Meet Our Rotary eClub NY1 Members from NYS & around the world!

View Breaking News & Projects of Rotary eClub NY1 members & our 'earthly hdqrtrs'!

Earl Lewis, Clinton, NY, is our 2013-15 President/Treasurer of the Rotary eClub NY1 of D7150, transferred in from the New Hartford Rotary Club. Earl is a retired professional fire fighter and electrical contractor. Currently he is a full time volunteer at The Children's Museum in Utica, NY where he is Manager of Exhibits and Renovations. He is also a Major Donor.

Marlene Brown, Clinton, NY, Rotary eClub NY1 Charter President, transferred from the New Hartford RC. A retired teacher & American Mngt. Assoc. professor, TechnoTouch Futurists owner, Exec. Director of The Children's Museum in Utica, NY (our earthly headquarters) & D-7150 2007-08 District Governor, she is eClub's 2013-15 Exec Secretary & a Major Donor.

Lavinia Fladung, Munich Germany, joined our eClub in June 2013. Lavinia graduated from the Ludwigs Maximillians University in Munich with a master of arts in economics. She took part in an online course of Stanford University Strategic Decisions Group. In addition to the German language, she speaks & writes fluent English. 2004-06 Lavinia was a Founding Member of a Munich, Germany Rotaract Club.

Markus Kramer, Gruenwald, Germany is a former Rotaract Cologne member. His family business is producing and exporting organic fruit juices and fruit preperations to the U.S. Markus is sponsored by Wolfram Nolte, Rotary e-Club NY1

Sven Kjellström, Skara,Sweden, is sponsored by Rolf Kedner, Vara, Sweden, from District 2380. Sven is a businessman owning two companies in Skara, Sweden and one in Vejle, Denmark. His firms are predominantly involved in business with Eastern Europe and China.

Bradley A. Brown, Tampa, FL, is a new Rotarian in our eClub, sponsored by Marlene Brown. Brad, retired from IBM, is Principal of Gemini Consultants, has extensive experience nationally and globally in sales and marketing, and as a business computer consultant. Brad is eClub 2013-15 Vice President.

Dr. Maria VonHarpe, Paris, France, has a PhD in political sciences, lives in Paris with her husband and in Bonn where she gives classes at the political institute of the University of Bonn. She is also CEO of Management-Kolleg-Vierwaldstättersee GmbH in Switzerland.

James Schulz, Rhinelander, WI, has transferred in from District 6200. Jim, a Commercial Finance Consultant, is Owner of JR Services Company. Past president of Rotary Club of Rhinelander, Wisconsin and 3 term Ass't Governor of D-6220, Jim was the originator & project coordinator of “Two Russia With Love” humanitarian aid project.

Dr. Raymond H. Hamden, Dubai UAE and Washington DC, transferred in from the Rotary Club of Dubai and is sponsored by Marlene Brown. A Clinical & Forensic Psychologist, he is Director of Human Relations Institute in Dubai and Chair of The Foundation For International Human Relations in DC. The father of 5, he has been an Active Rotarian since 1982, when he was initiated into the Washington D. C. Rotary Club. Dr. Hamden is a Paul Harris Fellow

A Past Member of the Rotaract Club Bonn, Germany, since 1994, because of my job as an Asst. Manager at KPMG AG, based in Cologne, my travel schedule restricts me. Thus it is not not possible for me to meet attendance requirements of a traditional Rotary club. My sponsor is Dr. Jürgen Nolte Rotarian since 1991. Currently he is Rotarian of the Rotary Club Bonn-Siebengebirge, Nr. R.I. 31460, Germany. I would be delighted to be a member of the Rotary e-Club NY1, allowing me to still be a member of the Rotarian family.

Satoshi Hashimoto, M.D., transferred in from the Kyoto Morning Rotary Club upon his retirement. Dr. Hashimoto was Director of the Kizuyabashi Takeda Hospital in Kyoto, Japan. He reports transferring to our eClub means he can remain a Rotarian as a member of our Rotary eClub NY1 Club.

