The Rotary Club of New York





April 28, 2003



Fellow Rotarians,

Our legendary Rotary Club has had many impressive speakers and our next meeting on April 29th is no exception. The speaker will be the Honorable Charles Barron, who is City Council Member in New York City. You can read more about Council Member Barron in the latest Bulletin on the Internet at (click on the link).


Also at our next meeting, the New York Rotary Foundation will donate $100,000 to the Rotary Polio Plus Program. Leading representatives from Rotary International and District Governor Bob Benson will be there.


The Group Study Exchange Team from South Africa will also attend our next meeting and I will have the opportunity to introduce the team to our members. Many distinguished members of our Group Study Exchange Committee will also be there, including District Governor Bob Benson, Past District Governor Chuck Katze, District Governor Nominee Don Lee, South African Counsel Ivan Vosloo, Past Assistant District Governor Neil OíConnell, New York Rotary President Elect Greg Lynch and Rotary Club of the Bronx Past President Jim Romeo. It will be a great opportunity to meet our Group Study Exchange Committee Members in person.


On behalf of the Group Study Exchange Committee, I want to thank the New York Rotary Foundation and its Chairman Mort Eydenberg for the Foundationís contribution of $2,000 to our Group Study Exchange Program.


Jim Thompson has written the Reporter of the Week in the Bulletin. Jimís classification is Security Services Residential. He is Senior Security Consultant at ADT. Jim became a member of our legendary Rotary Club in 1999 when he transferred from his previous Club in Staten Island, where he is Past President.


You can also read in the Bulletin about new disbursements of $60,000 from the New York Rotary 9/11 WTC Disaster Fund. There is more information about this fund on the Internet at, including a full accounting of Grants Disbursements with Descriptions at


The Bulletin reminds us about the upcoming Rotary Jazz Cocktail Party at the Cornell Club on April 28th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. David Dingle and Silvio Amori are organizing this event. There is a special page about the event in the latest Bulletin.


The second week with the District 9250 GSE Team has been successful thanks to Helen and David Bowers from the Rotary Club of Somers. Helen has taken many photos of the GSE Team and put them on the web at the following links:


The 9250 Group Study Exchange Team Arrives! 4/11/2003 at


Easter Sunday in New York City at


Visit to the Rotary Club of Somers at


A South African Sabbath Dinner 4/25/03 at


My wife Sundra and I participated in the South African Sabbath Dinner for the GSE Team together with District Governor Bob Benson and his wife Doris and many other Rotarians. We had a great time. Many thanks to Helen and David for inviting us! Thatís what Rotary Fellowship is all about.


You can find out everything about our GSE program on the GSE website at


The GSE team has been transferred to New York City where Greg Lynch and Neil OíConnell will be the coordinators.


The Rotary District 7230 Conference is coming up next weekend from May 2nd to May 4th. President Elect Greg Lynch is the Chairman for the event. Greg has a busy week, because he does this in addition to his responsibilities that week for the GSE Team from South Africa. What a great Rotary commitment!


By the way, Greg just sent me the complete Conference Program, which you can see on the web at It will tell you everything you need to know about the District Conference.


You can also download the Registration Request Form from our District website at I want to thank our District Webmaster Ted Nygren for making the Registration Request Form available. You can visit the District website at It has a lot of interesting information about our District.


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. Princeton Club's culinary staff will serve us Lamb.

I recommend that you visit our New York Rotary website every week at can also see a list of future speakers on our website at

Rotary is about having fun

and do good things!



Matts Ingemanson

Internet Communication Officer

The Rotary Club of New York



Group Study Exchange

Rotary District 7230


Ambassador of History

The History of Rotary Project




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


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 are also working very 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 the latest version of the Acrobat Reader (Version 5.0). If you don't have Acrobat Reader 5.0, you can download it for free from the web at:



You can find the following interesting websites at:


1.      New York Rotary Club at

2.      The History of Rotary 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.


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