Eugene Banks papers

Eugene Banks papers

Dates: 2003-2010

Contains materials relating to Eugene Banks' participation in the Rotary International Foundation, specifically on his service on the Host Organization Committee that organized the 2007 Rotary International Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah. Includes records and correspondence on this topic, as well as a collection of pins and medallions awarded to Eugene Banks during his time as a member of Rotary International and a plaque commemorating the "Rotary Service Above Self Award" that was also awarded to Banks. Materials dated approximately 2003-2010.

  • Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Banks, Eugene
  • Call Number: MSS 8638
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Eugene Banks papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 8638; Eugene Banks papers; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8638, LTPSC.
Custodial History
This collection was donated by Eugene Banks in 2014.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Eugene Banks; 2014.
Subject Terms
Social Life and Customs; Clubs and Societies; Non-governmental organizations; Banks, Eugene
Genre / Form
Records; Medals
Processing Information
Processed; Clarissa McIntire, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2014.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Banks (Eugene) papers
Finding Aid Author
Clarissa McIntire
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-10-07 16:34:36 -0600.
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Eugene Banks (1944-) is a distinguished member of Rotary International and former president of the Salt Lake Rotary chapter.

Eugene Banks was born on September 18, 1944 in Colorado. He attended Brigham Young University and later University of Washington, where he studied business and finance. In the middle of his studies, however, he was drafted into the Vietnam War, where he served for three years. After his military service, Banks finished his MBA and took a position with Merrill Lynch Wealth Management. Banks and his wife, Evelyn, are active in Salt Lake Rotary events and activities, and Banks had a 37-year period of perfect attendance at rotary meetings. After being recruited as chair of the Host Organizational Committee, Banks was presented with the challenge of organizing a Rotary International Convention in Salt Lake City in a year and a half, while such conventions generally took seven years to plan. The convention, however, was a success due to Banks' excellent planning and cooperation from local community leaders. Banks also served as the president of the Salt Lake City Rotary chapter, on the Utah State Securities Advisory Board, the Salt Lake Area Chamber of Commerce board, the Convention and Visitors Bureau board, Days of '47 executive board, and has been listed among Utah's 100 Most Powerful People. Banks was presented with Rotary's highest award, the Service Above Self Recognition, on May 16, 2014. He was also presented with an award from Brigham Young University for Emerti Distinguished Service. Banks has served several missions for the LDS church with his wife, Evelyn, and is currently a member of the Salt Lake East mission presidency and a temple ordinance worker.

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