Thursday, December 23, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Left to right are the December 2010 Students of the Month -
Bill Hudson, St. George Exchange Club President
Tylan Glines, Pine View High School, son of Trina & Jeff Glines
Brandon Atkinson, Snow Canyon High School, son of Darin & Angie Atkinson
Taylor Blake, Tuacahn High School, daughter of Marnie & Gary Blake
Monica Lawlis, Dixie High School, daughter of Stacy & Damon Lawlis
Katrien Jack, Desert hills high School, daughter of Colin W. Jack
Melissa Topete, Millcreek High School, daughter of Yulie Rivera
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Today's speaker was Kent E. Perkins with the St George City Leisure Services. Kent graduated from Brigham Young University with Bachelors degree in Broadcast Communications, and Masters degree in Recreation with emphasis on Municipal Administration. He has been with the City of St George for 28 years as Director of Leisure Services. He is also the Director of the St. George Marathon and the St. George Art Festival. He and his wife Lynne have six children and 8 grandchildren.
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Thursday, September 30, 2010
The following students were recognized for their outstanding
contributions to their schools and selected as the September 2010
Student of the Month for the St. George Exchange Club. Left to right -
Peter Fuller, Snow Canyon High School, son of Marybeth & Clayton Fuller;
Taylor Fox, Desert Hills High School, son of Kelly & Dave McDonald;
Kasen Wright, Pine View High School, son of Shawn & Gina Wright; Bill
Hudson, President of St. George Exchange Club; Brianna McFadden, Dixie
High School, daughter of Rick & Mary Lynn McFadden; Natalie Spangler,
Tuacahn High School, daughter of Frank & Jennifer Spangler; and Karla
Castro, Millcreek High School, daughter of Jorge & Paola Castro.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Today's meeting was our presentation of the Book of Golden Deeds. We presented it to Linda Sappington. Linda wears many hats:
- Director of the Volunteer Center of Washington County and the Five County Senior Corps including Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Senior Companion Program (SCP), Foster Grandparent Program (FGP), and the Five County Health Insurance Information Program.
- Writer for the local newspapers and magazines
- Wife to Ed Sappington
- Mother of six
- Grandmother to 12, soon to be 13 and one great grandchild
Ed Sappington has been a member of the club since 1975. He and Linda will soon be leaving on a full time mission.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
DOCUtah had 487 films submitted from 36 countries. 134 Films were selected for this first annual international documentary film festival, lasting 9 days with 4 outdoor screenings.
DOCUtah has its Gala Night at Tuacahn on September 16th. The audience will then watch part one of Helen Whitney’s latest documentary, “Forgiveness.” Award-winning filmmaker, Helen Whitney, will be a featured guest at this event. Her film, “Forgiveness”, is a two-part, four-hour PBS documentary special featuring intimate and emotional stories of great wrongdoings and the struggle to find the strength for forgiveness. With emotional rawness the films challenge our psychological and ethical assumptions that it is always best to forgive, and that those who embrace anger are lesser for it. Among the more personal stories of the film: A survivor of a gruesome attempted murder who single-handedly tracks down her assailant and a penitent 60’s radical on the run for more than 30 years for murder who must face her victim’s widow.
Part two of “Forgiveness” will be screened on Friday, September 17th at 7 p.m. at the Dolores Doré Eccles Fine Arts Center Mainstage Theater on the Dixie State College campus.
For more details on this film and many more go to the DOCUtah website.
Our Know your Exchangite today was Tom Bayles. Tom has been a member of the Exchange since February 2009. His birthday is December 6th. Tom is a Dixie State College Alumni and moved to St. George in 1998. When I googled the name Tom Bayles, this is the first picture that showed up. (Seriously, I don't make this stuff up!)
Thursday, September 2, 2010
This year is the 76th Annual Dixie Roundup Rodeo. The Lion's Club built the Sun Bowl in 1947 and the Roundup has been there ever since. The Rodeo will be September 16-18.
Friday 9/17 at 5:00 pm, Children's Parade Theme - "A BLAST FROM THE PAST"
Saturday 9/18 at 5:00 pm, General Parade Theme - "THE ROUNDUP, A DIXIE TRADITION"
Gates open and tickets on sale at 6:00 p.m. nightly, entertainment 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday 9/16, "Kids Night" - children 11 and under are free with a paying adult
Friday 9/17, "Tough Enough to Wear Pink"
Saturday 9/18 , "Rodeo Breakfast" benefiting the Washington County School District Foundation
Saturday 9/18, "High Noon" Special Needs Rodeo
Saturday 9/18, the final night of the rodeo
Advance Ticket Sales: Lions/VFW Bldg. 301 E 100 S - 435.673.3301
Ticket Sales begin on Saturday September 11, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Ticket Price - General Seating - Adults $8, Children 11 and under $5 Reserved Seating $12
For more information about the rodeo go to the Dixie Roundup Rodeo Blog.
