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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....Aug 2, 2007
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith
 

    Miley     Rev. Jim

President: “My name is Rick Campbell”. (I’m glad he cleared that up)

Guests:  Ed Colucci once again BUT not any more, he was finally inducted into the club.

Fines: Carl was fined but I can’t remember why and John Vierthaler fined for his great looking tie. McKim played Sgt. @ Arms.

Bob Stein, acting as spokesmen for table one, announced Dave Miley is now an official member of table one. 25 cent fine to Ed Bezjak for not welcoming Miley to table one as their newest, official member. But, Ed told them all to “hold on”. (He had been trying to get recognized by the chair so he could propose a fine to make Miley feel welcome.). I think the fine passed. To make things worse, Bob Hogge had to jump up and claim that HIS table was number one. (this is getting out of hand).

Mr. Benton was fined for some comment about crossing Pepsi and Viagra and you end up with Mount N Do. Passed

Announcements: Jack Marshall and Barney O’Grady are both having some medical issues and we hope both have a speedy recovery.

Bezjak, filling in for Enslow, mentioned Golf Sept 4 th @ Meadows. Sign up now.

Tim: Welcome Week, Lemonade stand needs a couple more volunteers to help get equipment.

Aug 23 meeting at 11a.m. for Ways & Means committee to talk about next years raffle.

Campbell: Myron Dragieff died this week. He was a member many years ago.

Miley volunteered to be the new Sick and Visitation leader.

Bob Hogge received a plaque for being our president last year. Great work Bob.

Ed Colucci was inducted (finally) as our newest member.  Ed works for Liberty Mutual Insurance.  He and his wife are from NY but met here in Colorado. They have 2 sons. Carl Duncan brought Ed into the club and pinned him. Ed Bezjak proposed his usual 50cent fine to Ed to make him feel welcome into the club. Passed.

This was our presidents first induction and it was so bad, Mason fined Bob Hogge 50 cents for not teaching Rick the proper way to induct a new member. Passed.


SERTOMAN OF THE DAY: 

Dean Hiss once again shared his story of life. Born July, 1926 on a Kansas wheat farm. Dean was a farm kid, milking cows, slopping hogs gathering eggs etc. His mother was known as the “Chicken Assassin” because of all the chickens she killed and cooked up. She could pluck a chicken faster then anyone else around.

Dean graduated from H.S. in 1945, was in the Navy during WWII, and went to Washburn University. In 1951 he came to Denver to visit during the summer with a couple friends and rented a fully furnished house. At some point in his early working career, he was a Fuller Brush Salesman. In 53 he came back to Denver and got married. He worked for Midland Federal & Savings and Littleton Federal which has changed it’s name a couple times over the years. In 1971, Dean went into the appraisal business.

Dean went back to Kansas a short time back and went through Greensburg where the tornado about whipped the town off the map. He had some pictures of the area, there wasn’t much left to see except a few foundations. This was about 25 miles from Dean’s home town.

Dean has 2 sons, one in Durango and the other in Arvada, and 2 grandsons, about 6 & 3 years old. Steve Bolyard brought Dean into the club in 1968.


Program:   Program chair Cliff Metsker, presented Cliff Metsker as our program. It turns out Cliff has a hobby of collecting single blade, folding pocket knifes, along with a few other odd examples of costume made knifes. Cliff had an antique bag with a loose collection and 3 display cases full of examples of the limited type he collects. There are just too many types and styles of knifes to collect them all.

Cliff’s granddad was a blacksmith and had a forge and could forge out many types of implements. He could sharpen and shape a hoe sharp enough to shave with. Cliff explained how some of his blades where heated, beaten out, folded over and reheated many times to strengthen the steel and to make an interesting pattern in the metal. Some blades are folded 300 to 400 times to get a particular pattern.

