The Rotary Club of New York                                               






April 5, 2004




Fellow Rotarians,


Our next meeting on April 6th will be Rotary Scholars Day. It is a great opportunity to meet our Rotary Scholars. The most powerful way to promote international understanding and peace is the exposure to different cultures. You can read more about Rotary Scholars Day 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 Takako Johnson, who became a member of our legendary Rotary Club in 1989. Her classification is Real Estate – Office Leasing. Thank you Takako for your report!


On March 19, 2004 at the Grand Hotel Duomo in Milan, New York Rotarians celebrated an evening with our fellow Rotarians at the Rotary Club of Milano Aquileia. There were 150 Rotarians from Milan present and from our club the following members had come all the way from New York: President Greg Lynch, Immediate Past President Silvio Amori with wife Margaretha, PDG Paul Caruso with wife Gail, Board Director Giorgio Balestrieri, Roberto and Massimiliano Mattei, Scarlett Pildes and Executive Director Andreas Runggatscher with wife Monica. You can read more about this event on our website at There are also many pictures.


The Board of Directors has approved two new members. They are Jacob Letowsky from JP Morgan Chase and Florence Chenowth from United Nations FAO Office in New York. Welcome to our legendary Rotary Club! You can read more about them in our latest Bulletin.


One of President Greg Lynch’s goals is that all our members participate in the Paul Harris Fellowship program. He offers a Paul Harris Fellowship for half the cost. You can read about Greg’s offer at on our website at


Rotary International President Jonathan Majiyagbe’s theme this year is “Lend a Hand.” I understand that to mean that we try to lend as many hands as possible. Our Rotary District 7230 is now lending two hands:


The first project is to help cure Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus (MNT). District Governor David “Sully” Sullivan sent me a letter about it that you can on our website at You can contact Joan Fyfe via e-mail at or Kirsten Edstrom at


The second project is to help children in Africa, who suffer from AIDS. You can read the letter from Two Times Past District Governor Chuck Katze on our website at You can contact Chuck via e-mail at or by telephone 914-633-3790. Give him a call, Chuck loves to get phone calls.


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 Fresh Trout. Unfortunately, I will miss this delicacy, because I am in Washington, DC for the whole week, but I plan to make up at the Rotary Club of Washington on Wednesday. It is, like the Rotary Club of New York, one of the oldest Rotary Clubs in the world. I look forward to visit them. You can read more about the Rotary Club of Washington on Rotary’s Global History website at You can also read about our own legendary Rotary Club on the same website at There is also information about the first 100 Rotary Clubs in the world at


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


As I finished writing this newsletter, I received the following message from Executive Director Andreas Runggatscher. It was written by New York Rotary Director Lou DiPaolo:


Dear Andreas,


Carl Ficke called and asked that our NY Rotarians get the news that Howard MacPherson fell and broke his hip. He is now recuperating with a hip replacement at       

30 CRAGMERE ROAD, BOX 248                                                 
(845) 357-1230     


Carl asked that we remember Howard in our prayers and send our get well cards to him at the rehab center. Could you get this information to Matts for online mail and also add it to the next Bulletin.






An additional request:


Carl and Howard are both Honorary Presidents of our NY Rotary Club. Could you add them to our weekly Bulletin mailing list by Carl's special request? He is 90, Howard is 100! If you don't have their home addresses please let me know.  Thanks again,


Lou DiPaolo                                               


Let’s hope and pray that Howard will have a speedy recovery, so that he can get back to living his next 100 years. Please send me Howard’s and Carl’s e-mail addresses, so I can include them in our mailing list. You are never too old to use the Internet!



Rotary is about having fun

and do good things!



Matts Ingemanson


Internet Communications Division

The Rotary Club of New York


Acting Chairman

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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