The Rotary Club of New York





March 24, 2003




Fellow Rotarians,


The speaker at our next meeting on March 25th will be Edwin Vieira, Esq. He is President of the National Alliance for Constitutional Money. He is the author of Pieces of Eight, The Monetary Powers and Disabilities of the United States Constitution. Edwin Vieira’s speech has the promise of being very interesting. Please RSVP, reservations are a must. You can read more about Edwin Vieira in the latest Bulletin on our website at (click on the link).


Taylor Gray has written a very informative account of our last meeting in Reporter of the Week in the Bulletin. Taylor has been a member since 1999. His classification is Investment Research and he is the Executive Vice President at Analytic Asset Management, Inc.


Our Executive Director Andreas Runggatscher has written a historic piece in the Bulletin, where he announces that our legendary club for the first time in many years has reached the 200-member mark and is heading for even more members. The main credit for this achievement goes to President Silvio Amori, and the Co-Chairs of the Membership Committee Lilian Coury and David Del Monte. Great Job by all three of you! You can read more about it in the Bulletin. It looks like President Silvio’s great membership growth will become a major part of his legacy in our club history.


The Board of Directors has approved 4 more applicants for membership. They are Kayhan Civelek, Joseph Scelsa, Paolo Vannini and Michael Faillace. Welcome to our growing Rotary Club.


We have two birthdays coming up. They are for Harshad Shah on March 29th and Ted Andrews on March 30th. Happy Birthday to both of you!


The Bulletin also has a copy of a thank you letter from Deputy Police Commissioner Fredrick J. Patrick where he gives a heartfelt thank you to the Rotary Club of New York for our Police Recognition Day on March 4th.


As the Chairman of the Group Study Exchange Committee, I am very proud to announce the District 7230 Group Study Exchange Team Members that are going to visit South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana and Swaziland. The team members are:


Viki Tola

Ellen Jara

Hadas Kushnir

Katherine Chung

Kirk Williams


The Team Member Alternate is:


Lila Paul


The Team Leader is:


Peter Grunthal


The Team Leader Alternate is:


Pauline Augustine


You can read more about the team members on the GSE website at Our GSE team represents the best young professionals that New York and Bermuda has to offer. I believe it is the best GSE team in our district history. I would like to thank our Group Study Exchange Committee for having done such a great job and I would like to thank the Rotary Clubs in our district for having responded so overwhelmingly to our request for team candidates.


I recently received the following messages about a historic event in Rotary. Gift of Life, which receives great support from our club is going to become a program of Rotary International:




Monday (St. Patrick's Day), March 17, 2003


Past Rotary International Vice President, Abraham I. Gordon, announced during his keynote speech at the District 7230 PETS conference in Atlantic City, that Rotary International President Elect Majiyagbe has recognized GIFT OF LIFE to be a program of Rotary International on it's Task Force for health concerns.


This is great news for those of us who have promoted GIFT OF LIFE within Rotary for these many years. It is especially important now, so that GIFT OF LIFE, International may solicit Rotary Clubs & Districts throughout the world to become active in this life-giving project.


Daniel J. Nalven,

Chairman, GIFT OF LIFE District 7230

Secretary, GIFT OF LIFE, International.



Dear Dan, 


Congratulations on the recognition provided to Gift of Life and its designation as program of Rotary. This is, indeed, a well-deserved recognition. It reflects the tireless efforts of Barbara and yourself.  We are also duly proud of the contributions of Bill Currie and Helen Reisler.  It is anticipated that with this recognition, the path is clear for the redoubling of the efforts of Rotary Club of New York and District 7230 in the marvelous service to the children and youth of our World Community.  Thank you for your faith and dedication. 


Yours in Rotary, 

Greg Lynch

President Elect, Rotary Club of New York


Many Rotarians around the world read our Newsletter and I receive greetings from Rotarians all over the world to our legendary Rotary Club. Here are the most recent greetings:


You may also wish to bring Greetings from the Rotary Club of Belfast


Our Club continues to thrive


Trevor Hinds

District 1160 Membership Services Chairman



Thank you for the interesting message

Best Wishes

Pres. Lyn Clarke, Rotary Club of Haenertsburg Dist.9250. South Africa



Dear Matts,

Thanks for including me on the mailing list for you Rotary club. I read with interest your weekly reports.  I was wondering if you would e-mail me those speakers whom you have felt that have been the most interesting ones. I am looking for speakers on Rotary related issues for District conference in September.


Thanks so much.


Betsy Kopstein

District 7210

District Governor 2001-2002


Thank you Trevor, Lyn and Betsy! In response to Betsy’s request, I would like to say that all our speakers have been interesting. You can out find more about each one of them in the Bulletin Library on our website at From there you can select the speakers with the subjects that are most interesting to your district.


Past District Governor Gerard Rijntjes from the Netherlands has the following request to Rotarians in our club and district:


Dear Rotarian friend,


I am looking for a man or woman between 20-30 years old and who will write a short text about New York. His or her text will be a part of a book in which also other young people write some pages about the town they live in. The meaning of the book to think about the future.


It is not an edition of Rotary but I was Governor in 1999-2000 (district 1570) so you understand that the basic is positive.


For the next towns there are young people busy: Nagasaki, Sao Paulo, Warsaw, Moscow, Jakarta, Amsterdam, Athens, Skopje, London, Johannesburg and Mexico-city. I miss till now NY and that is impossible, especially now. All those young people do it for nothing convinced they are of the purpose. There will be a Dutch edition and in next year there will be an English one. 


If you have found a person, give me his or her name and e-mail number and I will give "instructions" for the contents.


Thanks for everything you do, all the best (especially now), your Rotarian friend,


PDG Gerard Rijntjes

Vergiliuslaan 4

3584 AM Utrecht

The Netherlands



Please contact Gerard, if you are able to help him with this very interesting project.


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. Princeton Club’s culinary staff will serve Grilled Chicken.


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


Ambassador of History

The History of Rotary Project




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.


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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