Karen Reimers, MD, Buffalo NY, joined our e-club in June 2012. Karen is a former Rotary Youth Exchange Student to Germany in 1994-5, sponsored by the Rotary Club of St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. A Paul Harris Fellow and Past President of the Amherst North Rotary Club, Karen is a member of the American Psychiatric Association & the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.

Vanessa Hickey, Pacific Palisades, CA, is a new Rotarian sponsored by DG Marlene Brown. A private personal coach, Vanessa is the mother of two and grandmother of two twin boys!

Christina Buschmann, Clinton, NY, sponsored by Marlene Brown,
is a Physical Education Teacher & Director of the Community Fitness Center. Christina transferred in from Galaxy Rotary Club.

Melanie Caron, Wallkill, NY,
sponsored by Marlene Brown, is a Senior Project Manager with GE Capital. The mother of two, Melanie transferred in from the Galaxy Rotary Club.

Stacy Butcher, MSW, Clinton, NY,
sponsored by Marlene Brown, is a licensed Social Worker with Liberty Resources. The mother of two, Stacy transferred in from the Galaxy Rotary Club.

Vincent J. Gilroy, Jr., Utica, NY, is a new Rotarian sponsored by DG Marlene Brown. A CPA, Vin owns his own Accounting Firm, specializing in both personal and corporate financial accounting. Vin volunteers his time as CPA/Auditor for our Rotary eClub NY. Vin is an Hoonorary Member of our Rotary eClub NY1




Robert E. Walton, Reading, PA, transferred in from Rotary Club of Spring Township. Self Employed, Private investor is small business,with major focus on medical supply. Former owner of executive search firm, Personnel Recruiters specializing in financial services. Member US-Russia ICC. He is our eClub's 2011-13 Past President, a Major Donor, & Honorary Member of eClubNY1.

Purchase our unique Rotary eClub Banner

Member Rotary Makeups, Projects, News...

March 2014, eClub NY1 member Lavinia visited the Rotary Club at the Munich Airport - above is the photo Lavinia sent showing herself and her 'Mum' plus London DG Dick Nathan and his wife.

2014 Children's Museum ('earthly headquarters' for Rotary eClub NY1, a partial sponsor) with Judges & student winners.

As seen in the June 2013 Dist newsletter, Credo, eClub of D-7150 was presented with an award & flag from Dist. Foundation Chair Jerry Gortner for our donations to the Foundation. L. to R.: eClub President Earl Lewis, VP Brad Brown, Gortner, eClub Exec. Secretary PDG Marlene Brown. Our display case contains awards earned over the years plus banners from around the world. We were the 3rd eClub to be approved by Rotary International and 1 of the original 14 still active. Our 21 members are from countries around the world and we meet in cyberspace. Plus Rotarian from around the world do Makeup’s from articles PDG Marlene adds.

Rotary eClub & Rotary Int'l exhibit at The Children's Museum in Utica, NY (its 'earthly headquarters') The exhibit contains photos of our current Rotary eClub members, as well as Awards received, brochures & info, and banner flags from other Rotary Clubs around the world.Every year we keep adding more.

Above: Our newest member, Lavinia Fladung, visits a German Club!

Right: Nov. 2013 - Rotary eClub mbr Lavinia represents our eClub by helping transport & prepare an art auction in a gallery with Rotary Munich Int'l.

Rotary Tirupur N. Club, India children's t-shirts available at the Rotary eClub's 'earthly eadquarters' at The Children's Museum, Utica, NY

June, 2013, L to R: Barb Paparella; PDG Marlene Brown, Rotary eClub NY1; PDG Ed Paparella, GUS Rotary Club, outgoing District Governor Lou Steppelo, Utica Rotary Club, & Lou's friend at the 2013 Rotary District 7150 Conference at Vernon Downs Resort/Hotel/Conference Center, Vernon, NY

Front: PDG Marlene Brown & Earl Lewis, Rotary eClub NY1; Back: Rotary colleague Paul Graziano, President of the Onondaga N. Rotary Club & an ROTC member.

Connie Smith, Secretary/Treasurer of the Onondaga N. Rotary Club with PDG Marlene Brown & Earl Lewis, Rotary eClub NY1.

June, 2012, Rotary District 7150 Governor Jim Gascon presents PDG Marlene & Treaserer/PP Earl Lewis with two awards: #1 Club in the District for donations to R. I.'s Polio Eradication Campaign!

