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Sons of the Utah Pioneers officers announced at Christmas Social

Article Date: 
9 December, 2011 (All day)

The Morgan Chapter of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers held their Christmas Social Monday the 12th of Dec.  Lunch was served and joyous Christmas program was performed by Soft Rain.  Our own Dixie Miller of Morgan was a member of this singing group.  All had a good time and was in the Christmas Spirit.  At the social local officers for 2012 were announced.  President, Richard Wiscombe; President-elect, Jim Hurst; Vice President, Jay Taggart; Past President, Bob Poll; Pioneer of Month Chairman, Val Carter; Secretary, Alan Turner; Treasurer, Stephen Dickson; Treks, Tours and Conventions, Jerry Peterson; Historian, Vaughn Carter; Awards and Service, Francis Tilby; Program Chairman, Calvin Stephens; Membership Chairman, Paul Dickson; News and Publicity, Gerald Betournay; Song Leader, Vaughn Larson; Pioneer Heritage, David Corpany; Physical Facilities, Heber Mower and Directory Chairman, Ken Lovell. 

Gail C Sanders received the Modern Pioneer Award for his lifetime of service.  The major events in his life include:  His first mission in Northern California; married Doris Carter Sanders, 23 August 1950; taught chemistry at Bonneville High School for 5 years; President of Sanders Brine Shrimp Company for 35 years; Mayor of Riverdale for 8 years;  served as Bishop, high counciler, counselor in stake presidency, President of Indiana Indianapolis Mission 1983-1986, President of the Missionary Training Center in England 1993-1995, sealer in the Ogden Temple and Secretary of the Morgan Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers 2004- 2011.  It is with great respect we honor this man and his wife with this prestigious award.