This Week in Review
September 19, 2002
This Weeks Reporter: Orian Hunter
Weekly News Letter
Chairman of the Board ……Orian
26th - Regular Meeting
Handshake Prize - McKim
A Thought Worth Repeating
" I never dared be radical when young For fear it would make me conservative when old." -Robert Frost (Precaution)
Song - Shillo Pledge - Stein Invocation- Rev. Bill
We all know how it goes: The song, the pledge, the food! And then for some strange reason, GOLF broke out! There was just enough time to announce the winners of the Football Pool last week (Miley and Bezjak)...Just enough time for Masias to sell some Entertainment Books...Barely enough time for McKim to announce the $5,600 Bing deposit...Scarcely enough time for Enslow to...Well, you know how Enslow's announcements go. It was golf, golf, and more golf. It would appear as though the entire group accomplished much at the Annual Fall Classic Golf Outing...! President Grimm told golf stories...Something about ball recovery and then one about Parchen and a bus schedule...Proudly, ever so proudly, Harder, McGee, Carlson, Bezjak, Stein, and Enslow received award after award for their stellar efforts to fight the wind, the rain, and gravity during the hunt for the little white sphere! The highlight of the day, however, was the bestowing of Sertoma International's Affection upon Dick Mason, in recognition of his exhaustive efforts and success in assuring that Travis Garrett became a member of Arapahoe! Mason received a pin which will result in a hole in one of his shirts!
SERTOMAN OF THE DAY
Rick Campbell, defiantly wearing his cap, was introduced as the SOD. Rick was a little sketchy about any and all rivers during his presentation, but we did learn that it all started for our Incentives Director in Elgin, Illinois (There must be a ton of rivers there!). Rick spoke fondly of his military career, having been awarded a draft lottery number of FIVE, his induction, and his discharge five DAYS later, compliments of Richard Nixon. Rick moved to Colorado in 1973 following a ski vacation which resulted in the realization that the climate in Colorado might be conducive to raising three daughters. Rick, and his wife Renee (who has been rumored to actually be a member of Arapahoe), not only raised, but provided weddings for all three of their daughters. Rick now has no money, so he's hoping we all need body work. Helmick got Rick's last $5.
Program Chairman, Don Masias introduced Corinne Ablin, LCSW, Director of Porter Hospice. Ms. Ablin provided us with an excellent program covering the history of hospice, hospice myths, hospice admission criteria, hospice care settings, hospice services, and the goals of hospice care. It was interesting to note that at this time, there are approximately 775,000 individuals benefiting from hospice care in the United States, and that this number represents only one-third of the people in this country who are eligible for these services. It was also enlightening to learn that not all hospice care is provided in hospice facilities; that some care as people near the end of their lives is provided by the hospice care givers in the patient's home. At this time, there are over 3,000 Hospice care programs in the United States. The modern Hospice movement was begun by Dr. Cicely Saunders in the 1960's in London, and Medicare has been funding Hospice care since 1983. Although this is a topic we really do not enjoy thinking about, it was a great program! Thank you!
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