"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, January 31, 2012

Mayor Dennis Fife introduced todays speaker
Joe Tomon, Plant Manager for the
Box Elder Proctor and Gamble Plant
located in Bear River City.

Tom was accompanied by the Plant Finance Manager
Russ Andersen

Tom presented information about P&G
including their vision and philosophy
as well as detail about the Box Elder Plant.

If you missed Rotary today, you missed out.

Next week we will hear from a representative
of Honda Motors, arranged by Garl Waldron

February 14, Valentines Day
will be a special Sweethearts Luncheon.
Annette Barber has arranged for a special musical program
presented by Chris and Jena Barber
with a collection of love songs and music
to bring a smile to your face.

Don't miss a single week of the Brigham City Rotary Club!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Rotary meeting began today with a departure from the norm. Chorister Brad Barber provided lyrics to a distinctly Rotary song called The Rotary Bell. A powerful chorus of Rotarians joined in to make the change quite enjoyable.

Our guests included ADG Steve Skinner, from the Logan Club, as well as Johanna and George, service dogs for Eve Jones and Paul Damon.

We dispensed with fellowship and Sergeant-at-Arms to provide ample time for our presenter.

We were pleased to hear from First District Court Judge Ben Hadfield.

Judge Ben H. Hadfield was appointed to the First District Court in March 1993 by Gov. Michael O. Leavitt. He serves Box Elder, Cache, and Rich counties.

After graduating from the J. Reuben Clark College of Law at Brigham Young University in 1978, he joined the firm of Mann, Hadfield & Thorne and later became a partner.

Judge Hadfield is a past president of the Rex E. Lee Inn of Court.

In addition to his courtroom responsibilities, he has served the courts on the Ethics Advisory Committee, on the Board of District Court Judges, and as a member of the Judicial Council.

Judge Hadfield served as presiding judge in the First District from July 2004 to July 2006.

He currently serves as a member of the Board of District Court Judges.

Judge Hadfield shared information relating to the First District court including statistics and responsibilities. He was accompanied by Law Clerk Ashley Bown.

We appreciate Judge Hadfield and Ms Bown for being with us today and providing a very informative presentation.

Next week we will hear from a representative of Proctor and Gamble, arranged for by Mayor Dennis Fife.

In two week, Garl Waldron has arranged for a representative of Honda Motor Corp to present to the group.

We continue to have exceptional presentation and programs at Rotary. You should be sure to be in attendance each week.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tue Jan 17, 2012

It was a cold January day, but Rotarians met as always on Tuesday. Our program today was arranged by Rotarian Steve Vincent and was a rpesentation from the Brigham City Fine Arts Center and Fine Arts Council. Representing the group were Directors Jennifer Delaney and Hal Allen.

Also presenting at the meeting was Executive Director Susan Niedert, shown below with her side kick, Marva.

The Brigham City Fine Arts Council and Center, a 501c (3) non profit organization, have occupied their current location on 100 West since 1999 and provide numerous programs and events for the local community, dedicated to developing an appreciation for the arts in northern Utah. Over 3100 volunteer hours were given in 2011.

The center had over 1500 participants last year in various programs including:

Art Classes
Art Camps
Theater School
Music Instruction space
The Puppetry Outreach Program
Puppet Story Time
The World of Puppetry Museum
The Peach Days Melodrama
Music Concerts and Oepn Mic night at the Fine Arts Center

Over 450 people use the facility weekly for a variety of functions and it is available for rent from the Council.

As the Center continues to grow, there is an ever present need for suuport from the local community to keep it a viable operation, both in volunteers and in funding.

Thanks to the Brigham City Fine Arts Council and Center for their very informative program today.

Next week join us for Judge Ben Hadfield, arranged by Rotarian Jeremy Barber.

Program in two weeks is arranged by Rotarian Dennis Fife.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2012

Brigham City Rotary Club met today with a near full house!
Birthdays celebrated today were:
Brad Barber
Larry Boyer
Les Dunn
Beth Gurrister
Dan Hansen
Happy Birthday, Rotarians!

Rotarian Les Dunn arranged for our program today. Our Speaker was Katie McVey, Deputy Director of the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge.

Katie is from North Central Wisconsin and has a Master in Raptor Biology from Boise State. She presented historical and other information about the local bird refuge.

1928 - The Refuge was formed by an act of Congress
1929 - Refuge first staffed
1982 - A brand new visitors center was built following years of growth in both size and opportunity but also in reputation throughout the world.
1983 - Refuge and visitor center buildings destroyed by flood waters
1990 - Efforts began again to reclaim the refuge for visitors having been abandoned since 1983
2006 - New Visitors Center built on West Forest Dtreet run completely from solar power
2011 - West Forest road access reopened

The refuge is the home or stopover of over 250 species of birds throughout the year. Besides being a stopover for migratory birds, it is also a great hunting and fishing area.

The refuge sponsors an education program aimed at Preschool, 4th grade and High School aged youth, including the Youth Conservation Corps

Find out more at: www.fws.gov/bearriver and http://www.fobrr.org/

Join us next week for Steve Vincents program featuring a representative from the Brigham City Fine Arts Center

In two weeks, we will hear from Judge Ben Hadfield, arranged by Jeremy Barber

Monday, January 9, 2012

Tuesday Jan 3, 2012

Travis Rose, Sergeant-At-Arms, raised a few dollars for the Foundation today, including a double fine for Brad Barber simply for asking a basic question about the Rotary Magazine. Sheesh!

We were fortunate to hear from the Brigham City LDS Temple missionaries in club meeting today. Brother and Sister Peck shared considerable information with us about the progress of the temple in downtown Brigham City, as well as historical information about the temple and the surrounding area.

It was very informative, until it got to the question eveyone has been asking: When will it be finished? Sadly, they were unable to offer any further information than "Sometime this fall".

I guess the Rotary Club gets to wait like everyone else for the answer to that question.


For those interested: Applications to participate in the Mexico House Building service project are due by January 31 in preparation for the June 9th departure. The Rotary and Interact Clubs will be building two more houses this year in Puerto PeƱasco Mexico. Anyone interested in participating should contact Annette Barber or Tere Moore.

ALSO, if you have youth involved in Interact, or know someone who is, that might be interested in the mexico trip, be sure to let them know. The deadline is approaching fast!

See you next week for a presentation from the Bear River Bird Refuge Deputy Manager.

AND the induction of our newest Rotary Club member. Don't miss it!