Our Know your Exchangite today was Jay Barnes. Jay has been a member of the Exchange since January 2010. His birthday is November 6th and although he was wearing red today he made it very clear he was not rooting for the University of Utah. Jay served an LDS mission to Romania and is married to Jana. He is an attorney at the law office of Dabney and Dabney. When I googled the name Jay Barnes, this is the first picture that showed up. (Seriously, try googling the name Jay Barnes yourself!)
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
It is with great sadness that we announce that one of our club members, Ken Olsen, passed away on Sunday, July 18, 2010. Ken was a charter member of the St. George Exchange Club and he served as president of the club and president of the District.
In the last few years he has spent a great deal of time on the road and has not been able to attend our meetings very often, but it was always enjoyable when he did.
He leaves behind a great legacy and we should all be grateful for the efforts he put in to help establish this club.
A link to his obituary is below. The club has arranged to send flowers.
Ken joined the Exchange Club on 5/1/1974.
1975 Club President
1977 District Div. 1 Director
1978 District Div. 1 Director
1979 District Secretary
1981 District President-Elect
1982 District President
1983 District Immed. Past President
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Today's speaker was Kevin Lewis, Sprots & Events Director with the St George Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. Kevin gave us a recap on the St George Iron Man, sharing a couple of videos and pictures and much feedback from the participants.
2,500 athletes signed up (the race was capped at 2,500). Only 2,150 athletes registered the day before, only 1,916 started the race, and only 1,634 finished. Kevin explained that the St George Iron Man is being claimed as the hardest course in North America. The people at Iron Man were impressed with the way the City of St George came together to pull this off. We had 4,300 volunteers, over 9,000 visitors came and spent an estimated $7.85 million in Washington County.
The male winner was Michael Weiss, finishing in 8 hrs 40 min.
The female winner was Heather Wurtele, finishing in 9 hrs 35 min.
The Kids Fun Run had an estimated 700 participants, this is the second largest Fun Run that the Iron Man circuit has ever had.
Iron Man has signed a 5 year contract with St George and will always be on the 1st Saturday of May.
Ford Iron Man St George website
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Today's club meeting was held at the Children's Justice Center. We conducted our new officer installation. Tim Floyd was presented with a Exchange Club President Plaque for his valiant efforts as club president for the past year. Our new Club President Bill Hudson was sworn in by Mark Loosli.
The 2010-2011 Club Officers are:
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
"Congratulations! The Exchange Club of St. George won the National Outstanding Service Project, in the area of Youth for your Southern Utah Performing Arts Festival. What a great project!"
Awards/Programs of Service Coordinator
The National Exchange Club
I just received the news from Michele with The National Exchange Club. She also said that our club will be presented with a special banner on July 23rd at the National Convention in La Quinta, California. Congratulations again to the club and to our SUPAF director Hayley Winslow. Keep up the good work.
For more information about the Southern Utah Performing Arts Festival visit the website.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
visit their website here
Thursday, May 6, 2010
We also discussed the need to raise dues to cover our expenses and change our venue to accommodate larger groups and a meal. It was motioned and approved to change our dues to $40 a month and continue at the Main Street Plaza through the end of May.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Left to right -
Club President: Tim Floyd
ACE Student of the Year: April Curtis (MHS)
Student of the Year: Megan Nielsen (SCHS)
District Representative: Mark Loosli
Student of the Month Committee Chairman: Neal Smith
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Today's meeting was a remarkable presentation by Neal Smith. He mixed it up this time with his mysterious disappearing man in the closet trick. Way to go Neal! Never a dull moment when he takes over.
Left to right:
Megan Nielson, Snow Canyon High School, daughter of Perry & Michelle Nielson
Dr. Ryan Robinson, immediate Past President of St. George Exchange Club
Tanner Sherman, Millcreek High School, son of Monica Garrick
Jordan Ellsworth, Pine View High School, son of Jeff & Jenny Ellsworth
Jaimee Clark, Dixie High School, daughter of Bruce & Beverly Clark
Chad Call, Desert Hills High School, son of Brooke & Jan Call
Thursday, April 1, 2010
A display representing victims of child abuse in Washington County will be unveiled on Thursday, April 1st at 463 East 500 South. Early that morning, members of the St. George Exchange Club will erect the display and a banner of explanation will be hung by volunteer Al Ayling.
275 silhouettes of children, painted blue and purple, represent the number of children interviewed through the WCCJC in 2009.
These silhouettes will become an annual visual demonstration to the community of the need for child abuse prevention. It is hoped that this display will serve as a reminder that the children of Washington County need the support and protection of all adults.
