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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....Feb 25, 2010
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith

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Quote:  "Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint". Mark Twain
"I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury". Groucho Marx

Guests:   Ruth Pollak

Bingo:   Feb. 11: 106 players and deposit of $6,400; Feb. 18: 48 players and $4,300 deposit.

Announcements:   Bob Stein is better and mending well. Might see him next week.

Idea: Jeffco Dept. of Health Services is organizing volunteers for Hearing Screening with Preschool students. March 4th, 2-4pm 809 Quail St. Conference room-A See Scott or Randy.

Dual District Annual Awards banquet on Friday, March 12 at the Embassy Suites located at 10350 E. Costilla Avenue [one half mile east of I-25 on Arapahoe, take Galena Street south (two blocks) to the hotel].  There will be a cocktail hour at 5:30 and dinner is at 6:30.  Cost is $30 per person.  You have a choice of beef brisket, chicken marsala, or a vegetarian dish.  Registration is with Helen Sherer of the DTC club.  She will send out registration forms asap.  Checks should be payable to Sertoma Club of DTC.  Be sure to arrange for all your club winners to attend as they are eligible for the District Awards.  Signup sheet

Applebee's Breakfast April 24th: Tickets were handed out so be sure to sell them to someone that isn’t going to be there.

Pat McKim gave some more info on the Poker Night for May 18th. Figure about 200 players, buy-in about $65. There will be beginner and experienced tables. Partner with Listen Up.

Campbell informed us we need a driver for the soapbox car, event is June 5th & 6th.

Will Martinez has King Soopers coupons.

Rick Jacobus thanked all the members that helped with the Freedom Week events. Well Done.
Tom Fry has the next Christmas Party scheduled for Dec. 10th this year. More to follow.



Randy Smith, our 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..

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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 and had two children. He was employed by Porter Hospital for 11 years and now in his own private practice since 1990.

Randy was brought into the club in 1987 by Vic Pepka. He went through the chairs and was President in 1992. He is responsible for starting the CAJUN COOKOUT in 1989 which was at his house in Evergreen. Many people, including club members and families, enjoyed this social event thanks to Randy. Randy was later helped by Fred Downs, Bill Parchen and Rick Jacobus. Randy had no military and says all his schools are still standing.


Program:  Tim Pollak introduced Paula Burger who survived the Germans extermination of Jews during WW-II. Passionate is a word that describes the life and art of Paula Burger. Passion was born from Paula's unrelenting joy in life and aspects of rebirth. She came to us today with a video about the Holocaust, gave us a brief insight to her surviving the Germans and answered questions. Her experience was parallel to the movie Defiant.

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Born in Poland and a Holocaust survivor, she immigrated to America in 1949. Her first experience with painting began at the age of 12. She became known as the tomboy who drew and painted. What followed was a lifetime commitment to the arts and her involvement in studying and creating.

"Art comes from life and it's expression; it validates my existence. There is nothing in the world more exciting for me to do than paint." And so she paints from the heart. As a versatile artist, Burger explores painting in oils, acrylics and monoprints to portray strong dynamics of line, form and color. Her versatility extends to subject matter as she portrays the fragility of floral patterns, the structure of landscapes, the pure color of abstracts and the symbol of the menorah.

"I describe myself as a colorist, using color to express and convey my emotions to the viewer. I see the fabric of life as color - visceral and textural, gentle and ephemeral - all the moods can be created by color. Through abstractions, I capture the visions of my mind, using a full spectrum of color and shapes." All of her work reflects her free expression of color and form with joyous abandon and boldness. She describes her abstract pieces as "reality."

Today, Paula paints daily in her Denver, Colorado high-rise studio. The studio's storage space is filled with her paintings, that are organized by subject matter, for delivery to galleries or to be shipped to clients nation-wide. The working part of her studio is cluttered with canvas, paint brushes and easels.

Paula Burger's paintings are represented in Colorado galleries and her works are included in numerous public, private and corporate collections throughout the world. Beginning in 1989, she has participated in a very lengthy list of juried, invitational and one-person exhibitions. Her studio is available to visit by appointment.


Upcoming programs:
March 4   Laura Douglas Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind
March 25   Amy Becktell Recent cochlear implant recipient

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                       Upcoming SOD list
Mar 4 – Regular Meeting - SOD Bob Stein
Mar 11 – Regular Meeting - SOD Gus Szala
Mar 18 – Regular Meeting - SOD John Vierthaler
Mar 25 – Regular Meeting - SOD Mike Ballew
Apr 1 – Regular Meeting - SOD Bill Benton
Apr 8 – Regular Meeting - SOD Ed Bezjak

Mar 4 – C Team
Mar 11 – D Team
Mar 18 – E Team
Mar 25– A Team
Apr 1– B Team
Ends Apr 8th - C Team

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 When  my husband and I arrived at an automobile dealership to pick up our car, we were told the keys had been locked in it.  We went to the service department and found a mechanic working feverishly to unlock the driver side door. As I  watched from the passenger side, I instinctively tried the door handle and discovered that it was unlocked.  'Hey,' I announced to the technician, 'it's open!'  His reply: 'I know. I already got that  side.'  

This  was at the Ford dealership in Canton, MS


We had to have the garage door repaired. 

The Sears repairman told us that one of our problems was that we did not have a 'large' enough motor on the  opener.

 I thought for a minute, and said that we had the largest one Sears made at that time, a 1/2 horsepower. 

 He shook his head and said, 'Lady, you need a  1/4 horsepower.' I responded that 1/2 was larger than 1/4. He said, 'NO, it's  not.' Four is larger than two.'         

 We  haven't used Sears repair since.