The Weekly Sertoman

 November 13, 2003
This Weeks Reporter - Randy Smith


This Week in Review

Sertoman of the Day


BINGO:  103 Players with a $6,400.00 deposit.  The progressive is up to $600.  Next up:  Team C

On this day of meat and potatoes, the Prez encouraged all members to become active in the incentive programs.  He encouraged all first year members to complete their G.E.M. (Good Enthusiastic Member).  He also encouraged the longer-term members to work toward their Tribune, Centurion, and Senator awards.

 Doug Harder reported that Howie Kelsall and Bill Parchen are doing better.  We hope they'll be able to make it back to a meeting soon. 
(We can use their fine money!)

Fine:  McKim, two bits for encouraging the Prez to repeat the announcements.

 Dowdy, two-bits for putting the cutest fairy tiara on Miley.    

Rich Carlson was born in New Jersey in 1945 (with the same birthday, but different year, than Dick Enslow).  He was on a missile crew in the Army and served in Thailand in 1966-67.  Rich was with Johns-Manville until 1991.  After that he built his career as a professional commercial photographer.  He has been married to Wanda for thirty-eight years.  They have two grown children and a grandson, Nick who we all know.   He is a retired volunteer fireman and a trustee of the Englewood Elks Club.  He is currently the Vice President for Sponsorship.

Rich told us a host of facts about New Jersey.  Itís the true home of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.  It was the home state of the first baseball game. He was brought into the club by a combination Sorenson/ Sheptek/Miley  His $5 bill went to Bruce Elsey.


Nov. 19th Bingo Team C

Nov. 24th Orian's B'day

Nov. 26th Bingo Team D

Nov, 27th

Barbara Brannen, the Top Banana, of Playmore and the WorkPLAYce Institute discussed and demonstrated ways that we can make our work and world a better place by making ourselves have more fun.  
She said that making work a wonderful place to be puts more energy and fun into life.  One way she suggested was that before you get out of  bed, smile.  The next thing you should do is dance to the bathroom and take a shower with a pig.  Weíre responsible for making our lives more enjoyable and should be willing to play more.  Some of the other programs she presents are Top Bananas Donít Get Mashed, What To Do With a Rotten Banana, and Top Banana Coaching.  A very entertaining program.
Visit her website-click on logo.


Publication for Membership
Bob Schlagerter
Denver, CO 80222

Any member having objection must contact 
the secretary within two weeks


Dick Greene, a former member of the club, following his fourth hip replacement is recuperating at home .  Contact Doug Harder at 303-875-8758 for information on how you can contact Dick.

  • Handshake Award- Joe Dowdy
  • Pot of Gold- Glenn Combelick
  • Bronco Tickets- Bob Hogge


The Ant Philosophy by Jim Rohn

Over the years I've been teaching children about a simple but powerful concept - the ant philosophy. I think everybody should study ants. They have an amazing four- part philosophy, and here is the first part: ants never quit. That's a good philosophy. If they're headed somewhere and you try to stop them; they'll look for another way. They'll climb over, they'll climb under, they'll climb around. They keep looking for another way. What a neat philosophy, to never quit looking for a way to get where you're supposed to go. 

Second, ants think winter all summer. That's an important perspective. You can't be so naive as to think summer will last forever. So ants are gathering in their winter food in the middle of summer.  An ancient story says, "Don't build your house on the sand in the summer." Why do we need that advice? Because it is important to be realistic. In the summer, you've got to think storm. You've got to think rocks as you enjoy the sand and sun. Think ahead. 

The third part of the ant philosophy is that ants think summer all winter. That is so important. During the winter, ants remind themselves, "This won't last long; we'll soon be out of here." And the first warm day, the ants are out. If it turns cold again, they'll dive back down, but then they come out the first warm day. They can't wait to get out. 

And here's the last part of the ant philosophy. How much will an ant gather during the summer to prepare for the winter? All that he possibly can. What an incredible philosophy, the "all-that-you-possibly-can" philosophy.

Wow, what a great seminar to attend - the ant seminar. Never give up, look ahead, stay positive and do all you can.  [Sounds like Sertoma, doesnít it.]

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