The Rotary Club of New York                                               





March 22, 2004




Fellow Rotarians,


Last week, we had Mark Mix, President of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation as our speaker. The speaker this week on March 23rd will be Bruce Raynor, who is President of UNITE, which is a union representing more than 200,000 workers in North America. Now that we have heard Mark Mix last week, it will be interesting to hear the other side of the issue from Bruce Raynor. Many thanks to Larry Parks, for putting together such interesting speaker programs. You can read more about Bruce Raynor in the latest Bulletin on our website at (click on the link).


This week’s Reporter of the Week in the Bulletin is written by Rosemary Clemens, who has been a member of our legendary Rotary Club since 1999. Her classification is Public Health Management. Thank you Rosemarie for a good report!


I told you before about the trip to Italy by a number of members from our legendary Rotary Club. I have since received this picture from Italy:



It was taken with a mobile phone camera and e-mailed to me directly from that phone. It is the perfect toy for people on the run. From the left is Past District Governor Paul Caruso, Future New York Rotary Director Scarlet Pildes, Paul’s wife Gail and President Greg Lynch. I can see that it is warmer there than here in New York.


Past New York Rotary President and future District Governor Helen Reisler has been busy last weekend. She sent me the following message:


Dear Matts,


I would like to share another wonderful Rotary experience I had on Saturday. Once a year The Rotary Club of Pleasantville hosts "The Westchester Wine Experience."  Since I had missed the last 3 years I decided to attend this event and do some wine tasting. When I got to the Pleasantville Campus of Pace University, which is so accessible from all the areas of our District #7230, I could not believe the scene I came upon. Hundreds of people were parking cars and drifting into the building where the event took place. There were guides all over and a bus was available for those who preferred not to walk.


Two large rooms were abuzz with excitement. There were numerous tables, each with a selection of the best wines, as well as gourmet food samples from various restaurants. Each table had a host who answered any questions we had while we were giving our palates a most delightful experience. A band added to the festive atmosphere and I met many Rotarians from other clubs as well as interesting people from various walks of life. Jay Michaels, Host of WFAS-FM radio was taking in the scene while interviewing people. 700 people ate, drank, and hobnobbed and the proceeds went to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.


The Rotary Club of Pleasantville has 50 members and this very successful event, which was run in such an orderly manner, could never have happened without full team spirit and participation. President Dan Sweeney, PDG and Chair of WWE Janet DiBenedetto and all the members of this spirited club deserve many thanks for all their hard work and for setting an example of Rotary Fellowship.


Next year I am bringing all my friends and I encourage you to bring all of's an impressive afternoon!


Helen Reisler

Rotary Club of New York


Thank you Helen for letting us know about this exciting event in our Rotary District 7230. Let us know when they do it again.


Don't forget to reserve your table for our next meeting. 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. At our next meeting, the culinary staff at the Princeton Club will serve us Beef Bourguignon.


I recommend that you visit our New York Rotary website every week at or  You can study the history of the Rotary Club of New York at You can read every Bulletin since 2001 on our website at We have previous issues of the Newsletter at



Rotary is about having fun

and do good things!



Matts Ingemanson


Internet Communications Division

The Rotary Club of New York


Senior Vice President

Rotary's Global History Fellowship


Chairman 2002-2004

Group Study Exchange

Rotary District 7230



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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 have also been working hard with the administration of the World Trade Center - Disaster Relief Fund.


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You can find the following interesting websites at:


1.                New York Rotary Club at and


2.                Rotary’s Global History Fellowship 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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