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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....April 16, 2009
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith

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Quote of the day:      “Life is not a bowl of chocolates. It’s more like a jar of Jalapeños. What you do today, might burn your butt tomorrow”. Larry the Cable Guy.

Guests:  n/a

Fines:  Our president had a senior moment and forgot to turn off his cell phone. It went off during our program. Pay up Jim

Bingo:   68 players and $4200 deposit.

Announcements:    A card for Mabe Downey was passed around for all to sign Mabe Downey’s son died last week.

Peter Pawles, Pastor Jim’s life coach, is looking for some “skill twist screw drivers” model 2105 to be used for the fishing reels they make.

Greater Park Hill Sertoma Club is having a “Spring Fling” bridge party and luncheon Saturday, May 9th. For info, contact Bob Shoates 303 756-5414

We will have a car for the Soap Box Derby. Rick Campbell will engineer it and we have a 9 year old to drive it. At this time, he is weighing in at 38-lbs. More details on car and driver. The Derby is May 30-31. Anyone that wants to help with the car, contact Rick. There will be about 60 cars in the event this year.

Regional Convention will be about the end of April 30-May 2.


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Joe Dowdey was born in Hawarden Iowa. Hawarden is North of Sioux City, South of Sioux Falls, West of Sioux Center, and East of the Big Sioux River. Joe is married to Carol, who he met at Sioux College and has a son Jim, and a daughter Jessica. They moved to Colorado in 1981. Joe and Carol have three grand kids. Joe said that while he was in college, the school had the worst football teams but now they are doing pretty well. Joe said all his schools are still standing.

Joe was in the Scouts as a young man but had no military service. His father was a Scout leader as Joe was. Not much else to do in Sioux City so most of the boys join the Scouts.

Joe is a financial advisor, having gone into business for him self over a year ago. Joe grew up in a family owned furniture business atmosphere dating back to his grandfather who made their own furniture. When Joe failed to grasp the difference between a crosscut and a rip saw, the lineage stopped and the business failed.

Joe was brought into the club by John Pifer and has held virtually every office in the club and chaired numerous committees.


Program:   Marie Tavenner, Executive Director and Adriana Vallejos, Community Relations Director of The Court At Denver, an Assisted Living Alzheimer’s & Memory Care facility, came to explain some of what they do and have to offer. The Court is a “Community” of Emeritus Senior Living.

In 1993, Emeritus began offering an alternative to seniors who could no longer live at home, yet did not require full-time skilled nursing home care. Since then, Emeritus has grown to become a leader in the assisted living industry, with one of the largest networks of assisted living, retirement and Alzheimer’s care communities in North America. Their primary goal is to provide the support residents need to live full and satisfying lives, while helping them maintain their independence and dignity.

Each of their communities operates like a family-owned business. This gives their staff the flexibility to customize independent living programs and assisted living services to reflect resident’s individual needs and interest. As a result, each community maintains the unique personality that makes it special to its residents and their families. Yet, all communities embrace the same high standards that have made Emeritus a preferred choice for senior living.

Alzheimer’s and Dementia care services. Some of the services listed in The Court’s brochure are: Daily assistance with bathing and dressing. Medication management. Dining assistance and special diets. Assistance with reminders and redirection. Escorts and assistance with walking. Emergency response call system. Rehabilitation services (Physical, Occupational, Speech Therapy).

The lady’s had a large brochure they passed out which explained a lot of their services and costs. After reading the menu, I wouldn’t mind going there myself.

For more information, contact The Court at: or call them at: 303 738-8500. Also see

Upcoming programs:
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Apr 23 - Regular Meeting – SOD – Dick Enslow
Apr 30 - Regular Meeting – SOD – Tom Fry
May 7 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Glenn Combellick

Apr 23 - A Team
Apr 30 - B Team
May 7 - C Team

Click here for a printable version PDF             Club's 50yr Proclamation
   Editors notes:     If you want an electronic copy of the Roster,  
  send me an e-mail.

Sertoma Application form: app.pdf       Recruiting Manual

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