by: Don Smith

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....Aug 17, 2006
This weeks Reporter-Sterling Cain

 Bob Hogge   Doug Harder       Rev. Jim

Guests:    Mike Magee introduced Jerry Wheeler, our Sertoma District Governor.

Announcements:     Jerry Wheeler announced that the combined Central Colorado/Front Range Fall District Conference will be held on Saturday, September 23rd from 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM at the Wyndham Hotel in the Denver Tech Center at 7675 E Union Avenue. The theme is “Highlight Your Clubs”. Each club will need to bring two door prizes and their club banner with a stand. Cost will be $15.00 and includes a plate breakfast. Bob Hogge has the sign up sheet. The club will be covering the cost.

Tim Pollack needs more volunteers for the lemonade stand at Western Welcome Week. Need people for the afternoon team. Location is booth #3 (same as last year) across from the reviewing stand. Please come early and bring a 20lb bag of ice for the sno cone machine. We also need banner carriers for the Western Welcome Week parade.

Bob Hogge announced that we need volunteers for the Freedom Walk. In exchange for volunteers the organizers will give our club a promotional booth. The Freedom Walk will be held September 9th at Buckley AFB. A sign up sheet was passed. For more information please contact Shelly Morgan.

Also, just a reminder that the district social will be held on Thursday, August 24th.

Jim Rees announced that he is looking for volunteers for the Service to Mankind Essay Contest. Please see him if you are interested in signing up to help at the schools.

Bob Hogge asked that all board members in attendance please stay after the meeting to vote on some urgent business.

Handshake Prize: Our sergeant at arms had a train whistle for Dave Penland to use for “when he gets rolling”.

Bingo Report: We had a deposit of $6266 on attendance of 104. C Team is up next week.

Fines:   A fine of $1.00 was issued to our District Governor, Jerry Wheeler, to make him feel welcome.
A fine of two bits was issued to Bill Benton for writing down his average score as 30 on the tournament sign-up sheet. Bill insisted that we switched the handicap and average score columns around just to trip him up. We all knew better, so the fine passed resoundingly.

The Platte Canyon Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, August 28th at The Ranch. Registration is at 10:30 AM and tee time is at 1:00 PM. Cost will be $50 per participant with the club covering the rest.

The Arapahoe Sertoma Club's 16th Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Tuesday, September 5th. Please sign up.

The District Conference will be held on Saturday, September 23rd from 8:00 – 12:00AM

Jerry Wheeler also would like you to mark your calendars for the Regional Conference. It will be held on May 3 – 5, 2007 down in Colorado Springs.

Directories:   See Tim Pollak.

King Soopers Coupons:   See Mike Magee.

SERTOMAN OF THE DAY:

Dave Pinland was born in 1959 in New Orleans. He was the last of 4 siblings. The left the Big Easy in 1966 in the aftermath of Hurricane Betsy. From there they moved to Dallas, then to Colorado Springs, then to Breckenridge. He graduated from Summit County High School. The school is still standing, but has been converted into the middle school.

He attended Embry Riddle in Daytona, Florida. He then went to work for Sunbeam Professional Products where he sold animal fiber harvesting equipment such as clippers and shears.

He has been married twice and has one son. He does not have any military service. Stumpy brought him into the club.


PROGRAM:    Our speaker, Susan S., was introduced by our program director, Tim Pollak. She spoke on bi-polar disorder, from its initial onset to the daily aspects of living with the disease. She was diagnosed for the first time in 1988. Unfortunately, there is no specific test for the disease, so it was originally misdiagnosed as depression. After experiencing a manic phase shortly thereafter which caused her to be hospitalized for a very serious panic attack they were able to eliminate all other possible causes, leaving the correct diagnosis of bipolar disorder.

The cycles of bipolar disorder are not uniform. Susan tends to experience yearly cycles, but other cycle much more frequently, even daily. The disorder is incurable, but it can be successfully managed with a combination of pharmacological and psychological techniques.

Susan was critical of the current healthcare system. When she first was diagnosed and treated for the disorder hospitals would segregate their mental health patients by the severity of their symptoms. Today the hospitals will clump all of their mental health patients together, often putting the more mildly effected patients with those who are danger to themselves and others. She finds this trend to be very disturbing. She finds that University Hospital is the worst in this regard. She said that Porter was better, but not by much.

Where some aspects of bipolar disorder are very disturbing, there are other elements of the disease that are not as bad. During manic phases mental activity is greatly increased and it can result in tremendous bursts of creativity and energy. Bipolar seems to be found in disproportionate numbers in people with creative talent, such as artists, musicians, authors, etc.

The disease is apparently a hereditary disorder with about a 30% chance of being passed on. Susan would like to see the social stigma of the disease abate so that it treated more like other long term diseases, such as diabetes, which can be treated but also need to be monitored and managed.

  Dave Penland    Bob Schlageter      ?

          On the calendar ..   www.arapahoe-sertoma.org/cal.htm   

         Aug 24 - Regular Meeting - SOD Bill Parchen
              Program: Bob Beauprex, running for Governor
         Aug 31 - Regular Meeting - SOD
              Program: Phil Bush on IT support services
         Sep 7 - Regular Meeting - SOD Don Nelson
              Program: CBI
         Sep 14 - Regular Meeting - SOD Jim Perkins
              Program: Brothers Redevelopment
         Sep 21 - Regular Meeting - SOD
              Program: TBA
         Sep 28 - Regular Meeting - SOD
              Program: Lockheed-Martin, Pluto NASA Project
         Oct  5 - Regular Meeting - SOD
              Program: Fred Joseph, State Securities Commissioner


BINGO

Aug 21 - C Team
Aug 28 - D Team
Sep 4 - E Team (Labor day)
Sep 11 - A Team
Sep 18 - B Team
Sep 25 - C Team
Oct 2 - D Team
Oct 9 - E Team


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Editors notes:
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MIDLIFE CRISIS!
Well, it's not a midlife crisis, but here's how things worked out for me.
After being married 25 years, one day I took a look at my wife and said,
"Honey, do you realize 25 years ago, I had a cheap apartment, a cheap car,
slept on a sofa bed and watched a 10 inch black and white TV, but I got to
sleep every night with a hot 25 year old blond. Now, we have a nice house,
nice car, big bed and plasma screen TV, but I'm sleeping with a 50 year Old
Woman. It seems to me that you are not holding up your side of things."

Now my wife is a very reasonable woman.

She told me to go out and find a hot 25 year old blond, and she would make
sure that I would once again be living in a cheap apartment, driving a cheap
car, sleeping on a sofa bed....

I shut up and took out the trash.