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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW .... March 15, 2012
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith

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Guests:    Randy Smith introduced Jade Petersen. Jade Petersen is an Account Representative for GNResound. GNResound is the company that works with the Foundation for Sight and Sound to help provide hearing aids to individuals with financial needs. He is assisting in the planning for the June 14th Hearing Aid Mission. If you are aware of a person in need of assistance in getting hearing aids, now is the time to have them contact Lori at Lakewood Hearing & Speech Center.

Fines:   It finally came back to bite him, the KING was fined for blatant advertising. He had a ”huge” pencil with the word “King” on it.

Announcements:  Tim said there were over 100 people at the spaghetti diner special being held for the upcoming Soap Box Derby. Rick added “the spaghetti was good” and that they also explained some of the new rules and other things. 6th Annual Soap Box Derby flyer

Bill Benton took a mini vacation and didn’t pass out toothpicks.

Jim Rees has King Soopers coupons. The club receives 5% but only 4 people regularly use the service. There is a new program now, you start by purchasing a card from Jim for a minimum $25, then you can add to that card, up to $500, at a store, using your credit/debit cards. That way, you can gain the rewards for using your charge card and the club still gets the 5%. SEE JIM NOW.

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Sertoman of the Day:   Bob Schlageter was born in 1942. I went all trough the Englewood school system & graduated in 1960. Then I went to Colorado State University & about 1/2 through I decided I should have some military experience so I enlisted in the Colorado National Guard. I was in the 140th Combat Signal Battalion. I went to boot camp at Fort Ord, Calif. After that I was sent to Fort Irwin, Calif. This is a tank training facility in the middle of the Mojave desert. After that I went back to C.S.U. & graduated with a degree in biological science. Later I got a master’s degree from the University of Colorado (Denver Center) in Urban Affairs.

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After graduating from C.S.U. he took a job with the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture as an inspector of fruits & vegetables. Then I was sent back to Calif. I lived in several different cities while I was in Calif. I started in San Jose. I was also in Watsonville, Gilroy, Salinas, & Santa Cruz. I was there about 3 years. Then I came back to Colorado in 1968. I took a job with the Denver Health Dept. I was there for 39 years. I inspected restaurants, & all types of food facilities, swimming pools, foster homes, massage parlors, & for several years I also investigated housing complaints. I retired in 2007.

Some of you have met Ginny. I’ve been hanging around with her for over 40 years. I have 2 step children –Jim & Tammy. I’ve been chairman of the ways & means committee, the incentives committee & in charge of attendance twice. I’m now the sponsorship chairman. I was brought into the club by the magical Mabe Downey in 2003. The nearest major river is the Platte. . Listen to BobSchlageter.mp3

Program:   Mike Magee introduced Pat Kenning, a local story teller. Pat is a big fan of the entertainer Bill Cosby, she read portions of Bill’s book “I Am What I Ate...and I'm Frightened!!!” Cosby targets newly minted seniors (like himself) who find their bodies are heavier, slower and creakier than they ever expected. The title refers to Cosby's own experience with a 30-percent blockage in his carotid artery that qualified him for cardiac rehab and greatly increased his risk of having a stroke or a heart attack. "Now I know I'm a walking time bomb," Cosby writes-and tries to play the situation for laughs.

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(taken from http://www.billcosby.com/site/the-artist.html ) Over the past century, few entertainers have achieved the legendary status of William H. Cosby Jr. His successes span five decades and virtually all media, remarkable accomplishments for a kid who emerged from humble beginnings in a Philly project.
In the 1960s, his stand-up act was a coast-to-coast sensation, spawning a string of hilarious, best-selling comedy albums, which went on to win eight Gold Records, five Platinum records and five Grammy Awards. His role on TV’s I Spy made him the first African-American to co-star in a dramatic series, breaking television’s racial barrier and winning three Emmy Awards. In the 1980s, he again rocked the television world with the The Cosby Show, a gentle, whimsical and hugely successful series that single-handedly revived the family sitcom (and rescued NBC).
With hit movies like Uptown Saturday Night and best-selling books like Fatherhood, Bill Cosby is quite simply a national treasure with the unique ability to touch people’s hearts.


Biography
The legendary comedian, author, and activist Bill Cosby continues to be as prolific and relevant as ever, reaching every generation and every audience since he began his career in stand-up four decades ago. He is one of the most influential performers of the second half of the 20th century. He has had an unparalleled career in television; has sold more record albums than any other comedian; his blockbuster books have sold millions of copies; and his generous support of numerous charities, particularly in the field of education, have endowed many Americans with the gift of hope and learning. Through his groundbreaking appearances on television, particularly in two landmark series each of which defined an American decade, Bill Cosby has touched the lives of millions of Americans. In the 1960s, "I Spy" broke the racial barrier in television by featuring Cosby as the first-ever black lead of a weekly dramatic series. In the 1980s, Cosby returned to television with a show that Coretta Scott King described as "the most positive portrayal of black family life that has ever been broadcast." "The Cosby Show" enjoyed years of number-one ratings and nearly unanimous critical praise.
http://www.amazon.com/Am-What-Ate-Im-Frightened/dp/0060545739

