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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....Jan 31, 2008
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith

      Rick Jacobus      Doug Harder

Guests: Fred Good was here as a guest of John Vierthaler once again (2 nd visit). Need to get him an application…

Tony and Chris came by to tell us about some events hosted by the Lodo Club. They are having the annual “Field of Dreams Sports Camp” again this year and a wine and beer tasting fundraiser will be held February 10, 2008, 2-5p.m. at The Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery at 9627 East County Line Road. Call 303-792-9090. There will also be a silent auction.


Announcements: The Pres. Mentioned that this was our clubs 56 th year and about the 2,804 th meeting. (I wonder if Rick counted them all, one at a time)

Tommy Fry “Always Patsy Cline” at Littleton Town Hall Art Center, Feb 7 th Cost is $31 (no refunds)….. Call 303 794-2787 ext. 5. Mon-Fri. 1-5p.m. All tickets can be picked up at “Will Call”

Jacobus: Sign up sheet is coming around for Freedom Week, Feb 19 th. At Sheridan Four Pointes at I-25 & Hampden. Registration 10:30-11:15, lunch 11:30. No regular lunch that week.

Benton: Trip to Blackhawk for Mardi Gras sometime in March 13 th or 27th. Need 40 people.

Rees: We only have 140 tickets left for the 25 th Annual Charity Raffle. Hurry up and sell those things. April 19 at Pinehurst C.C. Think about door prizes and such.

Harder mentioned Pastor Robinson was seen at church last Sunday and may be showing up for lunch shortly.

Rees: We only have 140 tickets left for the 25 th Annual Charity Raffle. Hurry up and sell those things. April 19 at Pinehurst C.C. Think about door prizes and such.

Bingo Report: 100 players and a deposit of $5100


John Vierthaler. Inducted in October of 1980. Born in 1941 of Immigrants. Father is from Austria and fought in WWI for the Kaiser. His mother was from the Austria-Hungarian empire. They both emigrated to Pittsburgh independently and met while they lived there. John was born in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Grew up on the Ohio River.

He was in Air Force ROTC because they had mandatory military service in 1963. Paid $30 a month. Graduated with a commission as a 2nd Lt. Spent 3 years in Atlanta, "defending our nation".

John went to Law School in Emery University in Atlanta 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. Used to come up to Colorado to ski. After four years of trips, Brenda, his wife, convinced John to move to Colorado. Moved out with two adults, three kids, two dogs, and two cats. (They lost one of their cats in Russell, Kansas).

Bill Malone inducted him to the club. 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. Does estates and trusts, real estate, small business and civil law.

Wife passed away about 8 years ago. Still single. Farms for a hobby. Rents dry land and raises horses. Chases coyotes on horseback for fun. Name of the farm is Four Valley farm because in Austrian his name translates into "four valleys".

Program:  Cliff introduced Rusty Wehner. Rusty came to tell us about the Colorado “I Have A Dream” foundation.

On June 25, 1981, New York businessman Eugene Lang returned to the elementary school he had attended more than 50 years earlier—P.S. 121 in East Harlem. He had come to deliver a speech to the graduating sixth graders. Lang’s intention had been to give them a standard message: work hard and you’ll succeed. But, after struggling to get their attention, Lang impulsively made an extraordinary offer. He promised the 61 children college scholarships if they completed high school.

After making that promise, however, Lang was discouraged to learn from the school principal that at least three-quarters of these students would be dropouts—and of those with high school diplomas, maybe one or two might qualify for college. Lang felt like his remarks had been reduced to meaningless commencement rhetoric—and that bothered him. He resolved to make his promise real—to find a way to keep them in school, intent on college.

So, Lang went further: he helped and supported the children throughout the years that separated them from high school graduation. He hired a local social worker to help the children stay in school. With the guidance of education and social science professionals, his effort evolved into the “I Have a Dream” Program. The P.S. 121 sixth graders became the first “Dreamers”.

To learn more, visit www.coloradoihaveadream.org

   n/a   Jim Helmick  Bob Stein
It took about 6 dips into the name bucket to get a name of a member that was at the meeting so Bob Stein get’s the $5’r.

      On the calendar .. www.arapahoe-sertoma.org/cal.htm

Sertoma Application form: app.pdf


Feb 8 - Bingo Team D
Feb 15 – Bingo Team E
Feb 22 – Bingo Team A
Feb 29 – Bingo Team B
Mar 7 – Bingo Team C
Mar 14 – Bingo Team D
Mar 21 – Bingo Team E



Feb 7 - Regular Meeting - SOD – R. Smith (last try)
Feb 12 - Board meeting 6p.m. All members welcome
Feb 14 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Ballew
Feb 19 – Freedom week
Feb 28 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Benton
Mar 6 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Bezjak
Mar 11 - Board meeting 6p.m. All members welcome
Mar 13 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Buckland

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Movie review:



Some of you may be wondering what Judge Roy Moore has been doing
since he was removed from the bench for refusing to remove the
Ten Commandments from his courtroom wall. Please read the poem he
wrote. It's below his picture.

The following is a poem written by Judge Roy Moore from

Alabama .
Judge Moore was sued by the ACLU for displaying the
Ten Commandments in his courtroom foyer.  He has been stripped of
his judgeship and now they are trying to strip his right to practice
law in Alabama .  The judge's poem sums it up quite well.

the Beautiful,
or so you used to be.
Land of the Pilgrims' pride;
I'm glad they'll never see.
piled in dumpsters, a
bortion on demand ,
Oh, sweet land of liberty;
your house is on the sand.

Our children wander aimlessly,
poisoned by cocaine,
Choosing to indulge their lusts,
when God has said abstain.

From sea to shining sea,
our Nation turns away
From the teaching of God's love
and a need to always pray.

We've kept God in our temples,
how callous we have grown.
When earth is but His footstool,
and Heaven is His throne.

We've voted in a government that's rotting at the core,

Appointing Godless Judges;
who throw reason out the door.

Too soft to place a killer
in a well deserved tomb,
But brave enough to kill a baby before he leaves the womb.


You think that God's not angry,
that our land's a moral slum?
How much longer will He wait
before His judgment comes?

How are we to face our God,
from Whom we cannot hide?
What then is left for us to do,
but stem this evil tide?
If  we who are His children,
will humbly turn and pray;
Seek His holy face
and mend our evil way.

Then God will hear from Heaven,
and forgive us of our sins,
He'll heal our sickly land
and those who live within.

But, America the Beautiful,if you don't - then you will see,

A sad but Holy God
withdraw His hand from Thee.

      ~~Judge Roy Moore~~


This says it all.  May we all forward this message and offer our
prayers for Judge Moore to be blessed and for America to wake
up and realize what we need to do to keep OUR America the

Let's lift Judge Moore up in prayer.
He has stood firm and needs our support.