The Rotary Club of New York




August 25, 2003







Fellow Rotarians,


I told you yesterday in a special message that due to technical problems outside our control, our regular website domain link is not working. That is still the case, but our back-up domain link is working great. I have been told that the problem with our regular domain link will be resolved within the next 48 hours. In the meantime, we will continue to expand our Rotary Experience to the Internet as usual with our back-up domain link.


The speaker at our next New York Rotary meeting on August 26th will be John Steele Gordon. He has been a full-time writer for the last 20 years. Steele Gordonís latest book is collection of his columns from American Heritage Magazine, entitled The Business of America, which was published in July 2001. His next book is a history of the American Economy, to be published by HarperCollins. He is also a frequent commentator on Marketplace, the daily Public Radio business news program. You can read more about John Steele Gordon in the latest Bulletin on the Internet at (click on the link).


President Greg Lynch is visiting Argentina until Labor Day. Before leaving he wrote a new piece for the Presidentís Page called Even in the Black Out! It tells how Greg experienced the recent New York power black-out and the Rotary experiences that he had as a result. You can read Gregís piece on our website at You can also read Gregís other stories for the Presidentís Page at's_page.html.


Fran Vieta has written the Reporter of the Week about our last meeting. Thank you Fran for a very good report! Fran has been a member of our Rotary Club since 1997. Her classification is Food and Agriculture Consultant. She is the Head of Frances Vieta Consulting.


Fran wrote that at our last meeting everybody joined in singing Happy Birthday to our legendary Rotary Club, which is now 94 years old. We are in fact older than Rotary International. The Rotary Club of New York was formed on August 24, 1909. There were 15 charter members and Bradford Bullock was elected as President. Rotaryís Founder Paul Harris was elected as an Honorary Member and he remained so for the rest of his life. You can read more about our Rotary Clubís legendary history on our website at


The Bulletin also announces the birthdays for Gwendolin Herder and Virgil Wenger on August 23rd, Evan Linchon on August 25th, New York Rotary Foundation Chairman Mort Eydenberg on September 6th, Ernest Stoecklin on September 12th, and Joseph Klee on September 15th. Happy Birthday to all of you!


In another manifestation of Rotaryís international fellowship and camaraderie, I just received the following message from Immediate Past District Governor of District 1970 in Portugal:


Dear Matts,


Thank you very much for the opportunity to have a good link to New York Rotary Website. And congratulations for your good and worthy work. Our meeting in Sweden was very interesting and the 13th dinner in the Piazza was delightful.


Now Iím spending some days in my summer house in Pico Island, in Azores, preparing my speech for the Rotarian Institute in Brazil, next week. But, believe me, regarding New York Rotary Club International work I've got more enthusiasm to go further in my appeal for next week. I hope you can visit us in our Club at Leiria, District 1970, in Portugal. You are all welcome.


Henrique Pinto


I met Henrique on August 13th at the Rotary Presidential Celebration in Stockholm for Rotary International President Jonathan B. Majiyagbe. As Rotarians typically do, Henrique and I became friends immediately. Just fresh from being District Governor last year, Henrique is now active as a Member of Rotaryís Polio Plus National Advocacy Advisors. Thank you Henrique for your message! I will definitely visit your Rotary Club if I come to Portugal. I have not been there since 1979, but I remember it as a wonderful country.


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 Chicken.


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

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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.


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

2.      Rotaryís Global History Project at

3.      Rotary District 7230 at

District 7230 Group Study Exchange Project at

4.      Rotary Youth Leadership Awards at

5.      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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