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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....Dec 6, 2007
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith

 Don Smith     Tim Pollak  Doug Harder

Guests:    none

Announcements:  Does anyone remember what tomorrow is?

Jim Robinson is improving slowly and undergoing therapy.

Bob Hogge had a kidney removed today, there was a tumor. He is at Porter Hospital, I talked to his brother John and he said things went well and Bob should be home early next week.

Nick Morrone is getting his memory back SLOWLY he said, after having a slight stroke. He is havin some therapy 3 times a week. Nick might be back next week.

Dean read a thank you letter from Linda Holcomb who received hearing aids with the help from the Arapahoe Sertoma Foundation. You can read the letters here on the web at the bottom of the Gifting page.

Phil announced the 25 th Annual Charity Raffle is under way and we need donations for door prizes and the silent auction. This gala event will be held April 19 th, 2008 at Pinehurst Country Club.

Phil was congratulated for the Progressive Bingo sign he made. He did such a great job, we should make him our “Official Sign Maker”.

Dick Enslow gives Dean Hiss a check for the Arapahoe Sertoma Foundation.

Mike Magee is back and selling King Soopers coupons again.

Tom Fry mentioned something about the Christmas parties coming up. See calendar below.

The Club ‘Xmas party will be held on Tuesday, December 18 th at 6PM. Signup sheet was passed.

The Children’s ‘Xmas party will be held on Thursday, December 27 th at 12 Noon. Signup sheet was passed.

Fines: Dean fined Vierthaler 25cents for John’s lame excuse of having to clean up a bingo players mess. After the fine was raised to 50cents, it passed. Nice try John

Bingo Report : Ed reported D-Team had 104 players and deposited $5375. They started with only 6 members, computer wasn’t working properly, Tim needed help with the caller’s booth, Vierthaler showed up just before they ended serving food……things just didn’t go well but they ended okay. ALL workers be sure to get there on time and get a replacement if you’re not going to be there. WE ALSO NEED MORE VOLUNTEERS FOR THE EXTRA LIST. E-Team is up next.


Jim Rees, born 1933, went to Univ. of Illinois for 4-1/2 years and in 1956, got a draft notice so he joined the Air Force ROTC program. Graduated and in May of 1956, started pilot training in Arizonia. After half way through, they closed the base. In July 1957, Jim married Jo and then there was another base closure in Ft. Worth. In San Fransisco, he flew RC-121 radar planes.

He left the service in July 1960 and went to work for Underwood Olivetti and in 1962, moved to Denver for 6 months, then to Colorado Springs as a branch manager. They closed that office and he made another move. After moving around a little more, he came back to Denver and got into real estate with a couple former co-workers, then went out on his own and has been since 1975.

Jim has 2 children, a son and daughter and was brought into the club my Bob Stein. Jim and Jo have been married almost 50 years.

Program:   Cliff (we want Mary) Metsker introduced Jodie Schrier, a Health Service Coordinator for Life Line Screening.

Life Line Screening is the nation’s leading provider of vascular and osteoporosis screenings. Their ultrasound teams work to provide you and your physician with information to identify your risk of stroke, abdominal aortic aneurysms, peripheral arterial disease and osteoporosis.

The number one cause of stroke is carotid artery blockage. The screening scans the arteries, located in the neck, for plaque buildup. Stroke is the third leading killer in the US.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) is an abnormal ballooning or enlargement of a blood vessel in the abdominal portion of the aorta (the largest blood vessel in the body). AAA is the 10 th leading cause of death in men, 13 th overall cause of death in the US. Males are four times more likely to have a AAA.

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) exists when the arteries supplying blood to the lower extremities become narrowed or clogged by a buildup of fatty plaque. It is also a strong predictor of heart disease. PAD affects 1 in 20 people over the age of 50. Those with PAD are at 4 time’s greater risk of having a heart attack.

Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass leading to fragility and increased risk of fractures. Osteoporosis is the leading cause of hospital bed utilization. Estimated that over 25 million Americans have Osteoporosis; 2 million are men.

You can reach Jodie at 800-897-9177 ext 1866 or Jodie.schrier@llsa.com and visit their web site at: www.lifelinescreening.com for more info.

