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From The New York Times: May 11, 1918

"A Rotary Club is an organization of businessmen bound together by the understanding to better the life and conditions in the community. Primarily the idea was to stimulate interchange of business among members, but this proved provincial and has long been discontinued. Today Rotary stands for the highest ideals in the business and social life, with benefit to all, and favoritism to none.There are 888 clubs in as many cities of the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and Cuba. The movement started in 1905, and today there are 86,806 Rotarians each pledged to an unselfish duty. The Rotary Club of New York has 412 members, each representing a different line of business or profession. By virtue of its membership principles, Rotary cannot be dominated in a single selfish direction, but must serve the greatest number fearlessly. These leaders of industry offer this page to the public as an expression of sincerity in business and community betterment". Rotarians are in business to serve. If you go to one of these advertisers on this page, or purchase his merchandise, you are assured of full value, courtesy and no misrepresentation." May 11, 1918

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Members with Last Names Start with "A"





Silvio Amori Past President Class of 1993











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Saul S. Anton - Class of 1986

Members With Last Name that Start With "B" and "C"

Michael Baumann Class of 2007 is president of LCTech GmbH, the developer and manufacturer of premium laboratory equipment and consumables for the food, feed and environmental market based in Bavaira Germany. The company believes in customer orientation, great availability of products, uncompromised quality and ongoing innovation based on their own R & D. Their instruments for sample preparation, & consumables for sample preparation with a focus on food, feed and environmental applications set the highest laboratory standards.



Joachim C. Bartels Class of 1980
Director of Intrepid Explorers Inc. that specializes in serving information content providers in the development of new international markets, the identification and selection of potential partners, the development of new strategies and information concepts. Intrepid Explorers also serves clients outside the information content industry, who may have a keen interest in entering or investing in the industry. Intrepid Explorers advises the banking sector in information pooling of loan performance data and in setting up Credit Bureau operations.Through a network of partnerships, Intrepid Explorers is able to take on a range of assignments that include industry data and competitive analysis, desk research, strategic briefings and presentations, due diligence, business and market development in the United States, Europe and South East Asia.Intrepid Explorers is a co-founder of Business Information Industry Association Asia Pacific - Middle East Limited (BIIA). BIIA constitutes a neutral Forum of information content companies in Asia Pacific and Middle East to promote, protect and inform the Industry. BIIA serves as a platform for networking and informing users, regulators, governments and the general public about the value of information services.



Christian Baeumer Class of 2003. Christian is the Chief Executive Officer of T-Systems International,l the international telecommunications company base in Munich, Germany







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Yao Bailey - Class of 2009 is a partner in the law firm Menaker and Hermann LLP. She was born and grew up in Jilin, China, a place that was once called "Manchuria", and immigrated to the United States -by herself - in September of 1997. Her mother and brother still live in Jilin. Yao received her legal education both in China and the United States earning an LL.B from Peking University School of Law in 1987, and an LL.M from University of Washington School of Law in 1998. While she practiced law in China for eight years, in July 1998, she passed the New York Bar Exam on her first try. This was only eight months after her US arrival. Shortly later, Yao joined the New York law firm of Menaker & Hermann LLP where she earned a partnership eight years later. Her practice focuses on real estate, concentrating in commercial leasing, real property transfer, construction law, and corporate law.
She truly enjoys practicing law in New York, especially when she successfully assisted clients in purchasing or selling their residences, negotiated office leases for companies of various sizes, or drafts and reviewed design service agreements for architects for several large-scale construction projects.

Our club members have been informed that her working style is non-confrontational (except when too greatly provoked), responsive, and works hard to get deals done. A client once described her as "an iron fist in a velvet glove". It is very gratifying to Yao, when her clients praise her for being helpful and pleasant to work with.

One of her proudest educational achievements as a student was when Yao earned "first place" among the social science students in her home town on the national college entrance exam in 1983. As a consequence she was admitted to Peking University and entered the International Law Program. This is one of the most competitive majors in China's most acclaimed law school.

In 2008, Yao was a recipient of the 2008 Fifty Outstanding Asian Americans in Business Award given by the Asian American Business Development Center. Yao also finds some free-time to be a competitive tennis player, and has won an number of women's doubles championships in the Roosevelt Island Tennis Association annual open tournament.

The Rotary Club of New York warmly welcomes the "Iron Fist in the Velvet Glove". We know New York City will be an even better place to live and work, and Yao's international expertise will significantly contribute to our club's international humanitarian commitment.




Giorgio H. Balestrieri - Class of 1991

Giorgio Balestrieri is a former Navy Officer and a graduate of the Italian Navy Commanding School. He received a degree from the Naval College/University of Pisa in Defense & Security Sciences. He has well over forty years of experience in his field. He spent eighteen years in NATO and National Operations, including positions as Chief of Staff of Navigation and Meteorology on ITS Doria (Command Fleet One), Chief of Staff of Communications on ITS Duilio (Command Fleet Two), Captain of a Combat Ship and Operational Consultant for the Navy R&D Institute, consultant for the Chair of the Senate Defense Committee. Giorgio has spent over twenty-five years in the strategic planning, evaluation and implementation of advanced technologies in complex cross border security systems.

In the United States, he is a Life Member and President of the Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association New York Founders’ Chapter , a member of the advisory Board of SATCON, a member of AFIO and for several years a member of ASIS and of the ASTM F12 Committee on Security Systems and Equipment.

Since 1985 he pioneered the total airport security concept leading to today’s “Multifunctional Sea-Land & Airport Cross Border Management System” published in Chapter VI of the book “Terrorism: Defensive Strategies for Individuals, Companies & Governments”. The book, written prior to 9/11, brings together some of the Country’s leading experts on terrorism from the government, police departments, and universities as well as computer, medical, biological and chemical specialists.

