Attendance today. In fact we even made our guarantee
without counting the guests, of which we had two: John
Nichols, member of the
sunset Club from the
past, and prior county commissioner (guest of Mabe Downey),
and Norm Selby, applicant (see (1st publication), guest of
Zach Harder. President Grimm, started off
the meeting with a short rendition of some of his favorite
tunes from the past (only thing missing was the white
bucks). After that the meeting went downhill.
Rick Campbell added to the fine pot for last week's
presentation. Phil Grimm for this week's
performance. There were so many members milling around
trying to organize consortiums for the remaining raffle
tickets that I was
unable to hear many of the announcements except Tim's (he knows
how to speak up). Table One may or may not have been
fined - I'm not sure. Once again there was no
Handshake Prize. Pot-O-Gold went to Bob
We are sorry to have to announce that Arlo Massa
passed away in Texas, Thursday April 3rd , after returning to
Missouri from a trip to Arizona.
Our condolences and
prayers to Ann.
Additional info later.
Sertoman of the Day
SOD was .. Tom Fry, affectionately known as 'Tommy
Tooth'. The interesting information first: born in Miles
city, Montana. Having learned the dentistry
trade, Tommy spent many years at the corner of Arapahoe Rd
and Broadway. He claims that if things get tighter he
may have to take up the trade again. married to Kay
for almost 45 years, 3 kids, 2 grandkids. Served
in the Army in '58. Brought in by Gallagher (time to
visit, Bob!). Now, stuff Tom thought we needed to
know: Miles City is at the confluence of Yellowstone
and Tongue Rivers. (click link
to see picture
He failed to mention the Pumpkin flows into the Tongue
before it gets to Miles City. Other information was
also given that didn't seem to be very useful: stream flows,
temperatures, etc. If you are unsure of where Miles
City really is, it's almost straight north of Denver.
The fiver could have gone to Dick Laskey but he left early,
or to Sam Anderson, but he missed the meeting today.
Bob Stein agreed to accept the Five. Thanks Tommy!
Program was Joel White, Joel, a deputy with the Douglas
County Sheriff's Office, serves as School Resource Officer
at Douglas County School. He carries an extra burden -
he's Doug Harder's son-in-law. Joel gave us a typical
day - starting out by issuing tickets at 7am, perhaps
teaching classes on alcohol or drugs or whatever, or
breaking up fights between the girls. He was Deputy of
the Month for his actions at the unfortunate car/train
collision in Castle Rock. And he received recognition
and publicity for his recent 'pig kissing', but that's
another story. Joel was very honest and straight
forward with us, and it does leave a negative feeling about
activities in the contemporary high school. He notes
the majority of kids are great; it's a minority of kids (and
their parents) who are the concern. Thanks for a great
program. Click below for more info.
Nichols and Norm Selby
Publication for Membership: Norman K Selby (Loan
Officer) Littleton, Colorado.
20th Annual Charity
Raffle a Success...
good time was had by all. The meal and facilities were
first class, the fun and fellowship superb. And best
of all we should realize a substantial profit to add to our
sponsorship fund. A report will be issued as soon as
possible. Thanks goes to Don Masias and his Ways &
Means committee, and to those who gave the extra
efforts. Special thanks to all who sold chances and
donated gifts and auction items. And, very special
thanks to Rene for her help.
Good Memories Available
DVDs are now available of hundreds of photos taken
during Arapahoe's 50 year history.
See Bill Parchen. $20.00 each.
Proceeds to the
Arapahoe Sertoma Foundation
Spring District Conference
March 29th was attended by Ballew, Grimm, Hunter and
Worth. A good morning with helpful info on
getting new members, a possible cooperative plan for
hearing aid requests , and on Liberty
Day in Colorado.
Following Lunch, District Awards were presented.
Congratulations to Front Range District
Service to Mankind - Dr. Samuel Langstaff (Littleton)
Sertoman of the Year - Dale Hand (LoDo)
Outstanding Secretary - Dennis Fritchel (Littleton)
Regular Meeting - Janet Elway talks about Crohn's
Bingo Team B
Bingo Team D
May 15 - 17
Greater Rocky Mountain
Greater Rocky Mountain
doesn't get any more convenient. Sponsored by
the Monument Hill Sertoma Club, the 55th Greater Rocky
Mountain Regional Convention will be held at the
Sheraton Hotel - DTC.
It begins Thursday evening, May 15 and runs through the
Grand Ball Saturday evening on the 17th. All meals
Friday and Saturday are covered, including a Friday evening
visit to the Country Dinner Playhouse just next door.
Plenty of worthwhile activities and workshops. It is
fun to share time with Sertomans from all over the
region. You will enjoy spending time in the
hospitality rooms. The club will cover a substantial
part of the costs. Call Phil Grimm today.
Speak up ...but briefly
Half of the world is composed of people
who have something to say and can't; and the other half who
have nothing to say and keep on saying it! - Robert Frost
My father gave me these hints on speech
'Be sincere... be brief ... be
seated'. James Roosevelt
The most valuable of all talents is
that of never using two words when one will do.