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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....March 12, 2009
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith/Jim Perkins

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Table 3 was so bad last week at starting the song, they got to do it again. Pres. Jim made us do it again and we fooled him, we got worse. As a result of our historic effort, Miley was subsequently appointed song master.

Guests:   none

Fines:  No one available to collect although the following Sertomans were tardy: Dowdy, Hogge, Harder, Smith. (no one was supposed to see us…..don)

Bingo:   79 players and $5200 deposit. The extra games we hosted: 7:30 132 players and $5472. At 10:30, 80 players and $5319 deposit. We had a good turnout of volunteers. With the cost of new equipment, Jan. had a net loss of $200 and Feb. had a net gain of $4538. Another extra night was proposed but we turned it down. As a reminder, we need to clean up after ourselves and put stuff away where it belongs.

Announcements:    Black Hawk trip Friday, March 20th. Leaves at 5:00pm sharp. Need a couple more to fill the bus. See Bill Benton for details

March 22, The Chatfield Sertoma Club is having a fund raiser at Bowl-ero Lanes. Contact Becky Taylor at 303 948-5586 for RSVP by Mar. 16th.

April 18th is the Charity Car Raffle, a Saturday. No Silent Auction but still need nice door prizes. Jim Rees has tickets.

Regional Convention will be about the end of April 30-May 2.

2009 19th Annual Arapahoe Sertoma Fall Classic Golf Tournament (AASFCGT) looks like it is Aug 25th.

Bob Hogge has King Soopers cards for sale.


news_l6.gif SERTOMAN OF THE DAY: 

Bob Buckland stayed in town long enough to become the SOD. (he has been traveling an awful lot the last year or so).

(Bob just found out he isn't getting any of the stimulus money)

Bob “Bucky” Buckland: Born June of 1932 in Hartford, CT Hospital, 1-1/2 miles from the CT river. He was the 5th of 6 kids. Bob graduated from Hall High in W. Hartford and the school is still standing. He attended undergraduate school at the Univ. of CT 1950-1956 interrupted by 2 years in the U.S. Navy (51-53). Bob mentioned a time he was stationed in Alaska and on a simulated invasion drill, WE LOST. Thanks Bob.

Bob was a Group Rep for Prudential Insurance Co. 1956-1958. On 11/30/57 Bob married Betty and they had three children, Mac, Toddie & Freddie, all of them married now. Bob and Betty have 7 grand children.

Bob left Prudential and went to the Univ. of Conn. School of Law 1958-61 and was admitted to the Conn. Bar July 1961. He was an Atty. for Conn. Mutual Live from 1961 to 1964. Bob and Betty then moved to Denver in 1964 to go into sale for Conn. Mutual. He is still associated with its successor, Mass. Mutual but is “partly retired” now.

Dick Sorensen brought Bob into the Lodo Club but since they didn't have many members in the club, Bob liked the size of the Arapahoe Club and moved over to it.


Program:   Randy & Judy Brown showed some pictures and shared their experience. I started listening to the podcasts of Oprah and Eckhart Tolle discussing “A New Earth.” As I listened to chapter 1, it became clear to me that a lot of things he was saying related to the way we healed after the Columbine tragedy. If you are new to this blog, I will briefly explain.


After the Columbine tragedy our world as we knew it would be changed forever. We suffered from depression. To get away we began hiking in the Colorado Mountains. On the hikes, we began to see faces in the rock formations. We had been hiking in the mountains of Colorado for years and had never noticed the faces. I believe this new way of looking at the rocks was a gift at a time when we needed it the most.

When we hiked, we talked less and began to see faces everywhere. Looking at the rocks in a different way slowed us down and we would be in the place of stillness that Eckhart speaks of. When you are in this stillness nothing around you matters. You suddenly feel lighter and a weight will be lifted from your shoulders. You breathe differently and time is nonexistent. It is a wonderful place to be…in the moment.

I hope you can experience this sense of stillness for yourself. It is a wonderful place to be.
Remember you are never too old to change your life in a more peaceful way. I am 59 and my parents are in their 80’s.

We self-published a book titled Faces In The Rocks / A Spiritual Journey. The Rocky Mountain News picked it as one of 50 favorite books of 2007. The article written by Patti thorn, books critic said, “Why we love it: The idea seems wacky we know. But these photos somehow give the spirit a lift, as if Mother Nature is letting readers in on a wonderful, whimsical secret. Amazingly rock solid.”

Upcoming programs:


Mike Magee-March 19th
Open-March 26th-possibilities include CNI-Dr. Kelsall and Jim Perkins (guest)
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Mar 19 - Regular Meeting – SOD – Rick Campbell
Mar 26 - Regular Meeting – SOD –  Joe Dowdey
Apr   2  - Regular Meeting – SOD – Mabe Downey
Apr   9 - Regular Meeting – SOD – Ed Bezjak
Apr 14  - Board Meeting, all welcome

Mar 19 - A Team
Mar 26 - B Team
Apr 2 - C Team
Apr 9 - D Team

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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Redneck seafood dinner


Spread the Stupidity
Only in  America drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front.
Only in  America people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet coke.

Only in  America banks leave both doors open and then chain the pens to the counters.

Only in America we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put our useless junk in the garage.

Only in America we buy hot dogs in packages of ten and buns in packages of eight.

Only in  America they have drive-up ATM machines with Braille lettering.


Why the sun lightens our hair, but darkens our skin?

Why can't women put on mascara with their mouth closed?

Why don't you ever see the headline 'Psychic Wins Lottery'?

Why is 'abbreviated' such a long word?

Why is it that doctors call what they do 'practice'?

Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor, and dishwashing liquid made with real lemons?

Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?

Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?

Why isn't there mouse-flavored cat food?

Why didn't Noah swat those two mosquitoes?

Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?

You know that indestructible black box that is used on airplanes? Why don't they make the whole plane out of that stuff?!

Why don't sheep shrink when it rains?

Why are they called apartments when they are all stuck together?

If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress?

If flying is so safe, why do they call the airport the terminal?