He is a Senior Sustaining Member of the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce and a Director and Vice President of the Rotary Club of New York. As the Chairman of the International Service Division of the NY Rotary Club, he was selected as the recipient of several “Special Service Awards”. On February 24, 2004 he received from the Ambassador of Madagascar the Paul Harris Award for creating and supporting the United Nations Public and Private Alliance for Rural Development. Thanks to his unique leadership and communication skills and his ability to interact and be well received at the highest political, diplomatic, and corporate levels, he became the President of “Fondazione Giacomo Maria Ugolini, Ambassador - The International Athenaeum for the Study of the Mystery of Humanity and the Development of Human Potential.










Sylvan Barnet (Barney) Class of 1987



Barney joined the RCNY in 1987. At that time the club had 440 members lunching on Thursdays at the main downstairs dining room of the Roosevelt Hotel, where we also had offices for Rod and a Secretary. IN 1988 Barney and PDG Jack Ruger launched the first RI Day at the UN in 1988 with Pres-Elect Paulo Costa.
Barney also started a small international breakfast group at the Roosevelt Hotel, precursor of our present monthly Wednesday group at the German Mission. Barney also launched a Wall Street breakfast club for our members downtown. Unfortunately, neither breakfast clubs lasted more than 18 months.
Over 1600 people attended Rotary Day at the United Nations on Sa November, 2008. "Rotary shares the same social and humanitarian agenda as the UN system," says Sylvan Barnet, who has been representing Rotary International (RI) at the UN for over 16 years. The briefing sessions will be on the UN in 2002, the Security Council debate on Iraq, UNICEF and Environment and Peace.

Not many people know that when the UN Charter was adopted in 1945, there were 49 Rotarians in 29 of the official country delegations. Together with the other NGOs present, Rotary International was influential in changing the opening words of the UN Charter from "We the States" to "We the Peoples". Rotary concentrated on Charter Article 71, concerning NGO accreditation to the UN and strengthening the paragraphs on ECOSOC.

One of the other NGOs was the American Association for the UN, which became UNA-USA. Ever since, there have been close links between UNAs around the world and Rotary's global network of 1.2 million members and nearly 31,000 clubs in over 160 countries. UNAs and Rotary clubs share an interest in promoting global understanding of the UN's Charter. Both conduct Model UN Conferences for young people. The Rotary Foundation's Ambassadorial Scholarships Program is the world's largest privately funded global scholarship program.

Rotary International's worldwide program to eliminate polio has the active support of The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) - they have organized national immunization days in over 120 countries. "In India, Rotarians, along with their families, friends, and co-workers immunized 150 million children in just one day!" says Barnet.
The Club means has done a lot for our club but Barney makes it very clear that each year our club means more to Barney.








Dieter Beintrexler - Class of 2003 is the director of the RZB Finace Corporation, the subsidiary of Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG, the third-largest Austrian bank with assets in excess of $200 billion. While RZB has a long history of representation in the US dating back to 1980, RZB Finance LLC commenced operations in 1997. The company is headquartered in New York with offices in Bethel, Chicago and Houston and Los Angeles.




Carlos Bergantinos Class of 2002 is an Art Consultant and a director of New ERA Technological Solutions, SL


Sheri Best - Class of 2005


Vice President of Pier Head Associates, Ltd. Class of 2005 Sheri is vice president and partner of Pier Head Associates, Ltd., the General Contracting & Construction Management located in New York City. For 25 years her company been performing high end, excellent quality interior renovations in New York City and surrounding areas, bringing to life the beautiful and unusual ideas of many architects and interior designers.Their portfolio includes a wide array of residential and commercial projects, many of which have won design awards or been featured in architecture and design publications.



Sheri was born in an American Army Hospital in Frankfurt, Germany when her father was stationed there during the Korean War in Military Intelligence, as a Russian interpreter for the US army. She lived her first 5 years in the Bronx then we moved to New Jersey where I went through high school.
After studying Fine Arts and Literature at American University and Rutgers University Sheri spent a year after college in the beautiful mountains of Prescott, Arizona, in an artist’s community, working with artists and craftsmen, teaching artists’ and craftsman’s skills to Arizonans who received State Disability Benefits. The idea was to teach skills to people who could not hold conventional jobs because of mental or physical handicaps. She taught them photography, videography, ceramics, jewelry-making, metalworking, and other skills in hopes they could develop businesses to support themselves with these skills.

Originally Sheri came to New York to be an artist, but as is usually she didn’t know how to make a living doing that! Experience with the program in Arizona gave her administration and bookkeeping knowledge. Since many of her friends were artists, writers, musicians, and all were making a living working for small construction firms as carpenters, laborers, and assorted craftspeople and artisans. One thing led to another and Sheri ended up meeting her soon to be business partner through the small contractor network. Twenty-Five years later, Sheri is vice president are now Pier Head Associates, Ltd.,

Sheri,her husband Denis, and their two children have their home in Califon, NJ, a beautiful rural town in the Musconetcong mountains among horse farms, apple orchards, and right on a little branch of the Raritan River.


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William Blankinship Class of 2006 is an officer of the Quintessence




Finacial, LCC. Bill has more than 25 years experience as a commercial insurance broker and executive with firms such as Marsh, Willis and Sedgwick. He was a co-founder and principal of two brokerages, which were acquired by larger public firms. Since the mid-1990’s, Bill’s practice has focused on developing insurance-based solutions to support or enhance structured finance transactions. Bill has been a leader in the development of single-asset financial guarantees. He holds both the CIC and CRM designations.


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Manuel Bressan Class of 2002 is a Political Affairs officer at the United Nations.



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Deborah Browning Class of 2003 is a Psychologist at New York University



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Sabine Brunner Class of 2006 is the CEO of Brunner Advertising, Inc.



