Saturday, July 20, 2013

Orem Rotary Golf Tournament coming in August

Orem Rotary Golf Classic - August 28, 2013!
Click here to register.

The annual Orem Rotary Golf Classic will be held Wednesday August 28, 2013 at The Links at Sleepy Ridge in Orem. The Classic has been a great success over the years, with over $100,000 raised and distributed to local charities. The benefitting charities are: Utah Hemophilia Foundation, Utah Valley University Foundation, March of Dimes, Orem Rotary, and YouthLinc. Our special thanks to our many sponsors, who help make this possible.

Tournament Format:
The tournament has a great, exciting golf format. All regular par three holes (4,7,12,14 feature $5,000 cash prizes for a hole-in-one! On par four holes (1,3,6,8,9,10,11,15,18), tee boxes are moved up to par three distances and the holes are played as par 3’s, with prizes for closest to the pin. Par fives (2,5,13,17) are played as par fives, with long drive contests on each. There’s a chance to win a prize on every hole and $5,000 cash on every regular par three hole! But that’s not all! At the competition’s end, the closest to the hole on each of the par three and four holes, the long drive winners on each of the par fives, and the foursome that wins the scramble format advance to a playoff, the 19th Hole where they shoot to win a $1,000 in cash. Closest to the pin wins the cash! It’s guaranteed, someone will drive away with $1,000 Cash!

Enjoy the beautiful Grounds and Clubhouse at Sleepy Ridge!


Foursomes are $500 each. Individuals can come aboard at $125 each. Click here to register.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Springville Rotary Sunday in the Park

Springville Rotary "Sunday in the Park" Fundraiser & Car Show

Fellow Rotarians of Utah, Join us for a good cause!

August 18, 2013
8:00 am - 6 pm.
Location: Rotary Park, Springville UT

The Spring Rotary Sunday at the park event features hundreds of classic cars and motorcycles as well as some other unique vehicles. Also, delicious ribeye steak dinners, burgers, etc will be sold to raise funds for the club. Raffles for thousands of dollars worth of prizes are also a fun part of the event. Also, live music entertainment and on site Radio DJ are usually part of the event.

To enter a vehicle register at the gate from 8 am until noon. Price per car: $10
Trophies will be put out at 3pm. Raffle for car exhibitors will be at 4 pm.

Raffle drawing for guests will be held at the end of the event.

Pictures of past Sunday in the Park events. Click Here

Tuesday, April 30, 2013


Murray Greenhouse Foundation's 4th Annual Plant Sale
May 18, 2013: 10a--4p

Heirloom tomatoes                      

Basil & Dill
Hanging Flower Pots

801-266-0669, 6366 South 900 East, Murray, UT 84121
(across from Wheeler Farm)

All proceeds go to benefit Murray Greenhouse non-profit organization that is dedicated to enhancing the lives of disabled young adults. They are open Mon-Sat from 11a-5p that the public can purchase plants now if you don't want to wait until May 18th. Please support this wonderful organization.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


Murray Rotary was honored to have long time Murray resident Ted Eyre formally announce his candidacy for Murray City Mayor on Monday, March 18th.  Ted felt Murray Rotary was the perfect place to announce his candidacy since he has many friends in Murray Rotary and because he was involved in the founding and running of the Murray Greenhouse that has been one of Murray Rotary’s ongoing projects.

Ted had been approach almost 12 years ago by former Mayor Lynn Pett to run for Mayor.  The timing was not quite right, as Ted work for Delta Airlines, flying international routes and was only home a few days a month.  Now Ted is retired from Delta Airlines.  The subject was approached again a few years ago.  The timing is perfect right now and Ted wants to devote his time and effort to serving the citizens of Murray.

Ted Eyre’s campaign slogan is “Build on the Past and Focus on the Future.”  He lists four very important qualifications as (1) integrity, (2) dedication, (3) service, and (4) leadership.  He feels Murray’s greatest assets are its informed and involved citizens.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Springville Rotary Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Bring your kids out to the
Annual Springville Rotary
Easter Egg Hunt! 

