This Week In Review - January 15, 2004

This Week's Reporter - Randy Smith

BINGO:     115 players  and a $ 6750 deposit.


·          For the Car Raffle this year, we are teaming with Adams Camp for the Silent Auction.  Ask anyone you know if they can contribute something to the Silent Auction.

·          Freedom Week Luncheon is Feb 17th (our regular meeting that week is cancelled).

·          Central City trip to Old Harvey’s Casino is scheduled for Feb 24th leaving old PharMor parking lot at 5:30 p.m.  Free bus.  Buy $20 in coins—get $25. 

Visitors:  Adam Horney and his mother, Karel Horney, Executive Director of Adam’s Camp.  Peter Italiano of the Douglas County Planning and Commercial Development Department. 

Sponsorship:  John Palmquist and Don Menzies from the All veterans Honor Guard for World War II and Korea, received a $250 donation.

  New Member Induction

 Bob Schlageter, a inspector for the Denver Health Department was duly inducted.  He was brought in by Mabe Downey, a fellow Magic Club member. 


Song  Martinez        Pledge  Jack Marshall       Invocation“Rev. Bill"   

Handshake Award- President Pollack      Pot of Gold - Norm Schillo

Sertoman of the Day

Phil Grimm

  “On a cold stormy night,” Phil entered the area through Porter Hospital.  He attended schools through out the south area.  In 1954, he went to work for Freeman Signs and bought it in 1960—and sold it in 2000.  He’s married to Marlys and they have three children and 5 grandchildren.  He was brought into Sertoma in 1990 by B. Parchen and B. Anderson.  His $5 went to Kevin Teel.



Bruce A Lytle, Vice President of John C. Halepaska and Associates, a water consulting firm.  He discussed the ongoing issues with water management in Colorado.  He discussed a current bill before the Legislature which would require homeowners disclose to prospective buyers information on where the home’s water comes.  This could impact the property value.

Other Announcements

  • Thanks to the Pickup Bingo Team that covered the New Year’s Eve session. The crowd,168 players, celebrated along with Bezjak, Campbell, Dowdey, Hannes, D Harder, Z Harder, Mason, Pollak and Worth.  Thanks to each member for the ‘above and beyond’ effort.

  • Club Christmas Party - Lot ’s of spirit, good food, fun and fellowship was evident at the club’s Christmas Party on December 22nd. Thanks to Roberta Graham for making the facility available to us.  The gift exchange, and exchange, and exchange, and exchange was fun.  The pot luck food was again a culinary treat.  It was good to see Peggy Tolley. Thanks to Bob Buckland and his social committee for a great holiday party.

  • Omar Blair was Honored on Dec 20th at the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library.  Omar was honored for his many civic achievements as well as for being a major founder of the Greater Park Hill Sertoma Club.  Arapahoe is proud have been the sponsor of that club.  The Jacobus’ and the Worth’s attended, as well as Sertoma International President Bill Stanage, who came from Albuquerque to participate.  The event was well organized by the Greater Park Hill Club.  Everyone should check out the Blair-Caldwell facility.

  • Our club web site continues to improve and the thanks goes to Jean Smith.  If you have not seen it, check it out at  Many of our members have opted to not receive this hard copy version of the weekly bulletin, so they rely on the online version.  The web version is always available and includes not only the latest bulletin, but also, I believe, an archive of prior issues.  The Bingo roster and an Event Calendar are available, plus easy access to the International and related web sites. And, check out the ‘linked’ information.  Thanks, Jean

  • Step 13 says thank you to Arapahoe Sertoma for it’s continuing support.  We understand Bob and Betty Buckland and Rich and Wanda Carlson shared their holiday by assisting at the facility.  Thanks to them from all of us. And, a  reminder: when you provide ’service’ outside the norm, put the hours on your next  attendance slip.  This helps us keep track of total service contributions.

  • As promised, Santa showed up at the December 18th Kids/Grandkids Christmas luncheon.  Rumor has it that Santa’s Beard was a bit of a concern to some of the kids.  But, a good time was had by all, young and old. Thanks to MD for filling in as the special guest.

  • Save your change - we are planning a visit to Central City.  A couple of changes from the past - no meal, but free transportation.  Put 2/24 on your calendar and plan on joining us for the ride. You could come back a millionaire

On the Calendar

January 11

Happy Birthday to Pat McKim, Norm Selby, Bill Storey

January 13

Board Meeting

January 14

Bingo Team E

January 15

Regular Meeting - SOD: Zach Harder - 
Program: Bruce Lytle on Water Conservation

January 19

Martin Luther King Day

January 20

Happy Birthday Dave Miley

  January 21

Bingo Team A

  January 22

Regular Meeting - SOD: Robert Hogge

  January 23

Happy Birthday to Rich Carlson & Dick Enslow

  January 24

Happy Birthday to Mabe Downey

  January 28

Bingo Team B

  January 29

Regular Meeting- SOD: Rick Jacobus
Program: Ralph Manciello, a casino chip collector


                 Thoughts to Ponder  -  Signs of the Times

  • Procrastinate Now!
  • My Dog can lick Anyone.

  • Heck is where people go who don’t believe in Gosh.
  • My Wild Oats have turned to Shredded Wheat!