by: Don Smith

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....January 12, 2006
This weeks Reporter-Carl Duncan

Jacobus    Schlageter    Harder/Robinson

GUESTS:  Dave Penland, who is chairman of the Growth committee, lead by example today by bringing a prospective member,  John Meinert.   Gov Mike Ballew introduced Steve Colvin who is spearheading a drive to bring back soap box racing to Colorado for youth between the ages of 8 and 16.  As part of their park system, the city of Aurora is building a soap box derby track.  When race day comes, Colvin will be looking for about 40 volunteers to monitor the one day event.  Ballew was promptly fined by Don Smith for not "filing the required paper work for a guest"  and Smith was promptly fined for not standing while addressing the Pres.   Having now attracted the attention of the Sgt at Arms,  Dave Miley,   Ballew was awarded a cap as the HANDSHAKE prize.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:  President Jack Marshall read  a long list of District and International events posted in Gov Ballew's news letter.  Pertinent Club events include the RAFFLE to take place on Saturday April 22, 2006.  Dr Tim Pollak is seeking DOOR PRIZES for that event.  Bill Parchen informed  the club re the BLACKHAWK trip to take place on February 23,  and he noted it is not too early to plan to attend the CAJUN COOKOUT on July 29, 2006.

SERTOMAN OF THE DAY:   Rick Campbell was today's choice.   He allowed as how he was born somewhere  (Ilgen?) in Illinois in the 1950's.  After a ski vacation in Colorado sometime in the 1970's  he moved to Colorado.  He runs an auto collision repair service close to the Elks' club.  He has three daughters who will possibly generate 6 grandchildren eventually.    His 20 day military career was cut short due to the termination of the draft.   Rick was brought into the club by Pollak 7 or 8 years ago.   Specificity is not one of Rick's attributes.

PROGRAM:  Master programmer Mabe Downey introduced Elizabeth and Bob Sexton.   After their teen age son was rendered emotionally, intellectually and physically dysfunctional by electro magnetic radiation (EMR'S), the Sextons became advocates for the use of a harmonization chip to protect us from the harmful effects of EMRs.  EMR's are emitted by all electric and electronic devices.   Wireless computers and cell phones emit a radiation that alter one's DNA and cellular structure.   EMR's penetrate and compromise the blood barrier in the brain.   EMR's contribute to short term memory loss, Alzheimer’s, dementia, depression, high blood pressure, cancerous tumors, and suicide,  according to various scientific studies.

The Sextons are part of a SAFE WIRELESS INITIATIVE, which has been created to not only publicize the  harmful effects of EMR's but also to promote the use of the bio chip to counteract those effects.                            

Gus (Lucky Gus) Szala

           On the calendar.....
    Jan 19  - Regular Meeting - SOD Glenn Combellik
    Jan 26  - Regular Meeting - SOD Joe Dowdey
    Feb 2   - Regular Meeting - SOD Mabe Downey
    Feb 9   - Regular Meeting - SOD Fred Downs
    Feb 16 - Regular Meeting - SOD Carl Duncan
    Feb 23 - Regular Meeting - SOD Bruce Elsey


Jan 18 - Team E
Jan 25 - Team A
Feb 1  - Team B
Feb 8  - Team C
Feb 15 - Team D
Feb 22 - Team E

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January 3, 2006

Consumers are receiving e-mails informing them that they are eligible for a tax refund. The e-mails, which claim to be from the IRS, direct the recipient to a link where he/she is supposed to provide personal information, such as a Social Security number and credit card information. This scheme is an attempt to trick the e-mail recipients into disclosing their personal and financial data. The practice is called "phishing" (pronounced fishing), because the sender is “fishing” for your personal information.

What should you do if you receive an e-mail claiming you have a tax refund coming?

1. Know that the IRS does not ask for personal identifying or financial information via unsolicited e-mail. Additionally, taxpayers do not have to complete a special form to obtain a refund.

2. Delete the e-mail without opening it. Just by opening the e-mail you might release a virus or other malicious program into your computer. It is always best to delete without opening any e-mail that comes form someone you do not know.

3. Apply Rules 1 & 2 to any unsolicited e-mail that asks for personal information. NEVER GIVE ANY INFORMATION TO A STRANGER! If you do, it will probably cost you!

Need help?

Call the Fraud Assistance Line720-874.8547