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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW .... February 28, 2013
This weeks Reporter- Jim Perkins

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Guests:  Pastor Jim Robinson introduced a colleague, Dave Mullenburg from St Louis, who had a parallel military position to Jim’s except he was in the Air Force. They have a solid history of about 40 yrs friendship. A second miracle occurred when Pastor Jim spoke of St. Louis and forgot to brag upon his Cardinals.

Fines:  n/a

Announcements:  On this the final day of Feb in the year of our Lord 2013 a horde of club members stranded by their beacon of leadership were milling about in the Elk’s club meeting area when a small miracle occurred and member voices broke out simultaneously “singing” our club song. At the songs completion the team smoothly slipped into the pledge of allegiance. The song first broke out in the row closest to the food array. No one confessed to having started this movement so we’ll have to chalk this up to spontaneous combustion derived from the aromas lunch created.

Still lacking needed leadership, Scott Manley who was already in front of the assembly as our program chair, was coaxed into performing the function. Scott did a great job and the club thanks him for it.

Tim Pollack had passed out a wonderful postcard providing members a means to help spread the word of our upcoming Soapbox Derby. Turns out our car and driver are at the front of the line on the card. Tim encouraged members to volunteer time to help at the event.

Mike Magee mentioned a deal available to Sertoma members concerning funeral plots. There was not a rush of members seeking to get in on the deal.

Remember, if you bring in a new member and he stays 6 months, you get Free Dues - per new member for a quarter.


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Program:   Scott Manley introduced Jeff Broome a fifth generation Coloradan. He was born in Pueblo in 1952 and moved to Littleton in 1962. After high school he earned: a BS from CSU, a MA from Baylor University and a PHD from CU Boulder. Jeff is married with 6 children.

His interest in Indian war history goes back to his childhood. He spends great amounts of time researching historical documents many of which he has culled from our National and State Historical archives. While a great deal of his work has been presented in journals and documents, Jeff has also produced a number of books including Dog Soldier Justice, The Ordeal of Suzanna Alderdice In The Kansas Indian War and Custer into the West. Jeff is currently known as Professor Broome at Arapahoe Community College where he has taught since 1985. In 2011 he was named the ACC faculty member of the year.

For his presentation the good Professor beguiled us with a number of interesting stories.

(1) In our area more than 12,000 individual settlers filed claims with the United States Federal government seeking restitution for damages or losses resulting from Indian raids. The goal of the government was to try preventing reprisal attacks. The though was that the raiding would thus die down and the Army could take any military action necessary.

(2) Battle of Buffalo Springs – Buffalo Bill Cody led an attack on an
Indian Village ostensibly to rescue a pair of white women being held as hostage but the adventure ended with as an Indian massacre.

(3) John Kile – John was a soldier in Custer’s troop who had slipped out of camp one night and claims he could not find his way back due to heavy fog. His wanderings eventually brought him back to St. Louis where he learned he was listed as killed in action. He then returned to his original base in Kentucky where they held a warrant for his arrest. This resulted in a dishonorable discharge. John then changed the spelling of his last name from Kile to Kyle, joined the Army again and ended up winning the Medal of Honor. His demise came trying to kill Buffalo Bill Cody. He held his gun to Cody’s head and pulled the trigger, however the gun misfired and Kyle suffered a couple of gunshot wounds and died the next day.

(4) Jeff told a number of additional stories which can be found in his books which were available and selling well at the end of our meeting.

A link with some of Jeff Broome’s work:

Upcoming programs:

Mar 7 – Colorado Health Insurance Exchange
Apr 4 – Sgt. Jack Thurman – Iwo Jima

List of future programs        Past programs.pdf

Upcoming events:
July 15: S.W. & Arapahoe Sertoma’s Charity Golf Tournament at Pine Hurst
Aug 27th, Tues @ Foothills Golf Course, the 23rd Annual Arapahoe Sertoma Fall Golf Classic
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Upcoming SOD list
Mar 7 – Carl Duncan
Mar 14 - Bruce Elsey
Mar 21 – Dick Enslow
Mar 28 – Tom Fry

(BOD means Board of Dir. meeting)

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