"From the standpoint of daily life, there is one thing we do know:
That man is here for the sake of other men." ~ Albert Einstein

Monday, December 20, 2010

Tuesday Dec 14 Christmas Party and Elections

We enjoyed a wonderful meal and social on Tuesday evening
at the Iron Gate Grill at the Golf Course.
Food was plentiful and delicious
and we were treated to a Christmas Concert
by the Brigham City Bell Choir.
Always a great experience!

Elections were also held for incoming officers 2011-2012
with the following results:
President Elect Nominee: Dan Hansen
Secretary: Bruce Vellinga
Treasurer: Jodi McFall
Director: Eve Jones
Director: Malone Molgard

Previously elected officers 2011-2012 are:
President Elect: Paul Damon
Director: Laurie Liddell
Director: Jerry Capener

Congratulations and thanks to those elected to
serve the Brigham City Rotary Club
in the coming Rotary Year 2011-2012!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

TUE Dec 7, 2010 Girls State Participants

We had a good crowd at Rotary today.

Rae Riser provided updates on Rotarians and family in the news.
Then the entire group sang "Happy Birthday"
to Club President Jim Moore.
Congratulations, Jim and Happy Birthday!

Larry Boyer reviewed through a number of questions for Rotarians
as Sergeant-at-Arms, but there were no fines today!

We were pleased to hear from 5 participants in the
American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Program.
These girls, along with many from throughout Utah
participated in a program that helps them
learn and understand more about how government functions.

Each had the opportunity to run for office,
vote, review "legislation" and administer government entities.
Good luck to each of them as they continue their education
and now have a greater understanding of the functions
of government in Utah and the United States.

Linda Baugh, American Legion Representative with
Karlee Perry, Britany Braegger, Sierra Anderson and Courtney Hansen
Also presenting, but not in photo - Shannon Hurd

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tue Nov 30 - Fred Berthrong

We had 28 in attendance today for club meeting.
Not a bad number,
but about half of what should be there on a weekly basis....

Steve Vincent received birthday wishes from a quartet of Rotarians.

Rae Riser brought us up to date on the happenings in the community
and with Rotarians and families in the news.

Larry Boyer had some pretty good questions
and made a few folks think hardto raise money for the Foundation.

Brad Barber reminded everyone that it is nominations/elections time.
He invited any Rotarian who is interested
in filling a Director spot, or serving as President Elect Nominee
to let him know so the Committee can be prepared in time for the Christmas Party.

Our guest speaker was Fred Berthrong.
Fred is a past District Governor
and is currently serving as District Foundation Chair.
He presented a great slide show and information
about the Foundation and the history of Polio Plus.
It was a good opportunity to gain a greater understanding
of the Foundation
and how each of us can help the Polio eradication effort.

Thanks, Fred, for sharing your lunch time with us
and for a great presentation.

Don't forget the Christmas Party in two weeks!!

Tuesday Nov 23, 2010

Allena Pierce from Bear River Health Department was our speaker.
I apologize I wasn't there and am working on getting details for the blog post.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Tuesday Nov 16

Rae was back with a whole list of those involved in the community.
Nice to see you back, Rae.

A wonderful quartet serenaded Dan Price with a
Rotarian edition of Happy Birthday.

Larry Boyer did a fine job of collecting funds for the Foundation
as Sergeant-at-Arms.

Assistant District Governor Steve Skinner
had the program today and brought
Larry Hogge from the Logan club.

Larry shared with us a number of slides and presentation
about the projects they have been involved in
through their club.

Included was a discussion about a continuation of the project
our club has joined which will provide bathroom facilities
to schools in Ecuador.

Thanks, Larry, for your time and information!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tuesday Nov 9, 2010 - Engineers Without Borders

We had a great turn out at club meeting today with almost every chair filled!

Rotarian Doug Beezer shared his Classification Talk today. Doug graduated from USU and is continuing to pursue a Masters Degree there. He is also the Advertising Manager for the Box Elder News Journal. He is married and has two children with a third on the way.
It was great to get to know Doug a little better.

