The Rotary Club of New York                                                    




September 1, 2003





Fellow Rotarians,


Our next New York Rotary meeting on September 2nd will be Fellowship Day with each of us as speakers. We can speak to each other, our businesses, our ideas, our committees and ourselves. You can read more about Fellowship Day in the latest Bulletin on the Internet at on the link). President Greg Lynch will also be back from his trip to Argentina.


Bill Hall has written the Reporter of the Week about our last meeting. Thank you Bill for a great report! Bill has been a member of our Rotary Club since 1981. His classification is Architect Professional and he is a Senior Partner at the Hall Partnership, Architects LLP. Bill is also Past Trustee in our New York Rotary Foundation.


The Board of Directors has approved Funda Bozkurt as a new member. Funda’s classification is Global Equities Controlling. Welcome to our Rotary Club, Funda! You can read more about it in the Bulletin.


The Bulletin also has a picture when Andrey Omelich was inducted as a member in our legendary Rotary Club. Andrey is an associate at the HVB Group, his classification is Fixed Income Trading. If you don’t know what that is, you can ask Andrey.


Last year, we had 57 new members with a net gain of 33 members. We started out last year with 186 members and ended up with 219 members, an increase of 18%. I would like to thank our Immediate Past President Silvio Amori for this accomplishment. You can read more about our legendary Rotary Club’s accomplishments on our website at


The Bulletin announces the birthdays for Mort Eydenberg on September 6th, Giulia Iacobelli on September 9th, Ernest Stoecklin on September 12th, and Joseph Klee on September 15th. Happy Birthday to all of you!


You can also read in the Bulletin about our next International Service Division Breakfast at 8:30 am on September 17th at the German Mission to the United Nations.


The Bulletin informs us with great sadness about the passing of Paulette Kozik, on August 26th. She is the mother of the Most Rev. Bishop Roger Kozik. You can send your condolences to:


The Most Rev. Bishop Roger Kozik

502 N. Central Avenue

Chicago, IL 60644


Our District Governor, David, “Sully” Sullivan has issued a press release about the recent decision by the leadership of Rotary International District 7230 to underwrite the costs of erecting a memorial in Webb Park in honor of the many victims and their families who perished in 911. Sully says in the press release:


All of us were affected in so many ways by this national and global tragedy. However, out of the ashes of despair comes the hope and promise for tomorrow’s dreams.  We in Rotary have been involved in our Community’s for over 96 years. It is a natural for us to be a part of memorializing the victims and helping their families and our community to remember them in such a meaningful way.


We hope that by erecting this memorial future generations will pause and remember the great sacrifice and costs associated with the rights and privileges of a free society. Whilst the victims have perished it is our obligation to honor that sacrifice for future generations to appreciate.


You can read Sully’s press release on our website at


There is a report in the Bulletin about Bill De Long, who is 82 years old and currently traveling by himself in the African country of Ghana. Bill is enjoying great fellowship with the Rotarians in Ghana. I have told you about Bill before and his travels around the world to different disaster areas. Bill told me that once in the African country of Rwanda, he was back-packing through the jungle for a month while escaping from the guerillas. Bill was of course younger then. I believe that he was only 78 years old.


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 a Buffet Lunch.


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


Rotary is about having fun

and do good things!



Matts Ingemanson


Internet Communications Division

The Rotary Club of New York



Group Study Exchange

Rotary District 7230



Rotary’s Global History Project



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.      Rotary’s 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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