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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....Dec 10, 2009
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith

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Quote:  Larry the Cable Guy “Eagles may soar but weasels don’t get sucked into jet engines”

Guests:   n/a

Fines:   Miley=fail, Rev. = pass twice, Pres. = pass. The fining process got going pretty good there for a while.

Bingo:   53 players and $4950

Announcements:  Next week, Dec. 17th., is the last meeting for this year and last Bingo for the year.

Pat reported a card was sent to Bob Hogge’s wife and it was reported a nice turnout from the club at his funeral. Bob was a great asset to the club, he will be missed.

Howie Kelsall’s health is preventing him from attending the meetings. Give him a call once in a while.

Gus said we had 49 signed up for the Christmas party. I hope all enjoyed it.

The club has been having the Annual Raffle since 1982, now we have to decide if we want to keep it going. Well, the Board decided there doesn’t seem to be enough interest this year so we are NOT going to have a Raffle in 2010 and rethink it for 2011. With the declining membership and cost of tickets, we didn’t want to have another last minute scramble to get all the tickets sold as we did last year.

Bezjak will be gone until the first of April next year…..(I didn’t know he was even here)

Will Martinez has King Soopers coupons.



Jim Perkins graced us today as our SOD. Jim was born in Warrior, 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.
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. 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, 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 Norgan (sp?) 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 Norgan 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 Norgan, retiring in 1998.

Jim joined the Arapahoe Sertoma Club in 2003. He was brought into the club by Joe Dowdey.


Program:   Mike Magee introduced his son-in-law Phil Tahmindjis. Phil was in several Olympics back in 1988, 1992 and 1992 and at one time was in the top 8 of speed skating.

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Phil holding his Olympic Relay Torch

Tahmindjis, born in a suburb of Sydney, started playing ice hockey for the Canterbury Pacers and was also a short track speed skater before he started with long track speed skating. Starting as a backmarker at the 1985 World Junior Championships, he improved to 12th the following year. Housing subdivision near Union, Kentucky, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. ... The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia with a metropolitan area population of over 4. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Short track is an usual abbreviation of Short track motor racing Short track speed skating This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

His talents where mainly with the shorter distances, and taking part in four World Sprint tournament from 1987 to 1994, finishing 28th twice and being disqualified the other two times. In Calgary (1988), he took part in his first Olympic Games, skating the 1000 and 1500 m. In 1990, Tahmindjis started to skate allround championships as well (1990 to 1992), finishing around the 30th place in the races. At the 1992 Winter Olympics, Tahmindjis therefore also started on the long distances; 5 and 10 km. He claimed his best Olympic result at the 5000 m by finishing 25th, but was disqualified at the double distance. At the 1994 Winter Olympics, in his final season, he again only participated in the 1000 m and 1500 m. 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... Calgary is the largest city in the province of Alberta, Canada. ... 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Media:rofl. ... The 1992 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XVI Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in 1992 in Albertville, France. ... The 1994 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XVII Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in 1994 in Lillehammer, Norway. ...


Upcoming programs:

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                       Upcoming SOD list
Dec 17 - Regular Meeting – SOD John Pifer
Jan 7 - Regular Meeting – SOD Tim Pollak
Jan 14 – Regular Meeting & BOD - SOD Jim Rees
Jan 21 – Regular Meeting - SOD James Robinson
Jan 28 – Regular Meeting - SOD Norm Schillo

Dec 17 - D Team
Jan 7 – E Team
Jan 14 – A Team
Jan 21 – B Team
Jan 28 – C Team

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  send me an e-mail.

Sertoma Application form: app.pdf       Recruiting Manual     

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Sertoma News Service

December 11th 2009

The first digital version of the Sertoman Magazine is ready. Click here to read!

Resolution Response
There were three resolutions presented to the Sertoma Board of Directors during the 2009 National Convention.  The board’s responses are now available. Read more

Dangerous Decibels
One of the leading agencies supporting hearing loss is having a conference in Florida in March. If you are a teacher or work in the education field, this conference will help you learn how to teach about Noise Induced Hearing Loss and make it fun! Registration information.
Annual Fund
There is still time to make a gift before the end of the year. If you would like to include this gift with your 2009 Taxes, please make your gift no later than noon on December 31, 2009.

Sertoma Store will be closed the week of December 28th- January 1st for scheduled physical inventory. No orders will be processed during this time. All orders will be on hold until regular business hours resume Monday, January 4th.
We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

Club Administration

Dues Billing: Reminder that all roster changes (additions and deletions) must be received by noon central time on December 31st. Any changes received after this date will be reflected on the April 1 dues invoice. Retroactive adjustments to the roster or dues invoice cannot be made.

Online Membership Changes: The Club Member Update area of the Sertoma website will be down for maintenance starting noon central time December 31st until January 4th.