European Mission, 1963

Description: News Release: Vienna, Austria, May 5 (delayed)--Merle H. Tucker, Gallup, New Mexico, President of Kiwanis International, applies mortar to cornerstone for new "House of Kiwanis" at SOS Children's Village near Vienna, Austria. Helping him, right, is Kurt Widter, Vienna, President of the Kiwanis Club of Vienna. The House of Kiwanis, a home for teenage apprentices and students (about eighty of them, boys and girls) is the first project of the first Kiwanis club in Europe. The club was chartered with Tucker as principal speaker, Saturday evening, May 4, 1963. Approximately three hundred American Kiwanians were on hand for the chartering and the cornerstone ceremony. There were about one hundred Austrian Kiwanians present. There are twenty-six SOS Children's Villages throughout the world. The House of Kiwanis, one of thirty-one houses at the Vienna Village, is the first of its kind for older orphans. All others are for sub-teenagers. Nine of these youngsters and a house mother live in each house.
Origin: 1963
Created By: Oscar & Associates, Inc., Chicago, IL
Collection: Kiwanis International
Copyright: Copyright Trustees of Indiana University
Subjects: Kiwanis International
Cornerstone laying
Widter, Kurt

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