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 www.saltlakevalleystagerace.com.