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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....Apr 1, 2010
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith

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Quote:   “Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people only once a year” Victor Borge

Guests:   Geoff Strohn missed the luncheon but this is his second publishing.

Fines: Enslow for poor induction training and the induction hasn’t even happened yet. Dick, being the great member he is, paid anyway without a vote (I think I could have won if it had gone to vote). Rev. Jim for advertising-passed

Bingo:   110 players with a deposit of $5,300. We had several players tell us they liked our teams. Next week is the last session.

Announcements:   The President received an e-mail informing us that the Center for Hearing Speech and Language was the recipient of a grant from the Community Grant program.

There will be more Volunteer opportunities with the Jeffco Dept. of Health for the student screening. Contact Judy Manzanares at 303 982-7255

Bill Benton sent a sign-up sheet around for a trip to Black Hawk. We need 40 people at $12.50 each. So far, we have only 20.

Scott says we could use Health Fair volunteers Apr 18th. See Scott for info.

Rick says we have a Driver for our soapbox car. There will also be a rally race May 8th and 9th.

Applebee's Breakfast April 24th: Tickets were handed out so be sure to sell them to someone that isn’t going to be there. George is getting his body repaired so Dean is collecting monies.

The 7th Annual Mountain West Convention is April 29 through May 1st at Reno, NV.
      Convention Registation and Hotel Info 2010.pdf

Pat McKim reminded us we need players for the upcoming Poker Night on May 25th. Figure about 200 players, buy-in about $65. There will be beginner and experienced tables. Partner with Listen Up. Trying to get 20 prizes together, any ideas? Also need volunteers. Tim mentioned that the Platte Canyon club has poker at the Applebees on Univ. and Co. line if you want to learn. Poker Tournament Invite.pdf
Also see:

Will Martinez has King Soopers coupons.



Bill Benton, Denver native - entering the scene Sunday, October 14, 1928 during the depression, coming in at 7lbs 1 oz. Went through Mitchell Elementary, Cole Jr. High and Graduated from Manual High School, all in Denver – joined the Navy in 1946 and served for 3 years, 2 months as a photographer, returned to Denver and graduated from the University of Denver in 1954.

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Bill married Betty (who passed away 11 years ago). Daughter Cindy retired from Metro West Fire, and a son still flying the nation’s air routes with United. Bill also has a granddaughter that is 23 and a snowboarder ski bum. She moved to the mountains to be close to the slopes.

Bill has peddled cars for Burt Chevy since 1964 ( 56% of his life) and claims to have sold about 23,155 cars by the end of 2009. He was asked if he held the title of being the longest employee at Burts but he isn’t, he is real close though.

Bill has a ‘significant other’ Gail, who seems to keep him out of most trouble. Bill was brought into Sertoma by Bill Anderson, some 30 plus yeas ago, back in the days when we met at Wyatt’s cafeteria. He’s been a consistent and faithful doer of good deeds ever since. Bill dropped a BIG bombshell on the club, he submitted his resignation to our President at the end of his presentation. It will be a great loss to the club to loose Bill……………. April Fools day


Program:  Mike Magee introduced David Warner from NREL - National Renewable Energy Labs in Golden.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is the nation's primary laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development (R&D).

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NREL's mission and strategy are focused on advancing the U.S. Department of Energy's and our nation's energy goals. The laboratory's scientists and researchers support critical market objectives to accelerate research from scientific innovations to market-viable alternative energy solutions. At the core of this strategic direction are NREL's research and technology development competencies. These areas span from understanding renewable resources for energy, to the conversion of these resources to renewable electricity and fuels, and ultimately to the use of renewable electricity and fuels in homes, commercial buildings, and vehicles. The laboratory thereby directly contributes to our nation's goal for finding new renewable ways to power our homes, businesses, and cars.
R&D Expertise

NREL's focused R&D capabilities are positioned to advance national energy goals by developing innovations to change the way we power our homes and businesses, and fuel our cars. Our R&D capabilities allow us to develop and advance renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies more effectively through the full R&D life-cycle—from basic scientific research through applied research and engineering; to testing, scale-up, and demonstration. NREL's R&D areas of expertise are:

* Renewable electricity
* Renewable fuels
* Integrated energy system engineering and testing
* Strategic energy analysis

