song was sung, led Bill Parchen, with a lot of help
from Sertomans, some of whom could have been singing in
Arabic. Someone who doesn’t know his name led the
pledge. Rev. Bill was offering thanks for food and
asking his blessing on our armed forces when he was
interrupted by a loud cell phone. Later it was
determined to be Rich Carlson’s, who was fined a buck by
Doug Harder who raised it to $2 after Rich offered some kind
of excuse. Mason invoked Table 1’s “no guest”
rule, except guest Larry Weil of the Greater Park Hill Club.
Dick Laskey proposed a fine of $.25 for Gus Szala for
providing “beauty and grace” to our tables. He
then raised the fine to a dollar when he discovered
Gus was treating his wife, Carolyn to an anniversary
luncheon with entertainment. Mason popped a
two-bit fine on Grimm for lack of humor. Parchen touted the
Arapahoe Annual Golf Scramble at $55 per golfer which
includes everything but the score. Dean offered the
Entertainment Committee’s repeat of all you can eat King
Crab plus buffet at Mt Vernon CC, May 2nd for only $35 per
person. A-Team had a rough night at Bingo Wednesday,
evidenced by a $3800 deposit. B-Team gets a chance to
catch up on April 16th. Old King Hunter fined the
president a quarter for protocol errors which ultimately
cost the prex a buck.
Larry Weil promoted the Greater Park Hill Club’s Annual Las Vegas Night Raffle at $10 each
(or 3 for $30). Grim wants a big turnout at the
Greater RockyMountain Regional Convention.
May 15-17 at the Sheraton Hotel—DTC.
Sertoman of the Day
Bob Gallagher, Life Member of Sertoma, 1973 Gold Honor Past
President and all around Good Old Sertoman was born in
Pueblo, CO where he graduated from high school. The
building no longer stands and according to Bob almost fell
on his graduating class. He married Shirley 50 years
ago, plus two weeks, in Pueblo, joined the Marine Corp, spent much time in a NavalHospital, and attended UCLASchool of Accounting. His
California residence allowed him a little fun—as guest on
the Tonight Show, when Jack Parr was host, Queen for a Day
Show and other exposures to Life in LA which he declares was
very interesting and too mature for his present audience.
Envisioning himself with a green billed cap, poring over a
big ledger, he moved to Denver where he graduated from DU School of Law. He established a law
office in Littleton with Walt Irwin (a fellow Sertoman, now deceased), where he became
acquainted with Bill Parchen. Bob tells a story where
Parchen would take his parking tickets and put them on
Irwin’s car. There is no telling how many dollars in
fines Walt paid for Parchen. Bob lives in GreenwoodVillage with Shirley.
They have a daughter, Maureen and a son, Shawn and three
grandchildren. Bob, with the help of some Sertomans,
ran for and won the election for District Attorney, a job he
held for 28 years. He retired hoping to practice a
little law, claim many Sertoma lunches he has missed
and relax a little. His life indeed has been
interesting and he claims to work as hard as ever. We
believe him. Bill Parcen has the distinction of being
Bob’s Sertoma sponsor. Bob awarded 5 people handy
calculators and $5 to Nick Morrone.
We were treated to a DVD version of 50 years of pictures of
Arapahoe Sertomans enjoying one function or another.
This worthwhile collection of memories may be obtained from
George Hannes for $20. Profits from the sale of these
DVDs will go to the Arapahoe Sertoma Foundation
Allen - Guest of Steve Bolyard
Norm Selby - Guest of Zack Harder (2nd Publication)
Larry Weir - Guest of Arapahoe Club
Publication for Membership: Norman K Selby (Loan
Officer) Littleton, Colorado.