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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW .... December 29, 2011
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith

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Fines:   Besides a couple of late arrivals and cell phones going off, there were no fines.

Announcements:  President Ken Kelley was a no-show so Doug Harder took the gavel and ran a tight meeting (yah, right). To break the ice, Doug had a little contest and the first person to be able to answer the questions won a little cash. Bob Buckland won the first round, followed by Rick Jacobus and there was a tie on the third question so Jacobus and Smith split the prize. Their question was: Name the 10 parts of the body that have only 3 letters (we came up with 11). Lip, Eye, Leg, Arm, Rib, Toe, Ear, Jaw, Hip, Gum & Lid.

Dean Hiss is back: He is getting around very nicely and looking great. Dean thanked all those that visited or helped him while he was recuperating. Glad your back Dean.

Sam Anderson (you all remember who Sam is don’t you? We see him every 5 years) showed up and since there was no program, he jumped up and gave us a refresher on his life. SEE PROGRAM below. Welcome back Sam.

Scott Manley thanked all those that donated cash for the purpose of getting some package’s mailed off to servicemen overseas. Scott had asked for about $140 for postage and whatever, we raised $212. Scott also wants your VOLUNTEER HOURS so he can submit them.

Dick Enslow didn’t give us a date for next year’s Golf tournament but he asked the question of where we want to hold it. He is open to suggestions and Foothills is high on the list so if there are no other courses proposed, Foothills might be it if Dick can arrange it. Sam said he didn’t give a darn where it was held.

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



Cliff Metsker was born south of Nashville, TN in 1951. Cliff’s mother flew back to the U.S. just so Cliff could be born an American. Cliff and his family lived in Saudi Arabia for his first six years. His dad was a pilot for Saudi Arabia's airline. He had an interesting childhood of ferrying back and forth between Tennessee and Saudi Arabia. After his father was laid off, his family packed up and moved to a very large cattle/dairy farm in the San Luis Valley after a brief stop in TN.
With a twin brother, another set of twins and two other siblings he and his family ran cattle, sheep and various dairy cows on a farm near Center, CO. Graduating from Center High School (which is still standing) he enrolled at CSU (Tractor Tech) – He played Football and Basketball to get his tuition paid. Upon graduation he moved to Dillon, Montana for 6 years and in 1980 went back to Center, CO. He said he really enjoyed the time in Montana.


He left the farm to work for the Marshall Management Produce Company and managed an implement company, he then sold out, got married to Mary in 1987 and moved to Denver (Littleton to be exact) and opened a State Farm insurance agency. He is now a broker/agent for Farm Bureau Insurance with offices in Lakewood and Broomfield. John Pifer signed him up.
Cliff has no children, but he does have 5 brothers and sisters. He has a twin brother who is a tall, goofy fellow that looks nothing like him. His mother is still alive at 93 and still driving but his dad passed away 2 years ago. He enjoys skiing, golfing, fishing and fine literature. There was no military; he said he would have made to big of a target.

Listen to Cliff Metsker .mp3

Program:   The club was honored to have SAM ANDERSON as our SOD. Sam lives in Florida, which he likes in spite of the weather. Sam was a Gold Coat President in 1980/81 and was the International President in 1989/90. Sam is a native of Denver, being born on the kitchen table. Soon after, the family moved to Wyoming and attended the same school from grades 1-12. He attended Graceland College for 2 years before attending the University of Wyoming where he obtained a law degree. He had a class reunion with several of the original graduates while here.

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After some good natured exchanging of insults he went on to report that he has no idea why he ever moved out of Colorado and would move back if it wasn’t for the hassle of MOVING. He says Florida is full of bugs and things just rot away in short time, no so in Wyoming. He is no longer practicing law. Mary sends her love. Sam parted by saying that he was proud to be a member of the “Greatest Club on Earth”.

Read SUCCESS by Ralph Waldo Emerson   below.

     Listen to the presentation: SamAnderson..mp3      


Upcoming programs:
Index of past programs programs.pdf

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Upcoming SOD list

Jan 5– Regular Meeting – SOD Dave Miley
Jan 12 - Regular Meeting – SOD & BOD Don Nelson
Jan 19 - Regular Meeting – SOD Barney O'Grady
Jan 26 - Regular Meeting – SOD Peter Pauwels

(BOD means Board of Dir. meeting)

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by Ralph Waldo Emerson
To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty,
To find the best in others,
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
Remember that what you possess in the world will be found on the day of your death to belong to someone else.
What you are, will be yours forever.
The purpose of life is to be useful; To be honorable; To be compassionate;
To have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.

(The first couple web pages I saw on Google mention that this poem may not be from Emerson).
Bio of Emerson: