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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....Dec 14, 2017
This weeks Reporter- Don Smith

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Guests:   Alice Perkins, Jim’s wife: Taylor Bigondt returned as a guest so we will have to work on him to join the club.

FINES:  Fry for interrupting the SOD.

Foundation News:  The Foundation still has a cemetery plot or two for sale. They are located at Chapel Hill Cemetery. If interested, contact one of the Foundation members or me ( DonSmith@arapahoe-sertoma.org ) and I will forward your contact to one of them.

Announcements:  Norm informed us of the passing of Will Martinez last month.

Rick Jacobus announced that with the help of the volunteer readers, they got all the essay read and winners selected. We have 7 schools we will be hosting for this year’s Freedom Week lunch that will be Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at Pine Hurst CC. There will NOT be a regular lunch that Thursday.

No one mentioned how the Christmas Party last Sunday turned out but from the one or two comments I heard, it went over very well.

Scott extended a warm Thank You to Mike Magee, Orian Hunter and Rick Jacobus for the work they did on the FW reading and the Christmas Party get together.

Acting President, Bob Buckland, showed us the new award patch the club received to be sown onto the banner. This was for being an Early Bird, now we just need a seamstress.

It was discussed at the Board Meeting that some of the committees and their chairman don’t know what to do or who is on the committees. This will be discussed at a meeting in the near future but we all need to be pro-active and find out what committee we are on and what it does, who the chairman is and how you can contribute to the Club. I have heard from some of you that there is a lack of interest because no one helps you or gives you guidance. Speak up if you need help or don’t know what committee you’re on, this club is about YOU so be part of it. When the current slate of Officers were being put together, some of you said you would be their 2nd in command…..do you remember who you are or who you are supporting?

Last week’s Bronco pool winners: Schillo2 Miley2
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Sertoman of the Day:    Our newest member, Simpson St Fort, honored us today with a brief history of his life and some encouragement.

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Born and raised in Haiti for the first 17 years of his life, he has been a U.S. Air Force 20 year veteran, a holder of a Master’s Degree in Computer Information Management and a resident of Denver, CO. He has always had a special love for his country of origin and its children close to his heart. While in the United States Armed Forces, he has been part of many humanitarian missions such as the Haitian refugee crisis in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. After the devastating earthquake in January 12, 2010, Simpson volunteered with the American Red Cross and was assigned on board the U.S. NAVY Hospital Ship Comfort on the coast of Haiti. Simpson was struck by the suffering and the resilience of the people and his love of Haiti has deepened.

From August 2014, to September 2015, Simpson took his American born wife Christy and his daughter Lashay to his father’s hometown Jacmel, Haiti and continue to help the people of Haiti. Simpson’s love for Haiti was something that his father Jeremy St Fort and his seventh-grade teacher Roland Cajuste instilled in him. Simpson’s own personal experience with parents that believed in and promoted the value and importance of education, but themselves were unable to provide. His father did not even make it through High School but, was a wise man who never stops pushing and telling him that he was his future and he kept reminding him not to forget the ones that help him to succeed, never forget where he came from , and to always lend a helping hand to someone else..

His seventh-grade teacher saw something great in Simpson’s character, he invested not only his finance but his time and effort in him, took him competing against the other neighborhood school’ best students, he believed in him, changed his life and made him very compassionate about humanity. Simpson learned first-hand what it is to grow up struggling for the basic necessities such as education, health care, transportation, hygiene and proper nutrition. This core and common problem weighted heavily on his heart and mind and he refused to keep going without doing something about it. In November 2013, he fulfilled his calling by partnering with a few friends who shared a common vision to help not only the Haitians but any reachable person in need. They established UNIFACO Inc. a not for profit organization (501C3) which main purpose is to provide much need assistance in agriculture, youth and adult education, leadership, health and wellness and proper nutrition to the less fortunate. Simpson’s number one goal is to significantly improve the chances of a promising and successful future for the youth and an enjoyable learning experience for everyone that Unifaco would allow him and his team to make a long-lasting impact in their life, just like his father and teacher have done in his life. For the love of humanity and a hopeful future for not only the Haitians but for all reachable person in need, please join Simpson in this endeavor so that you and Unifaco can partner together and passionately assist others in need. Doug Harder brought Simpson into the club after meeting Simpson at the VA.

