36 Years Ago

36 Years Ago, Vienna 1971—A Student Journal

Day 121: Thanking Rotary


Vienna 1971—A Student Journal
A year of music, study, travel, sightseeing & friends.

Day 121 — Thanking Rotary
01-December-1971 (Wed.)

Rotary Clubs award 1


Paid all bills—boy, does money go fast.

Good day. Lot of practicing.

Starting to write Christmas cards (either 2 cents or 35 cents). Some quotes from my letters to Rotary:

• Mr. Spaulding (Governor, District #749): “While the Christmas holiday season is always a special time, for myself, this Christmas is more special…an extra special year…”

• Mr. Mitchell (Chairman, Walter D. Head Foundation): “Why must I always express my gratitude? Because I will not be satisfied until each Rotarian realizes how important and valuable this type of experience can be for the student who receives it. In this way, it will not only be the recipient who receives a sense of accomplishment (through his experiences), but more importantly the giver. And only with a sense of accomplishment will more progress be made.”


Rotary Club award 2
Thanking Rotary. Today, I write two Christmas cards to the individuals who were responsible for my receiving the Rotary Clubs International fellowship, the Walter D. Head Foundation fellowship. That was Mr. Spaulding, the District Governor of Rotary #749 (pictured left, standing left), and Mr. Mitchell, the Chairman of the Walter D. Head Foundation (pictured left, standing right) that issued the fellowship. Of course, my boss, Nick Lioy (pictured above, standing right), is included in this group. (Mr. Gehringer, the governor's representative is pictured above, standing center.) I am truly thankful to the Rotary Clubs, and Rotary Clubs International for this amazing year.

I have found some news clippings of my receiving the award and will post them today.

My quotes are a little bit flowery, but I did feel that I wanted all Rotarians to understand the beneficial impact that this year had on me as a young student, and its influence throughout my life. When there is an understanding of the incredibly positive institutions of the Rotary Clubs and the Walter D. Head Foundation fellowships, it is likely that they will continue. I don’t know why I didn’t think of it earlier, but I will write a letter to Rotary #749 and inform them of this blog. I hope they find it interesting.

Thanks Mr. Spaulding, Mr. Mitchell, and Nick.


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