Thursday, January 25, 2018

2018 Membership Report - State of our District

During the first half of the Rotary year, District 5420 was showing positive growth being up 16 members through November.  Those numbers soon dropped as the Clubs cleaned up their membership rosters and dropped those members that have stopped participating in Rotary.  This semi-annual cleanout, each December and June, results in large drops in membership (we are minus 18 in the District as of January 10th, 2018).

So, what can we do minimize the semi-annual drops in membership?  The key to growing your Rotary Club is adding new members but more importantly keeping the members you already have. As our Zone website indicates:

“Rotarians actually do a great job of recruiting new members each year. The challenge clubs have is retaining members. Statistical data indicates that approximately 50% of new members leave Rotary within the first 12 months of their membership in the service organization. This is an indictment on the way in which we recruit and teach our new members about one of the most significant service organizations in the world.”

The Retention problem (really the lack of Member Satisfaction) is about how we manage member expectations and experiences.  The Rotary “We Care” program (A Guide for Building Strong, Effective and Fun Rotary Clubs for the New Millennium) states the following:

“One of our greatest challenges in Rotary is to better understand what type of expectations new members of Rotary have.  We need to take time and analyze what attracts new members and what will keep them in Rotary.  One of the foremost needs of new members is a strong desire to feel that they are spending their time wisely.  If they feel someone is wasting their time they have a tendency to avoid or eliminate whatever they feel is causing it.  New members need to be able to see immediate productivity.  They challenge us on a daily basis to teach them about Rotary at a quicker pace.  We must prove to them that Rotary is an organization that they should be part of.  Too many times we do not take the proper amount of time to reach out and help new members become part of Rotary.  New members must be educated quickly so they feel that they are part of the organization.  The question is, are our Rotary Clubs attractive, interesting, and do they give all individuals a feeling of accomplishment?  We all need to review our club’s attitude, environment, posture and direction. This will help to ensure that we meet the need of the new Rotarian of the 21st century.  During this process we must never lose focus of our duty and goals of being Rotarians. Most importantly, we must never compromise our beliefs.  Instead, we must modify our goals and expectations to be realistic and give our members the ability to reach the goals.  Our members must have the opportunity to feel they have accomplished something special and important.  Consistent direction and understanding are the keys to a successful club!”

Please take steps to ensure that your existing members are having their expectations met and that they are having a positive Rotary experience.  Consider how you conduct New Member Orientation, look at updating your Club Membership Plan, or conducting a Rotary Club Health Check.  Additional membership resources can be found at the following web sites:


Monday, January 8, 2018

New Consul General for Mexico in Utah receives widespread welcome from Rotary Clubs

Utah's new Consul General for Mexico José Borjón met with our District Governor Bev Christy to reach out to clubs in an effort to increase Hispanic membership in Rotary, connect the Consulate with local organizations, and to help Rotarians better understand and forward the cause of Hispanic issues in their community. 

The result is the following calendar dates. See if you can attend one of these multi-club hosted events. Other clubs are planning future events:

Wednesday, January 17 luncheon, Cottonwood Country Club. Hispano-Latino Club of Salt Lake (Glendale) & Hispano Latinos Club of Salt Lake - South, West Jordan Club, Salt Lake Club invite members and all Hispanic professionals outside of Rotary to join this event. 

Monday, February 5 at the Abbey Inn in St. George. St. George, Dixie Sunrise, Red Rock, Hurricane Valley, Zion Canyon & Kanab Rotary Clubs host an All Clubs Lunch with Consul Borjon.

Wednesday, February 7, 11am, venue TBA dependent on RSVPs. Richfield Rotary & Six County Association of Governments hosts Utah’s new Consulate from Mexico RSVP by January 23, Amy Rosquist arosquist@sixcounty.com 435-893-0720

Thursday, February 8, 6-8pm, Jim Santy Auditorium. Park City Rotary & Park City Sunrise club will jointly present a discussion with Consul Borjón, open to the public.
Cedar City, Ogden, Vernal Clubs, as well as Utah County clubs, Moab, Monticello, Bluff, Brigham City, Logan, and Davis County Clubs are in the planning stages.

190,000 Hispanics live in the Salt Lake Valley. That’s almost 18% of the population!  How many Hispanics are in your club?

Here is a biography of Consul General José Borjón: 
As of June 16, he is the Head Consul of Mexico in Salt Lake City, Utah and responsible for western Wyoming.

