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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....August 28, 2014
This weeks Reporter- Don Smith

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Guests:    n/a

Fines:  The “Dick” table was fined for “too many Dick’s”..passed but only by a show of hands.
Doug’s table was fined for “too many Doug’s”….passed.

Announcements:  Don Nelson isn’t doing very well and probably will not be back to lunch. He is taking visitors at home AND would like you to call and chat. His number is 303 794-4917. It was reported that he has in-house hospice.

President Bill read a letter from Melissa Weisser who was Ms. Wheelchair Colorado. Although she did not win the Ms. Wheelchair America crown for 2015, she won priceless relationships, contacts and shared information to continue to better her life in her wheelchair as well as continuing her success in her reign as Ms. Wheelchair Colorado 2014.

Don mentioned he received an email from Gus Szala’s wife, Carolyn, saying Gus is in a long term care facility. She has sold their house and moved into a 55+ living facility close to Gus. Gus is at Life Care Center of Littleton located just west of Broadway at 1500 W. Mineral. She thought he would be up to visitors. He is recovering from pneumonia but doing better that a week ago.

Doug informed us as to why the Rev. was not at lunch today, he had a proceedure to slow down something….something below your waist….. (he couldn’t remember what it was). Doug saved face later with a joke, hear it here.mp3

B-days to: Randy Smith

Doug hobbled to the podium with his left leg in a soft boot for which he will be having surgery shortly. He wanted to have a contest because Sunday he went to a Rockies game and they were handing out tee-shirts. Carolyn got a shirt and after looking at it, she threw it on the ground. Doug thought that was rather rude so he picked it up and being the giving person that Doug is, he brought the shirt to lunch today to be given to the person that expressed the most hatred for the team and John Vierthaler made the statement that “I don’t think Monfort knows what he is doing” and that won John the shirt. (The shirt says Monfart, please sell the team! )

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:  Randy Smith, our resident speech and hearing specialist, is a native of Natchez, Mississippi, being born in 1950, then moving to Louisiana where he attended school. He was a newspaper carrier and a disk jockey (Rock’n Randy’s Electric Radio Show).

He earned a bachelor’s degree from N.E. Louisiana Univ. in Monroe, LA. Randy did graduate work at LSU and got a job at McNeese State Univ. He was a speech and hearing consultant for the Special Ed. Dept. After six years there, he wanted to do post graduate work and was accepted to CU. He specialized in speech pathology in neurogenic speech and language problems and voice problems.

He came to Colorado to do some graduate work and received a Post Graduate Degree at C.U. He stayed in Colorado he had a job at Porter Hosp. and he met Amie (who worked at Swedish), got married (about a year before joining Sertoma in 1987) and had two children. He was employed by Porter Hospital for 11 years and now in his own private practice since 1990.

Randy has a good number of fond memories from living there and decided to share some with his predominately Yankee audience. His childhood home was a mere two miles from the Mississippi river. They hadn't heard of air conditioning so his bedroom window was open at night. He’d fall asleep to the sounds of the calliopes being played on the riverboat passing on the Mississippi and in the morning, it became his wake up call.
Listen to Randy Smith.mp3

Program: Randy Smith filled in for the program for a short period, talking about hearing loss. He had a deminstration and Ed Bezjak volunteered. Ed closed his eyes and felt an object Randy was holding, he had about 2 seconds to feel it and say what it was. He guessed correctly, a pencil, but he wasn’t supposed to so that threw Randy off on his talk.

Randy had Mary Mosher-Stathes lined up as the program but she didn’t make it. Mary Mosher-Stathes, has two passions in life: spending time with her horse, Rose, and teaching deaf children to communicate. In April 2010, Mary bought a horse ranch in Parker, Colorado, in order to merge her two passions. She and a dedicated board and group of volunteers are creating a family-centered, authentic Western atmosphere, where children with deafness or other oral language hurdles can expand verbal and reading skills through equine connections.

Mary has dedicated 32 years to educating deaf children and helping them learn to speak. She has received numerous state-wide and national awards for her work, including the 2007 Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year Award.

Randy mentioned he had gone out to Rosie’s Ranch a couple months ago and wanted to volunteer so he was handed a shovel and told to Muck out the Stable. What Randy didn’t know was that there was a spy out there that day and caught him leaning on the shovel.

Listen to Randy as the Program.mp3

Randy said he would try to get Mary rescheduled as a program.

Upcoming programs and events :
Sep 4 – Atty. Mike Makaroff (Draft Dr. Ben Carson for President)
Sep 11 – Karen Owen-Lee – Housing options for seniors
Sep 25 – Phil Tahmindjis – ex Olympian
Dec. 8th: Club Christmas party at DTC Maggiano’s
List of future programs        Past programs.pdf

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Upcoming SOD list
Sep 4 – Bob Stein
Sep 11 – Jack Thompson & BOD
Sep 18 – John Veirthaler
Sep 25 – Bill Benton

(BOD means Board of Dir. meeting)

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