Cliff also wanted the membership to think of things we each could talk about, bringing more of a personal program to the lunch. (This could get out of hand). Good work Cliff.


  n/a  Don Smith   Fred Downs

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Aug 9 - Regular Meeting - SOD - Hogge
Aug 16 - Regular Meeting - SOD - Jacobus
Aug 10 - Friends of Man Golf
Aug 19 - Meals on Wheels Golf
Sep 4 - 17 th Annual Arapahoe Sertoma Fall Classic Golf Tournament
at the Meadows Golf Club.
Sep 6 - Regular Meeting - SOD - Manley
Sep 13 - Regular Meeting - SOD - Marshell
Sep 20 - Regular Meeting - SOD - Mason
Sep 27 - Regular Meeting - SOD - McKim


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Time Warner Road Runner 877‑318‑8333 Direct to human.
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Simple Freedom F 800‑335‑6401 Press #0#0.
Sony Ericsson Mobile F 866‑766‑9374 Select language.
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SunCom F 800‑786‑7378 Press 0 at each prompt, ignoring messages.
T‑Mobile D 877‑537‑7389 Direct to human.
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Tracfone F 800‑323‑2366 Direct to human.
U.S. Cellular F 888‑944‑9400 Press 0.
Verizon Wireless F 800‑922‑0204 Press 0 at each prompt, ignoring messages.
Virgin Mobile F 888 292 8223  @ TBD
Wirefly F 888‑843‑2485 Press # at each prompt, ignoring messages.
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AARP Pharmacy Services F 800‑289‑8849 Press 1; hold through message.
Aetna Rx Home Delivery D 800‑227‑5720 Press 0.
Caremark F 800‑262‑7890 Press 0.
CVS.com F 888‑607‑4287 Press 0.
Drugstore.com D 800‑378‑4786 Press 2; at prompt press 5.
Express Scripts F 800‑206‑4005 Press 0.
Humana F 800‑448‑6262  @ At prompts say "member," "pharmacy," "prescription benefits"; give invalid ID.
Medco Pharmacy F 800‑987‑5269  @ Say "representative" at each prompt, ignoring messages.
Omron Healthcare F 877‑216‑1333 Don't press or say anything.
Rite Aid F 800‑748‑3243 Don't press or say anything.
Walgreens D 877‑250‑5823 Direct to human.
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AT&T Business 800‑750‑2355 Press * at each prompt, ignoring messages.
Baby Bjorn F 866‑424‑0200  @ Press 2.
Black & Decker F 800‑544‑6986 Direct to human.
BMG Music F 317‑692‑9200 Press #.
Bosch Power Tools F 877‑267‑2499 Press 100.
Bose B 800‑444‑2673 Direct to human.
Briggs & Stratton F 414‑259‑5262 Press 0 at prompt.
Canon USA F 800‑828‑4040 At prompt press *; at prompt press 0.
Casio F 800‑706‑2534 Press 3.
Columbia House DVD F 888‑467‑7404  @ Press 1 for English; then don't press or say anything, ignoring messages.
Dirt Devil F 800‑321‑1134 Press # at each prompt, ignoring messages.
Eddie Bauer B 800‑426‑8020 Press 1.
Entertainment Weekly F 866‑228‑1183 Say "agent." Say "yes."
Eureka Vacuum F 800‑438‑7352 Press 17.
Evenflo F 800‑233‑5921  @ Press 4.
Fischer‑Price F 800‑432‑5437 Do not press or say anything, ignoring messages.
Frigidaire Parts F 800‑599‑7569 Press 3.
FTD F 800‑736‑3383 Press 2.
GE Appliances F 800‑626‑2005 Press 000.
Geek Squad F 800‑433‑5778 Press 0 at each prompt, ignoring messages.
