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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW .... December 1, 2011 (corrected)
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith

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Guests:  Tom Guetz and John Cullen from S.W. Sertoma. They were the Program for the day, see below.

Fines:   Table one for a guest - passed:     Doug for a "tasteless joke"....failed.

Announcements:  Rev. Robinson is home and maybe at lunch next week.

Randy mentioned Dick Laskey had foot surgery recently.

Doug informed the group the Dean Hiss had fallen Sunday night and broke part of his hip socket. Doug (& Will) called me today to say Dean is being moved to Cherrelyn Healthcare Center this afternoon. He is in real good spirits and was glad to hear form a couple of the members yesterday.

Cherrelyn Healthcare Center
5555 South Elati Street
Littleton, CO 80120
Phone: 303-798-8686

There is a parade in Englewood tomorrow and Ken Kelley will be doing something with it or in it, not sure which. All come and enjoy. (doing a little research, I found the details of the Parade and the Tree Lighting event. CLick here for details

Bob mentioned we had 26 people show up for the Aquarium tour and lunch and most had a great time. One couple didn't read the Newsletter and showed up late, I wont say who they were.

Ken received a letter from the ELk's club thanking us for the donation and saying the money is earmarked for a scholarship fund.

Club Christmas Party this year is December 9th and Price will be $37/person. See menu click here: Christmas Menu.pdf   
Homewood Suites in giving us the opportunity once again to spend that night (Friday, Dec. 9) for a paltry 57 bucks per suite. Jeanette Ridl (manager) keeps giving us this rate year after year----Gus Szala got it for us originally for our 57th birthday. The phone # at Homewood is (720) 981 4763. Such a bargain!!!

Rick Jacobus says the Esasys are in and he needs readers for Dec. 6th at the Elks, starting about 10am. and lasting maybe 3 hours. There are 8 schools submitting many many essays.

Pat McKim brought in some VHS tapes to be given away FREE.

Kids Xmas party is scheduled for Dec. 22nd. More to follow.

The enthusiastic Jim Rees has King Soopers coupons. The club receives 5% but only 4 people regularly use the service. The card is like a debit card so it’s easy to use. We sold a good portion of what we had to the Ralston Creek club.

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SERTOMAN OF THE DAY: 

Will Martinez was born May 28, 1926 in Berthoud, CO. He attended North High School and graduated age 18 in 1944. He enrolled in Denver University, but joined the Navy where he eventually wound up on the U.S.S. Shields DD-596, a new destroyer and served in the Pacific Theater until 1946. He returned to DU and graduated in 1950. He was pulled back into service during the Korean war in October 1951 and discharged in April 1953.

Will was married to Marle in May 28 th, 1948 and was with her for 60-1/2 years and they had 2 daughters, 8 grand kids and 8 great grand kids. He worked at Gates Rubber Co. until 1960, when he joined Martin Marietta. He worked on Titan missiles and the Sky Lab and also the external fuel tanks. Will retired January 1, 1989. He has been a hard working Arapahoe Sertoman for many years, serving in many capacities. He was brought into the club by Norm Schillo.

Listen to WillMartinez .mp3

Program:  Tom Guetz and John Cullen from S.W. Sertoma came to discuss the opportunity to collaborate with Arapahoe Sertoma in co-sponsoring their annual charity Golf Tournament at Pinehurst Country Club. Southwest Sertoma has only 21 members and needs help with continuing to sponsor the annual charity golf tournament. The tournament has been very successful raising $65,525 in 2009, $79,119.99 in 2010 and $53,287 in 2011. Proceeds from the Tournament in 2009 were $36,030.78, $44,536.30 in 2010 and $28,590 in 2011.

This is the 16th year for the tournament and the major benefactor is the Center for Hearing, Speech and Language. However, ten to fifteen other charities benefit annually. The event consists of an 18-hole 4-man best ball scramble. They provide box lunches and have numerous games and prizes on the course. Water, beer and soft drinks are provided free on the course. Immediately following the golf there is a social hour with a silent auction, sports memorabilia auction, hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. A raffle is also held with tickets pre-sold and sold during the tournament and a sit down dinner. Cullen indicated Gold ($1800), Silver ($1200) and Bronze ($600) sponsorships are sold along with hole sponsors for $250. The event has been a combined effort by Southwest Sertoma, LaSertoma and strong event day volunteers and administrative support from the Center for Hearing, Speech and Language.

