“LDS Scene,” Ensign, Feb. 1982, 80
On December 2, United States President Ronald Reagan announced the formation of a White House Task Force to promote volunteer activity and private charity in helping the needy of America. Among the forty-four citizens appointed to the task force were Elder Thomas S. Monson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles; Jeri J. Winger, Springville, Utah, first vice-president of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs; and George W. Romney, head of the National Center for Citizen Involvement.
BYU and Ricks are bowling ‘em over. The first Valley of the Sun Bowl in Phoenix, Arizona was a setting for victory on Thanksgiving night as the Ricks College Vikings came from behind to win the game 28–21 over unbeaten Western Arizona College of Yuma, Arizona. Less than a month later, Brigham Young University won its second Holiday Bowl, on December 18 in San Diego, California, having previously captured a fifth straight Western Athletic Conference championship. BYU’s opponent was Washington State University. The score: BYU Cougars 38, Washington Cougars 36.
On September 10–11, 1981, Brother Clark T. Thorstenson, director of the Physical Activities arm of the General Activities Committee of the Church, represented the Church (the only church invited) at United States President Ronald Reagan’s first national council on fitness and aging. At the invitation of President Reagan, Brother Thorstenson presented the Church’s Physical Fitness Awards Program to five hundred experts in the field of fitness and aging.