Bill Cosby will be in Denver Saturday, March 31st for 2 concerts.
http://www.billcosby.com/site/concerts.html Listen to PatKenning.mp3

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Upcoming programs:
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Index of past programs programs.pdf

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Upcoming SOD list

Mar 22 - Regular Meeting – SOD Don Smith
Mar 29 - Regular MeetingSOD Randy Smith
Apr 5 - Regular Meeting – SOD Bob Stein
Apr 12 - Regular Meeting – SOD & BOD Jack Thompson
Apr 19 - Regular Meeting – SOD John Vierthaler
Apr 26 - Regular Meeting – SOD Mike Ballew

(BOD means Board of Dir. meeting)


Soapbox Derby Jun 2nd & 3rd
Pancake breakfast: July 21st
22 Annual Arapahoe Sertoma Fall Golf Classic Aug. 28th
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If you have an old vehicle you want to donate, checkout Cars for C.U.R.E.
Goto www.projectcure.org/carsforcure or call (720) 490-4009

Consumer Alert:

The 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office
Joins Federal and Nonprofit Partners for
National Consumer Protection Week 2012

Article submitted by John Skoglund, Director of Consumer Protection for the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office in Colorado.  

The Office of the District Attorney, 18th Judicial District, is joining with federal, state, and local government agencies and national organizations to celebrate the 14th annual National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) March 4-10, 2012.  During NCPW, organizations share tips and information that help consumers protect their privacy, manage money and debt, avoid identity theft, frauds and scams.  Here in Colorado, the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office would like to warn you about Sweepstakes and Foreign Lotteries and how to avoid being scammed. 
If you receive a letter or telephone call stating “It’s your luck day, you’re a winner!”  Be very skeptical.  If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.  Thousands of people receive solicitations every day in some form or fashion asking them to pay a fee in order to receive the prize.  The fee is disguised in a number of different ways, including:
·        As a shipping and handling fee.
·        As a tax.
·        As an insurance cost. 
Con artists sometimes send a check claiming it is part of your winnings, telling you to deposit the check and asking you to send a portion of the money back to them for processing fees.  If you have truly won a prize, you do not have to pay some type of fee in order to obtain your winnings. 
Foreign lottery promoters contact United States citizens via the telephone and mail trying to entice them to enter a lottery.  It is against federal law to purchase lottery tickets via the telephone or through the mail. 
Things to remember to avoid being scammed:
·        “Think” – did you really enter a sweepstakes or contest?
·        You don’t have to pay to collect the prize.
·        Don’t provide personal information, including credit card information.
·        Add your telephone number to the Do Not Call registry.
§  Colorado    1-800-382-7041 or www.coloradonocall.com
§  National     1-888-382-1222 or www.donotcall.gov
·        Opt out of direct mail solicitations.
§  Mail a written request asking to be removed from marketing lists - include your name, complete home address, and signature to: DMA Mail Preference Service, Box 643 Carmel, NY 10512-0643 or on-line at www.dmaconsumers.org ($5.00 fee for on-line request).
·        Opt of e-mail solicitations.
§  Use the Direct Marketing Associations form at www.e-mps.org to opt out of unsolicited commercial e-mail.
·        Don’t feel pressured to send money.
·        Ask for something in writing – legitimate promoters will provide details about the contest.
·        Verify legitimacy of the sweepstakes promoter with the Better Business Bureau or a Consumer Protection Agency.
·        Remember, con artists are not your friend and they lie! 
In prize promotions, telemarketers must:
·        Tell you the odds of winning.
·        Tell you there is no cost to win or participate.
·        If asked, tell you how to participate without costing you anything.
·        Tell you the conditions you must meet to win prize.

The Deceptive Mail Prevention and Enforcement Act prohibit:
·        Claims stating you are a winner unless you have actually won.
·        Buying something to enter the contest or receiving future mailings.
·        Mailing fake checks not marked non-negotiable or of no cash value.
·        Mailings that imply they are from a government agency (by using seals, names or endorsements). 
Remember, you are in control of the situation!  You do not have to pay to win a sweepstakes!  Prizes are awarded by chance.  If the promoter wants you to pay, it is a fraud! 
Criminally prosecuting foreign sweepstakes and lotteries is a challenge, because the individual(s) committing the crime could be anywhere in the world.  The District Attorney’s Consumer Protection Line provides assistance to victims of crime and answers questions on white collar crime issues. If you have a question or need assistance, call the Consumer Protection Line at 720-874-8547 or visit the District Attorney’s Web site at www.DA18.org
For National Consumer Protection week, you can go to www.ncpw.gov to read, view, download and order multiple copies of educational materials provided by NCPW partners and to see a calendar of events nationwide.