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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW .... December 27, 2012
This weeks Reporter- Don Smith

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Announcements:  We had our lowest turnout of the year with only 21 members in attendance, 2 days after Christmas. For all the members that are traveling this holiday season, hurry back but be safe.

President Peter Pauwels (yes, he did show up and appears to be over the flu) read a couple Thank You letters he received, one was from the Pifer family and that any memorials in his name be donated to Arapahoe Sertoma.
Another Thank You came from Western Welcome Week for our support,

Peter also thanked Don for the video he captured of John Pifer when John was the SOD just a couple weeks before he passed away. The family was thrilled to have something so recent of John that really showed who he was.

Dick Enslow has a date for our 2013 S.W. & Arapahoe Sertoma’s Charity Golf Tournament at Pine Hurst as Monday, July 15th. No date yet on our Annual Fall Classic Golf Tournament.

Linda Holloway, the Front Range District Governor, would like to come and talk to us so we have reserved the January 24 SOD time slot for her if this works into her schedule. The SOD will be pushed back one week. She has several items she would like discuss such as our participation in the Soap Box Derby, e-mailing her with our events so she can pass that on to other clubs. More details later. Sertoma’s “Dual District” Website:

Remember, if you bring in a new member and he stays 6 months, you get Free Dues - per new member for a quarter.


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Sertoman of the Day:   Don Smith was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1946. His parents were both Colorado natives and were transferred back to the Denver area six months later.
Don was a paperboy for the Rocky Mountain News, starting at age 12. He spent one year at East High in Denver, then the family moved to Littleton. He went to Littleton High for a year and a half before getting kicked out, and then went into the Navy. He served for 3 ½ years, in before 18, out before 21. “Kiddy cruiser.” His ship was home based in San Diego and it was the USS Iwo Jima LPH-2, a landing platform for helicopters. It was the ship that later picked up the astronauts from Apollo 13. Don did set foot on Vietnam soil, for a one day beach party. He was a radioman and a teletype machine operator. He went to Vietnam twice and on the third trip over, he was discharged. The object of the helicopters was to carry the Marines behind enemy lines.

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After the Navy tour, Don went to work in Southern California as an assembly line worker for a company that made metal desks, then Orange County Communications and then for a rock, sand and gravel company. Due to back pain from an automobile accident 3 years earlier, he packed up the family and moved to NE were he did land leveling for a couple years before going to tech school to learn electronics. After school, he worked for King Radio in KS.

Don started working for the railroads in 1980 when he hired in with the ATSF in Emporia, KS. In 1984, he transferred to Pueblo and worked there until his job was abolished. He ended up quitting the Santa Fe and worked briefly at CFI Steel Mill in Pueblo, then with the D&RGW RR. In 1993, he was laid off and 4 months later, was hired by the BN (BNSF) in Denver and has been there until his retirement Sep. 2nd, 2012. 2 months later he turned 65 so is now both retired and on the governments health plan (Medicare). Don married #3 (Jean) in 1996, she gets credit for the look and feel of our web page and newsletter. His current hobbies are dirt bike riding, sometimes with Mckim, driving the steam engine at Tiny Town in the summer and driving a pick-up van for Project C.U.R.E.

Mike Ballew brought him into the club about 16 years ago. Listen to Don Smith.mp3

Program:    Randy Smith introduced Al Smith from Golden Eagle Financial, Ltd. Al came to talk to us about our memory, or sometimes the lack of it, and how we can try different things to help us remember things like lists, numbers, names etc.

Al had a few slides of different ways to remember things, one was using the phonetic alphabet and associating that to numbers. Another was associating a shopping list to walking in the country and what you would see, such as if you needed milk and cheese, you would imagine you see a cow in the field and if you needed eggs, you saw a chicken. You can be as creative as you want, whatever works for you is what you would use.    Listen to Al Smith.mp3

Through his business, Golden Eagle Financial, Al offers a variety of financial products and services which help his clients achieve their financial goals without risk or uncertainty. Al is a Chartered Financial Consultant. He has been in Financial Services for thirty eight years; during the last ten he has specialized in planning for and during retirement. He reaches people in a variety of ways to provide financial education and expand his practice at the same time. Some of these include:

Upcoming programs:

Jan 3 –
Jan 10 –
Jan 17 – Matt Phillips – Dealing with Change in this Volatile Environment
Jan 24 – Sarah Brown – ABC’s of Care Options for your Aging Loved Ones

List of future programs        Past programs.pdf
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Upcoming SOD list

Jan 3 - Randy Smith
Jan 10 - Bob Stein  & BOD
Jan 17 - Jack Thompson
Jan 24 - no SOD, time saved for Linda Holloway

(BOD means Board of Dir. meeting) ***************************************************************

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