The Arapahoe Sertoman   


This Weeks Reporter :   Bill Worth

February 13, 2003

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This Week In Review

A fair-sized crowd today did a pretty fair job of singing the Sertoma Song.   

(Click here for practice ) 

There are a lot of members that we haven't seen in a while and who we miss.  Why not join us on Thursday 27th? - let's see if we can overwhelm the prez.  Karen Todd, representing the Center for Hearing, Speech and Language (our Affiliate) was a guest today.  She is also a member of the Dry Creek Club.  Rick Campbell was fined four bits for solicitation (business type).   Seems he was handing out business cards to our guest.  Rich Carlson added a quarter to the fine pot, convicted of 'impugnment'.  Table one was so quiet today that they avoided the fine pot.  Team C noted they suffered a big shortfall because teams ahead of them skimmed excess profits.  They did claim to have sold out a pickle bucket in one night.  There was no Handshake Prize - ???  The Pot of Gold, after several tries to find a member present to accept it, went to Tim Pollak.

Sertoman of the Day

...None, again.    Why are we not having SOD's?


Today's program was about the Tehuaccan Hearing Project.  We had three guests: Dr. Barbara Jenkins (a member of the DTC Club), Rev. John Turnage (a member of the Loveland Rotary Club) and another young lady who was not introduced.  The project, which is about 4 years old, supplies and fits hearing aids to children in a village in Mexico.  A video was very helpful in helping us relate to the area, the children and the needs.  Rev. John then gave us further insight into the project and answered many questions about their yearly trips to the village.  Some of us had been lucky enough to  hear about this project at the Fall District Conference.  Special thanks to all three for sharing this important service to mankind.  


Sertoma International's National Heritage (Freedom Week) Program began under the name of the American Way Program the year before Arapahoe was Chartered.  We have always participated in the program in one form or another.  In the early days, our members would speak at school assemblies, giving their thoughts and views, and presenting copies of the Declaration of Independence.  We honor students at our luncheons.  Currently our efforts are limited to sponsoring the essay contest in area schools.  Twenty years ago, when Rick Jacobus served as Governor, we started a District Freedom Luncheon program.  This year we will honor essay contest winners from 37 schools.  We can be very proud of this effort.  


Space available!!!      Bring them in- sign 'em up!


Your Sponsorship Money at Work

Your board recently voted distribution of sponsorship funds, some of which were made at today's meeting:
  • $350 to the 'Laura' fund at the Center for Hearing, Speech and Language          
  • $1,000 to the Arapahoe Sertoma Foundation
  • $350? to the Tehuaccan Hearing Project
Year of Opportunity.....This is the year you can attend a Regional and an International convention, both practically in our own backyard.


The Greater Rocky Mountain Regional Convention will be held at the Sheraton (I-25 and Arapahoe, near Country Dinner Playhouse) on Thursday May 15th thru Saturday May 17th.  It will be hosted by the Monument Hill club.  The cost is $165 and covers meals.  Arapahoe will probably reimburse much of the cost.  


The 83rd International Convention will be held in Albuquerque NM on July 30th thru August 2nd at the Hyatt Regency.  It should be a productive and fun gathering just a few hours drive from Denver.  Check the Sertoman magazine for more info.  Put this event on your calendar now.
Click here to view on- line.     See Page 12 of this issue.

In Memory
We are sorry to hear of the passing of Dick Tolley in Arizona.  Dick served as club president in 1966-67.  Our sincerest condolences to Peggy and family.

Handshake Award


Pot-O-Gold Winner

Tim Pollak                      

On The Calendar   

February 17 International President's Dinner.
February 18 Freedom Luncheon - 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 Regular Meeting
March 6  Black Hawk Trip - The Lodge- See Parchen
March 11 Board Meeting - 6:00pm - Elks Club
March 12  Bingo Team B
March 13  Regular Meeting - Barney O'Grady's B'Day March 15th
April 5 Charity Raffle
August 2 Cajun Cookout - Bill Parchen
Sept 16 Annual Golf Tournament - See Dick Enslow

Thoughts to Ponder

Great Truths about Life that Children have Learned...

  • No matter how hard you try, you can't baptize cats
  • If your sister hits you, don't hit back.  They always catch the second person.
  • You can't hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk
  • You can't trust dogs to watch your food

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