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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....Mar 27, 2008
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith

 Don Smith      Carl Duncan       Pastor Robinson

Guests:  Pastor Robinson brought Lori Bailey.

Fines:  Bezjak is back and he fined Table-1 just to let them know he was back…..Passed

There were 2, automatic fines for cell phones going off: Buckland and Schlageter

Announcements: Mike Magee has more Kings Sooper cards and they are in different denominations this time.

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:    $5200 with 116 players. A great evening. Good work guys.


Joe showing off his trophy (can you see it?)

Joe Dowdey was born in Hawarden Iowa.  Hawarden is North of Sioux City, South of Sioux Falls, West of Sioux Center, and East of the Big Sioux River.  Joe is married to Carol, who he met at college and has a son Jim, and a daughter Jessica.  Joe and Carol have two grand kids.  Joe said that while he was in college, the school had the worst football teams but now they are doing pretty well. Joe said all his schools are still standing. Joe was in the Scouts as a young man but had no military service. Joe brought in a large trophy he had won as a child for doing the backstroke. (see picture above, you may need a microscope)

He is a financial advisor, having gone into business for him self over a year ago.  Joe grew up in a family owned furniture business atmosphere dating back to his grandfather.  When Joe failed to grasp the difference between a crosscut and a rip saw, the lineage stopped and the business failed. 

Joe was brought into the club by John Pifer and has held virtually every office on the Board of Directors and chaired numerous committees.


Assistant Program Chair, Scott Manley, introduced Barb Page as our guest speaker. Barb served on the board at Craig Hospital and is now on the Craig Hospital Foundation as Foundation Executive Director. Craig Hospital is a 501C3, tax exempt foundation.

Craig started in 1907 treating TB, then Polio. Since 1956 Craig Hospital has been a premier center of excellence for the specialty rehabilitation and research for people with spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury. Craig has earned a place among the world’s top spinal cord and traumatic brain injury centers because of the successes achieved by our graduates.

Craig is a private, not-for-profit, free-standing, acute care and rehabilitation hospital in Englewood, Colorado, a south Denver suburb. IN their 93-bed hospital, they provide a comprehensive system of inpatient and outpatient medical care, rehabilitation, and long-term follow up services. More than half of their patients come from outside of Colorado, including every state in the nation and several other countries. They have highly experienced staff, state-of-the-art treatment programs, facilities, equipment, research, and on-site apartments for inpatient families and outpatients returning for re-evaluation.

Their comprehensive system of care begins at the onset of injury, continues through initial rehabilitation, and can assist through a lifetime of follow-up care. Unique sharing arrangements with the Denver area’s leading trauma facilities enable them to offer a full range of clinical and support services. Medical conditions can be treated and stabilized under the care of Craig physicians and therapists even before a patient is transferred to Craig Hospital. They coordinate land and air medical transportation as necessary.

Since Craig became a specialty hospital in 1956, they have worked with more than 26,000 people with spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury. They treat approximately 400 inpatients and 1,600 outpatients each year. Craig also has on e of the largest ventilator-dependent and weaning programs in the country.

Craig’s therapy staff averages more than 13 years of experience and their attending medical staff 17 years. Their stability results in tremendous expertise and consistent, quality patient care. Their medical staff has pioneered rehabilitation and surgical techniques that have been adopted around the world.

The above was copied, in part, from their documents. You can reach Barb at bpage@craighospital.org or visit www.craighospital.org to learn more about them and how you can donate.  

There is also a story in the Rocky Mountain News today (29 Mar 08) on page 6 NEWS, about Craig and a video on the News web page at:

http://www.rockymountainnews.com/videos/detail/wii-therapy-craig-hospital/ or read the whole story here: http://www.rockymountainnews.com/news/2008/mar/29/wii-habilitation-the-techno-way/

   N/A Nick Morrone   Jack Marshall

      On the calendar .. www.arapahoe-sertoma.org/cal.htm

Sertoma Application form: app.pdf


Apr  4  – Bingo Team B
Apr 11 – Bingo Team C
Apr 18 – Bingo Team D
Apr 25 – Bingo Team E
May 2 - Bingo Team A
May 9 - Bingo Team B
May 16 - Bingo Team C
May 23 - Bingo Team D
May 30 - Bingo Team E



Apr  3 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Mabe Downey
Apr  8 - Board meeting 6p.m. All members welcome
Apr 10 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Fred Downs
Apr 17 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Carl Duncan
Apr 24 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Bruce Elsey
May 1 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Dick Enslow
May 8 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Bill Foerster
May 13 - Board meeting 6p.m. All members welcome
May 15 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Tom Fry
May 22 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Joe Geers

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Movie review:


In a episode of 'Cheers', Cliff is seated at the bar describing the Buffalo Theory
to Norm. I don't think I've ever heard the concept explained any better than this

'Well you see, Norm, it's like this . . A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the heard is hunted, it is the lowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members.

In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Now, as we know, excessive intake of alcohol kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine.
And that, Norm, is why you always feel smarter after a few beers.'



Never choke in a restaurant in the South...

Two hillbillies walk into a bar.
While having a shot of whiskey, they talk about their moonshine operation.

Suddenly, a woman at a nearby table, who is eating a sandwich, begins to cough.
After a minute or so, it becomes apparent that she is in real distress.

One of the hillbillies looks at her and says,
"Kin ya swallar?"
The woman shakes her head no.
"Kin ya breathe?"
The woman begins to turn blue and shakes her head no.
The hillbilly walks over to the woman,
lifts up the back of her dress, yanks down her drawers and quickly gives her right butt cheek a lick with his tongue.
The woman is so shocked that she has a violent spasm and the obstruction flies out of her mouth.
As she begins to breathe again, the hillbilly walks slowly back to the bar.

His partner says, Ya know, I'd heerd of that there 'Hind Lick Maneuver', but I ain't never seed nobody do it!"