This Week In Review - April 29, 2004

This Week's Reporter - Mike Ballew

Song - Don Smith       Pledge - Doug Harder      Invocation – Rev. Kohlmeier

Lots of  folks at lunch today, no doubt the food is having an impact on attendance.  Maxican food was the fare de Jour, and it was great.  Our guests included Chuck Duncan, via Doug Harder, Jim Perkins, via Joe Dowdey, and Dennis Howell, via Bob Stein.    Dowdey and the others at the table wrestled an application for Jim Perkins, so you can also see him on the back page.  WELCOME!!!  Ed Bezjak announced that the E Team had 81 folks at Bingo and deposited $3,550.  Omitted from last week’s bulletin was that the Prez also recognized Beez for his work at the raffle.  Carlson announced a Sponsorship committee meeting next Thursday at 11:15; if you’re a member, be there.  Mike Magee is still peddling King Soopers, and he takes credit, but you have to supply your own stamp to mail the $ to him.  Bill Parchen was able to give away the beautiful center piece by Rick and Renee Campbell from the car raffle.  Magee was the lucky guy, but something about giving it to Randy Smith since he was not at lunch.  The Prez announced that the Regional Convention is May 20-24 in Sparks, NV; that International life memberships increase July 1; and, that Centennial is having a fund raiser at Barnes & Noble at SW Plaza.  Joe Dowdey reminded us that Lt. Col Hubbard (retired) will be here July 6, and  he also wanted to thank Nick Morrone for sharing Kidney stone problems.  $.25 fine to Stein and Table 1 for not knowing if Dennis Howell was a guest or member, which failed and Beez requested a hand vote.  Something about impeaching the Prez, but with 60 days left, we’ll leave him alone. 

HANDSHAKE PRIZE:  Rev. Kohlmeier      POT OF GOLD Bill Benton, He Always Wins 

Sertoman of the Day

Will Martinez, brought in by Norm Schillo, was born in Berthoud, and soon moved to northwest Denver where he attended Skinner Junior High and North High School.  He joined the Naval Reserve in high school and at graduation was off to Idaho for training, then to Treasure Island, and then overseas including the invasion at Okinawa.  He was discharged and attended DU, receiving his BA/BS degree, and worked at Gates.  Then back into the Navy during Korea, and flown to Japan where he joined his ship and took the long way home, then returned to Gates.  In 1960, Will found work at Martin Marietta, and served as a financial analyst, chief Cost Manager,  Director of Biz Operations, and Dir of Grounds for Production, and after 28 1/2 years he retired.  He and Marie love to travel the world,  have two daughters, and grand-kids and great grand-kinds.  $5 to Storey.

 

Program

 

Dave Miley introduced Bruce, Terry, and Michelle (Mei-Lyn) Koller.  Michelle is the Freedom Week contest winner this year from Euclid, and read her essay-CONGRATS!!  The Koller’s have four children, Nick, Ben, Michelle, and Christopher, ranging from 16-7 years.  Their oldest son is graduating from Littleton High in three weeks at the age of 16, and Christopher, the only made in the USA member of the family, has Down Syndrome, but is developing well.  Bruce and Terry described their time as English teachers/missionaries to Mongolia from 1993 until 1995.  They assisted youngsters with food and clothing support, and planted seeds for people to become foster parents and to assist youths, following a 70 year occupation of Mongolia by the former USSR.  They would probably still be there if the country had renewed their visas.  During their time back in the states, Bruce works in the computer field, and they are now planning for their time in Turkmenistan and Azerbajan, which they hope will be within the next year or two.  They plan to learn the language and then go to serve as God leads them.  They brought several items from Mongolia, and Miley has never looked better than with his new hat.  Great program and thanks for being with us today. 

 

 

Announcements

SECOND PUBLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP

DENNIS HOWELL, AURORA, CO INSURANCE AGENT 

SPONSOR BOB STEIN 

 & KEVIN NETTLES , DENVER, CO 

AUTHOR AND CONSUMER ADVOCATE 

SPONSORS DON MASIAS & PAT MCKIM

FIRST PUBLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP

JIM D. PERKINS, CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, 

 RETIRED -  VIA JOE DOWDEY

ANY MEMBER HAVING OBJECTION TO THESE
 INDIVIDUALS, NOTIFY THE SECRETARY WITHIN 
TWO WEEKS OF THE DATE OF THE SECOND PUBLICATION

 
On the Calendar

May 5

Bingo Team A

May 6

Regular Meeting 

May 11

Board Meeting

May 12

Bingo Team B

May 13

Regular Meeting 

May 19

Bingo Team C

May 20

Regular Meeting 

May 20-22

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

June 7  GOLF EXTRAVAGANZA
 

DID YOU KNOW

On April 24, 2001, Peter Dowdeswill downed a pint of Guinness in 2.1 seconds at the Millwall Football Club in London, England.

On August 14, 2003, Striker, a Border Collie, set the record for a dog to roll down a non-electric car window.  13 seconds in Quebec City, Canada.

The oldest army still in existence is the Pontifical Swiss Guard at the Vatican, established January 21, 1506 by Pope Julius II.