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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....January 26, 2017
This weeks Reporter- Don Smith

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Guests:    Alice Perkins, Jim’s wife:

FINES:   Doug was fined because he made a funny comment during Jim’s SOD presentation.


Announcements:    A shorter meeting this week without a Program and not a lot of new things to talk about.

Doug reported that Ed Bezjak is doing much better.

Dave Miley announced we will have a club outing to K-1 Racing again this year. It will be held March 17th, a Friday. Same format as last year and if you own a helmet, you are welcome to use it instead of theirs.

Patriots v Steelers.jpg Last game winners: Mason, Fry, Schillo & Combellick
Super Bowl pool photo next week.

Remember, if you bring in a new member and he stays 6 months, you get Free Dues - per new member for a quarter. A couple members just qualified for this perk.


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Sertoman of the Day:    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 five 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 Jim Perkins.mp3

Program:  No program this week but Doug had a surprise for 4 members of the club. He asked the 4 newest members to come up and tell us why they joined Arapahoe Sertoma. Clark Bennett, Gary Athey, Joe Gomez and Chad Kasson all gave a short story on how or why they joint, either because they lost a bet, saw the good work the club did and wanted to be part of it or maybe to have something else to do. Listen to their stories and maybe it will give you some ideas on how to present the club to a perspective candidate.
Gang of 4.mp3

Upcoming programs and events :

Sertoma Area Calendar--Calendar-Updated Jan 2017.pdf

Arapahoe Calendar:
Feb 21 – Freedom Week lunch
Mar 17 – K-1 Racing

List of future programs        Past programs.pdf     Club history

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Upcoming SOD list
Feb 2 – Pat McKim
Feb 9 – Tim Pollak
Feb 16 – Jim Rees
Feb 23 – NO LUNCH  Freedom week
Jack Marshall as fill in when he shows up

(BOD means Board Of Dir. meeting)

Index of when you were the SOD

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     
Arapahoe Sertoma letter head

Sign the Pledge 
How to sign the Pledge

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A Movie with Grandpa video
Soaring Valor (Short Film)

Links to the
Club Photos Have moved:

Click here for photos

2016-2017 Officers list.txt
The club’s Facebook page:

Promotion video: Helping People With Hearing Problems in Englewood, CO

Arapahoe Sertoma promo with Bob Stein

John Pifer SOD

Arapahoe Sertoma at go-kart track  

Volunteering With Sertoma by Anthony Prichard

Helping People With Hearing Problems In Englewood, CO by Anthony Prichard

Mark Hardcastle  I Had A Paintbox