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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW .... July 11, 2013
This weeks Reporter- Don Smith

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Guests:  Rev. Robinson introduced Bryn Boyer, his life skills coach, driver & friend.

Leslie joined us with a couple bottles of booze to donate to the golf prizes coming up next Monday. She has donated over 40 bottles and is a great supporter to our club. We miss you Leslie.

Fines:  Tom Fry tried to fine the new Sgt @ Arms, Ken Kelley but after Ken’s rebuttal, the fine was denied (one of his rebuttal points was that Tom never attended last year’s board meetings [hear it here]….Well, guess who didn’t show up at the meeting today…). Also, a fine to Tom for failing to have his fine pass, was passed….$1 to Tom. AND, Harder tried to fine Bezjak for not fining Table one for having a guest but it failed - BUT, a counter fine to Harder for the failed fine passed. (did you get all that?)

Announcements:   Announcements: Our new President, Scott Manley is no longer the “fill-in” President, he is the REAL President and did he take charge.

Scotts quote of the week: by Ben Franklin….”Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy”.
For the record, here, in a letter addressed to André Morellet in 1779, is what Benjamin Franklin actually did say:   "Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards, there it enters the roots of the vines, to be changed into wine, a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy".

To start the new year/quarter off to a good start, the Treasurer had an Invoice neatly placed on the tables. Be sure to pay your dues in a timely fashion.

The winners to play in the golf tournament July 15th are: Doug Harder, Dave Miley, Rick Campbell & Bob Buckland. Although the club picks up a good portion of the entry cost, the players do have to pay some.

The next event for the Lemonade Stand is Western Welcome Week in Aug.

Bob Stein was congratulated for the fine job he did on The Annual Installation Banquet.

Phil Grimm is working on the 7th Annual Bill Parchen Golf Scramble at Raccoon Creek for Aug 6th. A sign-up sheet was passed around. (although he forgot it when he left….Scott has it).

Enslow is selling raffle tickets for the hard liquor and wine drawing. $5-for one, $10-for three and $20 for ten tickets. Still have room for players and can use more auction items and sponsors.

Scott informed us of this week’s Birthday man, Dean Hiss. No mention of his age though. Listen to the wonderful rendition of Happy Birthday

Remember, if you bring in a new member and he stays 6 months, you get Free Dues - per new member for a quarter.


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Sertoman of the Day:  Cliff Metsker returned for his yearly visit as the SOD. Instead of going through all of the gory details of his life, he told us of his father as a pilot and the good times Cliff had with him during the growing up years.

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Cliff Metsker was born south of Nashville, TN in 1951. Cliff’s mother flew back to the U.S. just so Cliff could be born an American. Cliff and his family lived in Saudi Arabia for his first six years. His dad was a pilot for Saudi Arabia's airline. He had an interesting childhood of ferrying back and forth between Tennessee and Saudi Arabia. After his father was laid off, his family packed up and moved to a very large cattle/dairy farm in the San Luis Valley after a brief stop in TN.

With a twin brother, another set of twins and two other siblings he and his family ran cattle, sheep and various dairy cows on a farm near Center, CO. Graduating from Center High School (which is still standing) he enrolled at CSU (Tractor Tech) – He played Football and Basketball to get his tuition paid. Upon graduation he moved to Dillon, Montana for 6 years and in 1980 went back to Center, CO. He said he really enjoyed the time in Montana.

He left the farm to work for the Marshall Management Produce Company and managed an implement company, he then sold out, got married to Mary in 1987 and moved to Denver (Littleton to be exact) and opened a State Farm insurance agency. He is now a broker/agent for Farm Bureau Insurance with offices in Lakewood and Broomfield. John Pifer signed him up.

Cliff has no children, but he does have 5 brothers and sisters. He has a twin brother who is a tall, goofy fellow that looks nothing like him. His mother is still alive at 93 and still driving but his dad passed away 2 years ago. He enjoys skiing, golfing, fishing and fine literature. There was no military; he said he would have made to big of a target. Listen to Cliff Metsker.mp3

Program:  Carl Duncan had the honor to introduce Page Peary and Tammie Carroll from New Genesis


Founded in Denver in 1986, New Genesis is the only Denver area homeless program for working people. Designed out of a need to more successfully improve the lives of the homeless, New Genesis provides a stable environment, helping people get off the streets and back into society. New Genesis emphasizes a proactive resident care management program and outlines specific behavioral objectives for residents, including the ability to live a more productive and independent life, maintain a job and help improve the lives of other residents. Residents are required to be substance free and hold a full time job.

New Genesis works to provide more than just emergency services to the homeless; each year, we assist over 600 people off the streets and back into a fully productive lifestyle.

In 2004, the Denver Board of Directors of New Genesis challenged its staff and leadership to identify other communities with homeless populations that could benefit from the New Genesis clinical model. The

Women and Men’s Transitional Housing Program was established in Las Vegas in October, 2005 and we continue to research additional communities to establish shelters.         listen to Page and Tammie.mp3

Upcoming programs:
July 25 – Mike Burch, Ace Scholarships
Aug 1 - Sea Clock
Aug 15 – Dr. Philip Beaver, a Pentagon 9/11 Survivor

List of future programs        Past programs.pdf

Upcoming events:
July 15th: S.W. & Arapahoe Sertoma’s Charity Golf Tournament at Pine Hurst
Click for PDF copy of package 
July 27th: Dist. Leadership Conference
Holiday Inn 7390 W. Hampden Ave., Lakewood
Western Welcome Week in Aug
Aug 6th: 7th Annual Bill Parchen Golf Scramble at Raccoon Creek
Aug 27th, Tues @ Foothills Golf Course, the 23rd Annual Arapahoe Sertoma Fall Golf Classic
Dec. 13th: Christmas party @ Buell Mansion
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Upcoming SOD list
July 18 - Pat McKim
July 25 - Jack Marshall
No SOD on Aug 15th do to a great Program scheduled
(BOD means Board of Dir. meeting)

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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If you would like to volunteer or donate: 
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Phone: (303) 792-0729 | Fax: (303) 792-0744