May 3, 2004
The speaker at our next
meeting on May 4th will be Jim Powell. He has written more than 400
articles for the Wall Street Journal, New York Times,
This week’s Reporter of
the Week is written by Peter Brizard, who joined the Rotary Club of
Don’t forget reserve
your space on the President’s Dinner Cruise on Wednesday, May 12 at 6 PM. The
departure is from the
Voy Sobon, who was born in
I have written before about Larry Parks and the great speakers
that he brings to our legendary Rotary Club. What I did not know at the time
was that Larry also has his own weekly TV show in
You can read an article by Camilo Uy in the latest Bulletin about our latest Paul Harris Fellows. These are Hugh Hamilton, Carlos Bergantinos for the 3rd time and Jim Morita for the 10th time. The contributions towards a Paul Harris Fellowship go to support the programs of Rotary International.
There is currently a debate in our Rotary District 7230 about what Rotary Programs to support. The two positions are as follows:
Past District Governor Glen Nygren represents the second point of view and he has sent me the following message in support of his view:
Rotary faces many challenges. The Rotary Foundation resources have been strained, in part because of difficulties in completing the elimination of polio worldwide by our Centennial Year, 2005. They have found it necessary, for example, to reduce Matching Grants from dollar-to-dollar matching to $0.50 to a dollar. They do not make grants for buildings. The applications from clubs and districts continue to increase in number. In an attempt to increase income they have encouraged incoming District Governors to emphasize "Every Rotarian - $100 a year to support the Rotary Foundation." More of us need to commit ourselves to this personal giving.
There are several
projects seeking funding in our District. These are not competitive with giving
to the Rotary Foundation. Rotarians respond to perceived needs. Gift-of-Life is
one such project which many of us contribute to generously. Another project
seeks to improve school facilities in poor countries. The
One active Rotarian asked why spend money treating AIDS when rape and incest in many areas is what produces the epidemic nature of AIDS? We must admit that halting rape and incest is beyond the ability of private organizations such as Rotary to effect. That is the role of local and country-wide governments. Isn't anything being done on this?
This past week the
"Lend a Hand,' "Service Above Self," represents what we as Rotarians can do to help save a generation of children in affected countries. Thus we support efforts in that direction. We encourage support of the Rotary Foundation. \ Giving to such purposes is love in action!
District 7230 Governor 1986-87
Glen has been a Rotarian
for 50 years. He is also a retired Senior Vice President Emeritus and Professor
of Sociology of
I look forward to receive messages from Rotarians in our Rotary District, who represent the opposite first point of view.
Rotary’s Founder Paul
Harris said in a message to the 1930 Rotary International Convention in
In the battle between the “can’ts” and the “cans” in Rotary, the “can’ts” have never won a single permanent victory to my knowledge. The broad visions, the nobler purposes have always won.
You can read about the Programs of the Rotary Foundation on the Internet at www.rotary.org/foundation/index.html. You can read about the history of the Rotary Foundation on Rotary’s Global History Fellowship’s website at http://rotaryhistoryfellowship.org/foundation/. You can also take a quick tour about Rotary’s History at www.rotaryhistoryfellowship.org/history/history/index.htm.
The 95th Rotary International Convention
this year takes place in
During 23-26 May, 2004, the Rotary world will converge
once again for an exciting mix of information, inspiration, and international
fellowship at the 95th Rotary International Convention in
The convention will feature dazzling opening and closing entertainment, the ever-popular House of Friendship, plenary sessions on topics close to the hearts and minds of Rotarians everywhere, and a range of interesting speakers.
Osaka, a coastal city long known as an international gathering place, will be an ideal venue to welcome international Rotarian visitors — all united to Lend a Hand wherever it is needed.
These pages offer a wealth of information designed to help
you make the most out of your
Information will be continuously added up until convention time, so be sure to check back often for updates.
Don't forget to reserve your table for our next meeting. You can
reserve via e-mail to our office at firstname.lastname@example.org, 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_05-04-2004.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
6. Rotary Radio every Tuesday or at http://184.108.40.206/cart/ProductList.asp?SearchFor=Rotary+Radio&x=36&y=6
Ingemanson, Helen Reisler and Jim Thompson from the
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