THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....May 5, 2005

This weeks Reporter- Bill Worth

Song - Group Effort         Pledge- B Schlageter                  Invocation - D Harder


Today’s lunch fare was in keeping with the day; many commented it was one of  the better lunches.  VP Jack Marshall guided the ship so well last week, he was asked to take the helm again today.  Could he may make a permanent captain? 

No guests today!!!  Let’s get with the program, we need 3 new members to break even for the year.  Dick Enslow gave the Bingo report today, which was marginal but acceptable. He also gave an interesting ‘Bin Stacking Demonstration’ (using only one bin?).  Seriously, the message was that we need to be more careful when placing the pickle bins in the closet.  We don’t want to tick off any games managers - they are too hard to come by.  Fines were slim today.

Parchen was fined two-bits for dissing the SOD.  The Handshake prize went to our fill-in preacher, D Harder.  Pot o Gold went to Dick Laskey.


Sertoman of the Day

SOD today was Rick Jacobus a1936 product of Grand Rapids , Michigan . Rick says his mom at 93 lives very independently thank you by herself in Georgia .  Rick lives with wife Bonnie, and has for 43 years.  Son Rod and wife live in San Francisco , daughter Jill, husband and son live much closer, which gives Rick a chance to spoil a grandchild.  A grad of UNC, Rich gave up teaching school after one year but went on to a successful 35 year career in the insurance field.  Prompted by JV, Rick says his schools remain standing and noted nine years of pseudo ‘service’.  A member of Arapahoe since ‘74, Rick has done it all including President, Secretary, Governor, Presidential Candidate manager and advisor, and more. Thanks Rick.  Jim Helmick got the fiver.



Snakes - Dr. Dave Chiszar, from CU, was our guest speaker today.  Dr. Dave has been with us before, and is certainly welcome back again.  His topic, the Brown Tree Snakes of Guam, remains a fascinating topic.  These interesting critters are believed to have been accidentally introduced to Guam during the build up of supplies intended for the invasion of Japan as WWII closed.  It appears a couple of snakes have led to anestimated 3 to 6 million (for us engineers and accountants, that’s about 50 per hectare).  The concern was noted in the 50’s when the number of birds seemed to declined.  The problems the snakes cause are 1) loss of birds, 2) power failures, and 3) occasional medical concerns related to attacks on infants.  The key to reducing the snake population has been found - ‘acetaminophen’.  This well known pain killer works, the trick is getting the snakes to take it.  The professor described a plan to stuff rodents with the drug, and leaving them for the hungry snakes.  Again it works but takes a while.  He also noted that research on blood components is progressing, but we may have to have Dr. Chiszar back to hear the results.  Never thought snakes could be so interesting.  Thanks to Dr. Dave for the latest in the Brown Tree Snakes of Guam saga. 

Next Week - Brian Simpson - New Belgian Brewery



 SOD's On Deck


NEXT UP  Bob Hogge
May 11


May 12 Bob Hogge
May 18


May 19 Dick Laskey
May 25


May 26 Don Nelson
June 1 B June 2 Barney O'Grady
June 8 C June 9 Don Nelson
Calendar at a Glance

May 8

Mother’s Day 

    May 10     Board meeting - Elks Club - All Welcome

May 11

Bingo “D” Team

May 12

Regular Meeting – Howie Kelsall  SOD

    May 16     President's Roundtable - Dowdey & Marshall
    please note  change

May 18

Bingo “E” Team

May 19

Regular Meeting – Dick Laskey  SOD

    May 21     Armed Forces Day

May 25

Bingo “A” Team

May 26

Regular Meeting – Don Nelson  SOD

May 28

Happy Birthday Will Martinez

May 30

Note: Here’s the Plan for the Next Couple of Months!

The 2005-2006 Officers and Directors will take office July 1.  Our

Installation Dinner is scheduled for Friday eve June 24 at Red Rocks Country Club  

The May Board meeting (Tuesday June 10) will be a ‘Joint’ Board meeting.  This means the old and new boards will meet together, and the current board members will provide a written summary report to the member of the new  board taking over their committee.

 Front Range Gov Mike Ballew will host a DLC (District Leadership Conference) in June. The newly elected President, Officers and Directors will be invited (expected) to attend. 

 Immediately following the DLC, the President Elect Marshall will hold a CLC (Club Lead- ership Conference) to outline goals and help Officers and Directors prepare for next year.

 Individual club members will be asked to select a committee to serve on.  If you can not make a choice, or don’t care, you will be assigned a committee by the President.

                  That’s the Plan!

 Service at a Higher Level

 On The weekend of June 3rd,4th & 5th the Spring Work Weekend will take place at the Aspen Camp School for the Deaf, and willing volunteers are needed for cleanup, fix up and touch up,  Woodmen Valley Sertoma is taking the lead and will be happy to tell you more about how you and your family can share in this great adventure  The camp is in Snowmass, and you can get there either by way of Glenwood or by way of Independence Pass, which will probably be open  Chili Friday eve, Pancakes Sat morn, Steak Sat eve, and all in exchange for a bit of fellowship and manual labor.  You will need a sleeping bag and some sturdy gloves.  Sound like fun?  Give Harvey  LeCato in Colo Springs a all at 719-331-1212 or 719-599-7070. for all the information you will need.  Service at a

High Level.  Help out!

Party Hearty - Mardi Gras Style

  New Orleans in July?  Let’s face it, a visit to New Orleans any time can be a treat.  The 85th Sertoma International Convention will be held at the Fair-mont Hotel Thursday July 21st thru Saturday July 23rd.  Why not combine a fun vacation with a Sertoma convention experience?  If you want more info visit the Sertoma web site (, or check the last issue of The Sertoman.  The club has a budget and may help with expenses!  Go for it!


 Truths about   AGING . . . .

 Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional

 Forget the health food, I need all the preservatives I can get

 When you fall down, you wonder what else you can do while down there

 You know you are getting old when you get the same sensation from a rocking chair that you once got from a roller coaster

 It’s frustrating when you know all the answers but nobody bothers to ask you the questions

 Have a good week!