Wagon Master Brigham Young Chapter Newsletter January 2011 Mission: Preserve the m em ory and heritage of early pioneers of Utah Territory Honor Present-day pioneers worldw ide Teach the youth these inherited high qualities Elspeth C. Young Our Dinner Guest Speaker Elspeth has been drawing ever since she could hold a crayon. At age 7, her parents invited her to choose between dancing lessons, and art instruction at home. She had already briefly studied dance at a local academy, and wondered where an interest in art might lead. When her mother showed her a watercolor illustration by Michael Hague, Elspeth chose art, and has been painting with her father ever since. She began her studies at Brigham Young University with an eye toward children’s illustration, but a lecture by Camille Olson changed her mind. Professor Olson invited any artists who were present to consider painting the lesser known women of the scriptures. The invitation took root, and, with encouragement from her parents, she pursued a directed-studies course researching the women of the Bible. She graduated from BYU (2003) with a BA in Visual Arts. The Women of the Bible series is one of the primary, ongoing projects of Al Young Studios. Elspeth has completed 34 of the 39 paintings featured in the collection. Fifteen of Elspeth's original paintings appeared in Women of the Old Testament by Camille Olsen (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, Inc., 2009). The second volume in the series, featuring women of the New Testament, is still in progress. The other major focus of Elspeth's artwork is collaboration with her father on a series of paintings featuring the Heroes of the Book of Mormon. This project, begun in 2006, now includes two of Elspeth's original artworks -- as deadlines associated with the Women of the Bible series have now been met. In addition to her work as a studio artist, Elspeth devotes much of her time to producing The Storybook Home Journal, a bi-monthly magazine published by Al Young Studios since 1999. In addition to authoring more than 130 articles, her contributions include: Research and conceptualization for each issue, composing and arranging music for the Music Box section of the Journal, painting and handcraft projects, graphic design, photography, page layout, and proofreading. She and her father also record and publish musical albums under the Inspired label, available directly from Al Young Studios. While oil is her preferred artistic medium, she has experience in a wide range of media and projects. You won’t want to miss this outstanding event. Dinner Meeting, Thursday, January 20, 2011, 6 pm UVU Culinary Arts Center 661 E. Timpanogos Parkway, Orem $17/plate Advance Dinner Dates to put on your calendar February 17th March 24th April 21st May 19 th Scholarships June No m eeting July No m eeting August 18 th Sum m er Dinner at the Village Septem ber 15th October 20 th Novem ber 17 th Decem ber 8 th Christm as Program Message from our Chapter President Wally Breitenstein Dear Chapter members and member I am truly grateful for the spouses. It is my sincere hope that each opportunity to serve as your Sons of Utah and every one of you had a very Pioneers Chapter President this year. wonderful holiday season. I also want to This will certainly give me an opportunity wish each of you a very Happy New Year, to be of service to you. and success and joy in the months ahead. My wife, Judy, and I have only been In whatever age category we may be, we chapter members for three years, but we are all young enough to accomplish have thoroughly enjoyed the experience. wonderful things in this new year, to We have not only met wonderful people, continue doing service to our fellow men. like you, in the chapter, but have Yes, some of us may have health and age enjoyed, tremendously, the opportunity related “limitations”. However, we all are to befriend each of you, and to learn from still fully capable of accomplishing great each of you, particularly while attending things in some area, whether it be in the our wonderful chapter dinner-programs. confines of our homes, in our We have also been blessed to help in the communities, or beyond. Pioneer Village, to go on very educational Many of us feel we have done SUP treks, and to attend enlightening enough service in our lifetimes (and, SUP conventions and symposiums. Most indeed, some of you may feel that you of all, by being a SUP member, I have have provided more than your share of become a better person by hearing and service, which is truly commendable), reading the stories and history of our and some of us have perhaps fallen into Utah pioneers. I look forward to more of the trap of saying, “Let someone else do these kinds of experiences this year, and it.” Remember that service and good it is my hope that all of you will have, or deeds also include a kind word, a smile, make, opportunity to share in these SUP and a donation to a good cause, in experiences as well. addition to offering a physical helping Again, I hope all of you have a very hand. Those actions should never have wonderful year ahead! an end. What an ideal time, at the beginning of a new year, to “begin to Sincerely, continue” providing service to each other. Wally D. Breitenstein I wish you success in that endeavor. ______________________________________________________________________ Consider inviting some friends to our next dinner meeting, someone you would like to see become members. ______________________________________________ Please update your membership dues for 2011 so that they can now be completed by January 31st Annual $60 Life Membership is $10 Send your dues check and/or