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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....Apr 22, 2010
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith

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Quote:   “We could certainly slow the ageing process down if it had to work it’s way through congress”. Will Rogers

Guests:   Peter Pauwels was inducted today, that’s 2 new members in 2 weeks. Peter is 62, grew up in NY and was the Dutch kid on the very diverse block. He said the Gparents spoke the native language, the parents mixed and the kids were American all the way.

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Fines: Pat KcKim fined for talking with his mouth full. This is a first, no one voted for the fine but the Pres. declared it passed. (Pat has a lot of friends but it didn’t help)

Bingo:  Yah, right

Announcements:   Bill Benton says April 29th for a trip to Black Hawk. Bus leaves at 5p.m. sharp from the usual location, 400 W. Gerard, the shopping center.

The 7th Annual Mountain West Convention is April 29 through May 1st at Reno, NV. John Vierthaler said Bob Hogge’s name will be mentioned there.

The club will be having a sealed, non binding vote May 27th on whether we want to allow women to join the club. Bob Reffels niece would like to join when she returns to Colorado. This is an emotional issue as many members are here because it is a male only club and there are women only clubs in the area. One thought is that by allowing women, we might gain membership but will it be at the loss of current members?  On the other hand we need to be looking to the future as our club is beginning to age and times are changing,  Coed clubs are struggling gaining new or retaining members also.  For members that haven’t been to a meeting, please mail a yes or no vote to P.O. Box 38, Englewood, CO 80151 asap so your vote can be counted, it will be kept private.

Pat McKim reminded us we need players for the upcoming Poker Night on May 25th. The prizes are getting better and the grand prize so far is the donation of a condo for the weekend in Beaver Creek that can sleep 17 people. Our lunch hostess has donated several prizes. We have over $8,000 in prizes so far.

Jack found out we can not use our lemon aide stand at the Walk For Hearing May 22nd, they have their own thing going. Volunteers are still welcome for the event.

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. 



Bob Buckland graced us with his presence and a bit of his history today.
Bob “Bucky” Buckland: Born June of 1932 in Hartford, CT Hospital, 1-1/2 miles from the CT river. He was the 5th of 6 kids. Bob graduated from Hall High in W. Hartford and the school is still standing. He attended undergraduate school at the Univ. of CT 1950-1956 interrupted by 2 years in the U.S. Navy (51-53). Bob mentioned a time he was stationed in Alaska and on a simulated invasion drill, WE LOST. Thanks Bob.

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Bob was a Group Rep for Prudential Insurance Co. 1956-1958. On 11/30/57 Bob married Betty and they had three children, Mac, Toddie & Freddie, all of them married now. Bob and Betty have 7 grand children and 8 GG-grandkids. Betty was a nurse.

Bob left Prudential and went to the Univ. of Conn. School of Law 1958-61 and was admitted to the Conn. Bar July 1961. He was an Atty. for Conn. Mutual Live from 1961 to 1964. Bob and Betty then moved to Denver in 1964 to go into sale for Conn. Mutual. He is still associated with its successor, Mass. Mutual but is “partly retired” now.

Dick Sorensen brought Bob into the Lodo Club but since they didn't have many members in the club, Bob liked the size of the Arapahoe Club and moved over to it.

Bob told a short story of going to St. Petersburg, Russia and the home of Peter the Great.


Program:  Mike Magee introduced Dick Kreck who wrote the book “Smoldone the untold story of an American Crime Family”. Dick retired from The Denver Post after thirty-eight years as an editor and columnist. He previously worked at the San Francisco Examiner and the Los Angeles Times. He is the author of four other books, including Murder at the Brown Palace, and lives in Denver, Colorado.

Praise for Murder at the Brown Palace: “Kreck has woven a riveting tale of murder and deception…This intriguing page-turner is impossible to put down.” -- The Bloomsbury Review.

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“Do you know how to keep a secret? Don’t tell anyone.”

Started by Italian brothers from North Denver, the high-profile Smaldone crime syndicate began in the 1930s and ran for forty years, from Prohibition’s bootlegging era through the murderous Colorado mob wars of the 1970s. Connected to such notorious crime figures as Al Capone and Carlos Marcello, as well as to presidents and other politicians, charismatic Clyde Smaldone was the crime family’s leader.

Yet despite the shadowy underworld that was his livelihood, Smaldone was a devoted husband and father who gave generously to his community.

In close collaboration with the Smaldone family, including first-time access to audiotapes of Clyde Smaldone and dozens of interviews with family members and associates, best-selling author Dick Kreck captures the complexity of this local crime syndicate, revealing what it meant to be in the mob, and the love and dysfunction that is part of every American family.                You can find Dick’s books at many book stores.

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Upcoming programs:
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
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                       Upcoming SOD list
Apr 29 – Regular Meeting - SOD Glenn Combellick
May 6 – Regular Meeting - SOD Joe Dowdey
May 13 – Regular Meeting and BODSOD Mabe Downey
May 20 – Regular Meeting – SOD Carl Duncan
May 27 – Regular Meeting – SOD Bruce Elsey

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  1.  My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE .
"If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning."

2. My mother taught me RELIGION.  
"You better pray that will come out of the carpet."

3.  My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL.
"If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!"

4. My mother taught me LOGIC.
I  said so, that's why."

5. My mother taught me MORE LOGIC .  
"If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're not going to the store with me."

6. My  mother taught me FORESIGHT.
"Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident."

7. My mother taught me IRONY.  
"Keep crying and I'll give you something to cry about."

8.  My mother taught me about the  science of OSMOSIS .
"Shut your mouth and eat your supper."

9. My mother taught  me about CONTORTIONISM.
"Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck"

10. My mother taught me about STAMINA
"You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone."

11.  My mother taught me about  WEATHER.
"This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it."

12. My mother  taught me about HYPOCRISY.
"If I told you once, I've told you a million times. Don't exaggerate!"

13. My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF  LIFE.
"I brought you into this world, and I can take you out"

14. My mother  taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION .
"Stop acting like your father!"

15. My  mother taught me about ENVY.
"There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do."

16. My mother  taught me about ANTICIPATION.
"Just wait until we get home."

17. My mother taught  me about RECEIVING .
"You are going to get it when you get home!"

18. My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE.
"If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to get stuck that way."

19. My mother taught me ESP.
"Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you are cold?"

20.  My mother taught me HUMOR.
"When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me."

21. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT .
"If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."

22. My mother taught me GENETICS.  
"You're just like your father."

23. My mother taught me about my  ROOTS.
"Shut that door behind you.  Do you think you were born in a barn?"

24. My mother taught me WISDOM.  
"When you get to be my age, you'll understand."

And my favorite:  25  My mother taught me about JUSTICE  .
"One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you