"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, April 17, 2012

Tuesday April 17, 2012

Today was our annual Administrative Assistants Luncheon. Plenty of guests came to enjoy the program today.

Ken Kennedy introduced the program since Dr Dave Lewis was unable to attend and do so himself.

We were treated to songs and information about the current play at Heritage Community Theatre. "Lucky Stiff" will run for four weeks at the heritage. The show's director, Jacob Thompson, along with two cast members, Bree Hoskinson and Sarah Johnson sang and shared bits and pieces of the show with us. Just enough to pique our interest and woo us to the theatre for the complete package.

The story revolves around an unassuming English shoe salesman, played by Brett Johnson, who is forced to take the embalmed body of his recently murdered Atlantic City uncle on a vacation to Monte Carlo. Should he succeed in passing Uncle off as alive, Harry Witherspoon stands to inherit $6,000,000. If not, the money goes to the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn, or else to the gun-toting wife of the casino owner!

Thanks to these fine folks for presenting to us today. Get out to the Heritage Theatre in Perry and see the show!

Next week don't miss our District Governor, Rick Cambra.

I'll apologize in advance for the lack of info over the next couple of weeks. I'll be unable to attend on the next two Tuesdays, so hope I can get updates of club meeting to post...

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Tuesday May 10, 2012

We had a good group out to Rotary today.
The decorum was generally up to par. :}

Jack Molgard allowed a quartet to sing him a Happy Birthday. Congratulations, Jack!

Sergeant-At-Arms Travis Rose rasied some funds for the Foundation while reminding Club members of the importance of keeping up on the happenings here at our official blog page. (Hint, hint)

New member Dave Rogers presented his classification speech as a CPA with the prestigious Davis and Bott CPA firm. We're excited to have him with us!

Our program was presented by former Rotarian Jenny Schultz, Chief of Operations at the local Boys and Girls Club here in Brigham City. She presented some of her own history and history of the Club as well as sharing the focus the Club has had in recent years.

The Club was started in the early 1990's by local citizens who felt the need of something more for youth to be involved in. One of the original committee was our own Past President Ann Henderson. Shortly after that initial effort, the Boys and Girls Club was officially formed in 1994 and has continued to grow. Therer are now over 1000 youth affiliated with the Club in Box Elder County.

While watching the recent decline in youth "dreams" and desire to achieve great things, the Boys and Girls Club has been challenging their youth to set goals and work toward them.

There have been tours to the local university campuses, programs focusing on eradicating bullying and overall maintaining a positive attitude toward others and themselves.

We are very fortunate to have the Boys and Girls Club in the local area, ably overseen by Jenny and her staff. Thanks, Jenny, for you contribution to our area and your presentation at Rotary.

Next week is the Administrative Assistant's Luncheon, arranged by Dr Dave Lewis. We will be entertained by the Director and cast members of the current Heritage Theatre play "Lucky Stiff".

In two weeks it will be our pleasure to hear from District Governor Rick Cambra. We're excited to finally hear from Rick as he has been very ill recently, but is now out on the road, visiting clubs and spreading the Rotary Word.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Rennie Bott and Ken Kennedy were the recipients of a chorus of Happy Birthday in Club meeting today. Congratulations to both of them!

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.