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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....March 19, 2009
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith

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Quote of the day: “The Government is like a baby’s alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other” Ronald Reagan

Guests:   none

Fines:  25¢ to Tom for “disturbance”.

Bingo:   79 players and $5200 deposit. (same as last week). There is another EXTRA game Apr 8th, a Wednesday. Looks like Ways and Means may have enough volunteers to earn it a little extra money.

Announcements:    Ken Kelley is a dad. His wife had a girl, 7lb, 8oz the other day.

Bruce Elsey is going through a tough time with his wife’s medical problems. Let’s keep them in our thoughts.

Bob Hogge may be having more problems so let’s think of him also.

George gave the stats on the Breakfast feed last week. 15 workers at 2 hours each = 30 hours total.
Total income: $1936, cost $280 for a profit of $1656. Thanks to all volunteers and lets visit the Applebees to show our appriciation. Jim Perkins (and Alice) sold the most tickets.

Tim said 3 members attended the Dist. Awards and Bob Cote was the Service to Mankind winner. He wanted to thank us all.

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.


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Rick Campbell, our Chairman of the Board, gave us a run down on his life. He was born in Elgin, Illinois in 1953. Grew up in Illinois, went to High School at Glenbar West at Hilltop. It is still standing. Served in the military for 2 weeks, he was number 5 in the draft.. Two weeks prior to reporting for basic, Nixon called off the draft but he did get inducted into the Army. Rick went on to DuPage College in Illinois. Started as an electrical engineer, but did not like the number crunching as much as fixing cars.

Rick went to college for a year. He came out to Colorado on a ski vacation and enjoyed walking around in a tee shirt in the middle of winter (1973) and decided to come out and stay permanently. He had met Renee when he was in High School, they started dating during college and she came along when Rick moved west in 1974. They have been happily married for 33 years and they have 3 girls. The eldest of his daughters is a teacher at Ft. Logan Elementary. The middle child is a nurse at Porter. The youngest is a homemaker due to the recently arrival of twins. Rick and Renee now have 7 grand kids. One of the grand kids was born on

Rick runs an auto collision repair service close to the Elks' club (which is convenient because of the poor driving abilities of the club). His dad was in the autobody parts business. He gave Rick a beat up car and told him by the time you get it all fixed up, you will be old enough to drive it. Dr. Tim brought Rick into the club.


Program:   Mike and Barb Magee gave us a slide show and told us about their volunteer stint of decorating a float for the 2009 Rose Parade. The Magee’s wanted to go to the parade and they new a person that works on floats and he lined them up on volunteering. The float they worked on was the FTD float.

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This year theme, Hats Off to Entertainment, reflects the essential spirit of the Parade that has filled the organization for the last 120 years. The Rose Parade was started in 1890 when Professor Charles F. Holder suggested at a meeting of Pasadena’s Valley Hunt Club, “Let’s hold a festival and tell the world about our paradise.” 120 years later, the Tournament of Roses’ commitment to keeping that tradition alive is stronger than ever. What was once a modest Parade of decorated buggies and horses has no blossomed into a visual extravaganza that brings together artists and entertainers from all over the world. A few stats: Each float is planned nearly one years in advance, a total of nearly 600 tons of steel, 5,000 gallons of glue and 18 million flowers are used.

This year, there were 46 floats, 22 marching bands and 18 equestrian units (that’s means horses Doug). The route is 5-1/2 miles long and there were about a million people there to watch live. All the material on a float has to be organic. They use different seeds, depending on their color, whole flowers or just parts of the flower. Sometimes they cut the peddles off the stem and glue each on, one at a time. The float is a steel frame with custom built wire, wood and Styrofoam forms for the flowers or seeds to be attached to. When starting, the forms are painted according to the color they will be, then the seeds, either whole or ground up, are glued over that color part. It is a very tedious job but is all done in only a couple days. The work has to be done Dec 31st for the second round of judging.

No one knows who won an award until the morning of the parade when a banner is draped on the front of the float.

Upcoming programs:


Open-March 26th-possibilities include CNI-Dr. Kelsall and Jim Perkins (guest)

Correction to last weeks SOD photo:

See, he does smile.

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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 26 - B Team
Apr 2 - C Team
Apr 8 - Extra game
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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Birds of a feather flock together and crap on your car.

A penny saved is a government oversight.

The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right time, but also to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.

The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight, because by then your body and your fat have gotten to be really good friends.

He who hesitates is probably right.

Did you ever notice: The Roman Numerals for forty (40) are ' XL.'

If you think there is good in everybody, you have not met everybody.

If you can smile when things go wrong, you have someone in mind to blame.

The sole purpose of a child's middle name is so he can tell when he's really in trouble.

There's always a lot to be thankful for if you take time to look for it. For example I am sitting here thinking how nice it is that  wrinkles don't hurt.

Did you ever notice: When you put the 2 words 'The' and 'IRS' together it spells 'Theirs.'

Aging: Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.

The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.

Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved.

When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth, think of Algebra.

You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.

One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it is such a nice change from being young.

Ah, being young is beautiful, but being older is comfortable.

First you forget names, then you forget faces. Then you forget to pull up your zipper. It's worse when you forget to pull it down.

Long ago when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft. Today, it's called golf.

Change is what happens when the pain of holding on becomes greater than the fear of letting go.

Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my  mouth...AMEN. .!!