Dr Larry Pippin
Greetings to all Covelianos:
What a pleasure to hear from you!� For some it has been longer than others since there has been any news.� It will be a great time here when quite a few of you will be returning.
I continue in Stockton, but wonder how I got so much done while working.� For the last six months I have been involved with scholarships for recent local high school graduates.� The competition was established by Elliott Taylor to be administered by a foundation reporting to the Kiwanis Club of Stockton.� I succeeded Dr. Taylor and, by this year, it had grown to over a half million dollars.� The interest this year will provide nine scholarships, of which five will enroll at Pacific in the coming semester.
From time-to-time I put the scholarship matter aside in order to work on two election campaigns in our troubled California and Stockton.� Also this spring I had jury duty for two days.
With the attempted revival of an inter-American program, several Covelianos returned, along with the ex-President of Colombia, who also served as head of the OAS for two terms.
I have continued to travel to lesser-known parts of Latin America and the Caribbean, visiting Mexico most often.
Derk and I continue to attend baseball games.� It is easier to take in Giants contests now that he works across the street from AT&T Park.