From August 2016 to June 2017, he was Deputy Director General of Ceremonial in the Protocol Direction General, where he contributed to the institutional events offered by the Presidency Republic to Foreign dignitaries during State, Government, Working and Multilateral meetings in Mexico, among other responsibilities.

From July 2014 to August 2016, he was Deputy Director General for the Southern Border in the Direction General of Latin America and the Caribbean, where he was responsible for the follow-up of the bilateral political and migratory agenda with Guatemala and Belize. Previously, (August 2013 to July 2014), he worked as an Advisor for the Undersecretary for Latin America and the Caribbean specializing in Central American issues.

He served in the Mexican Embassy in the United States (September 2008-August 2013) and was in charge of the Office of Hispanic Affairs, liaising with Latino national organizations and developing projects to support the integration of Mexican communities.

He has been Consul for Community Affairs in the General Consulate of Mexico in Houston (2004-2008), and attaché for Culture and Scientific Cooperation at the Embassy of Mexico in Korea (1999-2004).

He holds a degree in International Relations from UNAM; a Master's Degree in Diplomatic Studies from the Diplomatic Academy of Mexico and an M.A. in European Studies from the Ortega y Gasset Institute in Spain. He has attended various graduate courses in public administration, strategic scenarios; Border administration at COLEF; ITAM and UDLA-Puebla. His most recent publication is "Opportunities for Linking with Mexican Youth in the United States", in the Mexican Journal of Foreign Policy, May-August 2016, Matías Romero Institute-Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Rotary International Council on Resolution Results

17R-01
To request the RI Board to consider recommending that each club have a strategic planning committee
AdoptedYes: 295No: 195

17R-02
To request the RI Board to consider recommending that all club meetings begin with The Four-Way Test
RejectedYes: 167No: 320

17R-03
To request the RI Board to consider requiring a minimum of 20 members in each club
RejectedYes: 103No: 388

17R-04
To request the RI Board to consider retaining original membership information for returning members
AdoptedYes: 331No: 152

17R-05
To request the RI Board to consider that terminated clubs secure endorsement from the district
AdoptedYes: 317No: 166

17R-06
To request the RI Board to consider researching the impact of club flexibility AdoptedYes: 341No: 146

17R-07
To request the RI Board to consider releasing information on the pilot programs AdoptedYes: 396No: 93

17R-08
To request the RI Board to consider proposing legislation to a future Council to create regional Rotary club constitutions
RejectedYes: 94No: 388

17R-09
To request the RI Board to consider establishing a regional decision-making body in Japan
RejectedYes: 64No: 411
17R-10
To request the RI Board to consider reaffirming the Object of Rotary AdoptedYes: 280No: 204

17R-11
To request the RI Board to consider adding a fifth part to The Four-Way Test RejectedYes: 70No: 415

17R-12
To request the RI Board to consider proposing legislation to a future Council adding core values and mission of Rotary
AdoptedYes: 250No: 235

17R-13
To request the RI Board to consider emphasizing the sequence of the five core values
RejectedYes: 224No: 264

17R-14
To request the RI Board to consider clarifying the relationships between Rotary’s guiding principles
RejectedYes: 223No: 263

17R-15
To request the RI Board to consider defining “service” RejectedYes: 208No: 275

17R-16
To request the RI Board to consider supporting ecologically-sustainable initiatives
AdoptedYes: 279No: 208

17R-17
To request the Trustees to consider adding sustainable development and environmental protection as an area of focusView detailed resolution (PDF)
AdoptedYes: 247No: 235

17R-18
To request the RI Board to consider recognizing EarlyAct clubs
RejectedYes: 221No: 262

17R-19
To request the RI Board to consider officially recognizing Rotary Kids RejectedYes: 200No: 281

17R-20
To request the RI Board to consider raising the Rotaract age limit to 35 RejectedYes: 209No: 275

17R-21
To request the RI Board to consider revising the Rotaract club certification form AdoptedYes: 281No: 194

17R-22
To request the RI Board to consider designating a Magazine Month RejectedYes: 163No: 319

17R-23
To request the Trustees to consider including a water project application template in the global grant application
AdoptedYes: 308No: 182

17R-24
To request the Trustees to consider allowing arts and culture global grants RejectedYes: 172No: 312
17R-25
To request the Trustees to consider securing a status report before sending club donationsV
RejectedYes: 226No: 258