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James Bryan Class of 1999 is a Past- president of our Club and during his year we official joined with the Munich International Club of Germany as "Sister Clubs"


































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Barbara Burns Class of 1992


Barbara is president of BBA Communications, Inc., a firm she founded to assist businesses, agencies, governments and other organizations with international public relations, from strategic counseling to spot media assignments. "While many businesses and other organizations have global networks, fewer have the in-house international public relations experience required to carry out an effective campaign in a different culture or country. Finding the right formula for a communications program outside your home territory is a smart investment," she says.Barbara has experience on both the corporate and agency side of the business. She has managed international programs for multinational companies (Canon Europa, Merck & Co) and helped build networks of overseas public relations firms through acquisition and partnerships (Grey Advertising, NuSkin International).She lived for several years in France and then in Brazil where she practiced public relations. She was the Representative for the Port of Le Havre Authority, France’s largest container port, for nine years, handling their business-to-business contacts, marketing, advertising and public relations.Barbara is the 2001 recipient of the Public Relations Society of America’s Atlas Award for Lifetime Achievement in International Public Relations. She represents the International Public Relations Association (IPRA) at UN headquarters in New York.Barbara works with a network of professionals in the United States and around the world, including professionals in media relations, investor relations, crisis communications, business analysis, international project management, and the NGO community. Writers and translators are available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish and others.









Paul Caruso originally from the Staten Island Club has been a member of the Rotary Club of New York since 2002.
Paul E. Caruso, born in Brooklyn, New York, propelled himself into his own business at age 19, in order to help support his family. He became an entrepreneur by developing commercial real estate. Paul is a self-made and educated person.

Paul became Rotary District 7230 Governor in 1999 and worked for our District and Rotary International full time during his term.

Paul's experience with Rotary began in 1985, when he joined the Rotary Club of North Shore, Staten Island. He has gained valuable experience in Community and World Service. Mr. Caruso Co-chaired a Polio-Plus event, which raised $25,000 from the North Shore Rotary Club. Paul built many fund-raising booths and attractions for local schools, the community and Rotary Club of North Shore. He was elected President of the North Shore Rotary Charitable Foundation in 1989-1990 and served as Club President in 1993-1994. In 1996, Paul received a Paul Harris Award from his club.

Paul has attended On-to-Bermuda trips every year since 1992. He served twice as the District's Area Representative 1995-1997; Trustee for District 7230 Foundation; attended most District Conferences (many for the four-day duration); attended Rotary International Conventions in Nice, France 1995; Calgary, Canada 1996; Glasgow, Scotland 1997; Indianapolis, Indiana 1998; Singapore 1999; and has registered for Buenos Aires, Argentina 2000. Paul, as Governor Nominee attended Rotary International Day at the United Nations in November 1998 and the Presidential Conference in Washington, D. C. in December 1998 with its focus on children.

Paul is actively supported by his wife, Gail. They live in Staten Island, N.Y. and have four children, Lorraine, Paul Jr. (member of Gateway Rotary), Christina and Grace (charter member of Rotaract in Staten Island) and two grandchildren, Paul III and Sabrina.

Paul became a member of the Rotary Club of New York in 2002.

Paul and Gail enjoy "Traveling the World of Rotary."



Arcadio Casillas Class of 1981 is the president of the Prefered Compensation, Corp. NEW YORK – Arcadio Casillas was the recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor at a gala ceremony held on May 15, 2004 on Ellis Island, NY.

Arcadio Casillas, Past President of the New York Rotary International Club (1996-1997) and former Trustee for the New York Rotary Foundation (1997-2003), was honored at a Gala Ceremony on Ellis Island, May 15th 2004 as the recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. Mr. Casillas in addition to his duties as President of Preferred Compensation Corporation is highly involved in various Civic and Educational Organizations.

“The Ellis Island Medal of Honor Awards allow us an opportunity to honor the best in America – those who lend their talents, time and energy to making our country a better place for us all. Arcadio Casillas is not only an outstanding businessman, but someone who has dedicated his life to helping others. He exemplifies all that is great about America.” – As stated by William Denis Fugazy, Chairman of the Ellis Island Medals of Honor Gala Ceremony.

There are only two medals sanctioned by the United States Congress, the Medal of Honor and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. Past recipients of the Ellis Island Medals of Honor include six presidents of the United States, members of Congress, Nobel Prize winners, justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, prominent scientists, business people, entertainers and military heroes.









William Currie, who recently retired as an insurance executive is now Presdient of the Gift of Life International.































Ann M. Creo Class of 1999, a Certified Financial Planer

















Colin Chisholm Class of 2007 is an executive with the TNC Networks, Inc., the Connecticut based company that brings server-based interactive educational and skills assessment services currently only available in North America to customers in emerging-markets like China, India, Vietnam, and Mexico.
For North American developers, TNC offers a secure, IP-protective distribution channel to new markets. For our distribution partners, TNC offers internationalized and localized ready-to-sell educational and assessment services. For students, faculty, trainers, and human resource staff in emerging markets, TNC offers the very best of North American development.









Eva L. Corredor Class of 2006 originally from a Maryland Rotary Club, was born in Hungary and grew up in several countries of Europe where she earned a German Abitur and a Diploma in Hungarian from the Sorbonne. Her M.A. and Ph.D degress are from Columbia University. As a professor of French and German she taught at Barnard college, Douglass College, Mills College, and held visiting professor positions at Reed College and the University of Wshington before joining the faculty of the United States Naval Academy for seventeen years. Her research and publications are in contemporary theory and criticism with a special interest in Gyorgy Lukacs whose work she discusses in two books. Her other publications appeared in Diacritics, Sub-Stance, French Review, New German Critique, Slavic Review, Philosophy and Literature, Comparative Literature, University of Ottawa Quarterly, Etudes francophones, and Tracing Literary Theory. Among her awards are Paul Harris Fellow, excellence in Research Award, and the Meritorious Civilian Service Award from the USNA. Eva makes her home in New York but spends several months a year in Paris.










































Rosemary Clemens Class of 1999 is a CEO of New York Childrens's Vision Coalition, the non-profit, educational, and advocacy organization dedicated solely to assure comprehensive eye care for all New York’s children.

The Coalition brings together educators, healthcare professionals, private industry, philanthropists and political leaders to solidify a common commitment to the preservation of sight and quality of life. With high profile public awareness campaigns, ongoing advocacy with city and state governments and healthcare education agencies. The Coalition seeks to insure accessibility to vision care for all regardless of their ability to pay, and works to insure early detection and treatment providers for each and every child. It has a mobile vision van that provides direct care to children at schools, Head Start programs,day care & summer day camp programs.



