Sutherland Newsletter – April 12, 2007

1.Looking Forward to May 10 “Ethics and Integrity” Session

With the April 12 session fully subscribed  (sold out), we are looking forward to the second session of the 2007 Sutherland Transcend Series on Thursday, May 10.  Plan now to join us as Dr. Quinn L. McKay leads our discussion of “Ethics and Integrity: Timely and Timeless.”  A highly-respected consultant to international business and government clients, and university educator, Dr. McKay has authored three books on the subjects of integrity and ethics.  Participant response to his facilitation of similar sessions over the first three years of the Series has been outstanding.  We are grateful that he has consented to be with us again.


Individuals who pre-register by April 30 will receive a complimentary copy of Dr. McKay’s most recent book, The Bottom Line on Integrity: 12 Principles for Higher Returns, published in 2004.  Selected chapters of the book will be recommended as preliminary reading for the May session.


To register for the second session of the award-winning Sutherland Transcend Series, please call 801-355-1272, or send an email to  Venue will be our offices located in the Gateway Tower West building, on the corner of Main Street and South Temple.  The participation fee for the full Series (all three sessions) is $100; for individual sessions, $50.  Payment may be made via cash, check, or Visa/MC prior to the event or at the door.  As seating will be limited, we encourage you to register soon.


2.Reserve Your Table for Sutherland’s 2007 Legacy Awards Banquet

The 2007 Legacy Awards Banquet is only two weeks away and tables are filling up quickly.  Act now and join Sutherland in honoring Mr. Stan and Mrs. Mary Ellen Smoot with the Legacy Awardfor a lifetime of service in promoting faith, family, and freedom.  Mr. Khosrow Semnani will receive the Charity Award for his generosity in behalf of the Maliheh Free Clinic; and the Conservative Caucus will receive the Famiy Award for their work at the Utah Legislature in support of families.


The banquet will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2007, in the Rice-Eccles Stadium and Towers at the University of Utah.  Please RSVP to Liv Moffat or Lisa Montgomery at the Institute office, 801-355-1272.  Click here for an invitation and pricing list.

3.Sutherland Involved in Education Advisory Committee

Two Sutherland staff members, Lyall Swim, director of operations, and Stan Rasmussen, public affairs manager, have been invited by Congressman Chris Cannon to participate in his newly formed Education Advisory Committee.  The Committee is conducting an analysis of the No Child Left Behind Act and will provide recommendations for Congressman Cannon’s consideration regarding the re-authorization of the Act.  Swim and Rasmussen are among parents, civic and business leaders, teachers, and other members of the education community who are engaging in an honest and open dialogue about this subject.  The Education Advisory Committee is mentioned in two articles published on Friday, April 6: “Does NCLB create imbalance?” (Deseret Morning News), and “Cannon responds to Fourth seat proposal” (Daily Herald).