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The Arapahoe Sertoman   

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW

This Weeks Reporter :  Tim Pollack

March 27, 2003

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This Week In Review

It was a cold blustery day when the motley crew met for a luncheon of fried chicken, stuffing and corn at the Englewood Elks Club.  The prez. Phil Grimm, brought everyone’s attention to bear on our guests:  Lilo and Harry Over, this year’s service to mankind award winners, Norm Selby of DTC Funding, who Zach Harder said should be inducted soon, and since it is spring break for the elementary schools, Rich Carlson introduced his grand-son Nick.  A brief ceremony, conducted by Rick Campbell honored our Service to Mankind award winners with a check for $300 to continue their work reconditioning donated items for needy children to have Christmas gifts. The Overs'
were recently recognized by Channel 7 as
"Everyday Heros", as well.  Phil Grimm reminded everyone that The Fall District Conference sign-up sheet was going around again for the Sat. 
March 29th meeting.  He also noted the successful New Members meeting on Tuesday this week conducted by CT, Bill Worth.  Dick Enslow bragged about D-Bingo Team and the $4700 deposit with only 100 players.  Bob Hogge needs more items for the Silent Auction and for door prizes next Saturday.  Don Masias  announced that there are still fifteen (15) Charity Raffel Tickets unsold.  Bill Parchen announced the Annual Golf Outing for June 2nd.  John Pifer did a straw poll for
interest in attending a
Rockies Game in July.

Sertoman of the Day

Mabe Downey began with a humorous complaint about the chicken being underdone and coughed 
up a load of feathers.  He was brought into the club 35 yrs ago by Dick Graham.  Born in
Alabama , but has lived in CO since 1944.  Graduated from Littleton H.S. and C.U. he was interrupted by a 
call from Tracy Baker, saying he was tied up in a meeting.  Served in the Korean conflict.  Mabe has two sons.  He is now retired from working as a Commercial Real-estate Broker.  As a card carrying member of the Magician’s Association, he did several tricks and ended with a long winded card trick that failed.  Mike Ballew got $5.

Program

Chairman Du Jour, Bob Stein, introduced Bill Sperry of the “Transit Alliance.”

He lives in Evergreen and has two daughters.  The Transit Alliance is a lobbying organization composed of representatives from business and local governments concerned about the increasing traffic congestion of the Metro area, and interested in promoting multi-modal solutions to that problem.  Bill spoke extensively about FastTracks, a program recently adopted by RTP for building out a light rail/commuter rail system through the most congested commuter routes in the city.  It builds on the already existing and planned light rail lines, with a commuter rail connection between DIA and downtown/Golden plus high-speed bus lanes to Boulder and North.  If these solutions are not implemented, ten (10) additional traffic lanes will be needed in the Trex corridor over the next ten (10) years.  The brief Video and Bill’s dynamic presentation were very interesting.  Audience questions brought out more details. 

Guests

 Lilo and Harry Over, Norm Selby and

Announcements

See above

Handshake Award

None 

Pot-O-Gold Winner

  Doug Harder              

On The Calendar 

March 30 Dave Espinoza & Gus Szala 's Birthday's
April 2 Bingo Team E
April 3 Regular Meeting
April 5 Charity Raffle
April 5
April 9 Bingo Team A
April 10 Regular Meeting - Janet Elway talks about Crohn's Disease
April 15
April 16  Bingo Team B
April Regular Meeting–   TBA
April 20
April 23  Bingo Team C     
April 24 Regular Meeting–   TBA
April 30 Bingo Team D
May 1st Regular Meeting–   TBA
May 15 - 17  May 15 - 17 

Thoughts to Ponder              

IT'S THE SOLDIER

It's the soldier, not the reporter
Who has given us freedom of the
PRESS.

It's the soldier, not the poet,
Who has given us freedom of
SPEECH.

It's the soldier, not the campus
ORGANIZER,
Who has given us the freedom to
DEMONSTRATE

It's the soldier, not the lawyer,
Who has given us the right to a
FAIR TRIAL.
It's the soldier who salutes the flag,
Serves under the flag
And whose coffin is draped by the flag,
Who gives the protester the right to burn the flag.

-Father D. E. O'Brien,USMC