In my life, I have had many opportunities to serve—church, country, family, community, and other organizations that have clearly defined values and a well-articulated mission statement that appeal to my personal values and ideals. The National Society of sons of utah pioneers is an organization that has all of these things that align with my personal persuasions, values, principles, and sense of purpose.
I have been handed the “Torch of Heritage” by all sixteen of my great, great grandparents who joined the Church, crossed the plains in handcarts and wagons, (three of them dying along the way), and settled in the valleys of the Wasatch mountains. They were a diverse group. They came from different countries, spoke various languages, and had divergent cultures. Some were highly educated while others had little to no formal education. However, the one thing that they all had in common was the “Pioneering Spirit” — their willingness to pull up roots, leave family and friends behind, seek for something better, serve one another, and embrace a new “faith”. This is the legacy that they have given to me. I do not want to break faith with those who have gone before, nor do I want to forget that “Torch” that they have passed on to me.
The Sons of Utah Pioneers is an organization that has had great leadership through the years. I pledge to continue to build on their successes. If elected, I commit to serve faithfully. I will lend my talents, abilities, skills, and experience to continue the momentum of the National Society in furthering our Mission and promoting our Pioneer Values. I have the time, the energy, and the desire to give back to an organization that has given me so much. I will serve with the fidelity and trust that we have come to expect from our National Society leaders. I will not “break faith” with you or those who have gone before. My best effort will be YOURS!
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