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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW .... Aug 22, 2013
This weeks Reporter- Don Smith

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Guests:  Peter Pauwels introduced Richard Wheeler, another avid fisherman.

Fines:   n/a

Announcements:    Jim Perkins has arranged for Patxi’s Pizza to host a fundraiser for Arapahoe Sertoma, to be held Wednesday, September 11th all day. I will have more on this as we get closer.

Tim Pollak informed us that our Lemon Aide Stand did a great job and so did the volunteers that helped out. The club raised about $1,300 total.  Tim also feels that we should raise our prices because the completion is charging more than we do.

Jim Rees reported that although we have spent $4,960 at kings Soopers, we missed earning anything because we were $40 shy of the magical $5,000 mark. Maybe next month.

Scott announced there are 6 birth-days this week but no song was sung, just a round of applause.

Scotts quote of the week:  “I finally discovered what is wrong with my brain; on the left side there is nothing right and on the right side there is nothing left”.  (from unknown)

Scott wants ideas as to who we might select as the next Sertoman of the Year. Many of the members have already held that title in the past, a sheet was passed around to see who has and has not been the SOY in the past.  Bill Benton is in charge.

Remember, if you bring in a new member and he stays 6 months, you get Free Dues - per new member for a quarter.


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Sertoman of the Day:  Peter Pauwels took a break from fishing long enough to give us a bit of his lift story along with how much he enjoys Colorado and the west for the great fishing opportunities. He recently was in Montana but says he needs to go back many times to truly enjoy that state.

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Peter Pauwels was born in 1947 and grew up in the Queens area of New York, a very ethnic diverse area where there was one of everything and everyone. His local river, the Jamaica Creek and the Long Island area were a couple of his big hangouts as a child, the salt marsh, river, wildlife etc. He loved it and even had his own little boat that had a range of about 10 miles. He says he suffers from “saltwater withdrawals” but then the mountains provide much of the same interest.

After a stint in Oregon for college were he was a senior for 3 years and never graduated, he came to Colorado, the vast wild lands that he had heard about. He attended CSU and couldn’t turn down classes like tractor repair….While in college, he had a couple roommates that where studying mechanical engineering so he learned a lot by working with them and they had access to the schools equipment, he says he just had to much fun. One thing they designed and built was a wind generator that they mounted on the roof but a very strong wind came along and tore the generator and roof apart because they didn’t have it anchored down well enough.

Peter attempted to join the Marines in 1968 and was almost there until they asked him to raise his arms and he couldn’t raise one of them all the way up due to some scar tissue so he was turned down.

After graduating he hooked up with some builders and started building solar homes with solar collectors, super insulating…etc. The tax breaks ended in the 70’s and it took him 18 months to finish off the homes he had on his list. He then went into business for himself, designing something’s and trying to manufacture them but he found out it was about impossible to manufacture in the US when competing against countries like China. In the 1990’s with the venture capital, there just wasn’t any capital to be had for a small company.

He had been making some adaptive equipment in his own shop but when he got connected with Craig Hospital, they had about every type of machine you can think of. The materials were endless and he didn’t have to run to the local hardware store for all the little parts. This is a unique situation with a hospital because of the type of patients they have. When he isn’t designing and building equipment, he does volunteer work such as being a Life Skills coach.         Listen to PeterPauwels.mp3

Program:   Glenn Combellick filled in as the program and brought along a CD with over 300 photos that he and his wife Vernie took when they vacationed in Antarctica a while back. Although I can’t put all the photos in this Newsletter, you can listen to him describe the trip which will give you some insight as to what you might expect to see and experience should you take a trip like this. (hint……it can get cold on this trip and the water can be just a little rough).       Listen to Glenn.mp3

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Upcoming programs:
Aug 29 – Elinor Christiansen MD, Healthcare Reform
Oct 24 – Russell Jones – War on Drugs

List of future programs        Past programs.pdf

Upcoming events:
Dec. 13th: Christmas party @ Buell Mansion
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Upcoming SOD list
Aug 29 – Jim Perkins
Sep 5 – Tim Pollak
Sep 12 – Jim Rees
Sep 19 – Jim Robinson
Sep 26 – Norm Schillo
No SOD on Aug 15th do to a great Program scheduled
(BOD means Board of Dir. meeting)

Click here for a printable version PDF             Club's 50yr Proclamation
   Editors notes:     If you want an electronic copy of the Roster,  
  send me an e-mail.

Sertoma Application form: app.pdf       Recruiting Manual     
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Sertoma’s “Dual District” Website:

If you would like to volunteer or donate: 
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Phone: (303) 792-0729 | Fax: (303) 792-0744