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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....July 3, 2008
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith

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Quote of the Day: Dimpomacy is the art of saying "nice doggie" untill you can find a rock. Will Rogers

Guests:  Jim Robinson brought his life coach again. When are you going to sign him up Jim?

John Pifer had Ken Kelly with him again but this time, we have an app and check in hand.

Fines:  Enslow fined the new pres. (Jim Rees in case you don’t know who it is) for being happy ?? passed.

Fine to Tim of 50cents for not standing and for running the show? Passed.

Bezjak fined table 1 because of a guest but the fine is canceled when Ken’s check clears.

Announcements: Fm : Jean Parchen [ almost forgot to put this in]
Dear Sertoma Friends,
I was so pleased to see that you will be holding the 2nd Annual Bill Parchen Memorial Golf Tournament next week.  My family and I really appreciate your remembering him in this way, as it was one of his favorite things! Sertoma was such a big part of his life, and important to all of the family.  Hope everyone has a GREAT DAY at Bill's Tournament.   Jean

Board meeting this Tuesday, plan on staying a little latter then normal.

Benton gave us an update on Mabe, he is home and was able to get grocers but to tired to come to lunch. Maybe next week.

Tim brought up the problem of our parking at Step 13. Seems sometimes to many of us are trying to use the spot at the same time. Pifer is working on this and I guess he would be a good one to coordinate with.

S.W. Sertoma Golf Tournament on July 14 th will have Hogge, Harder, Jacobus and Campbell playing.

International Convention is in 2 weeks. Cost is $300 (for those that have to pay)

Perkins stated that the Installation Banquet was a huge success but the new Pres. didn’t have a Sertoma pin on, even after the outgoing Pres. gave him one. A fine was presented but failed.

Scott said the “Jack Marshall’s Party on the Patio” was a great party and Jack chimed in with the statistics: 160 people showed up and the missed the record by only 5.

Western Welcome week is coming up.

District Social is Aug 14 th at Heritage Square.

Bingo Report:   98 players and a deposit of $4800, adding $429 to the progressive pot.

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Program:   Today’s program was Jay Murray and was introduced by Cliff. Jay is the owner of Solutions for Tuition, based here in Denver. Jay is one of only 14 in Colorado to earn the “Certified College Planning Specialist” designation awarded by the National Institute of Certified College Planners.

Solutions for Tuition, was one of only 5 companies in the nation selected to beta test the new college planning partnership between the NICCP and Microsoft. The company was also nominated as 2007 Business of the Year by the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce.

Jay spoke about the dramatic changes taking place in college planning today and how you can implement strategies to cut the cost of college. Some highlights form their home page:

  1. They help you implement effective cost cutting strategies.
  2. They offer expert assistance and effective plan implementation.
  3. They believe the only family that should pay full price for college is the family that so chooses.
  4. They plan as family.
  • Average public university - $16,000 Growing at 8%-12% per year !!!
  • Average private university - $32,000 Growing at 6%-8% per year !!!
  • Many private universities - over $45,000 & Increasing at 6% to 12% per year

You can learn more or contact Jay at: or call 720.529.0707


Upcoming programs:
July 10:   Dr. Bergman: Reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease and Slowing its  progression.
July 17:   Joe Sabah: I had a Stroke-Boy am I Lucky.
July 24:   Ernie Carwile: Where do we go from here? Death- the next great adventure
July 31:
Aug 17:   Steve Chase: Dad, why didn’t you tell me these things?

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July  8 - Board Meeting 6p.m. All members welcome
July 10 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Bob Hogge
July 17 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Orian Hunter
July 24 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Rick Jacobus
July 31 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Howie Kelsall
Aug  7 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Mike Magee
Aug 12 - Board Meeting 6p.m. All members welcome

July 11 - Bingo Team E
July 18 - Bingo Team A
July 25 - Bingo Team B
Aug 1 - Bingo Team C
Aug 8 - Bingo Team D
Aug 15 - Bingo Team E
Aug 22 - Bingo Team A

Click here for a printable version
   Editors notes:     If you want an electronic copy of the Roster,    send an e-mail.
Sertoma Application form: app.pdf

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Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence ?

Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died.

Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned.. Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons captured.

Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War.

They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor.

What kind of men were they?

Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists. Eleven were merchants, nine were farmers and large plantation owners; men of means, well educated, but they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well that the penalty would be death if they were captured.

Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader, saw his Ships swept from the seas by the British Navy He sold his home and properties to pay his debts, and died in rags.

