The Rotary Club of
Our immediate Past President Silvio Amori, who is on the Board of Directors of the History of Rotary Project, wrote the following:
Rotary is a success
story. We proudly belong to the most important, recognized and oldest
World-Wide service organization. Almost one hundred years ago, a lawyer in
I have worked with Jack since 2001 in the Executive Committee of
the History of Rotary Project. Jack and I will travel
The History of Rotary is
of particular interest to us
1. The first lapel pin in Rotary history was designed and made by New York Rotary member John Frick on October 14, 1909 (before Rotary International even existed) and was worn by the Rotary Club of New York’s first President Bradford Bullock from 1909 to 1911. This was the forerunner to the Rotary pin that we wear today. Our Executive Director Andreas has promised me that you will be able to see this historic Rotary pin at the registration desk during our next meeting.
In 1919 a
The Rotary Club of
In 1934, Rotary Founder
Paul Harris designated the Rotary Club of
As you can see, the historic achievements of our legendary Rotary Club are not only in the past history, but also in recent history. You can read more about our Rotary Club’s history on our website at www.nyrotary.org/History/history.html.
During our last Rotary meeting when Greg Lynch was inaugurated as our 90th President, many Rotarians came to celebrate, including District Governor David "Sully" Sullivan, District Governor Elect Don Lee and seven Past District Governors. You can see photos of this event at www.nyrotary.org/president_greg/greg's_inauguration.html. You can also read Greg’s Inaugural Speech on our website at www.nyrotary.org/president_greg/inaugural_speech.htm.
You can check out what President Greg has to say on our new President’s Page at www.nyrotary.org/president_greg/president's_page.html. Greg has already written a new piece called ROTARIANS SERVE, SHARE AND ACHIEVE.
Past District Governor Richard Grant was Rotary International’s President Representative to our recent District Conference. Richard reads of our Bulletin and follows the activities of our Rotary Club. I just received the following message from him:
I enjoy reading your bulletins every week, as they are informative, enthusiastic and full of excellent information. Please give Conference Chairman Greg, Rita and my personal congratulations as he assumes the Presidency on R6. Keep the flag flying, and we hope to visit with your club during Greg's presidency.
Warm regards as you all "Lend a hand"
PDG Richard Grant
RIP Rep to the 7230 District Conference
Thank you Richard! We look forward to see you any time at our Rotary Club.
Jim Thompson has written a very good description of our last meeting
in the Report of the Week in the Bulletin. Thank you Jim for a great report!
Jim’s classification is Security Services Residential and he is a Senior
Security Consultant at ADT Security Services, Inc. Jim transferred to our club
from a Rotary Club in
The Bulletin also has pictures from the induction of Liberio Romano as a new member in our Rotary Club. Welcome Liberio! His classification is Infrastructure Services.
The information in my last newsletter on “How to Survive a Heart Attack” was sent to me by Past
President Helen Reisler. By the way, Helen has just been nominated as a new
Trustee to the
Last week I told you that our Traveling Ambassador Bill De Long received Rotary International's prestigious Service Above Self Award from the Board of Directors of Rotary International. At our recent meeting, Bill gave me a copy of a letter that he had received from Rotary International President 2002-2003 Bhichai Rattakul, where he wrote the following:
Dear Rotarian De Long,
"Service Above Self" is a long-standing and important principle of Rotary. Service itself . is a reward to Rotarians who reach out to give aid to those in need.
In 1991, the RI Board of Directors created the Service Above Self Award to recognize those Rotarians who truly embody Rotary's principal motto. While many Rotarians distinguish themselves through set-vice, it is important to recognize those outstanding few who have indeed made service a way of life.
Current and past officers and general officers of Rotary International were asked to submit the names and accomplishments of outstanding Rotarians. While an overwhelming response was received, only a maximum of 150 Rotarians may receive the Service Above Self Award each year. The Board was faced with the challenge of selecting the very best from a pool of exceptional candidates. It is my very great pleasure to inform you that you have been selected to receive this honor.
With this award, you are being recognized for the contributions you have made through Rotary over the years. Your selfless service to others has distinguished you from among the members of the worldwide Rotary family, and I believe you are an extraordinary example of how each Rotarian can make a. difference.
I am proud of the work you have done and to have you as my fellow Rotarian. You have truly demonstrated Service Above Self, and I urge you to continue to Sow the Seeds of Love.
The Bulletin announces the birthdays for Paul Caruso on July 15th, Herbert Missry on July 20th, Achim Moeller on July 21st, Heinz Leichter on July 24th and Mary Fischetti on July 27th. Happy Birthday to all of you!
Last week it was my sad duty to inform Rotarians in a district mailing that Sunil, the son of Rotarian Embee Mahtani has passed away. In response I received the following message from Fraternite Notre Dame:
Dear Mr. Mahtani,
We are wholeheartedly with you in this heavy trial. We understand your suffering and assure you of our prayer and Rotarian friendship.
The Most Reverend Bishop Jean Marie Roger Kozik + snd.
The Most Rev. Bishop Marie Bernard Laurent Deneux + snd.
Mother Marie Marthe + snd.
Mother Marie Faustine + snd.
There will be a moment
of silence at our next meeting in memory of Embee’s son Sunil. You can send
condolences to Embee at
Last week, I said that Rotary International President 2000-2001 Frank Devlyn follows our club activities with great interest. In response, I received the following message from Frank:
As usual, I found your Newsletter of great interest.
Do get Natalie Hahn who retired from the UN back into Rotary. Give her my best.
Good info on How to Survive a Heart Attack & I will pass it on.
Seeing that you are
the Chair for GSE, I want to encourage you to think of Univocational Related
Groups. Imagine a group dedicated to Avoidable Blindness....An
Ophthalmologist, an optometrist, an optician, an eye clinic administrator, an
optical products distributor. This kind of group gets a benefit of giving
a full rounded out picture of Eye Care. Every visit is of benefit to all
the group. When they visit a club the members get a picture from
different points of view. I would like to see a Univocational Related
Group promoting Security coming to
You have a lot of good links to interesting websites. How about including mine at www.frankdevlyn.org. It is the place to visit for stories for my new book on Retention & Reenergizing Rotary Clubs.
Thank you Frank, Natalie has already submitted her membership application. Rotary International’s Alternate Representative to the UN Sylvan Barnet is sponsoring her application. I will discuss your idea about the GSE program with our GSE Committee. Unfortunately, we do not have a GSE program this year, because the Rotary Foundation has reduced Group Study Exchange from once every year to once every two years. We have a link to your website. You can find it at www.nyrotary.org/Links/links.html.
We just received the following message from John Anderson in
My name is John
Anderson, a Rotarian in the
Please call or e-mail with any ideas. My office phone is 800-234-7620, home phone is 979-846-6210, and cell phone is 979-229-4236.
Thank you for your consideration.
John E. Anderson
Senior Financial Advisor
Please contact John, if you have any ideas on how to help him.
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 http://ussterilizer.com/rsvp_07-15-2003.pdf. Our fax number is 212-633-1954. At our next meeting, the
culinary staff at the
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. The History of Rotary at www.rotaryhistory.org/
3. Rotary District 7230 at www.rotarydistrict7230.org
4. District 7230 Group Study Exchange Project at www.nyrotary.org/GSE7230/
5. Rotary Youth Leadership Awards at www.rotaryryla.com
6. Rotary Radio every Tuesday or at http://188.8.131.52/cart/ProductList.asp?SearchFor=Rotary+Radio&x=36&y=6
7. Matts Ingemanson, Helen Reisler and Jim
Thompson from the
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