This Week In Review - March 11, 2004

This Week's Reporter - Randy Smith

Song - Miley         Pledge - 1/2 Gallagher      Invocation – Kohlmeier


BINGO last night:    93 Players with a $ 4900 deposit.  Next up:  Team D

 Guests:  Ralph Talent and Ken McWhorter were guests of Joe Dowdy. 

The meeting was called to order by VP Dowdy.  The meal was baked ham and potatoes. 

Rich Carlson read a thank you letter for our donation from Meals on Wheels. 

Jack Marshall reported that his son and daughter-in-law has presented him with a granddaughter.  That means that Don Marshall has a GGD.  Congratulations to their family.

Fines:    Tom Fry for the long reading aloud the script from the Country Dinner Playhouse upcoming production.  Dick Mason was included in the fine for supporting Dr. Fry.  Pat McKim for solicitations at bingo and using the name “Bill.”  Dick Enslow for improperly and intentionally interrupting the SOD. 

Birthdays this coming week:  Barney O’Grady


Sertoman of the Day

Don Smith

Don was born in Milwaukee.  Soon after, his family moved to Denver.  In 1964 he joined the Navy and became a radioman.  He had two tours in Viet Nam.  After returning to the States, he had several jobs with several railroads until he eventually went to work for Burlington Northern Railroad as an electronics technician.

Don’s hobbies include riding dirt bikes, volunteering with the Colorado Division of Wildlife, and as a member of the Douglas County Search and Rescue.

He is married to Jean (our web mistress).

Ballew is credited with bringing him into the club the “first time” and Bill Parchen the second.

His $5 went to Jack Marshall


Jim Simmons representing The Wings over the Rockies Air and Space Museum gave a slide program about the museum and the aircraft on display.  The museum’s focus in to educate young and old alike with unique collections of historic aircraft and exhibits, children’s programs, and library and photographic archives.  The Museum offers a unique glimpse of the region’s rich military and civilian aviation history.  The Museum has over 40,000 square feel of floor space that provides one of the most unique venues in Denver.  It also has the Eisenhower Summer White House Exhibit from when Lowry Field was used by President Eisenhower.

Over three dozen aircraft are on display.  The displays include a B-52 Stratofortress, a 1920 Alexander Eaglerock open-cockpit biplane built in Colorado, and the classic B-18A Bolo, or the Flying Banana from the Korean War.

Other Announcements

 Upcoming Programs

  • March 18  David Kolquist  City Park Golf Course

  • March 24  Mark Cavenaugh  Big Horn Center 

New Member Information

A new member orientation and dinner will be held on March 18th at 6:00 p.m. at 6422 W. Waver Drive (Rick Campbell’s home).  This is an opportunity for new members to learn about the history of Sertoma and Arapahoe Sertoma’s commitment to Service to Mankind.  Call Rick at 303-798-2874 for more info. 

  • Plans are being made for Country Dinner Playhouse.  Details to follow. 

  • Channel 9 Health Fair is looking for volunteer help.  Talk to Tim for more

On the Calendar

March 15

Happy Birthday Barney O'Grady

March 17

Bingo Team D - Saint Patrick's Day

March 18

Regular Meeting - SOD Don Smith

March 23

Happy Birthday John Pifer

March 24

Bingo Team E

March 25

Regular Meeting - SOD Bill Storey

    March 26

Dinner at Mount Vernon Country Club.  Cost $29.  Contact Bob Buckland.

March 30

Happy Birthday Dave Espinoza & Gus Szala

March 31

Bingo Team A

April 2

Combined District Spring Awards Banquet  at Wyndham DTC.  Cocktails at 6:00 p.m.; dinner at 7:00 p.m.

April 17

Car raffle.  Sell those tickets

May 20-22

The newly combined regional Convention in Sparks NV, at John Ascaugu’s Nugget.   Info available at luncheons.


Things to Ponder

The difference between a violin and a viola is that a viola burns longer.  Victor Borge

Income tax returns are the most imaginative fiction being written today. Herman Wouk

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river. Nikita Khrushchev

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. Albert Einstein

I didn't really say everything I said.  Yogi Berra