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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....Apr 8, 2010
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith

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Quote:   “By the time a man is wise enough to watch his step – he’s too old to go anywhere” Billy Crystal

Guests:   Geoff Strohn was here and this makes his third publishing, now if we can get him inducted. Key Kelley also brought Bill Ducommon. Rick Campbell brought an old friend, Ken Kaiser. Don Smith introduced Lynn Snyder-Goetz who came to observe our program today and that got Don to the head of the lunch line…….. AND, good news…..Peter Pauwels is no longer going to be a guest, he has turned in an application to join so this would be his first publishing. It took a long time but we finally got him hooked.

Fines: The Pres. wanted a fine on Ken Kelley for wearing an All State shirt but since he is bringing in guests, John paid the fine. Fine to the Pres. for arriving on time and another fine for calling the SOD by the wrong name. Ed Bezjak was fined just to welcome him back after his extended absence.. (I didn’t even know he was gone).

Bingo:   89 players with a deposit of $6,600. We had a total gross income of $7,348 for the quarter. To night is a must go but there isn’t much in the pot. It is also our last night of bingo

Announcements:   Several members are absent due to medical issues. Norm, Dave and Carl.

Bill Benton says we need about 9 more for a trip to Black Hawk. We need 40 people at $12.50 each. It will be next week but not sure what day.

Health Fair volunteers needed Apr 18th. See Scott for info.

Rick says we have a Driver for our soapbox car. There will also be a rally race May 8th and 9th.

Applebee's Breakfast April 24th: Tickets were handed out so be sure to sell them to someone that isn’t going to be there. George is getting his body repaired so Dean is collecting monies.

The 7th Annual Mountain West Convention is April 29 through May 1st at Reno, NV. John Vierthaler said Bob Hogge’s name will be mentioned there. Convention Registation and Hotel Info 2010.pdf

Pat McKim reminded us we need players for the upcoming Poker Night on May 25th. Figure about 200 players; buy-in about $65. There will be beginner and experienced tables. Partner with Listen Up. Trying to get 20 prizes together, any ideas? Also need volunteers. The prizes are getting better and the grand prize so far is the donation of a condo for the weekend in Beaver Creek that can sleep 17 people.
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We may use our lemon aide stand at the Walk For Hearing May 22nd at Klamath Park.

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.   



Today’s SOD was our esteemed ex-governor Mike Ballew. Mike was born in Gainesville, Texas in the year 1948. He said that he kept getting bored and added another job to his load. He ran the family drilling business, bought a truck dealership, bought a dairy farm. At 13, working for the family business, his job was to fill the trucks with gas and diesel fuel. On the dairy farm, he said it wasn’t too bad feeding the 250 cows, it was the cleaning up after them that was the fun part.

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Mike didn’t have any military, his number was 260 something and didn’t get selected.

He went to law school in Oklahoma City and then moved to Durango to practice law and there met and married Pat, they married in 1986. They moved to Denver in 1987 where he practiced and taught law. This qualified him for his next job of selling Mountain Man Nuts and Candies (he claims he had the hottest and best nuts in town). He then went to work with Lending Tree and then into real estate with ReMax where he is now (I think, I lost track of keeping track of all his jobs). Mike has no kids but Pat ha a grown son. Pat retired a couple years ago.

In Sertoma, he has held about every position, including a Gold Coat President, Sertoman of the year twice and a 2yr Front Range Governor. Dick Laskey and Barney O’Grady brought him into the club 8-31-89



Program:  Mike Magee introduced Jim Reuteler from Habitat for Humanities. Lynn Snyder-Goetz and Pat Griffith were here to observe, they are from the Speakers Bureau. Over 600 families apply but only about 32 houses per year will get built, we would like to build about 40 a year.

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The history of Habitat:   Habitat for Humanity International was founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller. Today, Habitat for Humanity is a true world leader in addressing the issues of poverty housing.

Koinonia Farm:  The concept that grew into Habitat for Humanity International was born at Koinonia Farm, a small, interracial, Christian community outside of Americus, Georgia. Koinonia Farm was founded in 1942 by farmer and biblical scholar Clarence Jordan.

The Fullers first visited Koinonia in 1965. They had recently left a successful business and an affluent lifestyle in Montgomery, Alabama to begin a new life of Christian service.

At Koinonia, Jordan and Fuller developed the concept of "partnership housing." The concept centered on those in need of adequate shelter working side by side with volunteers to build simple, decent houses.

