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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....Aug 9, 2007
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith

  Pres.  Miley     Rev. Jim

Guests:  None

Fines: 25¢ to Vierthaler for advertising. Enslow tried to fine Hogge for pour training of our new pres. But that didn’t go far. For one thing, Hogge is the SOD and Rick was already fined last week. Tim scolded Enslow for not standing.

Our friendly “cat Dr.” had an automatic fine for not turning off his cell phone ringer. Perkins didn’t learn a thing, his went off later.

Announcements: Jack Marshall and Barney O’Grady are still out with medical issues and we hope both have a speedy recovery. We here Jack may be home at this time but no word on how Barney is doing.

Enslow mentioned he was gone last week (many cheers). He also mentioned the Golf tournament coming up on Sept. 4 th.

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. Also need some ideas for fund raising.

Rees: Need a few members to help on Growth committee.

Pres: Need a secretarial assistant to help Sterling who is busy with his job. Good time to learn the inner workings of the club.

Pifer has a reserved area for the Western Welcome parade.


Bob Hogge, born 1956 in Ogden, Utah. Lived in Ogden about 5 years, moved to San Francisco, CA area and was in school same time as Susan Summers and some ball player accused of using drugs. Moved back to Ogden and graduated Cappuccino, H.S. Joined the U.S. Army and was assigned to “do tanks”. The Weber River runs through Ogden.

During his 3-1/2 yrs, he spent a lot of time as a secretary but then as an E-5, was back on tanks. He mentioned his team was known for their great targeting abilities by shooting one of our own tanks. Thank goodness the ammo was only practice rounds.

After the service, Bob attended the U. of Utah to learn banking and in “84”, he moved to Denver (after his first divorce) and has been in the banking business ever since, the last 17 years at Colorado Buisness Bank.

Bob, along with is wife Denise, have a son and a daughter and 2 grandkids. His brother, John, brought him into the club about 5 years ago but John couldn’t stand it any further and quit the club a couple years ago. (he is always welcome back). Bob likes to golf, hunt fish and boating.

Program:   Program chair Cliff Metsker, presented Rev. Jim Robinson to bring us up to date on how his church and members have been helping out on the Katrina, Greensburg and Clovis NM disasters.

Jim is director of disaster relief of his Lutheran Church and gets a lot of help from Doug Harder. There were 52 churches lost in Katrina area and some are gone forever. A number of evacuees came to Denver and about 38% have not gone back. When the first C-130 brought some of the people here, one of the first things they asked was “where are we?”. Some of the families were so torn apart, one father and son where here, the mother and a daughter in another area and a second daughter in a third location. In New Orleans, over 100 law enforcement people have committed suicide.

In the disaster areas, it’s the churches that stay for the long haul to help. FEMA, the Red Cross and other agencies are only around for a couple months. Jim says it will probably take 10 years and more mucking out houses (that’s cleaning them up so they can be occupied).

The homes and businesses can be rebuilt in a short time compared to the emotional scares that most victims will suffer. In the case of tornadoes, the victims are reminded every time they hear loud noises, the wind or rain. They will have sleep disorders, wake up screaming. Many times these symptoms don’t appear for 40 to 70 days after the event and may last many years, if not for the rest of their lives.

These storms can cause damage in one area and not in others. In the case of the tornado in Greensburg, KS., the tornado was 2 miles wide and on the ground for 84 miles. A church was blown apart but the pastors desk was left intact with a folder on the chair and a stapler on the desk while other debris was found 2 to 4 miles away. The pastor was in another town with his daughter at the time and now feels guilt for being away. Luckily, the town had about 20 minutes notice and most found shelter.

Some other facts: About 4 weeks ago, 2 bodies were found in the Katrina debris. One body was found a couple weeks ago in the Greensburg area. There is no closure for the families until all the loved ones are found. The first responders also have to heal. We can prevent rapes and murders but we have no control over mother nature. Thanks Jim.

 Cliff Metsker  Scott Manley   John Vierthaler

       On the calendar .. www.arapahoe-sertoma.org/cal.htm

Sertoma Application form: app.pdf






Aug 16 - Regular Meeting - SOD - Kelsall
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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Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Registry   Are there any "sex offenders" in your neighborhood?

Stock spam hits record numbers Pump-and-dump stock schemes are nothing new. But the latest campaign is one of the largest ever. More than 500 million spam messages have hit inboxes worldwide. They’re touting Prime Time Group of Branson, MO. If you receive this message, delete it.

Screen savers replace milk cartons The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has launched a new campaign. It is using screen savers to help find missing children. The screen saver will display pictures of children in a user’s area. So far, about a thousand people have downloaded the screen saver.

Subject: FW: Golf

Golf can best be defined as an endless series of tragedies obscured by the occasional miracle, followed by a good bottle of beer.

Golf! You hit down to make the ball go up. You swing left and the ball goes right. The lowest score wins. And on top of that, the winner buys the drinks.

Golf is harder than baseball. In golf, you have to play your foul balls.

If you find you do not mind playing golf in the rain, the snow, even during a hurricane, here's a valuable tip: your life is in trouble.

Golfers who try to make everything perfect before taking the shot rarely make a perfect shot.

The term "mulligan" is really a contraction of the phrase "maul it again."

A "gimme" can best be defined as an agreement between two golfers... neither of whom can putt very well.

An interesting thing about golf is that no matter how badly you play; it is always possible to get worse.

Golf's a hard game to figure. One day you'll go out and slice it and shank it, hit into all the traps and miss every green. The next day you go out and for no reason at all you really stink.

If your best shots are the practice swing and the "gimme putt," you might wish to reconsider this game.

Golf is the only sport where the most feared opponent is you.

Golf is like marriage: If you take yourself too seriously it won't work, and both are expensive.

The best wood in most amateurs' bags is the pencil.

David Letterman's Top Ten Reasons Why Golf Is Better Than Sex.....

#10... A below par performance is considered damn good.

#9... You can stop in the middle and have a cheeseburger and a couple of beers.

#8... It's much easier to find the sweet spot.

#7... Foursomes are encouraged.

#6... You can still make money doing it as a senior.

#5... Three times a day is possible.

#4... Your partner doesn't hire a lawyer if you play with someone else.

#3... If you live in style in Florida, you can do it almost every day.

#2... You don't have to cuddle with your partner when you're finished.

And the NUMBER ONE reason why golf is better than sex.....

#1... When your equipment gets old you can replace it!