17R-26
To request the RI Board to consider restoring the Manual of Procedure white pages
RejectedYes: 234No: 249

17R-27
To request the RI Board to consider amending the Recommended Club Bylaws to eliminate club fees
RejectedYes: 93No: 392

17R-28
To request the RI Board to consider publishing a record of the deliberations of the CouncilV
RejectedYes: 230No: 258

17R-29
To request the RI Board to consider disclosing its deliberative process on enactments that are referred to the RI Board
AdoptedYes: 284No: 196

17R-30
To request the RI Board to consider sending the five-year financial forecast prior to the Council
AdoptedYes: 425No: 58

17R-31
To request the RI Board to consider not increasing Rotary’s per capita dues at the 2019 Council
AdoptedYes: 300No: 189

17R-32
To request the RI Board to consider proposing legislation to a future Council to provide for variable dues by country
RejectedYes: 143No: 343

17R-33
To request the RI Board to consider basing future budgets on a scenario of reducing RI dues to US$50
RejectedYes: 135No: 349

17R-34
To request the RI Board to consider proposing legislation to a future Council to decrease RI per capita dues for RotaractorsView detailed resolution (PDF)
RejectedYes: 235No: 251

17R-35
To request the RI Board to consider proposing legislation to a future Council to revise the governance structure
RejectedYes: 232No: 241

17R-36
To request the RI Board to consider adding editorial marks to updated versions of the Rotary Code of Policies 
AdoptedYes: 309No: 179

17R-37
To request the RI Board to consider publishing the annual presidential theme in Hindi
AdoptedYes: 305No: 175

17R-38
To request the RI Board to consider training Council representatives on how to use voting equipmentV
AdoptedYes: 340No: 144


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Interactors & Rotarians visit the Hopi Reservation for service to the community

A team of 17 Interactors & 8 Rotarians from multiple clubs around Utah had an absolutely amazing time on the Hopi Reservation this October teaching 15 Junior Achievement lessons to Hopi children, repairing 2 roofs and a wheelchair ramp. 

The Hopi people have invited Rotarians back so we hope for a possible spring trip. Special thanks to the Park City Rotary Club for planning. Enjoy the photos, but please don’t share them on social media out of respect for the Hopi custom.




PDG Shaun Michel was key in organizing the service trip.




Utah Rotary has a Peace Fellow!

A young woman from District 5420 (Utah) has been awarded one of 50 worldwide Rotary International Peace Fellow sponsorships for a master’s degree in Peace and Conflict resolution at International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan. The award, including tuition, room & board, and language instruction is worth over US$90,000.
“Elizabeth Gamarra is one of those rare individuals whose inner light and compassion guide her to create powerful and significant ways to serve,” says Salt Lake Rotarian Mike Deputy, District Peace Committee Chair in the endorsement letter.  “Her intuitive need to do good was established early and is clearly her lifelong path. The faster she receives training at a high level, the more quickly she will rise to doing truly great things in this world.”
Elizabeth has already done some great things with her life.
Born in Lima, Perú and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, she receive a Bachelor of Social Work and then a Masters from the University's College of Social Work with an emphasis in Global Women’s Health. Her accomplishments are broad for someone so young:

·        Elizabeth founded the non-profit, “Generations of Latinos,” the Academic Journal for Mentorship Across Cultures and Disciplines and the MentorMe® Project - platforms to help thousands of students seize best education, career and activism related opportunities. Now, with an online network of 1,000 tutors and mentors, students have won more than $1 M USD in financial aid and scholarships. 
·         Her work as Utah’s Student Activist Coordinator for Amnesty International USA, researcher at the Center for Research on Migration and Refugee Integration (CRMRI), and founder of the non-profit Generations of Latinos in Higher Education, have provided her a broad and comprehensive understanding of the challenges rooted in integration, conflict, economic inequality, and education; particularly in communities of color.
·         Elizabeth is a former TEDxSaltLakeCity speaker: A Uniting Journey of Perspectives: Human Mobility,” and most recently spoke at the University of Oxford Consortium for Human Rights on climate justice and eradicating poverty.
·         Her contributions have been recognized through Diversity and Equity University of Utah Award, the Outstanding Researcher Award in 2015 and 2016, the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Graduate Award, the Utah Young Philanthropy Award, and most recently the 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Major Award through the Utah Human Rights Commission.  
·         Elizabeth is currently on a Fulbright Grant  to teach and do research at the Instituto de Empresa (IE) University of Madrid and Segovia in Spain.
After graduate school, she looks forward to continuing the advancement of human rights and wishes to work on the design of new and viable policies that can lead developing countries, such as her own, down a path of equal opportunity, growth, and justice. She hopes to pursue a Juris Doctorate and a Latin Legum Magister (LLM) in Human Rights, focused on capacity building for refugees and peace
building efforts within host and neighboring countries.
Elizabeth writes in her application, “My culturally diverse background has filled me with pride to never forget where I come from and reach back to help those around me through the doors of opportunity.”