Goodyear Tire F 800‑321‑2136 Press 1; at prompt press 5.
Graco F 800‑345‑4109  @ Press 0.
Hitachi F 800‑448‑2244  @ Press 0 at each prompt, ignoring messages.
Holmes F 800‑284‑3267 Press # at each prompt, ignoring messages.
Honeywell F 800‑468‑1502 Press 11900.
Hoover F 800‑944‑9202 Press 52.
John Deere D 800‑537‑8233 Press 1; at prompt press 4.
Johnson & Johnson F 800‑526‑3967 Press 0.
JVC America F 800‑252‑5722 Press 3.
Kensington Tech Support F 800‑535‑4242 Press 11.
KitchenAid F 800‑422‑1230 Press 3420.
Kodak D 800‑235‑6325 Press #.
Kodak Gallery (Ofoto) F 800‑360‑9098 Say "agent."
Kolcraft F 800‑453‑7673  @ Direct to human.
Lexmark F 800‑539‑6275 Press 1.
Little Tikes F 800‑321‑0183 Press 11.
Magnavox F 800‑705‑2000 Select language. Say "agent."
Mattel F 800‑524‑8697 Press 0 at each prompt, ignoring messages.
Maytag F 800‑462‑9824 Press 0 at each prompt, ignoring messages.
McAfee F 888‑847‑8766 Press #40.
Memorex Electronics F 800‑919‑3647 Press 333.
Money Magazine F 800‑633‑9970 Don't press or say anything.
Nautilus (Bowflex) F 800‑628‑8458 Press 3; at prompt press 2; at prompt press 4.
Netgear F 888‑638‑4327  @ At prompt press 41.
New York Times F 800‑698‑4637  @ Press 500.
Newsweek F 800‑631‑1040 Press 0.
Nikon Service F 800‑645‑6687 Press 4 at prompt.
Nintendo F 800‑255‑3700 Press 0.
Nokia F 888‑665‑4228 Press 1.
Olympus ‑ Digital F 888‑553‑4448 Press 5; at prompt press 0.
Panasonic F 800‑211‑7262 Press 0 at each prompt, ignoring messages.
PC World F 800‑234‑3498 Press *; at prompt press 2.
People Magazine F 866‑365‑1620 Press 0.
PepsiCo F 800‑433‑2652 Press 0.
PETCO D 888‑824‑7257 Don't press or say anything.
Philips Electronics F 888‑744‑5477 Say "agent."
Pitney Bowes Equipment F 800‑522‑0020 Press 0 at each prompt, ignoring messages.
Poland Spring F 800‑950‑9396 Say "representative" at each prompt, ignoring messages.
Polaroid F 800‑343‑5000 Press 0.
Procter & Gamble F 800‑331‑3774 Press 1.
RCA / Thompson Electronics F 877‑794‑7977 Press 2.
Reader's Digest F 800‑304‑2807 Press 0.
Samsung F 800‑726‑7864 Press 2; at prompt press 1; at prompt press 3; at prompt press 3.
Sharp F 800‑237‑4277 Press 1132.
Sony / Playstation F 800‑222‑7669 Say "agent"; at prompt say "agent"; at prompt press 1; at prompt press 1.
Sports Illustrated F 800‑284‑8800  @ Press ###, ignoring messages.
Teleflora F 800‑835‑3356  @ Press 2.
Texas Instruments F 800‑842‑2737 Press 0 # and hold.
Ticketmaster F Local Press 0 at each prompt, ignoring messages.
Time Magazine F 800‑843‑8463 Press 0 at each prompt, ignoring messages.
TomTom F 866‑486‑6866 Press 1.
TV Guide F 800‑866‑1400 Say "customer service" twice.
USA Today F 800‑872‑0001 Press 0.
Wall Street Journal F 800‑568‑7625  @ Press 0 at prompt; press # at prompt; press # at prompt.
Washington Post F 800‑627‑1150  @ Don't press or say anything.
Whirlpool F 800‑253‑1301 Press 421; at prompt press #.
Xbox F 800‑469‑9269 Press 0 at each prompt, ignoring messages.
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DHL Express D 800‑225‑5345 Press 0 at each prompt, ignoring messages.
FedEx D 800‑463‑3339 Say "representative" at each prompt, ignoring messages.
Union Pacific F 800‑877‑5123 Press #.
