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HomeHistory of St. George Rotary

Rotary Club #1079, chartered on January 29, 1931, is one of the oldest and most respected service clubs in Utah. As of July 1, 2013 membership stands at 58 active members and 4 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

Among notable projects in SGR’s 80-plus-year history are our International Project, the Guatemala Stoves Project, focused on bringing hope and relief from poverty to the Mayan people located there; the development of the Dixie Rotary Bowl, which was known as the nation’s premiere junior college bowl game; and the Dictionary Project where the Rotary Club of St. George has also given more than 12,000 dictionaries to 3rd grade students in Washington County schools during its 8 year history. The 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 proud to have had five members as Past District Governors for the state of Utah (District 5420): Eldon McArthur (deceased), Doug Quayle, Sterling Spafford (deceased), Jim Coleman and Gilbert Trujillo.

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.
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2019-20 Club Officers

Chris Parker

Dale Desmond

President Nominee (2021-2022)

Lynn Beecher
Immediate Past President

Allison McArthur

Collin Davis

Reed Noble
Ken Sizemore

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