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This Week In Review - May 27, 2004

This Weeks ReporterMike Ballew

Song—Spontaneous Combustion, Pledge—Bob Buckland" Prayer—Doug Harder

Once again the troops rallied for the weekly Sertoma cause; and a fine one it was.  Lunch was ham with pineapple, and brownies.  There might have been some other things, too.  Our guests included Dennis Howell, Kevin Nettles, and Jim Perkins, who along with Charles Duncan are scheduled for induction on June 10th.  Russ Fuiks, from the Littleton Club was here promoting their golf tourney set for June 14.  Enslow welcomed Russ with $.50  fine.   The D Team Bingo was last up and with 88 players deposited $6K.  Not sure what happened to last week’s newsletter, but something was said about $1.00 to Randy Smith.  Norm Selby is promoting DDRC golf on June 15; see him for more details. 
News from the Regional Convention is Sparks, NV.  Of those attending,  Pollak, Worth, and Ballew, only Worth came back with any money.  Arapahoe did win a couple of Regional Awards, see page 2.  Prez Pollak summarized seven regional resolutions,  some which passed and are being sent to International for consideration.  For more info, see the Prez.

Sertoman of the Day

Our good friend Dean Hiss took his turn at the podium.  Hailing from Kingsdown, Nebraska, Dean hit the ground running in July, 1926.  All of his schools were in one building, which is no longer standing.  After learning everything there was to learn in Kingsdown, Dean straightened out the Navy for a while, and then returned and attended Washburn University, where he received his BA degree.  Out of school, Dean worked for Boeing for a while, and then went into the Savings and Loan business.  In 1954 Dean came to Denver and the same year married his wife, Mary.  They have two adopted sons, Mark and Fred, and four grand-kido’s.  While in Denver, Dean continued working in the S&L business.  For some strange reason, none of the companies he worked for are still around.  Having enough of the money biz, Dean started his real estate appraisal business, from which he recently retired.  Dean’s mom lives in Nebraska and the age of 102.  Steve Bolyard brought him into the club, and by some quirk managed to receive the $5.  Thanks, Dean for being a big part of the club.

Program

Doug Harder introduced our special guests, Tanesha Nettingham and Cynthia Ortega.  Tanesha is the public relations person for Excelsior Youth Center, and Cynthia is a  client at the Center, which is the largest Residential Treatment Facility in the country for high risk girls between the ages of eleven and eighteen. Tanesha described the origins of Excelsior which began with a group of Nuns on East Colfax reaching out to troubled girls.  The facility came into existence in 1973 and houses two hundred girls, and has a staff of three hundred and thirty.  Once placed at Excelsior, girls are taught how to develop trust and love, and are encouraged to attain their maximum potential.  Cynthia related her story which included sexual, emotional, and physical abuse from family members since the age of four.  Having gone “up and down” in life, including episodes with drugs, and suicidal tendencies, she will graduate from Excelsior within the next few months and be ready to find her place in the job market.  Excelsior provides accredited middle school and high schools.  Excelsior provides a structured step-by-step process for its clients and has an 82% success ratio.  Thanks Tanesha and Cynthia for being with us today.  

Pot Of Gold - Doug Harder        Handshake: None  

This newsletter is dedicated in memory of those soldiers, sailors, airmen,
 Marines and Coastguardsmen who lost their lives serving our nation.
 We remember not only our compatriots, but all those brave Americans 
from generations past whose legacy of service secured our freedom. 
"They gave their lives so that we, and others, shall be free."

On the Calendar

June

June   2

Bingo Team E

June   3

Regular Meeting - SOD John Pifer      Happy Birthday Kevin Teel
    June  8 Board Meeting - Joe Dowdey's Office
   June   9 Bingo Team A

June 10

Regular Meeting 

June 14

Flag Day - Littleton Golf Tourney

June 14

DDRC Golf Tourney - See Norm Selby

June 16

Bingo Team B 
Note Worthy

ANNOUNCING THE NEW SERTOMA REGION
 "MOUNTAIN WEST" 
BECOMES OFFICIAL JULY 1, 2004
  & WE ARE PART OF IT

Congratulations ARAPAHOE SERTOMA FOR DISTRICT AWARDS WON AT THE REGIONAL CONVENTION 
FIRST PLACE:  "SPEECH & HEARING AWARD"

SECOND PLACE: " EXHIBIT"

 JOB WELL DONE!!!!! AND THANKS TO BILL WORTH

DID YOU KNOW?    

There are 600 muscles in the human body which are voluntarily controlled.  If they were all combined, they could pull a 25 ton load.

81 students from 15 different universities in the UK set a record for the most naked people ever to ride a roller coaster.

The world’s biggest gold bar weighs 441 pounds, and was made by Mitsubishi Materials at the Naoshima Refinery in Japan.  It measures 7.7 in x 15.9 in x 6.4 in.

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