This picture shows the flags of America, New York State, Rotary,
Columbia Club and the Princeton Club mourning the death of Ronald Reagan,
Former President of the United States and member of the Rotary Club in Pacific Palisades, California. This view greeted us when we arrived to the Princeton
Club for our meeting last week.
Our next meeting on June
15th will be Netherlands
Day with Art Historian Marina
Aarts as the speaker. If you have questions about 17th-century
paintings, Marina Aarts can give you all the answers. You can read more about Marina Aarts in the latest Bulletin on our website at www.nyrotary.org/bulletin2004/bulletin_06-15-2004.pdf(click on
A major attraction of Netherlands Day is that it takes place at the Netherlands
Club on 3 West 51st
Street, which is between the 5th and 6th
Day starts half an hour earlier at 11:30 am. I have been told that the reason
for the early start is that they will use the extra time to serve very good
Dutch liquor, so I recommend that you leave your car at home.
Our Executive Director
Andreas has asked me to make sure that we are all informed about the change of
location and the change of time, so I will state it again in big letters:
Netherlands Day takes
place at the Netherlands Club, 3
West 51st Street (between 5th
and 6th Avenues). The reception will start at 11.30AM in the
Solarium. The telephone number to the Netherlands Club is 212-582-5454.
Mathew Salerno has
written the Reporter of the Week with pictures of our last meeting. Thank you Mathew,
for a good report!
At our last meeting,
Helen Reisler, Past New York Rotary President, Present New York Rotary
Foundation Trustee and District Governor Nominee presented a second check of
$100,000 to the New York University Downtown Hospital for its tremendous
effort, dedication and assistance to the victims the 9/11 tragedy in downtown,
Manhattan. This money was raised by the Rotary Club of New York as part of the 9/11 Disaster Relief
Fund. Dr. Bonvino of the NYUDowntownHospital
accepted the check on behalf of the hospital. He thanked our legendary Rotary Club
for the generous donation. He stated that it will be used to purchase a new ambulance
for the hospital. You can see a picture from this event on our website at www.NYRotary.org.
Past President of the
Rotary Club of New York 1996-1997 Arcadio
Casillas was the recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor at a gala
ceremony held on May 15, 2004 on Ellis
Congratulations Arcadio! You can read more about it on our website at www.nyrotary.org/meet_our_members/arcadio/arcadio.html.
At our last meeting, the
Director of South Africa's FriendlySchool
Program Chris Pretorius told us that $14,000 is enough money to modernize a
whole school for orphan children in the FriendlySchool
Program. The FriendlySchool Program is supported by Rotarians in South Africa and Chris is Past President of the
Rotary Club of Pretoria
Silverton in District 9250. You can see a picture from Chris’ presentation and
read more about it on our website at www.nyrotary.org/GSE7230/index.html.
Don't forget to reserve your table for our next meeting. You can
reserve via e-mail to our office at email@example.com, 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_06-15-2004.pdf. Our fax number is
212-633-1954. At our next meeting, the culinary staff at the Netherlands
Club will serve us Herring for appetizer and Nasi Goreng for the main dish.
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
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
- Disaster Relief Fund.
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