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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....April 19, 2007
This weeks Reporter-Sterling Cain

  Don Smith (Not half bad. Honestly!)   Mike Magee     Rev. Jim

Guests: Scott Manley no longer gets a free ride to the front of the lunch line.

Inducted Scott Manley as a member.

Scott was head of counseling and psychology at Craig for 10 years. Spent over 20 years as chief operating officer of Craig Hospital in administration.
Scott has two kids. One is a nurse. Has a son that runs the video and media production unit at Craig.

Fines: Fifty cents to Scott to make him feel welcome in the club.

Twenty-five cents to our president for the second worst introduction ever. Another two bits to Enslow to be paid by Bezjak (because Enslow is SOD) for training Hogge.

Announcements: Blackbeard! Thursday, May 17 th at the Heritage Square Opera House. $30.50 for tickets, $28.50 (62+). Make your checks to Arapahoe Sertoma and get them in as soon as possible.

Tim Pollak: Tim needs name for door prizes, tickets, information for the silent auction, meal choices NOW.

McGee: Get your King Soopers coupons!

Our Charity Raffle flyer: flyer.pdf

Sign up for the regional convention is coming to a close. Contact Bob Hogge immediately if you want to go.

Soapbox Derby needs more volunteers. See their web site at: www.smhsbd.com and see the
volunteer form at: soap box derby.pdf

Dave Miley needs $10 from 12.5 of our members to pay for a raffle ticket for the foundation.

Handshake prize to Ed Bezjak of a box of Zippo golf balls to get him around the turn.

Nominations for officers were read by Dave Miley. Vierthaler moved that nominations be closed. Seconded and approved.

Bingo: E Team was up Monday, 75 people. Deposited 186 progressive and $5569 in bingo/pickle earnings.    A Team is up next week.


Dick was in Aurora, Ill. Missed the name of the college. Went to work for Allis Chalmers. Came out for a job offer in Denver and was amazed at the weather. Worked for Materials Handing. Went into the reverse mortgage business with Harder about 3 years ago.

Been married to Carol for over 40 years. She did high school teaching, then computer sales. Then she went to work for a travel company that got bought out by Delta. Great benefits. She last did student information systems for the Jeffco school district until she retired in April of last year.

Dick two kids. Oldest is 37 and has given Dick his first grandchild. Son Brad is 33 and they are still waiting for him to pop the question to his significant other. He plays two man sand volleyball “professionally” (about $100 a year).

Dick is currently serving as our Bingo chair.

What about military service? Was drafted when he was 21. Had dislocated his shoulder in high school several times and because of that he was rejected at the physical. 4F.

What about the lead in your butt? Actually it isn't in my butt, it is located all over my body and it was a gift from a college fraternity brother in a hunting accident. (not by the VP)

Is your high school still standing? Yes. And because nobody asked, the river in Aurora is the Elk river.

Was brought into the club by the honorable Bill Parchen.

Program: Presented by the learned John Vierthaler.

Our guest today was Elisa Phelps. Graduate of Fort Lewis college in anthropology. Graduate degree in museum studies. Worked 12 years with the Houston museum. Has worked with Colorado Historical Society. Is responsible for the new Tribal Paths exhibit.

The exhibit has been on display for 3 months and is the second part of a two part exhibit. The first and older part of the exhibit (Ancient Voices) has been on display for several years.

They have worked with several Indian tribes in putting this exhibit together. One of the things that the tribes really wanted to get across was that they are still here. So the main focus of orientation in making people aware of the tribes that still live here in Colorado.

There were 47 different tribes that were here in the Colorado area. The second part of the exhibit focuses on the trade networks between these tribes and an illustration of just how extensive those trade networks were. Many of the objects in this exhibit include the bags used to transport these goods and the goods themselves, which came from as far away as Mexico.

The next section is entitled "Cultural Encounters". It encompasses that period in the early to mid 1800's where the Indian tribes and western European immigrants were in the most conflict. This section also has material on one of most violent parts of Colorado history, the Sand Creek Massacre. It also deals with some of the blended families that formed when Indians and Anglo's married.

Gallery 4 deals with 1890 - 1960 and the attempts to both move the Indians onto reservations and the attempts to change the culture of the Indians into one that was more compatible with Anglo culture. As part of this many Indian children were moved into boarding schools including Fort Lewis and the Teller Institute here in Colorado.

The final gallery covers 1960 to the present. It is looking at American Indian identity and sovereignty in the modern west.

The main element of the exhibit as a whole is the Sand Creek exhibit. The second main point of the exhibit is to present Indians in contemporary America and reinforce that they are still here.

   Ed Bezjak  Bob Stein  Bill Forester


       On the calendar .. www.arapahoe-sertoma.org/cal.htm

Sertoma Application form: app.pdf



Apr 23 - A Team
Apr 30 - B Team
May 7 -  C Team
May 14 - D Team
May 21 - E Team
May 28 - A Team
Jun 4 - B Team
Jun 11 - C Team
Jun 18 - D Team
June 25 - E Team




       Apr 26 - Regular Meeting - SOD Elsey
       Apr 28 - Charity Raffle at Columbine C.C.
       May 3 -  Regular Meeting - SOD Forster
       May 3-5 Regional in Colorado Springs.
       May 8 - Board Meeting - All invited.
       May 10 - Regular Meeting - SOD Fry
       May 17 - Regular Meeting - SOD Geers
                      The Heritage Square Melodrama

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   Editors notes:    
If you want an electronic copy of the Roster,    send me an e-mail.     donny46@comcast.net

Movie review:


Ineffectual Facts you can't live without.

At three minutes and four seconds after 2 AM on the 6th of May this year, the time and date will be 02:03:04 05/06/07.       This will never happen again in our lifetime.


This is dedicated to those Born 1930-1970!

TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED the 1930's 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's !!

First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant.
They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes.

Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered with bright colored lead-based paints.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking .

As infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, booster seats, seat belts or air bags. Riding in the back of a pick up on a warm day was always a special treat.

We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle. We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this.

We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank koolade made with sugar, but we weren't overweight because .


We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.

No one was able to reach us all day.     And we were O.K.

We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.

We did not have Playstations, Nintendo's, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVD's, no surround-sound , CD's or Ipods, no cell! phones! , no personal computers , no Internet or chat rooms.......

WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!

We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents.

We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.

We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and tennis balls and, although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes

We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them!

Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!!

The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!

These generations have produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever!

The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.

We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ALL!

If YOU are one of them . CONGRATULATIONS!

You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated so much of our lives for our own good.

And while you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave (and lucky) their parents were. !

Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it?!


The quote of the month is by Jay Leno:

"With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end to another, and with the threat of bird flu and terrorist attacks,"Are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?"