Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Pass the Baton Dinner

Left to right:
Stephanie Bland, Rachel Kennedy, and Baylee Hogan
Madeline Field, Christina Muhlestein, and Kaitlin Paxton Ward
    We were able to meet with the outgoing and incoming Days of '47 Royalty this Tuesday, May 3rd. Our "Pass the Baton Dinner" was filled with advice, sharing memories, and of course, great food! Some of the great tips the outgoing royalty gave were to remember who you are serving and why. This opportunity is about representing our pioneer ancestors, and Utah's ancestors, so they encouraged us to find out as much as we can about the pioneers. They also helped us see how beneficial networking will be, and to enjoy the many opportunities that we'll have as a special privilege of serving in this capacity.
      A few years ago, the Royalty started a journal that has continued to be passed down through the Royalty generations. The Queen, 1st Attendant, and 2nd Attendant all have a different journal and each girl has left a note as their legacy and then pass it on to the current Royalty member. We will continue the tradition and pass on the journal next year.

Dinner at Blue Lemon with the Cathy and Judy
     We have the most amazing advisers! Cathy Ehlert and Judy Binns, thank you for all that you do. They accompany us to all of our events, coordinate our schedules, and continually inspire us and remind us of our purpose as the Days of '47 Royalty. Madeline, Christina, and Kaitlin all had sweet gifts and notes for Cathy and Judy to express their gratitude for the past year. They volunteer their time away from family and their busy live's because they love the Daughter's of Utah Pioneers and the Royalty they get to work with.
How neat to have 6 RM's!
     We could quickly feel the love for the outgoing Royalty, for our advisors, and for each other as the current Royalty. This year is going to be fantastic, and just looking at each other we can feel something special. I truly believe we were chosen not just because the judges gave us good scores, but because each of us has something important to offer the community and something even more rewarding to learn from this experience.

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