"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, March 29, 2011

Tuesday March 29

We had a full house today!

It was great to see every seat filled.

President Jim Moore announced the passing of Shirley Simper,

widow of Rotarian and PDG James Simper.

Her funeral was held yesterday and a donation was made

to the club in her name by friends of the Simpers.

Malone Molgard reviewed the information for the

Rotary Torch Run to be held in Mantua

on May 7, 2011.

The 4.2 mile course runs around Mantua Resevoir

and will be used as a fund raiser for Polio Plus.

The cost to run the race will be $20.00 per participant

and will include a T-shirt and entry into a raffle.

Rae Riser presented fellowship and

Rennie Bott was serenaded with Happy Birthday.

Larry Boyer gave us a reprieve from

Sergeant-At-Arms today

as we were running a little over.

Jack Molgard introduced our speaker

Mr Craig Bunnell

State of Utah Director for the

Guardian Ad Litem program

which provides court appointed attorneys for

abused and neglected children.

"It is the duty of the Guardian Ad Litem

To stand in the shoes of the child."

We appreciate Mr Bunnell for his

informative presentation.

Next week Laurie Liddell has our program.

We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tuesday March 22

Rotary meeting today was a variety of
items and topics.

We were first happy to hear from Rae Riser
as she brought us up to date on club members
and family in the news.

Travis Rose filled the Sergeant-At-Arms spot today
and raised funds for the Foundation.

President Moore reviewed Club projects Year to Date
inlcuding $2000 donation to the Ecuador Schools project
in joint effort with the Logan Rotary Clubs
Also, $1000 donated the the Uganda/Rwanda Dental project
spearheaded by Rotarian Jerry Capener.

Locally, we are in the process of planning
a "Welcome to Brigham City" sign
jointly with the Brigham Kiwanis Club.
A preliminary proposal from Bott Monument
was shown and looked very nice.
Eventually we would like to place them
in multiple locations entering the city.

Newer member Jeff Scott gave his
Classification talk today telling us about
his family, education and chosen profession.
Great to have Jeff in the Club!

We then heard from Rotarian Jerry Capener
as he shared a slide presentation of his recent trip
to Uganda and Rwanda to provide dental equipment
and training to local dental professionals.

His trip was from Jan 15, 2011 to Feb 15, 2011
Thanks, Jerry, for the presentation and for
allowing us to help the people of Uganda/Rwanda.

Next week our guest speaker will be
Attorney Roger Baron.

See you then!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

TUE Mar 15

Dan Price brrought a guest, Tyson Luthi
Great to have you with us, Tyson!

A reminder was made of the

orange sales fundraiser to help those youth
that are attending the Mexico project.
Anyone interested in a case of fresh oranges
can contact Jim or Tere Moore.

Rae Riser provided fellowship information and

Larry Boyer extracted a few dollars for
the Rotary Foundation.

Our speaker was Representative Lee Perry

who shared informaation and insight about the
recent Utah Legislative Session.
He discussed a number of items including
immigration reform and GRAMA law changes.

He shared the top three budget items

1. Education
2. Medicaid
3. Higer Education

We have great representation in the Legislature

with Representative Perry
as well as Rotarian Senator Pete Knudson.
Thanks, gentlemen, for all you do!

TUE Mar 8

I'm sorry I wasn't in attendance
and I have been working on getting details of the meeting to post.

Bruce Evans was serenaded with a chorus of
Happy Birthday by the club.
Happy Birthday Bruce!!

Our speaker was Rich Thorne, President of
Associated General Contractors
who shared information about the ongoing
road construction throughout the state.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tuesday March 1


We have 9 adults and 9 youth signed up and committed

to the mexico Humanitarian Aid Trip this summer.
Preparations are beginning and plans being laid for
transportation, fund raising and logostics for the trip.
It will be a great experience for our local youth
as well as the adult chaperones going along.

The Community Pantry is holding its annual fund raiser:

Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner and Silent Auction
Saturday March 12, 7:00 pm at the Community Center.
Music will be provided by Leaping LouLou.
Tickets are @20.00 per person
and can be purchased from Rae Riser or
contact the Food Pantry.

March is Rotary Literacy Month.

Sergeant-At-Arms Larry Boyer reminded everyone
to read the March edition of the Rotarian Magazine.
There will be questions to answer next week in meeting!

March 1 is also International Understanding Day.

50 years ago today the Peace Corps was organized.

Dan Hansen introduced today's speaker:

Josi Kilpack is a resident of Perry

and an accomplished author of LDS themed books.
She has published 13 novels and continues to write,
published by Deseret Book Company.

Josi shared her history with literature and reading,

including her lack of interest in the same until her
7th grade reading assignment and book report
completely changed her perspective and interested her
in the art of writing.

She shared 5 gifts that can help each of us find success

in whatever field we venture into:
1. Ability
2. Passion
3. Drive and Ambition
4. Example
5. Opportunity

Thanks, Josi for your humorous and intersting presentation.

Next week Paul Damon's program will be a representative of

Associated General Contractors.