The Rotary Club of New York





Fellow Rotarians,


It is has become easier to reach our website. We have a new, short and easy-to-remember domain name. The new name is It is now much easier to tell Rotarians where to find our website. You can also still reach our website using the old domain name


Our next meeting on August 20th will be Governor’s Day with District Governor Bob Benson. Bob wants to increase our involvement in the international community. You can read more about DG Bob Benson in the Bulletin at,%20AUGUST%2020,%202002.pdf. The Bulletin has an impressive list of Bob’s achievements. I can add another item to the list. Bob not only planned and executed a week of activities for the Group Study Exchange from Denmark; he was also the District Group Leader for our team that went to Denmark for a whole month.


Lilian Coury wrote Reporter of the Week. Lilian has been a member since 1999 and her classification is Executive Coach. She has written a great description of what happened last week. I was especially touched by the part about Joe Sullivan’s wife. I read that Bernie Wytko played the piano. It probably means that our regular piano player David Dingle was not at the meeting, one of the few times he has not been there.


I was not at the last meeting myself, because I had a speaking engagement at the Rotary Club of Lake Hopatcong in New Jersey. I spoke about what happened in our Club during the 9/11 disaster. I pointed out that when there is a major catastrophe in our hometown, we Rotarians always take action to help. The 9/11 disaster happened in our hometown, so it was natural for us to take action to help. We did so with the generous support from Rotarians around the world. I believe that Rotarians anywhere would do the same, if a disaster happened in their own backyard.


Our Treasurer Bill Currie, who has been a member since 1988, works very hard with Gift of Life. Bill has written in the Bulletin about our very special child Tatiana Porushnik. Bill has helped save the lifes of many children and his greatest reward is to see the smiling faces of these children.


You can also read in the Bulletin about “BICYCLE RIDE 4 THE CURE” for Children’s Leukemia Foundation. It starts in Central Park on August 25th and they will finish their ride in San Francisco on December 7th.


Don’t forget to reserve your table for our next meeting. You can do so 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. Princeton Club’s culinary staff will serve us Roasted Breast of Chicken.


Don’t forget to pay the annual dues and luncheon payments for the first half of our fiscal year 2002-2003.


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



Enjoy the Worldwide

Fellowship of Rotary!



Matts Ingemanson

Internet Communication Officer

The Rotary Club of New York


Vice Chairman

Rotary’s Global History





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.


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You can find the following interesting websites at:


1.      New York Rotary Club at

2.      Rotary’s Global History at

3.      Rotary Youth Leadership Awards at

4.      Rotary Radio every Tuesday 5-6 PM EST or 2-3 PM PST at


5.      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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