THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....June 23, 2005

This weeks Reporter- Carl Duncan

Song - Carl Duncan        Pledge - John Pifer         Invocation - Jim Robinson


A year has almost past since President JOE DOWDEY assumed command. Minor details can still crop up. Thus BILL WORTH was felt compelled to fine Joe for not wearing a badge. Joe has just one more week to get it right.
GUEST: JASON HAND was fined fifty cents for not standing while introducing his father DALE HAND. DALE is a long-time Sertoman, a former member of our club, and presently a member of the Lodo Club. 
ANNOUNCEMENTS: DAVE MILEY read a letter from TRINA LEMON in which she thanked our foundation for the financial help given to her to further her education. NORM SELBY is the new program chairman and he is looking for program suggestions. Bingo E team serviced a fairly small crowd but still managed to deposit $6,665. The progressive is up to $3,267 and growing; so future bingo crowds should start to increase in number. Bingo teams need to be fully staffed in order to accommodate our patrons.

Sertoman of the Day

DAVE PENLAND was given the opportunity to inform the club of the high points in his life starting with his birth in New Orleans in 1959.  At the age of 6, he moved to Dallas and after another 6 year period he arrived in Colorado Springs. After graduating from Summit County High School, Dave studied Aeronautical Science, hoping to become a commercial airline pilot. However, finances determined that he do his traveling on the ground. He was employed by Hartz Mountain Pet Supply and delivered all kinds of creatures to pet stores throughout the West. Ground travel got more intensive when Dave was provided a 750,000 acre territory in the western US by his new employer, Sunbeam-Oster. Dave finally got to fly between Denver, Grand Junction and SLC when he became district sales manager -- but only as a passenger. In 1982, symptoms he had experienced since he was 19, were confirmed to be caused by Multiple Sclerosis. Dave has met this challenge with courage and determination and continues to lead an active and productive life. Doug Harder brought Dave into the club this year.


RUTH GRAHAM, owner and operator of Ancient Art Healing Center presented the program. Ms Graham was Littleton's Citizen of the Year and is currently President of the Downtown Littleton Association. She and her staff are provide acupuncture, herbal medicine, allergy elimination, nutrition and other natural therapies. The Center is currently in the process of being relocated to the 2500 block on West Main Street. 
Although it is not entirely clear how acupuncture works, the theory is that there are 12 main pathways along which electromagnetic impulses flow throughout our body. By placing needles at prescribed distances along these pathways, the energy provided by these impulses can flow to various parts of the body to revitalize response to allergies, subdue pain, etc. JOHN PIFER, offered the pain in his back as the subject of an experiment to see if acupuncture really works. After being on the receiving end of some pricks, John acknowledged that there was some improvement. The point is that if it works for John, it ought to work for anybody. 
    This is the link to Ruth's 



 SOD's On Deck



June 29 A June 30 J. Rees
July 6 B July 7 Jim Robinson
July 13 C July 14 Gus Szala
July 20 D July 21 John Vierthaler
July 27 E July 28 Howie Kelsall
Calendar at a Glance
June 29  Bingo A Team
June 30  Regular Meeting
July 4
July 6

Bingo B Team

July 7

Regular Meeting

July 13

Bingo C Team

July 14

Regular Meeting

July 20

Bingo D Team

July 21

Regular Meeting

July 27

Bingo E Team

July 28

Regular Meeting

July 30

Cajun Cookout

Sept. 10

Fall District Conference

     Today's Chuckle ...

                                    Home on the Range
Two sisters, one blonde and one brunette, inherit the family ranch.
Unfortunately, after just a few years, they are in financial trouble. 
In order to keep the bank from repossessing the ranch, they need to 
purchase a bull from the stockyard in a far town so that they can breed their own stock. They only have $600 left.

Upon leaving, the brunette tells her sister, "When I get there, if I 
decide to buy the bull, I'll contact you to drive out after me and haul it home."

The brunette arrives at the stockyard, inspects the bull, and decides 
she wants to buy it. The man tells her that he will sell it for $599, no 

After paying him, she drives to the nearest town to send her sister a
telegram to tell her the news. She walks into the telegraph office, 
and says, "I want to send a telegram to my sister telling her that I've 
bought a bull for our ranch. I need her to hitch the trailer to our pickup truck and drive out here so we can haul it home." The telegraph operator explains that he will be glad to help her, and then adds, "It's just 99 cents a word."

Well, after paying for the bull, the brunette only has $1 left. She
realizes that she will only be able to send her sister one word. 
After a few minutes of thinking, she nods and says, "I want you to send her the word "comfortable."

The operator shakes his head. "How is she ever going to know that you 
want her to hitch the trailer to your pickup truck and drive out here to 
haul that bull back to your ranch if you send her just the word 

The brunette explains, "My sister's blonde. The word is big. She 
will read it very slowly . . . com-for-da-bull."

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