David and Uni Simonson

Name ID 754

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Arusha Times
Extract Author: Staff Reporter
Page Number: 378
Extract Date: 16 July 2005

Rotary gives Rev. Simonsen highest award

Reverend Dave Simonsen who arrived in Tanzania with his wife Eunice in 1956 and since then worked as missionaries in Maasai land has been awarded, a Paul Harris Fellowship, the highest award that Rotary can bestow.

He was presented the award last Wednesday at a colourful function organised by the Rotary Club of Arusha at the New Mount Meru Hotel.

Presenting the award, past chairperson of the Club, Ms Faye Crane said never before has the club awarded a more deserving Paul Harris Fellow.

During his service as a missionary in Maasailand, Reverend Simonsen raised over US Dollars 7 million building 2,500 class rooms climaxing the international famous Maasai Girls School in Monduli. The establishment of the school also has rotary input.

As soon as he arrived, Rev. Simonsen quickly won the Maasai respect and became a warrior when he alone faced a man killer furious charging lion shooting it and saving the villagers lives.

For years, his wife Eunice ran a back door clinic from their home tending thousands of children and adults giving what medicine she could, counselling and above all love.

Besides carrying out his duties as a missionary, Rev. Simonsen, honorary Rotarian, was the founder of Operation Bootstrap, a fund raising project with an annual walk in their home town of Minnesota while every three years inviting American fund raiser friends to join him on an 8 day 200-mile trek from Loliondo to Arusha.

Extract ID: 5080

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Spear, Thomas Mountain Farmers, Moral Economies of Land and Agricultural Development in Arusha and Meru
Page Number: ix

David J. Simonson

Cited by Thomas Spear as one who facilitated his research and shared his knowledge

Extract ID: 1356

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Stott, Chris Personal communication
Extract Author: Chris Stott
Extract Date: 1996

The manager of the Tarangire park

Chris Stott knows the manager of the park (Tarangire) - Jonathon Simonson, who was away at school in Madagasgar when Chris first went to Arusha. Jonathon's parents, David and Uni, still live in Arusha.

Extract ID: 949

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Arusha Times
Extract Author: Staff Reporter
Page Number: 378
Extract Date: 16 July 2005

Rotary gives Rev. Simonsen highest award

Reverend Dave Simonsen who arrived in Tanzania with his wife Eunice in 1956 and since then worked as missionaries in Maasai land has been awarded, a Paul Harris Fellowship, the highest award that Rotary can bestow.

He was presented the award last Wednesday at a colourful function organised by the Rotary Club of Arusha at the New Mount Meru Hotel.

Presenting the award, past chairperson of the Club, Ms Faye Crane said never before has the club awarded a more deserving Paul Harris Fellow.

During his service as a missionary in Maasailand, Reverend Simonsen raised over US Dollars 7 million building 2,500 class rooms climaxing the international famous Maasai Girls School in Monduli. The establishment of the school also has rotary input.

As soon as he arrived, Rev. Simonsen quickly won the Maasai respect and became a warrior when he alone faced a man killer furious charging lion shooting it and saving the villagers lives.

For years, his wife Eunice ran a back door clinic from their home tending thousands of children and adults giving what medicine she could, counselling and above all love.

Besides carrying out his duties as a missionary, Rev. Simonsen, honorary Rotarian, was the founder of Operation Bootstrap, a fund raising project with an annual walk in their home town of Minnesota while every three years inviting American fund raiser friends to join him on an 8 day 200-mile trek from Loliondo to Arusha.

Extract ID: 5080
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