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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....June 3, 2010
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith

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Quote:   “Happiness is when you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony”. Mahatma Gandhi

Guests:   n/a

Fines: To the Pres. for talking with his mouth full.

Announcements:   By a re-count, the vote is 30 to 6, the club will stay male only. (for the hard of seeing)

I talked to Sam Anderson and he is going to start Chemo on his bladder cancer. The prognosis is real good. He may be out here next year so I told him to be prepared to be the SOD then.

Soap Box Derby coming soon. We will have the Lemonade stand set up so we need some hands squishing Lemons June 5 and 6. Jack is seeking volunteers so lets sign-up.  If not enough sign-up, we may only host it on Saturday.

Greater Englewood golf tournament, Jun 11. See Scott

ATTENTION: The annual Bill Parchen Tournament will be June 22 this year at Raccoon Creek.

Installation Banquet is set for Friday, June 25th at Red Rocks CC. $25 per person and club will make up the difference. 6pm with dinner at 7pm.

S.W. Sertoma golf tournament July 12. See Scott

Will Martinez has King Soopers coupons. The club receives 5% but only 4 people regularly use the service. The card is like a debit card so it’s easy to use.



Dick Enslow was born Jan 23, 1942 in Aurora, Ill., near the Fox River. He went to school in the Aurora area and received a BS in Industrial Engineering. He went to work for Allis Chalmers. He came to Denver in 1973 for a job offer and was amazed at the weather so he moved here. He went to work for Materials Handling, then went into the reverse mortgage business several years ago but after being told they were going to train him at his expense, he retired.

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Dick has been married to Carol for 45 years (he stumbled on that one). She did high school teaching, and then computer sales then went to work for a travel company that got bought out by Delta. They had great benefits. She last did student information systems for the Jeffco school district until she retired in April a couple years ago.
Dick has two kids. His daughter, Kedra, who has given Dick his first grandchild. Son Brad is a couple years younger then his sister and was married recently. He plays two man sand volleyball “professionally” (about $100 a year).
Dick was drafted when he was 21 but since he had dislocated his shoulder in high school several times he was rejected at the physical, they never contacted him.
Dick has a gift from a college fraternity brother in a hunting accident. A Pheasant flew up between the 2 of them and Dick got most of the shot which is still there. The shot is lead so isn’t picked up by the airport xray machines but his 2 knee replacements do.
Dick is currently serving as our Bingo chair which he took over from Pat McKim a couple years ago. He was brought into the club by the honorable Bill Parchen and was President with a gold coat and gone through most chairs.


Program:  Mabe Downey introduced Richard S. (Dick) Johnston who wrote the book “The Taylor Ranch War”. Tough timberman Jack Taylor’s purchase of forest land in Colorado started a 50-year war with poverty-level Hispanic neighbors who tried to kill him. The conflict included a 15-year range war with beatings and shootings, an ecological war over logging, and a State government attempt to buy the land at half its market value. Colorado’s Supreme Court in multiple opinions ruled 1,200 of the neighbors have free constant use of the privately owned land wiping out $23 million in property value.

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The book is a must read for anyone interested in private property rights in the U.S., in ethnic minority conflicts, in continuing controversies over old Mexican land grants, in the costs of tortuous litigation, and in what can happen to poor people in an isolated mountain community. U.S. Senator Kenneth Salazar and former Colorado Governor Roy Romer are featured in Chapter 7.

Dick Johnston grew up in the Escalante Desert, southwestern Utah, the son of a sheep rancher. After overseas service in the Navy, he received a BA degree in journalism form CU and an MA in political science from the Univ. of Illinois. He was a newspaper reporter/editor for 20 years including 10 years at The Denver Post followed by 20 years as a public relations counselor for government agencies in the Denver Region. When he retired, he began 10 years of work on this book.

To order the book, call 888.280.7715 or visit


Upcoming programs:
June 24: Gayle Norton


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                       Upcoming SOD list
June 10 - Regular Meeting and BODSOD Tom Fry
June 17 - Regular Meeting – SOD Joe Geers
June 24 - Regular Meeting – SOD Phil Grimm

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