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

All Clubs Luncheon goes all out to celebrate 30 years of women in Rotary

District 5420 (Utah) celebrated 30 years of women in Rotary on Saturday, October 7, 2017 with a well- attended and inspiring All Clubs Luncheon at the Noah Event Venue in Lehi.

Rotary International Past Vice President Jennifer Jones was the key note speaker, telling stories of her first days as a woman in Rotary and celebrating the service and connectivity of Rotarians worldwide. She also moderated a panel of Utah Rotarians – Stephanie Velasco, Penny Atkinson, DG Beverly Christy, Canice Harte, and Jana Hart – who discussed ways to engage and grow membership.

The District’s newest Paul Harris Fellows were recognized, District Youth Chair Miriam Barth spoke briefly of the importance of mentoring youth through Rotary, and 23 female Rotarians in our District were recognized by their clubs (click here for brief bios) and awarded beautiful wooden plaques handmade by Richfield Rotarian Brent Thorne.

Much thanks to the All Clubs Luncheon committee: Linda Baker (St. George Club), Jayne Barnett (Millcreek Club), Randi Jackson and Pearl Wright (Salt Lake Club), Therese Milad (Sugar House Club), and Christina Miller (Park City Club). Special thanks to Paula Bell (Dixie Sunrise Club) and Laurie Summers-Pisani (Millcreek Club).

Thanks also to the event sponsors: Rocky Mountain Power, America First Credit Union, Jayne Barnett of The Group Real Estate, and Planning Pathways. 

District Governor Bev Christy introduces Past RI VP Jennifer Jones

Past RI VP Jennifer Jones addresses Utah Rotarians

Panel discussion with Utah Rotarians

Attendance was great!

Some of the female Rotarians recognized by their clubs

More photos!














23 Utah women recognized by their clubs as part of our celebration of 30 years of women in Rotary




All Clubs Luncheon on Saturday October 7 featured the first woman to be Vice President of Rotary International, Jennifer Jones. Her visit with our District was inspirational. These 25 women inspire their Utah Rotary Clubs every day of every year. Please read their brief bios. Here are Rotarians who are role models for all of us, examples of  'Service above Self' who lift spirits and increase our impact locally and internationally.

Brigham City Club: Tere Moore


Tere has gone to Peru with a wheelchair project, she has gone to India to help with vaccinations, and she has gone to Ecuador with a water project. And last year as the club President, she spearheaded and has been the driving force behind Brigham City getting a Splash Pad, which should be finished next spring.




Cedar City Club: Sue Longson

Sue has made a huge difference in the Cedar City Club and the community. Very few – if any – give more service hours than she does. Sue is very active in the club and creates & sends out the weekly newsletter. She has served tirelessly on July Jamboree, the main fundraiser in the community. Rotary and its values are a priority in her life. She has helped with the club's Kenya project.




E-Club: Natalie Argyle

Natalie has put a lot of time and energy into building up young people in Utah. She chairs the committee that organizes RYLA, an experience that helps youth build leadership and a desire to serve others. She gives a lot of herself to help RYLA attendees have great experiences that expand their vision of life.






Heber Valley Club: Laura Camper

Laura has been a member of The Heber Valley Rotary Club since 1998. She served as President from 2012-2013. During that time she visited Cuba on a humanitarian project and found it to be a very humbling and life changing event.

