Cliff Metsker Dave Miley Mike Ballew
Fines:To the Chair for thinking about fining the whole group: passed: Automatic fine to Bob Schlageter for not having his badge. (he claimed he was so busy when he arrived that he didn’t have time to get it)
Announcements: Don sent around a corrected Bingo list and it came back with the corrections corrected.
Tim: We are a month out for the raffle. Ways & Means Committee will meet at 11:30a.m. next Thursday, March13, before lunch.
Bill Benton: Trip to Blackhawk for Mardi Gras March 27 th. Contact Bill.. $10
Bob Stein mentioned that Bob Lutes has Alzheimer’s and isn’t doing very well. He is at Cherry Creek Nursing Home.
Rees: 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.
President Campbell mentioned the upcoming Spring Awards Banquet March 14.
2008 International Convention in Denver July 17-19. Platte Canyon is the hosting club and there is a need for some helpers.
Bingo Report : 112 players and a deposit of $4200. They were short handed. If your not going to be there, be sure you have a replacement. Remember, most everyone wanted to continue with Bingo.
SERTOMAN OF THE DAY:
Today’s SOD was our esteemed ex-governor Mike Ballew. Mike was born in Gainesville, Texas in the year 1948. He said that he kept getting bored and added another job to his load. He ran the family drilling business, bought a truck dealership, bought a dairy farm. At 13, working for the family business, his job was to fill the trucks with gas and diesel fuel. On the dairy farm, he said it wasn’t too bad feeding the 250 cows, it was the cleaning up after them that was the fun part.
Mike didn’t have any military, his number was 260 something and didn’t get selected.
He went to law school in Oklahoma(?) and then moved to Durango to practice law and there met and married Pat, they married in 1986. They moved to Denver where he practiced and taught law. This qualified him for his next job of selling Mountain Man Nuts and Candies (he claims he had the hottest and best nuts in town). He then went to work with Lending Tree and then into real estate with ReMax where he is now (I think, I lost track of keeping track of all his jobs). Mike has no kids but Pat ha a grown son. Pat retired a couple years ago.
In Sertoma, he has held about every position, including a Gold Coat President, Sertoman of the year twice and a 2yr Front Range Governor. Dick Laskey brought him into the club 8-31-87
Program: Cliff introduced Bob Hadfield (not to be confused with the Hatfield’s). Bob is a motivational speaker. Bob was quit entertaining with his electronic organ and songs. One song Bob sang was Ahab The Arab by Ray Stevens and a tribute to John Pifer, I am my Own Grandpa.
Bob asked the question “If you were about to die, what would your last meal be”. If you said fish, it means you use your left brain. If you said meat, you use your right brain. If you said anything else, your brain damaged.
With the help from Cliff, Bob told us a couple stories about several members. One story was about Tim Pollak and his horse back ride. Seems the horse was getting the best of Tim and he had to yell for help from the store clerk to unplug the horse. Another horse story was about a relative of Dick Mason being hanged for horse stealing.
Then there was the time that Tom Fry and Mabe Downey went fishing at Chatfield Reservoir. They kept moving around to different locations because the fish just weren’t biting. Finally, they found an excellent spot and were catching and releasing more fish then they new what to do with when they noticed a storm was moving in. They headed back to the dock when Tom asked Mabe “how are we going to find that spot again?” Mabe, not being the sharpest hook in the tackle box, said he put an X on the bottom of the boat while they over the spot. Tom, didn’t hesitate a moment when he asked “what if we don’t rent the same boat?”
The last thing Bob did was pull out a chart with 4 objects on it. There was a Diamond, a Square, a Triangle and a Circle. He then asked each of use to pick an object, then he explained what the object meant. (I didn’t catch what the Diamond meant). The Square means you’re a Leader. The Triangle means you’re an Organizer and the Circle means you like Gambling and Booze.
I think it is safe to say we were all very well entertained. Thanks Bob
Cliff Metsker Fred Downs Jack Marshall