The Rotary Club of New York






August 11, 2003






Fellow Rotarians,


The speaker at our next New York Rotary meeting on August 12 will be Stanley F. Meltzer, Esq. When he became Assistant U.S. Attorney in 1961, he was assigned to a wide variety of civil actions. After that, he was a senior partner of the New York City law firm Meltzer, Fishman, Madigan and Campbel. He has also been the President of the New York Social Security Bar Association and he is a frequent lecturer to various organizations. You can read more about Mr. Meltzer in the latest Bulletin on the Internet at (click on the link).


Don Everett has written in the Bulletin’s Reporter of the Week about our last meeting. Thank you Don for a good report! It helps me especially when I am out of the country and can’t attend our meeting. Don has been a member since 2002 and his classification is Information Systems Consulting. He is also a Principal of Everett & Associates. Don is also the Chairman of the Vocational Service Division. You can read Don’s Division Goals on our website at


Don also wrote that at our last meeting Past President Helen Reisler was nominated by the members of our club as a candidate for District Governor for year 2005-2006. Congratulations Helen to your nomination!


The Bulletin has information about the Corporate Membership Division from Lillian Coury. It is a well written plan on how to enroll corporate members to our legendary Rotary Club. It gives ideas on how we all can participate with the enrollment of corporate members. In addition to the Bulletin, you can also read Lillian’s plan on our website at Lillian has been a member of our Rotary Club since 1999 and her classification is Coaching. Lillian is the President of Pegasus Pathways, Inc. You can read more about it on the Internet at


I have invited all Division Chairs to send me their Division Goals and as soon as I receive them, I will post them on our website.


The New York Rotary Foundation of the Rotary Club of New York has approved an additional $80,000 from its 9/11 funds to the following recipients:


WTC-United Family Incorp.                          $20,000

9/11 Book Project                                          $10,000

Bearch Search and Rescue Found              $10,000

City Meals on Wheels                                   $20,000

Individual Grant                                             $20,000


Total:                                                              $80,000


This brings the total distribution to the 9/11 victims up to $1,226,808 out of the $1,499,154 that has been raised by the New York Rotary Foundation with the help of generous and compassionate Rotarians around the world. Many volunteers in our Rotary Club have worked hard to find and qualify recipients of grants. I would like to especially thank Helen Reisler and Jim Thompson for being in the forefront of this. You can read about all our grant disbursements on the New York Rotary website at


The Bulletin announces the birthdays for Arthur “Art” Draznin on August 13th, Siegfried “Sigi” Brunner on August 17th, Gwendolin Herder and Virgil Wenger on August 23rd. Happy Birthday to all of you! 


Last week, I experienced another example that we Rotarians belong to a worldwide fellowship of 1.2 million members, when I met with a very interesting Rotarian in Sweden named Kjell Åke Åkesson. He lives in southern Sweden only 15 minutes away from where my mother was born. Kjell and I had never met before, but as Rotarians we immediately connected and I learned that Kjell is the Chairman of the Rotary Doctor Bank, which is a Swedish Rotary Initiative that sends Medical Doctors, Nurses and Dentists to Africa where they provide medical care to the local population. I was very impressed with what Kjell told me about this Rotary Project. You can read more about the Rotary Doctor Bank on the Internet at Kjell is also Vice Chairman of the Rotary International Convention of 2006, which for the first time in Rotary History, is going to take place in two countries at the same time. What makes this possible is the new bridge across the waters between Sweden and Denmark. It is now possible to travel between the two countries in as little as 12 minutes by train.


Don't forget to reserve your table for our next meeting. You can reserve via e-mail to our office at, or call Andreas 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 


Rotary is about having fun

and do good things!



Matts Ingemanson


Internet Communications Division

The Rotary Club of New York



Group Study Exchange

Rotary District 7230



Rotary’s Global History 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 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

2.     Rotary’s Global History Project 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


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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