Thursday, February 17, 2011

Rotarians invited to support Art Museum

The Annual Soup N' Bowl Fundraiser supports the permanent collection at the St. George Art Museum. This year's event will be held March 4th at the Social Hall. Cost is $20.00 which includes a handmade pottery bowl. Shar Heitkotter has tickets for anyone who is interested and you can learn more by visiting this link:

Monday, February 14, 2011

DHS Madrigals provide SGR with a Valentines treat

OPENING: Don Pendleton offered Valentine's day greetings to Rotarians, their spouses, and guests as they arrived. A special Valentine's musical presentation by the Dixie High School Madrigal Choir directed by Sheryl Snow (Lowry) provided enjoyment to start the meeting. Following their performance, Eldon McArthur led members in a recitation of Rotary’s 4-Way Test. Reed Noble invited members to follow him in the Pledge of Allegiance and Lee Sheets asked for the blessings of heaven on the meeting and the meal.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: For members who have lost their Rotary pin, replacements are available for $5.00. See Richard Isom to get your replacement. George Whitehead from Dixie State made presentation about the 24th Annual Sears Dixie Invitational Art Show and Sale to be held starting February18 through March 27 with Gala dinner on Friday Feb. 18. Two lucky Rotarians, Steve Radmall and Richard Isom, won Giclee prints of past purchase prize winners. [More Information]

CLUB BUSINESS: Two new members were inducted. Welcome to Greggory Zemp and Clayton Denos.

PROGRAM: Barbara and Gary Kermott from the Silver Spur Therapuetic Riding Center opening in April in New Harmony educated Rotarians about the center and how it provides help to people with disabilities. They pointed to the unique motions of horseback riding that help participants develop core body strength. Their center is the only NARHA certified facility in southern Utah and one of only four in Utah. It is a non-profit facility and one of their needs is for volunteers. They noted that it usually takes three trained volunteers per horse. They keep the cost to participants low but do have a small fee to promote the participants valuing the experience. Sessions are 6 or 8 weeks each for 1 hour per week.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Ogie Shaw shares secrets to being fit

OPENING: Rotarians and guests were greeted at the door by Don Pendleton. To start the meeting, Ray Robinson led members in a rousing “A Grand Ole Flag” before Ken Seefeld led members in a recitation of Rotary’s 4-Way Test. Kris Neal invited members to follow her in the Pledge of Allegiance and Lowry Snow asked for the blessings of heaven on the meeting and the meal.

CLUB BUSINESS: President Grant Carter read the name of Clayton Denos for proposed membership in the club. Jon Pike was then inducted to membership in the club.

PROGRAM: Ogie Shaw, with 35-years experience as a fitness consultant, shared insightful information about the fitness problems in our country. He noted only 10% of adults are actually fit while 40% proudly avoid exercise. He predicts we are raising the first generation that will die younger than their parents and grandparents. This is because kids fitness patterns are influenced by the key adults in their lives.

An interesting tidbit, $80 billion was lost last year due to lower back pain. This is generally due to excessively tight back muscles (not weak back muscles) due to our office jobs. They cause weak abdominal muscles which result in the back problems. The key to fixing low back pain is to strengthen the abdominals.

He also noted it is easier to exercise everyday than it is to exercise only 3 days a week. 3 days creates a decision. "When you start negotiating it's over."

The following video is his demonstration following the meeting. It was so interesting I recorded it to share here. Enjoy! (Oh, and if you want to buy one of these devices for your exercise program, let me [Richard] know so I can share the discount information. 8 orders from our club meeting will get the school of our choice a donation of this equipment)