The Rotary Club of New York






June 21, 2004





Fellow Rotarians,



The speaker at our next meeting on June 22nd will be Dr. Elizabeth Whelan, who is the President and Founder of American Council on Science (ACSH). She is the author or co-author of over two dozen books about public health subjects. You can read more about it in the latest Bulletin on our website at (click on the link).


Erik Enroth has written the Reporter of the Week with pictures from the Netherlands’s Day, which was our last meeting. Thank you Erik, for a very good and detailed report!


The Bulletin informs us that New York Rotarian Dave Zeller is not feeling well and is currently in the hospital. All our hopes and prayers are with you Dave!


You can also read in the Bulletin that the Board of Directors has approved 5 new applicants for membership and that the Nominating Committee for trustees has reconfirmed Dick Sainburg for a second three-year term and selected Silvio Amori and Jim Morita as two new trustees.


A major goal for President Greg Lynch this year was to increase Paul Harris Fellowship participation among our members. Now that Greg’s presidential term is coming to its end, the result has been very successful. We have no less that 59 new Paul Harris Fellowships awarded this year. You can see a list of them on our website at


District Governor David “Sully” Sullivan is winding up his Governor’s term by unveiling the Rotary Wall with the story of 100 Years of Rotary and a Peoples’ memorial to the World Trade Center Disaster of 9/11. I received the following message from Sully with all details about the event:


My fellow Rotarians,


On Friday, June 25, 2004 at 12 Noon we will be unveiling the Rotary Wall on Webb Field, Central Avenue, Hartsdale, New York. The wall measuring 120 feet long and 8 feet High makes it one of the largest memorials to Rotary International in the world! Mr. Paul Fiener, Town Supervisor of Town of Greenburgh NY, will be on hand for the unveiling.  Just prior to that ceremony at 11:00PM we will be dedicating a Clock that has been presented to the new Offices of the Town of Greenburgh by the Hartsdale Rotary Club.


The 9/11 Peoples’ memorial is an achievement of District 7230 Clubs and members in answering the call of the Westchester Arts Council and the Town of Greenburgh (see attached release). Due to the placement of the wall on Webb Field we were given an added bonus of the reverse side to tell the story of 100 Years of Rotary. Our graphic Artist Jen Williams-Dragon, a former Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, has rendered through the use of graphic art a story line of Rotary from 1905 to date.


Please if you can, come and see this great memorial in Webb Field this Friday.


Lend A Hand



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 Salmon.


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 doing good things!



Matts Ingemanson


Internet Communications Division

The Rotary Club of New York


Acting Chairman

Rotary's Global History Fellowship



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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.


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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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