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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....July 30, 2009
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith

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Quote: Winners never quit and quitters never win.

Guests: JJ and Greg Rodriguez, guests of Ken Kelley

Fines:   Sgt. At Arms fined for no Hand Shake prize. Then he gives out a pen that the SOD had placed on the tables for each of us.

Bingo:  75 players and a deposit of $4,500.

Announcements:    TIM: Need Volunteers for the Joint Wine Tasting fund raiser. Also, he and his wife are “Walking for Suicide Prevention”.

Soccer Camp for Kids at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park Tue. Aug 4th. Register with:

DDRC/DDF 17th Annual Charity Golf Tournament Monday, Aug. 10th at Red Rocks C.C. partly sponsored by Ralston Sertoma Club. Contact them or the C.C. for info.

Joe Geers had some flyers for the Summit Jazz 2009 event on October 9, 10 & 11.
Goto for info or contact them at: 303 670-8471

Rick Jacobus is going to represent us at a Freedom Week meeting. If anyone else wants to attend, see Rick.

Ken mentioned Western Welcome week plans are moving ahead.

Rick Campbell has King Soopers coupons.


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Ken Kelley, one of our newest members, finally had his chance to tell us his life story, but not before poking fun at the age of some of the members. (someone shouted out they had underwear older the Ken). Ken tried to bribe us all with free pens and coffee mugs, all adorned with the Allstate logo, it didn’t work, we saw right through him, that trick has been tried before by John Pifer.

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Ken was born in Denver around January 25, 1978, his Mother and G-Mother were also born in Denver. He attended Lincoln Elementary, Baker Middle and South High School. Although he didn’t graduate from South, he did received his GED. Seems he got a 1973 Plymouth and decided to drive around instead of going to school. He did attend Metro and Red Rocks but didn’t graduate there either. He met his wife, Katherine, who has attended The School of Mines and D.U. They have lived in Centennial for about 10 yrs, married 6 yrs, have a 4-1/2 month old and a dog. Ken informed us that his mothers cousin is married to Doug Harder’s brother. Not sure what that makes Ken to Doug.

Ken has been in telemarketing, mattress sales and now has his own Allstate Insurance Agency located at 4275 S. Broadway, Englewood, CO 80133 and phone is 303-781-1110 (I read it off the free coffee mug). He claims to be an artist, poet and music instrument player. He has no military and John Pifer brought him into the club. Ken is big on getting new blood into the club so let’s see what we can do. AND the question of the day: What river was he born near? The South Platte of course.


Program:  After almost choking on some chicken feathers,

Mabe Downey introduced Tom Keller. Tom has been to our club many times and is a wealth of information on what ever he comes to talk about. This time, he came to talk about the Electric Car, a rather fitting subject with all the Go Green and Global Warming talk these days. Tom would rather speak to a club if he is getting paid but he said he just couldn’t refuse the invite, free lunch and all the great Arapahoe members. He almost had a gig at the School of Mines but since he didn’t have a PHD, he didn’t get the job. (one of our esteem members shouted out “PHD means Piled Higher & Deeper”).

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Between 1832 and 1839 (the exact year is uncertain), Robert Anderson of Scotland invented the first crude electric carriage. A small-scale electric car was designed by Professor Stratingh of Groningen, Holland, and built by his assistant Christopher Becker in 1835. Practical and more successful electric road vehicles were invented by both American Thomas Davenport and Scotsmen Robert Davidson around 1842. Both inventors were the first to use non-rechargeable electric cells. Frenchmen Gaston Plante invented a better storage battery in 1865 and his fellow countrymen Camille Faure improved the storage battery in 1881. This improved-capacity storage battery paved the way for electric vehicles to flourish.

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2 early electric cars

France and Great Britain were the first nations to support the widespread development of electric vehicles in the late 1800s. In 1899, a Belgian built electric racing car called "La Jamais Contente" set a world record for land speed - 68 mph - designed by Camille Jénatzy.

It was not until 1895 that Americans began to devote attention to electric vehicles after an electric tricycle was built by A. L. Ryker and William Morrison built a six-passenger wagon both in 1891. Many innovations followed and interest in motor vehicles increased greatly in the late 1890s and early 1900s. In 1897, the first commercial application was established as a fleet of New York City taxis built by the Electric Carriage and Wagon Company of Philadelphia.

For more info on electric cars, click here:  
  Electric car info.pdf        Tesla's Electric Car.htm      Tesla Electric Car 1.pdf


Upcoming programs:
Aug 6th Greg Stouzuk : Water Witcher
Aug 13th Don Burmania Colorado Gambling Enforcement
August 20th Tony Kovaleski :Channel 7 Investigative reporter
August 27th Dave Aguilera Channel 4 Meteorologist

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Aug 6 - Regular Meeting – SOD Howie Kelsall
Aug 13 - Regular Meeting and BOD – SOD Dick Laskey
Aug 20 - Regular Meeting – SOD Mike Magee
Aug 27 - Regular Meeting – SOD Scott Manley

Aug 6 – A Team
Aug 13 – B Team
Aug 20 - C Team
Aug 27 - D Team

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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Easy Cures
From an E-mail, I have not tested:

Eliminate ear mites. All it takes is a few drops of Wesson Corn Oil in your cat's or dog's ear... massage it in, then clean with a cotton ball. Repeat daily for 3 days. The oil soothes the cat's skin, smothers the mites, and accelerates healing.

Kills fleas instantly... Dawn Dishwashing Liquid does the trick.  Add a few drops to your dog's bath and shampoo the animal thoroughly. Rinse well to avoid skin irritations. Good-bye fleas.