AND #1 Club in the District for Annual & Polio Giving!

PDG Marlene w/Tom Taylor, MC for Youth Exchange entertainment

Conference held at Vernon Downs Resort w/5th Race the Rotary Race!

NYS Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi & wife Erica enjoy a Saturday in the museum with their children! (Children's Museum in Utica is Rotary eClub NY1's earthly hdqrtrs)

Rotary Youth Exchange students from 16 countries visit the Children's Museum (add'l photos below);

The Rotary YE finish their tour with the traditional photo on the museum's original oak staircase (Chaperone Utica Rotarian Jack Alterdoerff on L. of stairs & Rotary eClub NY1 member, PDG Marlene Brown, Museum Executive Director, on the other side).

A Pre-K group enjoys a field trip to the museum and is part of the Museum Week news on!

Museum Executive Director presents a program on the museum for the retired National Grid workers

Rotarian Shenoy and then District Governor Marlene Brown elicit a smile from a young girl in India who seldom smiled. Thanks, Shenoy, for the memory

2012 Utica Mayor at swearing-in ceremony with Marlene Brown

Newark NJ Mayor Cory Booker did a program in Utica, NY and shared with PDG Marlene Brown (Exec Dir of The Children's Museum, our Rotary eClub's 'earthly headquarters')

Cory Booker, author of "How to Change the World with Your Bare Hands", autographs a card for eClub Member & Museum Board member Brad Brown, as he emphasizes the importance of a thriving children's museum's to a large city and its region.

The Children's Museum of Utica NY Educational Theatre & Train exhibits, projects of local Rotary eClub NY1 members

The Rotary eClub wall and cabinet display at The Children's Museum, our 'earthly headquarters'

2011 Rotary Zones 24/32 Conference, L to R: R. I. President Kalyan Banerjee, Robert Walton (eclub member), R.I. Director Ken Grabeau congratulating Robert on becoming a Level 3 Major Donor of The Rotary Foundation

Robert Walton exchanges banners with RC in Bermuda

10-11 Former Rotary Int'l President Jonathan Majiyagbe takes part in the end polio walk in Abuja Nigeria, part of the 50th anniversary of Rotary in Nigeria.

10-11 Rotary eClubNY1 member Tina Francis holding the banner during the walk to end polio in Abuja Nigeria, part of activities to mark the 50th anniversary of Rotary in Nigeria.

eClub Rotarian Shobhit Gupta Distributing Dictionaries to 3rd Grade Students of Whittier Elementary School, Winfield

eClub Rotarian Shobhit Gupta with Rtn Geri Apple at Rotary Club of Newton Christmas Party

eClub Rotarian Shobhit with PDG Rod Kreie and wife Dana at Newton, Kansas

eClub Rotarian Shobhit with PDG Don Drennan, his wife and Sparla at Winfield Get-together

Above: Some of the activities for children on the 4 floors of our Children's Museum of History, Science & Technology in Utica NY

2011 Rotary International Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - Green Jacket Dinner with 2007-08 District Governors. On left, PDG Marlene Brown from Rotary eClub NY1, next to past R. I. President Wilf Wilkinson from Canada & other fellow PDG's.

2011 Rotary International Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - L to R: Rotary eClub members President Robert Walton, PA; Executive Secretary Marlene Brown & Club Treasurer Earl Lewis. (Marlene & Earl founded this eClub in 2004)

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - Several of our Rotary eClub NY1 members will be getting together at the International Convention! President-elect Robert has set up a Rotary Russian Party there!

Dubai, Dubai, 01 May 2011 As part of Rotary’s ongoing commitment to raise and communicate awareness to young people, it was our pleasure to have with us the students and one of the mentors from Universal American School, Dubai. The goal of the field trip program is to observe the Psychology practice in HRI. In 2 hour the students grasped the learning to promote better understanding on information about the nature of addiction behaviors and the overuse of technology.