Each year the Springville Club brightens the holiday for children in the local area with their Easter Egg Hunt event. There is candy for every child and plenty of it. Children hunt by age group to keep things fair and grand prizes that a few lucky children will win in each age group are amazing. In the past there have been grand prizes like bicycles, stuffed animals and more.

This event is free and open to the public. 

LOCATION: Springville High School Football Field

DATE: Saturday, March 30, 2013
TIME: 10am - 12pm

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Murray Rotary & Affiliated Non-Profits / Bikes 4 Kids Utah

Since 2008, the Salt Lake Valley B4K Race has grown from a citizen hill climb to a three-event omnium to the USA Cycling stage race format in 2011 and 2012. This race is poised to become one of the premier stage races in the intermountain region with a prime spot on the amateur racing calendar and proximity to a major city center.

The race is an official permitted USA Cycling Event. While we expect to attract racers from all over the intermountain region, the majority of the racers will come from Utah. The event is an official Utah Cycling Association points-event making it an important stop on the State’s only official road racing calendar.

Since incorporating into the UCA calendar, this race has attracted top-flight amateur racers and teams from the intermountain region.  USA Cycling Categories from Category 5 beginners to experienced Pro and Category 1-2 racers are represented.

The 2013 Race is presented by the USAC clubs Revolution Racing, Plan7 | Brightface, and DNA Cycling p/b Plan7, all based in the Salt Lake Valley. All proceeds from this race go to the Bikes for Kids Utah and the Murray Rotary Club organizations.
The 2013 event will take place in Murray and Herriman, Utah.

Stage 1: Murray Rotary Criterium
Friday, May 31, 10:00AM – 7:30PM
Location: Murray, Utah

Stage 2: [sponsor] Road Race
Saturday, June 1, 7:00AM – 1:00PM
Start/Finish: Herriman High School
11917 S. Mustang Trail Way (Pioneer / 6000 West)
Herriman, UT 84096

Stage 3: [sponsor] Time Trial
Saturday, June 1, 2:00PM – 4:00PM
Finish: Herriman High School
11917 S. Mustang Trail Way (Pioneer / 6000 West)
Herriman, UT 84096

Each Stage is set in a venue that provides convenient access and exciting racing for the athletes. The courses are designed to provide ample opportunity for family, friends and fans to view the competition.
  About Bikes for Kids Utah
            “Providing a Positive Education and Cycling Experience for Disadvantaged Children.”
This non-profit organization, established in 2006 by Debbie Reid, provides Utah kids with free bicycles to help them play, exercise, get to school and develop a healthy hobby. Using proceeds generated from corporate and individual sponsorships and special events (such as the Salt Lake Valley B4K Stage Race), Bikes for Kids has provided 5,000 new bikes to children since it’s inception.

The main focus of the organization is to provide disadvantaged children with a positive education and effective life-skills learned through owning and riding a bicycle. To do so they are instructed in bicycle safety, the importance of obeying traffic signals, and wearing helmets. They are taught about the importance of regular exerciseand how a bicycle can help one to gain better health. A bicycle also offers them an alternative means of transportation that can help them feel more confident and self-reliant.

The groups of children (age 7-9) are generally selected from the Boys & Girls Clubs in the Salt Lake Valley, the Guadalupe Schools, and Rose Park Elementary School. If applicable, excess monetary
proceeds raised go to the Guadalupe School, Donated Dental, and Murray Rotary Foundation to help with bicycle lane improvements. Any unclaimed bikes are donated to various local children’s charities.

In it’s first year, Bikes for Kids Utah was ranked 24th in Outside Magazine’s the “Outside One-Hundred,” a list of top newsworthy athletes, products, gadgets and bold ideas. It has also received the recognition of Salt Lake City native Dave Zabriskie, the third American cyclist to wear the yellow jersey in the Tour de France.

Large donations have come from Mass Mutual Financial Group with its Community Service Award and the Sorenson Legacy Foundation. Bikes for Kids Utah and the Salt Lake Valley B4K Stage Race are staffed and operated by volunteers.

