"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

Friday, March 30, 2012

Hello! Anyone out there?

Hmmmm. Not a single taker on the proposed fine from a couple of posts ago. Makes me wonder if anyone actually reads this stuff..

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. :}~

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Rotary Club of Brigham City
inducted a new member today!
David Rogers of Davis and Bott CPAs
has officially joined our club.

We're excited to have David with us
and look forward to his participation.

The program was presented by
Brad and Annette Barber
with a review of slides and commentary on
last year's Interact/Rotary
International Service Project to
Puerto Peñasco Mexico.

Last year, 61 teenagers and 25 adult chaperones
participated in the house building project
in conjunction with the Families Helping Familes
Foundation. What a fantastic experience for
everyone involved as we built a house for
a family in need.

This year we will be taking 200 youth and 50 adults
with the goal of building three houses
as well as providing service for local school children
in Puerto Peñasco, Mexico.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Tuesday, March 20

Today's presentation was by Chris Shaefer, author of "Bataan Diary" and the script for the World War II documentary "Forgotten Soldiers". The content of Bataan Diary comes from the actual diaries of Colonel Frank R lloyd and his wife, Evelyn, relatives of Mr Shaefer, as well as other accounts.

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.

Tuesday, March 13

Wow, am I embarrased! I was just on Linkedin, having a discussion about Club websites, and referred someone to this very blog. Then it occured to me that, due to a number of issues, not the least of which was the unplanned crash of my hard drive, I haven't updated the blog in a couple of weeks! I should be fined. In fact, if someone will bring this up in our next meeting, I'll gladly accept a $15 fine for my slothful behavior...

Tuesday the 13th we were pleased to hear from representatives of Honeyville Farms. Company CFO Robert Anderson and Brigham City Retail Outlet Manager Joleen Gibbons presented a history and update on the complany that was very enlightening.
Based in our own backyard, Honeyville Farms has been involved in many aspects of food production for many years and has been a major player in the supply of grains throughout not only the US, but internationally.

Their supply of grains can be found in a variety of products and brands seen everyday on grocery shelves everywhere.
Thanks to Bob and Joleen for their informative presentation!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Tuesday March 6, CLUB ASSEMBLY

Club Assembly today. A lot of information shared by our Club Leadership and reminders of upcoming events and projects.

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!