April 26, 2004
speaker at our next meeting on April 27th will be Alair Townsend.
She has been the Publisher of Crain’s
New York Rotary President Greg Lynch has written an article in the memory of our member Howard MacPherson, who recently passed away at the respectable age of 100 years. You can read Greg’s article on our website at www.nyrotary.org/president_greg/knowing_howard.htm.
This week’s Reporter of the Week in the Bulletin is written by Nick Uresin, who joined our Rotary Club in 2003. Thank you Nick for a very good report! Nick’s classification is E-Business Software and he is the President of Amazia, Inc.
The Bulletin has a whole
page about the President’s Dinner Cruise on board the Mystique, which will start
on Wednesday, May 12 at 6 PM. The departure is from the
You can read in the
Bulletin about the
The Bulletin announces
the birthdays for Christ’l Dullaert on April 27th and Gian Carlo
Treggi on April 30th. Happy Birthday to both of you! Christ’l is now
working hard on making the upcoming
Our Board of Directors
has approved Jordan Stojanvoski as a new member of the Rotary Club of
You can also read in the
Bulletin that Past President Ed Gray invites us for a bridge game in his new
apartment building at
Our Newsletter is read
by Rotarians around the world. An example of this is the following message that
I received from Ron Wilson in
I was very interested in your article on the awards for Fire-fighters, so much so that I suggested to our President Elect, that we should look at instituting a similar program in Western Australia, to which she has tentatively agreed.
I said I would contact you and see if you could send me all the details and forms etc that your club uses to setup and process this program.
I am on broadband so can handle large files if you wish to send them via email.
PP Ron Wilson,
Rotary Club of Swan Districts,
493 Gt. Eastern H'way,
Greenmount. W.A. 6056.
'Phone: 61 8 9294 2530
Fax: 61 8 9294 2753
Thank you Ron for your Request. I recommend that you contact our Executive Director Andreas Rungatcher via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Andreas is the Maestro of these events and I am sure that he can help you with information.
is now gearing up for its Centennial celebration. I received the following
message from Past Rotary International Director Dan Mooers about a major event
As you may know, Centennial President Glenn Estess is kicking off his year as RI President by holding three "Founders' Recognition Days and Celebrations." These will be held at
Because the events are taking place so near the beginning of the new Rotary year, I think it important to begin getting the word out about these events.
I am not certain what is planned for Crestwood and
The Founders' Recognition Days honoring Hiram E. Shorey will begin in
At Noon on Friday, there will be an Intercity Rotary Meeting, hosted by the Rotary Club of
Following the luncheon, at 2:30 P.M., President Glenn will be planting of Centennial Tree in honor of the Founders of Rotary, at the Rotary Grove, on the Eastern Promenade,
On Saturday, July 24, 2004, the venue changes to
Immediately following the memorial service, a Historical Marker at Shorey’s Birthplace will be unveiled by President Glenn. That ceremony will be followed by the Dedication of the "Hiram E. Shorey Family History Center & Library" at the
With all the formalities out of the way, President Glenn and Mary, beginning at about 12:30 P.M., will enjoy with the residents of Litchfield and with Rotarians from near and far a "Celebration of Rotary" and the Rotary Centennial at the Litchfield Fair Grounds, Plains Rd. “A Family Cookout”, it will be featuring Bean Hole Baked Beans and delicious food from around Maine prepared by different Rotary clubs and local organizations. There will be Fellowship, games, music, rides and fun for children of all ages. The focus of the Family Cookout will be on children, with a farm animal petting zoo, donkey and pony rides, cotton candy, popcorn, and a few rides and games for the younger children. Live entertainment will fill the afternoon with music and the opportunity to share Rotary with a lot of non-Rotarians will punctuate the afternoon. There will be no charge for this event, although donations for food and rides will be accepted by the various involved clubs and organizations. Advance notification of planned attendance is requested.
Rotarians from over 15 states and several countries already have made reservations for the events in
I hope you will begin putting information about these events in your club and district newsletters, and encouraging all Rotarians to participate in these important events as we kick-off Rotary's Centennial year.
We hope to see you at Founders' Recognitions Days in July.
Past Rotary International Director
Chair, Founders' Recognition Days Honoring Hiram E. Shorey
Dan Mooers played an important part in our legendary Rotary Club’s history when he after 9/11 in 2001 sent a message urging us to open an account and collect money for the victims of 9/11. Dan was at the time the Assistant to the President of Rotary International. The result of Dan’s request was that our Rotary Club raised approximately $1.5 million from Rotarians around the world for the victims of 9/11. This became the most successful Rotary Club fundraiser in Rotary’s 100 years history. You can read more about it on our website at www.nyrotary.org/wtc_disaster/wtc_disaster_page.htm.
Dan told me recently in a telephone conversation that the incoming Rotary International President Glenn Estess would like us to learn more about the original four Rotarians, who met on Dearborn Ave, Chicago in Room 711 on February 23rd, 1905.
Rotary’s Global History Fellowship at www.RotaryHistoryFellowship.org has information about the four original Rotarians at the following locations:
You can also find out about the original meeting place at http://rotaryhistoryfellowship.org/711/
I have received additional
messages from Rotarians with comments about my decision to resign from writing
CONGRATULATIONS on a fantastic job with our
The Rotary Club of
District Governor Nominee
Rotary District 7230 (2005)
Thank you Helen for your kind message, we created Rotary History together after 9/11 in 2001. I now look forward working with you in Rotary’s Global History Fellowship, documenting and informing about Rotary’s History.
I received the following message from Past District Governor
Doug Thistlewhite in
I would like to take this opportunity for the incredible work you put into the weekly Rotary club New York's bulletin and especially the coverage given on the Group Study Exchange Teams and the enormous grant towards furthering education in District 9250, which has been an outstanding achievement. I hope your successor keeps me on his mailing list and you and I must not loose contact, as over the last three years you have via email and the bulletin become a very close friend to me in Rotary.
Thanks for your friendship
Past District Governor
Rotary District 9250
Thank you Doug for your message, our relationship continues with the South Africa AIDS Plus Program, where Past District Governor Chuck Katze is the Chairman with an Advisory Council consisting of Rotary International Alternate Representative Sylvan Barnet, Past District Governor Bob Benson, Past District Governor Janet DiBenedetto, Past District Governor Glen Nygren, Rotary Club of Upper Manhattan President Neil O’Connell, South African General Counsel Ivan Vosloo (your protégé), Don Hubert and myself. As Group Study Exchange Chairman, I promoted the vision of an ongoing Rotary Partnership between the Rotary Districts 7230 and 9250. I am glad to see that this vision is coming true.
Don't forget to reserve your table for our next
meeting. You can reserve via e-mail to our office at email@example.com, 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_04-27-2004.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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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
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