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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....July 9, 2009
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith

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Quote of the Day: “When the going gets tough, the tough get going”

Guests: Joe Geers introduced Vance Kenahan, a former member; Rick Campbell introduced Ken Bertsch.

Fines:   Marshall fined Rev. Jim for slandering the promotion of Jack’s son. I think it was doubled. Passed. The Chair was fined by Perkins for something out of order I think. Passed.

Bingo:  88 players with a deposit of $7007. WE NEED ALL TEAM MEMBERS TO SHOW UP OR GET A REPLACEMENT. The team was short handed and the customers were not happy.

Announcements:   We are holding the Board of Directors meetings immediately after the 2 Thursday’s luncheon. The meetings wont last real long, all members are welcome to attend.

Scott says “if you’re playing in the upcoming golf tournaments and haven’t paid yet, PAY UP”.

Rick Campbell has King Soopers coupons.

A Thank You letter was sent to the club from Mario Marchello of Legacy of Hope and the Chair read it aloud. The $1500 will allow them to give one more scholarship out.

Jack Marshall says we are on board to work the Western Welcome Week again this year with our lemonade stand. Sign-up sheet next week. Also his son was promoted to Tech. Sgt.


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Bob Hogge, born Jun 25, 1956 in Ogden, Utah near the Weber River. He lived in Ogden about 5 years until the family moved to Salt Lake City, then to the Melburn, CA and was in school the same time as Susan Summers and some ball player accused of using drugs. They moved back to Ogden and Bob graduated from Cappuccino, H.S. He then joined the U.S. Army and was assigned to “do tanks”. During his 3-1/2 yrs, he spent a lot of time as a secretary but then as an E-5, was back on tanks. He mentioned his team was known for their great targeting abilities by shooting one of our own tanks. Thank goodness the ammo was only practice rounds.

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After the service, Bob attended the U. of Utah to learn Finance and in “84”, he moved to Denver (after his first divorce) and has been in the banking business ever since, the last 18 years at Colorado Business Bank and is a VP. He graduated form Regis University with a Bachelors Degree in Finance and a Post Graduate Degree. Bob is battling some heath issue and is on disability now so we wish him the best.

Bob and his wife #3 have 4 kids between them. His brother John brought him into the club about 6 years ago but John couldn’t stand it any further and quit the club a couple years ago. (He is always welcome back). Bob likes to golf, hunt fish and go boating. He has been through most chairs with the club and keeps on giving of his time. Thanks Bob for all you do.


Program:  Mabe introduced Reggie Rivers who showed up one week early but the scheduled program (who showed up a couple minutes after Reggie did) said he would come back next week.

Reggie is a native of Dayton, Ohio. He was born into an Air Force family as the fourth of five children. During his youth, he lived in Ohio, England, Florida and Greece before his family settled in the San Antonio area. He spent the remainder of his adolescence in Central Texas. Reggie has been in Denver since 1991.

As a senior at Randolph High School in San Antonio, Reggie rushed for 1,200 yards and earned a full athletic scholarship to Southwest Texas State University.

At the collegiate level, he amassed 2,500 career yards and was named to four All-American teams. He signed with the Denver Broncos as a rookie free agent in 1991.

Reggie was with the Broncos for six years, and at the end of his first season was named to Pro Football Weekly’s All-Rookie Team as a special teams player.

In 1993, his teammates selected him as Special Teams Player of the Year.


Reggie landed his first newspaper job when he was a senior in high school (1985), working for the now-defunct San Antonio Light as an obituary writer. In 1986, he enrolled at Southwest Texas State University (SWT) as a newspaper journalism major.

During his college tenure, Reggie served internships with the Austin American-Statesman newspaper in Texas and Newsday on Long Island. In 1987, Reggie was selected by the Texas Daily Newspaper Association as the Outstanding Editorial Summer Intern in Texas. In 1989, Reggie was one of 12 students selected nationally to attend the Graduate Enhancement Program in Communications at Ohio University.

