THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....April 28, 2005

This weeks Reporter- Carl Duncan

Song - Dave Miley            Pledge-????                     Invocation - Dave Miley


Jack Marshall presided over today's chaos in place of Joe Dowdey who was out of town.  Today's meal included a mixed salad with a variety of choices for dressing, a chicken pasta dish that probably has an Italian name, and the ubiquitous cookies were replaced by a delicious carrot cake. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Our club received an attendance reward from the recent district convention.   Alec Doucette and Bill Worth were applauded for the scrap book which received a first place district award and a second place regional award.   The club thanked George Hannes for an excellent raffle which raised over $7,000.  George warned the club that he has already reserved the 1st week in April of next year. Since the progressive was won last week, the bingo attendance was really low and only $4,200 was deposited. 

The club's sponsorship program presented Bob Hogge a check for $500 for the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign.   Rich Carlson received a check for $500 for the American Legion Color Guard and another check for $1,000 for the Elks Blue Collar Scholarship Fund.  These are examples of our bingo winnings going to work.    

Sertoman of the Day

Kirk Hon, born in 1952, has been a life-long  Littleton resident.  He graduated from  Littleton High where he was a member of the Arapahoe Ski Patrol.  He attended Arapahoe Community College and then got drafted.   He was stationed in Germany when the PLO murdered the Jewish Olympic athletes.   He joined the Denver police department in 1978 and has been and done everything from street patrol, detective, SWAT team, internal affairs and finally computer crimes investigator.  Dick Sorensen, et al, brought him into the club 10 years ago.   He has been the club president and was District Governor in 2001/2002.



Mabe Downey introduced Shirley Peck-Barnes who has authored a book  about her experiences with Vietnamese war orphans entitled WAR CRADLE.  In her car, on a blizzard  ride home from work,  Ms Barnes heard about Operation Baby Lift which President Ford had authorized.   She was a health administrator in a building located at the NW corner of 22cnd and Downing and she volunteered to  use this facility to receive the first 57 children  rescued by this program.   She has recently succeeded in getting 20 of this original group together for a return trip to Viet Nam  which will take place this June.   After pulling many strings, threads, ropes and chains, Ms Barnes not only got her book published, but she has also prepared  a movie script which has some movie producers interested.   Based on her experiences, she believes any body is capable of achieving incredible goals.                                                    

Pot of Gold - Bill Storey     



 SOD's On Deck


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May 4


May 5 Rick Jacobus
May 11


May 12 Howie Kelsall
May 18


May 19 Dick Laskey
May 25


May 26 Don Nelson
Calendar at a Glance

May 4

Bingo “C” Team

May 5

Regular Meeting – Rick Jacobus SOD

May 8

Mother’s Day

May 11

Bingo “D” Team

May 12

Regular Meeting – Howie Kelsall  SOD

May 18

Bingo “E” Team

May 19

Regular Meeting – Dick Laskey  SOD

May 25

Bingo “A” Team

May 26

Regular Meeting – Don Nelson  SOD

May 28

Happy Birthday Will Martinez

May 30

The difference you make

You'll rarely be able to make things perfect
. Yet you can always make things better.

You'll never be able to improve the past. 
Yet you can always improve right now.

Get in the habit of adding value to each moment.
 And those moments you enhance will soon add value to all that is around you.

Get in the habit of being a positive influence on the people you encounter.
And bit by bit, your world will become a more beautiful, loving place.

The difference you make will make a difference for you and all that surrounds you. 
The love you give adds over and over again to the love with which your life is filled.

Use your time, your energy, your resources and creativity to produce a real and positive difference in life.
 It is the best investment you can make.

-- Ralph Marston