"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

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tuesday, November 29

A great day for a Rotary Meeting!

We had birthday singing for
Steve Vincent and
Cindy Duncan
Happy Birthday Rotarians!

Bruce Evans introduced our guest speaker
Ann Washburn presented information about
body language and understanding
what we are saying
without saying anything.
It was a very enjoyable program.

Next week the program is presented by
Randy Capener.
We will hear from a representative of
charter schools.

Don't forget the annual
Christmas Party on
Tuesday December 13, 2011
It will be held at the Goble Lodge in Perry
Social 6:00 - 6:30
Dinner 6:30ish
Bring a white elephant gift to exchange!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

J Wayne Johnson - 1916-2011

It was a solemn day in the Brigham Rotary Club.
Rotarian and friend J Wayne Johnson
passed away last Sunday morning
after a short illness.

Wayne has been a Rotarian
since December, 1980,
and has long filled the position of
Club Music Director after his years
of teaching band and music in the local schools.

He was a great example to all of us
of continued dedication to the things he loved
and believed in.

He always had a smile and a warm handshake
to share with everyone he came in contact with.

Wayne will be sorely missed by all of the
members of the Brigham City Club,
as well as by the Brigham City Community.

His obituary follows:

Together Again

J. Wayne Johnson, 95 passed away on Sunday Nov. 13, 2011 after a brief illness. He was born on Oct. 10, 1916 in Brigham City, Utah to Olof Peter and Lilly Young Johnson. He was the eighth of ten children. He attended local schools and graduated from Box Elder High in 1935. He later received Bachelor and Master Degrees from Utah State Agricultural College where he excelled in music and was the drum major of the marching band.

Wayne married Edith Thorne, his childhood sweetheart, on Aug. 16, 1940 in the Salt Lake Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They were dedicated to each other through 69 years of exemplary and loving marriage. She preceded him in death on Feb. 9, 2010.

He taught school in Wyoming and Idaho before joining the U.S. Air Force in 1943. He received his wings as a B-25 bomber pilot, at LaJunta, Colorado Air Force Base and was stationed in the U.S. until the end of WWII. After his military service Wayne began with the Box Elder School District teaching band, orchestra, and vocal classes.

He retired in 1980, estimating that he had taught 4000 instrumentalists during his career. He was class "Dad" to the graduating class of 1952.

He was an original member of the Senior Swingers Band and enjoyed playing the drums and singing with them until the time of his death.

He was a past member of the Lion's Club, president of the Jr. Chamber of Commerce and Sons of Utah Pioneers.

Wayne was a dedicated member of the Brigham City Rotary Club.

He was involved with the Golden Spike re-enactment since its inception in 1947 through 2010, usually leading the band or playing the role of General Dodge.

He served in many of the offices of the LDS church, including President of the Intermountain Indian School Branch, and was currently serving as an instructor of the High Priests Group of the Brigham City 9th ward.

Surviving are his four children John W. (Cynthia) Johnson DDS, Mesquite, NV; Dale T. (BJ) Johnson, North Ogden; Janet (Bob) Sanford, Brigham City; Dawn Marie (Rett) Ferrell, Edmond, OK; 17 grandchildren, and 42 great grandchildren.Wayne was preceded in death by his six brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 at the Brigham City 9th Ward, 236 E. 100 S. at 12:00 noon. Friends may call at Gillies Funeral Chapel 634 E. 200 S., Brigham City on Thurs. Nov. 17 from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. and at the church on Friday from 11:00 to 11:45 A.M.

Interment will be held in the Brigham City Cemetery.

The family would like to express appreciation to the Hospitalists and staff at the Brigham City Community Hospital.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Tue Nov 8, 2011 CLUB ASSMEBLY

Good group today for our weekly meeting.

A number of announcements were made
regarding Youth Programs:

RYLA will be held a week later than
it has been this coming year.
That means our youth won't have to
miss Peach Days to attend.

ALSO: RYLA is now open to Sophomores,
making it available to even more youtth,
as well as making a return visit possible.

Plans are in motion for the
Mexico Service project
scheduled for June 9 - 16 2012.

Anyone interested in participating
needs to make the commitment by Feb 1, 2012

Birthdays commemorated:
Dan Price

Jerry Capener
Bruce Vellinga

Program was a video of club service
from Louisiana following
hurricane Katrina.
A stark reminder of the damage
the forces of nature can wreak
as well as the generosity of
Rotarians in helping in times of need.

Next week:
Assistant District Governor Bruce Vellinga

Two Weeks:
Holly Lamb from ATK

Three weeks:
Ann Washburn on Body Language.

Sounds very interesting, no??

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Tue Nov 1, 2011

Like it or not, It's November!!
And the temperature shows it!

Great crowd at Rotary today.
Not too much in the line of business
and announcements other than
Jack Molgard's failed attempt to levy fines
without Sargeant-At-Arms authority.
Good luck next time.. ;}

Our speaker was PDG Fred Berthrong.
He is past chair of the
Utah District Foundation Committee.

November is Rotary Foundation Month!

Fred discussed the changes in the
funding of grants through the
new pilot program that our district
has been participating in.

He talked of the many projects
Rotary has been involved in,
reminding Rotarians that
no other service group has ever taken on
a project the size of Polio Plus
and had near the success we have had.

Fred and his wife will be entering
the LDS Mission Training Center
this coming Monday as they prepare
to serve a humanitarian aid mission
to Chile. He hopes to get the local
clubs in Chile involved in
any way he can while providing
aid and help to the Chilean people.

Thanks, Fred, for your time, example
and past leadership in Rotary. Good Luck
to you and your sweetheart as you
continue to do good in the world for others!

Next week we will have a Club Assembly
and will be watching a video of
Rotarians in action following
the hurricane Katrina disaster.

In two weeks, we will be treated to
a visit from our Assistant District Governor
Bruce Vellinga!

You won't want to miss Rotary!