This Week In Review - November 11, 2004
This Week’s Reporter: Carl Duncan

Song-Mabe Downey       Pledge - Norm Schillo     Invocation -Mike Ballew

GUESTS:  John Vierthaler introduced CORK CHICOTA and Dour Harder invited DAVID PENLAND   Penland was the recipient of the van provided by our Sponsorship committee.  Penland. who is afflicted with MLS,  thanked the club for the van, which had been re-fitted for handicap use.   The use of the van has once again enabled Penland  to regain that part of his life in which  he can “get out and about”.   One night every 5 weeks at bingo is a small price to pay in order to be of service to people like Dave Penland!

BILL PARCHEN addressed the club about the negative effect  inappropriate remarks and behavior have during the song, pledge , and invocation.   He urged the members to take this part of our fellowship more seriously and thus avoid negative results.   His remarks were applauded by the club.  

ANNOUNCEMENTS:  GEORGE HANNES  announced  that ALS and a “sports group” will take over the silent auction.  Rumor has it that Randy Gradishar may be involved  However, the club is not off the hook.   Hannes will start getting ticket commitments in January in order to avoid  the last minute April rush.   DICK LASKEY is seeking support for the first meeting of the NEW CLUB which  will take place 7AM December 1, 2004, at Mi Mi’s  on Yosemite just south of C-470.  DICK ENSLOW warned the bingo teams to get to the hall early in order to learn how to use the new computer equipment.   PARCHEN/BUCKLAND  have set the kids Xmas party  on December 23 and the adult party will take place at Las Brisas  at 6PM Saturday December 18.   Sign up now!  

OTHER MATTERS:  TIM POLLAK fined  JOE DOWDEY for not having our guests introduced.    DOWDEY assuaged his guilt by paying double.   NORM  SCHILLO fined “dick” ELSEY for something about cats.    Since Elsey ‘s name is BRUCE  the motion failed;   however this error was not overlooked and  “bob” SCHILLO was fined accordingly.    Motion passed overwhelmingly.                                        

 Pot of Gold:  Carl Duncan (again)    

Sertoman of the Day

SOD:  The “venerable” STEVE BOLYARD assumed that role for today.  Dick Craig brought Steve into the club in 1956.  Steve was the club president in 1962-63.  He rose quickly thru the ranks and became a DISTINGUISHED DISTRICT GOVERNOR in 1966-67.   Steve spent 2 years in the Marines  and played inter-service football at camp Pendleton.   He gave a lot of credit for his noteworthy marine football career to BIG DADDY LIPSCOMB who played defensive guard in front of  Steve’s linebacker position.   In December, Steve and his wife Jean will celebrate  the 50Th  anniversary of their marriage. 

Program

PROGRAM:  MIKE BALLEW, governor of the Front Range District, gave a detailed description of the organization of Sertoma International down to the district and club level. He mentioned that the regional convention will be held in Denver the 3rd week in April and that the national convention will take place in New Orleans  July 21 - 23.    Freedom Week will be celebrated on February 15, 2005, and Skylar Martin from International  will be in town for that event.   He then introduced  LaFAWN  BIDDLE.
Ms  BIDDLE is  from the Chatfield  club and  is this year’s  Foundation District Representative.   She described  the hearing and speech  programs that are supported by  the Sertoma Foundation  and urged the club to once again qualify for the EARLY BIRD AWARD  by donating before December 1, 2004,

On the Calendar

November

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: The former barefoot kicker for the Denver Broncos

November 24

Bingo Team E - Happy Birthday Orian Hunter

November 25

Thanksgiving Day

Success:  We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails. 
E
ffort:
Life does not require us to be the biggest or the best. It only asks that we try.
R
isk:
You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.
T
eamwork: T
here is no exercise better for the heart than reaching out and lifting people up.
O
pportunity: You'll always miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
M
otives: If your motive is to give, you will find that you receive.

A
mbition
: Fueled by compassion wisdom and integrity, is a powerful force for good  that will  turn wheels of industry and open the doors of opportunity for you and countless others.