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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW .... December 9, 2010
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith

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Guests:   Jack Thompson but not for long. Ken Kelley introduced Bill Ducommun again. When is he going to join Ken?

Quote:  Some people ask the secrete to our long marriage. I tell them “we go out for dinner twice a week, a little candle light, soft music & dancing. She goes on Tuesday and I go on Thursday.” Hennie Youngman

Fines:  Enslow, Mason, Bezjak and Jack Thompson, just to make him feel welcome

Announcements:   Jack Thompson was sworn in today. Welcome back Jack. (Jack is the one on the left)

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The Pres. Talked to Gus and they are planning on attending the Dinner tomorrow night.

Leslie says her restaurant is one of the top 10 in the nation.

Kids Christmas Party will be Dec 23rd, a Thursday, at regular lunch time. No SOD that day. Bob Schlageter has lined up a magician and no need to bring gifts this year.

Dick Enslow announced that the 21st Annual Arapahoe Sertoma Fall Golf Classic will be Tuesday, Sep. 6th. Put it on the calendar.

Will Martinez 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.

Feb 4: Duel District Wine Tasting at the Hyatt Regency DTC. Cost $75.00
Feb 15: Freedom Week. NO CLUB LUNCH on Feb 17th.

RICHMOND GOLF CLUB, TEMPORARY RULES. 1940
1. Players are asked to collect Bomb and Shrapnel splinters to save these causing damage to the Mowing Machines.
2. In Competitions, during gunfire or while bombs are falling, players may take cover without penalty for ceasing play.
3. The position’s of known delayed action bombs are marked by red flags at a reasonably, but not guaranteed, safe distance there from.
4. Shrapnel and/or bomb splinters on the Fairways, or in Bunkers within a club’s length of a ball, may be moved without penalty, and no penalty shall be incurred if a ball is thereby caused to move accidentally.
5. A ball moved by enemy action may be replaced, or if lost or destroyed, a ball may be dropped not nearer the hole without penalty.
6. A ball lying in a crater may be lifted and dropped not nearer the hole, preserving the line to th hole without penalty.
7. A player whose stroke is affected by the simultaneous explosion of a bomb may play another ball from the same place. Penalty one stroke.

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SERTOMAN OF THE DAY:     

Barney O’Grady came out of hiding to fill us in on what’s new in his life….(not much). He was born in Denver, attended several schools in the Littleton area and CSU for pre-med, then onto National College in Chicago, Illinois. Barney is a Chiropractor and has a private practice near Federal and Belleview. While attending St. Johns, he got to throw snowballs at the Governors car.

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Barney joined Arapahoe Sertoma in 1982. Brad Bradford had something to do with him coming into the club also.

Barney has a wife, Ann, and 2 daughters, one of which was born during Dick Mason Presidency (what does this imply). Barney tried to join the Marines but didn’t have a good enough draft number or poor eye site. He also was a Gold Coat President. He mentioned something about loosing a coin flip to be President.

Barney is temporarily retired from his fulltime job and is doing temp work at Sheridan H.S. in the Athletic Dept. Good job Barney.

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Program:  Rick Jacobus introduced Detective Tim Rotter from the Arapahoe Sherriff’s office. Tim came to talk to us about identity theft.

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Tim hasn’t sent me his presentation yet but here are a couple notes from the Sherriff’s web page:

TELEPHONE AND MAIL FRAUD
Phone and mail cons typically involve a large number of victims by making use of mass marketing techniques. They clone legitimate enterprises, and tend to target the victims in the system until their money is exhausted. The variety of telemarketing cons is endless. The most common, and therefore most dangerous, of these schemes are summarized below:

 Prize Solicitations
Victims are informed by postcard or phone that they have won one of three or four prizes as some sort of promotional offering. The caller will not specify the prize, but it will be represented as something of extraordinary value such as a car, cash, or jewelry. Victims are told that to collect their prize they have to send money for handling, taxes, shipping, and accounting fees. If any prize is eventually received, it is always worth less than the processing money.

 Prize Recovery
This is a reload scheme in which victims are told that the prize they won the past was never delivered because the firm that awarded it to them has gone out of business. The good news is that they did win a prize and this has been seized by the new company. It can now be delivered if the new firm is reimbursed for the shipping and handling costs incurred when the prize was transferred. No prize ever existed or will exist.

 Sweepstakes and Contest Scams
Victims are enticed to enter a contest with the promise they can easily win a new car or other valuable prize. All they have to do is complete a puzzle or fill in blanks answering a few questions and send in a sum of money. If they answer correctly, they are told they will advance to a higher level. In reality there is no contest and no worthwhile prize. Victims are simply tricked into completing an endless series of puzzles; most of them require some sort of entry fee to advance to the next level. Victims can invest thousands of dollars per year in this manner. Investigate sweepstakes and contests carefully to make sure that it is legitimate and not a diversion to sway you into
unknowingly signing of to a scam.

 Charity And Affinity Scams
These usually involve calls from strangers asking for donations for causes that relate to the potential victims race, ate, national origin or religion. Some may be legitimate, but all should be carefully investigated before contributing anything. If you are not sure, do not feel guilty about saying no.

 Investments such as Land, Oil/Gas, and Business Opportunities
Prospective victims are contacted with all types of offers, all of them promising immediate returns and big profits for investments.

 Mail Fraud
Common characteristics of mail fraud scams to be on the watch for:
 Chain letters – send money now.
 Mail order correspondence courses.
 Unordered merchandise, recurring frauds such as Canadian gemstones.
 Foreign lotteries.
 Debt consolidation, credit card repairs and loans.
 Health club memberships.
 Miracle medical cures. Weight-loss and body enhancing products.

Your best protection in any questionable situation is to investigate the details carefully. The Better Business Bureau and the Attorney General’s Office can provide you with the necessary information. Always beware of unsolicited offers. Avoid hasty decisions. Take the time to thoroughly read, discuss and understand any paperwork you sign. Criminal fraud is often hard to detect so caution should always be exercised. Also, if you notice or are approached by someone promoting any of these “opportunities,” immediately report them to the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office.

If you have any questions, contact Deputy Amir Stephen at (720) 874-3752, e-mail
astephen@co.arapahoe.co.us, or contact Deputy Brian McKnight at (720) 874-3750, e-mail
bmcknight@co.arapahoe.co.us.
To report a crime, call the
Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office at
(303)-795-4711 or 911 for emergencies

Listen to Tim’s presentation: TimRotter.mp3
http://www.optoutprescreen.com Opt out program through FTC.
http://www.annualcreditreport.com Free copy of your credit report.

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Upcoming programs:
Dec 16: Gary Vanderark, MD
Dec 30: Pat McKim; Poker Fund Raiser
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     Upcoming SOD list

Dec 16 - Regular Meeting - SOD Peter Pauwels
Dec 23 - Kids Christmas party - NO SOD
Dec 30 - Regular Meeting - SOD Jim Perkins


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