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BRIEF HISTORY OF OUR CLUB

Rotary Internal Club #1079, chartered on January 29, 1931, is one of the oldest and most respected service clubs in Utah. As of July 1, 2020 membership stands at 64 active members and 7 honorary members. 

In January 1931, when the Rotary Club of St. George was first chartered, there were 18 original members of the club. Below is a list of the charter officers and the members who started Rotary in Utah's Dixie.

 

Charter Officers

C. W. Love, Jr., President

Milton E. Moody, Vice-President

John Stauffer, Secretary

H. C. Thomas, Treasurer

 

Charter Members

George W. Hail

Charles E. Bowler

Hyrum C. Thomas

Joseph S. Snow

Frank E. Miller

Chester A. Kemp

Donald A. McGregor

Milton E. Moody

Charles W. Love, Jr.

Joseph J. Milne

John Stauffer

Ellis J. Pickett

LeRoy H. Cox

Wilford J. Reichmann

Gordon Mathis

Dr. Francis Campbell

H. T. Atkin

Walter F. Smith



The most notable projects in SGR’s 80-plus-year history include creating safe, vented stoves in Guatemala, our international project, focused on bringing improved air quality and relief from poverty to the Mayan people located in this Central American country. the creation of the Dixie Rotary Bowl, known as the nation’s premiere junior college bowl game was another remarkable SGR project; and SGR's Dictionary Project has resulted in the distribution of more than 15,000 dictionaries to 3rd grade students in Washington County schools during its 14 year history. In the past, our club also partnered with Dixie State University to develop the 7-acre Encampment Mall on the university campus and partnered with the City of St. George in the creation of the Rotary SK8 Park. 

The Rotary Club of St. George is also proud to have had six members to serve as Past District Governors for District 5420 (Utah Rotary) They are Eldon McArthur, RY 1987-88 (deceased), Doug Quayle, RY 1989-90 (deceased), Sterling Spafford, RY 1996-97 (deceased), Jim Coleman, RY 2000-01, Gilbert Trujillo, RY 2010-11; and Linda Sappington, RY2020-21.

Rotary Club of St. George Pedigree
In 1931, Rotary Club of St. George, Utah was sponsored by Rotary Club of Cedar City, Utah which was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Salt Lake City, which was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Oakland, California, which was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Chicago–Club One.

2020-21 Club Officers

Dale Desmond
President

Kurt Johnson
President-elect 2021-2022

TBA
President Nominee 2022-2023

Chris Parker
Immediate Past President/Foundation

Allison McArthur
Secretary

Collin Davis
Treasurer

Tom McArthur
Director/Membership
 
Reed Noble
Director/Service
 
Ken Sizemore
Director/Events

David Prisbrey
Director/Administration

Lynn Beecher, Rulon Olsen
Specialists/Foundation

DG Linda Sappington
Specialist/Public Information