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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....Apr 3, 2008
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith

  Dave Miley         Jim Rees      Dave Miley   

Guests:  Pastor Robinson Peter Pauwels again.

Jim Rees introduce Brenda Davis from John Vierthaler’s law firm.

The King (Orian Hunter) was here but we don’t know if he was a guest or not.

Fines:  Pifer and Marshall for conducting business: passed. A $1.00 to John for advertising: passed

Announcements: Mike Magee has more Kings Sooper cards and they are in different denominations this time.

John Pifer has a deal to get some Rockies tickets and wants to know who would want some. These are for May 24 th, start time 1:55p.m. Let him know soon.

District Sertoma Social event @ Wings Over the Rockies April 12 th, at Saturday.

We have tickets left for the 25 th Annual Charity Raffle. Hurry up and sell those things. April 19 th at the Pinehurst C.C. Think about door prizes and silent auction stuff. It is suggested that Donor tags be attached to the items.

2008 International Convention in Denver July 17-19. Platte Canyon is the hosting club and there is a need for some helpers.

To get a head start on schedules, Bill Benton said the bus will leave next year for a night of gambling at Blackhawk. (this isn’t April 1 st is it?)

Dick Enslow informed us that the 18 th Annual Sertoma Fall Classic Golf Tournament will be Tuesday, September 2 nd at the Meadows Golf Club.

Bingo Report:   Mason reported last weeks bingo take as $4600 with 107 players.


Mabe Downey was today’s Sertoman of the Day. He started off with his old faithful undercooked chicken joke. He also said he thought he had been the SOD over 30 times. For his show and tell, he brought his military dog tags and was able to recite his serial number when asked.

Mabe was born in Alabama and raised in Tennessee, but grew up in Englewood, his family coming here in 1944 and buying a house (He was asked how much the house cost and he said about $3500 but last year, he said the house cost $2500, must be one of those magic things). He spent a year at DU before entering the Air Force between 1951-1952 where he served in Korea. He then was a meter reader before opening an insurance office and eventually got into real estate.

Mabe joined a magicians club a few years ago and in the past, has entertained us with some of his tricks. He was the charter President of the Sunset Sertoma Club in about 1968 before it faded and then he came to the Arapahoe Club. Steve Bolyard got him into the Sunset Club and Dick Graham asked him to come to the Arapahoe Club. He has been married a couple of times and has 2 sons and 3 grandsons. Mabe is currently single, but perhaps the magic lamp trick might provide him with a future companion. Mabe is also retired.

Program: John Vierthaler tried to duplicate Mabe’s Under cooked chicken joke and when he was done, he introduced Cynthia Burbach, the Chemistry Supervisor in the Toxicology Section, Laboratory Services Division of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Cynthia has worked for the State of Colorado for over 24 years and has been with the Department of health for a total of 17 years. Her responsibilities as the toxicology Program Supervisor include managing professional and technical staff performing toxicology testing. Oversight of operation and staff functions, assuring quality of chemical test results and applying advanced technical skills and knowledge of chemistry to interpret chemical test data from multiple scientific instruments.

After the substances have been analyzed, such as blood tests, urine test, suspected drugs, Cynthia testifies in court on what the substance is and in about 90% of the M.A.D.D. cases, she is the one to testify. Her office is also involved the analyzing the contaminated water in Alamosa and it appears the contamination is from Prairie Dogs. Now the big question is ‘how did the water get contaminated’. There is over 50 miles of pipeline that needs to be looked at.

Cynthia explained the procedure of a “Voluntary” roadside sobriety test and what happens if you fail. When asked what would happen if you decline to do the roadside test, she said you will probably be taken to the station for a breath or blood test. She also told us a story of a guy stopped for suspicion of DUI and he tried to cover the odor on his breath by – eating his underwear – it didn’t work so don’t try it yourself. In fact, the testing equipment is so good that nothing really covers the molecules that the equipment is looking for.

For every drink you have, you gain a blood alcohol level of about .02% and only get rid of about .018% per hour. Food delays the absorption of the alcohol so if you only have one or two drinks during dinner, you might be okay but more then that and you take the chance of a DUI. Colorado is the only state that has a DWI (Driving While Impaired) with a level of .05%. She also mentioned Europe has a zero tolerance level for any driving under the influence with very severe penalties. Cynthia can be reached at: Cynthia.burbach@state.co.us 

  Pastor Robinson?    Pat McKim

      On the calendar .. www.arapahoe-sertoma.org/cal.htm

Sertoma Application form: app.pdf


Apr  4  – Bingo Team B
Apr 11 – Bingo Team C
Apr 18 – Bingo Team D
Apr 25 – Bingo Team E
May 2 - Bingo Team A
May 9 - Bingo Team B
May 16 - Bingo Team C
May 23 - Bingo Team D
May 30 - Bingo Team E



Apr  3 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Mabe Downey
Apr  8 - Board meeting 6p.m. All members welcome
Apr 10 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Fred Downs
Apr 17 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Carl Duncan
Apr 24 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Bruce Elsey
May 1 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Dick Enslow
May 8 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Bill Foerster
May 13 - Board meeting 6p.m. All members welcome
May 15 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Tom Fry
May 22 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Joe Geers

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Movie review:


As you may have heard, the Bush Administration says each and every one of us will get a nice rebate this year.

If we spend that money at Wal-Mart, all the money will go to China.

If we spend it on gasoline, it will all go to the Arabs.

If we purchase a computer, it will all go to India.

If we purchase fruit and vegetables it will all go to Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala.

If we purchase a good car it will all go to Japan.

If we purchase useless crap it will all go to Taiwan.

In each of these cases, none of it will help the American economy.

We need to keep that money here in America, and the only way to do that is to buy beer, since that's the only business still in the US (for now)