The Rotary Club of New York







June 16, 2003




Fellow Rotarians,


Our next New York Rotary meeting on June 17th will be Fellowship Day with each of us as speakers. We can speak to each other, our businesses, our ideas, our committees and ourselves. You can read more about Fellowship Day in the latest Bulletin on the Internet at (click on the link).


Taylor Gray has written the Reporter of the Week in the Bulletin. Taylor became a member of our legendary Rotary Club in 1999. His classification is Investment Research. Thank you Taylor for a great report as usual!


I often hear from other Rotarians how impressed they are with our good speakers. This is thanks to Program Director Larry Parks. Larry has given us a new list of speakers for the upcoming events. You can see the list on our website at


Last week, I told you that District 7230 NYC/WTC Disaster Relief Fund awarded our club with a grant of $150,000. This week, you can see the complete list of all grants that have been approved by District 7230 NYC/WTC Disaster Relief Fund. You can find the list on our website at


The Bulletin reminds us about the next meeting of the International Service Division of the Rotary Club of New York on Wednesday, June 18 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. The topic will be "The Atlantic Divide" with guest speaker H.E. John Richardson, who is Head of Delegation of the European Commission at the United Nations. Registration begins at 08:30 and the meeting starts at 08:45 AM. Please register before the end of June 17 by sending an e-mail to the Rotary Club of New York at "" with a copy to Allison Alessi, International Events Coordinator at "" or send a fax to (212) 633-1954. You can read the complete announcement on our website at


The Bulletin announces the birthdays for Past President Helen Reisler on June 21st, Craig Penn and Foundation Trustee Bernie Wytko on June 27th. Happy Birthday to all of you! By the way, Bernie also plays the piano at our meetings when our regular piano player David Dingle is away.


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 a Buffet Style Lunch.

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


I also recommend that you visit the History of Rotary website every week at It has more information about the History of Rotary than any other website and it is updated every week. The History of Rotary helps us better understand ourselves as Rotarians. Why we are part of this international fellowship with 1,2 million members around the world in 30,000 different clubs. Believe it or not, but we Rotarians are always welcome as friends in Rotary Clubs around the world (even if they have never seen us before). Thatís the power of Rotary.


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.


In order to read the PDF file of the Bulletin-on-the-Web, you need the latest version of the Acrobat Reader (Version 5.0). If you don't have Acrobat Reader 5.0, you can download it for free from the web at:



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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