Good Fare today was Pasta casserole, salad,
rolls, and carrot cake
No actual guests today, but having John
Vierthalerand Kirk Hon here was
close to having guests. McKim got fined after introducing Kirk as a guest (for
not knowing that he was a member). Jim Perkins was fined for wearing a hat, but
stated that his fine would have been greater if the hat was off. The 2004 Darwin
Award for dumb fines had to go to Mason and Laskey who fined our own table for
being “chicken #*@*”.There were
a couple of other better thought out fines that went to Parchen from Miley and
Bezjak. Dick Eslow announced the arrival of his first grandchild on the 15th
which conveniently kept him out of the bingo hall. McKim filled in and they
broke even with 73 players. Parchen passed around sign up sheets for the
Christmas Party and Santa luncheon. Laskey announced the first meeting of the
Ranch/Lone Tree Club which will be held at Mimi’s on January 12 at . We
really need everyone’s help to get this club started. Please invite a guest!
Hand shake prize went to Dr.Tim. POG to Dr. Fry.
of the Day
SODRick Campbell was born in ‘53 in Illinois. He
grew up in Lombard,Il and served our country fearlessly for two weeks when Nixon abolished the
draft and he got to go home. He discovered Colorado
while on a ski trip and moved out here to start Auto Body and Frame 26 years
ago. He has been married to Renee (a
great bingo supporter) for 30 years. They have three daughters who have
presented them with one grandson and two more in the hopper. Rick stated that he
enjoyed being part of Sertoma mainly because of our poor drivi
abilities. Tim Pollak brought him into the club about 7 years ago. The quality
if the presentation was attested to by Vierthaler who no questions for Rick.
George Hannes grabbed Rick’s fiver.
Doug Harder introduced Pastor Jim Robinson who is
currently the Command Chaplin at Ft. Lee,VA. He has been in the Army for 28
years (35 including reserve) and will retire Jan.31,2005 to take over as the
Pastor at Christ Lutherin Church. He spoke of many of the great things that we
are doing in Iraq (the sandbox) that we never read about such as rebuilding of a
hospital. He mainly talked about Decompression Training For Redeploying Military
Personnel. He and his staff of Chaplins have only 6 days when soldiers return to
the states to give them skills to reunite with their families and return to
their home stations. They encourage the soldiers to talk about their experiences
unlike WWII, Viet Nam and Korea vets who were reluctant to discuss what they had
been through. Col. Robinson encouraged us to talk to returning military asking
how they are doing and is there anything that we can do? It is hard for us to
grasp the hardships that they have been through. He stated that one day he
observed a thermometer reading of 142 degrees in the shade! A great
presentation. We are fortunate to have Pastor Jim Robinson joining our club as
our Chaplin. Welcome!
Club Xmas Party - Las Brisas
Kids/Grandkids Xmas Party
Jan. 1, 2005
Happy New Year
Jan. 5, 2005
Arapahoe Sertoma Christmas Party will be held Saturday
December 18th at Las Brisas Restaurant - 6pm - $15 each. Bring a gift
(about $10) for each attendee for a fun gift exchange.For information or to sign up, contact Bill Parchen.Great meal included.
Santa will stop at the Arapahoe Kids/Grandkids Christmas
Party at the Elk’s club Thursday the 3rd.Bring a gift for each child clearly marked with the child’s
name (write big/Santa doesn’t see as well as he once did). There will
be a kid friendly menu. All members welcome but must be accompanied by a
child or a fine will be in order.
The Mountain West Regional Convention will be held at the
Hilton Denver South on April 21st through 23rd.The club will probably pay part of your registration.Put it on your calendar now and plan on attending this
enlightening, educational and fun Sertoma event.
the BANC Plan: The first meeting of our new
club will be held early in January.We are going to BANC (Build A New Club) and we need your help.Target area isLone
Tree/Highlands Ranch and environs.Weekly
breakfast meetings will be held on Wednesdays at Mimi’s Restaurant on
Your input is vital.This
is a club effort.We need
prospects.We need the names
of your friends, relatives, business associates and clients.Prospects can live in the area and work elsewhere, or visa versa
.If we have the name, we will help you make the contact and the sale.
For more information contact Dick Laskey.Please help with this importantproject.
Skelton’s tip for a happy marriage:
Two times a
week we go to a nice restaurant, have a little beverage,
then comes good food and companionship.
She goes on Tuesdays, I go on Fridays.