The Rotary Club of New York                                                    





September 29, 2003







Fellow Rotarians,


Our next New York Rotary meeting on September 30th will be Fellowship Day with each of us as speakers. We can speak to each other, our businesses, our ideas, our committees and ourselves. There is so much talent in our club that you will find Fellowship Days with our members as speakers very entertaining. You can read more about Fellowship Day in the latest Bulletin on the Internet at (click on the link).


The first page of the Bulletin has pictures from our last meeting when Natalie Hahn, who has returned to our club after a year of absence, was pinned again. There are also pictures of when President Greg pinned new members Rosemary Maniscalco and Funda Bozkurt. If you download the Bulletin from the Internet at, you can see the pictures in full color.


We had a lot of fun at the New Member Reception last Wednesday, September 24th at Immediate Past President Silvio Amori’s restaurant Il Covo dell’Est on 210 Avenue A here in New York. The Bulletin has many pictures from that event and you can see additional pictures on our website at


Erik Enroth wrote a detailed account in the Reporter of the Week about our last meeting. Thank you Erik for doing such a great job! Erik became a member of our legendary Rotary Club in 2002 when he transferred from the Rotary Club of Princeton. Erik’s classification is International Investments-Sweden. He is Head of the New York Office for Invest in Sweden Agency (ISA), which is Swedish Government Agency providing information and contact services for foreign investors evaluating investment opportunities in Sweden. You can find out more about ISA on the Internet at


The Bulletin announces the birthdays for Daniel Zedeker on October 5th and Vittorio Ansuini on October 7th. Happy Birthday to both of you!


I have mentioned before that Rotarians played an important roll in the formation of the United Nations. You can read about it on the Rotary’s Global History Project’s website at On Saturday October 4th, we will have our annual Rotary Day at the United Nations in the United Nations Building. Rotary International President Jonathan Majiyagbe, RI President Elect Glenn Estess and RI Past President Frank Devlyn will be there together with a majority of Rotary International’s Board of Directors. It is probably the biggest concentration of Rotary Leadership in one place outside the Rotary Headquarters in Evanston, IL.


For those of you, who missed the registration deadline for the United Nations Day, will still have a chance to meet many of Rotary International’s Leadership at the Annual Charter Anniversary Dinner event of the Rotaract Club at the United Nations. Their President Dharma Subramanian sent us the following invitation:

The Rotaract Club at the United Nations


Sponsored by the Rotary Club of New York, cordially invites you to our Charter Anniversary Dinner Saturday, October 4th 2003 at 5.30 p.m.


Come join us as we celebrate another year of our commitment to service above self. We will meet at Cibo Restaurant, 767 Second Avenue - between 41st and 42nd Streets -Phone (212) 681-1616.


 Featuring three course prix-fixe dinner (including soft drinks) and cash bar. Please feel free to invite a guest.


Rotaractors and Students $45, Rotarians and Guests $50


RSVP:, Subject: RSVP Charter Anniversary Dinner (by October 1st, 2003)


The Rotaract Club at the United Nations was chartered with Rotary International on November 18, 1995 by the Rotary Club of New York and Rotary District 7230. In the past years we have won international recognition for our outstanding community and international service projects. This success is due to many outstanding young professionals and students who are and have been members of our club.


You can also find the invitation from our Rotaract Club in the latest Bulletin.


The Bulletin also invites us to the “Evening of Harmony” on October 17 at the National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park, New York. The event starts at 6.30PM. Don’t miss out on this great event!


As Chairman of the District 7230 Group Study Exchange Committee, I am very happy to inform you that last year’s GSE Team Leader Peter Grunthal has been invited to a number of Rotary Clubs to give a presentation about the trip of his GSE Team to Rotary District 9250, which includes South Africa, Botswana, Swaziland and Mozambique. Peter’s next speaking engagement will be on October 7th at the Rotary Club of the Bronx. This Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at 12:00 pm in the Harbor Restaurant at 565 City Island Avenue, City Island. It is a great place with good food and a wonderful view over the marina. It is also the home club of Edgar Cornell and Jim Romeo, who are both members of our GSE Committee.


Last week we found out the real reason why 82 year old “Wild” Bill Delong left America during the height of the baseball season. For those of you, who missed that newsletter, can read it on our website at Happily shielded from the misfortunes of the New York Mets, Bill has been plowing away on his mission in Ghana. I received the latest update on Bill’s trip from Past President Helen Reisler:


"Hello Helen, President Greg, and all the Rotarians,


Tell Sylvan that I am meeting all the leaders of NGO's in Ghana. My visits to the refugee camp are on the positive side. I have been to an official funeral and to a big wedding. I am living on Malaria, Dysentery and vitamin pills, boiled water fufu, casaba, plaintane and rice. When in Accra, the capital, I have a Western meal at the Rotary meeting. See you last week of September.

Uncle Billy--"The Vagabond"


Believe it or not, it looks like Bill is going to show up at our next Rotary meeting.


Don't forget to reserve your table for our next meeting. You can reserve 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. At our next meeting, the culinary staff at the Princeton Club will serve us 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


Ambassador of History

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 or


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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