Peter Connors Class of 1982 is a partner of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLPOrrick consistently ranks among a handful of global law firms with the breadth and caliber of practice to serve the complex needs of a discerning client base.
With 21 offices in Asia, Europe and North America, we offer our clients a local understanding of business and the law combined with a global perspective, and we assist our clients on issues in well over 100 countries.
We advise financial institutions, public and private companies, emerging businesses and state and regulatory bodies on the largest and most complex corporate transactions, novel finance, litigation and tax matters.
































Kayhan Civelek Class of 2003 is the founder of Dental Health Services of New York

























Rosemary Clemens Class of 1999
Our member Rosemary Clemens, PhD who works for New York Children’s Vision Coalition and, for the club has successfully chaired our “Eyeglass Campaign,” and our “Endow a Tree in Central Park” has just done something really interesting



Marie Otelia Costales - Class of 2007



Marie Otelia Costales was born and raised in Manila and attended the University of the Philippines, where she earned her bachelor's and medical degrees, as well as a master's degree in Public Health. In 1979, about a year after graduating, she married her classmate Antonio Costales.
Early in her career as a physician, Maritel joined the Philippines Department of Health, where she ultimately became the Department's Director of Maternal and Child Health Services and the Division Chief of the Expanded Program on Immunization/Acute Respiratory Infection Program Division. Along the way, she and Antonio were blessed with three children: Victoria, Matt, and Herrard. The family lived in the Philippines until 2001, when Maritel was hired as the Senior Health Advisor for the Polio Eradication Program at UNICEF in New York City. UNICEF is the UN organization that focuses specifically on children and young people, working with others to eliminate the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination place in a child’s path. In that position Maritel oversaw UNICEF's global polio program and coordinated with its partners, who include Rotary International. Two years ago, she became the Senior Health Adviser of Accelerated Disease Control (ADC), leading the professionals who manage the ADC's programs for polio, measles, yellow fever, and meningitis. When she isn't working, Maritel loves reading, gardening, and cooking. She is so grateful to have wonderful children and a happy marriage and a job that she enjoys. She and her husband share the hope that their children might have the same blessings that God gave them. Right now Victoria, their eldest, is a medical student at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY. Both of their sons graduated from college last May--Mark with a BA in Economics from Rutgers and Herrard with a BA in Finance from New York University Stern School of Business. Two accomplishments in which Maritel takes particular pride date back to her tenure as the Philippines' Immunization Manager from 1989 to 1995. The first was helping her country reach the Universal Child Immunization target in 1990. The second was the eradication of polio in the Philippines. From 1993 to 1995, she organized multi-antigen National Immunization Days (NIDs) in the Philippines, in whose success the Philippines Rotarians played a vital role . Since the first round of NIDs in 1993, there have been no more reported polio cases. It is her dream to see polio eradicated globally.
















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Arcadio Casillas, Past President of the New York Rotary International Club (1996-1997) and former Trustee for the New York Rotary Foundation (1997-2003), was honored at a Gala Ceremony on Ellis Island, May 15th 2004 as the recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. Mr. Casillas in addition to his duties as President of Preferred Compensation Corporation is highly involved in various Civic and Educational Organizations.

“The Ellis Island Medal of Honor Awards allow us an opportunity to honor the best in America – those who lend their talents, time and energy to making our country a better place for us all. Arcadio Casillas is not only an outstanding businessman, but someone who has dedicated his life to helping others. He exemplifies all that is great about America.” – As stated by William Denis Fugazy, Chairman of the Ellis Island Medals of Honor Gala Ceremony.

There are only two medals sanctioned by the United States Congress, the Medal of Honor and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. Past recipients of the Ellis Island Medals of Honor include six presidents of the United States, members of Congress, Nobel Prize winners, justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, prominent scientists, business people, entertainers and military heroes.









































































































































Colin Chisholm Class of 2007 is an executive of the TNC Networks Inc, the Connecticut based company that brings server-based interactive educational and skills assessment services currently only available in North America to customers in emerging-markets like China, India, Vietnam, and Mexico.
For North American developers, TNC offers a secure, IP-protective distribution channel to new markets. For our distribution partners, TNC offers internationalized and localized ready-to-sell educational and assessment services. For students, faculty, trainers, and human resource staff in emerging markets, TNC offers the very best of North American development.























































Rosemary Clemens Class of 1999 is a CEO of New York Childrens's Vision Coalition, the non-profit, educational, and advocacy organization dedicated solely to assure comprehensive eye care for all New York’s children.

The Coalition brings together educators, healthcare professionals, private industry, philanthropists and political leaders to solidify a common commitment to the preservation of sight and quality of life. With high profile public awareness campaigns, ongoing advocacy with city and state governments and healthcare education agencies. The Coalition seeks to insure accessibility to vision care for all regardless of their ability to pay, and works to insure early detection and treatment providers for each and every child. It has a mobile vision van that provides direct care to children at schools, Head Start programs,day care & summer day camp programs.



