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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW .... Aug 29, 2013
This weeks Reporter- Don Smith

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Guests:  Rev. Robinson introduced his assistant, Bryn Boyer. Dean Hiss introduced George Hannes.

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 wanted to know how many Club Directories we need.

Rick Jacobus is getting his Freedom Week team together and will contact them when he needs their assistance. We lost 2 schools so we only have 8 now. They are meeting next Thursday.

Scott’s birthday reminder for this week was for Carl Duncan, the song was terrible.

Scott gave all the numbers on the Golf Tournament proceeds:

Scott read some true statements heard in courtrooms. (see link below for examples)

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:   Jim Perkins graced us today as our SOD. Jim was born in Warrior, (Birmingham) Alabama in 1946, 34 years to the day after Sertoma International was founded.
Jim has lived in Denver since 1950. He attended Abraham Lincoln High School. It is, of course, still standing.

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He is a self-proclaimed sports nut. His 2 best sports were bowling and golf, the problem being for either game, the scores were the same. When he was about a year old, he had Polio so that drove him to get involved in anything he could to overcome the handicap. No matter what he was involved in, he always tried too hard to be the best. It could be sports, board games, boy scouts, bible class or any group activity.

He has been married twice, first to T.E.B., and now married to Alice since 1985. He has two children and one adopted. His son served in Iraq but is now back home, he is scheduled to retire soon. His daughter is Joe Dowdey's neighbor. Jim has eight grandkids.

Jim worked summers at Elitch Gardens Theme Park, until he wrecked their train. He then worked at the Colorado Department of Highways as a data “collector”, which was a bit more along the lines of a data “modifier”. He then went on to work as a cabinet maker.

Jim’s final and main career was for Norgren where he started as a sub assembler. He worked his way up to be the product manager for the Americas and the Pacific Rim. While working at Norgren he was able to finish his degree and went on to complete an MBA. Then, on March 10th, 1993 he fell down icy steps while attending a trade show in Chicago. He suffered a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, which rendered him paraplegic. He continued to work for Norgren, retiring in 1998.

Jim joined the Arapahoe Sertoma Club in 2003. He was brought into the club by Joe Dowdey and has gone through several chairs and helping whenever and where ever he can.
Listen to Jim Perkins.mp3

Program:  Good video of her on the Health Care Crisis:

Dr. Elinor Christansen, former President of the American Medical Women's Association, rebuts the argument that a national health program would result in longer wait times for Americans in need of medical care.

Dr. Elinor Christiansen, a member of Physicians for a National Health Plan and president of Health Care for All Colorado, discusses the U.S. health care crisis and proposes a simple solution to make comprehensive health care accessible and affordable to all.

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Elinor Christiansen has been a member of American Medical Women's Association since 1955 when she earned her MD from Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia (now known as MCP-HU). Listen to Elinor Christiansen.mp3

Candidate: Elinor T. Christiansen, M.D. Position: AMWA Board of Directors:

Upcoming programs:
Sep 5 – Todd Welter on Obama Care
Sep 12 – Jill Wayne, Executive Dir. at
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
Sep 5 – Jim Ress
Sep 12 –Tim Pollak
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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Link to the Buell Mansion Photos:

Sertoma’s “Dual District” Website:

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