UPS F 800‑742‑5877 Press 0 at each prompt, ignoring messages.
UPS (International) F 800‑782‑7892 Say "Agent" at prompt.
US Postal Service F 800‑275‑8777 Press 5 at each prompt, ignoring messages.
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Adobe Systems F 800‑833‑6687 At prompt, press 1.
Computer Associates F 877‑694‑8509 Press 2.
Intuit F 800‑811‑8766 Press 0 at each prompt, ignoring messages.
Microsoft Tech Support F 800‑642‑7676 Press 0 at each prompt, ignoring messages.
QuickBooks F 888‑729‑1996 Press 0.
Symantec D 800‑441‑7234 At prompt press 00; at prompt press 00; at prompt press 00; at prompt press 2; at prompt press 4; at prompt press 2; at prompt press 2.
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Ace Hardware F 866‑290‑5334 Press 0.
Advance Auto Parts F 800‑314‑4243 Press 0.
Barnes & Noble D 800‑422‑7717 Direct to human.
Bed, Bath & Beyond F 800‑462‑3966 Press 4; hold.
Best Buy F 888‑237‑8289 Press 2.
BJ's Wholesale Club F 800‑257‑2582 Press 0#.
Blockbuster F 214‑854‑3000 Press 22.
Borders F 888‑812‑6657 Press 0.
Cabela's B 800‑237‑4444 Direct to human.
Circuit City F 800‑843‑2489 Press 0.
CompUSA F 800‑266‑7872  @ Press 33.
CompUSA erebates F 888‑716‑8555 Press **.
Costco F 800‑220‑6000 Press 55.
Dillard's A 800‑345‑5273 Direct to human.
Disney Shopping F 800‑328‑0368 Press 0.
Home Depot F 800‑793‑3768 Press # at each prompt, ignoring messages.
Home Shopping Net F 800‑284‑3100 Press 0.
Ikea F 800‑434‑4532 Press 0 quickly and repeatedly.
JC Penney Catalog D 800‑222‑6161 Press 0 at each prompt, ignoring messages.
Kmart F 866‑562‑7848 Press 13.
Lands End A 800‑743‑9706 Direct to human.
LL Bean A 800‑441‑5713 Direct to human.
Lowe's F 800‑445‑6937 Press 0.
Macy's F 800‑289‑6229 Press 4; press *# at each prompt thereafter.
Nordstrom 888‑282‑6060 Direct to human.
Office Depot F 888‑463‑3768 Press 0 at each prompt, ignoring messages.
OfficeMax F 800‑283‑7674 Press 2.
OfficeMax Rebates F 866‑765‑5702 Press 2; at prompt press 2; at prompt press 2; enter fake phone #; press 1 to confirm; press 1 to confirm.
Pottery Barn F 888‑779‑5176 Don't press or say anything.
QVC F 800‑367‑9444 Press 0.
Radio Shack F 800‑843‑7422  @ Press 0; at prompt press 0.
Rent‑A‑Center F 800‑422‑8186 Press 1.
Sam's Club F 800‑964‑1917 Press 0 at each prompt, ignoring messages.
Sears F 800‑469‑4663 Press 0 three times.
Sears Delivery F 800‑732‑7747 Press 95111.
Staples D 800‑333‑3330 Don't press or say anything.
Staples Easy Rebates F 877‑266‑6483 Wait for "main menu" then press 0 * *.
Starbucks Coffee F 800‑782‑7282 Press 0.
Target F 800 591‑3869 Press 2; don't press or say anything, ignoring messages.
The Company Store F 800‑285‑3696  @ Press 0.
Timberland C 888‑802‑9947 Press 0.
TJ Maxx F 800‑926‑6299 Don't press or say anything.
Toys ''R'' Us F 800‑869‑7787 Press 1; at prompt press 2; at prompt press 7; at prompt press 2; hold through requests.
TrueValue F 773‑695‑5000 Press 0 and ask for customer service.
Victoria's Secret F 800‑411‑5116 Press 0 at each prompt.
Wal‑Mart F 800‑925‑6278 Press 1433.
Williams‑Sonoma B 877‑812‑6235 Don't press or say anything.
