Clubs Rotarians experience European tour

The Vermillion Rotary Club with Dan Van Peursen presiding met for our weekly lunch at the Silver Dollar. Our guest today was Kelly Kim, an exchange student from Korea who has been here in Vermillion this last year attending Vermillion High School and getting used to the strange ways of Americans out here on the prairie. Kelly will be returning to Korea in a few days. She has been living for most of her time here with Bob Grossman's family and Bob has planned a send off party down at our local airport hangar with food and some flying, though not as far as Seoul.

Our program today featured some other travelers who recently returned from a trip to Italy. Earlier this summer Prof. Tim Schorn escorted several USD students to Florence, Rome, Venice and some picturesque towns on the west coast of Italy. The trip was funded in part by the Farber Fund, an endowment established by and in honor of the former chairman of the political science department at USD, Prof. William O. Farber. (Prof. Farber, a very active fund developer and manager, will gladly accept your contributions, if you have not yet donated.)

For more than two decades some students at USD have received financial support for travel to distant places. Four such students, Paul Johnson, Eric Mosterd, Sarah McCormick, and Kristen Rasmussen, joined us to regale us with pictures and stories about their visit to Italy. From the soaring Duomo in Florence to the sinking city of Venice we could imagine dwelling over a long lunch with a nice chianti or barolo accompaniment. But, as per local custom, we wound it all up at one o'clock sharp and popped back out onto E. Cherry Street to hustle off to our next appointment.

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