Peter Connors Class of 1982 is a partner of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLPOrrick consistently ranks among a handful of global law firms with the breadth and caliber of practice to serve the complex needs of a discerning client base.
With 21 offices in Asia, Europe and North America, we offer our clients a local understanding of business and the law combined with a global perspective, and we assist our clients on issues in well over 100 countries.
We advise financial institutions, public and private companies, emerging businesses and state and regulatory bodies on the largest and most complex corporate transactions, novel finance, litigation and tax matters.

























































Kayhan Civelek Class of 2003 Dentist






Dental Health Services of New York












Rosemary Clemens Class of 1999
Our member Rosemary Clemens, PhD who works for New York Children’s Vision Coalition and, for the club has successfully chaired our “Eyeglass Campaign,” and our “Endow a Tree in Central Park” has just done something really interesting



Marie Otelia Costales - Class of 2007






Marie Otelia Costales was born and raised in Manila and attended the University of the Philippines, where she earned her bachelor's and medical degrees, as well as a master's degree in Public Health. In 1979, about a year after graduating, she married her classmate Antonio Costales.
Early in her career as a physician, Maritel joined the Philippines Department of Health, where she ultimately became the Department's Director of Maternal and Child Health Services and the Division Chief of the Expanded Program on Immunization/Acute Respiratory Infection Program Division. Along the way, she and Antonio were blessed with three children: Victoria, Matt, and Herrard. The family lived in the Philippines until 2001, when Maritel was hired as the Senior Health Advisor for the Polio Eradication Program at UNICEF in New York City. UNICEF is the UN organization that focuses specifically on children and young people, working with others to eliminate the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination place in a child’s path. In that position Maritel oversaw UNICEF's global polio program and coordinated with its partners, who include Rotary International. Two years ago, she became the Senior Health Adviser of Accelerated Disease Control (ADC), leading the professionals who manage the ADC's programs for polio, measles, yellow fever, and meningitis. When she isn't working, Maritel loves reading, gardening, and cooking. She is so grateful to have wonderful children and a happy marriage and a job that she enjoys. She and her husband share the hope that their children might have the same blessings that God gave them. Right now Victoria, their eldest, is a medical student at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY. Both of their sons graduated from college last May--Mark with a BA in Economics from Rutgers and Herrard with a BA in Finance from New York University Stern School of Business. Two accomplishments in which Maritel takes particular pride date back to her tenure as the Philippines' Immunization Manager from 1989 to 1995. The first was helping her country reach the Universal Child Immunization target in 1990. The second was the eradication of polio in the Philippines. From 1993 to 1995, she organized multi-antigen National Immunization Days (NIDs) in the Philippines, in whose success the Philippines Rotarians played a vital role . Since the first round of NIDs in 1993, there have been no more reported polio cases. It is her dream to see polio eradicated globally.


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Donald Dean Class of 2001 is a retired Real Estate Management Company.
















David Del Monte Class of 2000 is originally fron a California club and is a residential Real Esate Sales Executive of the The Corcoran Group the company that has exemplified a steadfast commitment to service, creativity and hard work. The company was founded in 1973 as New York City began an historic transition from being a market predominately composed of rentals to one of individual ownership. Corcoran grasped the implications of this change by targeting specific neighborhoods and concentrating on higher-end properties. With that strategy, we quickly rose to prominence and thanks also to the acquisition of major real estate companies in Manhattan and Brooklyn, today we are the largest residential real estate firm in New York City.
Beginning in 2003 Concoran started expanding our reach into other key luxury markets, acquiring leading firms in both the Hamptons and the South Florida. Today the company boast a total of 50 offices and almost 2,000 agents. In 2007, Corcoran agents generated over $18 billion in total sales.
Always striving for innovation, in 1995 The Corcoran Group launched one of the first real estate websites, corcoran.com. Today, it is an award-winning industry resource, attracting 3.5 million visitors per month and producing more sales than any other website in residential real estate.
Tracking sales for over thirty years has also provided us with an unparalleled database. With that resource underlying our research, we proudly publish The Corcoran Report, one of the first real estate market research reports. It provides a thorough analysis of market trends by size and types of housing and neighborhoods. The Corcoran Report's sales statistics and timely market data have long been recognized as the most accurate and reliable in the industry.
The reach of the Corcoran organization stretches beyond our own markets thanks to the Cartus Mobility Network, the nation's largest real estate referral organization comprised of more than a third of the top 500 brokerages in the United States as well as six global service centers on four continents. In addition to this powerful resource we have our own outstanding Relocation and Corporate Services Division dedicated to helping individuals, families and relocating executives move in or out of all of our key markets.
While the real estate market has grown enormously in value and complexity over the last thirty years, one thing remains the same: our commitment to understanding your individual needs and providing exceptional real estate experiences.


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Bishop Bernard Marie Laurent Deneux - Class of 1997 is a member of the Fraternitie Notre Dame the international Catholic Missionary.






















David H. Dingle Class of 1995




















Louis DiPaolo class of 1979 is the presdient of Plan A Document, the digital printing company








Kevin J. Donnelly, Class of 2002 is president of K.J. Donnelly & Co., Inc. providing counseling and management services to help clients strengthen their financial security.
Kevin is a Certified Financial Planner professional with more than 18 years of experience working with clients to help them achieve their financial objectives. After earning an M.B.A. in Finance and Accounting from Columbia University Kevin worked as a financial consultant with CIGNA and Arthur Andersen & Co.

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Tsugo Endo Class of 1975 is Chairman of the Board of Endo Freight Forwarders N.Y. Inc.


Erik Enroth Class of 2002 recently retired form the Swedish Invetment Board

Don Everett Class of 2002 is a Residentail Real Estate Sales executive with the Corcoran Group.



Morton Eydenberg Plastics Distributor




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Michael Failace is the director of Michael Fallace & Associates, PC, the boutique employment law firm that assists both employers and employees in resolving all types of employment law matters. The company is known for a high level of dedication and expertise in the following employment matters.
Prior to forming the firm he worked for seventeen years as an in-house Employment Counsel with IBM. Mr. Faillace has also taught employment discrimination law as an Adjunct Professor at Fordham University School of Law since 1992 and at Seton Hall University Law School from 1995 to 1998. In addition to being admitted to the New York State Bar, he is also admitted to the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Micheal is also a nationally-renowned speaker and writer on employment law. He is the author of the best-selling treatise on the ADA Disability Law Deskbook: The Americans with Disabilities Act in the Workplace, published by Practicing Law Institute (PLI). He is a three time recipient of the New York State annual Pro Bono lawyer award given by the New York Bar Association.

Michael grew up in Columbia, South America. He calls himself a Rotary Brat since his father has been a Rotarian for 40 years and is still an active member. Michael just decided one day to join New York Rotary. He picked up the phone to see where the luncheon was, and has been an active member ever since. He currently serves as the 2007-2008 Vocational Service Division Chair.

