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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW .... April 28, 2011
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith

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Guests:  n/a

Fines:   Doug asked all Past Presidents to stand, then told all that attended the meeting last night to sit down……The rest were find for not showing up.

Quote:  Every woman needs four pets in her life: 1. A mink – to hang in her closet…2. A jaguar – for her garage… 3. A tiger – for her bedroom… 4. And finally, some fool jackass to pay for it all.

Announcements:   Elmer Olinger is now our newest member, WELCOME.

New slate of offices for 2011 / 2012
Chairman Jim Perkins;     President Ken Kelley;     Secretary Scott Manley;     Treasurer Jim Rees;
Sgt@Arms Tom Fry;     VP Sponsorship Bob Schlageter;     VP Programs Peter Pauwels;
VP Membership/Growth Geoff Strohn;     Incentives Dave Miley;     Social Bob Buckland;
Ways & Means Jack Thompson;     Sponsorship/Finance Dick Enslow and last but not least…… 
Publicity & Attendance Don Smith.

Ken Kelley had a handful of brochures highlighting our upcoming The First Annual Brewmasters Classic Golf Tournament, June 6th. Guest Speaker – Keith Villa, Founder and Brewmaster of Blue Moon Beer. Participation in the Tournament will help the deaf and blind. For payment info:
or contact Ken Kelley 303-781-1110 or Doug Harder 303-875-8758 by May 25th.

Click on these links for copies of:    Sight & Sound Letter.pdf      Sight & Sound brochure.pdf
and if you are wondering which team your on, click this:     Sight & Sound Teams.pdf

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.

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

  • District Leadership Conference Annual Awards Presentation Luncheon. May 14th at 8am-1pm. Grace Presbyterian Church, 251 East Stern Blvd, Littleton. Call Marty 303 991-0681 or by May 11th.
  • This is a reminder about a very interesting program which the Dry Creek Sertoma Club has arranged on Sunday, May 15, 2011 at the Pinehurst Country Club to benefit 2 great organizations.
  • 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 5th



Ed Bezjak grew up in Denver, and after various grade schools attended Annunciation High School. As part of the parochial league, Ed and his team mates held their own against rivals such as Regis.

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Ed met Margie in 1955 and has been married to her for 56 years. They have 2 daughters and 3 grandkids. All are above average.

In 1992, Ed was inducted into the Colorado Softball Hall of Fame which indicates he had a fair amount of talent in that sport. Ed has been in Sertoma about 41 years and was brought into the club by Doug Harder. Ed was the original captain of bingo and figures he has road that horse long enough. Ed returned from his winter hibernation a couple weeks ago, just in time to be the SOD. He also said he “stole a house in Arizona” so I guess he will be down there a little more in the future. {Hey Ed, you going to rent it out ?}        Listen to EdBezjak.mp3

Program:   Geoff Strohn, trying to work off a little community service from all his evil ways, introduced Brian Taylor, an Englewood motorcycle cop and Toni Arnoldy, the Englewood Police Department Community Relations Specialist. They came to talk about several things such as Getting involved, metal theft and motorcycle awareness.

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Theft of metal, either new or scrap, is getting to be a major problem. Thieves will steal copper, aluminum and brass and sell the metal at salvage yards. They will break into your home and tear out the water pipes or metal from your air conditioning units and sprinklers systems.

Getting involved can mean calling 911 or the local police department phone number (Englewood=303 762-2438) if you see ANY THING OUT OF THE ORDINARY. Toni said they are there 24/7 just waiting for your call, no matter how trivial. They would rather prevent a crime before it happens then deal with it after it happens. Toni passed out a check list of what to expect when you call 911, you can find it here: 911Checklist.pdf

Office Brian Taylor had to take off but he wanted everyone who rides motorcycles to know of this event: Englewood Police Presents - Motorcycle Awareness, May 5th at the Arapahoe Credit Union, 303 E Hampden from 5pm to 7pm. Reserve your spot by contacting Officer Brian Taylor, 303 783-6814          Lisetn to Toni & Brian.mp3

Index of past programs programs.pdf

Upcoming programs:
May 5: John Melton Computers
May 12: Thomas Tillapaugh, Denver Street School

May 19: Bill Cherf, Author of “Bow Tie”

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     Upcoming SOD list

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