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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW .... January 26, 2012
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith

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Guests: Barbara Magee, Mike’s wife, IT Tech & Slideshow operator.

Fines:   n/a

Announcements:  Rev. Robinson was at lunch and looking great.

President Ken read a Thank You letter sent by Scott Manley’s daughter in ref. to the money collected for the packages sent to some service members a couple weeks ago.

Dick Enslow read a list of who will chair the different committees for the upcoming shared golf tournament with South West and LA Sertoma clubs. Final assignment list later but this is what we have so far for our club: Tournament vice chairs-Dick Enslow; Tournament executive committee-Dick Enslow; Sponsors chairs-Dave Miley & Rick Jacobus; Publicity/Print chairs- Scott Manley; Food/Beverage & Entertainment chairs-Mike Magee

Rick Jacobus reported the date for Freedom Week this year. Feb. 21st, a Tuesday at Pinehurst CC. Registration is between 10:30-11:15. Signup sheet was passed around again for attending the event, there is still time to sign up or cancel.

Jim Rees has King Soopers coupons. The club receives 5% but only 4 people regularly use the service. The card is like a debit card so it’s easy to use


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Jim Perkins graced us today as our SOD. Jim was born in Warrior, (Birmingham) Alabama in 1946, 34 years to the day after Sertoma International was founded.
Jim has lived in Denver since 1950. He attended Abraham Lincoln High School. It is, of course, still standing.


He is a self-proclaimed sports nut. His 2 best sports were bowling and golf, the problem being for either game, the scores were the same. When he was about a year old, he had Polio so that drove him to get involved in anything he could to overcome the handicap. No matter what he was involved in, he always tried too hard to be the best. It could be sports, board games, boy scouts, bible class or any group activity.

He has been married twice, first to T.E.B., and now married to Alice since 1985. He has two children and one adopted. His son served in Iraq but is now back home, he is scheduled to retire soon. His daughter is Joe Dowdey's neighbor. Jim has eight grandkids.

Jim worked summers at Elitch Gardens Theme Park, until he wrecked their train. He then worked at the Colorado Department of Highways as a data “collector”, which was a bit more along the lines of a data “modifier”. He then went on to work as a cabinet maker.

Jim’s final and main career was for Norgren where he started as a sub assembler. He worked his way up to be the product manager for the Americas and the Pacific Rim. While working at Norgren he was able to finish his degree and went on to complete an MBA. Then, on March 10th, 1993 he fell down icy steps while attending a trade show in Chicago. He suffered a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, which rendered him paraplegic. He continued to work for Norgren, retiring in 1998.

Jim joined the Arapahoe Sertoma Club in 2003. He was brought into the club by Joe Dowdey and has gone through several chairs and helping whenever and where ever he can.

Listen to JimPerkins .mp3

Program:   Mike and Barbara Magee gave us another presentation about when they volunteered their Rose Bowl Float expertise for the 2012 Rose Bowl Parade. They took 2 days to drive to LA, arriving Dec. 27th and then the work began. They had done this the first time several years ago and both times now have worked under the same man in charge who has been doing this for several decades. He is the only person paid while several dozen others are all volunteers.

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It is one of those things you have to love to do because it’s very labor intensive to glue all those little seeds, blades of grass, flower pedals or other loose items to every little spot that needs to be covered. They also have to trim flower stems to certain lengths and place them into little vials, then maybe place them aside until needed later and at the last moment, place all the flowers in the appropriate spot. The seeds are applied first and live flowers last so as to lessen the chance of them wilting, this year was a fairly warm time. Another problem like with the roses was the buds hadn’t opened much so it took more to fill in the gaps.

One flower at a time

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The float they worked on won the Sweepstakes Trophy

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Upcoming programs:
Index of past programs programs.pdf

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Upcoming SOD list

Feb 2– Regular Meeting – SOD John Pifer
Feb 9 - Regular Meeting – SOD & BOD Tim Pollak
Feb 16 - Regular Meeting – SOD Jim Rees
Feb 23 – NO MEETING due to Freedom Week

(BOD means Board of Dir. meeting)

Front Range Sertoma President’s Reception Feb 13th
Soapbox Derby for Jun 2nd & 3rd
22 Annual Arapahoe Sertoma Fall Golf Classic Aug. 28th

Click here for a printable version PDF             Club's 50yr Proclamation
   Editors notes:     If you want an electronic copy of the Roster,  
  send me an e-mail.

Sertoma Application form: app.pdf       Recruiting Manual     
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New club photo page:

If you have an old vehicle you want to donate, checkout Cars for C.U.R.E.

Goto or call (720) 490-4009

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Recently there have been news articles regarding the safety and security of smartphones.  A smartphone basically is a small, portable computer capable of making telephone calls, surfing the Internet, making purchases, managing accounts and more.  Consumers are turning more and more to the use of smartphones.  Their convenience makes them very popular.  Safety doesn’t always accompany the convenience.  Consumers need to be aware that using mobile devices comes with risks.  The Denver Better Business Bureau recently had an article on their Web site regarding the risks of making payments using these types of devices.  An article on IT World’s Web site last year indicated that 89% of mobile owners are unaware of the risks of using smartphones for banking.  Owners of the devices are unaware that smartphone applications (apps) can transmit personal details, such as credit card numbers without the user’s knowledge or consent (according to research by AVG).  Research by the Ponemon Institute revealed that 91% were unaware apps can be infected with malware specifically designed to steal banking details.

 Most people use security software on their computers, but few have security software installed on their mobile devices.  There are a number of different vendors that have security software available for mobile devices.  You need to research what is available for your device.  Current technology sites that test and review software haven’t finished their research on mobile software.

 Minimize risks
·          Use your mobile device’s security (locking feature).
·          Install/update security software.
·          Don’t shop using unsecure Wi-Fi networks.  Look for “WPA” or “WPA2” on your     screen, which                  indicates data will be scrambled.
·          Use trusted Web sites.
·          Beware of fraudulent apps.  Research and read reviews about apps.
·          Familiarize yourself with your carrier’s policies regarding financial transactions and what your liability would be if fraud occurs.

Criminally prosecuting fraud or theft that occurs through the Internet and the virtual world is a challenge.  The individual(s) committing the crime could be anywhere in the world.  If you become a victim of fraud or theft, file a report with your local law enforcement agency.  If the crime occurs within the 18 th Judicial District, the scammers could be charged with Computer Crime, Theft, Identity Theft or Criminal Impersonation depending on the circumstances.  The District Attorney’s Consumer Protection Line provides assistance to victims of crime and answers questions on white collar crime issues. If you have a question or need assistance, call 720-874-8547.