other donations to: Lynn Smith, 571 W. 530 S., Orem, Utah 84058 Or bring your check when you come to the next dinner. Thank you. Our Christmas Dinner Party Sparkling and Fine Entertainment ___________________________________ Our Chapter Web Site input and comments are essential We invite you to visit the Chapter site at in keeping the Chapter website up-to- www.bysup.org and the National site date and vibrant. at www.sonsofutahpioneers.org. Your 2011 BYSUP Officers and Board Members: • Program Directors: Angus Belliston, Michael Bennett, Gerald Haycock, Ariel President Wally Breitenstein Knowles, Frank Madsen, John H. President-Elect Terrence Williamson Morgan, Stewart Radmall, Dee Past-President Stevens Nelson Risenmay, Erik Rowland, LaRon Taylor, Secretary Alexandre Paul Eugene Bond, Jr., Kent Lott Treasurer Lynn Smith Greeting Coordinator Ron Rhodes Program Coordinator Stevens Nelson Printed Program Linda Benson Music Dinner song and accompaniment LeGene & JeanAnn Hutchings Vignettes Milton Jones Financial Jay Smith Wagon Master Dave Olpin Web Master Bret Grow Scholarships Elliott Cameron, Our Pioneer Village Earl Hurst, Mayor Steve Nelson Ralph Benson, has been selected as a 2011 Brigham Young Grant Barton University Emeriti Alumni for his School Essays Reed Izatt, outstanding work in developing our village and Jerald Bradshaw also for his personal background. Treks and Tours Ralph Benson, Dan Bird Congratulations! Calling Committee Members: ______________________________ Terrence Williamson (coordinator) Kay Dayton Dee Hubbard 2011 SUP NATIONAL Darold Francis CALENDAR Dave Olpin Ron Rhodes Jan. 8: Presidents Council Meeting Rick Mathews (Chapter presidents, elects & Nat. Board) Tom Alexander Stan Hall Jan.- Feb.: Area Training Meetings (Chapter Chapter Open Positions: boards) Chaplain Music for programs March ?: Endowment Seminars (All members National Awards & Memorilization invited) VP April 23: Chapter President’s Council 1-4 p.m. • National: Banquet at 5 p.m. President: Lamar Adams, Reed Farnsworth, Louis Pickett: National May 16-21: National Trek (Hole in the Rock, Trail Marker Newsletter full) • Milt Jones, Area National Vice President National Board Members (Area Vice Presidents) LaMar Anderson, Roger May 21: National SUP Symposium Bennett, Robert Blakely, Russ Cannon, Robert DeBoer, Jim Finch, David Hinton, July ?: Brigham’s Ball (Anyone and everyone) Milton Jones, Ralph Jones, Steven Pioneer Day Sister Organization Luncheon Kruman, Bill Snarr, Lee Steed, Richard July 24: Sunrise Service 7 a.m. in SL Webster, Bret Woodard Tabernacle (Anyone & everyone) doing a great job as facility coordinator. Be sure Days’ of 47 Parade (Any chapter, carts will be to get printed program information to Linda provided) Benson NLT Monday before the program. Aug. ?: SUP Day at This is the Place Heritage - Because of Spring Break at UVU, the Park March 17th dinner will be moved to March 24th. (All members) - All board members have been asked to Aug. 25-27: National Convention (All members) help Steve out with program ideas by providing Oct. TBA: SUP Early Church History Trek, him with any contacts (w/ phone numbers) for Vermont to Kirtland (Anyone & everyone) speakers. We also need help with dinner Dec. 13: Executive. Council, AVP Training 3:30 program music. Reed Izatt suggested p.m. that his wife, Janet, may be of help with finding (Chapter pres, pres-elect, & Natl Brd) and arranging music. National SUP Christmas Social - We've recently lost 2 members of our Installation. calling committee. Two additional calling (Chapter pres, pres-elect, & Natl Brd) committee members would help. A monthly list _________________________________ of those committed to attend our dinners will be made available to those collecting dinner Notes from the Board Meeting monies. We appreciate Terre taking the responsibility as calling coordinator. Fellow Board Members and Members, - Steve gave a good update on our Pioneer Village. A public restroom is currently being I want to thank you for your attendance and built. The Haws cabin is also undergoing Participation at our BYSUP board meeting renovation. yesterday. I also appreciated those that A rock monument (w/ plaque) is being contacted me ahead of time to ask to be erected; dedication by the Chapter is planned excused. All committees and coordinators were for August. represented at the meeting. Again, I thank you! An Honor Wall is in the making. The names of For those in attendance, and for those who those individuals or groups that have were not able to make the meeting, the contributed (money, in-kind, or significant labor) following is a recap of some of the items we to the Village will be included on the Honor discussed: Wall. A museum workshop will be taking place - The purchase of a digital recording device (Feb, Apr, Jun); Steve and Bill Graff will be (under $100.00) for use by our Chapter attending. Any help by Chapter members will be Secretary to help in creating board-meeting greatly appreciated at the Village during open minutes. The device would become a Chapter season (particularly docents, laborers). BYU asset. The board approved this action. Alumni Emeriti will honor Steve for his - Currently we have scholarship funds that marvelous work in the Village. Thank you, are sufficient to pay for 7 scholarships. Steve! - Over $6500.00 has been collected for - Our annual scholarship and essays awards scholarships and Village because of recent dinner will be in May. Jerald Bradshaw and wife pledges. Lynn and Jay are doing a great job have been called on a mission and will be with our funds and finances! leaving in April. In the meantime, Reed Izatt will - The current