"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

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!