The Rotary Club of New York






Fellow Rotarians,


Our next meeting on May 18h will be Hungary Day with Dr. Gabor Horvath, who is the New York Consul General of the Republic of Hungary. Ambassador Horvath was elected Spokesman of the Year by the Hungarian News Agency in 2000. He is also a regular guest speaker at the Council of Foreign Relations. You can read more about Ambassador Horvath successful background in the latest Bulletin on our website at (click on the link).


This week’s Reporter of the Week is written by Thome Nicocelli, who joined our Rotary Club earlier this year. Thomas’ classification is International Health Care Administration and he is Latin America Multinational Manager. Thank you Thome for a good report!


You can see pictures in the latest Bulletin from when District Governor Elect Don Lee visited our legendary Rotary Club last week and presented Paul Harris Fellowship Awards to New York Rotarians Jordan Stojanvoski, Kevin Donnelly and our retired piano player David Dingle. A main priority for Don during next year is that every Rotarian in our District contributes $100 to Rotary International. The Paul Harris Fellowship program offers an excellent way to do so.


The President’s Cruise last Wednesday was very successful. You can see it in the pictures from the cruise on our website at


Our very successful International Service Division has its next meeting on Wednesday May 19th. I just received the following announcement:


Fellow Rotarians,


This to remind you that the next meeting of the International Service Division of the Rotary Club of New York will be next Wednesday, May 19 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.


Guest Speaker:   Egyptian Ambassador to the UN  - H.E. Ahmed Aboul-Gheit


Topic: "The Palestinian Problem - A Focal Point in the Mid-East"


The registration is at 08:30 and the meeting will start at 08:45 AM. Kindly let us know (before the end of Monday, May 18 if you or your guests desire to attend our breakfast by sending an e-mail to the Rotary Club of New York at "" copy to Fellow Rotarian Joseph Klee at "" or send a fax to (212) 633-1954. The cost of the breakfast is $18 payable by Credit Card (via e-mail to or cash at the entrance. Since seats are limited, kindly be advised that your reservation is not refundable.


Yours in Rotary,


Sylvan M. Barnet, Jr.

Chair RCNY Intl. Service Division

Rotary International

Alt. Representative to the UN


Giorgio H. Balestrieri

Director and Board Liaison

International Service Division

The Rotary Club of New York


Thank you Barney and Giorgio for the message, the meeting looks very interesting. You can also read about it on our website at This web page also has information about future meetings. In addition to that, you can read a report about the last meeting on our website at


I received the following announcement about the Rotary Club of New York’s After Hours on Thursday:



"Drop by and Get Acquainted"

Thursday, May 20




Torre di Pisa Restaurant


19 West 44th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues)


(212) 360-2283


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 Hungarian Goulash.


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


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



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.


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