Technology Transfer

A critical part of the Lab's mission is the transfer of NREL-developed technologies to renewable energy markets. NREL's Commercialization & Technology Transfer Office supports laboratory scientists and engineers in the successful and practical application of their expertise and the technologies they develop. NREL's world-class R&D staff and facilities are recognized and valued by industry, as demonstrated through hundreds of collaborative research projects and licensed technologies with public and private partners. NREL's innovative technologies have also been recognized with 45 R&D 100 awards. The engineering and science behind these technology transfer successes and awards demonstrates NREL's commitment to developing and applying innovative renewable energy solutions for the nation's secure and sustainable energy future.

Upcoming programs:
April 8th - Someone from Habitat For Humanity will update us on Habitat Projects .
April 15th - T.J.Slocum from REC Solar will talk about leased residential solar installations
April 22nd - Dick Kreck, author of  "Smaldone:The Untold Story of an American Crime Family"
April 29th - Mary Reinker - The Tea Party Movement
May 6th: Dr. Patrick Ryan
May 13th: John Barnes, 18 Lessons from Golf about life.
May 20th: Joe Rice, State Representative Colorado State House District 38
Linda form Bessies Hope has offered to be a speaker.
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                       Upcoming SOD list
Apr 8 – Regular Meeting & BOD - SOD Mike Ballew
Apr 15 – Regular Meeting - SOD Ed Bezjak
Apr 22 – Regular Meeting - SOD Bob Buckland
Apr 29 – Regular Meeting - SOD Glenn Combellick
May 6 – Regular Meeting - SOD Joe Dowdey

Ends Apr 8th - C Team

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Subject: Sertoma Mile high Soap Box Derby concession stand May 8-9, 2010

As some of you may know, the Sertoma Mile High Soap Box Derby is having a rally race weekend on May 8-9, 2010 in Aurora.  We are offering clubs the chance to be in charge of the concession stand for the whole weekend.  The club that would be in charge of the concessions stand would pay the Sertoma Mile High Soap Box Derby $500.00 and the club would keep all of the proceeds from the concession stand.  The club in charge will need to provide the food to sell on the race weekend.  This would include breakfast, lunch, drinks, and possible snacks.  Food would need to be provided on Saturday from 7:00 am to approximately 5:00 pm and Sunday 7:00 am to approximately 3:00 pm.  There will be approximately 200 people on Saturday and approximately 150 people on Sunday.   

Please email the members of your club about this opportunity immediately.  This could be a great fundraiser for your club.  Please email me or call me at 303-947-9779 by April 10th if your club is interested in doing the concession stand. 

Christi Colvin

 Announcements from the Executive Director

New Member Announcement
Your Executive had a new member join his family on March 20.  It caused some thoughts about the impact of new members in our life -- including new members in our Sertoma family.  Come share your thoughts!

Board Action Summary
The Spring Sertoma Board meeting is always one of the most important of the year.  The budget is passed and most Committees and Task Forces have recommendations for the Board to consider.  This year was no different.  A summary of key actions and supporting materials from that Board meeting are available on the website.  The visiting Officer and staff will address these at the Region meeting, but if you are not going, make sure you and your club are in the loop on new programs and changes for the coming year.

Buddy Can you spare a dime?
Well actually, it is more like a nickel.  In 2006, a commitment was made with the last dues increase to maintain a balanced budget for five years.  We have done that and still invested in our future and improved core services to the members. 

To continue on a path of a strong financial position while investing in our future, it is time to consider a dues increase.  This increase would begin in July 2011, and we project it would also last us five-years.  The cost – about $0.05 a day.  For full details, see the Dues Review and Recommendation posted on the website.

Who is that masked man?
Well not really masked, most of us know Tim Hazel.  Tim is a declared candidate for Jr. Vice President, and has determined to make some changes in how he will communicate with the members.  Rather than visits and free drinks for those coming to conventions, Tim wants to make himself available to all the members – and an open dialogue on the issues that face our great organization. 

Tim will be posting thoughts on the Blog, and engaging in dialogues with the members on our Facebook site.  Check both those sites for information from and about Tim, and what other members are saying and asking.  Be part of the process!!  Thanks to Tim for taking this bold step!!


DANG!! Another 2 feet of snow!

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