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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....December 29, 2016
This weeks Reporter- Don Smith

news_l3.gif  Dick Mason          Bob Buckland    news_l5.gif  Doug Harder

Guests:    Alice Perkins, Jim’s wife: Dick Sorensen, past member and maybe a future member if he moves back to this area from WY.

FINES:   n/a

Birthdays:   n/a


Jack Thompson is back until about August. His other commitment is kind of over for the season.

It was reported that Ed Bezjak is doing better and may be able to go to his daughter’s house in a week or so, then maybe back to AZ in a month to get his car. He was told to do what the Dr’s said or he would be in big trouble.

Gary Athey about burnt up his camera at the 2016 Christmas Party and made CD’s of the photos to give to each member. I counted about 150 photos on the CD. Gary used our new projector to show the photos on the wall before the meeting began. He also passed out a BIO sheet on Clarke Bennett to be inserted in your Blue Bio Book. I see a bright future for Gary at Arapahoe Sertoma……

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The Christmas/Holiday Party last week was reported as a big success. Although about 65 signed up and 51 showed up, enough money was raised to pay for the event. Also there were many gifts donated to be delivered to the kids at Tennyson Center for Children.

Remember, if you bring in a new member and he stays 6 months, you get Free Dues - per new member for a quarter. A couple members just qualified for this perk.


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Sertoman of the Day:  The scheduled SOD didn’t show up but past member Dick Sorensen took over the duties of filling us in on what’s been happening in his life since he left town. He and his wife moved to Buffalo, WY and they came to the decision it was time to move South. We don’t know if South means ending up in the Englewood area or not, time will tell.
Listen to Dick Sorensen.mp3

Program:  In lieu of a program, Doug, Joe, and Bob talked about and asked “how can we get new members” and also ideas for fund raising. Sorensen talked about some of the ways the club raised money in the past….car raffle, golf tournaments, selling light bulbs and our favorite, BINGO. The Poker party is still in the works.

One idea is when you buy something from Amazon, goto depending on if your page automatically signs you in or not to Amazon, and there will be a box to enter an organization name. Enter Arapahoe Sertoma -- You have to go to for this to work. The club will receive .5% back (that is ½% BUT, that is better than a poke in the eye, right? Just buy a lot of stuff and the club will make more money.

Another item that was brought up by Joe was notifying members that they would be the SOD the following week. He wondered if he needed to call them as a reminder but then what if they can’t make it, does he call the next in line? It was decided to just follow the weekly Newsletter SOD schedule and if that person doesn’t show up, hopefully the next person in line will step up to the podium. When the absent member returns to a meeting, he will jump in line and Don can adjust the schedule for the following week. We all know everyone has heard your story (many times) but so what, things change, stories change, and hopefully new members will be there to hear it for the first time. Anyway, if nothing else it’s a way to get you to participate at least a little bit (and donate a $5 to some lucky winner). Only 5 members had double duty in 2015 so that isn’t to bad.

Listen to the boys talk about this.mp3

Upcoming programs and events :

Sertoma Area Calendar--Updated December 1, 2016.pdf

List of future programs        Past programs.pdf     Club history

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Upcoming SOD list
Jan 5 – Dick Mason
Jan 12 – Pat McKim & BOD
Jan 19 – Dave Miley
Jan 26 – Jim Perkins
Jack Marshall as fill in when he shows up

(BOD means Board Of Dir. meeting)

Index of when you were the SOD

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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How to sign the Pledge

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A Movie with Grandpa video
Soaring Valor (Short Film)

Links to the
Club Photos Have moved:

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2016-2017 Officers list.txt
The club’s Facebook page:

Promotion video: Helping People With Hearing Problems in Englewood, CO

Arapahoe Sertoma promo with Bob Stein

John Pifer SOD

Arapahoe Sertoma at go-kart track  

Volunteering With Sertoma by Anthony Prichard

Helping People With Hearing Problems In Englewood, CO by Anthony Prichard

Mark Hardcastle  I Had A Paintbox