He is fluent in Spanish, German, French and Italian. His education includes a B.A., from Columbia University with Majors in Sociology and History. He has a M.P.A. from Kennedy School of Government, and a Law Degree from Harvard Law School, he also earned an LL.M. from New York University School of Law, majoring in Labor and Employment Law.
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Mary G. Fischetti Class of 1988 is a Certified Financial Planner at du Pasquier Co., the asset management company that specializes in assisting the high net worth client and the small to mid-size institutional investor by providing customized portfolio management processes that derive from proprietary quantitative investment methodologies.






Hugh T. Fox - Class of 2007

Hugh T. Fox was born in Brooklyn, New York. The grandson of Martin Weglicki, a prominent Brooklyn business leader, and Hugh Fox, Sr., a decorated New York City police detective. Huge was instilled, at a young age, with the values to lead responsibly and to give generously. He is the eldest of two boys. Family values remain the nucleus to Hugh, and he enjoys dining with his family.

Hugh is married and lives in Battery Park City with his wife Bonnie, a medical student in neurology. Together, they have lived in Battery Park City since 1997. In addition to New York, Hugh and Bonnie reside in Hong Kong and Vancouver throughout the year. They are actively involved in the communities that they live and visit, and are long-time members of The India House Club in downtown Manhattan. Hugh and Bonnie are stewards to several New York City and international civic and charity organizations. And, they aspire to inspire fellowship in their travels as they explore new cultures.

Hugh earned a Ph.D. in urban policy at Milano – The New School for Management and Urban Policy. In his consultancy, he advises on economic development and public policy in developing countries. He also earned a master of sciences degree in urban policy from Milano – The New School for Management and Urban Policy, and his bachelor of sciences degree from The New School in political science and economics.

Hugh is passionate about developing international fellowship, and his goal is to develop a network of global sustainability in developed and developing worlds. When he is not pursuing his passion and goal, he is an avid marathoner and tri-athlete. He enjoys golfing, scuba diving, rock climbing and kayaking.

Hugh’s proudest accomplishment is his implementation of a Holiday Season giving program, which continues to provide 300+ impoverished families in New York City access to basic living needs during the holiday season. It is his proudest accomplishment because he believes it is an antecedent in his life-long dedication to his ancestries values to lead responsibly and give generously. And, personifies his mantra: “one person can inspire the populace to greatness, but no one can inspire greatness alone.”

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Boris Herzi Class of 2009 is a lawyer with specialization in international transactional law, international arbitration and alternative dispute resolutions, admitted in both France and the U.S. He has worked with a prominent French law firm for 9 years, serving as a second to the Resident Partner for 5 years. For the last 4 years, Boris has had had sole charge of the current management of the desk, under the supervision of members of the board in the Paris office, and I has led the business development efforts, especially in the Northeast, for the firm.

As of February 2008, Boris has been partner of a small international boutique firm with affiliations in France, Belgium and Spain. His responsibilities include, advising North American clients (U.S. companies and New York law firms) regarding French or European Law, but he also represents European clients with their dealings in the U.S.

Boris was born and raised in Toulouse, France, in a multi-cultural and multi-lingual social and familial environment. An active child, he played rugby & soccer, went surfing, swam and practiced martial arts. His love for the outdoors meant he often spent weekends in neighboring countries and his summers attending camps. These activities brought Boris into repeated contact with kids from a diversity of other countries: Spain, Belgium, Holland, Italy, etc. and the cultural diversity developed friendships and an affinity for broader horizons.Boris's desire to meet different peoples and learn about other cultures inspired him to travel extensively around Europe (West and East) and North and West of Africa. and as he got older and began to think about career goals, he realized that his interests would be well-suited for a legal career. He ultimately sought a dual degree in business and law from the University of Toulouse, graduating from the prestigious and highly selective DESS de Droit des Affaires / DJCE, Diplôme de Juriste Conseil d'Entreprise, in 1997. This was followed by work as a lawyer (Avocat à la Cour) in Toulouse and in Paris. He joined one of the leading French firms in Paris, and was then sent to New York in 1999 to second the Resident Partner here. While working as a full-time associate, Boris obtained a degree at Fordham School of Law, with a specialization in corporate, banking and international law and passed the New York Bar.Along with professional responsibilities, Boris is proactively involved in the community, volunteering his services, notably by providing pro bono legal assistance to an association in Toulouse whose mission is to help needy families and homeless persons. He's assisted in preparing administrative paperwork and provided legal advice, regarding social and immigration law in France.

Through this work, Boras was able to interrupt the deportation process of more than 85 aliens and their families, who were in fact entitled to legal status and medical coverage in France. Strong interest in environmental issues, led to his providing pro bono legal assistance for the protection of a site with great natural and historical importance near his home town in the Pyrenees, resulted in the area being put under a special environmental protection order.In 2007, Boris married his lovely wife Soo and they currently live on the Upper West Side. Boris is an avid squash player and a fervid rugby and soccer spectator. He's got an appreciation for classical music and a strong interest in international relations and history. His goals are to continue growing and building his career while starting a family. He says, "My dream is hard to define as I find myself constantly evolving which consequently redefines my dreams. Due to my experience, I find that diversity and cultural differences are the most intellectually stimulating, and this has sustained my constant aspirations to broaden my international knowledge and friendship. New York, in my opinion, is the capital of the world and is my perfect home for now."












Natalie Hahn Class of 2003 Due to the civil war over the last twenty years, nearly every school in Liberia had been destroyed. But with the end of the war and a democratically elected government, the schools are now being rebuilt and there is a real need for school books. Florence Chenoweth, who is Liberian, and Natalie, who lived in Africa for 14 years deceided to "Lend a hand" and commited themselves to the goal of sending a shipping container of 100,000 books. With the help of our Executive Director, Andreas, our club's Foundation, the Rotary Club of Lincoln, Nebraska, (Natalie's home state), USAID, World Vision, and some very generous publishing companies, their service project has already sent more than 800,000 books!





