Guests: Jack Marshall brought his son, Staff Sergeant Jeremy Marshall
Fines: Some debate ensued about Bob Marberry. 50¢ to table one for having a guest when they swore they would never have a guest at this table.
Two bit fine to Jack Marshall for exposing his son to this motley crew. Did not pass on the vocal vote, but passed on the show of hands.
Two bits to Randy for heavens knows what. They were still too loud from debating the Marshall fine to hear.
Announcements: Tim: Past: Western Welcome Week deposited $1797, had $583 in expenses and had $1213.00 net. Present: We have entertainment books. Books entitle the purchaser to 2 weeks of free vacation coupons. They are $25.00 again this year.
Future: We had a meeting this morning to talk about how we are going to get set up for the Charity raffle on April 19th, 2008. We are going to need a lot of help because we are going to be doing the silent auction. We also talked about other fund raising activities. The committee couldn't come up with anything else. However, they did discuss doing the Lemonade stand for Western Welcome week for the entire week instead of just one day. We will also look at doing a stand for the soapbox derby. Additionally, they considered assigning each bingo team to a fundraising project. In two weeks they will have another meeting to consider some of those ideas.
Handshake prize: Ballpoint pens and some pink lemonade for Tim Pollak for doing a great job on the lemonade stand.
Marshall: Tentatively trying to put together the picnic at Marshall's house to replace the Cajun cookout. Because of Jack's back they may need to forgo it this year.
Enslow: Ahhhh. Join us for the 17th Annual Fall Classic Golf Tournament. It will be held on September 4th, 2007 at 12:00 Noon. This is the day after Labor Day. It will be at the Meadows Golf Course at 6937 S. Simms. The fee is $69 and includes green fees, cart, prizes and refreshments. If you have any questions please contact Dick Enslow.
Pres: Rick sent around a sign-up sheet for committee membership. If you don't pick what you want then you will be assigned something to do.
SERTOMAN OF THE DAY:
Scott Manley: SOD: Born in Denver. Went to Park Hill elementary and then to East High. He got a teaching degree and a masters, later getting a doctorate at UNC in administration and counseling. Scott worked at Craig Hospital for 36 years and met his wife, Cathy, there. They have two children and one grandchild. Scott and Cathy are both retired. No military service, his draft number was 328, and the river was the Platte River. Dean Hiss brought him into the club. Scott used to work with Sertoma at Craig. Sertoma bought them the first van that they had.
Program: Cliff Metsker introduced Sarah Barba from the Public Relations Office at the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL). The nrel is a national laboratory of the U.S.Deartment of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy.
NREL is a Department of Energy Laboratory located in Golden just across from the Colorado Mills Mall. You might have noticed some of our unique buildings including the SERF, our newest facility, the S&TF and the NREL Visitors Center which is open M-F 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. We are DOE's primary laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development.
NREL also operates the National Wind Technology Center about 20 miles north of Golden, adjacent to DOE's Rocky Flats Environmental Test Site. This site was chosen because of its proximity to Eldorado Canyon which creates a great test wind regime for our researchers.
NREL is one of 12 DOE national labs and the only lab devoted exclusively to renewable energy and energy efficiency.
NREL was established in 1974 in the wake of the 1973 oil embargo and begin operating in 1977 as the Solar Energy Research Institute. We were designated a national laboratory in 1991 and SERI became NREL at that time. NREL receives the majority of its funding from DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and RE as well as DOE's Office of Science and Office of Electricity Transmission and Distribution.
The percentage of our oil imported in 1973 was 30%, now it is about 62%.
Each hour enough sunlight strikes the Earth to meet the world's energy needs for an entire year. It costs about $5/month to sign up for solar power from the power company.
Visit http://www.nrel.gov for more information.
Up coming program: Rick Crandall with KEZW 1430 will be our speaker 9/6 to talk a bit about the radio station and programming, but most specifically about the Colorado Freedom Memorial (a tribute to veterans) that is being planned.