by: Don Smith

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....February 9, 2006
This weeks Reporter-Carl Duncan

Parchen (bass version)      Miley      Rev. Robinson

FOOD: Chili and cornbread were upstaged by cup cakes covered by a variety of pink frosting in observation of the impending Valentines Day. Attempts to levy fines for revealing one's "feminine side" by eating a pink cup cake were defeated.

RICK CAMPBELL assumed the duties of Club Pres today. Jack Marshall is recuperating from back surgery. Although Campbell did an excellent job, we all wish Marshall a speedy recovery and return to the head table.

GUESTS: Phyllis Atkins and Julie Broteman, from the Ralston Creek Club, sold Valentine Day cook books to raise money for a teen age suicide prevention program .

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

ENSLOW - Bingo C team deposited $5,150
McKIM - In order to increase bingo profits, a "last game special" will start on Mar 1, 2006
REES - buy/sell tickets to raffle FUNd project on April 22
POLLACK- get door prizes for the raffle.

SERTOMAN OF THE DAY: 

The birth of FRED DOWNS in Rochelle LA in 1929 was co-incidental with the start of the Great Depression. Fred and his parents moved between LA and TX until they settled in Magnolia Arkansas in 1944. Fred graduated from Magnolia HS in 1947, completed 2 years at Magnolia A & M in 1949, graduated from The Univ of Arkansas in 1952 and joined the Navy.
He became a civilian in 1956 and began a career as a geologist. He was employed by Johns Manville until 1982. Bob Stein won the "flying five".

PROGRAM: Dave Penland introduced Roger West the founder and chairman of WILDERNESS ON WHEELS COLORADO (W. O. W.) West started this project when his own father lost a leg and West realized his father could no longer hike, camp, fish or otherwise enjoy a wilderness experience.
In Colorado, the foundation is building a board walk up a 12,300 foot mountain 4 miles past Grant on the East side of Kenosha pass. The gradient is 1 foot of elevation for each 12 linear feet. The project is well along, but there is still 9 miles of walk to be built and donations and volunteers are needed. The WOW concept has attracted national and international attention. A group in Japan has visited the Colorado project to get ideas for a similar effort in Japan. WildernessOnWheels.org

Some signs and symptoms of inner peace

  • A tendency to think and act spontaneously rather than on fears based on past experiences.
  • An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment.
  • A loss of interest in judging other people.
  • A loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others.
  • A loss of interest in conflict.
  • A loss of the ability to worry. (This is a very serious symptom).
  • Frequent, overwhelming episodes of appreciation.
  • Contented feelings of connectedness with others and nature.
  • Frequent attacks of smiling.
  • An increasing tendency to let things happen rather than make them happen.
  • An increased susceptibility to the love extended by others as well as the uncontrollable urge to extend it.                    (From: Center for Creative Growth)

INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT’S RECEPTION being held on Monday, February 20, 2006, 7:00pm –9pm (more details below)

Freedom Week: February 21st, John Hogge, chairman, list circulating.

Blackhawk Trip: February 23rd, Bill Parchen, chairman, See info below
     NO LUNCH MEETING THIS DAY

Country Dinner Playhouse: March 23rd Tom Fry, chairman, list circulating.

a Sertoma Cap to Phyllis Atkins. No particular reason was noted.
"Lucky" Joe Geers

           On the calendar.....    
   
    Feb 16 - Regular Meeting - SOD Carl Duncan
    Feb 21 - Freedom Week

    Feb 23 - NO Regular Lunch Meeting
    Mar 2 - Regular Meeting - SOD
    Mar 9 - Regular Meeting - SOD


BINGO TEAMS . . .

Feb 15 - Team D
Feb 22 - Team E
Mar 1 - Team A
Mar 8 - Team B

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SERTOMA PROMOTION CLUB

Invites you to join us to meet our International President, SHEILA REDING
“UNITED TO SERVE”

Dear Fellow Sertomans:

Be ready to attend the INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT’S RECEPTION being held on Monday, February 20, 2006, 7:00pm –9pm at the Wyndham Hotel, DTC; 7675 E. Union Avenue (at Syracuse); Denver, CO 80237.

This is a great opportunity to mix and mingle with your fellow Sertomans, and meet your International President, Sheila Reding, before the organized confusion of the Freedom Week Luncheon on the next day.

Please complete and return the enclosed Registration Form by February 15, 2006. Make check payable to the Sertoma Promotion Club (SPC) and mail to:
Helen Sherer


BLACKHAWK TRIP  

MARDI GRAS CASINO  

THURS. FEB.23  

BUS $5/person

(Includes Raffle on Bus of $150 in $20 prizes)  

LEAVES: 5:30 PM

RETURNS: 10:30 PM  

OLD PHAR MOR PARKING LOT

(401 W. GIRARD, ENGLEWOOD)  

After earning 50 base points on your Golden Rewards Card you can validate your card & receive a coupon book that includes:

(a) Free Trip Thru Buffet

(b) $10 free coins

(c ) 20% off Mardi Gras merchandise

(d) $2 match play for Blackjack.