The Fund for Humanity:    The houses would be built at no profit and interest would not be charged on the loans. Building costs would be financed by a revolving fund called “The Fund for Humanity.” The fund's money would come from the new homeowners' house payments, no-interest loans provided by supporters and money earned by fund-raising activities. The monies in the Fund for Humanity would be used to build more houses.

The Fund for Humanity’s mission statement::    What the poor need is not charity but capital, not caseworkers but co-workers. And what the rich need is a wise, honorable and just way of divesting themselves of their overabundance. The Fund for Humanity will meet both of these needs. Money for the fund will come from shared gifts by those who feel they have more than they need and from non-interest bearing loans from those who cannot afford to make a gift but who do want to provide working capital for the disinherited . . . The fund will give away no money. It is not a handout.

Inception of Habitat for Humanity:   In 1968, Koinonia laid out 42 half-acre house sites with four acres reserved as a community park and recreational area. Capital was donated from around the country to start the work. Homes were built and sold to families in need at no profit and no interest. The basic model of Habitat for Humanity was begun.

Zaire:    In 1973, the Fullers decided to apply the Fund for Humanity concept in developing countries. The Fuller family moved to Mbandaka, Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo.) The Fullers' goal was to offer affordable yet adequate shelter to 2,000 people. After three years of hard work to launch a successful house building program, the Fullers returned to the United States.

Expansion into Habitat for Humanity International:   In September 1976, Millard and Linda called together a group of supporters to discuss the future of their dream. Habitat for Humanity International as an organization was born at this meeting. The eight years that followed, vividly described in Millard Fuller's book, “Love in the Mortar Joints,” proved that the vision of a housing ministry was workable. Faith, hard work and direction set HFHI on its successful course.

Phenomenal growth:   In 1984, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn took their first Habitat work trip, the Jimmy Carter Work Project, to New York City. Their personal involvement in Habitat's ministry brought the organization national visibility and sparked interest in Habitat's work across the nation. HFHI experienced a dramatic increase in the number of new affiliates around the country.

Habitat today:  Through the work of Habitat, thousands of low-income families have found new hope in the form of affordable housing. Churches, community groups and others have joined together to successfully tackle a significant social problem – decent housing for all.

Today, Habitat for Humanity has built more than 300,000 houses, sheltering more than 1.5 million people in more than 3,000 communities worldwide.

Upcoming programs:
April 15th - T.J.Slocum from REC Solar will talk about leased residential solar installations
April 22nd - Dick Kreck, author of  "Smaldone:The Untold Story of an American Crime Family"
April 29th - Mary Reinker - The Tea Party Movement
May 6th: Dr. Patrick Ryan
May 13th: John Barnes, 18 Lessons from Golf about life.
May 20th: Joe Rice, State Representative Colorado State House District 38
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                       Upcoming SOD list
Apr 15 – Regular Meeting - SOD Ed Bezjak
Apr 22 – Regular Meeting - SOD Bob Buckland
Apr 29 – Regular Meeting - SOD Glenn Combellick
May 6 – Regular Meeting - SOD Joe Dowdey


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Sponsorship Committee
April 2010

The Sponsorship Committee recommended the following sponsorship projects for Board Approval. The Board approved all of the following requests dependent on available funds. Scott Manley and Dick Enslow will work together in determining availability of funds following the completion of Bingo and the pancake breakfast at Applebee’s.

1. Bessie’s Hope $500    Affiliate of Littleton Sertoma
2. Veditz Center    Deaf and ASL Community Programs Training of Deaf interpreters $500
3. Don Scapden-Family request from Jefferson    County Schools- Hearing aide/Amy Smith $1000
4. CNI Center for Hearing $500
5. Craig Hospital-Patient Assistance funds $1000
6. Poker Tournament-committed $700
7. Friends of Man $500
8. Town of Littleton Cares/Meals on Wheels $500
9. HEAR Project $500
10. Interfaith Community Services $500
11. Step 13 $500
12. Elks $750
Sub Total   $7450

Golf Requests

1. Developmental Disabilities Resouce Center    Annual Charity Golf-Foursome ( $660)
$50 for each Sertoma Player-cost to club $460   Monday Aug 10 - Arrowhead

2. Greater Englewood Chamber of Commerce ($600)    June 11th Broken Tee Golf Course
$50 for each Sertoma Player-cost to club $400

4. Southwest Sertoma ($800)    Charity Golf Tournament July 12th-Pinehurst
$200 for each Sertoma Player-cost to club $0    Subtotal $860

Sponsorship and Golf Sponsorship Total   $8310