Dubai, 14 April 2011, L to R: RTN Gerlie Saura, RTN Dr. Raymond H. Hamden, Maysa Ghammachi, Ines Journoud, Daniella Hamden, RTN Christine Basilio. Dubai, 14 April 2011 In keeping with Rotary's aim to communicate a series of experiences to young people, we were delighted to host the students from Lycée Français International AFLEC Dubai for a four (4) day (April 11-14, 2011) observation of our Psychology practice as part of their career orientation program. The program assisted them in forming their own personal and professional values and standards to broaden their horizons cross-culturally, socially, and professionally. Read more here.

Utica NY, April 2011 - Marlene Brown was chosen the YWCA's 2011 Salute to Women Leaders in the category of Arts & Communication., L to R front: Children's Museum Board Chair John Nogas, Executive Director Marlene Brown,; back row: Museum Board Secretary Mary Cardinale, City Senior Planner Dana Crisino, eClub Rotarian Earl Lewis, eClub Rotarian Bradley Brown, eClub Rotarian Christina Buschmann

October 2010- a mini Rotary meeting in Dubai, United Arab Emirate L. to R.: Dr. Raymond Hamden of Rotary eClub NY1; Irina Zagubisalo of Rotary Club of Novosibirsk, Russia; Robert Walton of Rotary eClub NY1; and Gerlie Saura of Rotary eClub NY1.
L: Rotary eClub member Dr. Hamden exchanging banners with Club President Andrea Luehmann in Chicago as they celebrate the 106th Anniversary of The #1 Rotary Club

Dec. 2010 - a social activity from Cologne/Bonn Rotary Club which takes place every year where we collect food and gifts in a super market for homeless people in Cologne


Dec. 2010- L. Rotary eClub member Dr. Maria VonHarpe and her husband 2nd from R. at a special rotary meeting in Cologne where we met members of Rotary Paris Alliance.

Dubai, 7 March 2011, RI Rotary's programs for students and youth is dedicated to change the lives of those who participate. We were delighted to host 15 year-old Tamer Aboulhosn, a student from the American School of Dubai for a full day observation of Psychology practice as part of their career orientation program. Tamer had the opportunity to know more about the mission of Rotary International to the world.

5- 19-10 eClub Rtns. Dr. Raymond Hamden and Gerlie Saura meet & exchange banners with visiting Rotarian Genevieve Flight, a member of the Rotary club of Gloucester D1100 UK at the Korea Medical Tourism Evening at the Grand Hyatt Hotel Dubai.

Dubai, 7 March 2011, We recently had the pleasure to conduct a meeting where we inducted our new Rotarian Christine Basilio the newest proud member of Rotary e-Club NY1 of District 7150. The ceremony starts with the declaration of the Four Way Test followed by pinning, the Rotary history and NY1 banner was shared over the lunch meeting.

The Rotarian's 2010 photo contest First place winner: Peter Vogelaar, RC of Utica, N.Y., USA, D7150; Woman fetching water in Irrawaddy Delta, Myanmar. "This image, with its wonderful warm tones, gives the viewer cultural insight and speaks to the issue of clean water. The graphic elements work in balance with each other: The two pumps mirror the two buckets the woman is carrying. The trees balance the frame. Light coming directionally through the haze reflects off the drops dripping off the buckets. A lovely, elegant photo that speaks to the lives of the people who live in Irrawaddy Delta"

4-10 eClub Rotarian Dr. Raymond Hamden quoted in "The National" on The Dubai Institute for Women and Children's goal of changing the law to protect abused women & girls

5- 5-10 eClub Rtns. Dr. Raymond H. Hamden and Gerlie Saura host Rotarian Elisabeth Axelsson, the GSE Team Leader from District 2380 Sweden.

11-09 Rotary eClub NY1 member Maria attends meeting in Cannes, Paris

12-09 Rotary Bonn Christmas Dinner held at eClub NY1 Rotarian Dr. Maria vonHarpe's home, with Rotary eClub NY1 member Professor Lange (l.) & her husband Michael (r.)

10-09 Sven Kjellstrom and Gunnar Wahlstrom, Rotary eClub NY1 members, visited the Rotary Club of Borås, Södra. After a warm welcome by President Lars Nordin, they gave our eClub standard to their RC President.

10-09 After lunch, Sven & Gunnar had a nice time with the entertainment, Swedish music & singing. This club was founded in 1970 and had 43 members & guests attending.

