A Brief Sketch of Chartering Of the Upper Snake River Valley Chaper of the Sons of Utah Pioneers November 1992
As compiled by Kay Wilkins Fall 2000
This brief sketch centers around the first organizational chapter meetings as recorded in the minutes of the organization by Dean Grover, first chapter secretary.
Organization of the Upper Snake River Valley chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers
The organizational meeting took place on November 12, 1992. National president, Morris Bennion of Salt Lake City, attended the meeting and officially chartered the chapter. The Rexburg chapter was sponsored by the Eagle Rock Chapter located in Idaho Falls. That chapter was represented by Harold Forbush.
There were fifteen charter members. They included the following elected officers: Norman Ricks, President, Jerry L. Glenn, President-Elect, Dean R. Grover, Secretary, and Harold D. Stoddard, as Treasurer. Other initial board members included Rueland Ward, Dean Ricks, Don R. Mikesell, and Blair Rich. Other charter members were Leigh Chantrill, Elmo Jeppesen, Larry E. Hibbert, Kurt Hibbert, Mark G. Ricks, Bernard Prows and Carl K. Rasmussen. The chapter had its first official dinner meeting on January 13, 1993, at the Madison District Library in Rexburg, with Jerry Glenn giving a slide presentation entitled, “along the Mormon Trail,” tracing the path of the LDS Church from New York state to Utah. The Purpose of the organization is to honor the pioneers, mark historic places and better the community. Membership at that time required a person to trace their ancestors to settlers in Utah prior to 1969. That requirement has since been adjusted so that anyone interested in the goaals of the organization may join.
Photo taken at chartering meeting- November 1992
Left to right front row: Morris Bennion, Karlo Mustonen, Leigh Chantrill, Harold Forcush, Harold Stoddard, Norman Ricks, Dean Grover, and unknown.
Back Row: Rueland Ward, Carl Kay Rasmussen, Dean Ricks, unknown, Blair Rich, Don Mikesell, Kurt Hibbert, Larry E. Hibbert, and Jerry Glenn.
Past Presidents and Current President of the Upper Snake River Valley Chapter of Sons of Utah Pioneers
In order as of 1 Jan 2017
|NO.||Name||Began Service||Ended Service|
|1||RICKS, Norman||Nov 92||Dec 93|
|2||WARD, Rueland||Jan 94||Jun 95|
|3||GLENN, Jerry||Jun 95||Jun 96|
|4||GROVER, Loren||Jul 96||Dec 97|
|5||RICKS, Mark||Jan 98||May 98|
|6||WILKINS, Kay||May 98||Dec 99|
|7||RISENMAY, Dee||Jan 00||Dec 00|
|8||CAZIER, Gail||Jan 01||Dec 01|
|9||BOYLE, Nile||Jan 02||Dec 02|
|10||CASE, Garrett||Jan 03||Dec 03|
|11||CLARK, Alan||Jan 04||Dec 04|
|12||HARMON, Phil||Jan 05||Dec 05|
|13||JACKMAN, Harvy||Jan 06||Dec 06|
|14||GROVER, Martell||Jan 07||Dec 07|
|15||ECKERSELL, Bill||Jan 08||Dec 08|
|16||TIMOTHY, Gordon||Jan 09||Dec 09|
|17||SMITH, Lynn||Jan 10||Dec 10|
|18||GIBB, Ron||Jan 11||Dec 11|
|19||Porter, Dan||Jan 12||Dec 12|
|20||HUTCHINGS, Steve||Jan 13||Dec 13|
|21||THOMPSON, Lyle||Jan 14||Dec 14|
|22||BROWN, Max W.||Jan 15||Dec 15|
|23||WILDE, Alton||Jan 16||Dec 16|
|24||GROVER, Martell||Jan 17||Dec 17|
|25||HART, Ken (President Elect 2018) Fax||Jan 18||Dec 18|