The Rotary Club of New York






Fellow Rotarians,


Our next meeting on September 3rd will be Fellowship Day with each one of us as the speaker for the day. You can read more about it in the Bulletin at


Past Trustee Bill Hall wrote Reporter of the Week. Bill has been a member since 1981 and his classification is Architecture - Professional. Bill has written a fascinating description of David Rooseveltís speech. It makes me wish I were there. I was out-of-town and I enjoyed reading about it in the Bulletin.


More and more new members join our legendary club. This week, we welcome Mikhail Petrov from Digital Edge, Rear Admiral Giovanni Vitaloni and Raffaello Gherardini from Capital Partners 2000, Inc. as new members. I see that President Silvio Amori and Director Giorgio Balestrieri have been active enrolling these members. You can read more about it in the latest Bulletin.


The Bulletin also informs us that the Chairman of the New York Rotary Foundation Mort Eydenberg celebrates his birthday on September 6th. Mort is also a driving force behind the success of the Rotary Club of New York Electronic Learning Center, which makes it possible for several thousand children in Harlem to enter the electronic world. You can read more about the Electronic Learning Center on our website at


When I listened to Rotary Radio last Tuesday, they mentioned that a local Rotary Club printed a sticker for cars that said:Good Bye Polio - Thanks Rotary. It is such a great slogan that I wish the sticker will be available to Rotarians all over the world. It describes in a single sentence a major achievement of Rotary. You can find out more about Rotary Radio on our website at


As Vice Chairman of Rotaryís Global History Project at, I am pleased to announce that the outstanding historian and research coordinator, Doug Rudman has joined the Rotary History Executive Committee as VP of Research. Doug has already written many interesting articles, which you can find at Of special interest to us in District 7230 are his web pages about the first women District Governors in Rotary History in 1995-1996 at This exclusive group of pioneer women includes our own Past District Governor Gilda Ghirafisi. You can read more about Gilda at Gilda remains very active in district 7230 and I donít know how our district would be able to manage without her.


Donít 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 Clubís culinary staff will set up a Buffet for us.


Donít 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 Great Fellowship

of Rotary!



Matts Ingemanson

Internet Communication Officer

The Rotary Club of New York


Vice Chairman

Rotaryís 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.


In order to read the PDF file of the Bulletin-on-the-Web, you need the latest version of the Acrobat Reader (Version 5.0). If you don't have Acrobat Reader 5.0, you can download it for free from the web at:



You can find the following interesting websites at:


1.      New York Rotary Club at

2.      Rotaryís 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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