Rae Riser was unable to attend today so we missed her fellowship items. We'll look forward to seeing her next week!

Travis Rose took over the duties of Sergeant-at-Arms in Larry Boyer's absence. It was a good day to be at Rotary as there were no fines issued and a credit provided to each of our Rotarian veterans in honor of Veterans Day coming this week.

We had the pleasure of hearing from Danny and Betsy Ryan, representatives of Engineers Without Borders. A national organization whose aim is to provide sustainable projects in third world countries.

Ryan is an engineering student at USU. Through EWB, he and Betsy have been involved with an orphanage in Masaka Uganda since 2005.

Last Rotary year, our club donated $500 to EWB and we were pleased to view a presentation of some of the things they were involved in this last summer.

Their current project is with the Byana Mary Hill school and orphanage. This last year they were involved in providing a fish pond as a source of revenue and food for the school.

They also helped construct a new latrine facility and placed internet nodes in the school to help with education of the students.

Their next plans at the school include continuing to improve water quality, constructing handwashing stations for the students as well as improved shower facilities. Each of these projects helps the school better prepare to qualify for local government grants that will greatly inprove the quality of life for the 500 students at the school.

As Danny and Betsy were leaving, they promised to forward a copy of the "Thank You" song video presented by the students. Once I receive it, I will attach it as part of this post. It was wonderful!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

It's time....

Is a couple of bucks every now and then really such a big deal??

Rotary's Push To End Polio Now from Rotary International on Vimeo.

Why not much......much more??

We CAN do this!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Tuesday, Nov 2, 2010

Rotarians Jerry Capener and Pete Knudson were treated to a rousing round of "Happy Birthday" by a select choir of their choosing.
Sergeant-at-Arms Larry Boyer raised a few dollars for the Foundation, letting Jerry Capener off very lightly following the announcement of a new grand son.
Sophie Rex, another of our scholarship recipients, shared a little about herself and thanked the Club for the scholarship funds. She also got a little pressure from our Interact folks to look into the Rotoract club up at USU.
The Box Elder Interact Club is gearing up for Purple Pinkie Day, their project to raise funds for Polio eradication. They'll be the sole presenters in the B1 class at the high school in a couple of weeks, bringing Polio awareness to a whole new group of students at the High School and are looking for Rotarians to help in that effort. We can be sure of a "challenge" from them soon in raising money to meet our Polio Plus goals.
Rotarian Dave Lewis presented a program on The Rotary Foundation. He reviewed the purpose of the Foundation and our opportunity to fund and benefit from it.
A reminder of the new Future Focus that our District is a part of as well as the many possibilities for donating and providing support for the Foundation.
Time to crank up those Sergeant-At-Arms fines and build the fund!

Tuesday Oct 26, 2010

Brigham City Rotary Club was treated to excerpts and songs from the Box Elder High School production of Phantom of the Opera.

It was a great opportunity to hear and see the fine youth from the High School share their talents with us.

If you haven't purchased tickets yet, it may be too late!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Dictionary deliveries have been going on for a couple of weeks now.

We look forward to receiving pictures from Rotarians of their classes and experiences delivering dictionaries to EVERY THIRD GRADER in Box Elder County!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tuesday Oct 19 - RYLA Participants Speak

The club was treated to a special meeting today as we heard from two of our RYLA participants, as well as from one of our Scholarship recipients.
Valerie Tingey and Colin Shakespear shared some of their experiences and feelings about RYLA and the training they received there. Both were glad they had attended, in spite of having to miss the annual Peach Days Celebration in Brigham City. There was much to be learned and each felt they came away better off for having attended.
Both are also involved in leadership positions in the Box Elder Interact Club.
We were also introduced to Mercedes O'Grady who was one of the scholarship recipients this last year.
Those who missed the meeting today missed a great opportuniry to hear from our youth that are very involved in the Rotary movement.

