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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....April 7, 2016
This weeks Reporter- Don Smith

news_l3.gif   Rick Jacobus         Gary Athey     news_l5.gif   Rev. Robinson

Guests:    Vicky Oren, Rev. Robinsons LSC; Alice Perkins, Jim’s wife.

FINES:  To the President for his poor selection to start the song: A fine to Jacobus because the rest of the group didn’t keep up Rick’s fine start to the song: Rand for not knowing who started the song.

Birthdays:   This week: Hannes, Schlageter, Ballew and Perkins.

Announcements:  The Front Range Round Table was held Monday morning at 7am, April 4th at the Perkins restaurant at 1900 S. Colo. Blvd. and Benton and Buckland attended. Bill informed the group that we will be having a Poker event in a couple months.

Soap Box Derby Clinic April 16th. Doug's grandson is our driver this year.
The Bessie’s Hope Colfax Marathon event this year is May 14-15. I don’t see it on their web page:
http://www.bessieshope.org/
A-1 Scuba's Disabled Diving is having their Annual event again this May 21-22.

The date for the upcoming Installation Dinner is June 17th,a Friday at the Red Rocks CC. A signup sheet will be passed around soon. Here is the list of new Officers for the upcoming year: Go to 2016-2017 Officers list.txt

Gary is done begging for the Bio info and it has gone to press. He should have the stuff back next week.

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:   Jim Perkins graced us today as our SOD. Jim was born in Warrior, (Birmingham) Alabama in 1946, 34 years to the day after Sertoma International was founded. Jim has lived in Denver since 1950. He attended Abraham Lincoln High School. It is, of course, still standing.

He is a self-proclaimed sports nut. His 2 best sports were bowling and golf, the problem being for either game, the scores were the same. When he was about a year old, he had Polio so that drove him to get involved in anything he could to overcome the handicap. No matter what he was involved in, he always tried too hard to be the best. It could be sports, board games, boy scouts, bible class or any group activity.

He has been married twice, first to T.E.B., and now married to Alice since 1985. He has two children and one adopted. His son served in Iraq but is now back home, he is scheduled to retire soon. His daughter is Joe Dowdey's neighbor. Jim has five grandkids.

Jim worked summers at Elitch Gardens Theme Park, until he wrecked their train. He then worked at the Colorado Department of Highways as a data “collector”, which was a bit more along the lines of a data “modifier”. He then went on to work as a cabinet maker.

Jim’s final and main career was for Norgren where he started as a sub assembler. He worked his way up to be the product manager for the Americas and the Pacific Rim. While working at Norgren he was able to finish his degree and went on to complete an MBA. Then, on March 10th, 1993 he fell down icy steps while attending a trade show in Chicago. He suffered a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, which rendered him paraplegic. He continued to work for Norgren, retiring in 1998.

Jim joined the Arapahoe Sertoma Club in 2003. He was brought into the club by Joe Dowdey and has gone through several chairs and helping whenever and where ever he can.
Listen to Jim Perkins.mp3

Program:   Randy Smith introduced Kyle Schlachter who is a part time employee of the Colorado Wine Industry Development Board and gets to drink wine during work hours. Kyle spends the rest of his working hours working on his blog Colorado Wine Press, A website devoted to Colorado Wine and Beyond.


The Colorado Wine Industry Development Board aims to increase the quality of wine in the state and serves as the major consumer facing entity.

It receives most of its money through a penny-per-liter tax on all wine sold in Colorado (whether it’s made in Colorado or from France). Its nine-person board is appointed by the governor, and it has a staff that includes an executive director and a half-time research and outreach coordinator.

On the research end, it fully funds the state’s viticulturist (Dr. Horst Caspari, who studies grape growing), and partially pays for the CSU enologist (Dr. Stephen Menke, who studies winemaking). The state enologist’s salary is also paid by CAVE and Colorado State University. Working heavily with the enologist, Dr. Menke, the Wine Board is leading the Quality Assurance Initiative, which is a voluntary program that allows wineries to identify production problems and work with the state to fix them.

The Wine Board is also tasked with most of the consumer-facing marketing, which comes in the form of public relations, producing a wine industry brochure that maps the state’s wineries, commercials and advertising buys.
(from: http://www.winecolorado.org/home-2/about-us/tale-of-two-colorado-wine-boards/ ) Also this: http://coloradowine.com/ Listen to Kyle Schlachter.mp3

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Upcoming programs and events :
Apr 14 - Suzanne Sharp, Rocky Mountain Deaf School
Apr 21 – Workers and Pot
Apr 28 – Susan Stewart, Juvenal Probation
May 12 - special date set aside

List of future programs        Past programs.pdf

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Upcoming SOD list
Apr 14 – Tim Pollak
Apr 21 – Jim Rees
Apr 28 – Norm Schillo

(BOD means Board Of Dir. meeting)

Index of when you were the SOD
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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.     DonSmith@Arapahoe-Sertoma.org
Sertoma Application form: app.pdf       Recruiting Manual     
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A Movie with Grandpa video
Soaring Valor (Short Film)

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Links to the
K1-Speed night photos   or  video
2016 Freedom Week

2015 Christmas Party
2015 Pinehurst Golf Tournament

2013 Christmas Party Photos:
2012 Buell Mansion Photos:
2012 Soap Box Derby Photos:
Freedom Week Photos:
Sertoma’s “Dual District” Website: http://www.sertomacolorado.com/
The club’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Arap.SERT.1952?ref=profile
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