The success of the Salt Lake Valley B4K Stage Race is dependent on the kind support provided by sponsors of the race. Sponsors can provide in-kind donations of goods and services as well as cash
donations that are made directly to the Murray Rotary Club and/or Bikes for Kids Utah.

SPONSORSHIPS - Medal Levels for the 2012 Salt Lake Valley B4K Stage Race

Gold Level Donation  -   $2000
Name integrated into the title of Stage 2 or 3 (“_______ Road Race”). Logo displayed on all promotional materials, website (with links), Winner’s Jerseys, Official USAC Flyer and Technical Guide. Banner displayed at the event. Set up booth at the event. Placement of promotional materials in Racer Packets.
Silver Level Donation   -   $1,000
Logo displayed on all promotional materials, website (with links), Official USAC Flyer and Technical Guide. Placement of promotional materials in Racer Packets.

Bronze Level Donation   -   $500
Name displayed on most promotional materials and website (with links). Placement of promotional materials in Racer Packets.

To discuss Medal Levels and other sponsor opportunities and to support this event, please contact John Karren at (801) 505-8481 or Glen Perry at (801) 230-3619 or see

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Cedar City Sisters Experience Short Term Exchanges

Sisters Tenia Dansie Wallace and Chartise Dansie have both participated in different but lifechanging  Rotary Short Term Exchanges.  Tenia traveled halfway around the world from her home in Cedar City to Turkey for a short term exchange where she learned the culture is much different from hers at home but she also found common ground and acceptance as an American, particularly among the current generations of Turkish people.
Rotary helped Tenia and other Rotary exchange students understand we can live in peace when we begin to appreciate other cultures.  Her short term exchange helped build relationships.  She was not just a tourist visiting the country . . . she was part of a family including Gulsha, her Turkish sister who later traveled back to Utah on her own short term exchange.   Tenia expressed how exciting it was to introduce her exchange friend to Utah’s culture.   She introduced Gulsha to camping – and to S’Mores - for the first time.  It was 6 weeks of peace and understanding and many new experiences for both girls. 

Chartise Dansie experienced a different type of short term exchange.  She attended a “Rotary Camp” in Munich, Germany where their district youth meet students from around the world for three weeks together.  Each student who attends is placed in a Rotarian home where they learn about the German culture, up close and personal.  Germany is especially diligent in portraying a positive image since they have to deal with many prejudices as a result of their past history.  Rotary helps them break down the barriers.  Chartise and 15 other students from around the world took part in organized tours and activities demonstrating their lifestyle and culture.  The experience helped open her eyes about Germany, as well as other countries.  The “Rotary Camp” was sponsored by the generous districts in Germany so the Cedar City teenagers only cost for this amazing experience was for airfare and some spending money.  Instead of a graduation trip with her friends, she chose to go to Germany and experience the world and develop her independence.  

Short term exchanges offer many opportunities to students they would have otherwise thought impossible and through which they learn about culture, friendship, acceptance, peace and catch a glimpse of the purpose and impact of Rotary, Interact, RYLA and Rotaract.

Applications for short term exchanges in the summer of 2013 are now being accepted.  For more information, contact Shelly Dansie at in Southern Utah or Terri Sawyer at  in Northern Utah.  Applications and more details can be found at  or on the district blog.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Springville Club #1 in Per Capita Foundation Giving

Last Wednesday Ray Crandall graciously accepted an award on behalf of the Springville Club for being number one in the district for per capita giving to the Rotary Foundation.
The award was presented by Assistant Governor Dean Robinson during the club's weekly meeting at the T-Bone restaurant in Springville.

A number of years ago the Springville Club set a goal to make every member a Paul Harris Fellow and has proudly maintained the goal since. Several members have also committed to higher levels of foundation giving. Continuing this tradition of giving, along with local and international service is the ongoing mission of the Springville Club.

