The Rotary Club of New York                                                    








September 8, 2003





Fellow Rotarians,


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 (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 from 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


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 8:30 am 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 6 p.m.).  He scheduled to meet with Mary Yates, the American Ambassador to Ghana, next Wednesday at 2 p.m.  On Tuesday, I will be meeting up with Bill and others to venture to the Liberian refugee camp for the day.


Please extend greetings on his behalf.

Many blessings.

Pamm McKee (Major)


Keep up the good work Bill! You can also read about Bill on our website at


Past District Governor Paul Caruso just returned from the Zone 31 and 32 Institute in Burlington, Vermont 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


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


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 You can also contact Past District Governor Bradley Jenkins with questions, at telephone 908-766-4790; fax 908-766-7904 or e-mail


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 Salmon.


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 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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