March 29, 2004
It is with great sadness that I am obligated to inform you that
On March 24, 2004, our
Club lost a member very dear to all who knew him.† William Austin Hall was an architect of some
repute, founder of the Hall Architectural Partnership and with a family name so
uniquely suited to his chosen profession.†
Bill became a member of the Club in 1981.† His classification was Professional Architect.† When I first joined the Club some ten years
ago, i regularly ran into Bill on the way to our, then Thursday, meetings.† Bill was well educated and well informed,
particularly about the neighborhood we shared.†
His practice was on
Bill Hall was a quiet,
elegant gentleman.† He was also a
contributor to our Club activities and to building our
In November 2003, I asked Bill to act as Chairman of our Clubís Sunshine Committee, which acts as the good shepherd in reaching out to members who may not be coming to lunches due to illness or otherwise.† Sometime later, I received a most elegant letter from Bill, saying he did not have my heart in the assignment.† Only after the holidays, did I realize that Bill himself was one of those who, because of his illness, required some looking after.† After that we spoke regularly on the phone.† Three weeks before his passing, I had a brief chat with Bill at our regular luncheon meeting.† I could not have imagined then that we were saying goodbye.
Rotary Club of
March 25, 2004
Thank you Greg for your kind words about Bill. You can also find Gregís message on our website at www.nyrotary.org/president_greg/william_hall.htm. In the last 12 months of his life, Bill Hall contributed not less than three Reporters of the Week for the Weekly Bulletin. You can find these issues on the Internet at the following links:
President Greg has also
written an article to the Presidentís Page about when he visited the Clipper
Ship Stad Amsterdam at our
Our next meeting on March 30th will be Fellowship Day with each of us as speakers. We can speak to each other about ourselves, our businesses, our ideas and our committees. We can also speak to a new member or bring a guest to experience our fellowship. It is a perfect opportunity for chair people to meet with their committees and to report committee progress at the microphone. You can read more about our next Fellowship Day in the latest Bulletin on our website at www.nyrotary.org/bulletin2004/bulletin_03-30-2004.pdf (click on the link).
This weekís Reporter of the Week in the Bulletin is written by Matthew Salerno, who became a member of our legendary Rotary Club in 2001. His classification is Architecture - Management. Thank you Matt for a very good report!
Our Board of Directors has approved Sumio Sone as a new member. Welcome to our Rotary Club! Sumioís Suggested Classification is TV Production. You can read more about Sumio in the latest Bulletin.
The 1st Annual
Rotary Club of
Helen Reisler, who is
Past President of the Rotary Club of New York and District 7230 Governor Nominee,
has sent me two messages that she received. The first message is from Jon
Singer at the Tenafly Rotary Club in
My name is Jon Singer, and I am a member of the Tenafly Rotary Club. Thank you for reviewing the following, and for sharing this information with members of your club.
My sweet seven-year-old daughter Rebecca and I will set out on April 2nd in a Maserati (generously provided for the event by Maserati North America), with the goal of visiting twenty Borders and Whole Foods Market locations throughout New Jersey and New York City in a twenty-four hour period - "The 20 Store Twenty-Four Hour Tour for Autism" - to raise funds, and to symbolize the need to quickly find help for individuals and families affected by autism.
These events are a follow-up to our August 2002 cross- country trek that kicked off The Drive for Rebecca, an effort named for my daughter Rebecca who has a rare genetic disorder that causes autistic tendencies. Since that time, we have raised over $100,000 to help advance medical research, support several autism education and advocacy programs and help establish a new school.
New York education autism programs that will benefit from our efforts include EDEN II, Genesis and NYCLI.
We would appreciate your help in getting the word out to members of your club, to use the flyers in Borders Books stores and to come out and greet us as we finish our trip in NYC on Saturday April 3rd in the morning.
All Borders and Whole
Foods stores in
We will be at the
Whole Foods store on 24th & 7th around 9am and will conclude our trip with
visits to Borders and Whole Foods stores at the new
Borders is planning benefit days for April 2nd and 3rd, where 15% of purchases accompanied by a special flyer will be donated to benefit
For Rotary members in need of books, CDs or DVDs, flyers can be downloaded from our web site, and it would be wonderful if they could be circulated at your next Rotary on Tuesday March 30th before our drive:
Thank you for anything that you can do to let other Rotarians know about these upcoming events, for circulating the flyers and for whatever you can do to rally Rotary members to meet us for our local events.
Drive For Rebecca
201 567 3699
Building better lives for
children with autism (TM)
The second message that
Helen sent me is written by Major David Sebuck, who is stationed in
I'm Major Sebuck,
Executive Officer of Mihn Tran's former unit currently in
Major David Sebuck
Executive Officer, CSSG-11 (FWD)
Thank you Helen for
sending me this message, it shows how humanitarian our soldiers in
I received the following
message from Mark Lane-Jones, who is President of
Dear Matts Ingemanson
Carl Berentsen and Mike Lakin have given me your name.
I am the current
president of the
I will be traveling with my wife Mary and two other club members. In a few days time I hope I can send you electronic details of our project which is one that will definitely happen.
We actually arrive at
JFK on 11 April to do a couple of days sightseeing and if possible visit your
club though I'm not sure when you meet and I know its over Easter there.
We will probably travel to
Hope to be able to contact you or your fellow members.
Thank you Mark for your
message, I hope that you will visit our Rotary Club on Tuesday April 13th
at 12:00 PM before you leave for
I also received the
following message from Rotarian Bertram Andrews in
It is such a pleasure to hear such wonderful news emanating from your club. I had the good fortune of visiting your club toward the end of May into early June last year and still harbor pleasant memories of that treasured occasion.
I remember fondly when your pianist who is also a Rotarian played the Canadian National Anthem in my honor.
It is obvious that yours is an extremely busy club and I can read through your e-mail submissions, the joy you derive from apprising the members of the many activities going on in and around the membership.
Continued good luck to you and you team and your efforts and kindly accept my thanks and appreciation for keeping me up-dated.
Yours in Rotary.
Thank you Bert for your
greeting, please come and see us again when you are in
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 www.nyrotary.org/bulletin2004/rsvp_03-30-2004.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 having fun
and do good things!
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