at


President Elect Greg Lynch has been traveling in South America. I received he the following message from Greg in Argentina:


Dear Matts,


I really appreciated your Bulletin this week.  I am in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Tuesday, I made up at the Libertador/Recoleta Club's Breakfast meeting. Yesterday, Thursday, I attended the breakfast meeting of the Catedral Sur Club at a great old cafe from the 19th century called Tortoni. All of the Rotarians here are very concerned for us in New York with all the news of a potential war with Iraq. 


Best regards

Greg Lynch


Thank you Greg. Enjoy your trip. I will see you in New York on Tuesday at the District Conference Meeting.


Our Rotarian Taylor Gray sent me the following very interesting information about Walgreens:




I was just reading the Walgreens annual report.  In 1956, Charles R. Walgreen Jr, the son of the drug store chain's founder, adopted the Rotary Four Way Test as the firm's set of guiding principles to guide employees to consider when making decisions about what they think, say or do.  It now hangs in the nearly 4,000 stores that Walgreens runs.





Taylor’s classification is Investment Research. As you can see, Rotary’s Four Way Test has become successful business policy for Walgreens. Taylor is also our liaison with the Rotaract Club at the United Nations.


Our Executive Director Andreas Runggatscher sent me the following important message about membership information for the new Roster:




Please mention in this weeks Bulletin' accompanying remarks that members have their data in the mail with the individual roster information, so to please look at that and inform the office of changes if necessary.





There are Rotarians all over the world, who follow our legendary Rotary Club on the Internet. I just received the following message from Christodoulos Achilleoudis at the Nicosia-Lefkothea Rotary Club in Cyprus.


Dear Matts,

Thank you very much once again for keeping me informed about the news of your Rotary Club of NEW YORK. It is great pleasure for me. Please notice that I made a link on the Internet between our Clubs. You may find some of our latest correspondence on the web address: and opening "Clubs" you click on NICOSIA-LEFKOTHEA Rotary Club (Section: Bulletin).


The reason of writing to you now is that in your last Bulletin of today (24 February 2003), which I have received just now, you refer to for my friend Past District Governor Paul Caruso and his wife Gail. I have read all you say about, and that he is now with your Rotary Club of NEW YORK. We know each other since many years, and I was welcomed not only to his previous Rotary Club of NORTH SHORE (2 times: 26 March 1998 and 11 June 1998) but also to his nice home in Staten Island. With great interest I have also read about his "fire story".


Although I have his home address, I do not have his e-mail. Please, be so kind to send me his e-mail address, in order to be able to chat a little with him.


Best wishes from Cyprus and congratulations again for the excellent work you do with the Rotary Club of New York BULLETIN.


Christodoulos Achilleoudis

Immediate Past President and

Internet Communication Officer of




Christodoulos is a great example of Rotary fellowship without limitations in distance or time.


I received the following message from Christian Amoako:


Thanks for sending us your magazine. I shall send it o all members of our club for their reading and should expect some feedback from them directly.



Christian Amoako


The power of the Internet puts the brains of millions of people together. It also puts 1.2 million Rotarians together. It does not matter where we are and when we are available. The Internet makes it possible for Rotarians around the world to instantly participate.


Don’t forget to reserve your table for our next meeting. It is important for this meeting! We expect a big crowd with standing room only. You can reserve via e-mail to our office at, or call Andreas or Ana at 212-633-1311. You can also fax in the RSVP form, which you can download at Our fax number is 212-633-1954. Princeton Club’s culinary staff will serve us London broil.


I recommend that you visit our New York Rotary website every week at You can also see a list of future speakers on our website at


Rotary is about having fun

and do good things!



Matts Ingemanson

Internet Communication Officer

The Rotary Club of New York


District 7230 Chairman

Group Study Exchange Committee


Vice Chairman

The History of Rotary Project




This newsletter has also been posted on our website at


I want to thank our Executive Director Andreas Runggatscher and his Executive Assistant Ana Rivas for working so hard 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 it on our website. They are also working very hard with the administration of the World Trade Center - Disaster Relief Fund.


In order to read the PDF file of the Bulletin-on-the-Web, you need the latest version of the Acrobat Reader (Version 5.0). If you don't have Acrobat Reader 5.0, you can download it for free from the web at:



You can find the following interesting websites at:


1.      New York Rotary Club at

2.      The History of Rotary at

3.      Rotary District 7230 at 

4.      District 7230 Group Study Exchange Project at

5.      Rotary Youth Leadership Awards at

6.      Rotary Radio every Tuesday 5-6 PM EST or 2-3 PM PST at


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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