Thomas McKeam was so hounded by the British that he was forced to move his family almost constantly. He served in the Congress without pay, and his family was kept in hiding. His possessions were taken from him, and poverty was his reward.

Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery, Hall, Clymer, Walton, Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge, and Middleton.

At the battle of Yorktown , Thomas Nelson, Jr., noted that the British General Cornwallis had taken over the Nelson home for his headquarters.

He quietly urged General George Washington to open fire. The home was destroyed, and Nelson died bankrupt.

Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed. The enemy jailed his wife, and she died within a few months.

John Hart was driven from his wife's bedside as she was dying. Their 13 children fled for their lives. His fields and his gristmill were laid to waste. For more than a year he lived in forests and caves, returning home to find his wife dead and his children vanished. Some of us take these liberties so much for granted, but we shouldn't.

So, take a few minutes while enjoying your 4th of July holiday and silently thank these patriots. It's not much to ask for the price they paid.

Remember: freedom is never free!


Mind Your Star Spangled Manners

Given the long and bloody fight that culminated in the nation's independence way back in 1776, Americans still have a lot of U.S. flag flying to do in 2008.

We are still at war for independence, though not our own. We go to the polls this year to elect a brand new president for the nation. And there's always that good old American Dream.

It's not surprising then, that the 4th of July is one of the hottest flag flying days of the year, even though those who regularly pledge allegiance by flying the flag at home aren't always practicing correct flag etiquette.

The correct flag displaying and handling rites are outlined in United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10 -- in what amounts to codified patriotic behavior, rather than federal law.

Any law that imposes penalties for bad flag manners were nulled by a Supreme Court decision in 1990 which struck down as unconstitutional any fines or imprisonment for those convicted of mutilating, defacing, defiling or otherwise desecrating Old Glory.

That makes the code less of a legal mandate and more of a manual of customs for handling and displaying the Stars and Stripes. Hard-nosed patriots, however, still consider it sacrilege to disrespect the flag.

And, by the way, anyone can fly the flag wherever they live in the nation, according to the "Freedom To Fly The American Flag Act of 2005" enacted largely because some homeowner associations enforced architectural rules with near dictatorial dogma to stop some home owners from flying the U.S. Flag.

So, according to federal code, here's how to honor those broad stripes and bright stars as you fly them at home on Independence Day and on other flag flying days to come.

The Patriot's Guide To Flying The U.S. Flag At Home

# Many holidays are designated "flag flying days," but you can fly the flag outside only from sunrise to sunset, unless it is illuminated for night time display.

# Do not fly the flag outside during inclement weather unless you use an all-weather flag.

# Do not fly another flag above the U.S. flag, or if the other flag is on the same level, do not fly another flag to the right of the U.S. flag.

# Fly the flag with the "union" (the blue field of white stars) at the peak of the staff (unless the flag is at half staff) when flying the flag from a staff projecting horizontally or at an angle from the window sill, balcony, or front of a building.

# When you suspend a flag over a sidewalk from a rope extending from a house to a pole at the edge of the sidewalk, hoist the flag, union first, from the building.

# When you display the flag over the middle of the street, suspend it vertically with the union to the north in an east and west street, to the east in a north and south street.

# When you display a flag horizontally or vertically against a wall or in a window, place the union uppermost and to the observer's left or the flag's right.

# Display the flag with the union down only as a distress signal.

# Fly the flag at half-staff (positioning the flag one-half the distance between the top and bottom of the staff) at times specified, often according to presidential instructions.

# When flying the flag at half-staff, it should be first hoisted to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff position. The flag should be again raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day.

# Never allow the flag to touch anything beneath it, including the ground, the floor, water or other items.

# Never carry the flag flat or horizontally, but always aloft and free.

# Never use a flag as wearing apparel, bedding, drapery, ceiling covering or decorative element. It should never be festooned, drawn back, nor up, in folds, but always allowed to fall free.

# Never use the flag for advertising purposes. Don't embroider it on articles, print or impress it on disposable items.

# Don't use a part of the flag as a costume or athletic uniform. A flag patch may be affixed to the uniform of military personnel, firefighters, police, and members of patriotic organizations. A lapel flag pin should be worn on the left lapel near the heart.

# Protect the flag from display, use or storage that will cause it to be easily torn, soiled or damaged.

# Never place things on the flag or attach marks, insignias, letters, words, figures, designs, pictures, or drawings.

# Don't use the flag as a receptacle for receiving, holding, carrying, or delivering anything.

# Aged flags no longer fit for flying -- like those wind whipped ones often found on personal vehicles -- should be destroyed in a dignified way.

Written by Broderick Perkins