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John J. Haikala Class of 1986 is the chairman of Plywood & Door Manufacturers Corporation has been an importer of the finest birch plywoods from Finland, as well as other quality panel products from all parts of the world since 1948
Their long-standing association with the Finnish plywood industry ensures thier supply of the most technologically advanced panel products from the most responsibly managed, renewable forests in the world.





Yasuko Hara Class of 2009 "Director of Japanese Tea Ceremony"

Yasuko Hara is from Tokyo, Japan, where she attended Toyo Women’s College in Tokyo, majoring in English Literature and Language. In Japan she was the executive assistant to the CEO of Japan’s top law firm for more than twenty years.

Yasuko first visited New York City in 1986 as a corporate trainee and it was love at first visit.
A year later in 1987, she left Japan, inspired and driven to live in New York- a strange new world, with no family, no connections, no home, and no job.Soon after arriving, however, she met her husband Martin at a Zen monastery and they married a year later.Since that time, she worked as Executive Assistant to the CEO of the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi for North America, and she retired in 2008.

Yasuko has a passion for the cultural treasures of Japan – those include Japanese Tea Ceremony, Haiku Poetry, and Zen practice. As such, the Rotary Club of New York now has a member that is a "Director of Japanese Tea Ceremony" which can be experienced at a number of Japanese Cultural Centers, and other venues. During this Ceremony Yasuko displays how Compassion, Mindfulness and Peace can be attained through the simple act of serving a bowl of Tea.


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Erol Hasan - Class of 2007

Erol has been living in NY since 1994 with brothers. His company provides full design and construction services including design consultation or design and build project or solely construction services. This could be a new building or any type of renovation project. The company can solve all construction related problems under one roof.

Originally from Turkey where he graduated from one of the most selective universities in Turkey, The Middle East Technical University, as civil engineer Erol also completed part of Master's Degree program in Vienna at Vienna Technical University.

Some of Erol's passions include philosophy, politics & the arts. But he also puts a lot of energy into building up his company and at the same time works to make a positive contribution to our community.

He is very proud of having built his company from scratch and the fact that the company can take an idea to execution by building a team to make it happen with complete integrity and honesty.

Hayo Hummerjohann Class of 2006 is the CEO of the World Trade Merchant Group.

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Johannes Gabel Class of 1989 is a partner of
Fulbright & Jaworski, the full-service international law firm that serves the needs of businesses, governments, non-profit organizations and individual clients around the world. Fulbright is one of the largest law firms in the United States with nearly 1,000 lawyers and more than 50 integrated practice areas. There are sixteen Fulbright locations world-wide, with international locations in Beijing, London, Munich, Hong Kong, Dubai and Riyadh.
Fulbright has a growing list of honors for its representation of businesses, governments, non-profit organizations and individual clients across the globe, as well as for excellence in the legal profession.


Michael Gallin - Class of 2008 is a director of the John Gallin & Sons, Inc. the New York contruction management firm. Founded in 1886, John Gallin & Son provides quality, cost-effective construction management and general contracting services for commercial interiors for the New York corporate community.


Ulrich Gaillard - Class of 2005 is a director of the Batey Relief Alliance that was established in 1997 in the United States as a 501c3 tax-exempt humanitarian aid organization , his organization works closely with key international donors/partners committed to positive social change in the developing world. In 2000, BRA created its regional arm, BRA DOMINICANA, a Dominican-based non-governmental organization (NGO) charged to help carry out the mission of the Batey Relief Alliance inside the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The Batey Relief Alliance is a member of the Global Health Council and is associated with the Department of Public Information—NGO of the United Nations.







Khedija Ghachem is originally from the Rotary Club of Chicago.













Susanne Gellert class of 2008 is a director of the Legal department of the German American chanber of Commerce, Inc.




Dean Georges owner of Irene Hayes Wadley & Smyhe LeMoult One of New York's oldest and most famous Florist.

If any member of our club is synonymous with his Rotary Classification, it is Dean Georges, our club florist. You may not have had the pleasure of getting to know Dean, as I have, but YOU have benefited by his membership at every meeting you attend. Each and every week, Dean generously arranges and delivers the flowers that sit at the podium. Is this Service Above Self or what?

Dean was introduced to the Rotary Club of Rockaway by his Rotarian father, John, also a florist in Rockaway, Queens. He has been around the flower business since age 8 and attended occasional Rotary meetings back then, too.

Dean has four children and is very proud of each of them. Son John and Daughter Jennifer are Special Ed Teachers in Woodside and Brooklyn respectively. Son Robby is an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan and Son Christopher works for Bank of America in Mergers and Acquisitions in Manhattan..

From 1956-58, Dean served in the Army. After his initial training, he was assigned to a base in Southern France. He says he loved that duty station and was fortunate to serve in a time of peace…after Korean and before Viet Nam. When he returned from active duty with the army in 1958, Dean took over his dad’s business joined the Rotary Club of Rockaway in 1964. There he maintained per attendance and served as president from 1968-69.


In 1976, Dean bought a partnership interest in a second business, called Irene Hayes Wadley & Smythe Flowers owned by Rotarian Tony Micelli and located at Park & 58th. Tony had been sending weekly flowers to our Rotary meetings for 32 years, so, Hey! Why stop a good thing? In 1980, Dean moved “Irene Hayes” Flowers to Rockefeller Center. (The “roots” of Irene Hayes Wadley & Smythe Flowers goes back to 1865.)

In the old days, Dean enjoyed seeing fellow Rotarians going to and from Rotary meetings right around his store at Rockefeller Center.

In 2006, Dean moved to 30 East 30th Street where his business continues to rank in the top 100 FTD florists in the United States. (That’s top 100 out of 20,000 florists nationwide.) He has achieved this distinction every year since 1977.

Rotary goes deep in Dean’s family. Dean shares two stories where Rotary helped his family.

