The Rotary Club of New York







Fellow Rotarians,


Our next meeting on October 1st is Fellowship Day with each of us as the speaker. One of the most experienced fire officers in the United States George Picket is also invited as a speaker. You can read more about our Fellowship Day and George Picket in the latest Bulletin on our website at


Also during Fellowship Day, New York Rotarian Lillian Coury will conduct a 30-minute open discussion forum from 1:00-1:30 p.m., to address membership concerns, and how the New York City Rotary Club can attract and retain new members. Lillian is a Certified Integral Coach and President of Pegasus Pathways, Inc. Lilian sent me the following message about her discussion forum:


The purpose of the program will be:


- To examine the purpose for our existence


- To discover what makes current New York Rotarians continue their commitment.


- To identify the principals and guiding forces that will enable us to attract new members through our own renewed commitment and to help prepare an updated membership brochure


Questions under discussion are:


- Why are we Rotarians?  (e.g. why do we exist?  Why Rotary, and not another organization?)


- What is our "domain"?  (e.g. NYU's domain, as discovered by their new president, is "knowledge".)


- Why invite others to become Rotarians (both individuals and corporations)?








Taylor Gray has written Reporter of the Week in the Bulletin with an excellent detailed account of the last meeting. Taylor has been a member since 1999 and his classification is Investment Research.


Past Officer Joe Mikita, Daniel Zedeker, Takahiro Kitano and Director Tim OíBrien will soon celebrate their birthdays.Happy Birthday to all of you! You can find the individual birthday dates in the Bulletin.


President Silvio Amori and President Elect Greg Lynch invite us to an Office Housewarming Party in our new office on Tuesday October 8th at 5:30-7:30PM. They will treat us to wine and cheese (offered by them). It is a great opportunity to see our new office and to experience camaraderie and fellowship after office hours. Our new office is located at 322 Eighth Avenue (at 26th Street), Suite 1701, New York, NY 10001, tel: 212-633-1311. You can read more about it in the Bulletin.


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 present us with a Buffet (all you can eat). Donít miss out on this opportunity!


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



Enjoy the 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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