Reggie graduated from SWT in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. He was selected by the SWT Alumni Association as the Lyndon Baines Johnson Outstanding Senior Student, and was also chosen to deliver the student salutation at graduation.

After moving to Colorado to try out for the Denver Broncos, Reggie was hired by the Rocky Mountain News to write a weekly sports column. The column was initially scheduled to be a four-week affair during his rookie training camp, but it turned into an eight-year relationship with the News.

Between 1993 and 1997 Reggie was a guest host on several Denver television and radio shows including Broncos Beat and Sports Extra on KCNC Channel 4, The Orange Zone and Reggie’s Kids on KUSA Channel 9 and a weekly radio segment called Rolling with Rivers on KOA-AM (850 radio). From 1997 to1999 Reggie hosted an evening call-in talk show on 850 KOA radio. From 1999 to 2002 Reggie hosted a daily afternoon drive time show on KHOW 630-AM radio.


"The Vance: The Beginning & The End," (1994) the as-told to autobiography of former Broncos wide receiver Vance Johnson.

"Power Shift," (2000) a novel about an escalating feud between a sports columnist and an NFL receiver.

"4th & Fixed," (2004) a novel about a crime family fixing NFL games.

"My Wife's Boyfriend & Our Feud with the Highlands Ranch Homeowners Association," (2006) a comedy about a marriage that is falling apart in the suburbs, while the couple battles with their overbearing HOA board.

"The Colony," (2009) an allegory about foreign policy told through two colonies of ants.


Reggie recently earned a Masters Degree in Global Studies from the University of Denver, and his novel "The Colony" was his thesis for that degree. Reggie travels throughout the country promoting and selling his books, and he is an in-demand keynote speaker, emcee, auctioneer and presenter.


Reggie has supported numerous charitable organizations including D.A.R.E, the ACLU, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Colorado Center for the Book, United Way, Kiwanis, Rotary, American Red Cross, Partners Inc., The Children’s Hospital of Denver, Punts with a Purpose, Rocky Mountain Adoption Exchange, Big Brothers/ Big Sisters, American Heart Association, Food Bank of the Rockies, the Hospice of Saint John and many more.


1987 H.M. Fentress Award – given by Texas Daily Newspaper Association as the Outstanding Journalism Intern in Texas
1990 Kodak All-American, AP All-American, Sports Network All-American and UPI All-American football player at Southwest Texas State University
1990 Scholar Athlete of the Year – Southland Conference
1991 Lyndon Baines Johnson Outstanding Senior Student at Southwest Texas State University.
1992 Broncos Community Action Player Award in recognition of volunteer service throughout Colorado.
1992 Bob Martin Award, given annually to the Broncos player who is most cooperative with the media.
1993 Broncos Edge Shave Gel NFL Man of the year in recognition of superior athletic and civic performance.
1995 NFL Unsung Hero Award in recognition of volunteer efforts.
1996 Broncos True Value Hardware NFL Man of the Year in recognition of athletic and civic performance.
1996 Young Coloradoan of the Year – Cherry Creek Jaycees.
1996 Byron “Whizzer” White Humanitarian Award, given annually by the NFL Player’s Association in recognition of outstanding volunteer service.
2000 Radio Journalist of the Year – Colorado Association of Black Journalists.
2001 Larry Tajiri Memorial Media Award – Colorado ACLU
2004 Food for the Heart Community Award – The Food Bank of the Rockies Guild.
2005 President’s Award – Colorado Library Association.
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July 16 - Regular Meeting – SOD Rick Jacobus
July 23 - Regular Meeting – SOD Ken Kelley
July 30 - Regular Meeting – SOD Howie Kelsall
Aug 6 - Regular Meeting – SOD
Aug 13 - Regular Meeting and BOD – SOD Bingo:

July 16 - C Team
July 23 – D Team
July 30 – E Team
Aug 6 – A Team
Aug 13 – B Team

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