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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....January 29, 2009
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith

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Quote of the Day:   “There are two things not long for this world – dogs that chase cars and golfers that chip for pars” Lee Trevino

Guests:   Bob Stine introduced Tom Benson, a guest of Jim Rees. Tom wants to join so this is his first publication.

Fines:   Table 1 for a guest and an extra 25 cents to Bob. Later a cell phone went off at that same table.

Bingo:   There were 85 players and a deposit of $5500

Announcements:    Bob Hogge has King Soopers cards for sale.

Leslie, our caterer, had flyers mentioning Cassoulet is now Bacco Trattoria, a restaurant. Check them out at: 10125 W. San Juan Way in Littleton. 303 979-2665

Doug’s mentioned something about a fund raiser for his G-daughter. See Doug for details.

Lodo Sertoma Field of Dreams fundraiser wine tasting party at Park Meadows Rock Bottom Café, Sun. Feb. 8th. $20 ea. Time: 2-5pm Email Dale and Gloria Hand at   See these brochures for more info: #1.pdf   #2.pdf   

Friday Feb. 20th we are trying to have a group go to the Heritage Square Music Hall. Dinner at 6 and show at 7:30. Need to know who wants to go.

Freedom Week is Feb. 17th. No regular meeting that day week. Sign up, the club pays your way. Guests and wives welcome $20 each. Club pays for members. Contact Rick Jacobus. Chicken or Veggie dinner. The Presidential Receptions is the night before, Feb 16th, 6:30 to 8 pm. The District is having a macaroni and cheese drive. Dry Creek is having a mittens and caps drive for kids.

April 18th is the Raffle, looks like it’s going to be April 18th, a Saturday. We need donations and door prizes for the silent Auction.

2009 19th Annual Arapahoe Sertoma Fall Classic Golf Tournament (AASFCGT) looks like it is Aug 25th.


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Gus Szala was born in 1930 in East Chicago, Indiana. Grew up on Lake Michigan . Hammond High School which has been demolished. He worked in a steel mill after high school. He worked in the 36” blooming mill where they hammer out slabs of hot steel.

After that stint he got drafted in 1951 and went into the Army and was at Ft. Bliss for basic. He went to OCS in Texas and then on to Korea. After Korea he went to college at Perdue in 1959. After graduation he went to California in the early ‘60’s to work for Lockheed as a buyer. He worked on both the F-101 and the U-2.

He lost his job at Lockheed after taking a 6 week vacation to Germany in 1963. He found a new job with a space company Space Technology Labs, now Northrop Grumman, and worked for them until 1991 when he retired.
Gus wanted to get out of California since the smog and people were terrible. He had an opportunity to come out to the Tech Center to visit Denver. Gus and Carolyn, his wife, were staying at the Broadmore in Colorado Springs one time and he said “We should move here” and she said yes. They have not regretted a day of living here. Gus has been married to Carolyn for about 22 years.

In November of 1995, Gus was drafted into the club by Don Neeley (Don left shortly after that) and Gus has held several positions in the club.


Program:   Mabe introduced Nora Burns, a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity.

Mission: Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver works in partnership with God and people from all walks of life to build decent, affordable homes in which people can live and grow into all that God intends.
Habitat Denver relies on over 4,000 volunteers annually.

Office: 1500 12th Avenue, Denver, CO 80204-3410 Phone: 303-534-2929
Construction Hotline: 303-380-1188
Denver Home Improvement Outlet: 303-722-5863 or 5864
Wheat Ridge Outlet: 303-421-5300 

Upcoming programs:

Feb. 5 -Terry Frei, sports writer for the Denver post.

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Feb 5 - Regular Meeting - SOD – John Vierthaler
Feb 10 - Board meeting, all are welcome
Feb 12 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Mike Ballew
Feb 26 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Bill Benton

Feb 5 – E Team
Feb 12 – A Team
Feb 19 – B Team

Click here for a printable version PDF    To donate blood, here is the calendar.
   Editors notes:     If you want an electronic copy of the Roster,  
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Sertoma Application form: app.pdf       Recruiting Manual

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Worst Waste of the Year
Posted by: John Campbell at 3:41 PM

Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) recently released a report on the “Worst Waste of the Year.” This report details some of the most ridiculous, wasteful, duplicative, and flat out silly instances of spending that comes out of Washington, DC.

Coburn says that “Wasting taxpayer dollars in any year is unacceptable, but the extent to which it occurred in 2008 was a clear demonstration of how Washington politicians often put low-priority items ahead of more important needs.” I could not have said it better myself.

In his report, Coburn spells out a 7 step plan for reducing wasteful Washington spending:

1. Eliminate programs that do not work;
2. Eliminate or consolidate duplicative programs;
3. Eliminate earmarks;
4. Implement stronger transparency measures;
5. Conduct more congressional oversight;
6. End automatic budget increases for federal programs; and
7. Establish independent and enforceable performance measures for every program.

To view Senator Coburn’s report in full Click Here.

Or go here: 2008WorstWasteoftheYear.pdf

(maybe after all that is done, I might think different about Tabor) Don