by: Don Smith

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....July 27, 2006
This weeks Reporter-Sterling Cain

  Jacobis   Dowdy     Rev. Jim

NOTICE NOTICE: The August Board Meeting will be held on Aug15 (the 3rd Tuesday of the month).

Guests: George Hannes brought his granddaughter(?), Jill Urbansky. She is a graduate of the University of Toledo with a degree in Criminal Justice.

Pre-emptive Announcements:
Parchen wanted to remind everyone that the cookout is this Saturday at 11 AM.

Tim Pollak wanted to let everyone know that a sign up sheet for the Lemonade Stand on August 19 th was going around.

Fines: George was subsequently hit with a two bit fine for exposing Jill to this motley crew. Upon further discussion Stumpy was also given a fine for encouraging George to bring his guest. At which point George was hit with another two bit fine for listening to Stumpy. Motion carried. (George won the Handshake Prize So he got his fine back!)

Pat McKim was fined two bits for sneaking into the meeting and for strategically seating himself next to the only female in the room. Motion carried.

Dowdy and Parchen were both fined two bits for engaging in committee business during the song. Motion carried.

Announcements:   Tim Pollak, as stand-in for Jim Rees, announced that Ballew, Bezak, Miley and Jacobus were drawn from the hat to represent our club in the Park Hill Club's Annual Golf Tournament to be held on Saturday, August 5th. The organizers have arranged for a breakfast to be served at 8AM followed by a 9AM start.

Dave Pinland passed around a sheet for bingo alternates. He also reiterated that when you are called as an alternate then you are obligated to attend.

Our annual Fall Classic Golf Tournament will be held on Tuesday, September 5th with a start time of “noonish”. A sign up sheet will be passed around in two weeks.

Bob Hogge read a letter from Ms. Carol Worth thanking the club for her invitation to the officer installation banquet and thanking the club for their efforts in putting together the scrapbook to honor Bill. She also made mention that there are a lot of club historical records stored in her basement and that any help in finding a new home for those records would be appreciated.

Don Smith moved that the club approve a minimal expenditure to renew the club's website. Motion carried.

Soapbox Derby: A Soapbox Derby is upcoming in the first part of August. The District is seeking volunteers to staff the event.

Cajun Cookout: Parchen announced that the annual Cajun Cookout is rapidly approaching. It will be held on Saturday, July 29th at Sterns Park in the South Shelter. This is the same location as last year. Maps are available from Parchen. Cost will be $7.50 for adults, $3.75 for older children and kids under 10 eat free. Games will abound so bring those kids and grandkids! This will be a potluck so please bring a side dish or a dessert. Meat and drink will be provided by the club. Signup sheet is still in circulation.

Bingo Report: Pat McKim reported that the club deposited “about” $5000 for Monday night's Bingo and attendance of 102.

Play: George Hannes announced an upcoming play on August 24 th at the District level. Signup sheet was passed. See George for more details.

Directories: Tim Pollak needs to know how many members are needing directories. Costs will be $5.00 for each filler and $5.00 for each cover. Please contact Tim and let him know if you will be needing a directory as soon as possible.

King Soopers Coupons: Mike Magee put in a plug for the King Soopers coupons. These coupons contribute straight to the club, so if you shop at King Soopers, then please, please do it with coupons. See Mike for more details.


Cliff Metzker was born in 1951 in Pulaski, Tennessee, just south of Nashville. His dad was a pilot for Saudi Arabia's airline. He had a 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.

As soon as possible Cliff went to college (to avoid farm work of course). He worked for a while as a roughneck for an oil company. He then moved back to the San Luis Valley where he helped with the family farm.

He then left the farm to work for the Marshall Management Produce Company.

He married his wife, Mary, in 1987.

He started a State Farm brokerage and insurance office about 4 years ago.

John Pifer got him into the Sertoma Club.

He has no children, but he does have 6 brothers and sisters. He has a twin brother who is a tall, goofy fellow that looks nothing like him.

He enjoys skiing, golfing, fishing and fine literature.

PROGRAM:   John Halepaska, Ph.D, P.E. was introduced by Mabe Downey.

John is the owner of John C. Halepaska and Ass. Inc. The website is They are a Colorado-based water resources consulting firm with over 20 years of experience offering worldwide technical and managerial expertise.

John gave a presentation on groundwater usage in the State of Colorado. He focused on the issues faced by rapidly growing front range communities in the areas of diversion and reclamation. He also focused on how the water in the Arapahoe formation, an enormous basin under most of the front range, is under great stress and is dropping fast.

Water usage in Colorado remains roughly 15% residential and 85% agricultural.

George Hannes     Cliff Metzker      Tom Fry

          On the calendar ..   
         July 29 - Cajon Cookout
         Aug 3 - Regular Meeting - SOD Dick Mason
         Aug 10 - Regular Meeting - SOD Nick Morrone
              Program: Bob Cartmell, on Alcoholics anonymous
         Aug 15 - Board Meeting 6p.m. Elks club
         Aug 17 - Regular Meeting - SOD Don Nelson
              Program: Susan Sanders on Bi-Polar Illness
         Aug 24 - Regular Metting - SOD Barney O'Grady
              Program: Bob Beauprex, running for Governor

 July 31 - E Team
Aug 7 - A Team
Aug 14 - B Team
Aug 21 - C Team
Aug 28 - D Team
Sep 4 - E Team (Labor day)

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