United We Stand
The speaker at our next
It is now two
years ago since the
The Bulletin has an article
about 9/11 with the headline CLUBS REMEMBER VICTIMS OF 9/11 WITH
MEMORIAL CLOCK. It is a project by the Rotary Club of
One of the goals for President Greg is to promote Paul Harris Fellowship. Greg’s goal is 100% participation. Jim Morita and Camilo Uy are Co-Chairpersons in our Paul Harris Committee. They have written a letter with a very good explanation of what Paul Harris Fellowship is all about. It can cost as little as $100 per year to participate. You can read their letter on our website at www.nyrotary.org/paul_harris/paul_harris_fellowship.pdf.
Peter Brizard has written the Reporter of the Week about our last meeting. Thank you Peter for a good report! Peter became a member of our club last year and his classification is Independent CPA.
The Bulletin announces the birthdays for Joseph Klee on September 15th, Past President Silvio Amori on September 19th, Katsuhito Mattsubara on September 20th, Charles Coupet on September 23rd, our retired piano player David Dingle on September 25th, Reverent Laurent Deneux (the flying Bishop) on September 26th, Past President Dick Sainburg on September 27th and Giorgio Balestrieri on September 29th. Happy Birthday to all of you! For those, who believe in astrology, most of these birthdays are in the Libra sign. Libras are diplomatic, refined, intelligent, thoughtful, warm, and social natures. Libras also tend to be romantic. Typical Libras want an idealized meeting of the minds in an atmosphere of civility, refinement, and reasonableness. Libras have strong senses of justice. They are also skilled peacemakers and diplomats. Professions traditionally associated with Libra include the law, politics, the arts or design, mediation, diplomacy, and counseling.
You can also read in the Bulletin about our and the next
International Service Division Breakfast at on September 17th at the German
I just received the following message from Past Rotary International President Frank Devlyn:
I look forward to
seeing all my
Frank J. Devlyn
Trustee, The Rotary Foundation
Past Rotary International President 2000-01
Remember we have to fulfill our promise to the children of the world and eradicate Polio by the year 2005.
I also encourage you to click on to www.frankdevlyn.org and leave your comments on how to promote retention & reenergize Rotary Clubs for my new book, Frank Talk 2.
On the same website you will find out about Avoidable Blindness Projects promoted by Rotary.
Thank you Frank! I look forward to see you at the Rotary United Nations Day on October 4th.
Giorgio Balestrieri sent me a copy of the following interesting message from Marco Kappenberger, who is the founder of the United Nations Fellowship of Rotarians:
Dear founding members of the proposed United Nations Fellowship of Rotarians!
The good news is that the RI Board of Directors under the leadership of our RI President will consider the admission of United Nations Fellowship of Rotarians in their imminent meeting!
Our UNFR has now been in formation since some time and, now that earlier this year the rules for admission of Fellowships have been adapted by the RI Directors, we are ready to be accepted for our Rotary Fellowship to fulfill its purpose.
You are UNFR founding member and will become Charter Member as soon as our United Nations Fellowship will have been approved. If you know of any Rotarian or Rotaractor who wishes to join, now is the moment to still have a chance to become UNFR Charter Member! Who wishes to consider joining should visit our website www.un-rotary-fellowship.org and share the information requested for joining.
Trusting that this finds you well and healthy, and looking forward for all of us to soon start serving through our United Nations Fellowship of Rotarians, yours are my very best greetings and wishes,
Nations Fellowship of Rotarians
Thank you Marco for your invitation!
I received the following message from PDG Rudy Estrellado in the
Greetings! I am PDG Rudy Estrellado of District 3810,
Late as it is, I wish to extend my thanks for including me in your list of recipients of your club's electronic mails.
With my best wishes,
Rodolfo "Rudy" S. Estrellado
PDG, RY 2001-02, D3810
Thank you Rudy, for coming to visit our Rotary Club. We meet every
Tuesday at the
I have the latest news from our traveling Rotarian 82 year old
Bill DeLong and his adventures in
Bill DeLong always keeps in touch with me from his adventures. Thought I'd let everyone know how he is doing.
This is the message from the Secretary at the
Bill DeLong met with Ambassador Mary Carlin Yates. I am a secretary here filling in for the month while the Ambassador's secretary is on leave. Mr. DeLong has been trying to e-mail you but has not been able to get through. He asked that I relay the message that he is well.
Needless to say, Bill is alive and well
and still kicking. The only thing that I am surprised about is that he left our
country in the middle of the baseball season. I have told you before that Bill
I received the following message in remembrance of 9/11 from Shiv Trivedi, who is a member of our Rotaract Club:
Today, as I did last year, I reflect upon my life and send my warmest thoughts to those that have touched me in some way. Last year, as we heard 3000 names being remembered, I couldn't contain my emotions- as I was overcome by sadness and grief. Like many, I prayed for the death of those responsible and for our nation to never weep again.
Today, as I acknowledge that the grief will never leave us, I do believe that we can take this time to celebrate the preciousness of life and the loving memories of those that we honor. Please know- my warmest thoughts go out to you and your family today and everyday, as I pray that you find peace in your lives and honor life as we honor our fallen.
Thank you Shiv for your thoughtful message.
While we are reflecting on what
happened during 9/11 two years ago, the Swedish Rotarians in Sweden are going
through a very traumatic experience of their own as the Swedish Foreign
Minister Anna Lindh was stabbed to death on the second floor in the biggest department
store in Stockholm. She died from her wounds on 9/11 this year, which gives
this date a double meaning to the people in
I remember it well. I was in physics class. We were dismissed early and all walked home in silence.
What a horror! And what awful timing -- not that another time would have been "better".
Please pass my condolences and those of the Rotary Club of Somers to all the Swedish Rotarians who are probably as shocked today as we were two years ago.
Thank you Helen, for your response.
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 or
Ana at 212-633-1311. You can also fax in the RSVP form, which you can download
at http://ussterilizer.com/rsvp_09-16-2003.pdf. Our fax number is
212-633-1954. At our next meeting, the culinary staff at the
In all this time of sadness, let us be dreamers, because great realities have been created from dreams. Paul Harris had a dream and so did also Martin Luther King, Jr.
Rotary is about having fun
and do good things!
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2. Rotary’s Global History Project at www.historynewsletter.org
3. Rotary District 7230 at www.rotarydistrict7230.org
District 7230 Group Study Exchange Project at www.NewYorkCityRotary.org/GSE7230/
4. Rotary Youth Leadership Awards at www.rotaryryla.com
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