Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Thursday, October 4, 2012
A warm welcome to our newest member Doug Langford. We look forward to having new members and what they can bring to the club as well as what the club can offer them. As always, we are looking for new members, so if know of somebody please invite them to our weekly meetings.
A special thanks to Dist. Governor Summerhays for visiting our club this week. It's always great to hear what's going on in the Dist. and also internationally. He has such great insight on what we can do to make a greater impact in the world. It's such a privilege to be part of such a great organization.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Monday, August 13, 2012
Featured speakers were Matthew Payne, student, Morgan Meiser, student, and Darren Meiser, parent/chaperone.
There were also a number of pictures shown on a slide show as members arrived and during the speakers.
Everyone involved talked of the wonderful experience and the good work that was accomplished in Mexico. This is the kind of project that will keep on giving for years to come as it will not only help the families receiving homes in the area, it will lift an entire community.
A great side note of the trip, if it can be referred to as a side note, is the formation of a new Rotary Club in Puerto Peñasco Mexico. This will allow the ideals of Rotary to contiue to grow and be a valuable support for the community, as well as provide a solid point of contact for future projects in the area.
Monday, July 30, 2012
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The annual Brigham City Rotary Summer Picnic was held Tuesday evening at the beautiful Rotary Constitution Park located at 500 East 700 South. The setting was ideal, the weather was fantastic and the company was some of the best around!
Fried Chicken, Hoagie Sandwiches, Salads, Chips, Drinks, Cookies and Brownies were all on the menu and were the perfect compliment to a great evening of fellowship.
Those who were unable to make it to the picnic missed out on a fun evening.
No meeting next week as it is July 24th, Pioneer Day.
See you on the 31st!
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Sergeant at Arms Barber took a moment to bring members up to speed about his manner of keeping a high level of decorum at meetings. A couple of fines ensued but the best is yet to come...
Our program was arranged by Past President Paul Damon. He introduced Wendell Droubay who shared thoughts about patriotism.
Included in his presentation was the story of Francis Scott Key and the writing of our National Anthem, the Star Spangled Banner.
He also shared some history of the Executive Seal of the USA, including the siginificance of the colors of the seal.
RED: Heartiness and Valor
WHITE: Purity and Innocence
BLUE: Vigilence, Perserverance and Justice
It was a wonderful and moving presentation. We're grateful to Mr Droubay for taking time to share with us.
Next week there will be no noon meeting as we will met at Rotary Constitution park that evening for the Family Picnic at 6:30. Bring your family and your appetite.
In two weeks there will also be no noon meeting as it is the July 24 - Pioneer Day Holiday.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Raking rocks is much harder than it looks!
OK. We took a couple of breaks.
Keep those grins on, ladies!
The size of the rake made no difference.
Proof of the prevailing temperature.
Ready for the big landscape rocks and sod.
Jim Moore. Project Engineer.
And the sod begins
What a good looking crew!
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
President Damon presented the club with a "year in review" and highlighted many of the accomplishments of the past year including:
- The annual dictionary project - dictionaries for every third grader in Box Elder County
- Peach Days Ticket Sales - Raising over $10,000 for use in projects throughout the community and internationally
- The newest fundraiser - 5k/10k Fun Run/Walk at Mantua Dam; Raising funds for the Boys and Girls Club and the Brigham Fine Arts Center
- Work crew at the Bike Trail east of Mantua Dam
- Great progress on the "Welcome to Brigham City" sign at the intersection of Main and 1100 South
- Discussions of a possible Habitat for Humanity collaboration in the future
- Sponsorship and participants in the Mexico Project - Including the building of three houses and distribution of books and school supplies for elementary schools in Puerto Peñasco Mexico
- 6 youth to RYLA Leadership Camp
- 3 $500 scholarhips to local youth
Checks were presented to Juenelle Jeffries, Jenny Schutlz and Susan Neidert from the Boys and Girls Club and the Fine Arts Center.
Following his remarks and thanks to all involved this last year, especially the directors and committee chairs, President Damon welcomed and installed the officers for the coming year.
President Dan Hansen
President Elect Kevin Blaylock
Secretary Larry Boyer
Treasurer Jodi McFall
Directors: Eve Jones, Malone Molgard, Jeff Scott, Tere Moore
Pins, plaques, gifts and gavel were exchanged.
