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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW .... January 17,, 2013
This weeks Reporter- Don Smith

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Guests:   n/a

Fines:   Cell phone fine to Mr. Campbell

Announcements:  Rick Jacobus passed around a sign-up sheet for this year’s Freedom Week banquet which is Feb 19th, so there will NOT be a regular lunch that Thursday, the 21st. Guests are welcome but will cost extra, price might be $22 but not sure. Registration about 10:45am.

If you plan on bringing a guest or two Feb. 7th for the program, let us know so more meals can be provided, we don’t want to come up short.

A “Thank You” was read from Freedom Service Dogs.

Jim Rees updated us on the King Soopers program, they have change the amount needed to get the kickback but we have done real good at getting over $5,000 in sales in a 4 week period.

Social Director Orian (oh my, who started him talking) Hunter wanted a show of hands on who might go on a future trip to Black Hawk. No details, just a thought for now. This is kind of like committee work isn’t it? Guests would be allowed if the committee decides to go forward with this.

An “At a Boy” to Don Smith for posting the Christmas party photos on the net, Don mentioned that Zach Harder was the photographer since Don wasn’t at the party. Zach is in the process of making dvd’s and when they are ready, we will let you all know.

You have all heard about the Nursing Home visits this Saturday, don’t forget if you plan on going.

Peter is suggesting we play musical chairs each week so to get things started, Jacobus and Mason swapped seats.

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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Sertoman of the Day:   John Vierthaler was born in 1941, the son of Immigrants. His Father is from Austria and fought in WWI for the Kaiser. His mother was from the Austria-Hungarian Empire. They both immigrated to Pittsburgh, PA independently and met while they lived there. John was born in Pittsburgh and grew up on the Ohio River.

John went to Aspen Wall HS in Aspen Wall, PA. it was torn down about 10 years after he graduated. John went on to Grove City College in Grove City, PA., a private college founded by the heirs of the Sun Oil Company. It is a very independent college.

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In 1963, he was in Air Force ROTC because they had mandatory military service and paid $30 a month. Graduated with a commission as a 2nd Lt. Spent 3 years in Atlanta, "defending our nation". Went to Law School at Emery University in Atlanta, GA at night. Got out of the military and transferred all his credits to the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Law and graduated a year later. Worked for Alcoa as a corporate attorney. Later went to work for his father-in-law. By this time he was up to three kids. The family used to come up to Colorado to ski. After four years of trips, Brenda, his wife, convinced John to move to Colorado. He moved out with two adults, three kids, two dogs, and two cats. (They lost one of their cats in Russell, Kansas).

John worked for Bill Malone who inducted him to the club in October of 1980. He opened his own office after leaving Bill's firm. He has been in the same office at the corner of Wadsworth and Bowles for the past 22 years. John does estates and trusts, real estate, small business and civil law.

Brenda passed away about 9 years ago and he is still single. He farms for a hobby, tents dry land and raises horses and chases coyotes on horseback for fun. Name of the farm is “Four Valley Farm” because in Austrian his name translates into "four valleys".
Listen to John Vierthaler.mp3

Program:   Bob Schlageter introduced Matt Phillips, who’s topic today is “Dealing with Change in this Volatile Environment”.

Matt’s journey to find out who he really is as a person and what is truly important to him has seen him break through the temptations of alcohol and dig deep into how he defines himself. He has come out the other side much stronger, focused, and confident in himself. Matt has certainly been through the ups and downs that sports bring with it. From getting cut from the baseball team his freshman year of college to actually making the team his sophomore year, Matt has learned valuable life lessons that have translated beyond the baseball field into life and business.

As a former Bundesliga professional baseball player in Austria and college baseball player in the United States, Matt inspires audiences with his passion for sharing his story and personal life lessons as experienced through sports and business. Matt feels a responsibility to let others know what struggles he encountered along the way and, more importantly, how he has pushed through those tough times. We can learn from those around us, and Matt is focused on teaching, coaching, and mentoring those around him so that they do not make the same mistakes. Listen to MattPhillips.mp3

Upcoming programs:
Jan 24 - .Linda Holloway will be talking about club membership and promotion.
Jan 31 - Matt Feeney from Adaptive Adventures
Feb 7 – Sgt Jack Thurman- Fighting through the Hell of Iwo Jima

List of future programs        Past programs.pdf

Upcoming events:
Feb 19th: Freedom Week
July 15: S.W. & Arapahoe Sertoma’s Charity Golf Tournament at Pine Hurst
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Upcoming SOD list
Jan 24 - Bill Benton
Jan 31 - Bob Buckland
Feb 7 - Jack Thompson
Feb 14 - Rick Campbell
Feb 28 - Glenn Combellick

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