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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....April 24, 2014
This weeks Reporter- Don Smith

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Guests:  The efervesent, the very lovely and the very helpful Bryn Boyer who brought the Rev. to lunch.

Fines:  Table “Z” (Doug’s table) and Table “1” were both fined, along with a fine to Bezjak to welcome him back to lunch.

Announcements    Bill Benton took over the helm as Scott was out of town. This gave us a preview of what we are going to have to put up with for the next year. Welcome Bill, to the head table.

Rick Jacobus informed the club that he had talked to Sam Anderson, who is in very poor health and on his way home from the hospital. Sam has cancer.

Doug gave us his report on the past, Past President’s meeting and who didn’t show up. He then gave us the nomination slate for the upcoming year: Chairman of the Board: Scott Manley; President: Bill Benton; Vice President’s Randy Smith & Chad Knoth; Secretary: Tim Pollak; Treasury: Jim Reed; Sgt. @ Arms Bob Schlageter; Ways & Means Dir. Pat McKim; Freedom Week Dir. Rick Jacobus; Bingo King Dick Enslow; Social Orian Hunter; Publicity Don Smith;
Foundation members are: Glenn Combellick, Phil Grim, Bob Buckland, Don Nelson, Mike Magee (think there was another name here).
Doug was wondering out loud when the Induction dinner might be this year but Stein was not present at lunch today.

Glenn was going to have a vote on a Foundation propossal but he didn’t think a quarm was present. Maybe next week, all show up please.

The Celebrate Sound Committee is pleased that Denver's Center for Hearing, Speech and Language plans to provide free hearing evaluations at the Southglenn Country Club during our fundraiser walk. However, we must have at least 100 registered walkers by April 17 or else it's not worth their audiologist's time. Tim has a poster and some cards of the event.

Bill Benton got a plug in for Elway Chevrolet, they are having an open house Friday, 6-9pm with food, prizes and misc. other activities.

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 Laskey returned today to be our SOD. Dick was born 8-15-48 in Detroit Michigan, he says he enjoyed the area as a young lad but not now, it’s just not the same. His grandfather was a dentist who worked on notables such as Race Beamer of early radio fame and baseball Hall of Famer Ty Cobb.

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His high school is closed and his rivers were the Detroit & Rouge rivers. Dick joined Sertoma in 1980 and has served in many of the club offices including President (Gold Coat) in 1986, Treasurer, etc. plus the highly regarded position of Bingo Captain.

Dick has been married to Linda since 1970 (that’s 43 years) and they have a daughter and a son plus two grandkids. He earned an accounting degree at Kalamazoo U. and moved to Colorado in 1973 when he heard CPA’s were needed in the Denver area. He came out to visit a collage friend and got a job. Dick had no military. Listen to Dick Laskey.m3

Program:  John Vierthaler introduced Nick Mitchell, Denver’s new independent monitor.

At long last, Denver has a new head watchdog. After more than six months of searching, Mayor Michael Hancock offered Nicholas Mitchell the independent monitor spot vacated by Richard Rosenthal in December. Provided the city council confirms the mayor's choice, Mitchell will be the second in city history to hold the position, through which he will monitor investigations of alleged misconduct within Denver's police and sheriff departments.

Before taking up work as a private attorney for Silver & DeBoskey, Mitchell worked in oversight at the Civilian Complaint Review Board in New York City, where he oversaw hundreds of investigations into police officer misconduct. At last week's public forum featuring Mitchell, Gary Maas and Kenneth Moore, the final three independent monitor candidates, the former distinguished himself from his peers by addressing the small audience in Spanish, in which he is fluent. (Other local speakers applauded his pronunciation.) His family includes both police officers and a federal agent.


Read his full bio: Mitchell currently works as a federal and state commercial litigator at Silver & DeBoskey in Denver, focusing on complex commercial, real estate and employment matters. Before joining Silver & DeBoskey, Mitchell was a litigator at Allen & Overy, a large international law firm, where he litigated securities class-action lawsuits and U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigations. He also worked as an investigator for New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board, managing a team of investigators responsible for investigating alleged police misconduct. Mitchell is a past co-chair of the ABA White Collar Crime Committee Newsletter and is fluent in Spanish. He received his Juris Doctorate from Fordham University School of Law, NY [in 2007] and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Evergreen State College, WA.
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Listen to Nick Mitchell.mp3

Upcoming programs and events :
May 1 – Amy Zimmer, Denver Landmark Preservation
May 17 - Don’t Walk in Silence walk
May 17 & 18 – A-1 Scuba Raffle
List of future programs        Past programs.pdf

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Upcoming SOD list
May 1 - Scott Manley
May 8 – Jim Helmick or Jack Marshall
(BOD means Board of Dir. meeting)

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