Chairman of the Board
President - Phil Grimm
VP Sponsorship- Joe Dowdey
VP Programs - Tim Pollak
VP Membership - Nick Morrone
Secretary - Mike Ballew
Sgt-at-arms - Bob Hogge
Attendance John Hogge
Bingo Pat McKim
Growth Jason Hand
Incentives - .Rick Campbell
Social - Dean Hiss
Ways & Means - Don Masias
Nov. 27 C
Dec. 4 D
Dec. 11 E
Dec. 18 A
Nov. 28th - No Regular Meeting
29—Elks Club needs help—come aid in installing new ceiling
5th - Regular Meeting
Dec. 7th - Anniversary Party
Dec. 12th - Regular Meeting
Dec. 19th - Kid's Christmas Party
a child and a gift
Dec. 26th - Regular Meeting
31- Englewood Elks New Year’s Eve Party– Open bar,
Dance and Breakfast ($45/person)
Dry Creek Sertoma Club has a special connection with Santa.
For merely $5 each, Santa will send a very personalized letter to
your child, grandchild, niece, nephew, or whom ever you wish.
For information, call Carol Worth at 303-798-3912, or contact any
other member of the Dry Creek Club
Song - Bill Benton
Pledge - Rich Carlson
Invocation- Rev. Bill
of Gold- Gus
Handshake Prize - Mike Magee
A small band of hearty Sertomans gathered
together for lunch at the Englewood Elks club and after a rousing
rendition of the song, jockeying for position at the front of the chow
line, they settled down to enjoy their baked chicken, stuffing, peas,
and cookies for desert. Introduction
of guests started the meeting and Carol Worth, of Dry Creek Sertoma Club
(sitting next to her silent husband, Bill)
was introduced by Joe Dowdey, who
was promptly fined for not sitting next to his guest.
Carol thanked us for chartering her club ten years ago, and starting
them on a journey that has donated over $100,000 to the community.
She hawked $5/ each “Letters to Santa,” and alerted us to an
invitation in the mail to their “Nonevent Tri-Athalon” for Dr’s
Care that will be arriving soon. Fines were plentiful with Pat
McKim and Bob Hogge each getting nailed $.25 for “Sertome” at
Bingo. Rick Campbell fined
for his “table one” seating, and each member of there fined for
allowing such a breach of their
Dick Mason for interruption. Presidente Phil
Grimm for reversing Robert’s Rules.
Tim Pollak for
blurting out corrections.
Mason announced that B-team deposited $5500 despite only 89
everyone for their “pie orders” on behalf of Chatfield Sertoma Club.
Pat McKim announced that
there will be no Bingo on Christmas Day, but B-team needs to be
there January 1st to start the year off right.
Rich Carlson paid $1 to
announce a number of Elk’s events.
First they are raffling off a wheelbarrow full of booze for
$1/ticket, which will support their Dec. 21st filling grocery bags for
the needy. Next their New
Years Eve Party (see calendar). Finally,
they need help the day after Thanksgiving replacing ceiling tiles in our
meeting room. Dean
Hiss announced that final arrangements are in place for the 50th
anniversary party Dec. 7th. Tim
Pollak hawked coupons. Phil
Grimm took a show of hands for a meeting Dec. 26th.
du jour Mabe Downey
introduced Phillip B. Danielson, PhD, of the Forensic Genetics
lab. at D. U. He presented a slide show entitled “Guilty or
Not Guilty? Crime, DNA, and the Criminal Justice System.”
He pointed out that recent celebrity endorsements by the
likes of O. J. Simpson, and former president Clinton have
dramatically increased the interest in this subject that science
first became aware of when in the 1800’s Frederick Resher
noticed that the pus on bandages reused during the Crimean war
He pointed out that cellular DNA is the same from any part of the
body. It is always
composed of repeating protein molecules labeled G, A, C or T.
Each individual has different patterns of repetition.
“stuttering regions” and the number of different stutters
produces our unique DNA pattern. He
gave a number of exciting examples of how the huge increase in
sensitivity of the tests has proven people guilty or innocent.
DNA can be recovered from, cigarette butts, ski masks, dandruff,
hair, shavers, lice transferred to the victim from rapists,
mosquitoes, saliva on a beer bottle or paper coffee cup. Even if
a murderer takes the precaution of washing the blood of his
victim from the boots he wore, DNA can be extracted from traces
of blood in the threads of the welt of that boot. It
was a fascinating look into the complexity of criminal
investigation and wonderfully presented.
Meeting Next Week
new Newsletter for Nov. 28th.
See Nov. 14th Thanksgiving Newsletter.