About 1953/54, Greece experienced a devastating earthquake that damaged the home of Dean’s Aunt. The tragedy caused financial havoc as well. Dean’s Aunt was not able to arrange for financing to repair her home so she reached out to Dean’s Father, a Rotarian. In the Rotary International directory, Dean’s father located the name of the Rotary President in his sister’s town and, through the Rotarian President, was able to arrange a loan from a Rotarian Banker in that club.

Another time in 1948, Dean’s father and mother were returning from a Florist’s convention in Florida. Around St. Augustine, an approaching truck crossed the middle line and slammed into their car. Dean’s mother was severely injured and it required a 6 month hospital stay. The EMS at the scene asked Dean’s father if he needed help and he said “Please get me a Greek Orthodox Priest and a Rotarian.” Dean’s mother and father had their spiritual needs taken care of by the Priest and the St. Augustine Rotarians took care of the rest. Rotary assistance made this tragedy a little easier to bear.

Dean loves to travel. One of his recent trips was to the World War II battlefields at Normandy. On the same trip, Dean returned to the site of the ordinance depot where he served 50 years ago. “It was fascinating!” he says.

If his spirit, in his weekly flowers, counts as a “meeting make up” he has perfect attendance for over 43 years! (Dean is a one time Paul Harris fellow since 1987.)





John L.German Class of 2003 is the Director of Non-Profit Computing, Inc. Since 1984, this all-volunteer organization best known for arranging computer donations, procurement, and logistics worldwide

John is also the Main Representative to the United Nations Member of the Board of Trustees People to People International (founded by President Eisenhower) that includes the Committee on Disability. He is also associated with the Technical Subgroup of the Ad Hoc Open-Ended Working Group on Informatics (informally, the Working Group on Informatics), Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC),and a Senior Advisor United Nations Public-Private Alliance for Rural Development and the United Nations Global Compact.
































Taylor Gray Class of 1999 is the Executive Vice Presdient of Analytic Asset Management Inc.,
the company of seasoned investment professionals. Their seven portfolio managers, all of whom do analytical research, collectively have over 200 years experience with asset management. With their foremost goal is to be protective of our clients’ assets with a conservative, balanced approach.














Sergei Gorbunov Class of 2000 is an economist with the United Nations Secretariat.


















Suzzane Gellert Class of 2008 was born in Hannover, Germany: a city well known for its international trade fair, and went to high school there. She also spent one year in West Palm Beach, Florida and received her US high school diploma. Having completed herlegal studies at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Suzanne was admitted to the Bar in Germany in 2006. Additionally, she has studied and practiced law in Spain and was able to attain multi-lingual skills in German, English, Spanish and French.

Since the beginning of her legal studies, it has always been Suzanne's goal to pursue an international career. This, coupled with a desire to seek new professional challenges, led her to the German-American Chamber of Commerce in New York City where she is currently the head of the Legal Department. For sixty years the German American Chamber of Commerce has promoted bilateral business relations between the United States and Germany. During this time, the Chamber has evolved into one of the most innovative providers of services for German-American trade.

As the head of the Legal Department, Suzzane deals daily with a multitude of international legal issues in the area of German-American business development, being supported by a very capable team of law clerks from Germany. Needless to say, Suzzane finds the work is fascinating, especially the cross-cultural aspects of it.

Presently she is pursuing a Fordham LL.M. which will enable her to expand her legal knowledge and experience, and provide a balanced skills-set for dealing more effectively with German-American legal matters.

Working here in New York City and successfully expanding the legal services that the German-American Association are offering is something Suzzane is very proud of. And looking for an opportunity to give back Suzzane is an active member in a number of community and international service projects of the Rotary Club of New York.




Edward W. T. Gray III
Class of 1993 “The Play’s the Thing” The scene is Princeton University’s campus and the leading man is Ed Grey, who will join Rotary in 1993, and yet is not sure where life will take him as he poises to graduate. One thing is sure. Ed Gray likes to write.

In every good play, there is suspense and a war is looming in this tale, and its impact is life changing. Our Rotary hero chose the Coast Guard and upon completing his service, married, and regretfully bid goodbye to his writing career. In our character’s words, writing just couldn’t support a family.

Ed Gray may not have written a play back then, but he crafted a life that would win any prize for success. Turning to the investment business, his competitive spirit combined with his love of research and his winning personal nature. The cast of characters in this tale includes his many satisfied clients. He describes his career as “gratifying” and feels the thrill of seeing his clients succeed in meeting their financial goals. His grateful clients benefit not only from Ed’s genuine nature, but his keen awareness of stocks and portfolios.

In our story’s turning point, a new character appears, Larry Parks, who introduced Ed to New York Rotary winning him from another service organization. Ed’s rise through the ranks was quite quick. In a few years, he became President for 1999-2000! It’s amazing to know that this respected Rotarian describes his first months in Rotary as “awkward” at first. He smiles as cites Jim Morita, Arcadio, and our current President as his models for Rotary service and for socializing! Ed’s service has been focused on the Foundation in these past years. His efforts have powered the group to far reaching service and contribution in difficult times such as through 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina. As the leader of the Foundation, Ed’s been most proud of his effort to broker relationships between the Foundation and the club membership, making the Foundation seem less a separate entity.

As in most stories, the twists and turns make the tale interesting. In this tale, our former university basketball star, now returns to his roots of writing and currently is engaged in developing his love of the written word—especially the play! When you sit with Ed at lunch or with his Rotarian son, Taylor, they will be able to talk more than their financial business. They can report on the progress of Ed’s recent play. After many years, Ed finally has the chance to develop his skill and passion for writing. He is enjoying every minute.

This is no means Ed’s final act. He remains active along with his wife, Michelle, an attorney, in sports and social activities related to Rotary, and he is dedicated to his family. In addition to his son, Taylor, Ed is the proud father of Peter, an attorney with his own practice in Brooklyn Heights, and Carolyn, the Director of Foundation Relations at the Wildlife Conservation Society.

Ed Gray is now writing his next chapter. Who knows what further ideas and visions will come to the page as Ed, a most respected Rotarian, finally turns his eye toward the art of writing. Author! Author! Bravo.


















Joesph Groveman
Class of 1969