Our next New York Rotary meeting on September
9th will be District Governor’s Day with District Governor David
“Sully” Sullivan as our speaker. Sully is our first District Governor from Bermuda in many years. Sully
grew up in Brooklyn, but he has been a citizen of Bermuda for many years. He told
me that he will appear in Bermuda shorts at our next Rotary meeting. I will
bring my camera, so that you can see it next week on our website. You can read
more about Sully in our latest Bulletin on the Internet at http://ussterilizer.com/bulletin_09-09-2003.pdf
(click on the link).
President Greg Lynch and
I visited the Rotary Club of Upper Manhattan last Thursday evening. You can see a picture on our website
at www.NYRotary.orgfrom the banner exchange
between Greg and President Neil O'Connell of the Rotary Club of Upper Manhattan. The picture was taken
by Jim Romeo. By the way, Greg, Neil, Jim
and Sully are also members of the District 7230 Group Study Exchange Committee,
which I am the Chairman of.
We had a very successful Group Study Exchange Program last year
with District 9250 that includes South Africa, Botswana, Swaziland and Mozambique. You can download a copy of our Group Study Exchange Report to Rotary
International (as an Acrobat PDF file) on our GSE website at www.nyrotary.org/GSE7230/7230_gse_report_2002-2003.pdf.
Andrey Omelich, who was
inducted as a new member the week before, has written the Reporter of the Week
about our last meeting. Thank you Andrey for your report! His
classification is Fixed Income Trading.
The Board of Directors has
approved three new members. They are Rosemary Maniscalco, Charo De Pretti and the
corporate member Bergs Group Inc. Welcome to our legendary Rotary Club! You can
read more about our new members in the Bulletin.
The Bulletin announces the
birthdays for Mort Eydenberg on September 6th, Seymour Rosenberg on
September 8th, Ernest Stoecklin on September 12th, and
Joseph Klee on September 15th. Happy Birthday to all of you!
You can read in the Bulletin about our next International Service
Division Breakfast at on September 17th
at the German Mission to the United Nations.
The speaker at the meeting will be Djibril Diallo, who is Director
Communications at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Last week, I told you about 82 year old Bill DeLong and his latest
travel to Ghana. Since then, I received
the following message from Past President Helen Reisler. She had received it
from Salvation Army Major Pamm McKee:
My name is Pamela
McKee (Major, with The Salvation Army). My present assignment is Monrovia, Liberia. However, I was evacuated on June 8th and am
presently working with the Salvation Army in Accra, Ghana while waiting for clearance for return to Liberia.
Last week, Mr. Bill
DeLong came to Territorial Headquarters to visit with the SA here in Accra. Since I came to Africa from New York, I was privileged to be called in to chat with
Bill. He is incredible! Bill wishes to let you know that he has arrived
safe and sound in Ghana and is busy as ever. He is staying with a private
family in Nsawm and speaks about Marion with PeaceLink. He has been attending the
Rotary meetings (Monday evenings at ).
He scheduled to meet with Mary Yates, the American Ambassador to Ghana, next Wednesday at On Tuesday, I will be meeting up with Bill and
others to venture to the Liberian refugee camp for the day.
Past District Governor Paul Caruso just
returned from the Zone 31 and 32 Institute in Burlington,
together with his wonderful wife Gail. It was intensive training for Governor
Elects, Governor Nominees, District Trainers and Mentors. The conference was also
attended by R. I. Directors, R.I. Vice President Frank Collins, Past Vice
President Abe Gordon, Past R.I. President Frank Devlyn and Rotary International
President Jonathan Majiyagbe. You can read Paul’s and Gail’s report with
pictures from the event on our website at www.nyrotary.org/meet_our_members/paul_caruso/zone_institute_2003.html.
Last Thursday, I spoke at the Rotary
Club of Yonkers,
which is 2 times Past District Governor Chuck Katze’s own Rotary Club. Chuck
had invited me to give a new speech about Paul Harris. The Yonkers Rotarians
enjoyed hearing about the exiting youth of Paul Harris, including his 5
restless years after law school when he traveled to different places in America
and Europe and worked as a newspaper reporter, manual laborer, teacher at the
L.A. Business College, actor in Denver, traveling marble salesman, cowboy,
cattleman and sub-foreman of a gang of cattlemen. They also heard Paul Harris
speak through a recording from 1933. My presentation, in combination with Paul
Harris' own speech, explained how Paul Harris inspired the creation and
growth of Rotary to become the most prominent service organization in the world
today. It showed Paul Harris as a youthful person that is more likely to
inspire young people to join Rotary. It may surprise you that Paul Harris was
only 37 years old when Rotary was founded in 1905 and only 42 years old when he
became President of the National Association of Rotary Clubs, which later was
re-named Rotary International. You can see pictures from my speaking event on
Rotary’s Global History Project website at www.historynewsletter.org/history/headings/speeches/.
Rotary International/United Nations Day
is slated for the 4th of October. The event offers panel discussions
with senior Rotary leaders and representatives from UN agencies. The latest registration
date is the 20th of September for security reasons. The fee is $25
for adults and $8 for children and youth of ages 8-20. A brown bag lunch is
included in the registration fee. You can find the registration form on our
website at www.nyrotary.org/united_nations/un-day_registration_2003.pdf.
You can also contact Past District Governor Bradley
Jenkins with questions, at telephone 908-766-4790; fax 908-766-7904 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't forget to reserve your table for our next meeting. You can
reserve via e-mail to our office at email@example.com, 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_09-09-2003.pdf. Our
fax number is 212-633-1954. At our next meeting, the culinary staff at the Princeton Club will serve us
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
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
- Disaster Relief Fund.
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