More Information About Springville Rotary

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Rotary Awards and Recognition

On January 3rd at the Sugar House Club DG Jerry presented Rich Byrne the Vocational Service Leadership Award signed by RI President Sakuji Tanaka “For Promoting the Advancement of Vocational Service”.
Rich deserves this award because for over 20 years he has organized “Rotation Day” each October (Vocational Service month) in the Sugar House Club.  President Rick Augustine reports, “This is a very popular and successful event which is always eagerly anticipated by our membership.”  They split into three groups to meet at members’ businesses—this year meeting at the U of U Marriott Library, a barbeque sauce plant, and the office of a financial planner.  Interacters and Rotaracters are also invited to join in.

The Second Object of Rotary is “to encourage and foster the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society.”

Quoting “An Introduction to Vocational Service” available on, “Classification talks are a great way to promote vocational awareness in your club.”  “Organizing tours of members’ workplaces is another way to recognize the value of each member’s vocation.”  Great job, Rich!

Although there is only one Vocational Service Award per year, we recognize there are many clubs in the Utah District doing excellent vocational projects, including promulgating The Four Way Test.  For great ideas consult “Vocational Service Project Opportunities” in the manual mentioned above . . . and to recognize your members in other ways, here are more awards available from Rotary International:

Presidential Citation.   Has your club already done what is necessary to qualify for this citation?
Deadlines:  31 March 2013 -- Clubs to submit completed forms to their district governor for certification.               The 2012-13 Presidential Citation will recognize Rotary clubs that achieve an array of accomplishments that help them become stronger, deliver effective service, and enhance their public image.

As you read about the following awards, some will jump out: “Our club deserves that”, or “Julie deserves that one.”  Recommend an award for those Rotarians or for your club to DG Jerry.  PDG Wally Brown is helping with awards.  Don’t you agree we need to thank Rotarians more for their service?
District Peace Award
Deadline: 15 March.  District governors are encouraged to confer District Peace Awards on all clubs undertaking successful peace activities during 2012-13. 

Significant Achievement Award  
Deadline: 15 March -- Presidential recognition of a club activity which addresses a significant problem or need in the community.  A district selects one project and submits nomination to RI. 

Recognition of Smaller Club Membership Growth  
Deadline: 15 May -- This district-level award offers an incentive to clubs below the charter requirement of 20 members by recognizing the challenges and achievements of small clubs.

RI Membership Development and Extension Award
Deadline: Beginning 15 May -- This district-level certificate program recognizes membership growth in existing clubs, retention of current club members, and the sponsorship of new clubs.

RI Recognition of Membership Development Initiatives
Deadline: 15 May. This district-level certificate recognizes clubs for the development and implementation of a creative plan to support one of the three primary foundations of membership growth and development: retention, recruitment, or organization of new Rotary clubs.

Avenues of Service Citation  
Deadline: Ongoing. This citation program provides a way for Rotary clubs to personally recognize one club member for his or her outstanding efforts in each of the five Avenues of Service: Club, Vocational, Community, International, and New Generations. 

Club Builder Award
Deadline: Ongoing.  This award recognizes Rotarians who have made a significant impact in supporting and strengthening their Rotary clubs. District governors may grant this award to up to 10 deserving Rotarians each year.

Each Rotarian: Reach One, Keep One Award
Deadline: Ongoing.  This award allows Rotary club presidents to nominate and recognize individuals for sponsoring new members while focusing on retention. Award categories: Rotarians bringing 25 members into any Rotary club, with 20 still active after six years.  Rotarians bringing 10 members into any Rotary club, with 8 still active after four years. Rotarians bringing five members into any Rotary club, with four still active after two years

The Rotary Foundation District Service Award
Deadline: Ongoing. Because so many Rotarians serve humanity through Foundation programs, The Rotary Foundation created the District Service Award to recognize their efforts. Each recipient up to 20 per district is given a certificate.

Family and Community Service Award  
Deadline: Ongoing. This award is a certificate that Rotary clubs may confer on individuals or organizations for outstanding service to families and communities, or in recognition of the positive contributions to individual Rotary clubs made by spouses or family members of Rotarians