I was extremely excited when I heard the new callings that were announced on Saturday. This was a historic conference to me as those called resemble the diverse general membership of the Church. First, Five brethren were called to serve in the First Quorum of the Seventy . The exciting part to me was that not one was from Utah and not one from the US – they are from Guatemala, Phillipines, Germany, Mexico and Argentina. They are: Elder Enrique R. Falabella, Santa Catarina Pinula, Guatemala; Elder Erich W. Kopischke, Usingen, Germany; Elder Michael J. Teh, Angono, Rizal, Philippines; Elder Octaviano Tenorio, Cuautitlan Izcalli, Mexico; and Elder Claudio D. Zivic, Haedo, Buenos Aires, Argentina. This is a great diverse mix of talented brethren. The second historic event occurred with the calling of the new Relief Society Presidency. Sister Julie B. Beck, who had been serving as a counselor in the Young Women presidency, was sustained as general president. Serving as her first counselor is Sister Silvia H. Allred, the first member of the women’s presidency ever to have been born outside the United States. She is a native of El Salvador and a convert to the church. Second counselor Sister Barbara Thompson is unmarried and employed as executive director of an international assessment center for abused and neglected children. Again what a diverse group of women. This, to me, was the most exciting part of the conference and was certainly “historic” to me. Hurrah!!!