hearty repast of Stew, Biscuits with honey and big ‘Independence’ Day cookies was shared
by 35 Arapahoe Sertomans.Bill Storey, in a rare moment of forgetfulness,
failed to remove his cap during the pledge and a 50 cent
fine was immediately proposed; it was negotiated down to two
feel welcome’ fine of 50 cents went to Carl Duncan, who
was inducted today. Welcome Carl! A good crowd of 130 kept
the C team busy Wednesday, and even with rash of pickle
payoffs, the team brought home $6600. A series of faux paus
by the old king immediate past president cost him a total of
75 royal cents.These
included publishing incorrect data in regard to bingo dates,
an accusation of teaching the current president how to do
inductions, and just plain advertising.His rebuttals were weak, the fines passed easily.John Pifer also paid an advertising fine when he
blurted out that an insurance company he represents
contributed a large sum of money to the child car seat
program mentioned by today’s speaker.Keep up the good work, John. There did not seem to be
a Handshake prize today.The Pot O Gold ended up in the pocket of Doug Harder.
of the Day
Helmick, native of Toledo,
OH, and product of the local
says he has an EE (Electrical Engineering) degree fromthe University of Toledo.Jim worked for Johns Manville for 25 years. This JM
path brought many of our finest members to us (names on
came to Denver in ‘76, then on to California until he returned to Denver in ‘98.Jim is married to Barbara.Jim has three kids and 7 grandkids, all in Ohio.This encourages one of his hobbies, which is
also mentioned an interest in learning more about some games
played with cards.He
works quite often with a local training group, who he says
has taught him a great deal about playing cards.When queried on his ‘river’, he began with the Maumee flowing into MaumeeBay, but after that it got
pretty dull, and we didn’t press him further. Pleased you
are with us, Jim. The fiver went to lucky GusS.
not really a stranger to many of us who attend Sertoma
District and Regional meetings, where she has presented her
important message several times. She is also a member of
Columbine Sertoma, and is currently working for the City and
County of Denver as Program Manager/Car
Seat Specialist, where she fits donated car seats in
vehicles of low income families.Vickie tells a story that is difficult to tell- that ofhow
her daughter died as result of not fastening her seat belt.Charity, her daughter, was in a comatose state for
tragedy included Charity’s son born a month after the
accident, but who lived only 18 hours.These are Vickie’s ‘Seat Belt Angels’.The message is clear - Buckle Up’We thank Vickie for sharing this difficult story and
presenting this important message. She added, for the
benefit of some attendees - wear your motorcycle helmet.Thank you, Vickie.
are having too much fun to not share it with others!!!
are many individuals in your neighborhood and among your
acquaintances who would like an opportunity to ‘give
back’ to the community.What better way than as a member of an active, fun
loving, occasionally serious minded group of Sertomans like
the the ‘Arapahoe’ bunch? We would like to close out the
year with a membership gain.Can we count on you to introduce candidates?The Sertoma year is drawing to a close.The District Leadership Conference is scheduled for
August 9th.Our incoming district Governor will be leading the
training of new club officers.Tim will be holding his Club Leadership Conference
soon after to outline his goals and provide leadership plans
for our club.Keep these dates openand participate in your club’s programs.Can we count on you?
International Convention . . . .
- July 30 through August 2 - Hyatt
Regency Hotel - and you can be there.It begins Wednesday evening and runs through the
Grand Banquet on Saturday evening. August 2.There will be Sertomans from around the country.You will enjoy sharing Sertoma with them and picking
up new ideas. Arapahoe maypaypart
of your expenses.Think
about this opportunity.For more info talk to Phil Grimm or Bill Worth.
It’s a fun part of the country to visit. Plan it as a
vacation/convention opportunity , but do it now.
. . .
picnic that you won’t want to miss.Deep fried Turkey and Catfish, prepared under the watchful eyes of our very own
Cajuns, supplemented by the sumptuous salads and delightful
desserts of members wives.The traditional ‘washer toss’a competition will again be up for grabs.Gather up your spouses, kids and grandkids for a fun
District Leadership Conference
(DLC) is a chance to learn more about Sertoma and Sertoma
Leadership.Primarily for the Incoming Presidents and
Secretaries, it is open to all and worth the effort to
attend,Put this on your calendar for August 9.
A Night Out with the Rockies. .
Good seats, good fun.John Pifer guaran- tees you will enjoy this night
out.$31 each, & John may throw in the peanuts. August 19
John Pifer for info and reservations.
Installation of Officers and Directors . . . Mount Vernon
Country Club on August 28th.We will share this important event with three other
incoming officers and directors are expected to be there.You will enjoy the evening in this fine mountain
setting. Plan on attending.
- Fly your flag
Sertoma Board Meeting
Southwest Sertoma Club —Golf Match, Lunch,
Dinner, Prizes, Silent
Auction — See Bob Stein.
Meeting - "An Atlas, if You’re Lucky”
30 - Aug 2
83rd International Convention - Albuquerque NM
Cajun Cookout - See Bill Parchen
We heard that one of our members . . .
. . was thinking about
getting a new car for his spouse - he thought it would be a
. . was planning to be spontaneous tomorrow!
. . got lost in thought and found he was in unfamiliar
. . was pondering how he would know when he ran out of
. . felt better when he figured out that half the
people he dealt with were below average!