The HAA Clubs Committee Awards honor individuals who provide exemplary service to a Harvard club or shared interest group (SIG), as well as to clubs and SIGs that have organized exceptional programming. Awards were presented to the following recipients at the HAA Board of Directors winter meeting on February 5 at the Charles Hotel.
R. Clive Gard, AMP ’78, of Australia. A member of the Harvard Club of Australia for 25 years, Gard has served as councilor on the executive committee and as club administrator. He has professionalized club operations, enriched the alumni experience in Australia, and strengthened programs focused on education, scholarship, and philanthropy.
John F. Kirk, CSS ’90, of San Antonio. Kirk has served Harvard in various roles, including past president of the Harvard Club of San Antonio, former HAA regional director for Texas, and former HAA national chair for the Early College Awareness Program, which grew considerably under his leadership.
The Harvard Club of San Francisco, founded in 1874, has increased and diversified its activities within the last three years, and seen membership grow from 200 to nearly 1,400 people. The club now operates about a hundred events annually, from community-service activities to lectures and ice-cream tastings. In the last decade, it has also initiated an award for human-rights leadership and created a college mentorship program for inner-city high-schoolers.
The Harvard Glee Club Foundation supports the Glee Club logistically and financially, and organizes reunion sings and summer-reunion tours. (The Glee Club, America’s oldest college chorus, celebrated its sesquicentennial last April; see “150 Years of Glee,” March-April 2008, page 69.)
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