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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW .... Aug 8, 2013
This weeks Reporter- Don Smith

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Guests:  Rev. Robinson introduced Bryn Boyer, his life skills coach, driver & friend. Doug Harder introduced a former member of the club, many years ago, Jack Culver, who is here visiting from Arizona.

Fines:   To Vierthaler for looking like a farmer and also for not removing his John Deere hat.

Announcements:   Jim Perkins has arranged for Patxi’s Pizza to host a fundraiser for Arapahoe Sertoma, to be held Wednesday, September 11th all day. They have a program called “52 Weeks of Giving” in which every week all year long, they host neighborhood fundraisers for organizations dedicated to education and children’s health and welfare. So far, they have been able to give back over $200,000.
Also, Scott has a bunch of business size cards advertizing this event, the cards were donated by Dan Miller of Signal Graphics

Phil Grimm gave an update as to how the 7th Annual Bill Parchen Golf Scramble at Raccoon Creek end up. Of all the teams, there was only a point or two difference in score and all had a great time. Dick Mason gave an extra “thank you” to Phil for his hard work. First place team was Enslow, Mason, Stein & Grimm.

Tim Pollak informed us that our Lemon Aide Stand will be in operation for this years Western Welcome Week Aug. 17th, a Saturday and a sign up sheet was passed around. If you can help out, let Tim know, he needs afternoon help. Tim mentioned that the health dept. is mandating that we wash the lemons ahead of time so he is asking for a little help next week after the meeting. Also, DQ is donating 10% if you buy a Blizzard this week (today is the best day), the monies going to The miracle Network.

Rick Jacobus will be attending a meeting on the upcoming Freedom Week next February. The meeting will be Aug 15th at 6:30 at the Southglen Library and others are welcome to attend.

Scotts quote of the week from Vince Lombardi: “Leaders aren't born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that's the price we'll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.”

Scott read a letter from the mother of a hearing aide recipient. Listen to Scott read it.mp3

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:  Don Nelson, born in 1924 and grew up on a farm in N.W. Iowa. He went all 12 years to the same school and it is still standing and being used as a school. The family did not have a tractor, they had to use horses, and they also didn’t have electricity until he was in high school when the REA came through and delivered power to all the farms. Don said that was one of the best things to happen for rural America.

He was working in a VA hospital where he met his wife Jackie. They were married for 62 years, his wife passing in 2010. They moved to Colorado shortly after they were married. Don then enrolled in veterinary school and practiced until he sold his practice in 1983 to another Nelson. He has been retired ever since.

He has three kids. His son is a colonial in the Air Force and was our speaker only a few months back. One daughter is retired and the other is a microbiologist. He has six grandkids and 1 GGrandchild with another on the way.

He served in the Marines and was stationed on the USS Colorado (BB-45) during WWII. The ship had 16” guns. They were not so bad if they were firing forward but if they fired to the side it would move the entire ship two feet sideways. Needless to say, it made it hard to sleep.

His biggest fear was the suicide planes. They were hit by one once in the spring of 1945 off of Okinawa. It hit amidships and killed six of his buddies. By sheer luck he was down on the deck below his 40 millimeter gun. The gun and the people on it were not so fortunate. He was injured and has little recollection of what happened afterwards. He did receive a purple heart. He also received his campaign ribbons. (According to a search on the internet, this happened at Leyte Gulf - November 27, 1944) The deck down below was severely damaged killing quite a number of other sailors. The ship was able to continue on with its duties but of course it did end up having to be repaired.

He did wind up in the hospital for a year because he caught tuberculosis related to his military service. That did have the fortunate benefit of extending his GI Bill benefits so he ended up having to pay for about a quarter of his college education.

He was briefly in Japan at Yokahama during the signing of the peace treaty. He noted that during the shore leaves on some of the south pacific islands the times were “interesting”… especially with those South Pacific girls. He made it from private to private first class.

Don joined the club in 1965 when they started the Sunset Club with Mabe, Sam Anderson, Steve Bolyard and others.

He went to school on the GI Bill. He feels that the GI Bill is one of the best things that the country did for veterans because it allowed a much lower pool of people to attend college. He went to what is now CSU but then was Colorado A&M. In his class over 900 applied and they accepted 67.

Listen to Don Nelson.mp3

Program:  Bob Buckland introduced a long time friend of his, Bucky Dilts. September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and Bucky came to talk to us about that but first, a little about him.

Douglas Riggs "Bucky" Dilts was a punter for three years in the National Football League. He played in Super Bowl XII for the Denver Broncos.

College career:  Dilts attended the University of Georgia where he was a member of the Chi Phi Fraternity. He was the left-footed punter for the Georgia Bulldogs from 1974 to 1976 and played for the legendary Vince Dooley. He appeared in three bowl games, including the 1976 Cotton Bowl Classic and the 1977 Sugar Bowl and was a member of the 1976 SEC Championship Team.
Pro career

Dilts was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Denver Broncos in 1977. He played two years for the Broncos, including an appearance in Super Bowl XII against the Dallas Cowboys. In 1979, he played for the Baltimore Colts. The following year, after he did not receive any offers from any teams, he retired from football and went to work in sales and marketing in the Denver-Boulder area in Colorado.
(info from Wikipedia )

Bucky is a 3 year cancer survivor and is a strong advocate for men to get tested early and often.
This year approximately 217,730 men will learn they have prostate cancer and more than 32,050 men will die from the disease. African-American men are disproportionately affected by prostate cancer, having higher rates of prostate cancer diagnosis and death than men of all other racial or ethnic groups in the United States. Almost one third of prostate cancer cases are found in men during their prime years at work.

Today, 1 man in 6 will get prostate cancer during his lifetime, but only 1 man in 34 will die of this disease. More than 2 million men in the United States who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point are still alive today. When detected during these earliest stages the 5-year survival rate is close to 100%. Listen to Bucky Dilts.mp3

Upcoming programs:
Aug 15 – Dr. Philip Beaver, a Pentagon 9/11 Survivor
Aug 29 – Elinor Christiansen MD, Healthcare Reform

List of future programs        Past programs.pdf

Upcoming events:
Western Welcome Week Aug 17 - Lemon Aide Stand
Dec. 13th: Christmas party @ Buell Mansion
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Upcoming SOD list
Aug 22 – Peter Pauwels
Aug 29 – Jim Perkins
No SOD on Aug 15th do to a great Program scheduled
(BOD means Board of Dir. meeting)

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