The Rotary Club of New York




April 6, 2003





Fellow Rotarians,


Our next meeting on April 8th will be Rotary Scholar’s Day with Mark Baer as the speaker. He was a Rotary Scholar at the London School of Economics in 1995 and after his graduation he is having a successful business career. You can read more about Scholar’s Day and Mark Baer in the latest Bulletin on our website at (click on the link).


New York Rotarian Erik Enroth wrote a very interesting Reporter of the Week in the Bulletin. Erik’s classification is International Investments Sweden. He joined our legendary Rotary Club in 2002. Erik and I were both born in Sweden and we are planning a Sweden Day at our club with a target date this fall. I will keep you informed about it as it gets closer.


The Bulletin has a write-up about our new member George King III. Maybe we should call him King George III. All jokes aside, you will find the information about George impressive. Welcome to the fellowship and camaraderie of our club!


Our Board of Directors has approved Vito Rago and Irvin Kishner as new members. You can read more about them in this week’s Bulletin.


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.


The Bulletin also tells us about the Rotary Leadership Institute on April 12th all day. Incoming club officers should attend as well as club directors and committee chairs. Registration should be sent to John Alfano. There is a $60 per student fee.


I recently received the following message from District Governor Bob Benson:




Rotary International called yesterday with the news that our grant has been approved. This means that in just a few days almost $90,000 will be available to begin the process of providing hundreds of school children in Africa with a decent place to learn. My heartfelt thanks goes out to all of you who contributed to this project. Education is the key to the future, and you will have been part of its enhancement in that section of the world.


Bob Benson

District Governor


The money is for our District School Project to improve schools in Rotary District 9250, which includes South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana and Swaziland. We have our Group Study Exchange Project with the same district. While the GSE Project with District 9250 will complete this year, the School Project will continue for many years. The Rotarian in charge is Past District Governor Chuck Katze. Chuck and I have lately been speaking together at a number of Rotary Clubs in the District to promote the partnership with District 9250. Chuck speaks about the School Project and I speak about the Group Study Exchange. If you would like Chuck and me to speak at your Rotary Club (in District 7230), you can either contact Chuck at telephone number (914) 633-3790 or me at telephone number (212) 675-8282.


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 a Rotary Scholar’s Day Buffet.


I recommend that you visit our New York Rotary website every week at You 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.


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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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