This Week In Review - October 28, 2004
This Week’s Reporter: Carl Duncan

Song-Gus Szala       Pledge - Jason Hand     Invocation -Bill Kohlmeier

GUESTS:  Jack Marshall introduced Marshall Marks, one of his employees, and  Rick Campbell presented Mike Porreca . Guests are a good source  of new members.

ALERT:  Regular attendance at Thursday lunch is a very good habit to cultivate, but  next  Thursday  be aware  there will be  NO lunch.  This  will be replaced by the combined service club luncheon to take place on Friday at the Wellshire golf club.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
George Hannes informed the club that the ALS group has made a verbal commitment to run the raffle  and that the Pinehurst Country Club has been reserved for  April 21, 2005.  In January Hannes will be requesting  a commitment  from the club to   A: buy tickets,  B; provide door prizes and  C: round up silent auction  items. 

The club Xmas party is scheduled  for Saturday, 12/18/04 , 6 PM at Las Brisas; $15 per person and the kids Xmas party will take place on 12/23/04 at noon at the Elks  Club.

Tim Pollak  reported that the Arapahoe  Sertoma Club was the only club in the Front Range  District  to win the coveted CLUB ACHIEVEMENT AWARD.  He thanked the members for all their efforts in making  this award possible.

Dick Mason reported that bingo A  team  had only 77 players but still deposited $5,900.

IMPORTANT OCCURANCES:  Rick Campbell fined table C for not taking it upon themselves to introduce his guest Mike Porreca  while Rick was busy being program chairman.   Bill Kohlmeier fined Jack Marshall  for ignoring his guest, Marshall Marks   Mike Magee fined Phil Grim for talking during announcements. All were overwhelmingly approved.

 Handshake: Tim Pollak    Pot of Gold:  Carl Duncan (again)    

Sertoman of the Day

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Program

Steve Phillips explained how he is in the process of reviving his dream to qualify for the PGA tour.  This was his desire many years ago; but marriage and military service got him off course.   In the meantime he  earned  a degree in journalism. Steve plans to combine his skills in both athletics and journalism by  writing a book about his  experiences  as he overcomes all the obstacles and meets all of the various levels of qualification  to  become  PGA qualified.

On the Calendar

October

October 31

Daylight Savings Day Ends

Halloween

November

November  2

Election Day  

November  3

Bingo Team B

November  4

 No Regular Meeting -Combined service club luncheon to take place on Friday at the Wellshire golf club.

November  5

Happy Birthday Don Smith  
Combined service club luncheon at the Wellshire golf club.

November  9

Board Meeting

November 10

Bingo Team C- US Marine Corp established

November 11

Regular Meeting - Veteran's Day   - SOD Dick Mason

November 12

Happy Birthday Dick Mason

November 16

Happy Birthday Howie Kelsall

November 17

Bingo Team D

November 18

Regular Meeting - SOD Steve Bolyard - Rich Karlis,  former Bronco kicker: 

November 24

Bingo Team E - Happy Birthday Orian Hunter

November 25

Thanksgiving Day

Forgive

The more grudges you carry, the heavier your burden becomes. Forgive, and let them go.

When someone has wronged you, it hurts. There is certainly no sense in using your own time and energy to prolong that hurt. Forgive, and you can begin to move away from the pain. Forgive, and you can move forward with a much lighter load.

Forgiveness does not mean that you allow others to take advantage of you. On the contrary, forgiveness gives you positive power no matter what others may have done.

Anger and spite can eat away at life until there's almost nothing of value left. Forgive, and free yourself from the grips of that anger.

Forgive, and you'll be much better off. Forgive, and you'll be free to truly live.

-- Ralph Marston