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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW .... August 11, 2011
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith

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Quote: Change is inevitable except from a vending machine.

Guests:   n/a

Fines:  To John Vierthaler and Rick Campbell for screwing up the seating……Also fine to Table 5b to feel Vierthaler's pain….passed

Announcements:  Rick Jacobus will be calling his crew for Freedom Week soon.

It was mentioned at the Board Meeting about the Sheridan Celebrates Parade Sat., Sep 24th. Parade at 10 and from 11-3 will be the festival at Sheridan City Hall. It’s free and do we want to sell Lemonade there? Think about it.

Tim Pollak asked for assistance carrying the banner in the Western Welcome Week parade. Seems he can’t hold both ends at the same time. Carl Duncan will do the honors. John Pifer says all should come, he has a shady spot and he will be celebrating his mothers 90th birthday.

Phil Grimm did an excellent job putting on the 5th Annual Bill Parchen Golf Scramble at Raccoon Creek. Team Manley with Buckland, Rees & a ringer came in 6 under to win. Bob Stein had closest to the pin, Bill Benton had longest putt and Ken Kelley had longest drive. He would have done better but his team ran out of bananas.

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President Kelley made $37 at the Sound of Summer concert selling snow cones.  Thank goodness he wasn't selling bananas.

Jim Rees tells us Western Welcome Week is Aug. 20th. Who will help with the lemonade stand? Bring ICE when you come to the same location as last year.

See the Calendar for when the 21st Annual Arapahoe Sertoma Fall Golf Classic tournament will be held - or just read it here: Tuesday, Sep. 6th at 12 noon. The Meadows Golf Club, 6937 S. Simms $75. See Enslow

Jim Rees 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.


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Robert Douglas Harder (alias Doug) fittingly was born on a Labor Day. Sept 22, 1937 in an oil camp in Houston, Texas near the Rio Grande River. He didn’t stay there long enough to get tall. Doug attended grade schools in Louisiana and Missouri and the 5th through 11th grade (minus one year) in Casper, Wyoming. While in the fourth grade, he had Scarlet Fever. He finished high school in Englewood. He attended 21 schools in 20 years (slow learner?).

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Doug was in the Army National Guard from 1959 to 1966 and said his squad did a fabulous job of keeping the Commies out of GA. After that, he attended CU and UNC and retired as a Mortgage Broker. He has been a member of Pastor Robinson’s church, Christ Lutheran, for over 48 years and an Elder for 39 years. Shortly after the Katrina disaster, he and Pastor Robinson went down there with a disaster relief team. He said you never want to see such destruction.

Doug has been married to Carolyn since 1963 and they have 4 children and 10 grandkids. Their oldest, Zach, was a member for a short time.

Doug was brought into the club by Bill Parchen in 1966 and has been president twice and has a Gold coat. He has been on the Foundation Committee and brought in over 50 members to Sertoma. (way to go Doug)

Doug entertained us with some stories about him and Bill Parchen, when Bill was an Englewood Policeman and Doug was in high school. Doug says that Bill was the Barney Fife of his day. He took being a police officer way, way over the top. He would walk around holding his chest out showing off his badge. Back then, Doug would steal gas from Winslow Const. Company, they would roll under the fence with 5 gallon cans and fill them up. Englewood Police set up surveillance around 12:30 or 1am and Bill had his car parked in a place were there were some trees and Doug asked him later if that was to get some shade and Bill said yah, it’s hot. (it was midnight). Bill would sit in the car and Doug and his cohorts would rev up there cars and Bill thought they were trying to distract him but they had already gotten the gas.

One time Bill went to check on what some kids were doing near the Gothic Theater and pulled his gun and shot a hole right through the Gothic sign, breaking the neon lights. Another story, Bill had a skinny little partner that one time, fired his gun and shot the minute hand off the clock in Key Savings. The funniest thing Doug did to Parchen at a golf tournament in Phoenix was Bill hit a shot down and fairway and it hit Doug in the shoe and Doug fell. Bill comes rushing over and slapping Doug on the cheek and asking him if he was okay, Doug put his arm around Bill and gave him a kiss on the cheek and said “I’m so lonely” and Bill hit him.     
 Listen to somenew stories here:     Listen to Doug Harder.mp3

Program:   Peter Pauwels introduced Corey Fairbanks, the Founder and Executive Director of Colorado Adaptive Sports Foundation. Corey grew up in Littleton, went to Arapahoe High School and as a senior, he was all-state football and all-state track. After graduation, he went to NU under Tom Osborn playing wide receiver. During practice, he nailed the number one pick and took him out. They ran the play again and this time, Corey had his shoulder dislocated. He transferred to Univ. of Idaho on a full scholarship. He went skiing in Oregon one day and another skier ran into him, Corey went over a cliff and landed on his chest, broke his back and his legs came over behind him and his boot hit him in the head. He later went back to Idaho and got his degree in Architecture. Due to his accident, he founded CASF.

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What is the Colorado Adaptive Sports Foundation? Colorado Adaptive Sports Foundation (CASF) provides financial support, coaching and mentoring so athletes with disabilities have the opportunity to participate in organized team sports programs. Participation has been shown to improve the quality of life for these athletes by providing ongoing physical rehabilitation and an outlet for social integration.

CASF governs and supports team sports for athletes with physical disabilities, including hockey, basketball, softball, tennis, handcycling and rugby. The Foundation provides opportunities for athletes of all ages and levels – from basic instructional participation to high level competition – to discover and develop skills, with some athletes even progressing to compete at the Paralympic level.

Before CASF was established, teams were operating independently and raising their own funds. CASF has brought them together under one umbrella to benefit from shared resources and coordinated fund-raising.

CASF aims to bolster independence, improve self-confidence, elevate social interaction and enhance quality of life for people of all ages throughout Colorado who have physical disabilities. CASF provides financial support, coaching and mentoring so they have the opportunity to participate in organized team sports programs.         

CASF Presentation.pdf

"I have known Corey Fairbanks since February 2005 when 9News chose him as a recipient of our "Share the Love" program. Corey was turning heads at that time with his leadership as the Director of Colorado Sled Hockey. These days the heads aren't just turning, they are listening and taking action. Corey doesn't merely talk about change, he MAKES change happen." Susie Wargin, 9News Sports Anchor

Please contact us for more information on how to make a donation,
if you are interested in volunteering at any of our events or to ask additional questions about our foundation.

Corey Fairbanks
Executive Director, Colorado Adaptive Sports Foundation
3195 Pierce Street, Wheat Ridge, Colorado 80214      (303) 523-8160   Listen to Corey Fairbanks.mp3

Upcoming programs
Aug. 18: Aaron Hersch Five Ways to Maximize Social Security Benefits
Sep. 1: Fred Joseph, Department of Justice

Sep. 8: Scot Taylor & Carol Huserik, Disabled Scuba Diving
Sep. 15: Brad Hughes, How Islam and Secular Humanism work together to threaten America.
Index of past programs programs.pdf

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     Upcoming SOD list

Aug 18 - Regular Meeting – SOD Jim Helmick
Aug 25 - Regular Meeting – SOD Dean Hiss
Sep 1 - Regular Meeting – SOD Orian Hunter

(BOD means Board of Dir. meeting)

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