During the weekend more than 150 people offered birthday greetings to me, mostly on Facebook. I hope you'll browse my timeline and read some of these.
What delights me is that 20 Facebook comments came from former students of the tutor/mentor programs I've led, from as far back as 1973. Seven were from former volunteers, again extending back to the 1980s.
One student wrote:
37 comments came from Chicago and national people who I've connected with via the Tutor/Mentor Leadership Conferences I've hosted, or events they have hosted, or through on-line networking.
And 13 comments were offered by members of Acacia Fraternity at Illinois Wesleyan, who have been consistent in providing financial support since the 1990s. Two of my IWU fraternity brothers were part of the original start-up of Cabrini Connections and the Tutor/Mentor Connection in 1993.
One of my favorite greetings came from Terry Elliott, from Western Kentucky. He posted this message on Twitter, with an inspirational animation to go with it:
Against the Flow: the story of the Rock that is Daniel Bassill https://t.co/LxvjTcBvvu— Terry Elliott (@telliowkuwp) December 19, 2016
Happy 70th @tutormentorteam @sensor63 @dogtrax pic.twitter.com/MMev3kWApH
12 greetings came from family located in Chicago and around the country and 3 came from men in Africa who I've shared ideas with for many years.
I appreciate the greetings, and value the complements. However, it's to financial support provided by a few who help me keep doing this work. Visit this link and offer your own contribution if you are able.