Monday, Oct 18 - Interact Inauguration

New Club Officers for the coming year for the Box Elder Interact Club were inaugurated Monday Night in a special meeting held at Members First Credit Union.
Serving as leadership for the coming year are:
Chandra Muhlestein - Club President
Colin Shakespear - VP of Community Service
Jacob Burger - VP of International Service
Emilie Conover - Secretary
Valerie Tingey - Treasurer
Tanae Garrett - Director/Web Master
The club is very excited for the coming year and looking forward to providing service locally and internationally with a number of projects already planned.
A big thanks goes out to Annette Barber and Tere Moore, Interact Club advisors as well as LouAnn Thompson, the new High School advisor to the club for helping with the meeting and keeping the club on the right track!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Tuesday Oct 12 - Rotary Constitution Park Cleanup

It was a beautiful day as we met as a club for our semi-annual park cleanup day. All Rotarianss in attendance were treated to a delicious box lunch and then made a "clean sweep" of the park, picking up litter and working to keep the park clean and looking good.
Rotary Constitution Park continues to be a very visible sign of the dedication of the Brigham City Rotary Club and we can each share in thee sense of pride that being involved here brings!

Tuesday Oct 5th - Dictionary Prep

Tuesday's meeting was dedicated to preparing the dictionaries for delivery to all third graders in the County. We had a good turnout and took care of placing Rotary Emblems and the Four Way Test in each of the dictionaries in short order.
A portion of the dictionaries were held aside and made abvailable to the Box Elder Interact Club to participate in preparation, also. They were excited to be a part of this great project.
Deliveries have begun and will continue over the next few weeks as we have the opportunity to give each thrid grader their own copy of a dictionary.
Thanks to everyone for their participation and support for this very valuable project.
Rotarians can and do make a difference!!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tuesday Sept 28 - District Governor Penny Atkinson

Brigham City Rotary Club had the great honor today of hearing
from our new District Governor
Penny Atkinson.
What an inspiration to hear from her as she shared her experiences,
goals, and vision for District 5420 in 2010 - 2011.

She is a powerful example of the values of Rotary
and the excitement that each of us should have for this
powerful organization.
She emphasized the importance of being Rotarians
not just belonging to Rotary.
She spoke of how close we are as an organization
to wiping polio from the face of the earth.
From it's beginnings in 1985,
Polio Plus has reduced the number of polio cases worldwide
from over 350,000 cases a year
to less than 2000 in 2008!
And Rotary, including each member of our club,
has been the catalyst in making that happen.
But there is more to do!

She also encouraged everyone to attend
the All Clubs Event in Salt Lake this January
as well as the District Conference in Cedar City in May.
This is the Centennial Year of Rotary in Utah,
with the Salt Lake City Club being the first club chartered in Utah
100 years ago!
It's a great time to be involved in Rotary!

Following the meeting,
Governor Atkinson posed with our Assistant District Governor
Steve Skinner and the Board Of Directors.
From L to R: ADG Steve Skinner, Director Dan Hansen,
Director Dan Price, Treasurer Jodi McFall,
District Governor Penny Atkinson,
Club President Jim Moore
Director Jerry Capener, Immediate Past President Brad Barber,
Director Laurie Liddell, Secretary Bruce Vellinga.
President Elect Paul Damon was unable to be with us.

Tuesday Sept 21 - Special Membership Meeting

Following the suggestion of our District Governor, a very successful special Membership Meeting was held, following letters sent directly to local business people suggesting they find out more about Rotary.

We had 8 guests in attendance that were told about Rotary and the many projects our local club has been involved in over the years, and those we are in the midst of right now.

It was a very informational meeting and those in attendance were very interested in the opportunity Rotary provides to really get involved.

We look forward to seeing those guests in attendance join the ranks of Rotary and continue to provide service locally and internationally!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Tuesday Sept 14 Golf Outing

The Annual Brigham Rotary Club Golf Outing
and Tournament was held on
Tuesday, Sept 14
at Eagle Mountain Golf Course
in Brigham City.
It was a gorgeous day for golf!

Club President Elect Paul Damon
made all the arrangements and organized the event.
Prizes will be awarded at our next club meeting
for a variety of honors including best team score,
closest to the pin and longest drive.

