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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....August 19, 2010
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith

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Guests:  n/a

Fines:  Rev. Jim for having his hat on; Tim for faulty attire; John V. for not knowing his ice.

Quote:   “There is never enough time unless you’re serving time”. Malcolm Forbes

Announcements:   Jack Marshall thanked the club and those who attended is mothers funeral.

Doug Harder mentioned a fund raiser, Mile High Down Syndrome. Details at:

Rick Jacobus says Freedom Week is coming and the committee is meeting next week.

Local girl third at national soap box derby: A Littleton High School student placed third in the All American Soap Box Derby in Akron, Ohio. Littleton’s Danielle Hoeckelberg raced against 120 other cars in the Super Stock Division at the 73rd annual event July 24. Hoeckelberg won the local Sertoma Mile High Soap Box Derby on June 6 in Littleton, earning her the chance to advance to Akron… The 17-year-old took home a trophy and a $1,000 college scholarship for her third-lace finish. (part of story from unknown paper Aug 5, 2010)

Bacco Trattoria has been nominated for the A*List. Vote for them at:

John Pifer brought up the idea of a Bronco Ticket raffle as we have done in the past.

Don Smith asked all that qualified for a Perfect Attendance Award if they actually want a certificate and all said they did not. They were mentioned in the Newsletter last month.

Dick Enslow passed a sign up sheet for the Annual Arapahoe Sertoma Fall classic Golf Tournament. It is only four and a half weeks away, Sep 7th.

Chamber luncheon on Oct 19th. Cost $20 but club picks up half. Reservation deadline Oct 5th. Howie Kelsall will be mentioned there.

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.



Ken Kelley, one of our newest members, finally had his chance to tell us his life story, but not before poking fun at the age of some of the members. (someone shouted out they had underwear older the Ken). Ken tried to bribe us all with free pens and coffee mugs, all adorned with the Allstate logo, it didn’t work, we saw right through him, that trick has been tried before by John Pifer.

Ken was born in Denver around January 25, 1978, his Mother and G-Mother were also born in Denver. He attended Asbury and Lincoln Elementary, Baker Middle and South High School. Although he didn’t graduate from South, he did received his GED. Seems he got a 1973 Plymouth and decided to drive around instead of going to school. He did attend Metro and Red Rocks but didn’t graduate there either. He met his wife, Katherine, who has attended The School of Mines and D.U. They have lived in Centennial for about 10 yrs, married 6 yrs, have a 17 month old and a dog. Ken informed us that his mothers cousin is married to Doug Harder’s brother. Not sure what that makes Ken to Doug.

Ken has been in telemarketing, mattress sales and now has his own Allstate Insurance Agency located at the Chase building on Cherokee and Hampton, Englewood, CO 80133 and phone is 303-781-1110 He claims to be an artist, poet and music instrument player. He has no military and John Pifer brought him into the club. Ken is big on getting new blood into the club so let’s see what we can do. AND the question of the day: What river was he born near? The South Platte of course.


Program:  Bob Schlageter introduced Mike Befeler. Mike is the author of the Paul Jacobson Geezer-lit Mystery series including Retirement Homes Are Murder and Living With Your Kids Is Murder. He turned his attention to fiction writing after a career in high technology marketing. His short story "Never Trust a Poison Dart Frog" was published in the mystery anthology Who Died in Here? .
Mike is active in organizations promoting a positive image of aging. He holds a Master’s degree from UCLA and a Bachelor’s degree from Stanford. He grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii, and now lives in Boulder, Colorado, with his wife, Wendy.

"Befeler’s book is a humorous example of the new sub-genre, ‘geezer-lit.’ He portrays the grumpy, arthritic, and sometimes amorous retirement home residents in a down-to-earth way that’s refreshing. Sometimes sad, but mostly funny, his tale of a plucky and sarcastic ‘old fart’ will win your heart." — Mystery Scene Magazine

He donated 20% of all sales of his books back to the club. You can view his web site at: (303) 499-1059

Upcoming programs:
Aug 19: Mike Befler – Secret of Growing Old Gracefully
Aug 26: Jack Farland – Classic Auto Restoration
Sep 2: Dick Life on How we spied inside the USSR
Sep 9: Dr. Michael Curd—PTSD
Sep 16: ?
Sep 23: Autism Society of Colorado


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     Upcoming SOD list
Aug 26 - Regular Meeting – SOD Howie Kelsall
Sep 2 – Regular Meeting but NO SOD
Sep 9 – Regular Meeting & BOD- SOD Dick Laskey
Sep 16 – Regular Meeting – Mike Magee
Sep 23 – Regular Meeting – Scott Manley

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