April 12, 2004
The speaker at our next meeting
on April 13th will be Anne Applebaum. She is a columnist and a
member of the editorial board of The
This week’s Reporter of
the Week in the Bulletin is written by Voy Sobon, who recently became a member
of our Rotary Club. Voy was born in
Werner Kobelt, who has
been a member of our legendary Rotary Club since 1959, has also come to
This is the last time
that I will write about Werner’s birthday, because I will resign from writing
My next rotation in Rotary Service will be as Chairman of Rotary’s Global History Fellowship during next year. I recently became Acting Chairman when the current Chairman and Founder Jack Selway’s called me, because his doctor had advised him to reduce his heavy workload. Thank you Jack for your great service to Rotary History! You will always remain the Founder of Rotary’s Global History Fellowship.
Rotary’s Global History Fellowship has a 1,300 page website at www.RotaryHistoryFellowship.org. It is also an approved Fellowship by Rotary International and I am proud to say that it is the best information resource about Rotary History on the Internet.
When Rotary International President Elect Glenn Estess announced his Presidential theme “Celebrate Rotary,” he stated his wish as follows:
"Our first hundred years will stand as an inspiring record
of men and women of all races, religions, nationalities and political creeds
who have made significant contributions to creating a more peaceful
world," he said. "It will be your privilege to lead Rotarians into
our next century — a century in which we will Lend a Hand and Celebrate Rotary
with even greater fellowship and countless acts of service."
There are many interesting facts about Rotary’s History on the History Fellowship website like for example:
Information about the life of Paul Harris at http://rotaryhistoryfellowship.org/presidents/1910harris/paulharris/.
Information about Rotary International’s Past Presidents at http://rotaryhistoryfellowship.org/presidents/.
Famous people, who joined Rotary at http://rotaryhistoryfellowship.org/history/famous/
Rotary International President 2000-2001 Frank J. Devlyn said the following:
Rotary's Global History Fellowship is an instrumental tool for those forward-thinking people who wish to learn from our history, in order to guide our future.
There are 1.3 million Rotarians around the world in 31,000 different Rotary Clubs. When we Rotarians visit any of these clubs, we are always welcome as friends. How have we become the Rotarians we are today? You can find the answers to these questions and many other questions by looking at the History of Rotary.
I recently received the following message from Rotary International Trustee JK (Andy) Chande:
6th April 2004
Mr Matts Ingemanson
Rotary’s Global History Fellowship
I am glad to read the information which you have brought out in your omnibus email of 5th April relating to Rational Rotarianism and the President’s news. It is always good for the Rotarians to learn about work of their founders.
Keep it up.
Thank you Andy! Let me assure you that the leadership and the members of Rotary’s Global History Fellowship are committed to give our full support to Rotary International when it celebrates the Rotary Centennial.
The latest Bulletin informs us about the President’s Dinner Cruise on board the Mystique. It will take place on Wednesday, May 12 at 6 PM. You can read more about it in the Bulletin.
I received the following
message from Walt Jenkins, who is Chairperson of the
Dear Follow Rotarians,
For many years Rotary has been very active in sending large solar cooking ovens to deforested countries in the developing world. Thousands of people have benefited from the efforts of hundreds of Rotary Clubs on 5 continents that have been involved in Sun Oven projects. If you have not had the opportunity to see one of these ovens in action I would like to invite you to a Sun Oven demonstration that will be occurring in
The oven will be on display as part of Central Parks Earth Day Celebration from 11 am to 4 pm. The Earth Day Celebration will be near the Great Hall on the
Phone: (630) 778-0125
Service Division of the Rotary Club of New York will meet next time on
Wednesday, April 21st. Sylvan M. Barnet, Jr., Chair RCNY Intl.
and Rotary International Alt. Representative to the UN and Giorgio H. Balestrieri, Director and Board Liaison has issued the following announcement:
The next meeting of the International Service Division of the Rotary Club of
New York will be Wednesday, April 21 at the German Permanent Mission to the
UN, at the top floor restaurant on First Avenue (between 48th and 49th Streets),
from 08:30 to 09:45 AM.
One year after the first address on the subject by the Deputy Permanent
Representative of Germany to the United Nations Ambassador Hanns Heinrich
Schumacher, this month's topic will be again on Iraq:
Our guest speakers will be
Minister Plenipotentiary Michael Freiherr von Ungern-Sternberg
The registration is at 08:30 and the meeting will start at 08:45 AM. Kindly
let us know (before the end of Monday, April 19 if you or your guests desire to
attend our breakfast by sending an e-mail to the Rotary Club of New York at
"email@example.com" copy to Fellow Rotarian Joseph Klee at
"firstname.lastname@example.org" or send a fax to (212) 633-1954. The cost of the breakfast is $18 payable
by Credit Card (via e-mail to email@example.com) or cash at the entrance.
Since seats are limited, kindly be advised that your reservation is not
Yours in Rotary,
Sylvan M. Barnet, Jr.
Chair RCNY Intl. Service Division
Alt. Representative to the UN
Giorgio H. Balestrieri
Director and Board Liaison
International Service Division
The Rotary Club of
You can also read this announcement on our website at http://www.nyrotary.org/int_service_div/int_service_div.html
Tom McConnon has written
a report from the last International Service Division meeting. You can read it
on our website at www.nyrotary.org/int_service_div/Anne_Kerre.htm.
Tom has also become a Member of the Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of
I received the following message from John Kirkwood in
I would like to draw your attention to the fact that we now have a web-site at www.lordsmeade.org . There is also a facility for donating online, and this will also gain you a 501C3 tax deductible receipt.
Hope you enjoy the
web-site - it was kindly put up by Rotarian Philippe Lamoise in
The College continues to grow, and we have just received our first 'O' and 'A' level results - all the students passed - some with excellent grades that will take them higher.
We continue to be inundated with requests for assistance, which sadly we are not able to do due to our current funding levels.
If you would like to assist a child orphaned by HIV / AIDS and give him / her a better future, we will be glad to hear from you.
Yours in His Service
Keep up the good work John! He sold everything he had 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
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!
Internet Communications Division
The Rotary Club of
Rotary's Global History Fellowship
Group Study Exchange
Rotary District 7230
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You can find the following interesting websites at:
2. Rotary’s Global History Fellowship at www.RotaryHistoryFellowship.org
3. Rotary District 7230 at www.rotarydistrict7230.org
4. District 7230 Group Study Exchange Project at www.NewYorkCityRotary.org/GSE7230/
5. Rotary Youth Leadership Awards at www.rotaryryla.com
6. Rotary Radio every Tuesday or at http://220.127.116.11/cart/ProductList.asp?SearchFor=Rotary+Radio&x=36&y=6
Ingemanson, Helen Reisler and Jim Thompson from the
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