Following creation by local artist and Friend’s Board member Smilla Miller, the silhouettes were brought to life and edges smoothed by volunteers Doyle Ohlwiler, Doug Shaerrer and Kathy Howard under the direction of volunteer and “master craftsman” Al Ayling. Painting was then completed by Dixie College 1st Stake Service Council members headed up by Benjamin Moss along with Craig Broadhead and Bruce Bailey.
The Washington County Children’s Justice Center was established in 1997 to provide a safe, neutral, child-friendly environment where professionals from law enforcement and child protective services can interview children between the ages of 2 and 18 when allegations of sexual abuse, physical abuse or other crimes against children are made. Since opening in February, 1997, over 3,000 children have been interviewed at the Center and their family members and guardians have received services.
To help raise awareness of Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Washington County Children’s Justice Center invites all community members to drive by this powerful new display at 463 East 500 South beginning April 1st and continuing through April 30.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Today's meeting was the March Student of the Month program. We met at the Abbey Inn and had a great turn out.
Left to right -
*Jake Kasner, Millcreek High School, son of Donna & James Kasner
Jake King, Snow Canyon High School, son of Michael King
*Morgan Campbell, Tuacahn High School, daughter of Tami & Jeff Campbell
Caleb Snarr, Tuachan High School, son of Jeff Snarr
Elise Bowen, Dixie High School, daughter of Douglas Bowen
Kyle Boice, Desert Hills High School, son of Chris Boice & Kristina Benson
Micci Hafen, Pine View High School, daughter of Kim & Becky Hafen
Tim Floyd, St. George Exchange Club President
*February Student of the Month
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Dixie Scout Expo: April 10, 2010, at the Dixie Center
Largest Eagle Court of Honor: July 3, 2010, at the Stadium of Fire, Lavell Edwards Stadium Provo, UT (go Cougs!)
National Scout Jamboree: July 26 - August 4, 2010, at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia
Found some BSA images I thought some of you might enjoy.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Last years winners were Yavapai College. Our very own Club President, Tim Floyd, was their gracious host. Other Hosts included Wayne and Ralph. Hosts are needed again this year and there are other opportunities to help out (ticket sales, parking, etc.). A special ticket price and fund-raising opportunity is available to service clubs. To get involved contact Steve Bingham at 627-4572.
Our Know Your Exchangite today was Matt Staheli, our newest club member. Matt is the owner of Staheli Enterprises which includes Staheli Laundry and Staheli Distributing and is a graduate of Utah State University.
Next week's meeting is Derrick Larson and the Boy Scouts of America 100th Anniversary.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Alex Clark, Pine View High School, son of Suzanne & Stephen Clark
Megan Buckway, Desert Hills High School, daughter of Jeff & Tauna Buckway
Reza Omori, Snow Canyon High School, daughter of Akio Omori
Chase Paxman, Dixie High School, son of Chantel Paxman
Tim Floyd, St. George Exchange Club President
Friday, February 19, 2010
Desert Hills High School
Desert Hills Middle School
Dixie College -Mcdonald Center
Dixie Convention Center
Dixie Middle School - 5/24/1978
Dixie Regional Medical Center
Fossil Ridge Intermediate
Heritage Elementary School?
Millcreek High School - 2002
Pineview Middle School
Red Cliffs Mall - 8/31/1991
St. George Airport - 1980
St. George City Office Building - 5/28/1981
Washington County School District
Freedom Shrine Link
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Another way of supporting The Foundation at Dixie Regional is through The Jubilee of Trees which occurs in November. In preparation for the Jubilee of Trees is The Jubilee Cup, the annual golf tournament and dinner. The Jubilee Cup has been renamed to The Rulan D Woodbury Jubilee Classic. This year the dinner will be on May 19th and the golf tournament will be May 20th and 21st.
To contribute to The Foundation or to participate in the golf tournament, visit the websites below.
The Foundation website
The Jubilee Classic Golf Tournament website
Our Know Your Exchangite today was Vasu Mudliar. I found this picture when I googled Vasu Mudliar. Vasu is the President of the Dixie State College Athletic Club and spend all of his free time "playing" at the college. Just ask him about his trip to California...
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Today's meeting was a presentation from Andrea Brown. Her and her family are a March of Dimes Ambassador Family. They shared their story about their baby girl, Gracie, born at 26 weeks gestation and weighing only 2 pounds. She spent 79 days in the NICU. Their family is the Southern Utah Ambassador Family for the March of Dimes. There is a March for Babies walk on March 27, 2010 at Nissons Park in Washington. Registration starts at 9:30am and the walk starts at 10:00am.
Their is no cost to walk. Family teams can do fund-raising. There are opportunities for sponsorship. The money raised in March for Babies is used to fund important research and programs that help moms have full-term pregnancies and babies begin healthy lives.
For more information about March for Babies visit their website or call 801-746-5540
Today's Know your Exchangite was Kathy Martin. Kathy showed us her newest hobby of Earth stone jewelry. She has found a new love of life in creating her own line of jewelry with these precious stones.