The Rotary Club of New York







June 6, 2004






Fellow Rotarians,


Our next meeting on June 8th will be UN Day with the UN Ambassador of Finland Marjatta Rasi, who is President of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) 2004. She is also a Rotarian at a Rotary Club in Finland. You can read more about Ambassador Rasi in the latest Bulletin on our website at (click on the link).


Frances Vieta has written this Reporter of the Week with pictures of our last meeting’s Paul Harris Fellowship recipients. Thank you Francis, for a good report.


President Greg Lynch has written a new piece for the Presidential Page. It is called

WHY WE COME TOGETHER and includes the following paragraph:

Perhaps, then I have begun to understand. When we raise our glasses and voices in festive celebration, we are really raising a torch in remembrance of those who have sacrificed that we may be free, for those who maintain the peace, far away yes, but not forgotten. Perhaps, in celebrating our common values, the ideals of service, of our freedom to question, of sharing friendship without fear, and even a full belly, we are “representing” for all of our fellow human beings who struggle to attain what we have, and who help us understand better what we hold dear: life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.


You can read Greg’s whole article on our website at


Greg also asked me to remind you about the District Paul Harris Fellow Luncheon on Friday, June 11 at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown NY. The Guest speaker will be Robert Johnson, District Attorney for the Borough of the Bronx, NY. The cost for the event is $50. Greg told me that our legendary Rotary Club will have two reserved tables there. You can confirm attendance with Blanche Christian-Crawford by fax (212) 644-4121 or email


The news media is full of sad news about the death of Former President Ronald Reagan. In addition to all the great things that are being said about President Reagan, I would like to add that he also was a Rotarian at the Rotary Club of Pacific Palisades in California. You can read about it on the website of Rotary’s Global History Fellowship at


I have often ended my New York Rotary newsletters with “Rotary is about having fun

and do good things!”. Now that I only have a few weeks left of writing this newsletter, I received the following message from Rotary District 7230 Webmaster Ted Nygren:


Dear Matts,


I love your slogan and I intend to quote it widely:


Rotary is about having fun

and do good things!


But before I start quoting you, I wonder if, grammatically proper, it should be "doing" good things...


Anyway, if you don't mind, I will adopt this great line and use it in White Plains, and of course give attribution to you.






Thank you Ted for correcting my grammatical error and please feel free to use my quote as much as you wish.


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 UN Day Salmon.


I usually don’t get into trouble for announcing what’s on the menu for the next meeting, but that is exactly what happened last week when I incorrectly wrote that we were going to have Salmon for lunch. It turned out that a main feature of Italy Day was its menu. I will now rectify this mistake by including the full Italy Day menu in this newsletter:



June 1, 2004



Squash Flan with roasted almonds



Lasagne with wild board meat sauce


or a choice of

Vegetable Lasagne

(if reserved prior)



Chocolate Mousse



Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Botter

Vernaccia di San Giminiano Ca' del Vispo -

Vigna in Fiore 1999 (white)

Merlot Altana 2001 (red)


Gourmet Bean 100% Colombian Coffee,

Decaffeinated Coffee, Assorted Tea


The luncheon and wines have been sponsored by:

IL COVO dell' Est Restaurant

210 Avenue A at 13th street

(212) 253-0777


The meal was great. If you want to experience it again, you can do so at Past President Silvio Amori’s restaurant IL COVO dell' Est.


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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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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