Listen to Simpson St Fort.mp3


Program:   Randy Smith introduced Todd McPherson, Director of Development for Integrated Family Community Services, formally Interfaith taskforce.

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From humble origins, Integrated Family Community Services has grown to meet an ever increasing need. With a proud tradition of giving a hand up, not a hand out, IFCS is a hopeful place to those in need.

Mission
Integrated Family Community Services (IFCS) provides basic human services and enrichment programs to low-income people, using community resources. IFCS fosters self-sufficiency and respects the dignity of each client. It serves the people of Centennial, Englewood, Glendale, Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Lone Tree, Sheridan, and unincorporated Arapahoe County.

Programs
Integrated Family Community Services is probably best-known for its food and clothing banks, which are truly a reflection of our community. Community members – schools, churches, service clubs, businesses and families, donate all the food and clothing.

One of IFCS’s main goals is homeless prevention. Through a variety of resources including financial assistance (rental, utility, mortgage assistance), transitional and off-site housing IFCS is able to help families achieve their housing goals, access more affordable housing or simply help its families maintain their present shelter.

http://www.ifcs.org/about-us/           Listen to Todd McPherson.mp3

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Upcoming programs and events :

Sertoma Area Calendar--Calendar-Updated.pdf

Arapahoe Calendar:
Dec 21 - TENTATIVE Robert J. Wilson, Colorado Department of Transportation
Dec 28 – Samantha Henry
Jan 4 - Scott Perry, Superbowl History
Jan 11 - Dan Raabe, The Science of Performance, Will-Power
Feb 20 – Freedom Week, NO LUNCH ON Feb 22.

List of future programs        Past programs.pdf     Club history

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Upcoming SOD list

Dec 21 –Jack Thompson
Dec 28 - John Vierthaler
Jan 4 – Bob Stein

(BOD means Board Of Dir. meeting)
Index of when you were the SOD
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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.     DonSmith@Arapahoe-Sertoma.org
Sertoma Application form: app.pdf       Recruiting Manual     
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A Movie with Grandpa video
Soaring Valor (Short Film)

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Links to the
Club Photos Have moved:

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2017-2018 Officers list.txt
The club’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Arap.SERT.1952?ref=profile
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Jeff Carter, helicopter pilot who crashed during fire fighting operations. 
The links to the video are here:   Part 1    Part 2.

Erik Hebert from New Beginnings Recovery Center in Littleton:
https://youtu.be/HSPvMgXf1fk pt-1  &  https://youtu.be/IxDPUJkRHRU pt-2

Melissa Hellmuth of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
https://youtu.be/vnmyU1nTOTY CASA pt-1  &  https://youtu.be/0LrMOnyGTWE CASA pt-2

Doug Jackson (Project C.U.R.E) at Arapahoe Sertoma 2017 https://youtu.be/NVZ1wN-Gr8I

A-1 Scuba and Craig Hospital Program:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPciC5Z2hik

Harvey Le Cato presenting banner video: https://youtu.be/7uIf0S9BN2c

Jack Farland speaks to Arapahoe Sertoma    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJuY3x6bAps

Arapahoe Sertoma promo with Bob Stein     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPSmRz2xfQk

John Pifer SOD   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-ugpauLQ7I

Arapahoe Sertoma at go-kart track   https://youtu.be/6RF05DGyJ5A  

Volunteering With Sertoma by Anthony Prichard       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5aJYgIw2g4

Helping People With Hearing Problems In Englewood, CO by Anthony Prichard   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vojdvwL3Q8I