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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW .... August 23, 2012
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith

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Guests:  Jim Rees introduced is wife, Jo.

Fines:   Jim Rees was fined for being a cheapskate, bringing his wife to a free lunch at Sertoma, low cheap can you get? Table One for having a guest, Rick Campbell and John Vierthaler was fined I think for supporting Table One: Pat McKim fined for being the youngest on the Lemon Aide Stand.

Announcements:    Great news, Peter announced he will be gone Sept. 13…..Bad news is he needs a replacement again.

Dick Enslow brought some items left over from the joint Golf Tournament with S.W. Sertoma and is hoping that some members will bid on them or just buy them. I think he got rid of most of the items. Because they are still trying to settle up on all aspects of the tournament, so far it looks like there is a Net of about $37,000, of which $10,000 each goes to Arapahoe Sertoma and S.W. Sertoma, $6,000 went to La Sertoma and based on the number of contributors each club brought in, Arapahoe will get $3,700 and S.W. gets $7,300 extra.

Dick also has about 13 players for the Annual Sertoma Golf Tournament next Tues.

Past Presidents that don’t have a Past President Badge or lapel Pin are Ken Kelley, Jim Rees, Jim Perkins and Rick Campbell so hang in there guys, as some would say, “there in the mail”.

Western Welcome Week was a pretty good success and Tim had many thanks for all the volunteers that helped to set-up, sell and take down the stand. They shut down just a bit early because they ran out of water or something but the main thing is we made $748. Great job guys.

Jim Rees had an update on the Pancake breakfast, we made about $1,200 and the King Soopers rebate was about $1,431 so we have been making some nice monies.


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Sertoman of the Day:  Dick Laskey was born 8-15-48 in Detroit Michigan, he says he enjoyed the area as a young lad but not now, it’s just not the same. His grandfather was a dentist who worked on notables such as Race Beamer of early radio fame and baseball Hall of Famer Ty Cobb.

His high school is closed and his rivers were the Detroit & Rusch rivers. Dick joined Sertoma in 1980 and has served in many of the club offices including President (Gold Coat) in 1986, Treasurer, etc. plus the highly regarded position of Bingo Captain.

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Dick has been married to Linda since 1970 (that’s 41 years) and they have a daughter and a son plus two grandkids. He earned an accounting degree at Kalamazoo U. and moved to Colorado in 1973 when he heard CPA’s were needed in the Denver area. He came out to visit a collage friend and got a job. Dick had no military. Listen to DickLaskey.mp3

Program:   Program Chair, John Vierthaler, introduced Igor Raykin, who spent over 10 years as a principal in DPS.

(taken from his web page) I have been living in Colorado for more than 30 years after emigrating from St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1980, and I still speak Russian fluently. I graduated from the Metropolitan State College of Denver in 1997. While there, I majored in journalism and minored in political science. I attended law school immediately after college, and I graduated from the University of Denver in 2000. Because I have a passion for education and consider myself a lifelong learner, I also picked up a Master’s of Humanities, with an emphasis in philosophy, from the University of Colorado at Denver in 2010.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, I spent several years working as a teacher, focusing on at-risk youth. For several years, I was a teacher at the Lookout Mountain Youth Services Center, a juvenile prison, and I’ve worked as a teacher with homeless youth, as well. During my time teaching, I also taught courses in criminal justice and political science at the college level.

I decided to transition from education into law because I still want to help people with problems they may have, but I would rather do so on an individual basis rather than in a group setting. I also love the intellectual challenges and intricacies that law constantly presents.

In my free time, I love to play guitar, read and enjoy the beautiful Colorado wilderness. I’m also an avid traveler who has visited 30 countries.

Igor talked some about what to do with problem students, or what can be done. A small percentage can disrupted the teaching environment and educators have their hands tied as to how to deal with problem students. A lot of the problems stems from the students home life, lack of parental guidance or a lack of having both parents in the home. The situation is getting worse every year and many schools are passing poor students just to get rid of them.

Igor is an excellent speaker with a very important topic but unfortunately, he ran out of time. We will have to try to get him back.         Listen to IgorRaykin.mp3


Upcoming programs:
Aug 30: Steven Greenspan, Ph.D., brain disorders
Sep 6: Jennifer Soceko - Olympic hopeful
Sep 13: Joe Gomez and Carol Huserik, Disabled Golf Program
Oct 4: Ethan Feldman, Democratic Candidate, 18th Judicial District Attorney
Oct 11: George Brauchler, Republican Candidate, 18th Judicial District

List of future programs:
Index of past programs programs.pdf
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Upcoming SOD list
Aug 30 – Regular Meeting – SOD Mike Magee
Sep 6 – Regular Meeting – SOD Will Martinez
Sep 13 – BOD & Regular Meeting – SOD Dick Mason
Sep 20 – Regular Meeting – SOD Pat McKim
Sep 27 – Regular Meeting – SOD Cliff Metsker ?

(BOD means Board of Dir. meeting)

22nd Annual Arapahoe Sertoma Fall Golf Classic Aug. 28th
at Foothills. Payment is due before game.

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