This Week In Review - June 24, 2004
This Week’s Reporter: Mike Ballew 

Song - Orian Hunter             Pledge - The Beez       Invocation – Bill Kohlmeier  

Once again the troops rallied for the weekly Sertoma cause; and a fine one it was.  We were pleased to have in our midst the King, Orian Hunter—long live the King.  There were no guests, but there was a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday for Bob Buckland.  Doug Harder proposed $.25 to Bob for being old, and another $.25 for finding our new caterer; both passed.  Prez Tim announced that this was his last day in the office—many tears were shed, or at least I’m sure they were meant to be.  Tim received a well deserved standing “O.”  Our hats off to you, Tim, for a job well done. Tim is also the newest life member.  Incoming prez Joe Dowdey, presented out going prez Tim with his past president pin and scrapbook.  $1.20 fine to Tim for doing such a great job this past year.   Zach Harder is looking for contributions for his 150 mile bike ride for MS.  Lots of folks signed up to help him, and if you can, just let him know.  Dowdey proposed $.25 to Zach for having his dad promote the event; passed.   $.25 by Doug Harder to Jim Perkins for hustling Pat McKim’s women (dressed in pink) at Wednesday night Bingo.  $.25 to Doug Harder for answering a phone call during lunch.  The PROMO Club is marching in the Buffalo Bill Days parade, July 24 in Golden.  If you can attend and carry a banner, see Tim.  Dick Enslow’s C Team banked $5540 at Bingo.

Sertoman of the Day

Our good friend Rev. Kohlmeier was our SOD.  Bill was born 68 years ago near Philadelphia, PA.  He attended school there to the 7th grade then to Hilton NY, where he continued school and graduated Hilton Central High in 1953.  Last year he attended his 50th reunion.  Next, was the Navy for 3 years, then to college with a degree in English and History.  Bill taught English for 10 years at Lutheran East in Cleveland, OH.  Having enough of teenagers, Bill went to seminary and following graduation was at a small church in east Cleveland for 18 years.  In 1990 Bill landed in Denver at Christ Lutheran, where he retired in 2001, however he is still “pinch hitting,” and active in the ministry there.  Bill was brought in by Doug Harder as apparently Doug convinced him there were a lot of great golfers in the club.  Bill has served as the club’s chaplain since he became a member.  He has been married to Jackie for 46 years and they have 3 sons, six grand-kids, with 2 more on the way.  Thanks, Bill for being a big part of the club.

Program

Norm Selby, our program chair de jour, introduced Jim Smith.  Jim is a REMAX Realtor, but spoke to us today about his love and involvement in Habitat for Humanity.  Jim is part of the speakers’ tour for Habitat and has been involved since a trip to South Dakota in 1995.  While Habitat for Humanity is worldwide, each chapter is locally funded and operated.  The Denver office has about 600 applications each year, and is able to build 25-30 homes each year.  The concept is to have low-income folks become homeowners.  Typically, land is donated, and then volunteers build the home.  The homeowner also is required to have 300-500 hours of “sweat equity” in the home.  Their payments, including PITI, are 25% of their income.  The homeowner also has to save or raise $1,000 as a down payment.  There is typically a 12-18 month wait for those who are selected to receive homes.  Many of the materials needed for also donated by large corporations, and individuals like Jim also contribute money and time.  Worldwide, Habitat for Humanity completes the building of a home every 25 minutes.  There are about 170,00 homes worldwide, in 80 countries, with about 1/3 being in the US.  Habitat for Humanity was started in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller as a Christian ministry, but is non-denominational.  The Denver office has built about 250 homes since it started in 1979.  Thanks, Jim, for being with us today.

Pot of GoldPat McKim  Handshake Tim Pollak

Tim Pollak says “THANKS” to all outgoing board members for a great year.

IMPORTANT DATE TO REMEMBER

TUESDAY, JULY 6

COLONEL HUBBARD, VIETNAM POW

WILL SPEAK AT 7:00 AT THE

WYNDHAM TECH CENTER

HORS D’OEUVRES AND CASH BAR AT 6:00

THANKS TO JOE DOWDEY

 AND EDWARD JONES FOR BRINGING HIM TO DENVER AND FOR INVOLVING THE

 FRONT RANGE AND CENTRAL COLORADO DISTRICTS

YOU WILL WANT TO BE THERE, AND BRING SOME GUESTS

On the Calendar

June - July

June 25

Happy Birthday Robert Hogge

June 26

Bingo Team D

June 27

Regular Meeting - SOD 

June 28

Happy Birthday Bill Kohlmeier 

June 30

Bingo Team D

July   1

Regular Meeting -
   July   4 Independence Day
   July   6 Lt. Col. Edward Hubbard will speak at the Wyndham DTC
   July   7 Bingo Team E

July 8

Regular Meeting 

July 8-11

SERTOMA INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION 8-11th

July 9

Happy Birthday Bill Worth aka Mr. Sertoma

July 13

Happy Birthday Dean Hiss

July 14

Bingo Team A 

July 15

Regular Meeting - SOD Bob Lutes

July 19

Happy Birthday Bill Parchen

July 21

Bingo Team B -Happy Birthday Rick Campbell

July 22

Regular Meeting - SOD  Bill Kohlmeier
    July 23 Happy Birthday Rick Jacobus

July 25

Happy Birthday Robert Hogge

July 28

Bingo Team C

July 29

Regular Meeting - 

 

DID YOU KNOW?  

Robert Earl Hughes, 1926-1958, and born in Illinois, was 1,067 pounds at his death, and his coffin was the size of a piano case.

The oldest active sailing ship is the Star of India, built at the Isle of Man, UK, in 1863.

The first color TV transmission was from the studios of Long Acre, in London, by John Logie Baird, on July 3, 1928.