At our next meeting on March
9th, we will have Dr. William F. Schultz as our speaker. He is the Executive Director, of Amnesty
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 www.nyrotary.org/bulletin2004/bulletin_03-09-2004.pdf(click on
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
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
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:
An historic Friendship
Exchange between the RC Milano Aquiliea and New York
Rotary will take place from 3/11 to 3/21 in Italy
(LombardiProvince). 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.
Rotary Club of New York
Thank you Greg, please continue to keep us informed with e-mails from
I received the following message from Rotary International Trustee
Andy Chande, who visited our Rotary Club last November 4th:
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
Sir Jayantilal K Chande, KBE
P O Box 9251
Dar es Salaam
Tel. +255 22 2863196
Fax +255 22 2863822
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 http://www.nyrotary.org/retreat
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 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_03-09-2004.pdf. Our fax number is
212-633-1954. At our next meeting, the culinary staff at the Princeton
Club will serve us Veal.
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
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
- 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 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.