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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....July 6, 2017
This weeks Reporter- Don Smith

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Guests:   Alice Perkins, Jim’s wife; Kathryn O'Leary, Rev. Robinson's LSC

FINES:   Don Smith was fined for scheduling Tom Fry as the SOD today. (wow, a guy just can't get a break with this crowd, no respect at all).

Birthdays:  n/a

Announcements:   It was a rough start but the New President, Pat McKim, managed to get control of the meeting and things went pretty smooth after that.  (it's going to be a long 12 months).

We ended up getting 4 members to play the 9-hole golf tournament that Southglenn hosted. It was a fund raising event with the money (every penny) going to Rosie’s Ranch and Aspen Camp School For the Deaf (two organizations we have donated to. Benton, Buckland, Jacobus and Don Smith played, or should I say “hacked” our way through 9 holes. We had fun, free beer and wine and shots, the meal was great and a lot of prizes were handed out.

Forgot to add the photo last week:

Bill Benton took it upon himself to see if the club members would like to purchase shirts with the Arapahoe Logo on it. He had one on and they look pretty sniffy. He is taking orders and wants to turn the order in about 3 weeks from now. He has an order sheet he will pass around. You have your choice of a long sleeve button shirt ($32.98) or a short sleeve golf shirt Micro-Mesh ($29.98). You also have a color option but we think it would be nice if everyone had the same color (Bill had blue and Don is going with blue unless everyone else wants a different color). You will have to pay Bill before the order goes in.

Dave Miley has an opportunity for the Club Foundation to get $500. He is looking for volunteers to help empty out a house and put the STUFF in a dumpster on site. He has a couple volunteers including our Program Speaker. If you didn’t sign up and would like to, it’s tomorrow morning around 9am at 3970 S. Logan (look for the dumpster out front). (if it isn’t 3970, go to 4970……)

Dave also had a short meeting of the Chamber Committees to see how each was doing. 

Joe wanted to know if a couple members would help him at his new job as Ways & Means Chairman and he got several to volunteer. Clarke mentioned a couple weeks ago that he needed to know the duties of Incentives, let’s give Clarke a hand as the new Chairman of that duty.


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Sertoman of the Day:   Tom (the tooth) Fry didn’t use a stool this time and began the epic saga of his life starting with his dad and granddad. Between his scratching of the mic and comments from the peanut gallery, I think we got most of his adventure through life.

Tommy (Tooth) Fry was born in 1933, 81 years ago. A product of the sturdy Custer County High School graduating in 1951, Tommy moved on to Carleton College graduating in 1954, then to Columbia Dental School earning his Dental tools in 1958, followed by two years in the Army (1958-1960) defending the Great Northwest where not a single dental stool was destroyed. Kay agreed to marry Tom in ‘58, four days after Tom graduated from Columbia Dental School. Over the years, they have gained 3 kids and 2 grandkids.

Tommy came to Denver in Sep. of 1960, just after his 2 years in the Army and practiced dentistry on Federal ‘til the flood of ‘65’, then at the corner of Broadway and Arapahoe Rd beginning in 1970. Though he practiced, he apparently didn’t get the hang of it and retired in ‘96. Tom was brought into the club by Bob Gallagher in 1965/66 and the club has benefited immensely. Listen to Tom Fry.mp3

Program:  Doug Harder introduced Simpson St. Fort, President & Founder of UNIFACO (Uniting Families & Communities). UNIFACO, Inc. is a non-profit organization 501(C) (3) that was established by a group of professionals with a common goal to unite the efforts of all Haitian programs in the US and abroad allowing for an efficient and effective way to promote quality of life of Haitian families and communities.

Born and raised in Haiti for the first 17 years of his life, Simpson St. Fort has been a U.S. Air Force 20-year veteran, a holder of a Master’s Degree in Computer Information Management and a resident of Denver, Colorado. He has always had a special love for his country of origin and its children close to his heart. While in the United States Armed Forces he has been part of many humanitarian missions such as the Haitian refugee crisis in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. After the devastating earthquake on January 12, 2010. Simpson volunteered with the American Red Cross and was assigned on board of the U.S. NAVY Hospital Ship Comfort on the coast of Haiti. Simpson was struck by the suffering and the resilience of the people and his love of Haiti was deepened.

From August 2014, to September 2015, Simpson took his American born wife Christy and his daughter Lashay to his father’s hometown Jacmel, Haiti and continue to help the people of Haiti. Simpson’s love for Haiti was something that his father Jeremy St Fort and his seventh grade teacher Roland Cajuste instilled in him. Simpson’s own personal experience with parents that believed in and promoted the value and importance of education, but themselves were unable to provide. His father did not even make it through High School but, was a wise man who never stops pushing and telling him that he was his future and he kept reminding him not to forget the ones that help him to succeed, never forget where he came from, and to always lend a helping hand to someone else…

His seven grade teacher saw something great in Simpson’s character, he invested not only his finance but his time and effort in him, took him competing again the other neighborhood schools’ best students, he believed in him, changed his life and made him very compassionate about humanity. Simpson learned firsthand what it is to grow up struggling for the basic necessities such as education, health care, transportation, hygiene and proper nutrition. This core and common problem weighed heavily on his heart and mind and he refuses to keep going without doing something about it. In November 2013, He fulfilled his calling by partnering with a few friends who shared a common vision to help not only the Haitians but any reachable person in need.
Read more at:           Listen to Simpson St. Fort.mp3

Upcoming programs and events :

Sertoma Area Calendar--Calendar-Updated.pdf
Events coming up-more details:

Arapahoe Calendar:
Sep. 26 - Sertoma, Englewood Chamber Business After Hours

List of future programs        Past programs.pdf     Club history

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Upcoming SOD list
Jul 13 - Phil Grimm & BOD
Jul 20 - Joe Gomez
Jul 27 - Doug Harder

(BOD means Board Of Dir. meeting)
Index of when you were the SOD

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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How to sign the Pledge

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A Movie with Grandpa video
Soaring Valor (Short Film)

Links to the
Club Photos Have moved:

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2017-2018 Officers list.txt
The club’s Facebook page:

Doug Jackson (Project C.U.R.E) at Arapahoe Sertoma 2017

A-1 Scuba and Craig Hospital Program:

Harvey Le Cato presenting banner video:

Jack Farland speaks to Arapahoe Sertoma

Arapahoe Sertoma promo with Bob Stein

John Pifer SOD

Arapahoe Sertoma at go-kart track  

Volunteering With Sertoma by Anthony Prichard

Helping People With Hearing Problems In Englewood, CO by Anthony Prichard