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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW .... April 21, 2011
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith

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Guests:  Pat McKim introduced Brenda and Lisa. Brenda works for Vierthaler and must have won a bet. Doug Harder introduced Elmer Olinger.

Fines: Vierthaler for bringing guests to a “free lunch” and not having them vaccinated before allowing them to sit next to McKim. Harder for a guest not sitting with him. Bezjak for not fining table one for having a guest –failed-. Harder for losing fine to Bezjak.

Quote:  “Show me a man who is a good loser and I’ll show you a man who is still playing golf with his boss.” Jim Murray

Announcements:   This is the second publishing for Elmer Olinger to become a member.

We are awaiting details of the upcoming golf tournament.

Past President’s meeting this Wednesday night at 7pm: Christ Lutheran Church, 2695 S. Franklin (Franklin & Yale).

We had a good turnout for the Invesco Field tour & the weather was great. Photos will be posted soon.

Jefco Sertoma Sun & Shade Baskets & your Geraniums. Carol Far 303.985.3278

Will Martinez has King Soopers coupons. The club receives 5% but only 4 people regularly use the service. The card is like a debit card so it’s easy to use.

  • Platte Canyon Sertoma is hosting a Pancake & Sausage Breakfast (all you can eat)
  • Applebee’s Restaurant, University Blvd & County Line Road in Centennial…April 30th 7:30am to 9:30am $7.00.
  • Win a trip to Cozumel for two….Craig Hospital Foundation along with A-1 Scuba and Travel are selling chances for the trip. Contact Carol Huserik at 303-789-8588 or . Drawing Sunday, May 23 at 3:00p.m.
  • 5th Annual Sertoma Mile High Soap Box Derby race: Super kids race & trial run – June 4, 2011
    Race day – June 5,
  • June 6 Omni Interlocken Golf Tournament



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 12 years ago). Daughter Cindy is retired from Metro West Fire, and a son still flying the nation’s air routes with United. Bill also has a granddaughter that is 24 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 but the dealer is been sold so every day Bill goes to work, he looks at the sign our front. He claims to have sold over 23,000 cars and still going. 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.

       Listen to BillBenton.mp3

Program:  John Vierthaler introduced George Pond, Vice Pres. Planning & Capital Projects at the Denver Zoo.

Thematic Habitats: Asian Tropics will be divided into three thematic habitats: Preserve, Asian Village and Village Outpost.

Imagine watching majestic Asian elephants care for their young, Indian rhinos cooling off in a shallow stream, acrobatic gibbons swinging overhead from tree to tree, fishing cats diving for their next meal and the piercing stare of a clouded leopard, all from the center of an Asian village. And then imagine that you are right here in Denver! Asian Tropics will be the new home for some of the zoo’s most beloved animals in addition to a number of important new species. Occupying 10-acres on the southern edge of the zoo, Asian Tropics’ expansive complex will allow visitors to explore and discover the rich history of animals in Asian culture, their complicated relationship with humans and the efforts of Denver Zoo and its colleagues to protect their future.

Saving Animals
The magnificence of Asian elephants, Indian rhinos and many other Asian species will motivate Denver Zoo visitors to understand and help save fragile ecosystems and the animals that rely on them. With nearly 2 million visitors each year, Denver Zoo's elephants and other animals will make a major impact on educating the public about the global efforts to save these endangered species.

Asian Elephant
The most distinctive feature of an elephant is its amazing multifunctional trunk. The trunk enables the elephant to breathe, locate scents and drink. It also allows the elephant to seize and manipulate objects from a small twig to a large tree branch. The trunk is also used to make sounds, greet or comfort other elephants, guide a calf and even to snorkel when swimming.
Visit   for more info.     Lisetn to GeorgePond.mp3

Index of past programs programs.pdf

Upcoming programs:
Apr 28: Tony Arnoldy-Englewood police depart. safety coordinator
May 5: John Melton Computers
May 12: Thomas Tillapaugh, Denver Street School

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     Upcoming SOD list

Apr 28 - Regular Meeting – SOD Ed Bezjak
May 5 - Regular Meeting – SOD Jim Britton
May 12 - Regular Meeting – SOD & BOD Bob Buckland
May 19 - Regular Meeting – SOD Rick Campbell
26 - Regular Meeting – SOD Glenn Combellick


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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Sertoma Mile High Soap Box Derby

Newsletter April 7, 2011


Please share with all interested in the Sertoma Mile High Soap Box Derby.

Also, there is more information at the web site.




***   Now is the TIME FOR  REGISTRATION   ***


Forms are located on our website

Please return form and fee by mail.

Save on Registration if mailed before May 1,2011

No Registration After Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Stock Division, Super Stock Division and Super Kids will compete this year.


We tested 3 Super Kids in one of the new Super Kids Cars last Saturday and everything went just great.




The lanes on the track will be reduced to 10 feet in width to make them exactly like Akron.

Pits will be at the bottom of the track.

***  Super Kids Race will be Saturday, June 4, 2011  ***


We would like info about soap box derby driver, family or friend, story, present, past, funny or fact (short) to print in our newsletter.




 ATTENTION :   If you register prior to May 1, 2011, the cost is $35 for the first racer and $30 for each additional racer the same immediate family.  Thereafter, the cost is $45 and $40 respectively.


Saturday, April 30:   Car Building Clinic will be held  at 9:00 a.m. at Jerry Stander's Collision Works, 3900 Norwood Drive, Littleton, CO 80125.  We will cover basic assembly of soap box derby cars, provide recommendations on how to improve your car performance and driver performance.


Wednesday May 18, 2011: last day of registration.     


Saturday, May 21:   Pre-race Inspections 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at Jerry Stander's Collision Works, 3900 Norwood Drive, Littleton, CO 80125.  It is MANDITORY to have your car inspected on this date.


Saturday, June 4:  From 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., drivers will present their cars for inspections (see website for details), weigh in, and test runs.  Please arrive early.  After you have completed your test runs, and passed the final inspection, your car will be impounded.


Saturday, June 4:      Super Kids Race Day   Beginning at 10:30 a.m.   This race will have priority over the test / practice runs. This is different from past years, when the Super Kids races were interspersed with the Stock and Super Stock division races. 


Sunday, June 5: Sertoma Mile High Soap Box Derby   Stock and Super Stock Race day!


Drivers and parents need to arrive at the track by 7 a.m. to retrieve their cars from impound and place them in the pits.

MANDITORY  Driver meeting at 7:30 a.m.

Driver parade at 8:00 a.m.

First race at 8:30 a.m.

This is a double elimination race.


Volunteers are needed!  This wonderful event is run entirely by volunteers.

Please contact Merritt Sherer at (303-757-2134) to sign up to volunteer.



Jerry Stander
Sertoma Mile High Soap Box Derby