10-09 Rotary eClub NY1 member Maria reports that she has attended Rotary meetings in Cannes, Paris and Cologne. Yesterday Gerhard Lange stayed with she and her husband, and they attended the RC Cologne-Bonn millenium for lunch snf discussed rotary activties in our region. They started a project on ourselves supporting medical care and build up infrastructure in the little village Kalba in Ghana.

4-10 eClub Rotarian Prof. Gerhard Lange presented “Cheerful man is master of his soul” for the Rotary Club of Montabaur. Prof. Lange donated his usual fee to raise money for their project: Learn to read – Learn to live.

9-09 Rotary eClub NY1members Earl Lewis (L) and PDG Marlene Brown (R) with District 7150 DG Fred Cholet & Arlene, at the 2009 District 7150 conference

4-09 Verona, NY - RLI Trainers & Faculty members, IPDG Marlene Brown, Rotary eClub NY1, (left front) and her classmate IPDG Dave Reynolds (right back) with the Graduating Class session they had just facilitated.

WXPR FM Radio is an independent, non-profit, user-supported, public FM radio station serving North Wisconsin and Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The station is on-air 24/7 and is operated mostly by community volunteers who offer their time as program hosts & other necessary clerical, fundraising, administrative duties.

Rotary eClub NY1 member Jim Schulz produces and hosts a weekly four hour classical music program “Midday Classics” on Friday mornings, as well as occasional hosting of Sunday evening’s “Classics By Request".

6-19-09 Birmingham, England - Rotary Int'l Institute dinner included R.I. V.P. Monty Audenart, Canada (4th from Left); PDG Marlene Brown, eClub NY1 President Earl Lewis; Liz Audenart; Ann Colasurdo; R. I. Director/Treasurer Mike Colasurdo

6-20-09 Birmingham, England - Rotary Int'l Institute dinner included PDG Marlene Brown (3rd from left, foreground); R. I. Director Tom Branum Sr.; Linda Branum; R. I. Immediate Past President Wilf Wilkinson (Canada); Joan Wilkinson; R. I. Director John Germ; Mrs. Germ; Rotary eClub NY1 President Earl Lewis (foreground)

9-09 Rotary eClub NY1member PDG Marlene Brown (R) with District 7150 DG Fred Cholet (C) & the GSE team from Japan, at the 2009 District 7150 conference

4-09 Rome, NY - IPDG Marlene Brown, Rotary eClub NY1, with the Rome Rotary Club Interact group, after keynoting their Haiti Water Project fundraising dinner

3-09 Maria does a makeup at the Paris Rotary Club - who are looking at a project of supporting a third Nigerian child - & attended meetings in Cologne, Speyer, Gstaad

3-09 eClub member Gerhard is interviewd at the broadcasting station "Westdeutscher Rundfunk" (WDR) in Germany

12-08, eClub Rotarians PDG Marlene Brown & Earl Lewis attend the REDI (Rotary Emergency Distaster Initiative) and DRRAG (Disaster Relief Rotary Action Group) Conference in Nassau, Bahamas

Past Rotary International Director John J. Eberhard, DRAGG Chair, (right) with IPDG Brown, appointed a DRAGG Zone Coordinator

12-08 Sven & Gunnar attend a Rotary meeting at Alinsas-Nolhaga
Rotary club. We was warmly welcomed by the Rotary president Kjell Helgesson.

The town was founded in 1613 and has a very old city centre.The citys many shops and markets are being carefully restored.

6-08 Left: DG Marlene with keynoter President Wilf Wilkinson at D7150's COG.

Above: eClub members Earl Lewis (L) and Matt Chmielewski (R) with R.I. President Wilf at D7150's Changing of the Guard

6-08 DG Marlene & Earl at The Rose Bowl with eClub members Robert & Vanessa Hickey, in L. A. at R. I. Convention. View more pix here.

