The Arapahoe Sertoman   


This Weeks Reporter:   Mike Ballew 

January 23, 2003

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This Week In Review

We were hardly seated before the "Emperor" was confused about the Bulletin.  While last week was in deed his week as reporter, (and not Tim Pollak's) we appreciate Tim's commitment to his job.  The former King was bewildered about the double dose of information.  Ballew was fined $.50 for lack of secretarial duties in making sure there was no duplication of efforts, but didn't have to pay.  Bob Hogge then went after Hunter, but also failed.  Miley chimed in with a request to have a vote as to which newsletter was the best.  The website won hands down.  E Team Bingo this week, 99 folks and $5,600.  More fines- Harder $.25 to McKim for not knowing United Bank is out of business.  Carlson $.25 to table 1 for a guest (included Benton a former Table 1er.)  Ballew, $.25 to Hunter for newsletter confusion.  $.25 Harder to Hunter for poor training of Grimm.  

INDUCTION -  Dean Poindexter, via Pat McKim.  $.25 to Grimm from McKim for terrible induction and $.25 to Dean from Harder to welcome him.  Dean comes with a wife, two kiddos (one really new), and his own American Family Insurance Agency.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY-  Dick Enslow and Rich Carlson, January 23.

Sertoman of the Day
Joe Dowdey hails from Hawarden, Iowa, one of three Hawarden's in the universe.  Has a new grandbaby, Emily, who accompanies her older brother, Nathan.  Joe and wife Carol met in college at Sioux Falls, SD.  They have two kiddo's, Jim and Jessica, one who still hangs around the house.  Married for 29 years, they have been in Colorado for over 20 years and think of it as home, although he has fond memories of childhood days in Hawarden, at his dad's furniture store.  He brought a Centennial book of Hawarden and presented us with a few stories about the "olden days".  Joe collects Sioux stuff; Big Sioux River, Sioux Falls, Sioux City, Sioux county (largest feeder of corn fed beef anywhere), and no doubt more.  Joe is with Edward Jones and sells money stuff.  Brought into the club by John Pifer.  Rick Jacobus got the $5.00 and a real stock certificate from the New York Central Rail Road, worth millions.  
SENSE of SECURITY is a non-profit organization helping women with breast cancer.  Founder Vickie Tosher and Executive Director Angela Riker were our speakers.
Their mission is to provide non-medical financial assistance to women in treatment.  They focus on six areas, mortgage/rent, medical insurance, transportation, child care, utilities and food.  They were founded in March, 2000 and since they began funding in September, 2002, have contributed $137,000 to about 70 women in need.  No federal money, with funds coming from foundation grants, private donations and fund raisers.  To be eligible, you must be a Colorado resident and currently receiving treatment.  Their clients have an average income of $1,244 per month; average age is 47; 82% have children, with an average of two kiddo's.  Sense of Security serves 18 colorado counties with plans to serve the entire state in the future.  One of eight women in Colorado have, or will have breast cancer, and 50 die each year in Colorado from the cancer.  For more information, visit their website at:
Bob Rowlett, Norm's brother-in-law. 
First Publication for Membership:  Douglas Graham - Littleton,  Colorado.
Handshake Award
Pot-O-Gold Winner
Dave Miley
On The Calendar   
January 29 Bingo Team A
January 30 Regular Meeting - Al Smith, Federal Corrections Facility
February 5 Bingo Team B
February 6 Regular Meeting -Caren Swales- U.S. Department of Interior
February 8 DU Basketball - see Rick Jacobus
February 12 Bingo Team C - Abe Lincoln's Birthday
February 13 Regular Meeting -Dr. Barbara Jenkins. Tehuacan Hearing Project
February 14 Valentine's Day
February 17 President's Reception- Eagle Bend C.C.
February 18 Freedom Luncheon - see Joe Dowdey Shrine Center
February 19 Bingo Team D
February 20 No Regular Meeting
February 20 Country Dinner Play House - "Patsy Cline" see Rich Carlson
February 26 Bingo Team E
February 27 Regular Meeting - Dr. Waverly Persons- USGS Earthquake Center
March 6  Black Hawk Trip - The Lodge- See Parchen
April 5 Charity Raffle
August 2 Cajun Cookout - Bill Parchen
Sept 16 Annual Golf Tournament - See Dick Enslow


  • Make your Reservations for an evening at the Country Dinner Play House February 20th.  Patsy Cline & Company.  A really enjoyable event.  See Mr. Carlson

  • Mark your calendars...Don't forget!  The Freedom Week Luncheon Feb. 18
    El Jebel Shrine Building 4625 W. 50th Ave.

Thoughts to Ponder

Did you know?

Without you, Arapahoe Sertoma will not grow.
Who do you know you can bring as a guest?

The word "almost" is the longest word in the English
language which has letters in alphabetical order


Did you know that 9 of the 10 most-watched television programs
 of all time are Super Bowls.
Click on the football  for the full story

The Dumbest Sports Quotes of all Times

  • "I want to rush for 1,000 or 1,500 yards, whichever comes first."
    -New Orleans Saint RB George Rogers
  • "Nobody in football should be called a genius. 
     A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein."
    -Football commentator and former player Joe Theismann
  • "I may be dumb, but I'm not stupid."
    -Former football player/announcer Terry Bradshaw
  • "Men, I want you just thinking of one word all season. One word and one word only: Super Bowl."
    -Bill Peterson, football coach