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AT&T F 800‑288‑2747 Press 0 at each prompt, ignoring messages.
BellSouth F 888‑757‑6500 Press *0 at each prompt, ignoring messages.
Comcast F 800‑266‑2278 Press * at each prompt, ignoring messages.
MCI F 888‑624‑5622 Press 2 at each prompt, ignoring messages.
Qwest F 800‑244‑1111 Press 1; say "operator" at all subsequent prompts.
Sprint Long Distance F 800‑877‑4646 Press 000 at each prompt, ignoring messages.
Talk America F 800‑291‑9699  @ Say "Agent"; confirm phone number; say "agent" at each prompt thereafter.
Verizon (land line) F 800‑483‑3000 Don't press or say anything.
Verizon Billing F 888‑780‑3964 When prompted for phone number, say "Operator." Repeat if necessary.
Verizon Business F 888‑649‑9500 Say "representative" at each prompt, ignoring messages.
Verizon Fraud C 888‑483‑7200 Direct to human.
Verizon Repair F 800‑275‑2355 Direct to human at times, otherwise press 00.
Vonage C 866‑243‑4357 Press 0 at each prompt, ignoring messages.
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Air Canada F 888‑247‑2262 Press 1; at prompt press 0; at prompt press 0; at prompt press 0.
AirTran Airlines F 800‑204‑5695 Press 0.
Alaska Air F 800‑252‑7522 Press #.
Alitalia F 800‑223‑5730  @ Press *.
American Airlines F 800‑433‑7300 Press 0 at each prompt, ignoring messages.
American Airlines Baggage F 800‑535‑5225 Press 7.
Amtrak F 877‑444‑4773 Direct to human.
Best Western B 800‑780‑7234 Direct to human.
British Airways F 800‑247‑9297 Press 0 at each prompt, ignoring messages.
Carnival Cruise F 800‑929‑6400 Press 0 at each prompt, ignoring messages.
Celebrity Cruises F 800‑647‑2251  @ Press 0.
CheapTickets F 800‑755‑4333 Don't press or say anything; when offered customer service say "Yes."
CheapTrips F 800‑211‑5119 Direct to human.
Comfort Inn A 877‑424‑6423 Direct to human.
Continental Airlines F 800‑784‑4444 Press 00 at each prompt, ignoring messages.
Days Inn A 800‑329‑7466 Direct to human.
Delta Airlines F 800‑221‑1212 Press 0 at each prompt, ignoring messages.
Disney Cruise Line F 800‑951‑3532  @ Press 0 at each prompt, ignoring messages.
Disneyland Resort F 714‑781‑4000 Direct to human.
Expedia F 800‑397‑3342 Press # at each prompt, ignoring messages.
Four Points by Sheraton F 888‑625‑5144 Press 17.
Greyhound F 800‑231‑2222  @ Press 26.
Hampton Inn C 800‑426‑7866 Direct to human.
Hilton HHonors F 800‑548‑8690  @ Press 5 at each prompt, ignoring messages.
Holiday Inn D 800‑465‑4329 Press 0; at prompt press 0.
Hotels.com F 800‑346‑8357 Press 0 at each prompt, ignoring prompts.
Hotwire F 866‑468‑9473 Press # at each prompt, ignoring messages.
Hyatt Corporation A 888‑591‑1234 Direct to human.
JetBlue Airways B 800‑538‑2583 Press 0.
Le Meridien F 888‑625‑5144 Press 13.
Lufthansa C 800‑399‑5838 Direct to human.
Luxury Collection Hotels F 888‑625‑5144 Press 15.
Mariott Rewards F 800‑321‑7396  @ Press 0.
Marriot International F 800‑228‑9290 Press 0 at each prompt, ignoring prompts.
Midwest Airlines F 800‑452‑2022 Press **.
Motel 6 B 800‑466‑8356 Direct to human.
Northwest Airlines F 800‑225‑2525 Press 3 at each prompt, ignoring messages.
Northwest Airlines WorldPerks F 800‑447‑3757 At prompts say "WorldPerks," "agent," "yes," "agent," "yes."