3-08 District Governor Marlene Brown and D7150 eClub NY1 Rotarians Earl Lewis & Brad Brown traveled to Haiti at their own expense to attend their District Assembly, meet with Haitian Rotarians, begin a Matching Grant project in Thibeau, Haiti

eClub Rotarians Brad & Earl earn certificates of attendance at D-7020 Assembly in Jeremie, Haiti. View more on this Water/Literacy Project here

6-08 DG Marlene & fellow eClub Rotarins Earl & Brad w/Haiti Rotarians

3-09 Jim does a makeup at the Eagle River Rotary Club, and is involved in a Mock Mentoring project in Rhinelander, WI

3-09 eClub member Jim does Rotary service by volunteering at the Rhineland, WI non-profit community owned independent public radio station, WXPR.

Feb. '08 - eClub Rotarians meet in Bonn, Germany. L. to R.: Gerhard Lange, Dr. Maria von Harpe, Natalia Martin & Axel Brodehl. Picture taken by Rotarian Michael von Harpe.

Right: eClub member Prof. Gerhard Lange addressing an audience at Höhr-Grenzhausen Ceramics Museum

6-08 Rotarian Ana Johnsen, right, w/DG Marlene, R. I. VP Monty (2nd from right), and RLI-NEA Director Knut Johnsen, left, at Major Donor reception

eClub Rotarians meeting in Europe Feb. 2008

11-07 Gunnar and Sven visit the Rotary Club Karlstad-Hybelejen,where they heard a program about Transport on Lake Vänern, the largest lake in Sweden and the third largest in Europe. Karlstad is an old city founded In 1584 by the Swedish king Karl IX. Club banner.

10-07 Meeting R. I. President Wilf Wilkinsons. L. to R.: Ana Johnsen, Wilf, Rahma Mustapha & DG Marlene

10-07 DG Marlene Brown & RIPVP Frank Collins facilitate a breakout at Zone on eClubs & Web resources

10-07 DG Marlene Brown & Rotary Foundation Trustee Carolyn Jones listen to luncheon speaker

10-07 Marlene, Earl & other D-7150 Rotarians with RI Past President Rick King & wife Cherie. R: Marlene & Earl

9-27-07 The Conference 2007 eClub team arrives at Friar Tuck & greets our GSE Team from India's District 3200

9-27-07 Dr. Eva Brodehl, from Germany, joins the R. I. President's Rep, PDG David Michaux from Myrtle Beach, SC and his wife in getting table decorations ready

9-29-07 eClub member Eva, D-7150 Rotaract Chair, presents breakout session on Interact and Rotaract Clubs

9-29-07 part of the eClub present at the 2007 District Conference L to R: Matt, Marlene, Eva, Earl, Brad

9-29-07 eClub member Eva Brodehl surprised with a Paul Harris Fellow by her eClub

9-29-07 eClub member Brad Brown surprised with a Paul Harris Fellow by his eClub (presented by RI rep PDG Michaux)

9-30-07 Eva & Brad say goodbye to Conference attendees with our 2007-08 mascots, "Blasting Off to the Future"

August 2007, Rotarian Axel Brodehl & wife, Natalia, spend an evening with Governor Marlene & Earl on their visit to UticaMarlene & visit to our "earthly headquarters" the Children's Museum in Utica NY!

The Swedish members, Sven, Gunnar, Erling, Tehseen and Marcus, of Rotary eClub NY1 had a dinner meeting at Gunnar’s residence in Skara, August 27. It was nice late summer evening were we sat down and discussed lunch meetings at different Rotary clubs in the past.

We also discussed the coming meetings and activities this autumn in order to better coordinate our efforts. The fall has begun and it’s gradually getting colder in Sweden, but still there are some warmer days once in a while. Best regards – The Swedish eClub members

5-07 eClub members Sven & Erling visit the Uddevalla-Byfjorden RC in D-2360. I was asked to give a short information on our Rotary e-Club and as always everybody was very interested and positive. - Sven

4-07 eClub member Erling Gustafsson with Borås East Rotary Club President Lennart Andersson at in Sweden

4-07 Erling's Makup Card: The city is well known in Sweden for textile production business

11-06 a Rotary eClub get-together at the Bonn Hotel

L. to R.: Gerhard, Maria, & Axel

11-06 Rotary eClub get-together in Sweden
L. to R.: Gunnar, Marcus, Erling, Tesheen, Sven

D7150 Ambassadorial Scholar Ben Zogby (sans jacket) w/ Gov.-elect Marlene Brown, Utica Rotary President Jack Altdoerffer at 8-06 Rotary meeting where Ben shared his experience at American Univ. in Beruit, Lebanon

Oct. 2006, eClub members Sven & Gunnar attend Rotary meetings at two Clubs in Sweden's D2410. Pictured above w/Linköping-St Lars Club Secretary Agneta Dagersten.

