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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....April 23, 2015
This weeks Reporter- Don Smith

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Guests:  Jack Marshall introduced Paul Young (did Jack lose a bet?)
Rev. Robinson introduced his LSC Lori Stark.

Fines:  Dave Miley volunteered an appology for not bringing his pitch pipe to start the song…..That got him a fine. Marshall also got fined for advertising when he introduced his guest. Randy fined Ed for being back in town.

Announcements:  Bill saw Dean Hiss last Sat. at the Littleton Care and Rehabilitation Center at 5822 South Lowell Way where he enjoys the cooking and is still loafing. Dean feels fine and is again able to walk around fairly well. They will send him home as soon as they get his blood sugar in proper balance.

Ed Bezjak is back in town and looking fit as ever. Now will he take Randy’s job away (fining everyone?)

Rick Campbell is looking for a few good drivers…..Well, only one, it seems the driver for our Soap Box car wont be able to drive and we need a driver age 7 or higher but the combined weight of the driver and car can not exceed 200lbs. This is a team effort betweeen driver and father so start looking and fast, time is running out. Light a fire under some dads and get them involved.

Pat McKim – Pat has tickets for The poker party which will be held Tuesday May 19th, 6-12pm at the Elks club. Price will be $65 again. Start rounding up prospective players. Beer and Wine – cash bar – with a light dinner included.
Some information on how to play is at:

Pat stressed the need to come up with 160 players for maximum returns given this is about our only income. Checks made out to Arapahoe Sertoma or CASH.

President Bill Benton relayed info for a number of upcoming events including this year’s induction banquette, which I think is being set for June 12th. More details and sign up sheets will be part of future meeting discussions.

Sign up sheet was passed for the Pine Hurst Golf Tournament July 13th.

Remember, if you bring in a new member and he stays 6 months, you get Free Dues - per new member for a quarter.


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Sertoman of the Day: Dick Mason donated his time to the program so Dick will be the SOD next week (what a guy)

Program:   Randy Smith introduced Hans Helmuth from medXPrime, enhanced patient care solutions. (The short story is, they swab you’re cheek and get a DNA profile which you’re Dr. uses to determine the right medicine to prescribe to you.) Hans introduced the other guests he brought with him but I didn’t catch their names.

The era of ‘Personalized Medicine’ has now come. It allows your physician to understand from your specific DNA profile what medications will work best. It’s called ‘pharmacogenetic testing’ or PGT. No more trial and error prescribing, no longer having the danger of Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) which put over 2 million people annually in the hospital and cause over 100,000 deaths each year. Now doctors can have the knowledge to avoid these issues. Personalized Medicine helps doctors to individualize drug therapy, decrease adverse drug reactions, and increase the effectiveness of treatment plans. In other words: “Right Information, Right Drug, Right Dose, Right from the beginning”

Pharmacogenetics (PGX) is the study of genetic differences or variations in metabolic pathways which can affect individual responses to drugs, both in terms of therapeutic effect as well as adverse effects. PGX testing is a type of genetic test that predicts a patient’s likelihood to experience an adverse event or not respond to a given drug. PGX testing can be conducted via a non-invasive buccal swab test that is simple, fast, easy, and convenient. The test results can be used to greatly increase the safety and effectiveness of drug therapy. According to a recent study, PGX studies have provided an overwhelming amount of evidence regarding the influence of genetic variations and drug responses. Awareness of the genetic variations of a patient with a response to certain drugs can help physicians decide which type of drug therapy may be appropriate and most effective for individual patients and can also help the physician avoid drugs that may cause adverse reactions. Several drugs can cause severe or life-threatening reactions in patients with certain genetic variations. Some patients may experience sub-therapeutic or ineffective responses with certain drugs due to genetic variations.

In the US there are over 2 million adverse drug reactions (ADR) hospitalizations annually, with 106,000 of those resulting in death. Adverse drug reactions are considered the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. ADR’s are reported to cost as much as $136 billion dollars annually. The more drugs a patient takes, the higher the risk is of an ADR. Patients taking over 11 drugs have a 96% chance of an ADR and the average Medicare patient is on 5-8 drugs.

PGX testing not only will lower the annual ADR hospitalizations, but will save lives, money, and make drug therapy more safe and effective. Many US organizations including John Hopkins, Mayo Clinic, Duke Medical Centre, Vanderbilt University Medical Centre, HCA (Hospital Corporation of America), and RCIVA Dallas have noticed the benefit of PGX and have adopted the testing. Listen to Hans Helmuth.mp3

Upcoming programs and events :
May 2 – Southglenn’s Kentucky Derby Party
May 16th – Don't Walk in Silence - Celebrate Sound
May 16th-17th – A-1 Scuba fundraiser
June 12 - Induction Banquette
July 13 - 19th Annual Charity Golf Tournament
Sep – 2015 Mtn. West Reg. Conv. In Estes Park
List of future programs        Past programs.pdf

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Upcoming SOD list
Apr 30 – Dick Mason
May 7 – Pat McKim
May 14 - Cliff Metsker & BOD
May 21 – Dave Miley
May 28 – Jim Perkins
(BOD means Board Of Dir. meeting)

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Sertoma Application form: app.pdf       Recruiting Manual     
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If you would like to volunteer or donate to a great cause: 
Project C.U.R.E. International HQ
10377 E. Geddes Avenue, Centennial, CO 80112
Phone: (303) 792-0729 | Fax: (303) 792-0744
97.78% (Percent of the charity’s budget spent on the programs
and services it delivers)