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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....March 2, 2017
This weeks Reporter- Don Smith

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Guests:    Alice Perkins, Jim’s wife: Vicky Oren, Rev. Robinson’s LSC: Mike Makaroff and Bob Johnson (He spoke here in 1981) are guests of John Vierthaler. Mike has been a speaker a couple times and will be returning next week for an update on how the new President (Trump) and the administration is doing.

FINES:   n/a

Birthdays:   n/a

Announcements:    Sad news, Mike Ballew’s wife passed away. Services are pending and you will be notified when we learn more.

A little gift was given to Jeannie for all the hard work she did trying to feed the group.

After 3-1/2 years of feeding this ravenous group, Jeannie is moving on BUT, she has found another company to take over. It’s The Copper Pot on S. Broadway. We met the two servers, Ally and Nikki.

Bob suggested a book “On Fire” by John O’Leary

No report on how the Freedom Week event went.

Bob brought up his visit to the Round Tables Meeting last week and the issue of the “Walk” that was held a couple years ago and the money that is sitting in the bank that hasn’t been donated yet. Our club raised nearly 75% of the money raised and it is our thinking we should have a good portion of say in where that money goes and that it should stay in the local area. This issue is not over with yet. Because the Littleton Theater didn’t get their project done, the money has just been sitting there (plus more) AND, National says we can’t give it to just any organization we want. This is a good way to cause conflict between the clubs and National. I think a lot of people are asking “why do we bother”? This also seems like another reason why the clubs AND National are losing membership. Maybe we need to ask the Russian’s on what to do.

Tim announced there will be a Foundation meeting after lunch.

Benton announced there will be no Football Pool today. $1700 was raised last season for the club, not too shabby.

Dave Miley announced we will have a club outing to K-1 Racing again this year. It will be held March 17th, a Friday. Same format as last year and if you own a helmet, you are welcome to use it instead of theirs. Don may not be there so you have a chance this year. This is the 1st Place Award:

Remember, if you bring in a new member and he stays 6 months, you get Free Dues - per new member for a quarter. A couple members just qualified for this perk.


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Sertoman of the Day:   The one and only Rev. James Robinson got another go at telling his life story. Pastor Jim Robinson was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on September 26, 1946. He was raised Lutheran and got into the ministry because his uncle was a pastor. His Mom and dad were both in the Navy, he was Army (blended family)

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Jim graduated from seminary in 1972 and started his new profession in MO. He joined the Army 21 June 1977 and served as a chaplain. He served all over the world but it sounded like he spent a lot of time in Germany, including East Germany and he retired in 2005 after 29 years and then he came to Colorado. Jim was the chaplain that blessed the first five bodies off the USS Cole.

Jim was Pastor of Christ Lutheran Church until his near fatal injury, now he is an Associate Pastor and tends after one of the greatest sinners of all time, Doug Harder. Jim was a disaster response guru for his area and helped a lot with the mess in New Orleans, along with Doug. He still has no memory between Oct and Nov 2007.

Jim has one sister, along with two children and two grandchildren with his wife, Vicki whom he married 6 Aug. 1972. Parchen claimed credit for arresting Harder the first time, putting him on the road to Deaconship. Doug Harder brought Jim into the club. Listen to Jim Robinson.mp3 if you dare.

Program:  Doug Harder introduced Toni Arnoldy from the Englewood PD. Toni is their Community Relations Specialist. The Englewood Police Department's Community Relations Specialist coordinates a variety of services, which include community relations, crime prevention, safety education, and volunteer opportunities. Below are some of the programs that we provide to the community:

Go here for the details:

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Listen to Toni Arnoldy.mp3         Contact Toni Arnoldy at 303-762-2490 or by email.
View The Jeremy Bitner Fallen Officer flyer.
Or go here:

The 2017 Jeremy Bitner Memorial 5K/10K Run (3.1 miles/6.2 miles) & 5K Walk is an annual event in honor of Englewood Police Detective Jeremy Bitner. Detective Bitner lost his life in the line of duty on May 28, 2012, after being struck and killed by a vehicle while performing a traffic stop.

Upcoming programs and events :

Sertoma Area Calendar--Calendar-Updated.pdf

Arapahoe Calendar:
Mar 17 – K-1 Racing
May Poker tournament in the works

List of future programs        Past programs.pdf     Club history

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Upcoming SOD list
Mar 9 – Norm Schillo & BOD
Mar 16 – Don Smith
Mar 23 – Randy Smith
Mar 30 – Bob Stein
Jack Marshall as fill in when he shows up

(BOD means Board Of Dir. meeting)

Index of when you were the SOD

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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Sign the Pledge 
How to sign the Pledge

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A Movie with Grandpa video
Soaring Valor (Short Film)

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2016-2017 Officers list.txt
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Promotion video: Helping People With Hearing Problems in Englewood, CO

Arapahoe Sertoma promo with Bob Stein

John Pifer SOD

Arapahoe Sertoma at go-kart track  

Volunteering With Sertoma by Anthony Prichard

Helping People With Hearing Problems In Englewood, CO by Anthony Prichard

Mark Hardcastle  I Had A Paintbox