10/30/06 Sven (left) and Gunnar visit the Jönköping Rotary Club,District 2380. Sven pictured here with their Club President and a Club member.

Above: Sven & Gunnar attend a meeting at the Rotary Club of Jönköping; Below- their Club banner

eClub Founder and District 7150 Governor-elect Marlene Brown & husband, Earl Lewis, with grandchildren Trevor & Rachel at the Changing of the Guard dinner.

eClub President Earl Lewis supervises Hamilton College volunteer students as they wash windows on the 5 story Children's Museum in Utica, NY

eClub President Earl Lewis accepts the 2006 Presidential Citation Award

7-06 Maria with Marlene at Children's Museum Rotary exhibit

Maria, Marlene, Earl, & Mike at the bottom of the oak staircase after touring the Children's Museum, eClub's "earthly hdqrtrs"

Maria's husband, Mike, presents Marlene with his Paris Rotary Club banner, while Pat looks on at reception at Marlene's

>7-06 Earl, Maria, Marlene, Mike having a delightful lunch at Kitty's on the Canal (site of NYS's famous Erie Canal)

6-06: Meeting Rotary friends from around the world at R. I. Convention - and learning about the Kids First Vietnam program

Gunnar & Sven at Rotary International's 2006 Convention

6-06 Left & Above: Sven & Gunnar attending the Convention's Nobel Dinner

Gunnar Wahlström and the Varberg-Gatakarr Rotary Club Secretary

6-06 e-Club members Maria & Gerhard having lunch in Bonn discussing the rotarian values and the wonderful way of communicating via long distance and nevertheless feeling so close to the club. We had a toast on our rotaryeclubny1

Picture of the city of Kujundziluk, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, was provided by eClub member Maria Von Harpe, on her visit to their Club

Sven Sven Kjellstrom and the Varberg-Gatakarr Rotary Club President Ekstrom

Uddevalla Rotary Club banner, obtained on a visit to the Club by eClub members Gunnar A. Wahlström & Sven Kjellström

Club banner of Varberg-Getakarr Rotary Klubb, visited 5-06 by eClub NY1 Rotarians Gunnar & Sven

5-06 e-Club Founder Brown, District Governor 2007-08, presiding as Chair over District 7150's 89th Annual Rotary Foundation Dinner Celebration - all our eClub members were listed as Sustaining Members in the event's Program Book

9-05 e-Club member Marlene attends Zone Conference in Boston, MA, USA. Pictured here with P.R.I.D. Don Osburn from Maryland and R.I.P.E. Bill Boyd from New Zealand.

eClub NY1's Earl Lewis works on shelves he built for the museum's Rotary Resource Reading Room

eClub NY1's Patty Williams supervises her company's delivery through 4th fl window of an airplane donated to the museum

eClub NY1's Matt Chmielewski, in the Children's Museum Weather Room, where he networked all the computers

4-05 eClub NY1's Marlene Brown presenting Leadership session at the RLI Home Division courses for Spring of 2005

4-05 eClub NY1's Marlene Brown, faculty member of the Rotary Leadership Institute, presenting Foundation session

9-05 e-Club member Maria reports she went to the meeting of the Rotary Club Paris Alliance where t"he president Raymond Largeaud was so kind to give me a 'attestation de presence' in the form of their flag which she emailed to as an e-flag. This club has a Partner Club of Köln-Bonn-Millennium.

Download eClub brochure

eClub banner, designed by Alberto (click on the banner to view a larger picture of our neat banner)

1970's: Marlene's Rotarian father, Bob Burrows, pictured on right the year he was President of D7150's Oriskany-Whitestown Rotary Club (next to Bob is PDG Scott Creaser). Both men, greatly respected Rotarians, have passed on.

