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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....June 14, 2007
This weeks Reporter-Sterling Cain
 

 Campbell   Marshall    Stump

Guests:     None

Fines:   I heard a cell phone go off during our program, did the SAA collect?

Announcements:   Phil Grimm mentioned again the 1 st Annual Bill Parchen golf tournament Tuesday, June 26 th. Tee off 11:05?. See Phil if you haven’t already signed up.

George Hannes: Foundation changes have been published in the most recent issue of the Sertoman. We need to have someone take a look at this and make sure it doesn’t affect our foundation. We also need to have a discussion on the matter.

Soap Box derby turned out to be a very successful event. Several clubs had concession stands and made some good money from the event (one club made $600 net).

District Leadership Conference will be held this July 14 th from 7:30 – 12:00 noon at 7600 Orchard Road which is the Regis University South Campus.

We will be having our installation banquet at the Red Rocks Country Club on Friday, June 29th. Cocktails start at 6:00 PM and dinner will be served at 7:00 PM. Cost will be $21 per head.

Here is info on the upcoming LoDo Field of Dreams Baseball and Soccer Camps. They are looking for people who can be "signers' and young people who are deaf or hard of hearing to participate in the camps. Contact Kathy Matlack for more info. 970-217-1943

Bingo:  Glenn Combellick: Monday bingo we had a deposit of $4700. 96 people attended and the Progressive stands at around $2600.

It was mentioned at last Tuesday’s board meeting that with the decrease in net income from the bingo effort, the board voted to end hosting bingo at the end of this month. A show of hands indicated that if bingo was to be moved to a night with a better turnout, like Wednesday, there would probably be enough members to run it.


SERTOMAN OF THE DAY:   None

None, we gave a Special award to Bill Benton. He has come in second place for the Sertoman of the Year award for the last 20 years. Doug Harder gave a run down of Bill’s life and presented Bill with a special plaque. Congratulations Bill, we may be presenting you with the 30 year award in 10 years.


Program:   Barney O’Grady was program chair this week and introduced Matt Smith but his real name is Matt Jones. Matt is a Front Range Ranger, working for New Belgium Brewing Company in Ft. Collins.

Matt is from Delaware and graduated from the Colorado Mountain College with a degree in outdoor recreation. He began working for New Belgium about 3 years ago and represents the greater Denver area. He told how the owner used to experiment brewing beer in his basement and one year, took a trip to Belgium with his mountain bicycle. He got to talking to people there, learning about how they make their beers with anything they can to come up with new flavors. The locals kept talking about the “fat” tires on the mountain bike so that is how Fat Tire Amber Ale got its name.

The owner (Tim I think it was) met his wife to be through a blind date and showed up at her door with a case of his home made beer. As they say, the rest is history. His wife runs the company but all the employees become part owners after one year and they all vote on critical decisions.

The brewery is very big in recycling everything they can. They buy wind power electricity, clean their own waste water and capture methane gas from the waste products. If they have to toss out bad beer, the waste will be used to produce more methane gas and that will help power the plant to make more beer. Matt can be contacted at: mjones@newbelgium.com or visit www.NewBelgium.com


  n/a   James Helmick   n/a

       On the calendar .. www.arapahoe-sertoma.org/cal.htm

Sertoma Application form: app.pdf

 

BINGO

Jun 18 - D Team
June 25 - E Team

 

 

 


       June 21 - Regular Meeting - SOD - Harder
       June 26 - Bill Parchen golf tournament
       June 28 - Regular Meeting - SOD - Helmick
       June 29 - Arapahoe Sertoma’s Installation Banquet at Red Rocks.
       July 5 -   Regular Meeting - SOD - Hiss
       July 12 -   Regular Meeting - SOD - Hogge


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For a partial list of free meals in Denver, go here:     FREE MEALS.HTM

New info on the Fraud Alert web page:


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THURSDAY,JULY 19 TH, 2007
5:30 PM —DINNER
7:00 PM--- SHOW
$30.50—ADULTS
$28.50---OVER 62

CALL SERTOMA PAT DIESING WHO HAS BEEN SO GRACIOUS TO SET THIS UP. HER NUMBER IS 303-356-2234. ONLY 40 TICKETS AVAILABLE AND THEY ARE RIGHT UP FRONT BY THE STAGE. CALL SOON BEFORE THEY ARE SOLD OUT.
THANK YOU SERTOMA PAT!


June 14, 2007
To: All Soap Box Derby Volunteers and Participants:

After only partially digesting most of what happened over this last weekend or maybe this last eight months, I can only summarize by saying that I am so proud to be part of the outstanding first annual Sertoma Mile High Soap Box Derby.

Everyone involved did such a wonderful job. From Jerry Standar’s “Stupendous Super-star Starters,” all the way down to the “Fabulous Funny Finish Line Fiends,” and everyone else in between, it was nothing short of a fantastic success. Not only did everyone do their job, everyone gave 150 percent effort.

I’m not only proud to be a Sertoman; I am proud of each and every Sertoman that participated in this event. Our sponsors were the best. From the beginning design of the web page by Creative Flavors, to the outstanding generosity and assistance of the City of Littleton, Timberline Plastics, Mike Shaw’s Auto, Mesa Systems, Inc., Jerry Standar’s Collision Works, the grant given to us by the Quick Foundation which put us, financially, right where we had to be, and, of course, the outstanding support and assistance of SCCA, with whom there is no way we could have run this event. It all came together only because of the energetic participation that we received.

Obviously, to try and name each of the very special people would require you to read way too much, and take me all day. Even then, I’m sure I’d miss more than one or two. Each and every volunteer made this event work - you are appreciated. Each participant and their family that raced down that mighty course added to the character and the effervescence of the day. The special “extras” like the Navy Color Guard , the publicity offered by Channel 9, Channel 2, and the Rocky Mountain News all added up to a spectacular race day.

Of course, there are a couple of names that have to be mentioned. Christi and Steve Colvin. (I’ll even throw Becca in there, but only because she’s so cute.) What a dynamic duo. It was their energy and enthusiasm for this event which got it off the ground and kept it going. Great job, guys. And to the committee chairs for the Sertoma Mile High Soap Box Derby: Merritt Sherer, John Atkins, Marty Morgan, Charlene Dame, Jerry Wheeler, and Joyce Peluso; thank you, thank you, thank you.

I’m not forgetting the outstanding efforts by individuals such as Jerry Standar and his crew who created that magnificent ramp; nor the unbelievable involvement by SCCA, Tom Hunsinger, and Arnie Coleman and their crew. Your timing could not have been better - if you know what I mean. I’m so glad to say there’s too many to name.

Once again, all I can say is, I know there was a lot of effort put forth by a lot of people, whether your name was mentioned or not. You are appreciated by the Sertoma Promotion Club, the District Governors, the Sertoma Mile High Soap Box Derby Committee, but most importantly, by each one of the 29 participants and their families racing in the Soap Box Derby. The smile on their faces, I think, says it all. I only hope that each of you enjoyed the day as much as I, and are as proud as I am to be part of such a wonderful event.

Sincerely,
David S. Oppenheim, President, Sertoma Promotion Club,
Co-Director, Sertoma Mile High Soap Box Derby .

7700 E Arapahoe Road , Centennial , Colorado 80112 303-773-8189 www.smhsbd.com