All Dave Miley Pastor Robinson
Guests: Pastor Robinson brought Peter Pauwels
Fines: Vierthaler fined Tim for belching and it was doubled. Passed
Announcements: Did you notice Pastor Jim Robinson’s name list above? He was back and looking as good as ever. Great to have him back.
Sterling Cain announced he is leaving the club, his work is keeping him to busy. Good luck Sterling and come back when ever you can.
Mike Magee has more Kings Sooper cards and they are in different denominations this time.
Bob Stein mentioned Bob Lutes has had a stoke.
Bill Benton: Trip to Blackhawk for Mardi Gras March 27 th. Contact Bill, $10 Bus leaves at 5pm.
Past President’s Meeting, April 3 rd at the Lutheran Church, 2695 S. Franklin, 7pm.
District Sertoma Social event @ Wings Over the Rockies April 12 th, at Saturday.
We have tickets left for the 25 th Annual Charity Raffle. Hurry up and sell those things. April 19 th at Pinehurst C.C. Think about door prizes and silent auction stuff. It is suggested that Donor tags be attached to the items.
2008 International Convention in Denver July 17-19. Platte Canyon is the hosting club and there is a need for some helpers.
Bingo Report: Mr. Enslow gave the details as 113 players and a deposit of $4800. He mentioned we are looking at new/more ways to make money with new games or things.
SERTOMAN OF THE DAY:
Glenn showing off his marbles and trophy
Glenn Combellick was born in Billings, MT on May 8 th, 1924. He lived, attended school and fishing there until about the age of 13. While there, he got into playing marbles at 12 and won the City Tournament. He also won the next year and he says those were his “athletic years”. Glenn played marbles in the dirt lot next to his house so much he had dirt imbedded in his hand.
He told us that Billings was on the Yellowstone River and how it flowed into the Gulf of Mexico.
Glenn graduated from high school in 1941 and went into the Navy on Dec. 3, 1942 until Sep 29 th, 1945. He stayed in the States the whole time, being trained. Then to Denverand graduated DU in 1948, followed by passing his CPA exam and into private practice in Englewoodfor 27 years. Married Vernie Aug 29, 1948 has 4 kids. Son in Alaska, daughter in Seattle, daughter in Centennial and a daughter in Denver.
Member since 1955 (2nd active behind Dr. Kelsall) and brought in by the charter President. Thanks for being part of the club, Glenn.
Program: Pat McKim filled in as Program chairman and introduced Shannon Csotty. Shannon was here today to tell us about Partnership To Fight Chronic Disease.
Chronic diseases, such as asthma, cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States and account for the vast majority of health care spending. They affect the quality of life for 133 million Americans and is responsible for seven out of every ten deaths in the U.S. – killing more than 1.7 million Americans every year.
Chronic diseases are also the primary driver of health care costs – accounting for more then 75 cents of every dollar we spend on health care in this country, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). In 2005, this amounted to $1.5 trillion of the $2 trillion spent on health care.
Despite these widespread problems, the issue of chronic disease does not register with large segments of the public and policymakers as an issue of primary concern.
The Solution: A National Partnership Aimed at Fighting Disease. As the CDC has said, “The United States cannot effectively address escalating health care costs without addressing the problem of chronic diseases.” Any serious policy proposal that aims to improve health care in America and control rising health care expenditures must address chronic disease.
That’s why a broad group of patients, providers, community organizations, business and labor groups, and health policy experts has joined together to form the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) – a national coalition of more then 85 patient, provider, and community organizations, business and labor groups, and health policy experts committed to raising awareness of the number one cause of death, disability, and rising health care costs in the U.S.: rising rates of preventable and treatable chronic diseases.
Mission : The PFCD believes that rising rates of chronic health problems pose a significant and unsustainable burden on the U.S. health care system, and that the viability and strength of the system – presently and in the future – relies on a willingness to enact policies that help Americans better prevent and manage chronic illnesses. As a result, the mission is to Educate the public, Mobilize Americans and Challenge policymakers .
For more information on the PFCD, visit www.fightchronicdisease.org and you can reach Shannon at Shannon@thekennygroup.com
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