   Pat McKim     Tom Fry   Phil Grimm


       On the calendar .. www.arapahoe-sertoma.org/cal.htm

Sertoma Application form: app.pdf


Dec 14 - Bingo Team A
Dec 21 - Bingo Team B
Dec 28 - Bingo Team C
Jan 4 - Bingo Team D
Jan 11 - Bingo Team E
Jan 18 - Bingo Team A
Jan 25 - Bingo Team B
Feb 1 - Bingo Team C
Feb 8 - Bingo Team D
Feb 15 – Bingo Team E
Feb 22 – Bingo Team A



Dec 13 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Schillo
Dec 18 - Club Xmas party with wives, 6PM
Dec 20 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Schlageter
Dec 27 - Xmas for kids - SOD – n/a
Jan 3 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Smith D.
Jan 10 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Smith R.
Jan 17 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Stein
Jan 21 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Szala
Jan 28 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Vierthaler
Feb 7 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Ballew
Feb 14 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Benton
Feb 21 - Regular Meeting - SOD

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*GOD Always Has A Way Of Straightening Things OUT!!!!*

One day a man saw an old lady, stranded on the side of the road, but even in the dim light of day, he could see she needed help. So he pulled up in front of her Mercedes and got out. His Pontiac was
still sputtering when he approached her.

Even with the smile on his face, she was worried. No one had stopped to help for the last hour or so. Was he going to hurt her? He didn't look safe; he looked poor and hungry.

He could see that she was frightened, standing out there in the cold. He knew how she felt. It was that chill which only fear can put in you.

He said, 'I'm here to help you, ma'am. Why don't you wait in the car where it's warm? By the way, my name is Bryan Anderson.'

Well, all she had was a flat tire, but for an old lady, that was bad enough. Bryan crawled under the car looking for a place to put the jack, skinning his knuckles a time or two. Soon he was able to change the tire. But he had to get dirty and his hands hurt.

As he was tightening up the lug nuts, she rolled down the window and began to talk to him. She told him that she was from St Louis and was only just passing through. She couldn't thank him enough for
coming to her aid.

Bryan just smiled as he closed her trunk. The lady asked how much she owed him. Any amount would have been all right with her. She already imagined all the awful things that could have happened had he not stopped. Bryan never thought twice about being paid. This was not a job to him. This was helping someone in need, and God knows there were plenty, who had given him a hand in the past. He had lived his whole life that way, and it never occurred to him to act any other way.

He told her that if she really wanted to pay him back, the next time she saw someone who needed help, she could give that person the assistance they needed, and Bryan added, 'And think of me.'

He waited until she started her car and drove off. It had been a cold and depressing day, but he felt good as he headed for home, disappearing into the twilight.

A few miles down the road the lady saw a small cafe. She went in to grab a bite to eat, and take the chill off before she made the last leg of her trip home. It was a dingy looking restaurant. Outside were two old gas pumps. The whole scene was unfamiliar to her. The waitress came over and brought a clean towel to wipe her wet hair. She had a sweet smile, one that even being on her feet for the whole
day couldn't erase. The lady noticed the waitress was nearly eight months pregnant, but she never let the strain and aches change her attitude. The old lady wondered how someone who had so little could be so giving to a stranger. Then she remembered Bryan ..

After the lady finished her meal, she paid with a hundred dollar bill. The waitress quickly went to get change for her hundred dollar bill, but the old lady had slipped right out the door. She was gone by the time the waitress came back. The waitress wondered where the lady could be. Then she noticed something written on the napkin.

There were tears in her eyes when she read what the lady wrote: 'You don't owe me anything. I have been there too. Somebody once helped me out, the way I'm helping you. If you really want to pay me back, here is what you do: Do not let this chain of love end with you.'

Under the napkin were four more $100 bills.

Well, there were tables to clear, sugar bowls to fill, and people to serve, but the waitress made it through another day. That night when she got home from work and climbed into bed, she was thinking about the money and what the lady had written. How could the lady have known how much she and her husband needed it? With the baby due next month, it was going to be hard....

She knew how worried her husband was, and as he lay sleeping next to her, she gave him a soft kiss and whispered soft and low, 'Everything's going to be all right. I love you, Bryan Anderson.'

There is an old saying 'What goes around comes around.' Today I sent you this story, and I'm asking you to pass it on. Let this light shine.

Good friends are like stars....You don't always see them, but you know they are always there.*