The Rotary Club of New York






Fellow Rotarians,


My newsletter is a few days late, because I had problems sending it out due to of Internet problems. I posted the newsletter on our website last Friday. I am working on having the Internet problem resolved. If it happens again, you will be able to find the newsletter on our website at


While working on the Internet problem, I received the very sad news that Joe Sullivan had passed away. I received the following e-mail from Giorgio Balestrieri:


New York City - August 2, 2002.


Major Case Inspector Joseph A. Sullivan, a former FBI Special Agent and a legend of the Bureau, left us today at noon.


"Joe Sullivan has been the defender of our rights

He has held the most valuable of public trusts

He has been the guardian of our constitution"


Tom Clancy


He was also our mentor, the founder of E-POL and an active member of the Rotary Club of New York; Joe Sullivan was "old enough to know how to do business, and young enough to want more business to do. Joe was the youngest old fellow Rotarian in the Club."


Giorgio H. Balestrieri



As a Special Agent with the FBI, Joe helped solve the highest profile civil rights crimes of the 1960s. His 30-year law enforcement career reads like a social history of the latter part of this century. It began with National Security work during World War II, reached its peak during the civil unrest of the 1960s and culminated in solving a bombing spree that plagued New York City in the early 1970s. You can read more about Joe Sullivan on our website at


I have fond memories of Joe. He always attended our meetings and was very active in our club. He always encourage me with our website, even though Joe at 85 never had a computer and never logged onto the Internet. Back in February, I wrote about the surprise birthday party that the Sisters of Fraternite Notre Dame arranged for Joe. What I did not write about at the time was Joe’s and my trip home after the party. We rode in the back of a New York bus for 45 minutes and Joe told me about his adventures in the FBI. As other passengers heard Joe talking, they gravitated towards the back of the buss to hear his stories. He had quite an audience by the time he got off the bus.


Joe Sullivan’s funeral will take place Wednesday August 7th at 10:00 AM in St Agnes Catholic Church, 43rd Street between Lexington & 3rd Avenue, New York.


The speaker at our next meeting on August 6th will be Michael Cardozo, who is the Corporation Counsel of the City of New York. He is the Chief Legal Officer of New York City and oversees a Law Department with more than 650 attorneys. The New York City Law Department is the second-largest public law office in the entire United States and provides legal services to the Mayor, the City, the City's agencies, and related entities. You can read more about Michael Cardozo in the Bulletin at


Taylor Gray, who has been a member since 1999, wrote Reporter of the Week. His classification is Investment Research. Taylor is very active with our famous and awarded Rotaract Club. You can read Reporter of the Week in the Bulletin. It gives a great summary of what happened at the last meeting. Taylor wrote that Rotary’s Alternative Representative to the UN Barney Barnett reported on the activities in the Rotary Office at the United Nations. Barney also suggested that the Rotary Club of New York explore an idea to grant honorary memberships to UN Ambassadors. By the way, Rotary International’s Past President Frank Devlyn has also made the same suggestion.


The board of trustees, under Chairman Morton Eydenberg, approved

$100,000 for Project Hospitality, an organization that provides housing and food for Staten Island emergency workers during and after 9/11. They approved $35,000 to four individuals (three approved for $10,000 and one for $5,000). One person lost her husband, in the others lost their jobs and/or were injured during 9/11. The total disbursement from of the World Trade Center Disaster Fund is now $1,13 Million with another $340,000 left to be distributed. You can read more about it in the Bulletin and on our website at


The Bulletin also tells us that the Board of Directors approved Marco Meacci as a new member. His classification is Restaurateur / Tuscan. Welcome to our legendary club Marco. I wonder if President Silvio had something to do with the enrollment of Marco.


You can read in the Bulletin about Face of America, which will have a bike tour celebrating the lives of those who lost their lives on September 11th. The bike tour will leave from Ground Zero and end at the Pentagon. I would not be surprised if our retired Marine Lou Di Paulo will ride this tour. He is a dedicated bicycle rider.


We have quite a few membership birthdays coming up in August. Larry Parks, Sylvan Barnet, Saul Anton, Sy Rosenberg, Arthur Draznin and Aldon James all have birthdays. Happy Birthday to you all! You can read more about it in the Bulletin.


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 Baked Mahi-Mahi.


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



Rotary is a fellowship that

keeps on giving!



Matts Ingemanson

Internet Communication Officer

The Rotary Club of New York


Vice Chairman

Rotary’s Global History




 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.      Rotary’s Global History at

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


4.      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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