Incoming President Hansen thanked all for their attendance and their commitment to Rotary. He talked of his attendance at the International Convention in Bangkok and the impression it had on him as well as the friendships formed there.
He shared his goals for the coming year including:
- Community Service project at least once a quarter
- Partnering with neighboring clubs for an International Service Project.
- Continuing support of the Mexico Project
- Working to increase individual involvement in all aspects of the Club.
Many thanks were expressed to family and friends and to the members of the Brigham City Rotary Club.
Now, let's get busy!!
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
We were honored to have Corbin Willis address us. He is a WWII and Korean War veteran and spent time in a German concentration camp after being shot down over Europe in WWII. He shared his amazing and stirring story with us.
"When I started flying missions over Germany in July of '44, I heard there was a 91 percent attrition rate but I guess at my age I just thought I would be in the 9 percent that did make it."
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
If that wasn't enough, a number of the Rotarians in attendance also participated in the forming a new Rotary Club in Puerto Peñasco, Mexico!
Rather than post a bunch more photos to this site, I'll give you links to a blog and Facebook page that have lots of pictures and info about the trip
The Sonoran Resorts Blog with a great write up of the project:
Search "Interact District 5420" on Facebook for lots and lots of pictures!
We want to extend a big thank you to the Brigham City Rotary Club and its members for your donations and support. You made the trip possible for our participants and made a difference in an entire community!
May the 5th we heard from Norm Bateman of Questar Gas as he presented a very informative program about home energy audits. It is amazing the capabilities Questar has for reviewing energy usage and providing suggestions for saving money throughout the year. Ann Henderson arranged for the program. Thanks to Ann for setting this up and to Norm for his information.
May the 12th was our annual Rotarians and Daughters Luncheon. Eve Jones arranged for the program and we were delighted to welcome Michael and Vanessa Ballam who presented a preview of the upcoming shows with the Utah Festival Opera!
Just goes to show that attendance at Rotary is well worth your time!
May 19th we are scheduled to hear from Mr Corbin Willis as he shares his experiences as a POW in WWII.
May 26th is our annual Installation Banquet at the Iron Gatee Grill at Eagle Mountain Golf Course.
Friday, June 1, 2012
President Paul Damon announced a number of Club donations including funds to the Mexico Trip group and the Boys & Girls Club/Fine Arts Center money raised at our 5k/10k run.
Bob Duke introduced Richard "Smitty" Smith, Director of Basketball Relations for the Utah Jazz, who gave us an update of the team, where they've been and where they are heading in the future.
Thanks to Bob and to Smitty for this informative presentation.
Next week, Ann Henderson has arranged for a representative from Questar Gas to present to the club.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
He addressed us about the various athletic programs and some of the excitement for the future of USU athletics.
Thanks to everyone that participated in the Eagle View Trails project at Mantua Dam on Saturday. We had about 12 from the club wielding picks, hoes, shovels and rakes helping dig new bike trails for the project. This is a great project and we will look to be involved again in the fall.
Today was our semi annual clean up at Constitution Park. We had a few Rotarians in attendance that made a sweep of the park and gave it a good once over.
Next week, Bob Davis has arranged to have Richard "Smitty" Smith of the Utah Jazz speak to us.
In two weeks the program is arranged by Ann Henderson.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Today's meeting started out with a couple of visitors. Brad Barber brought Ross Stanton, Assistant Manager of Brigham City Zions Bank. Bruce Vellinga brought Brandon Broadhead. Great to have the two of you visiting with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Eve Jones shared some great news regarding grant money received to help improve the bike trail above Mantua resevoir. She then challenged Rotarians to join a group that will be spending time on the trail on May 19. Bring your working gloves as well as shovels, rakes, grubbing hoes and picks to help extend the trail. This will be a great local project to put our muscle into.
Also, Tere Moore talked about the literacy project that will be taking place as part of thee Mexico Service Project trip this year. We are loking to provide books for a school library in Peurto Peñasco mexico this June. Anyone interested in helping out by donating boks, school supplies or money, please conatct Tere Moore or Brad Barber!
Rotarian Bob Davis introduced our speaker, Mike Sanford, Assistant Head Football Coach at Utah State University. Coach Stanford shared consdierable information about the football program at USU and the positive outlook for the program as they move into the Mountain West Conference.