version of the National work in getting information and materials from calendar was handed out; it includes council Jerald to help in administering the Essays meetings, symposium, convention, and National Contest. Ralph Benson has offered his help in trek dates. Please be aware of those dates. working with Grant Barton and Elliott Cameron - A possible Chapter trek is being in interviewing prospective scholarship winners. considered by Ralph and Dan to Canyon de Grant is willing to work long-distance (he Chelly in Arizona during spring. I appreciate recently moved to SLC) with the scholarship their working together on these events. awarding, by helping in the screening process. - The January dinner program speaker will Despite Grant's move, we are grateful that he is be Elspeth Young, a well-known local artist. still willing to be involved with the BYSUP. Derrick Kellis will perform cello music. Ron is - Bret Grow is helping us with the Chapter Website. I will be getting him updated information, so that we can keep the Website current. Please help provide me with pertinent information for the website as you think of it. - Dave Olpin is doing a great job with the Wagon Master. Those that have input into its publication, please provide Dave with that input Success Thought and a Chuckle in a timely manner. I will provide recaps of dinner meeting speakers, as well as a monthly For Mormon mothers, I believe success President's article. Dave also maintains our will be measured by the accomplishments Chapter roster. Please provide him or me with of her family: any roster changes, as needed. Has she helped her husband to feel - A goal that I'd like to see for the Chapter is rewarded in his daily work? for all members to get to know each other Has she allowed him the honor of leading better. If you would like to participate, please his family? email me one or two unique highlights about yourself and/or spouse that I can present to the Has she worked with her husband to keep Chapter, so that they can know you better. I God's commandments? already received some highlights from some of Has she helped her children to feel you. worthwhile? Anyway, I hope this board-meeting recap Has she taught her children to be helps. If there is anything major that I have responsible, respectful, and grateful? missed recapping above, or that is incorrect, Has she helped them to develop their please let me know. For being a new Secretary skills and talents? in the Chapter, Alex is doing a wonderful job in Has she shown them love for all people? recording and reading our minutes. The details Do her children seek guidance in their of the above recap will be included in those daily affairs minutes. As Alex sends out a copy of the from our Heavenly Father? minutes each month, I suggest that every board If her family honors God and Country, member read them, and, if possible, bring a and has pride in its accomplishments, copy of them to each board meeting for I think this mother is successful. discussion/approval. --Florence T. Britsch As I get used to this position at the head of A Utah Mother of the Year the board table, I thank you for your mentoring. It's different being in the driver's seat, after _____ having been in the passenger seat for a while. I appreciate all of you accepting your positions and responsibilities on the board. Let's have a To he who waiteth cometh all things great time working together. Go SON'S OF . . . except that which the hustler hath UTAH PIONEERS! already taken. http://www.quietsuccessthoughts.com/ Sincerely, Wally Breitenstein National Society of The Sons of Utah Pioneers Brigham Young Chapter Application for Membership Membership qualifications: Male persons of good moral character, principles and ideals, and desirous of perpetuating the goals of the National Society of the Sons of Utah Pioneers and its programs, may become members of the Sons of Utah Pioneers upon payment of dues. Date: _________________________ Print Name: _________________________________ Wife’s first Name____________________ Address: _______________________________________________________________________ City: ______________________________________________________ Zip: _________________ Telephone: (___________) ______________________Cell_______________________________ Email Address__________________________________________________________________ Classification of membership: [ ] Annual membership: $50.00 National and $10.00 Local for a total of $60.00 per year [ ] Life membership: $500.00 (You may pay the life membership fee in two installments, $250 now and $250 in the next 12 months) and $10.00 Local each year. Benefits of Life membership: • Evidence of a life long commitment to the Mission of the Sons of Utah Pioneers • SUP Life Membership ruby studded lapel pin • Free access to Lagoon’s Pioneer Village • SUP Life Membership Certificate and laminated wallet card • Display of engraved name and Life Member Number on walls of Legacy Hall, National SUP Building. Amount Enclosed: _______________Signature__________________________________ Please be aware that the Brigham Young Chapter is the sponsor of the Pioneer Village in Provo and also sponsors deserving high school students with college scholarships. Both of these endeavors are worthy projects. As a member of the Brigham Young Chapter you will be encouraged to support and contribute your time, finances and talents, as you are able. The Brigham Young Chapter typically meets on the third Thursday of each month from September through May. Your membership entitles you to these dinner meetings for both you, your wife and guests.
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