Invocation - Kohlmeier
With a bit
of help and encouragement, J Pifer, calendar pusher, started
the Sertoma Song. The crowd was about average (35), but should
be larger now that
it’s colder and
windier on the links. Three guests: Ann Schillo, delivering Southwest LaSertoma
Poinsettias, T G_______, cousin of Rene Campbell and guest of
Rick, and B Schlageter, new member in process. Understood Norm
S was homesick. Ann seemed to be having a most enjoyable time
at the table with ...well, names on request. D Bingo (11/26)
was a big night, E Bingo (12/3) was a bust, but that’s the
way it goes. P McKim reports we had a great quarter, so we have to be there for the
customers big or bust. Pifer paid a buck to hand out all the calendars (I
thought it was supposed to be a buck a calendar). Table One paid the usual two
bits each, Benton added an extra quarter. J Dowdey paid a fine for unlawful
puppettering. Table D (for Derelicts?), including a lady guest, paid a quarter
each for loud and noisy behavior. The Bronco raffle drawing winner was
ticket 767, Victoria our catering hostess. John Pifer
Handshake prize; Ed Bezjak carried home the Pot O Gold.
of the Day
SOD - None
Today’s Program was Steve Dawson. Steve
is an attorney and a member of the Sertoma Club of DTC. His
topic today involved Divorce, a subject familiar to some of
our members, but totally foreign to a many others. Among the
points that Steve made: ‘The Purpose of Life is the
Expansion of Happiness’. We fall in love, Steve notes, in
that search to expand our happiness. A couple of results can
occur: A-we live happily ever after, or B-we utilize it as
part of a ‘growth’ plan. I admit this is the point where
I lost track. Steve made lots of interesting observations
for us to think about. Our special thanks go to Steve for an
intriguing and interesting program.
Kids Luncheon -
Your Social Committee has gone to great lengths to get a
promise from Santa Claus to drop in at the Elks club during
lunch on the 18th. Be sure you are there with your younger
kids and grandkids for the special fare and entertainment.
Bring a wrapped gift from Santa for each kid - be sure the
name is in large letters ‘cause Santa is getting blinder
each year. Sign up no later than next week. If you show up
without a kid, bring money
Club Xmas 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. Sign up this week for sure.
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.
The District Social held December 1 at Heritage Square will
be remembered for a very long time by some of the attendees.
A good crowd of 50 Sertomans enjoyed a fine buffet dinner
and down front seating for the USO Christmas Show. A couple
of Arapahoe members participated in the show. Prez Pollak
went on stage in a skit that is hard to describe. Perhaps he
will tell us about it some time. Bill Worth enjoyed sharing
the spotlight with one of the lady cast members. The
lipstick will wear off eventually. A good time was had by
all. Thanks to our Nick Morrone, district social chair, for
making the arrangements. Well done.
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.
Bingo Team A
Bingo Team B
First day of Winter - Joe Dowdey
No Bingo Christmas Eve -
Mike Magee B'Day
Jason Hand B'Day
Bingo Team C
Happy New Year
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Here's a summary of the program
from Steve Dawson for your newsletter.
When God created the Universe, He had a
plan; He had a purpose. The purpose of life is the expansion of
happiness. We live, we learn, we grow, we become happier.
Everything that happens fits into this plan. When we fall in
love, it is with someone who will facilitate our growth.
Plan A: We fall in love,get married and
live happily ever after. Our mate fits every part of our life.
True love lasts a lifetime. Divorce is not an option.
Plan B: We fall in love with someone
who can facilitate our learning some, but not all, of the lessons we
planned to learn in this life. When we've learned those lessons,
we fall out of love and need to move on in order to fulfill our life's
purpose. In Plan B falling out of love does not mean the
marriage has failed, but rather it is a signal that the marriage has
been a success, i.e. fulfilled its purpose. Divorce literally
means that our life is diverted to a path more conducive to our
growth. It is a common belief that love and marriage serve God's
plan for us all. So does divorce, in certain circumstances.
Divorce can be very stressful for most
people. In fact, it is an emotional minefield. It's easy
to fail at divorce. A successful divorce is achieved only when
the couple can part as friends. This is easier said than done.
People need guidance. There are many resources available and
most people need professional help from lawyers and counselors in
order to navigate there way through this process. There is one
resource available to us all-- the human heart. Eventually we
all need to find our way by being true to our own feelings. Our
own feelings are the best way to validate or discourage the course of
action we have chosen. Divorce is challenging but it can be a
very beneficial transition in one's life, If you know someone
going through a divorce, be a good friend and don't judge them or be a
great friend and share this axiom: be true to your Self and you
are true to God.