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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....March 13, 2014
This weeks Reporter- Don Smith

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Guests:  n/a

Fines:   A cell phone or 2 plus a couple late arrivals.

Announcements    Between Doug and Dave, we heard that Rev. Robinson had fallen at home last night while going down the stairs. He broke his colar bone and had some bleeding on the brain. Later today Doug called to say Jim had made great progress as far as the bleeding and may be going home this evening or Friday but of course the colar bone still needs to be fixed.

The club’s Facebook page: We will be adding some old and new photos shortly.

Is anyone interested in going to the National Convention in K.C., KS (or is it MO?). I don’t know how many the club will pay expenses for but let Scott know if your interested.

Scott mentioned we received a Thank You note from Inter Faith Taskforce for our donation.

Denver area Sertoma clubs are hosting the Celebrate Sound Don’t Walk in Silence walk May 17th and Scott has proposed that Arapahoe club help sponsore the event. More to follow but here is the web site for the event? You can click on Arapahoe Sertoma on the right hand edge to see the Team Page but if you want to donate, give the money to Scott. It seems the web page is very difficult to use to make a donation. This needs to be corrected. Ken and Tim are attending their meeting tonight so this might be addressed.

Remember, if you bring in a new member and he stays 6 months, you get Free Dues - per new member for a quarter.


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Sertoman of the Day:   It was a dark and stormy night (or day) on November 18, 1934, at Porters Hospital, when Phil Grimm decided to come into the world, backwards. The Dr’s at that time weren’t real sure how to deal with this kind of birth so they needed some help. Phil attended Lincoln Elementary, Grant Jr. High and Englewood Sr. High, graduating in 1952. He then took Pre-Dental at DU for one year and participated in Air Force ROTC and dated a WAC. At about this time, he met Marlys (who had Cheerleader legs), a Dental Assistant for Phil’s Uncle and in the 1953, they were married. They have 3 kids and 4 grand kids. He was brought into the club by Bill Anderson and Bill Parchen. In 2002/2003, Phil was the club President after going through most of the chairs.

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Phil started his working career doing summer jobs like building a house, shoveling up to 20 tons of manure a day and buffing cars. In 1957 he went into the sign business and retired from it in 2001. Now he plays tennis, golf and cards to stay busy. Listen to Phill Grimm.mp3

Program:   Program: Randy Smith introduced Eric Peterson who came today to tell us about some of the weirdest tourist attractions in Colorado:

Denver-based writer Eric Peterson is the author of Frommer's Colorado, Frommer's Montana & Wyoming, Frommer's Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks and the Ramble series of guidebooks, featuring first-person travelogues covering everything from atomic landmarks in New Mexico to celebrity gone wrong in Hollywood. Peterson has also recently written about backpacking in Yosemite, cross-country skiing in Yellowstone and downhill skiing in Colorado for such publications as Denver's Westword and The New York Daily News. He can be reached at

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Born and raised in Colorado, Eric Peterson started traveling as a newborn child on his way back from the hospital. Numerous family road trips ensued, often with comedic effect.

Eric started writing when he was four, covering such stories as an anthropomorphic hammer fighting similarly humanoid nails and a bipedal polka-dotted gator-like creature named Erg.

He first got paid to write in his early twenties when he landed a freelance gig on a Frommer's book. That was 1995. As of 2010, Eric has written dozens of travel guides, mostly Frommer's titles, as well as his own Ramble Guides series of books: Ramble: A Field Guide to the U.S.A. (2006), Ramble Colorado (2008), Ramble California (2009), and Ramble Texas (2010).

Eric has also written for numerous magazines and newspapers during his career, including the Denver Post, Westword, the New York Daily News, United Hemispheres, Delta Sky, ColoradoBiz, Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel, and Nintendo Power. Check out for more of all things Eric Peterson.

Eric wrote Ramble Colorado: A Wanderer's Guide to the Offbeat, Overlooked, and Outrageous for which he talked about Top 20 Oddspots in a Nearly Perfect Rectangle. Listen to Erick Peterson.mp3 View the PowerPoint he used today: Ramble Colorado.pps

Upcoming programs and events :
Mar 20 – Ken Kelley – all about insurance
Apr 3 - Kim Smith
Apr 10 – Aspen Camp for Deaf Lisa Thomas
Don’t Walk in Silence walk May 17th
List of future programs        Past programs.pdf

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Upcoming SOD list
Mar 20 –Ken Kelley
Mar 27 – Chad Knoth
Apr 6 – Dick Laskey
Apr 10 – James Helmick
Apr 17 – Rick Jacobus
(BOD means Board of Dir. meeting)

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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Link to the 2013 Christmas Party Photos:
2012 Buell Mansion Photos:

Sertoma’s “Dual District” Website:

If you would like to volunteer or donate to a great cause: 
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