6-05 Earl & Marlene w/Rotary International President Elect Bill Boyd from New Zealand

11-04 Earl, R.I. P. Estess & Marlene

11-03 Marlene, R.I.P.P. Rattakul, & Earl

Marlene & grandchildren enjoying Rotary installation dinner

Marlene as President of New Hartford Rotary Club

August 9th, 2004 - L. to R.: Cyber Club Secretary/Treasurer Earl Lewis, Children's Museum Volunteer; Barbara Terzinski, Youth Empowerment; 7150 2004-05 DG Jim Austin, Tully Rotary; 7150 PDG Andrea Ives, Baldwinsville Rotary; e-Club Charter President Marlene Brown, Children's Museum Executive Director; Congressman Sherry Boehlert, Chairman of House Science Committee; Former Astronaut Mike McCulley, CEO United Space Alliance (keynote speaker); Michael Zarnoch, Krellman Group; e-Club Member Matt Chmielewski, Co-Owner, Advanced Technical Solutions; e-Club Member Patty Williams, Co-Owner, Rig-All Crane/Forklift, Rigging. (missing from photo: Ivan Vichinsky, Owner/Exec Chef, Seneca Inn; Robin Bridson, trainer with New Horizons Computer Centers. We became 1 of 20 eClub's authorized by Rotary International, and the 48th Club in D-7150.

To Top * View our Facebook page* View our Facebook page
To top

View Cyber Club President Marlene's Rotary page. * View our Club Banner.

View our Map * Interested in joining our e-Club? Check our Membership page.

February 9, 2005 The Rotary International Board decided to rename the Cyber Club Pilot Project to the Rotary International E-Club Pilot Project. We will officially be referred to as e-clubs and our club's proper name is now Rotary E-Club NY1 of District 7150.

January 23, 2002 The World's first cyber Rotary club is chartered. Almost a century after Paul Harris founded the first Rotary club, a group of Rotarians from Colorado, USA, made history by forming a club that RI's founder could never have imagined. On 4 January, RI officially chartered its first-ever Internet-based Rotary club in the world, Rotary e-Club One of District 5450.

In June 2002, the 2001-02 RI Board of Directors, authorized by the 2001 Council on Legislation, agreed to implement a cyber Rotary clubs pilot project whereby up to 75 new clubs worldwide may operate online for a four-year trial. The clubs may either have membership residing or working within a Rotary zone or be open to any qualified members, regardless of geography.

In November 2002, the Board selected clubs for the pilot. District 7150's submission for a Rotary e-Club was 1 of 18 worldwide to be accepted. An RI director appointed by the president will liaise with and provide orientation for the cyber clubs. Rotary leaders hope the program will create different types of Rotary clubs to better meet the needs of Rotary in the 21st century, attract more young professionals, and increase membership. Marlene B. Brown, Past President of the Rotary Club of New Hartford, NY, appointed by the District Governor as the District 7150 Cyber Club Committee Chairperson, is heading up the new Club.

June 2003: Rotary cyber clubs are just like traditional Rotary clubs in many respects. However, rather than having a set meeting time and place, the club meets once a month at The Children's Museum in Utica, NY, and on the Internet, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Members log on to the Web site and review topics under discussion and join forums. The club's members will be expected to participate in at least 20 online meetings, asking questions, and sharing views and suggestions with other members. Attendance will be measured by a minimum average of 10 hours of hands-on community service per quarter in place of 'seat time' in a club, meaning the members determine the activity, time and place. eClub NY1 has chosen the Children's Museum in Utica, NY as its project, working on a Rotary Resource Reading Room and a Mission Control Center to help children and young people to improve their science and technology skills.

The original idea,a bold high-tech step for Rotary International, came out of the desire to reach out to those who, for a variety of legitimate reasons, cannot regularly attend meetings of a Rotary club that meets weekly at a physical location. Membership is open to individuals who cannot meet traditional attendance requirements due to travel or business restrictions or reside farther then 25 miles away from a traditional Rotary club, or whose personal mobility is limited.

Share your ideas on Cyber Clubs and eClub NY1, in approximately 100 words, and earn a Make-up

To Top
To top

Site Map


Site Map Links FAQ's Membership Rotary D7150 Rotary About Us Make Up Sigh-In Home