The Rotary Club of New York                                               






March 7, 2004




Fellow Rotarians,


At our next meeting on March 9th, we will have Dr. William F. Schultz as our speaker. He is the Executive Director, of Amnesty International USA and has traveled worldwide to defend and protect basic freedoms. Dr. Schultz is also an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister. He came to Amnesty after serving with the Universalist Association of Congregations (UUA). Throughout his career he has been outspoken in his opposition to the death penalty and his support for women’s rights, gay and lesbian rights, and racial justice and written extensively on behalf of these causes. He is an expert on civil and political rights in the U.S., as well as the human rights records of nations around the world. You can read more about Dr. Schultz 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 Taylor Gray, who has been a member of our legendary Rotary Club since 1999. Thank you Taylor for a great report!



Rotary’s Founder Paul Harris named our Rotary Club the Host Club of America. Since we started in 1909, we have had more than 60,000 visitors; many of them have been Rotarians from all over the world. At or last meeting, we had two visitors from Ghana dressed up in traditional clothes. President Greg in the middle is seen in this picture with Ofori Payton (left) and Nana KwetuJgyir Gyep (right).


On Thursday this week, about 15 members of the Rotary Club of New York will travel to Italy for 10 days. I received the following message from President Greg:


Dear Matts, 


An historic Friendship Exchange between the RC Milano Aquiliea and New York Rotary will take place from 3/11 to 3/21 in Italy (Lombardi Province).  On 3/15, we will be dinning in the Gran Duomo Hotel in Milan in the formalization ceremony.  About 15 members of New York Rotary will be in attendance, and it will be my responsibility as President of Club #6 to help solemnize the occasion.   I will be presenting a check in the amount of $5,000 as our second year contribution to our join clubs' effort to combat the buruli disease in West Africa


Best regards,


Greg Lynch


Rotary Club of New York


Thank you Greg, please continue to keep us informed with e-mails from Italy.


I received the following message from Rotary International Trustee Andy Chande, who visited our Rotary Club last November 4th:


Dear Matts


Thank you for keeping me au fait with the activities of the Rotary Club of New York through your omnibus email. I find them interesting and enjoy very much reading them and look forward to continue to do so.





Sir Jayantilal K Chande, KBE


Rotary Foundation

P O Box 9251

Dar es Salaam


Tel. +255 22 2863196

Fax +255 22 2863822


Thank you Andy, the power of the Internet makes it easy to stay in touch, even though we are on different parts of the globe.


New York Rotary Director David Del Monte has announced the 1st Annual Rotary Club of New York Retreat on Saturday, May 8th, at the Grand Plaza Hotel, White Plains. We can join our fellow Club members in creating a vision and plan for the 2004-05 Rotary year. You can find out more information on our website at or call David at (212) 360-2283.


Our Board of Directors has approved Sumio Sone as a new member. Sumio is the President of Motion Planet, Inc... Welcome to our legendary Rotary Club! You can read more about Sumio in the latest Bulletin


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 Veal.


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



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 or


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.


In order to read the PDF file of the Bulletin-on-the-Web, you need Acrobat Reader Version 5.0 or later. If you don't have Acrobat Reader, you can download Acrobat Reader 6.0 for free from the web at:



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.


You need Windows Media Player to listen to Rotary Radio. Windows Media Player is included with Windows Millennium and Windows XP. If you use Windows 95 or Windows 98, you can download Windows Media Player for free from Microsoft.


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