Norwegian Cruise Line F 866‑234‑0292 Don't press or say anything.
Orbitz D 888‑656‑4546 Press # at each prompt, ignoring messages.
Priceline F 800‑774‑2354 At prompt press 1; at prompt press 1; at prompt enter phone number #; at prompt enter phone number #; at prompt enter phone number #.
Princess Cruise Line F 800‑774‑6237  @ Press 0.
Qantas F 800‑227‑4500 Press 3; at prompt press 2; hold through message.
Radisson B 888‑201‑1718 Direct to human.
Ramada F 800‑828‑6644 Direct to human.
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines F 866‑562‑7625  @ Press 0.
Sheraton Hotels F 888‑625‑5144 Press 12.
Southwest B 800‑435‑9792 Direct to human.
Spirit Air C 800‑772‑7117 Press 00.
St. Regis Hotels F 888‑625‑5144 Press 0.
Super 8 B 800‑800‑8000 Direct to human.
Travelocity F 888‑872‑8356 Press ### at prompt.
United F 800‑864‑8331 Press 0; say "agent," say "yes"; say "domestic" or "international" as appropriate.
Universal Studios Hollywood F 800‑864‑8377 Press 4.
US Airways F 800‑428‑4322 Press 41.
Virgin Atlantic F 800‑821‑5438 Press 0 at each prompt, ignoring messages.
W Hotels F 888‑625‑5144 Press 16.
Walt Disney World A 407‑824‑2222 Direct to human.
Westin Hotels F 888‑625‑5144 Press 11.
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Adelphia F 888‑683‑1000 Press * at each prompt, ignoring messages.
Cablevision F 800‑868‑9840 Press 1. Then press 0 at each subsequent prompt.
Charter Communications F 866‑472‑2200 Press 0 at each prompt, ignoring messages.
Comcast F 800‑266‑2278 Press * at each prompt, ignoring messages.
DirecTV F 800‑824‑9081 Don't press or say anything.
DISH network F 800‑333‑3474 Press 0 at each prompt, ignoring messages.
RCN F 800‑746‑4726  @ Press 1; at prompt press 3; at prompt press 2; at prompt press 4.
Sirius F 888 539‑7474 Press 1; at prompt press 0.
Time Warner Cable F Local Press 0 at each prompt, ignoring messages.
TiVo F 877‑367‑8486 Say "Agent" at each prompt, ignoring messages.
XM Radio F 800‑967‑2346 Press 0 and then say "customer service."
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Commonwealth Edison 800‑334‑7661  @ Press 0 at each prompt, ignoring messages.
Consolidated Edison 800‑752‑6633 Press 0 at each prompt, ignoring messages.
Consumers' Energy Company 800‑477‑5050 Press 0 at each prompt, ignoring messages.
Detroit Edison (DTE) 800‑477‑4747 Press 0 at each prompt, ignoring messages.
Florida Power & Light 800‑226‑3545 Press 0 at each prompt, ignoring messages.
Georgia Power 888‑660‑5890 Press 0 at each prompt, ignoring messages.
Pacific Gas & Electric 800‑743‑5000 At prompt say "Operator"; at prompt say "Yes"; at prompt say "Operator"; at prompt say "Yes."
Public Service Electric & Gas 800‑436‑7734 Press 0.
Reliant Energy 866‑222‑7100 Don't press or say anything.
Southern CA Edison 800‑655‑4555 Press 0 at each prompt, ignoring messages.
TXU Energy 800‑218‑7130 Press 0 at each prompt, ignoring messages.
Virginia Electric & Power 888‑667‑3000 Don't press or say anything.
Wisconsin Elecrtic 800‑242‑9137 Press 0 at each prompt, ignoring messages.

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