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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....Aug 16, 2007
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith

  Grimm Enslow    Harder


Fines: Only a “cell phone” which is an automatic fine.

Announcements: Golf tournament coming up on Sept. 4th. First tee-time about noon. Cost $69

Tim: Welcome Week, Lemonade stand still needs a couple more volunteers. Tim and Carl picked up the equipment (they only got lost once). Need to have equipment all set up by 7:30am.

Aug 23 meeting at 11a.m. for Ways & Means committee to talk about next years raffle and need some ideas for fund raising.

Tim just received his 5 Gallon pin from Bonfils Blood Center. (hope it wasn't all at once) Congratulations Tim, you set a good example.

Handshake prize: Don Smith. He was given 2-pink golf balls and a cd holder. PINK GOLF BALLS?

Mike: King Soopers coupons, get yours now.

Pres: Rick sent around a sign-up sheet for committee membership. Sign up for more then one if you can.


The President offered to pay the $5 if someone would volunteer to be SOD. Dick Laskey, learning a lot all those years as a CPA, couldn't contain himself and accepted the offer.

Born 59 years ago (yesterday) in Detroit, MI (so were two other members of the club). Attended Catholic schools, then on to Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI. where he graduated in 1970 in accounting. Dick worked in Detroit for 2 years, was certified and decided it just wasn't safe in Detroit. He flew out to Denver in Feb where it was sunny and 50°, fell in with the area and went back home and sold his house for $16,000. He paid $16,500 a year earlier (he's a CPA huh?). After moving to Denver, he worked at a couple locations before deciding to work out of his own house.

Dick joined the club in 1981, was brought into the club by Walt Erwin, and has held most offices at least once. He has been married to Linda for over 36 years and they have one daughter and one son and 2 grandkids. Just about everyone in his family are bean counters.

Dick had no military and the river was the Detroit (when it wasn't on fire from pollution). The apartments he moved into when coming to the Littleton area were built by a past member, Bill Storey. Rick's $fiver went to Scott Manley.

Program:   Speaking of Scott Manley, he became our program today. Scott used to be employed by Craig Hospital before retiring. Scott was a counselor and came to tell us a little about Craig. Scott's first patient was a high school buddy.

The hospital was started in 1907 by Frank Craig, who had tuberculoses and came to Colorado like many other back then, seeking relief or healing from the disease. Today, Craig Hospital only deals in spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries.

80% of injuries are to men, 50% are due to motor vehicle, and the majority of those injured in motor vehicle accidents were not wearing seat belts. 20-25% of those are alcohol related.

Damage can be caused by lack of blood flow carrying oxygen to the brain or spinal cord. The use of red blood cells to create stem cells has had promising results in research to improve function in spinal cord injuries. Many patients gain a new perspective of life after a spinal cord injury and rate their quality of life very high.

Craig has 46 apartments for family members to stay in at no cost when insurance wont pay. Craig continues to work closely with Swedish medical center even though Craig is a non-profit hospital and Swedish is a for-profit hospital they continue to share many services.

Scott told a story about a '57' Chevy truck he bought a while back. He decided to sell it and about that time, he received a call from a guy in California who said he had been trying to get a hold of Scott for 2 years. It turns out, the truck was owned by this guys grandfather and that it was used on the farm my many family members and kind of passed down the line and a lot of the family members learned to drive in it and he wanted to buy the truck. SOLD and awaiting delivery.

Thanks Scott.

  Don Smith   Phil Grimm   Scott Manley

       On the calendar .. www.arapahoe-sertoma.org/cal.htm
Sertoma Application form: app.pdf



Aug 18 - Western Welcome Week?
Aug 19 - Meals on Wheels Golf
Aug 23 - Regular Meeting - SOD - Magee
Aug 30 - Regular Meeting - SOD - Manley
Sep 4 - 17 th Annual Arapahoe Sertoma Fall Classic Golf Tournament at the Meadows Golf Club.
Sep 6 - Regular Meeting - SOD - Marshell
Sep 11 - Board of Directors meeting - 6 p.m. Elks Club: All members welcome
Sep 13 - Regular Meeting - SOD - Mason
Sep 20 - Regular Meeting - SOD - McKim
Sep 27 - Regular Meeting - SOD - Metsker

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Web site of the week: http://positivepause.com/

I have seen many of these but I still giggle....

Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are dead?

Why do banks charge a fee on "insufficient funds" when they know there is no money in your account?

Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?

Why doesn't glue stick to the bottle?

Why do they use sterilized needles for death by lethal injection?

Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when you throw a revolver at him?

Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

Why are there still apes if so many millions of people evolved from them?

Why is it that no matter what color bubble bath you use the bubbles are always white?

Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that something new to eat will have materialized?

Why do people keep running over a string a dozen times with their vacuum cleaner, then reach down, pick it up, examine it, then put it down to give the vacuum one more chance?

Why is it that no plastic bag will open from the end on your first try?

Why do bugs go into those enclosed light fixtures to die?

In winter why do we try to keep the house as warm as it was in summer when w e complained about the heat??

And FINALLY......

Why do the statistics on sanity show that one out of every four persons is suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best friends -- if they're okay, then it's you.


1. Kidnappers are not very
interested in you.

2. In a hostage situation you
are likely to be released first.

3. No one expects you to run--anywhere.

4. People call at 9 pm and ask, "Did I wake you???"

5. People no longer view you
as a hypochondriac.

6. There is nothing left to
learn the hard way.

7. Things you buy now won't
wear out.

8 You can eat dinner at 4 pm.

9. You can live without sex
but not your glasses.

10. You get into heated arguments about pension plans.

11. You no longer think of
speed limits as challenge.

12. You quit trying to hold
your stomach in no matter
who walks into the room.

13. You sing along with
elevator music.

14. Your eyes won't get
much worse.

15. Your investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay off.

16. Your joints are more accurate meteorologists than the national weather service.

17. Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can't remember them either.

18 Your supply of brain cells is finally down to manageable size.

19. You can't remember
who sent you this list!

And you notice these are
all in Big Print for your convenience.