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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW .... April 7, 2011
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith

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Guests:   n/a

Fines: A quarter to table One for having a guest and a $1.00 to the guest that bailed. Fine to Table Two but it failed. They claimed they are table A, not 2.

Quote:  A member of Parliament to Disraeli: “Sir you will either die on the gallows or of some unspeakable disease.” That depends Sir” replied Disraeli, on whether I embrace your policies or your mistress.

Announcements:   Peter Pauwels hurt his back so he is out of commission for a little while. It was asked how big the fish was he caught but apparently he wasn’t fishing at the time.

Report on Gus: He is in good spirits and looking good. They have remolded the house to make it easier for him but he is still having trouble speaking.

Doug wanted to present McKim a gift for the wonderful job he did on the Poker Tournament but he couldn’t find one small enough.

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.

Invesco Field tour April 22nd at 2:00 pm

5th Annual Sertoma Mile High Soap Box Derby race:
Super kids race & trial run – June 4, 2011
Race day – June 5, 2011     -- see bottom of page --



Jack Thompson showed up for lunch so he got hooked for the roll of SOD before he slipped out of it again. Jack was born in Omaha, NE in 1944 and within 3 months, the family moved to Minnesota, growing up in S. Minneapolis. His high school is now the community center. He says the only thing he did there was that he was on the first varsity ski team they ever had. Skiing on those little hills they had were a joke and he had to wear a mask like you paint with to stay warm and spent more time on the lift then skiing, it just didn’t cut it and after coming to Colorado to ski several times, he later was able to transfer out here with Merrill Lynch. He enjoys it so much he skis every week.

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Jack worked his way through school working at a bank and they had a Merrill Lynch office in the building so he would go and watch the stocks and buy the penny stocks and play around a little bit and ended up working for Lynch and they sent him to NY. He was a manage and was in 5 cities in 5 years and he told them he was going to Denver saying he could live here for half of what they were paying him to live in NY and after 3 months, they sent him here and Lynch was his entire career for 39 years until retiring last year. He needed something to do so he joined “us old codgers”. Jack tried to go into the Air Force right after collage but with his allergies they wouldn’t take him.

Jack has 2 children, his daughter is a teacher but enjoys going to school, working on her third degree and his son is in the Air Force and can ski circles around him.        Listen to JackThompson.mp3

Program:   Doug Harder introduced Elmer Olinger. Elmer has presented us with a great opportunity of host a golf tournament at the Omni Interlocken Golf Cub in June AND he wants to join our club (he was promptly handed an application).

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What a fun day yesterday! In response to your request: I was born in Dayton, Ohio. Came to Morrison, Colorado and graduated from Bear Creek High School, Class of "57."

• Served in the Marine Corp Reserve from March l957 thru March l965.
• Worked for Martin Marietta 1959 thru l963
• Have been in Sales and Marketing in several businesses including US Elevator as sales manager, 1970-1976
• Owner of Holt-Olinger securities' firm from 1977-1984
• Self employed as a consultant 1984-Present

Joined Omni Interlocken as a tournament and membership coordinator in 2003 and have enjoyed the privilege and pleasure of several charity programs which include: Children's Miracle Network, Denver Street Schools, Denver Bronco Alumni, Heart Foundation/Kidney/Diabetes, and several Hospitals. Omni is (one of a kind) incredible for charity golf. Twenty-seven holes with complete service. Hotel, dinning, food and beverage, complete experience and to offer ultimate satisfaction for participants.

The charities I have participated in over the past seven years have seen funds from $37,000-$250,000 and they have repeated their programs due to their satisfied participants and sponsor affiliates.

(it will be a pleasure to have Elmer as a member and I think he will bring a much needed enthusiasm to the club).

Lisetn to ElmerOlinger.mp3

Index of past programs programs.pdf

Upcoming programs:
Apr 14: Dr. Steven Brown Chemical Sciences Div. NOAA - Sizing up Smog
Apr 21: George Pond, Vice Pres. Planning & Capital Projects Denver Zoo
Apr 28: Tony Arnoldy-Englewood police depart. safety co-ordinator

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     Upcoming SOD list

Apr 14 – Regular Meeting & BODSOD Mike Ballew
Apr 21 - Regular Meeting – SOD Bill Benton
Apr 28 - Regular Meeting – SOD Ed Bezjak


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



Sertoma News Service 4/08/11

Come Party with US!
Celebrate our Century of Service! Meet us at the beautiful, ALL INCLUSIVE Cancun Palace, July 14-16, 2011. This once-in-a-lifetime celebration is the kick-off to Sertoma’s 100th Birthday.

Cancun Palace, a 4 star resort is offering a special Sertoma rate of $370 per night, per room (not per person) for double occupancy, or $345 per night for single occupancy! Rates include ALL food, drinks, taxes and gratuities. To make your room reservations, click on the Palace Resorts link on our Cancun page. Room Block Closes May 29th!!

Fellowship is a cornerstone of our organization, so invite friends, family and non-Sertomans. Join us as we celebrate what we have in common – the ability to Make Life Worthwhile through SERvice TO MAnkind! The registration fee for this event is only $30 per person and includes a free gift. Register today!

Bonus Offer: Make your room reservations by April 29th and receive a set of Sertoma luggage tags!  Just send your resort confirmation number to Curtis Gray to be eligible.

Special Election
Reminder the special election will be taking place May 19th-24th, 2011. Each member who wishes to participate must have a login to the Sertoma website prior to the election. You can view the candidate forum at anytime to hear each candidate answer a series of questions.

Ballots for the club vote were sent to the club secretary on March 30th. Watch your mail for this important information.

100 Years of Memories
Do you have a fond memory related to Sertoma? Do you know someone who has been greatly impacted by the work Sertoma does? Sertoma Headquarters is putting together a digital Sertoma memory book and would love to have your greatest/favorite memories included. Help us bring the story of Sertoma to life by sharing your thoughts, pictures and videos with us. Submit your story to

Due to the increase of shipping costs and fuel, we must unfortunately raise the cost of our shipping and handling charges. We have avoided raising our shipping costs since 2007, but we can no longer prolong the increase. Our new prices go into effect immediately. We thank you for your valued support and know you will understand the necessity for this price increase. Updated order form.

Spring cleaning in the Sertoma Store:
Ash Grey T-shirt with blue Sertoma International logo $4.00 Sizes (S, M, L)
Certificate of Appreciation with Sertoma International logo $1.00
Limited quantities available

Club Administration
Form 116: Quarterly Activities Report is due to Sertoma Headquarters April 10. 
Form 130: Club Officer Reporting Form is due April 10th. To ensure all contact information for the club is correct, please submit the form to Sertoma Headquarters, your Governor, and Director as soon as your officer elections are completed.

Has your club assigned a Club Liaison?   The next webinars have been set for April 19th and May 16th. Information on the topics will be sent to the club liaison soon. Make sure your club is up to date on all Sertoma matters.