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FELLOWSHIP OF ROTARY HISTORIANS since 11 october 2000|
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"Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How" of Rotary since 11 October 2000 http://www.rotaryglobalhistoryfellowship.org/index.php?lang=en
"I don't mind my inbox being flooded by e-mails from RGHF. They are so informative and it makes me appreciate more the wonderful world of Rotary." Anonymous
Historians who continue this project
RICHARDS PARKER LYON - RGHF Member and historian
Napa, California, USA
|Also see "Titch" Harrison, the RGHF historian who shook hands with Paul Harris|
1936 AROUND THE WORLD with ROTARY from “A PROCESS MIND"
Plus the entire trip's notes and letters
"A Process Mind" the entire book.
2011 Inducted into the "1905 Society" www.1905society.org
Richards P. Lyon was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth. It was more likely a Rotary Wheel merging with the Boy Scout Oath and Laws. His boyhood was not unusual for an American boy of that time with the privilege of loving forceful parents, weathering the Crash of 29, who taught that you live one day at a time, with the goal of being "effective" each of those days.He and his brother, at 19 and 17, circled the world, to ride bicycles 3000 miles through Europe. Rotary and its founder Paul Harris made possible bastions of support in a world that connected only by telegraph. (urologichistory.museum) COMPLETE ARTICLE
...Education was a must in the Lyon family, and somehow, with dad’s help plus odd jobs like slinging hash, Dick went to Stanford University. A tall boy and an athlete, he became a teammate of Hank Luisetti, a basketball legend who would revolutionize the game.
In 1938, there would be an interruption in Dick’s Stanford life that would take him and his brother Ted on a worldwide trip for eight months.
his grandmother Richards died of kidney failure. Dick and Ted were each
to receive $800, a hefty sum in those days, but it could only be spent
for riding bicycles all over Europe.
Dad and mom,
faced with a commitment for their two boys, decided that the $1,600
could be stretched. Dad found help from Paul Harris, founder of
the Rotary, then established in 57 countries. (see letter, top
right) The boys were
made Rotary Ambassadors of Goodwill, and the tour was
expanded to include Japan, China and the Philippines, after which they
traveled by ship to Marseilles, France. (Napa Valley Register)
(Napa Valley Register) COMPLETE ARTICLE
Many high school and college students are asked to read The
Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams.
Many would say that it is the seminal book on the subject.
Well, I am here to tell you now, a wonderful book entitled, “A
Process Mind.” and subtitled, “A Timeless Journey of Identifying
Problems and Creating Effective Solutions.” by Richards P. Lyon M.D. has
replaced or stands shoulder to shoulder with the education of Henry
Adams. COMPLETE ARTICLE
(the late Jean Sweeney, RGHF member)
Many high school and college students are asked to read The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams. Many would say that it is the seminal book on the subject. Well, I am here to tell you now, a wonderful book entitled, “A Process Mind.” and subtitled, “A Timeless Journey of Identifying Problems and Creating Effective Solutions.” by Richards P. Lyon M.D. has replaced or stands shoulder to shoulder with the education of Henry Adams. COMPLETE ARTICLE (the late Jean Sweeney, RGHF member)
RGHF member Dick Lyon and RGHF founder
Jack M. B. Selway at their home, 13 July 2011
|PDG Harvey Lyon with Dick's brother Bruce|
Posted 26 June 2011 by Jack M. B. Selway