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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW .... March 29, 2012
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith

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Guests:    Carol Worth returned again to pass out the Chocolates that had been ordered. Dry Creek is also having another Fund Raiser planned to meet John Fielder, the photographer, Apr 22nd.

Fines:  What, no fines......

Announcements:  Miley and Enslow both talked about the upcoming 16th Annual Charity Golf Tournament (you know, the one we are in partnership with S.W. Sertoma). Post cards were passed out to all the tables with the hope that we will take some and hand them to perspective sponsors. The cards have all the details and if Arapahoe Sertoma sells a sponsorship, we get all that credit for it. The tournament is benefitting the Center for Hearing, Speech and Language plus other Sertoma charities.

Ken Kelley started the ball rolling by announcing he is purchasing a Silver Sponsorship and encourages others to do the same. A silver includes 2 players and 4 dinners.

Jim Rees has King Soopers coupons. Jim announced that after the first 30 days, 12 cards were sold for $2800, that's a nice start for the new program. The club receives 5% . 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 Stein was caught off guard so he didn't have a pocket full of quarters, Randy Smith was a no show but we will catch him next week and Bob says Randy needs to show up with those quarters.   Bob is a Denver native, is the oldest of five kids and has been up here since 1974, giving his life history.  Bob is married to Diane with about 49 years under his belt, has one daughter, one son-in-law and one grandchild (keeps it simple that way).  Gary Castle got him into Sertoma.  Bob has been past President (86-86) – Gold Coat, and past District Governor in 1989.  Back then, there was only one District with 17 clubs which kept him busy trying to visit all of them on a timely manner.


Bob decided to enlisted in the Navy instead of finishing college and took training to be a Fire Control Officer (they don’t put out fires, they compute all kinds of things before firing the big guns).  About half way through that he got into submarine school.  The first part of the training was to learn about every system on the boat.  He was able to get duty in Pearl Harbor.  He was assigned to the third nuclear sub ever built.  He then got to go back to school to learn the fire control systems on a new sub in Long Beach.  Bob figured out that the more schools he went to, the less time he would be on a ship. He was the junior member of the crew so he was almost an E-5 but still got stuck with mess duty (this was around 1961).  This was during the cold war so their duty was to keep an eye on the Russians.  The only limit on their duty at sea was how much food they could stuff on board.  So he got to go to the North Pole, test weapons, chase Russians, learn to dive, and all other sorts of fun stuff, not to forget that he went around the world about 22 times.  He didn’t want to leave Hawaii but he eventually did and came back home and started doing new systems for a new sub.  He was then stationed in Spain and got to patrol the Mediterranean.  He eventually took the test to go to E-8 and passed, but declined the commission and got out of the service.

After the service, Bob started several banks in the area, started a Car Wash with another Sertoman.  You can hear Bob’s story of the day by clicking here:   BobStein.mp3

Program:   Father Ed and son, Ed Reinhardt, returned to us again, they were last here July 8th, 2004.

Pat Reinhardt wrote her son's epitaph: "Farewell, Gallant Warrior."
But he didn't die.
By all measures Ed Reinhardt, a football-star-in-the-making at the University of Colorado, shouldn't have lived. After all, said the neurosurgeon who operated on him in Eugene, Ore., the kind of damage Reinhardt suffered in a game against the University of Oregon results in "a 90 percent mortality rate, and his damage was about as severe as you can get."

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Even in the unlikely event that Reinhardt lived, said a neurosurgery professor at the University of Colorado Medical School, he would "most likely be in a vegetative state, tube-fed, not communicative." He was destined, according to an expert in brain injuries at the University of Miami's Biofeedback Laboratory, to be "nothing but a stare."

Ten years later Reinhardt is playing basketball in the driveway in front of his home in Littleton, Colo., a Denver suburb. His opponent misses a shot badly, and Reinhardt sneers. "Great shot," he says. Then he shoots. Nothing but net.

What happened in Eugene on the afternoon of Sept. 15, 1984, at first seemed ordinary. With 1:57 left in the football game between Colorado and Oregon, the Buffaloes trailed 27-20, and they had the ball on their own 25-yard line. Reinhardt, a 6'5", 235-pound tight end, lined up on the right side of the Colorado line. The previous week, in the first game of the season, the 19-year-old sophomore caught a school-record 10 passes against Michigan State and became the nation's second-leading receiver.

Ed and Ed Reinhardt provided us with a great entertainment and inspirational message. They talked about the effects of Traumatic Brain Injury. Young Ed spent 62 days in a coma after his football injury. It took him five months before he could talk, and two years before he could walk. Ed gave an inspiring talk about his recovery and sang some songs. Ed, sr. recounted his relationship with his dad and emphasized the importance of the father son relationship. Ed has written a book on the subject titled "You're OK Kid." Several of our members purchased a copy. Ed was gracious enough to take the time to autograph them all.

Listen to Ed Reinhardt.mp3


Upcoming programs:

April 5th: Brian Fairchild; USF&W Service talk on Bison
Index of past programs programs.pdf

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Upcoming SOD list

Apr 5- Regular Meeting – SOD Randy Smith
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
16th Annual Charity Golf Tournament July 16th
Pancake breakfast: July 21st
22nd Annual Arapahoe Sertoma Fall Golf Classic Aug. 28th

Click here for a printable version PDF             Club's 50yr Proclamation
   Editors notes:     If you want an electronic copy of the Roster,  
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Sertoma Application form: app.pdf       Recruiting Manual     
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