Pot of Gold

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The Arapahoe Sertoman   


This Weeks Reporter :  Tim Pollak 

May 29,  2003

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This Week In Review

The song started right on time and picked up enthusiasm as it went.  After an inspiring invocation, everyone lined up for rice and chop suey with cookies for dessert.  Fines flowed freely with Bill Benton starting off and tagging Bill Storey for forgetting that he had a hat on in violation of the rules, $.25.  Mike Ballew proposed a fine that failed and was nailed by Ed Bezjak for sounding like he was practicing law, $.25.  Ed also proposed $.25 on Zack and Doug Harder for subjecting their family members to this motley crew.  Dave Miley hit Rick Jacobus for having hair that resembled his hair piece of last week, $.25.  Joe Dowdey announced that Mike Magee was in Swedish Hospital recovering from surgery.  Bill Parchen was invited to the dais and presented the nominees for next year's officers (see below) from his committee.  When nominations from the floor were requested, a motion to accept the slate by acclamation was made and passed.  Dick Enslow reported that  C-team deposited $4,800 last night, D-team is up next Wednesday.  Mike Ballew started a sign-up sheet for those who would prefer to received the Arapahoe Sertoman by email.  Please sign up.  It save the club a bunch of money.   Tim Pollak says he has lots of coupons for Kings and Tony's Meats and needs customers to purchase them.  Phil Grimm reminded everyone
not to forget Centennial Airport Sertoma "Midsummer Beer Fest", June 14th 6-8:30 PM 

Sertoman of the Day

Photographer George Hannes was introduced and promptly circulated pictures of his elementary and high schools, to prove they were still standing, and a couple of his other childhood hang outs.  Born in 1943, George was brought into the club by Dick Sorenson, in September 1977.  well after  spending 33 months as a gunner on a B24.  He's been married to Jean for 56 yrs.  He was hired by a fiber glass Company in W. Va.  that was acquired by Johns Mansville, where he had an illustrious career.  He holds 30 patents.  Tom Fry received a framed photo.

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George wanted you all to know why he may have seemed a bit nervous.  His thoughts were on his family as he had one Great Grandchild having surgery and is awaiting the birth of another Great Grandchild.  


Chairman of the day, Don Smith, introduced Karel Horney, executive director of Adam's Camp.  She thanked us for the opportunity to tell her story and extended regrets from Janet Elway for not being able to come today.  Adam's Camp grew out of Karel's family's personal needs when her son, Adam, was born premature at only 2 lbs. 11 oz. and turned out to have cerebral palsy.  His doctors did not expect that he'd ever walk.  Like most special needs children, Adam needed a lot of specialized therapies.  He made the most dramatic progress moving up to a walker when he received intense treatment at the home of a physical therapist for a week in Snowmass.  Networking with five other special needs families for a week at Snow Mt. Ranch in 1986 was the start of Adam's Camp, where Adam was inspired to walk on his own.  The organization has grown 33% per year since, and now serves over 425 clients.  They have a 95% return rate.  She said to tell others.  The need is great and they want to get the word out.

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Joe Greers introduced Carl Duncan, who is waiting for induction

Zach Harder brought his daughter, Samantha, last day of school

Doug Harder introduced Christie Harder, his daughter-in-law


Officers for Next Year
Chairman of the Board 

Phil Grimm

President Tim Pollak
Vice Presidents R. Campbell
J. Dowdey
J. Hogge
Directors (2 years)


B. Buckland 
B. Hogge
N. Selby
Directors (1 year) J. Marshall 
D. Masias
D. Smith
Treasurer D. Laskey
Secretary M. Ballew
Sgt.-at-arms Z. Harder

On The Calendar 

June 2 Annual Golf Scramble - Englewood Country Club - Noon
June 4 Bingo Team D
June 5 Regular Meeting
June 10 Board Meeting -  5:30 at the Elks
June 11 Bingo Team E
June 12 Regular Meeting
June 14 Flag Day
June 15  Father's Day

Thoughts to Ponder               

Great Quotes from Great Leaders
-Mother Teresa

"We can do no great things-only small things with great love."
"Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty."
"I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world."