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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW .... January 6, 2011
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith

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Guests:   Bob Buckland introduced Gordy Meldrum; Dick Laskey introduced Tom Hanson and Peter Pauwels introduced Mike Villa.

Quote:   A bachelor is a selfish, undeserving guy who is cheating some deserving lady out of her frightful divorce riches.

Fines:   Table “1” for having a guest and everyone having their desert on the table before the song.

Announcements:   Pat McKim says the Poker Tournament is set for March 10th at Ben & Jerry’s. There is a $55 donation. Leslie, the reigning champ is buying a table.

Will Martinez 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.

Feb 4: Duel District Wine Tasting at the Hyatt Regency DTC. Cost $75.00

Feb 22: Freedom Week. NO CLUB LUNCH on Feb 24 th.

Norm thanked the organizers and all that put together the Kids Christmas Party. He says he had a lot of his little ones there.



John Pifer started off by showing a wide variety of ball caps from all his favorite sports teams. John’s hobby is attending many sports venues. He was born March 22, 1942 in N Denver. Family had moved to Littleton by the first grade where he attended class in a one room school house, The area is now ACC.. In the 8th grade he was taught in the basement of Lutheran Presbyterian church. By ninth grade Littleton High School was built. Here John readily admits he pursued athletics far more than academics. He was awarded an athletic scholarship to Denver University but the school dropped football before he ever got to put on a uniform and lug the ball. John did end up with a Business Admin. Degree.

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In 1965 John sold insurance, etc for State Farm, retiring in 2005. He brought some of his remaining State Farm freebies even passing out a few. As a child his first job was performing magic tricks for .05 a pop. Later he was a paperboy then 10 years as a tile setter to which he attributes his current bad back. Forty some years ago he entered the Army Reserves and served from 1967-1969. He was stationed at Fort Bliss serving as a JAG trying soldiers accused of errors in judgment in Viet Nam. His job was as a court reporter.

John has been married 36 years or a total of 6 wives. From this target rich environment John only claims 4 children producing 4 grandchildren.

John listed a number of rivers starting with the Weaver and ending up with the South Platte. Ron Johnson brought him into the club about 44 years ago. John was a Club President in 1981/82 and has been sitting at table one since 1990. John owns and rents out a condo in Silverton, which he generously has offered to rent to any club member at 1/2 price. (I hope this offer is still open).

Program:   Dave Miley introduced Dr. Gary VanderArk, MD, Board President University of CO Health Sciences Center, Department of Neurosurgery. Dr. VanderArk returned to fill us more on Doctor’s Care.

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Who We Are & What We Do:

Who We Are; Doctors Care is a nonprofit organization.

Mission; Doctors Care provides access to affordable health care, through a coalition of health care providers, to the medically underserved in South Metro Denver.

Values; The team's values include integrity, compassion, trust, respect and positivity. Highlighted strengths are responsibility, adaptability and inclusiveness.

What We Do: We offer health care solutions

Doctors Care provides primary care and specialty services at significantly-reduced fees for eligible patients.

Newborns to 30 Year Olds – Five days a week, the onsite Doctors Care Clinic staff treats uninsured, Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus patients.

Patients Over 30 Years Old – Uninsured adults who live in Arapahoe (excluding Aurora), Douglas and Elbert counties and whose income meets our guidelines are assigned to see participating providers offsite.

In addition, Doctors Care provides mental health care for patients receiving our medical care. The organization serves as a model how to effectively combine mental and medical care to reduce hospital costs.


1987 A committee of Arapahoe Medical Society physicians gathered to address the growing issue of the uninsured and lack of medical care. The committee agreed that if many physicians agreed to care for these patients, the burden of care would be lessened.

1988 Committee leader Gary VanderArk, MD founded Doctors Care and successfully signed up all 129 physicians of the Arapahoe Medical Society. By opening its door on Valentine’s Day, Doctors Care opened its heart to the uninsured desperate for medical care.

1993 The Doctors Care for Kids Clinic opened to serve newborn to 18-year-old children.

2001 Doctors Care made a commitment to find the resources in-house to treat a broader range of patients by increasing the clinic age cap to 24 years.

2005 The Doctors Care for Kids Clinic is renamed to Doctors Care Clinic to represent another increase of the age cap to 30 years old. This time, the expansion was directed at keeping young families together for their primary care needs.

Today More than 700 providers, five hospitals, and their pharmacies and labs participate to make Doctors Care successful in achieving its mission.      Hear Gary's talk.mp3

Upcoming programs:
Jan 13 Dean C. Coddington, Implications of the New Healthcare Legislation
Jan 20 Denver Dumb Friends League

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     Upcoming SOD list

Jan 13 - Regular Meeting & BODSOD Jim Rees
Jan 20 - Regular Meeting - SOD Tim Pollak
Jan 27 - Regular Meeting - SOD James Robinson


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Dadd y, how was I born ?

A little boy goes to his father and asks ' Daddy , how was I born ?'  

The father answers, 'Well, son , I guess one day you will need to find out anyway!  Your Mom and I first got together in a chat room on Yahoo .  Then I set up a date via e-mail with your Mom and we met at a cyber-cafe .  We sneaked into a secluded room, and googled each other.  There your mother agreed to a download from my memory stick .  As soon as I was ready to upload , we discovered that neither one of us had used a firewall , and since it was too late to hit the delete button , nine months later a little Pop-Up appeared that said:  

'You got Male!