During her 40 year employment for The Leavitt Group, she has served as Vice-President of the Chamber of Commerce and twice as Head Chair for the Wasatch School District Foundation. She has also served on the IHC hospital board for Heber Valley for 9 years

Hispano-Latino South Club: BiBi Escoto


Bibi has helped in the Diaper Mile Project for a senior citizens home in Irapuato, Mexico so these elderly folks can have diapers the whole year. She took her personal truck filled with furniture, clothing, and toys to the farm workers and their families in Santaquin and Geneva in southern Utah. Bibi has served on the Board of Directors of Poder Para La Familia Hispana for the past 6 years providing counseling to families with kids involved with gangs or the juvenile justice system. She is the President of La Linea Legal Para Los Hispanos, helping to bring awareness to the general Hispanic/Latino public about our state's laws and procedures through radio and television. She volunteers with The Salvation Army and helps hundreds of needy families through the Sub 4 Santa project during Christmas.

Holladay Rotary Club: Sue Vanderhoof


Sue has been Club President, International Service Chair, Foundation Chair, President-Elect-again. On the District level she has been Assistant District Governor, District Grants Chair and Global Grants Chair. These positions helped her gain a greater understanding of service through Rotary and to make friends with Rotarians throughout our District and in the World.

The thought of getting on a plane and traveling to a third world country never crossed her mind until she became a Rotarian. A trip to Ngala School for the Deaf in Nakuru, Kenya was supposed to be a once in a lifetime experience for but ten trips, and 15 years later it has become a way of life for Sue. She is a Paul Harris Fellow, a Paul Harris Society Member and a Major Donor to The Rotary Foundation.


Kaysville Club: Deb Hefner

Deb is the longest-serving female Rotarian in the club. She has been a member of Kaysville Rotary for over 6 years and Treasurer for the past 3 years. Deb participated in the annual fundraiser, the Fourth of July 5K with getting sponsors, race registration, and helping the day of the race. She helped the Dictionary Project with delivering to schools and making presentations to 3rd-grade classes. She has helped with Days for Girls annual sewing day. Deb helps arrange for speakers for club meetings.


Lehi Club: Jackie Meigs

Jackie has been active for many years in volunteering for the community, her church, women's organizations, and organizations her children are involved in. Jackie is married to Glen Meigs and the mother of 5 children, including 4 Eagle Scouts. She is a partner in Vanguard Marketing, Inc. a successful marketing and financial consulting company.  


She is active in Rotary, working to unite the club and making connections with the community.  She will service as the Lehi Rotary Club President during the 2018-2019 year.

Logan Club: Candace Berthrong

Candace is the Past President of the Logan club and remains active on the board. She joined Rotary Club of Logan Utah in 2010. She served as Club Secretary from 2011-2013. She was awarded the Club Rotarian of the Year in 2013. She compiles information and photos for the Clubs Newsletter and Facebook page. Candace serves on the World Service Committee. She worked on the Mexican Agua Pierta Project for several years.






Midvale Club: Linda Brooks

Linda joined Rotary in 2000 and has been the President of the Midvale Club twice. She attended RYLA as a facilitator twice, including the first year the district started it. She is the mother of the youngest ever Rotary Club President in the district. Two of her daughters have been in Rotary. Linda has been on an international service project to Piedras Negras, Mexico. Linda worked with the Cedar City Club to start the first Rotaract Club at SUU.




Millcreek Club: Shannon Tilly

Shannon is a second generation Rotarian. She was a Rotary Youth Exchange Student to Spain and has hosted an Exchange Student for the Millcreek Club. Shannon is a Paul Harris Fellow. She chaired the club's Membership Committee during a period of growth. Shannon attended International Rotary Conventions in Lisbon and Atlanta. She is an OB-Gyn for high risk pregnancies.





Mount Timpanogos Club: Rebekah Snow Stanley

Rebekah Snow Stanley (a member in the under 40 category), serves as the Mount Timpanogos Rotary Club Administrator. Rebekah arranges and coordinates world-class speakers each week and sets up materials for club meetings. She manages the club Dictionary Project each year, scheduling the sponsors and donors for nearly 3,000 dictionaries to students at approximately 30 local elementary schools.



Orem Club: Deanna Rowen

Deanna was inducted a Rotary member on July 20, 2011. She was the Orem Club's first woman President. She has a passion for helping children and women in need.

Deanna spearheaded the clubs involvement with Interact's Puerto Penasco project and led a small Orem Rotary group to work on building a new home and playground.



Park City Club: Cathy King

Cathy works with non-profit organizations - 19 dedicated to animal welfare. She is the Executive Director of Canines with a Cause, a Utah based non-profit that trains service dogs to help military veterans suffering from PTSD.

