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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW .... April 5, 2012
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith

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Guests:    Woody Laughlin from Chatfield was here to tell us about their Apr 17th Tax Relief Party. For $10, you can get all the pizza you can eat, all the pop you can drink from 5 to 8pm at the Garlic Knots Pizza & Pasta located at Mineral and Windermere. 1621 W. Canal Cir. …Tickets will be sold at the door….alcohol is extra. Contact Pat Diesing for more info:
ptrcdiesi@aol.com

Fines:  Pat McKim just can’t win a break with the ladies, he was fined for “long distance texting”

Announcements:  The upcoming 16th Annual Charity Golf Tournament (you know, the one we are in partnership with S.W. Sertoma) was mentioned briefly. Post cards were passed out last week but many were left on the tables, we can’t hand them out that way. Luckily, Tim had saved them and was able to give a couple out to some members that needed them. The cards have all the details and if Arapahoe Sertoma sells a sponsorship, we get all that credit for it. The tournament is benefitting the Center for Hearing, Speech and Language plus other Sertoma charities. Come on guys, at least take a card home with you, you never know who you might talk to that could be interested in being a sponsor, that’s what happened to me.

John Vierthaler isn’t a golfer but he is stepping up to the Tee Box and being a sponsor to our Charity Golf Tournament.  Way to go John….Now, go take some lessons and we will see you on the links (you horses can do without you for a few hours).

Jim Rees has King Soopers coupons. Jim announced that out of the first 30 cards he purchased, he only has 4 left so the new program is off to a good start. SEE JIM NOW to get your new card.

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Sertoman of the Day:    Randy Smith, our resident speech and hearing specialist, is a native of Natchez, Mississippi, being born in 1950, then moving to Louisiana where he attended school. He was a newspaper carrier and a disk jockey (Rock’n Randy’s Electric Radio Show).

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He earned a bachelor’s degree from N.E. Louisiana Univ. in Monroe, LA. Randy did graduate work at LSU and got a job at McNeese State Univ. He was a speech and hearing consultant for the Special Ed. Dept. After six years there, he wanted to do post graduate work and was accepted to CU. He specialized in speech pathology in neurogenic speech and language problems and voice problems. He came to Colorado to do some graduate work and received a Post Graduate Degree at C.U. He stayed in Colorado he had a job at Porter Hosp. and he met Amie (who worked at Swedish), got married and had two children. He was employed by Porter Hospital for 11 years and now in his own private practice since 1990.
http://lakewoodhearing.com/about/      Listen to RandySmith.mp3

Program:   Peter Pauwels introduced Brian Fairchild and Holly D’Oench from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. They came today to talk about bison and the Rocky Mountain Arsenal. They had 2 power point displays but only had time to run through one of them. You can see them both here: American Bison Overview.ppt        Bison Round Up - Ft Niobrara - Short.ppt


Located just northeast of Denver, the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, a 15,000-acre expanse of short-grass and mid-grass prairie, has experienced a rich and varied history as it transitioned from farmland to war-time and chemical manufacturing site to wildlife sanctuary. It may be one of the finest conservation success stories in history. It is a place where wildlife thrives. It is also a place where visitors reconnect with nature and experience the many opportunities the Refuge has to offer. (copied from their May 2011 brochure)

The American bison (Bison bison), also commonly known as the American buffalo, is a North American species of bison that once roamed the grasslands of North America in massive herds. Their range once roughly comprised a triangle between the Great Bear Lake in Canada's far northwest, south to the Mexican states of Durango and Nuevo León, and east along the western boundary of the Appalachian Mountains.[2] Because of commercial hunting and slaughter in the 19th century, the bison nearly went extinct and is today restricted to a few national parks and reserves.

