SUP Newsletter Upper Snake River Valley September 2018

Following the beautiful prelude music by Sylvia Walker, SUP Chapter President Ken Hart welcomed 58 people to the Sons of Utah Pioneer monthly meeting.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Carlene Grover and the Opening Prayer was offered by Kathy Gibb. A Musical Number “The Last Movement of Terzetto, arranged by Antonin Dvorak was played by the Fergusen Family, Richard (Violin), Carolyn (viola) and daughter (violin).

F. Martell Grover directed us to a delightsome meal consisting of hamburger vegetable stew, home made bread, butter and various kinds of jam, fresh assorted vegetables with dip and cookies.

Following the meal, F. Martell Grover handed out lists so that volunteers could offer to bring needed food for the next three months. He also displayed the packet and freebies given out at the SUP National Trek (Convention) last week in Cedar City, Utah. The Annual Brigham’s Ball will be held on 12 January 2019. Hoop skirts could be worn by the women and some would be made available through the National Office. There will be a hoop skirt workshop on 27 Oct 2018 from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM for those who would like to attend it. Please contact the SUP National Office in Salt Lake City for more information. Also on 27 Oct 2018 will be held a training for local Eastern Idaho SUP Chapter Officers in Rexburg at the Burton East Ward Building, West 2000 South near to the new Motel 6.

Jerry Glenn invited everyone to attend the opening of the new wing to the Idaho State Museum in Boise. No remodeling has been done since 1950.

Lewis Clements presented the Historic moment which was entitled “Articles of No Faith.” It had thirteen articles of how to avoid doing Family History.

President Hart acknowledged birthdays and anniversaries of those present and that the Senior Center had a new web page, “” where information about meals, etc. could be found. He then introduced the speaker for the evening, Sahar Qumsiyeh, a professor at Brigham Young University Idaho.

Sister Qumsiyeh spoke about her life story which was contained in her new book entitled “Peace for a Palestinian” or One Woman’s Story of Faith Amidst War in the Holy Land.” It was an awesome talk and opened our eyes to some of the realities of what is going on between the Israelis and the Palestinians. She told of how she converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints while a student at BYU Provo, an amazing and, in reality, a miraculous experience, and some of the trials she has had both before and after becoming a member. It was all very interesting and thought provoking. Her story tells us that peace through the Prince of Peace is possible for all of us.

The Door Prize, “The History of Madison County” was won by Doug Conway and the Closing Prayer was offered by Max W. Brown.

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