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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....Jan 10, 2008
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith

 Rick Jacobus    Joe Dowdey      Bob Stein

Guests: Ed Collins, Gary Strowbringe and J. Michael Fitzpatric

Fines: Table one thought they would get away with it but they weren’t, they were fined for having a guest: Passed.

Announcements: Carl announced that Freedom Weed is moving along at light speed and is Feb 19 th. There we not be a luncheon on the 21 st. Sign up sheet coming soon.

Nick: Kids Christmas party will turn into the Kids Easter party if we can find out when most of the kids are out of school. Find out when your kids are out and let Nick know.

Jim Perkins: Bad news, he is passing out the quarterly invoices. Good news: He mentioned we received a “Thank You” card from Boys Hope.

Doug read list of “Bingo Helpers”. If you signed up, please show up when called. Harder also mentioned Pastor Robinson is doing a little better each day.

Bingo Report : Bingo Report by McKim, we had 106 players and a deposit of $4800.


Bob Stein was going to fill in for Randy Smith who didn’t make it. Unfortunately, all we got out of Bob was his quarters. Not sure who will be SOD next week.

Program: Cliff Metsker introduced Jon Eberly, a Regional Emergency Planner with the Tri-County Health Department which is made up of Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas Counties. Jon had a Power Point presentation and there were a lot of slides he showed and talked about. Below is a snapshot of the presentation and more information can be found through the internet links at the bottom.

  • The events from 9-11 and subsequent anthrax exposures brought new attention to the threat of *bioterrorism* in the U.S.
  • Current public health plans in Colorado call for a regional approach to planning and response
  • There are 50+ local public health planners, trainers and epidemiologists in 9 planning regions in Colorado

Planning Assumptions:

  • Planning should not just be for terrorism – “all-hazard” approach
  • Can be applied to everyday activities and naturally occurring events à SARS, West Nile, Pandemic Flu
  • Victims of a natural or biologic agent would most likely be spread across multiple jurisdictions
  • Building relationships is imperative for response

Public Health Priority Interventions

  • Surveillance and Health Information Systems
  • Food & Water Sanitation
  • Communicable/Chronic Disease Control
  • Immunization
  • Nutrition

Elements of Colorado’s Pandemic Influenza Plan

  • Planning and exercises
  • Surveillance and detection
  • Response and containment
    • Isolation, quarantine, travel restrictions
    • Social distancing interventions
    • Essential goods and services delivery
    • Medical surge capacity
    • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
    • Antivirals / Vaccines
    • Communication

Fundamental Prevention Strategies

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water or use alcohol hand gel when soap is not available
  • Stay home when sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, mouth
  • Regular influenza shots are a good idea. Although these shots will not prevent avian influenza, they may decrease severity of illness


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      On the calendar .. www.arapahoe-sertoma.org/cal.htm

Sertoma Application form: app.pdf


Jan 18 - Bingo Team A
Jan 25 - Bingo Team B
Feb 1 - Bingo Team C
Feb 8 - Bingo Team D
Feb 15 – Bingo Team E
Feb 22 – Bingo Team A
Feb 29 – Bingo Team B
Mar 7 – Bingo Team C
Mar 14 – Bingo Team D
Mar 21 – Bingo Team E



Jan 17 - Regular Meeting - SOD – R. Smith
Jan 24 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Stein
Jan 31 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Szala
Feb 7 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Vierthaler
Feb 12 - Board meeting 6p.m. All members welcome
Feb 14 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Ballew
Feb 21 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Benton
Feb 28 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Bezjak
Mar 6 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Bolyard
Mar 11 - Board meeting 6p.m. All members welcome
Mar 13 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Buckland

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   Editors notes:    
If you want an electronic copy of the Roster,    send me an e-mail.     donny46@comcast.net

Movie review:



If you are 30 or older, you will think this is hilarious!!!! If not, send it to your parents! They'll think it's funny!

When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were when they were growing up; what with walking twenty-five miles to school every morning ...uphill BOTH ways .. yadda, yadda, yadda

And I remember promising myself that when I grew up, there was no way in heck I was going to lay a bunch of crap like that on kids about how hard I had it and how easy they've got it!

But now that...

I'm over the ripe old age of thirty, I can't help but look around and notice the youth of today. You've got it so easy! I mean, compared to my childhood, you live in a dang Utopia! And I hate to say it but you kids
today you don't know how good you've got it!

1. When I was a kid, we didn't have the Internet. If we wanted to know something, we had to go to the dang library and look it up ourselves... in the card catalog!! (Do you even know what a card catalog is? Didn't think

2. There was no email!! We had to actually write somebody a letter... with a pen! Then you had to walk all the way across the street and put it in the mailbox and it would take like a week to get there!

3. There were no MP3's or Napsters! If you wanted to steal music, you had to hitchhike to the dang record store and shoplift it yourself! Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio and the DJ would usually talk
over the beginning and mess it all up!

4. We didn't have fancy stuff like Call Waiting! If you were on the phone and somebody else called they got a busy signal, that's it!

5. And we didn't have fancy Caller ID Boxes either! When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was! It could be your school, your mom, your boss, your bookie, your drug dealer, a collections agent, you
just didn't know!!! You had to pick it up and take your chances, mister!

6. We didn't have any fancy Sony Playstation video games with high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! With games like "Space Invaders" and "asteroids" and the graphics were horrible! Your guy was a
little square! You actually had to use your imagination! And there were no multiple levels or screens, it was just one screen forever! And you could never win. The game just kept getting harder and harder and faster and
faster until you died! Just like LIFE!

7. When you went to the movie theater there no such thing as stadium seating! All the seats were the same height! If a tall guy or some old broad with a hat sat in front of you and you couldn't see, you were just screwed!

8. Sure, we had cable television, but back then that was only like 15 channels and there was no onscreen menu! You had to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on!

And there was no Cartoon Network either! You could only get cartoons on Saturday Morning. Do you hear what I'm saying!?! We had to wait ALL WEEK for cartoons!

9. And we didn't have microwaves, if we wanted to heat something up, we had to use the stove or go build a fire ... imagine that! If we wanted popcorn, we had to use that stupid JiffyPop thing or a pan with HOT oil and Real
popcorn kernels and shake it all over the stove forever like an idiot.

10. When we were on the phone with our friends and our parents walked-in, we were stuck to the wall with a cord, a 7 foot cord that ran to the phone - not the phone base, the actual phone. We barely had enough length to sit on the floor and still be able to twirl the phone cord in our fingers. If you suddenly had to go to the bathroom - guess what we had to do..... hang up and talk to them later.

That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids today have got it too easy. You're spoiled!!

You guys wouldn't have lasted five minutes back in 1980!

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