Members of the genus Bison are large, even-toed ungulates within the subfamily Bovinae. Two extant and four extinct species are recognized. The surviving species are the American bison, also known as the American buffalo (although it is only distantly related to the true buffalo), Bison bison (with two subspecies, the plains bison, Bison bison bison, and the wood bison, Bison bison athabascae), found in North America, and the European bison, or wisent (Bison bonasus), found in Europe and the Caucasus. While these species are usually grouped into their own genus, they are sometimes included in the closely related genus Bos,[1] together with cattle, gaur, kouprey and yaks, with which bison have a limited ability to interbreed. (copied from wiki)
Just about everything you ever wanted to know about the American bison:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_bison Listen to Brian and Holly.mp3

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Upcoming programs:
4/12 Mountain States Childrens Home
4/19 Freedom Service Dogs
4/26 Center for Hearing, Speech and Language
5/3 The Hangout: Brain Injury Rehab
5/10 The Wright Brothers
5/17 Paula Luzinski: A Long Walk

http://tiny.cc/xnpcd
Index of past programs programs.pdf

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Upcoming SOD list

Apr 12 - Regular Meeting – SOD & BOD Jack Thompson
Apr 19 - Regular Meeting – SOD John Vierthaler
Apr 26 - Regular Meeting – SOD Mike Ballew

(BOD means Board of Dir. meeting)

Soapbox Derby Jun 2nd & 3rd
16th Annual Charity Golf Tournament July 16th
Pancake breakfast: July 21st
22nd Annual Arapahoe Sertoma Fall Golf Classic Aug. 28th
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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.     donny46@comcast.net

Sertoma Application form: app.pdf       Recruiting Manual     
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If you have an old vehicle you want to donate, checkout Cars for C.U.R.E.
Goto www.projectcure.org/carsforcure or call (720) 490-4009

Well, time marches on and we have just finished the first quarter of 2012. In April, Sertoma will celebrate its 100 year anniversary. So many years with so many citizens committed to SERvice TO MAnkind. It is hard to imagine all the collective good that Sertoma members have been able to do for their respective communities.  Being part of an organization that works so hard and unselfishly to improve the fabric of our respective communities has been a humbling experience.

    Every time we have our President's Roundtable, I am always impressed with how much good is accomplished by all our members and their respective clubs. In addition to past accomplishments, there are also new projects and commitments discussed for the future so the process of service never rests.

    Trying to cover all those accomplishments would be impossible but, to identify one, I would like to mention our Freedom Week Event and the fact it was extremely successful. Never a group to rest on our laurels, we now plan to have a successful Soap Box Derby Event on June 2 and 3rd of this year. I hope all of you will continue to support this event with your time, energy, and money. This event is another example of how our Front Range District and Central Colorado District pull together to provide a unified support base for large projects. At the same time these larger projects are taking place, our clubs are also performing more service projects on their own. In short, our SERvice TO Mankind continues to march on and on. The years fade and time passes in a continuing parade of events that are so numerous they seem to merge together. After they merge they form a mosaic of our community that is sometimes difficult to visually identify but truly strengthens our community fabric which in turn supports the larger fabric of our country. I know the remaining portion of 2012 will be a successful year in a legacy of years that stretches back a century in our SERvice TO Mankind.

                                                  IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS

PLEASE BE AWARE OF NUMEROUS ITEMS THAT NEED EVERY CLUB’S CONSIDERATION.

THESE INCLUDE:

*  NATIONAL NEEDS TO BE NOTIFIED OF THE NEW OFFICERS THAT WILL BE SERVING YOUR CLUB BY THE MIDDLE OF THIS MONTH.

*  EACH CLUB NEEDS TO IMMEDIATELY BEGIN THE PROCESS FOR AWARDING OUR SERVICE TO MANKIND AND SERTOMAN OF THE YEAR RECIPIENTS.

*  I WILL BE LEAVING MY POST AS DISTRICT GOVERNOR AT THE END OF JUNE AND ANYONE INTERESTED IN SERVING IN THAT CAPACITY NEEDS TO ADVISE ME OF THAT FACT SO APPROPRIATE PLANS CAN BE MADE.

 
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Terry Boucher at bouchertp@aol.com .  It's important to keep all Sertomans informed and involved.