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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....Dec 7, 2017
This weeks Reporter- Don Smith

Let’s not forget those who sacrificed all on this date in 1941.

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Guests:   Alice Perkins, Jim’s wife: Vicky Oren, Rev. Robinson’s LSC

FINES:  n/a

Foundation News:  The Foundation still has a cemetery plot or two for sale. They are located at Chapel Hill Cemetery. If interested, contact one of the Foundation members or me ( DonSmith@arapahoe-sertoma.org ) and I will forward your contact to one of them.

Announcements:  Bob Stein was at lunch today, looking just as he did before missing a couple lunches. He hopes all the problems have been fixed.

Rick Jacobus has the essays and plans on a final selection next Thursday at 10am for those that volunteered. We have 7 schools we will be hosting for this year’s Freedom Week lunch that will be Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at Pine Hurst CC. There will NOT be a regular lunch that Thursday.

Orian announced was collecting money for the Christmas Party Sunday, Dec. 10th at Lone Tree Golf Club. Cost will be $25 per person and he is collecting money now. Cocktail hour is at 6 (or earlier) and dinner at 7pm.

It was discussed at the Board Meeting that some of the committees and their chairman don’t know what to do or who is on the committees. This will be discussed at a meeting in the near future but we all need to be pro-active and find out what committee we are on and what it does, who the chairman is and how you can contribute to the Club. I have heard from some of you that there is a lack of interest because no one helps you or gives you guidance. Speak up if you need help or don’t know what committee you’re on, this club is about YOU so be part of it. When the current slate of Officers were being put together, some of you said you would be their 2nd in command…..do you remember who you are or who you are supporting?

A brief Board Meeting was held after lunch to discuss donations last week, as outlined in the E-mail notification of this Newsletter.

Last week’s Bronco pool winners: Jacobus, Pollak & Rees2
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Sertoman of the Day:   Randy (Rock’n Randy) Smith, our now retired resident speech and hearing specialist, is a native of Natchez, Mississippi, being born in 1950, then moving to Louisiana where he attended school. He was a newspaper carrier and a disk jockey (Rock’n Randy’s Electric Radio Show). He earned a bachelor’s degree from N.E. Louisiana Univ. in Monroe, LA. Randy did graduate work at LSU and got a job at McNeese State Univ. He was a speech and hearing consultant for the Special Ed. Dept. After six years there, he wanted to do post graduate work and was accepted to CU. He specialized in speech pathology in neurogenic speech and language problems and voice problems. He came to Colorado to do some graduate work and received a Post Graduate Degree at C.U. He stayed in Colorado he had a job at Porter Hosp. and he met Amie (who worked at Swedish), got married (about a year before joining Sertoma in 1987) and had two children. He was employed by Porter Hospital for 11 years and then had his own private practice since 1990. Lakewood Hearing & Speech

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Randy has a good number of fond memories from living there and decided to share some with his predominately Yankee audience. His childhood home was a mere two miles from the Mississippi river. They hadn’t heard of air conditioning so his bedroom window was open at night. He’d fall asleep to the sounds of the calliopes being played on the riverboat passing on the Mississippi and in the morning, it became his wake up call.

Randy announced he has sold his business and is now semi-retired. Good Job Randy, join the rest of us.

Today, Randy told a short story about the famous Jim Bowie, before Jim went to the Alamo.

Listen to Randy Smith.mp3

Program:   John Vierthaler introduced Christine Hoefler from the Colorado Dept. of Health and Environment and she came to talk to us today about the recent VW emission’s scandal and settlement.

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Volkswagen Group of America and certain related entities (collectively Volkswagen or VW) have admitted they violated the federal Clean Air Act from 2009 to 2016 by selling 580,000 vehicles with 2.0 liter and 3.0 liter diesel engines that emit more air pollution than the Clean Air Act allows and by cheating on federal emission tests to hide the excess pollution. Volkswagen partially settled its civil liability for these violations of the Clean Air Act by entering two judicial consent decrees. Judicial settlements approved on October 25, 20161 and May 17, 20172 require Volkswagen to pay more than $2.9 billion into an environmental mitigation trust fund (henceforth “the trust”), which will be administered by an independent trustee.3 States and tribes that elect to become beneficiaries of the trust may receive funds over a period of 3-10 years to offset the excess nitrogen oxide (NOx) pollution emitted by affected Volkswagen and Audi vehicles. In addition, the consent decrees require Volkswagen to repair, buy back, or pay for the early termination of leases of affected vehicles and to make a $2.0 billion National Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Investment. Volkswagen and some of its employees also face civil and criminal liability under a variety of consumer protection, financial, and other laws.

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/sites/default/files/AP_VW_Beneficiary_Mitigation_Plan.pdf
Listen to Christine Hoefler.mp3

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Upcoming programs and events :

Sertoma Area Calendar--Calendar-Updated.pdf

Arapahoe Calendar:
Dec 10 – Club Christmas party at Lone Tree Golf Club.
Dec 14 - Todd McPherson - Integrated Family, Development Coordinator
Dec 21 - TENTATIVE Robert J. Wilson, Colorado Department of Transportation
Dec 28 – Samantha Henry
Feb 20 – Freedom Week, NO LUNCH ON Feb 22.

List of future programs        Past programs.pdf     Club history

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Upcoming SOD list
Dec 14 – Simpson St Fort & BOD
Dec 21 – Bob Stein (maybe)
Dec 28 - Jack Thompson

(BOD means Board Of Dir. meeting)
Index of when you were the SOD
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   Editors notes:     If you want an electronic copy of the Roster,  
  send me an e-mail.     DonSmith@Arapahoe-Sertoma.org
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Soaring Valor (Short Film)

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Jeff Carter, helicopter pilot who crashed during fire fighting operations. 
The links to the video are here:   Part 1    Part 2.

Erik Hebert from New Beginnings Recovery Center in Littleton:
https://youtu.be/HSPvMgXf1fk pt-1  &  https://youtu.be/IxDPUJkRHRU pt-2

Melissa Hellmuth of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
https://youtu.be/vnmyU1nTOTY CASA pt-1  &  https://youtu.be/0LrMOnyGTWE CASA pt-2

Doug Jackson (Project C.U.R.E) at Arapahoe Sertoma 2017 https://youtu.be/NVZ1wN-Gr8I

A-1 Scuba and Craig Hospital Program:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPciC5Z2hik

Harvey Le Cato presenting banner video: https://youtu.be/7uIf0S9BN2c

Jack Farland speaks to Arapahoe Sertoma    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJuY3x6bAps

Arapahoe Sertoma promo with Bob Stein     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPSmRz2xfQk

John Pifer SOD   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-ugpauLQ7I

Arapahoe Sertoma at go-kart track   https://youtu.be/6RF05DGyJ5A  

Volunteering With Sertoma by Anthony Prichard       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5aJYgIw2g4

Helping People With Hearing Problems In Englewood, CO by Anthony Prichard   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vojdvwL3Q8I