The Arapahoe Sertoman   


This Weeks Reporter :   Fred Downs

February 6, 2003

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This Week In Review

There was a song sung or perhaps more than one---all close to each other---until Bill Parchen said, "Done".  Doug Harder led the Pledge and kept it in tune.  Grace was said with eloquence and remembrance by  Rev. Bill.  Steve Bolyard introduced his young friends, Dan and Kelly Grogan and were fined $.25  for each of them by Doug Harder for unbecoming introduction.  Don Marshall introduced his son Jack and escaped a fine.  Bill Parchen passed the sign-up sheet for an evening at the Lodge Casino in Blackhawk on March 6th.  Dick Mason fined Table 1  $.25 each for poor table maintenance during Parches' absence.  Bill Benton, a former Table 1 regular, seconded the motion and was fined by Mabe Downey for lack of loyalty  The club voted a resounding NO and the President  gave a rare nod to the NOs. Don Massias updated theCharity Raffle scheduled at Pinehurst April 5th.  He has tickets for sale and table assignment arrangement ready NOW.  Mason reported that B-Team deposited $6900 from 102 people, Wednesday night.  Tim Pollak distributed containers to collect old hearing aids in to a select few  who know where to put them.  Robert M. Buckland, a former member of LoDo was officially inducted into Arapahoe.  "Buck", as he is known, has 3 children 1 grandchild and a mess of  real estate that keeps him busy.  Buck was welcomed formally by Mason with a $.50 fine and John Hogge fined Grimm a quarter for delivering a lousy induction.

Sertoman of the Day

Sertoman of the Day, Jason (Young) Hand, son of Dale (Old) Hand was born in Idaho 1n 1972. At age 4 he moved with his parents to VA.  Missing the West, the Hands removed to Littleton, CO.     Jason attended Union College in Lincoln, NE and UC Denver graduating with a degree in commercial art.  He worked for a landscaping company in downtown Denver and became a Sertoman with the LoDo Club. A job relocation in the Littleton area motivated him to join Arapahoe Club where he remains active.  Now, he has moved north and west to Westminster to live and work.  (Let's hope he doesn't tire of commuting to Arapahoe).   Jason is not married, nor has he served in the military, but he has been a good Sertoman.  His most recent assignment is chair of the growth committee. Bill Benton was awarded Jason's $5.00, sufficient to buy more toothpicks.


Program chair of the day, Gus Szalas introduced Caren Swales, whose job it is to help find jobs for people completing  a program of study and training at the Collbran, CO Job Corps Center. Many have heard of the Job Corps, few know just what it is.  Ms Swales outlined  the program for young people who 6 to 24 years of age who for one reason or another have found themselves capable of learning but not able to finish high school, (dropped out) or those who have finished high school but cannot hold a job.  The program allows a student complete high school with an accredited diploma or a GED.  Work ethics  are an overriding issue with each person while they learn skills in the Cisco Networking Academy, business Technology, Computer Operator, Culinary Arts, Carpentry, Cement Masonry, Facilities Maintenance, Painting and Welding.  Concurrently, much time is spent developing self-esteem, leadership skills, social skills and self sufficiency.  The Collbran facility has 225 beds with all participants doing the cooking, cleaning and maintenance.  A well rounded program allow students normal holidays and recreation in Grand Junction.  Each is paid a small amount of money for personal items and spending.  Ms Swales also showed a film clip of people at work and play...evidence that the programs works.  Well received by the club.


Dan Grogan - Guest of Steve Bolyard   
Kelly Grogan - Guest of Steve Bolyard
Jack Marshall - Guest of Don Marshall


Douglas Graham - Construction Equipment and Fiber Products

Handshake Award

Doug Harder 

Pot-O-Gold Winner

Mabe Downey                      

On The Calendar   

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
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

Thoughts to Ponder

Time to Think:
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, but others judge us by what we have 
already done. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

To Act: 
Don ít be overwhelmed by the enormity of your goals. Each day and every step brings you 
closer to blooming.

To Pray:
Lord, with Your help I will focus on each small step of the climb, instead of the mountain that stands before me.

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