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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....Feburary 12, 2009
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith

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Quote of the Day:   “I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes.” unknown

Guests:   none

Fines:   none

Bingo:   There were 78 players with a deposit of $7158. We had a couple late night pickle players. Enslow said for the month of Jan., we lost $200 but that included the cost of new pickles and equipment. We will also have a double session March 6th; 7:30 and 10:30pm. Need volunteers either both or either shift.

Announcements:    Bob Hogge has King Soopers cards for sale.

Freedom Week is Feb. 17th. No regular meeting that day week. Be seated by 11:30am. The Presidential Receptions is the night before, Feb 16th, 6:30 to 8 pm. The District is having a macaroni and cheese drive. Dry Creek is having a mittens and caps drive for kids.

Friday Feb. 20th we are trying to have a group go to the Heritage Square Music Hall. Dinner at 6 and show at 7:30. Need to know who wants to go.

March 13th, Central Colorado/Front Range Combined Dist. Spring Awards Banquet. Red Lion Hotel at Parker Rd. and I-225. See Jim for registration.

The Breakfast we are hosting at Applebee’s March 14th, see George for tickets. Looks like there will be a few who pay but wont be showing up. Bring checks, not cash please. This is also the Combined Dist. Awards date with Bob Cote’ as the winner.

Black Hawk trip Friday, March 20th. Need just a couple more people to sign up.

April 18th is the Charity Car Raffle, a Saturday. No Silent Auction but still need nice door prizes.

Regional Convention will be about the end of April, first of May.

2009 19th Annual Arapahoe Sertoma Fall Classic Golf Tournament (AASFCGT) looks like it is Aug 25th.


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John Vierthaler was born in 1941, the son of Immigrants. His Father is from Austria and fought in WWI for the Kaiser. His mother was from the Austria-Hungarian Empire. They both immigrated to Pittsburgh, PA independently and met while they lived there. John was born in Pittsburgh and grew up on the Ohio River.
John went to Aspen Wall HS in Aspen Wall, PA. it was torn down about 10 years after he graduated. John went on to Grove City College in Grove City, PA., a private college founded by the heirs of the Sun Oil Company. It is a very independent college.

In 1963, he was in Air Force ROTC because they had mandatory military service and paid $30 a month. Graduated with a commission as a 2nd Lt. Spent 3 years in Atlanta, "defending our nation". Went to Law School at Emery University in Atlanta, GA at night. Got out of the military and transferred all his credits to the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Law and graduated a year later. Worked for Alcoa as a corporate attorney. Later went to work for his father-in-law. By this time he was up to three kids. The family used to come up to Colorado to ski. After four years of trips, Brenda, his wife, convinced John to move to Colorado. He moved out with two adults, three kids, two dogs, and two cats. (They lost one of their cats in Russell, Kansas).

John worked for Bill Malone who inducted him to the club in October of 1980. He opened his own office after leaving Bill's firm. He has been in the same office at the corner of Wadsworth and Bowles for the past 22 years. John does estates and trusts, real estate, small business and civil law.

Brenda passed away about 8 years ago and he is still single. He farms for a hobby, tents dry land and raises horses and chases coyotes on horseback for fun. Name of the farm is “Four Valley Farm” because in Austrian his name translates into "four valleys".


Program:   Rick Jacobus introduced Erin Kennedy and Erik Leslie who are attending D.U. and working on their Masters Degrees in Sport and Performance Psychology. Defined as a science in which the principles of psychology are applied to sport and performance settings. These principles are used to enhance performance through reaching one’s full potential.

9 Cardinal Skills: Responsibility, Positivity (Attitude), Motivation, Goals, Self Talk (Positive), Imagery, Anxiety Management, Emotional Management and Concentration.

They can be reached at: and

Upcoming programs:

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Feb 17 - Freedom Week - No regular meeting
Feb 26 - Regular Meeting – SOD – Mike Ballew
Mar  5 - Regular Meeting – SOD – Bill Benton
Mar 12 - Regular Meeting – SOD – Ed Bezjak
Mar 19 - Regular Meeting – SOD – Bob Buckland Bingo:

Feb 19 – B Team
Feb 26 – C Team
Mar  5 – D Team
Mar 6 - Extra night
Mar 12 – E Team

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Sertoma Application form: app.pdf       Recruiting Manual

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    Please read the attached newspaper article that one of the father's of 2 of our drivers wrote for his local paper.  Please forward this on to everyone you know.  Thank you.



      'I've got problems. Every time I go to bed I think there's somebody under it. I'm scared. I       think I'm going crazy.'

      'Just put yourself in my hands for one year,' said the shrink.
      'Come talk to me three times a week and we should be able to get rid of those fears.'

      'How much do you charge?'

      'Eighty dollars per visit,' replied the doctor.

      'I'll sleep on it,' I said.

      Six months later the doctor met me on the street.

      'Why didn't you ever come to see me about those fears you were having?' he asked.

      'Well, Eighty bucks a visit three times a week for a year is an awful lot of money! A       bartender cured me for $10. I was so happy to have saved all that money that I went       and bought me a new pickup!'

      'Is that so?' he asked with an attitude, 'and how, may I ask, did a bartender cure you?'

      'He told me to cut the legs off the bed!

      - Ain't nobody under there now ! ! ! '