The Arapahoe Sertoman   

DECEMBER 11, 2003

This Weeks Reporter: Randy Smith 

    News Letter Archives        

Song---Bill Benton     Pledge---Mike Ballew         Prayer---Rev. Bill 

This Week In Review

  • VISTORS:  Bill Van Buren, guest of Steve Bolyard, from Steve’s office.

  •  BINGO:  86 players last night with a deposit of $5600.  The progressive is up to $1600.  

  • Pat Mckim reported that for the first quarter of this year, approximately $11500 has been netted for Sponsorship. 

  • Next up:  Team B.  Workers are needed for New Year’s Eve.  If you can help, please call Dick Mason.

  • See “Make a Note” for upcoming events and programs.


Handshake Award— Norm Selby       Pot of Gold—Bob Stein

Bronco Tickets—Randy “Ain’t He Lucky Again” Smith

(who immediately went and bought two lotto tickets) 

Sertoman of the Day

Bruce Elsey, D.V.M.

Born on December 11, 1951, in Garden City, KS, our own Dr. Elsey came from a stock of steam engineers, battery and car sellers, and soft drink bottlers.  His first job was sorting bottles for his father’s Mason Root Beer bottling company.  After that he painted houses, raised hogs, drove a truck, and then decided to go into veterinary medicine at Kansas State.  He graduated in 1977 and went to work for a large animal practice in Colby, Kansas.  In 1978, he moved to Denver and opened the first feline only practice in this area.  

The river running through his hometown is the Ar-KANSAS River. He and his wife Katheen have two sons who are now attending K. State.  Steve Bolyard brought him into the club in 1978.  
R. “Lucky” Smith got his $5.00.


Porter Hospice Foundation

Kathie Repola of the Porter Hospice Foundation and Nancy Roth of Porter Hospice gave information on how the philosophy of hospice is to fill the end of life with dignity and respect.  They described the not only the services through Porter Hospice, but also of Hospice of Peace and The Butterfly Program.  The Butterfly Program provides supportive services and comfort care for children ranging in age from infants to young adulthood.  

Rich Carlson presented them with a Sponsorship check in the amount of $500.00.

Make a note 

Kids Luncheon - Santa Claus  is to drop in during lunch on the 18th.  Bring a wrapped gift from Santa for each kid - be sure the name is in large letters ‘cause Santa is getting blinder each year.    

Club Christmas Party - Dress up in your holiday attire, prepare a potluck dish, wrap a gift to exchange in a reverse auction and put Saturday the 20th on the calendar. Riverwalk Clubhouse at 6pm. Mark gift for man, women or either. More info? - call Bob Buckland.  
Omar Blair Tribute - On December 20, 4-8 pm, the Greater Park Hill Sertoma Club will hold a ‘Tribute to Omar D. Blair’ in recognition of his contribution to Sertoma and his lifetime achievements in the community. Omar was a key person in the formation of Greater Park Hill. The club was chartered by Arapahoe on December 13, 1985. The event is a Greater Park Hill Sponsorship/Ways & Means project - $25 per nametag. It will be held at the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library. For information contact Dr. Faye Rison at 303-773-6852.  
Old Fashioned Hospitality is the theme of the next Regional Convention, which will mark the combining of the Greater Rocky Mountain and Pacific West Regions. The date is May 20-22, 2004 and the place is John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks, Nevada. The hotel rate is only $88 per night. The convention rate will be about $125 and include most meals. This will be a fun convention at a fun location. Start saving your quarters and consider signing up for the experience. The club will probably help with expenses. 

On The Calendar 


  Dec 10   Bingo Team A

  Dec 11   Regular Meeting

  Dec 17   Bingo Team B

  Dec 18   Regular Meeting

  Dec 22   First day of Winter - Joe Dowdey B'Day

  Dec 24   No Bingo  Christmas Eve  - Mike Magee B'Day

  Dec 25  

  Dec 30  Jason Hand B'Day

  Dec 31  Bingo Team C  

  Jan 1  Happy New Year

Upcoming Programs

January 8:  Josef Mason of the Colorado Boxing Commission

January 15:  Bruce Lytle on Water Conservation

January 29:  Ralph Manciello, a casino chip collector

Mark Your Calendars 

Freedom Week will be on February 17, 2004.  The speaker will be Reggie Rivers.

 Efforts for building the Highland Sertoma Club will begin shortly after the New Year.  Start thinking of who you know that you can recruit to join to BANC this club.  Bob Hogge is in charge of the BANC effort.  Let’s give him our help!