Tuesday, May 23, 2017
It was another happy day with a group of our sisters, the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers of the Salt Lake Olympus Company. We were able to share messages as well as sing with these amazing daughters, and also celebrate several of them who are celebrating a special recognition of being over 90 years old! Thank you for our beautiful Daughters of the Utah Pioneer pins, we are honored to have them.
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Friday, May 19, 2017
We had a very “cool” day with the teams of diligent 6th graders from 2 elementary schools in Farmington. The day began with a train-ride through “This is The Place” park, where our very own Brittny Millington (2nd Attendant) was able to give the tour. (She worked at “This is the Place” for 3 years!)
It was inspirational to work alongside the kids as they caught on quickly to the Pioneer spirit of hard work and began pulling and hauling large overgrown thistles, bags full of weeds and twigs, and all with fun attitudes, singing, joking, speaking Spanish, story-telling, and rapping while they worked. We are grateful to have been able to work with such a respectful and pleasant group!
Monday, May 15, 2017
We had an amazing morning as we got to provide the musical number and a short program for the closing meeting for the South Jordan Daughters of the Utah Pioneers- Gale City Camp. We were so impressed by this strong group of women as they shared their experiences with us and experiences of their pioneer ancestors. Thank you to these amazing women, we hope they have an amazing summer until they meet again in September.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
It was a Luncheon full of love and learning as we got to sit down with the Days of ‘47 royalty of 2016 and learn how they made last year so successful. (89 events!) Baylee, Rachel and Stephanie have left us big boots to fill, and great advice of how-to, while also making 2017 our own. We are grateful for their selfless examples of service. We are also excited that all three are sporting rings on their left hand after such a successful reign. Congratulations to Stephanie, who was married August 2016. Rachel, who is about to be married (May 2017), and Baylee, on her engagement to be married in September 2017.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
We were pleased to be able to meet the members of the Days of ’47 Board today as we took part in the tradition of bringing cookies as part of our introduction in their board meeting. (Classic Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Crispies, and Lemon Surprise.) We are thrilled this year to move forward with increased social media use to spread our devotion to the pioneers and invite others to participate in all the events and activities. We have a Facebook account (Days of ’47 Royalty) that is updated regularly, as well as an Instagram (@daysof47royalty), Twitter, and an up and coming YouTube channel.
It is also part of our Vision in this year’s Horizon to reach out to different cultural groups in speaking and service events. Our Queen Maren served a mission in Nagoya Japan, and is fluent in Japanese. And the Attendants served Spanish speaking missions. (Tess in San Diego, California, and Brittny in Little Rock, Arkansas.) We hope to be able to reach out to all groups to help them feel the power of the pioneers.