Mrs. Alcyon Fleck, co-founder of International Children’s Care in Vancouver, Wash., and Dr. Howard V. Gimbel, internationally renowned ophthalmologist at Loma Linda University Medical Center, will also receive Weniger awards.
All three awardees will be recognized during the 9 and 11:45 a.m. services at the Loma Linda University Church on Jan. 28. Following the afternoon orchestra concert, the recipients will speak about their awards during an annual meeting of the Weniger Society at 4:30 p.m. During this event Blomstedt will give a talk on his career as a classical musician and an Adventist, titled, “Present Truth in Music.” All services will air on the Loma Linda Broadcasting Network. Admission to all events is free.
The annual Charles Elliott Weniger awards are granted to Seventh-day Adventist educators, physicians, humanitarians and others noted for qualities of inspiration, motivation and excellence. The Weniger Society seeks to recognize persons who have portrayed character and commitment in their personal lives and professions, traits exemplified by the life and service of Charles Weniger, a highly respected professor in Seventh-day Adventist schools. La Sierra University and Loma Linda University are part of the worldwide school system of the Seventh-day Adventist denomination.