The speaker at our next New York Rotary meeting on August 19 will be Lawrence J. Korb. He is Director of National Security Studies at the
Council on Foreign Relations. It is a nonpartisan
organization dedicated to increasing Americaís understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. The Council accomplishes this mainly by
promoting constructive debates and discussions, clarifying world issues, and
publishing Foreign Affairs, the leading journal on global issues. You can read more about Lawrence Korb in the latest Bulletin on the Internet at http://ussterilizer.com/bulletin_08-19-2003.pdf(click on the link).
Erik Enroth has written in the Bulletinís Reporter of the Week
about our last meeting. Thank you Erik for a very informative report! Erik has
been a member of the Rotary Club of New York since 2002 when he
transferred from the Rotary Club of Princeton. Erikís classification
is International Investments-Sweden. He is Head of the New York Office for Invest in
Sweden Agency (ISA), which is Swedish Government
Agency providing information and contact services for foreign investors
evaluating investment opportunities in Sweden. You can find out
more about ISA on the Internet at www.isa.se. Erik and I are also working together
to prepare a Sweden Day at the Rotary Club
of New York.
Last Wednesday August 13th, I went to the Rotary
Presidential Celebration in Stockholm, Sweden for Rotary
International President Jonathan B. Majiyagbe. It was organized by a Swedish Rotary
Committee, which was chaired by Past Rotary International Director Carl-Wilhelm
Stenhammar. The event took place in the presence of Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden. The following picture shows the Crown Princess to the left
and RI President Jonathan to the right with me in the middle.
I took the
opportunity to invite Crown Princess Victoria to come to our legendary Rotary Club on our upcoming Sweden Day. The Princess replied that she would very much like to
come. I was very impressed with Princess Victoria. I found her to be both intelligent
and compassionate. Those are two qualities that we Rotarians value highly. She
showed great interest in Rotary and listened attentively when I told her about
Rotaryís founder Paul Harris and his ideas when he started Rotary. Her father
His Royal Majesty King Carl XVI Gustav of Sweden has been supportive of Rotary in Sweden for many years as its High Protector. We will be honored to
have Crown Princess Victoria as our guest on Sweden Day.
Last week, I
told you about Kjell Ňke Ňkesson and the Rotary Doctor Bank. He was also present
at the Presidential Celebration in Stockholm. Crown Princess Victoria and RI President Jonathan stopped by
together at the Rotary Doctor Bank exhibit
display and had a long conversation with Kjell about his organization. I
heard Princess Victoria and RI President Jonathan ask Kjell many interested questions. You can read about the Rotary Doctor Bank
on the Internet at www.RotaryDoctorBank.org.
The Rotary Club of New York received prominent attention last week in Sweden on the Rotary District 2350 website at www.2350.rotary.se/index.html.
They displayed the picture and wrote the following (translated from Swedish):
We were on Circus!
Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria and
Rotary International's President Jonathan B. Majiyagbe met under the theme
Peace and Tolerance at Circus in Stockholm on August
13! Matts Ingemanson from the Rotary Club of New York (in the
middle) took the opportunity to hear the RI President and at the same time
invite the Crown Princess to guest speak at his club in New York.
Tord has also designed a
very interesting Library of Graphics website for Rotarians at www.elfco.se/rotary/grafik.html. The Library of Rotary Graphics is a
source of graphics for printed material or websites produced by and for Rotary Organizations.
The Graphics in Tordís Library all comply in full with Rotaryís statute
measurements. I for example, found two Rotary Lapel Pin designs that show the
evolution from the original lapel pin that was created at the Rotary Club of New York in 1909 to the present lapel pin design. You can now see
them on our website at www.NYRotary.org. †
By the way, Rotary International
President Jonathan Majiyagbe told
me that he will come to New York for the United Nations Day on October 4th. He
also told me that RI President Elect Glenn Estess will be there as well. We
agreed to meet again on October 4th.
Talking about the United
Nations, the latest issue of the Rotarian Magazine has an interesting interview
with UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. You can read the interview on Rotary
Internationalís website at www.rotary.org/newsroom/rotarian/0308/annan.html.
I received the following happy message from our new member Kadir
Janar & Kadir are
the proud new parents of KENAN M KARABAY. Kenan was born at New YorkPresbyterianCornellMedicalCenter at today.
Janar and Kenan are both doing well.
Kadir came to America from the former SovietRepublic of Kazakhstan and now his child Kenan is born an American citizen. Congratulations
The Bulletin announces the
birthdays for Siegfried ďSigiĒ Brunner on August 17th, Gwendolin
Herder and Virgil Wenger on August 23rd and Evan Linchon on August
25th. Evan once told me that he had been a Rotarian for many years
in Taiwan before he moved to New York, where he has been a member since 1988. Happy
Birthday to all of you!†
also has an introduction of our new member Christíl Dullaert. She came from Amsterdam, where she has been a Rotarian for 8 years. You can read
more about Christíl in our latest Bulletin. Welcome to our Rotary Club
My immediate predecessor as
Chairman of the District 7230 Group Study Exchange Committee Joel Margolis sent me the following message from his vacation
spot where he enjoys Rotary Fellowship and Camaraderie:
Just to let you know that I have been spending most of the summer at my
seasonal residence in the Berkshires -- Pittsfield, MA. I have been to the Pittsfield Rotary luncheon twice. They have a very large,
active and interesting
Thank you Joel for your message! I look forward to see you when
you come back to New York.
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 at
212-633-1311. You can also fax in the RSVP form, which you can download at http://ussterilizer.com/rsvp_08-19-2003.pdf. Our fax number is
212-633-1954. At our next meeting, the culinary staff at the Princeton Club will serve Lamb.
I recommend that you visit our
New York Rotary website every week at www.NYRotary.org.†
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
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
- Disaster Relief Fund.
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