Mike has a long and distinguished coaching career spanning 34 years and including a number of prestigious schools: Army, Purdue, USC, Notre Dame, Stanford, U of U, UNLV U of Louisville as well as some time with the San Diego Chargers. He is now working closely with Coach Greg Andersen with our own Utah State Aggies!
We appreciate Coach Stanford and his presentation today.
Next week, Malone Molgard continues "USU month" as he brings USU Athletics Director Scott Barnes to speak to the club.
A big thanks goes out to Dan Hansen and Malone Molgard for their hard work and to all the Rotarians that came up to the dam and helped make this years run/walk a success.
What a perfect location for a great benefit run!
Now, if we can double the number of participants again next year....
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Our speaker was State Senator Peter Knudson. He shared with us a review of the most recent Utah State legislative session. Senator Knudson has now participated in 18 legislative sessions as our local Representative/Senator. We are privileged to have him in our club.
After recent redistricting, he now represents three counties: Box Elder, Cache and Tooele.
As part of his presentation, he shared information about the focus of the session and the commitment of the Legislature to maintain a balanced budget.
New funds were allocated this year to Education, Law Enforcement and Social Services.
Other projects that have been funded are:
A plan to design and rebuild the 100 South Interchange at I15. It will be a state of the art design closely resembling the Salt Lake City 600 North interchange. Anyone that has tried to get on or off the freeway at 1100 south knows how welcome that change will be.
The purchase of part of the St George Airport plateau, now that the airport has been moved. This area will be used for future Applied Technology porposes.
Funding for construction of the 10th West roadway in the Logan area.
Tourism continues to be a high priority and high revenue producer in the State along with thee increase of the Film Industry use of local areas for movie production.
Sadly, our local US Brigham City Regional Campus did not receive funding this year, but is top of the list for next year's budget.
Utah continues to lead the nation as one of the "Best Places to do Business"!
Thanks to Senator Knudson for his presentation and for his continued service as an elected representative of our area.
Nest week's program is under the direction of Lori Abraham.
In two weeks will be our Administrative Assistant's Luncheon under the direction of Dr Dave Lewis.
Friday, March 30, 2012
That said, I propose that anyone that has not reviewed the blog in the last 30 days be fined $2.00, unless there is a vaible objection posed in club meeting this coming Tuesday.
Let's see where that takes us. :}~
We're excited to have David with us
The program was presented by
Last year, 61 teenagers and 25 adult chaperones
This year we will be taking 200 youth and 50 adults
Friday, March 23, 2012
Forgotten Soldiers is scheduled to premier on PBS in 2013. Narrated by Lou Diamond Phillips, the story is told of General Douglas MacArthur's Phllipine Scouts who were left behind after General MacArthur was ordered to escape to Austrailia. The Scouts were a special US Army Unit composed of Filipino Soldiers and American Officers who kept the Japanese at bay at the beginning of the war.
After Gen MacArthur's departure, the Scouts were surrounded, starved out and eventually subjected to one of the worst atrocities of modern warfare - the Bataan Death March.
Mr Shaefer teaches classes on World War II and Middle East history at the Osher Learning Institute at thee University of Utah.
Thanks to President Paul Damon for arranging this very informative presentation.
Monday, March 12, 2012
We celebrated Bob Davis' birthday with a great quartet of Rotarians serenading him.
David Rogers was presented to the Club as a new porposed Rotarian. Welcome Dave! We look forward to seeing and learning more of you!
President Damon brought us up to date on the joint project with Habitat for Humanity. Still plenty of work to get that project going.
Also noted a $500 donation by the club to the Mexico Project. 31 youth and adults from our club and the Box Elder Interact Club are scheduled to spend a week building houses in Puerto Peñasco Mexico in June this year.
We are still looking for new members and ask everyone to share the values and excitement of belonging to Rotary with their friends and associates.
President Elect Dan Hansen shared information about the PETS leadership training.
We were brought up to date about the Rotary Club 5k/10k race scheduled for April 28 around Mantua Reservoir. Posters are going up around town. This should provide us a great new fundraising opportunity.
Larry Boyer reminded everyone to look forward to next weeks presentation from Honeyville Farms. Hope to see you all there!
Tuesday, February 28, 2012