Columnist Tom Wharton: The Great Salt Lake: The Place Hardly Anyone Knows


Tom Wharton is a native Utahn, a graduate of Granite High and the University of Utah, and has been a reporter and columnist with The Salt Lake Tribune since 1970. He is a book author, retired officer in the Utah National Guard and an avid Great Salt Lake watcher.Tom’s primary current assignment is as a business writer, but he still writes outdoors, features and sports.

Banquet at the Alta Club

6:30 – 9:30 pm

100 East South Temple

Salt Lake City, Utah 84111


Alta Club Dress Code

Driving Directions from the Fort Douglas area to the Alta Club.

For more than 120 years, the Alta Club has been the gathering place for Utah’s business, educational and political leaders. Originally modeled after the private clubs that flourished on the east and west coasts in the late nineteenth century, we’ve retained our traditional spirit while embracing the present. Located in the beautifully restored and historically significant Alta Club building in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, we’ve recently completed a $4.2 million renovation of our four floors.

The Alta Club serves as a forum for business development and social interaction, and offers facilities for dining, social events, and business meetings. Our guest accommodations, available to members, their families, and their guests, are the best-kept secret in the city. Our Fitness Center offers cardiovascular and strength training equipment, steam rooms, a personal trainer, massage therapists, and the Alta Club Salon. The club’s Business Center helps members and guests stay as connected as they like, with state of the art computing facilities and private workrooms.