Mystery Guest Speaker ~ Biography
This individual was proposed for membership in Rotary by his sponsor repeatedly - because initially the application was rejected on the basis of occupational status. Being a Ph.D and a college vice-president in charge of research was considered, in the guidelines of yesteryear, to be insufficient. Once cleared through the membership process, he quickly and enthusiastically became involved in Club service. His aptitude and appetite for service work soon took him up to Board of Directors, then Club President. As he continued to be productive, he went on to be District Governor and then Zone Director and eventually to the Board room of Rotary International Headquarters in Evanston, Illinois. Along the way, there were many adventures in international travel, Rotary service, and the rewards of elevating the living and educational standards for those less fortunate worldwide. And all of this through service in Rotary!