Club member Jeremy Barber
preps for the event

The members of the club that did not golf
participated in a putting contest
following a great lunch provided by
Iron Gate Grill.
Did someone mention food??

Monday, September 13, 2010


Another Peach Days has come and gone!

It fell on September 11 this year
and there was no shortage of flags flying!

Brigham City Fire Department
displayed this huge beauty on their ladder truck
at the end of the parade.

Club President Jim Moore and his wife
Club member Tere Moore
sold over 1100 tickets between the two of them!
Nice job!

Thanks to all who were involved in the selling
of raffle tickets for our big fundraiser of the year.
And the winners are:

$1000 Kents Certificates - Lorri Allen of Perry
$500 Les Schwab - Kim Bott of Brigham City
(Represented by her husband DJ)
$350 Walmart - Jack Molgard of Brigham City
$200 Maddox - Chelsa Johnson from California



Coach Robby Gunter, Head Coach of the Box Elder Bees Football Team
spoke today, sharing his philosophy and love of
high school football.

Born, raised and played football in Marsh Idaho.
Was coach at Viewmont High School in Bountiful Utah
prior to becoming the head coach of
The Box Elder Bees.

He also brought with him one of the players helmets
showing the insignia on the side of each
representing "B"ox "E"lder
The hive - eveyone working together
and the Bee - Individual effort and dedication
Coach Gunter is a great role model for our young men
and is accomplishing a great work with them
as their coach and mentor.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Did Someone Mention Food??

The Annual Brigham City Rotary Club Stek Fry
was held Tuesday, August 31st
at the home of Dee and Kathy MacKay.

The MacKay's are always such gracious hosts
and we appreciate their offer to have the steak fry
in their back yard.

The weather was perfect and the food was fantastic!

A big thanks to all in attendance and the committee for their help.

Especially to Dee and Kathy!

Steve Vincent

Club President Jim Moore

Dr Dave and Sheila Lewis

Rennie Bott slices away
while his wife Myrna, Past President Ann Henderson, and the Lewis' look on.

Eve and Randy Jones and Wayne Johnson
(OK, the side of Wayne Johnson... ;)

Dan and Savanna Hansen
and his new look...

James Boel

Bruce and Valannah Vellinga

Bob Davis enjoys a bite

Dan and Lesa Price rest a little before dessert
or was that after?

Garl and Tonya Waldron
Jodi McFall and her daughter Heather

Ben and Margaret Ferry

Bruce and Rhonda Leonard

Dee and Kathy MacKay
Thank you!!

Sports Report

Sean Hales, sports writer for the Box Elder News Journal
shared his wit and wisdom with us.

Senior Swingers rock the house

It was a "Hot Time" in club meeting
when Rotarians Les Dunn and Wayne Johnson
brought their "Senior Swingers"
to entertain us.

Les Dunn

Wayne Johnson
Senior Swingers

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tuesday June, 29th

We held our installation banquet today.
President Brad Barber handed over the reins to new Club President Jim Moore.

The gavel passes hands

The President's Pin is awarded

Jim Presents Brad with a plaque and a thank you

President Elect Nominee Paul Damon

announces and presents the Rotarians of the Year award

Annette Barber and Tere Moore

Rotarians of the Year

for their work with the Youth Programs

and for helping establish the Box Elder Interact Club

Past Officers are thanked and presented plaques for service

Jim Moore - President Elect, Paul Damon - President Elect nominee,

Faylene Brown - Director, Dan Hansen - Director,

Dan Price - Director

Thanks for a job well done!

Brad Barber inducts Paul Damon as the new President Elect

Brad Barber Inducts Dan Hansen, Jerry Capener and Dan Price
as Directors

End of term comments from past president Brad Barber

Members enjoyed a great dinner and fellowship
Beth Gurrister, Jim Moore, Rennie Bott

Jim Moore, Paul Damon, Faylene Brown, Dan Hansen

Did we mention food?

Past President Brad Barber
and his wife Annette