Thursday, July 23, 2009

Proud Hokie Fans are Good Rotarians!


Not to start any regional sporting battles, but Virginia Tech Alums seem to make fine Rotarians according to PDG Bill Pollard in a recent Letter to the Editor for the Virginia Tech Alumni magazine. His comments are below:
"I enjoyed reading about the community service activities of students and alumni in the Spring 2009 Virginia Tech Magazine. As the 2008-09 governor of Rotary International (RI), District 7600 (central and southeastern Virginia), I have met many Hokies during my visits to Rotary clubs. I am not surprised to see so many Virginia Tech alumni as Rotary members because the Rotary motto, "Service Above Self," is similar to the Virginia Tech motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). Two distinguished Hokies who served on the Rotary International board include Bill Skelton (RI president 1983-84) and Bill Sergeant (RI vice president 1981-82). Through their service, Hokies and Rotarians are making dreams real for the less fortunate members of our communities."

Bill "Bebo" Pollard '86
| Suffolk, Va.

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