Tom Guetz reviewed the proposed Disbursement of Net Proceeds for next years tournament. Fifty-one percent of the net proceeds would go to the Center for Hearing Speech and Language. Half of that amount would be from Southwest and half would be from Arapahoe. La Sertoma would receive approximately $5-6,000 dependent on the overall success and the remainder would be divided equally between Southwest and Arapahoe based on volunteer effort.

A lengthly discussion followed with the general consensus being that this would be an excellent opportunity to raise funds for our Club but would require the membership to fully support the effort and volunteer to make the tournament a success. Arapahoe would be required to identify 7 co-chairmen for the following committees: 1. Overall Tournament Chairman 2. Publicity and Printing Chair 3. Finance Chair 4. Sponsors Chair 5. Live and Silent auctions Chair 6. Volunteer Chair and 7. Golf Chair
These committees would start meeting in January and would meet 3-4 times prior to the tournament.

The club voted to be a part of this event.

See the Power Point Presentation they had: 2012 Southwest Sertoma Charity Golf Tournament.pdf

     Listen to the presentation: Golf..mp3      

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Upcoming programs:
8 Dec: Animal Care Foundation
15 Dec: Randy Furst; CDOT
22 Dec: Joe Jones; Aviation Illustrator to be rescheduled
http://tiny.cc/xnpcd
Index of past programs programs.pdf

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Upcoming SOD list

Dec 8– Regular Meeting – SOD & BOD Dick Mason
Dec 15 – Regular Meeting – SOD Pat McKim
Dec 29– Regular Meeting – SOD Cliff Metsker

(BOD means Board of Dir. meeting)
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DISTRICT ATTORNEY CAROL CHAMBERS’ HOLIDAY SAFETY REMINDERS

1. CHECK YOUR CREDIT CARD/BANK STATEMENTS FOR UNAUTHORIZED CHARGES AS SOON AS THEY ARRIVE. BETTER YET, CHECK THEM ON LINE FREQUENTLY.

With more activity in credit card and bank accounts during the holidays, criminals have an excellent opportunity to sneak charges that may be over looked on to your accounts. If you fail to notice a fraudulent credit card charge within sixty (60) days of its first appearance on your account, you will be responsible for paying the charge. And the longer a fraudulent bank transaction is not reported, the more you may have to pay.

2. CARRY YOUR CREDIT CARDS, DEBIT CARD, DRIVER’S LICENSE, CASH, CHECKS, AND ANYTHING WITH YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER IN THE SAFEST POSSIBLE MANNER.

 - NOT IN YOUR WALLET IN YOUR BACK POCKET (MEN)

 - NOT IN YOUR PURSE (WOMEN)

 3. STAY ALERT! KNOW WHO IS AROUND YOU?

Victims of crime often state that the perpetrator came out of nowhere. What they are really saying is they were not paying attention to their surroundings and the perpetrator was able to get close to them. A person who appears to be alert and aware of the space around him or her, is less likely to be the target of a criminal. Pay attention to whom and what is around you as you walk to your car, leave your home or a business. If you aren’t comfortable with your surroundings, leave or get someone to walk with you.

 4. BE CAREFUL WHEN PURCHASING GIFT CARDS.

Before purchasing that gift card, examine it closely, both front and back, for evidence of tampering. Does it appear that the card may have been removed from the packaging and returned? Has the pin number been revealed? Clever criminals will remove cards from racks and collect the information from the card, return the card to the display, and then use the phone number from the card to determine when the card has been activated. They then use the information they collected from the card to make purchases. The safest cards are those which have not been on an open display; but regardless of where you get them, all cards should be carefully inspected before purchase.

 5. CUT UP GIFT BOXES BEFORE YOU PUT THEM OUT WITH THE TRASH.

A box that contained a new TV, stereo, IPod, firearm, jewelry, or other item easily sold on the street may attract a burglar that is searching for his/her next victim. Don’t entice a burglar by advertising that your home has just added items of value.