Pot of Gold

Bill Kohlmeier


Hand Shake

Bill “hot hand” Benton   












The Arapahoe Sertoman   


This Weeks Reporter : Tim Pollak

June 26,  2003

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This Week In Review

The song had a pretty rough start, but smoothed out near the last refrain.  After an eloquent invocation by Reverend Bill  Kohlmeier, everyone lined up for the lunch buffet, of spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread, salad (served from a side table, which you might have missed) and cookies for dessert.  Three guests were introduced and the meeting was underway.  Ed Bezjak fined Randy Smith for subjecting his son to this unruly gathering.  Doug tried to fine, his son, Zach Harder, for somehow getting too many people to Bingo, but it failed.  Orian Hunter was cited for an error in last week’s bulletin, where he indicated that it was C-team’s week for   bingo. Dick Laskey clarified that B-team had 108 players last night and deposited $6900, which of course, means that C-team is up next week as is clearly indicated on page two of this issue.  Please be prompt.  Doug Harder  fined Bill Parchen  for explaining with his mouth full, and Rick Jacobus fined Nick Morrone for fraternizing with his guest from New Jersey.  Bob Buckland reported that the baseball camp was a big success and thanked the six (6) members from our club who helped out.  Dean Hiss sent around his sign-up sheet for the July 17th production on “I Love you, You’re Perfect, Now Change” and pointed out that more people are needed at $22/ea to have enough to go.  Pat McKim distributed a revised Bingo schedule. Doug Harder fined table #1 for allowing a guest, Dave Miley.  Phil Grimm announced that he has registration forms for the International Convention in Albuquerque, July 30—Aug. 2.  So far, it appears that six members are going, but more are invited.  It’s close this year and always a great time.

Sertoman of the Day
Dick Laskey was introduced as “SOD of the Day,” and quickly reviewed his history.  Born August 15, 1948 in Detroit, MI. Both his grade and high schools are still standing.  Went to Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo and graduated in 1970.  That was the same year that he married Linda and they had a daughter together, who has born them a grandson, Nick, who is one and one half years of age.  No military service due to flat feet and Walt Irwin brought him into the club.  He read from the Detroit River website.  Pat McKim got $5.

Chairman of the day, Doug Harder, introduce today’s speaker Tracy Balban as an investigator for Denver’s Coroners office.  She told a cute joke and then corrected him by explaining that she was a “medical-legal death examiner.” A coroner in Colorado just has to be older than 18 years, but thank goodness Denver has three fully qualified Medical Pathologists on their staff because they handle the majority of deaths in our state.  All homicides, suicides, accidental and traffic deaths, natural deaths with no one else present, deaths with no next of kin and unknowns, are examined by their office.  Tracy specializes in deaths of unknowns and no next of kin, and she’s proud of having assembled a specialized database of the departments past cases which has assisted in establishing identities for several of these John Does.  Their office handles over 5000 cases a year most of which are traffic deaths, but each is first addressed as a homicide to avoid any slip ups in handling evidence.  Although she is not used to public speaking, she presented a very interesting talk. 


Rick Jacobus introduced his long time friend Elmer Olinger
Randy Smith introduced his son
Nick Morrone introduced his friend from New Jersey, Tony Palaia



Make your Reservations

 I Love You. You’re Perfect! Now Change!

July 17...Garner Galleria Theater

See Dean Hiss 

August 19, 2003

 Mark your calendars...Don’t forget!

Rockies Game...Great Seats

See Pifer 

On The Calendar 

July 4  Independence Day - Fly your flag
July 8

Arapahoe Sertoma Board Meeting

July 9 Bingo Team D
July 10 Regular Meeting - 
July 14  Southwest Sertoma Club —Golf Match, Lunch, Dinner, Prizes,
                  Silent Auction — See Bob Stein.
July 16 Bingo Team E
July 17 Regular Meeting - "An Atlas, if You’re Lucky”
July 30-Aug 2 Sertoma International Convention  The Sertoman, June 5th Issue  
                              See Phil Grim
Aug  2 Cajun Cookout - See Bill Parchen

Thoughts to Ponder               

Great Quotes from Great People

“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.”   - Mother Teresa