She is a current club board member and the New Generations Chair. She is the Park City High School Interact Club Advisor. She is the lead organizer for the International projects and has organized the club’s service trip to the Hopi reservation this year. She is on the organizing committee for the annual auction which funds international projects – The Giving Tree Festival.



Richfield Club: Jackie Andersen

Jackie grew up in Richfield and is a true entrepreneur. She started "Crazy Lady Auto" which has been recognized as Utah's Used Automobile Dealership of the Year - twice. Jackie also started the very successful travel agency, Premier Tours. Her guided tours include LDS history sites, Alaska, Hawaii, Panama Canal, and others tours.

Jackie has been President of the Richfield Club twice, has unbounded energy and enthusiasm. Jackie's favorite service project each year is to cook and serve breakfast each Memorial Day at the Richfield Cemetery. Proceeds from the breakfast are used to purchase military flags for the Veterans Memorial and American Flags for Main Street.

Roosevelt Club: Polly Karren

Polly is the club’s immediate Past President and has been very active in club fund raising for many years. She says, "I love Rotary because it is a way my husband and I can serve our community together."  Because of her efforts, the local high school has adopted the 4-way test as their motto for the year. Polly is excited about the additional women that have joined the club in the past 2 years as they add a whole new dimension of service to the club. With her help, our club has created a way to help every charity in our community.



Red Rock Club: Pam Graf

Pam recently retired as the Foundation Director for Washington County School District where she worked for 20 years. She was also a member of the St. George Chamber of Commerce board of directors and later Chairman of that Board. She joined Rotary in 2009 and has loved the service opportunities it has offered. She has served as a board member for Leadership Dixie as well as the advisory board for State Bank of Southern Utah and Zions Way Hospice. She has been active in the Santa Clara Historical Society and was one of the original 5 who started Swiss Days in Santa Clara.

Pam is co-owner of The Orange Peel, a home grown smoothie and bubble tea shop that currently has 4 stores throughout the state.


Salt Lake Club: Safia Keller

Safia has been a member of Rotary for 8 years and held many leadership positions. She has been in charge of the club's Red Butte Concert fundraiser for 4 years. The concert has raised thousands of dollars for Polio Plus and the Salt Lake Rotary Foundation. She is a Paul Harris Fellow and a Richard L. Evans Fellow. She has co-chaired the Scholarship Committee for 5 years, served as a Vice President of the Salt Lake Rotary Board, served on the Parks and Environment Committee for 8 years and was the Chair of this committee for 3 years, and now serves as a Trustee of the Salt Lake Rotary Foundation.

Safia has a son with autism and works at the Columbus Community Center to assist individuals with autism, and other intellectual and developmental disabilities find and maintain meaningful employment. 


South Valley Club: Lori Bird

Lori is a Paul Harris Fellow, and a 3-term President of the South Valley Rotary Club. In addition to her community service through Rotary, Lori has served for several years as Chair of Draper Days, Draper’s annual festival featuring a large parade, 2 days of fun and concerts in the park, and a rodeo. She loves serving others and brings many opportunities for such service to the South Valley Club.

Lori goes out of her way to make you feel loved and she encourages all of us to live the mantra of 'service above self'



Spanish Fork Club: Julianne Roberts

Julianne Roberts is a valued member of the Spanish Fork Club, serving on the Board. She is quick to help with anything that is needed and is the Chairperson of the Dictionary Project each year. 





Sugar House Club: Margie Walz

Margie is currently the club's President Elect. Margie published the weekly Club Bulletin all last Rotary year. Margie organized the club's Membership Committee.She volunteered to Chair this year's Adoption Awareness Event, pulled everything together in conjunction with the Division of Child and Family Services, the Adoption Exchange, and club members. She volunteered to Chair next year's Adoption Awareness Event.




Tooele Valley Club: Lorina Bishop

Lorina wanted to reward Rotarians so she bought and cooked ribeye steaks and the club had a social called Ribeyes for Rotarians. She is one of the first people to volunteer for projects and assignments.

She lives in SLC but drives to Tooele and stays late, when needed, for projects. She is the President-Elect and Secretary this year.





Vernal Club: Donna Trotter

Donna joined the Williston, ND Rotary in 1983 as the first female member. She has been President, Treasurer, and Secretary of her club for 9 years. Donna served on the Library Board and Literacy Commission for Uintah County.