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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....Dec 17, 2009
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith

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Quote:  Larry the Cable Guy “If you think nobody cares, try missing a couple payments”

Guests:   Linda Schnurbusch

Fines:   McKim for B.S.; Bezjak for miss-information, he showed up for lunch; Table 1 because they will miss Ed;

Bingo:   73 players and $$5,378


Gus was applauded for his handling of the 2009 club Xmas Party. 51 people showed up and $598 was donated to the Foundation. Ken Kelly $200 of that total.

Linda Schnurbusch was here to tell us her story; she is receiving help from the club for new hearing aides. A check from the club was given to Randy Smith to help cover the cost.

The Club received a Thank You note from Bob Hogge’s wife, Denise. She mentioned how Bob so much loved being a member. He will be missed.

There will not be a Raffle next year. Pat, Ken and John V. are looking into the possibility of a Poker tournament.

Mr. Golf has a final date for the 20th Annual Arapahoe Sertoma Fall Golf Classic, Tuesday, Sep. 7th at the Meadows.

Will Martinez has King Soopers coupons.



John Pifer started off by showing a wide variety of ball caps from all his favorite sports teams. John’s hobby is attending many sports venues. He was born 1942 in N Denver. Family had moved to Littleton by the first grade where he attended class in a one room school house, The area is now ACC.. In the 8th grade he was taught in the basement of Lutheran Presbyterian church. By ninth grade Littleton High School was built. Here John readily admits he pursued athletics far more than academics. He was awarded an athletic scholarship to Denver University but the school dropped football before he ever got to put on a uniform and lug the ball.

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(I lost last weeks photos so am using an old one)

In 1965 John sold insurance, etc for State Farm, retiring in 2005. He brought some of his remaining State Farm freebies even passing out a few. As a child his first job was performing magic tricks for .05 a pop. Later he was a paperboy then 10 years as a tile setter to which he attributes his current bad back. Forty some years ago he entered the Army Reserves and served from 1967-1969. He was stationed at Fort Bliss serving as a JAG trying soldiers accused of errors in judgment in Viet Nam.

John has been married 36 years or a total of 6 wives. From this target rich environment John only claims 4 children producing 4 grandchildren.

John listed a number of rivers starting with the Weaver and ending up with the South Platte. Ron Johnson brought him into the club about 43 years ago. John was a Club President in 1981/82 and has been sitting at table one since 1990. John owns and rents out a condo in Silverton, which he generously has offered to rent to any club member at 1/2 price. (I hope this offer is still open).


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Rick Jacobus introduced David Plati, Associate Athletic Director/Sports Information at CU. David is finishing his 25th year as the athletic department’s director of sports information, and his 31st year overall in CU’s Sports Information Office. He was promoted to assistant athletic director for media relations on July 1, 1988, and attained associate athletic director status in August 2005.
His primary responsibilities are with the football, skiing and men’s golf programs, though he oversees the sports information efforts for all sports, and at one time or another has personally handled seven sports during his CU career.

He has coordinated numerous successful promotions campaigns and public relations programs for coaches. Plati has now written two books on Cu football, the first about the school’s 1990 national championship, and the second released this past summer, Colorado Football Vault, a coffee table style book with an awesome collection of photographs and reproduced keepsakes. In 2005, the Denver Buff Club recognized him as it “MVB” choice (Most Valuable Buff).

While attending CU, Plati served four years as the information director for the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. He also worked for the Colorado Golf Association and for the Rocky Mountain News.

One of his proudest moments in his CU career came when late golf coach mark Simpson asked Plati to present him for induction at Simpson’s Golf Coaches Hall of Fame induction ceremony in January, 2005. He is also an avid concert goer, having attended some 300-plus in his lifetime (let by 30 Jimmy Buffett performances).

Dave has an enormous amount of sports knowledge and came to our meeting today to share some of it. He also presented a signed copy of his new book to one of our lucky members but I forgot who got it. Read the whole bio here: 


Upcoming programs:

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                       Upcoming SOD list
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

Jan 7 – E Team
Jan 14 – A Team
Jan 21 – B Team
Jan 28 – C Team

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.

Sertoma Application form: app.pdf       Recruiting Manual     

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and any other religions and beliefs.

In other words, Happy Holidays

May the following year bring peace among men (it will never happen in our lifetime), bring prosperity to all (not with the way the Government is heading) and don't drive your car, heat or cool your home, don't fly and most importantly, DON'T BREATH. We don't need any more CO2 in the atmosphere.




In the 1400's a law was set forth in England that a man was allowed to
beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence we have 'the
rule of thumb'
Many years ago in Scotland , a new game was invented.
It was ruled 'Gentlemen Only...Ladies Forbidden'...and thus, the word
GOLF entered into the English language.
The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV was
Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the U.S. Treasury.
Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.
Coca-Cola was originally green.
It is impossible to lick your elbow.
The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska
The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get this...)
The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%
The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $ 16,400
The average number of people airborne over the U.S. In any given hour: 61,000
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
The first novel ever written on a typewriter, Tom Sawyer.
The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.
Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history:

Spades - King David
Hearts - Charlemagne
Clubs -Alexander, the Great
Diamonds - Julius Caesar
111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
If a statuein the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air,
the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person
died because of wounds received in battle.. If the horse has all four legs on the
ground, the person died of natural causes.
Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, John Hancock and
Charles Thomson Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature
wasn't added until 5 years later.
Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?
A. Their birthplace
Q. Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat name requested?
A. Obsession
Q. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find the
letter 'A'?
A. One thousand
Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers have in
A. All were invented by women.
Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?
A. Honey
Q. Which day are there more collect calls than any other day of the year?
A. Father's Day
In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When
you pulled on the ropes, the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep
on. Hence the phrase...'Goodnight, sleep tight'
It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding,
the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink.
Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was
called the honey month, which we know today as the honeymoon.
In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts... So in old England
, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them 'Mind your
pints and quarts, and settle down.'

It's where we get the phrase 'mind your P's and Q's'
Many years ago in England , pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim, or handle,
of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they used the whistle to get some service.
'Wet your whistle' is the phrase inspired by this practice.
At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow!
Don't delete this just because it looks weird. Believe it or not, you can read it.

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pweor of the hmuan mnid Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it
deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng
is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl
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deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig
1. You accidentally enter your PIN on the microwave.
2. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years.
3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of three.
4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.
5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they don't
have e-mail addresses.
6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home
to help you carry in the groceries.
7. Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom of the screen
8. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn't even have the first 20 or 30 (or
60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go and get it.
10. You get up in the morning and go on line before getting your coffee.
11. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. : )
12. You're reading this and nodding and laughing.
13. Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to forward this message.
14. You are too busy to notice there was no #9 on this list.
15. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn't a #9 on this list.