Club Number: 2197
Established: May 11, 1974
TIN: 31-1170560

Send all mail and payments to:
St George Exchange Club
PO BOX 1111
St George, UT 84771


Upcoming Speakers and Events:

August 28 Greg Reith with Heartland Farms

To schedule a presentation, please coordinate with Anthony McMullin @

Thursday, September 30, 2010

September Students of the Month

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

Book of Golden Deeds

Linda and Ed Sappington, Mark Loosli

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
Linda also served as Public Relations Director for Dixie Regional Medical Center in the 1980's and started and served four years as the Chairperson "Jubilee of Trees", a major fundraiser for the Dixie Regional Center Foundation. She served as the Chairman of Habitat for Humanity this past year, is a Past President of Rotary.

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


Today's speaker was Phil Tuckett and Lani Puriri. Lani is the Marketing Manager with CMI at Dixie State College. She Explained some of the background in getting Phil Tuckett to join DSC and introduced him to the club. Phil Tuckett is the Festival Director for DOCUtah. Phil is an associate professor at Dixie State College and the director of the Dick Nourse Center for Media Innovation. He is also the director of the digital film track in the communication department. Prior to coming back to his alma mater to teach, Phil was vice president of special projects at NFL Films for 21 years.

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 DorĂ© 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

76th Annual Dixie Roundup Rodeo

Joe Bowcutt, Courtney Welch, Jennifer Welch, and Wayne Hoppal

Today's meeting was a presentation by the Lion's Club, Joe Bowcutt. He brought this year's Dixie Roundup Rodeo Princess, Courtney Welch, her mom Jennifer (Roundup Queen of 1986), and this years Roundup Chairman Wayne Hoppal.

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.

Parade Info:
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"

Rodeo Info:
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!)