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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW .... March 7, 2013
This weeks Reporter- Don Smith

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Guests:  Mary Hewitt stopped in to deliver the candies that were ordered but couldn’t stay.
Zach Harder visited us today to pass out DVD’s he had made of the Buell Christmas party. Zach is our “un-official photographer” and did an excellent job photographing the events that evening and put together a great slide show. They can be viewed by clicking on the link at the bottom of this newsletter.

Fines:  n/a

Announcements:  Where is Peter ?? Scott Manley took over again and reported that Peter is sick. Well heck, that is no excuse, he would fit right in.

Jim Rees reported our income from the Kings Soopers program, we made just under $300.
He also report that last Thursday at about 1:30 pm, the bar in the Elks club was robed and he passed a photo of the suspect. Luckily it doesn’t look like anyone from our club. The robber got away with around $1,800.

Remember, if you bring in a new member and he stays 6 months, you get Free Dues - per new member for a quarter.


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Sertoman of the Day:  Below is the normal “history of Carl” but he deviated away from this and told us about his smoking habit and how he quit smoking several times. You have to listen to the audio, it’s good. Listen to Carl Duncan.mp3

The birth of Carl Duncan in 1930, like Fred Downs, ushered in the Great Depression. Carl’s parents were school teachers who maintained employment during this era in small rural schools. They met and were married in Burlington. Carl was born in 1930 in Alamosa and 2 weeks later, the family moved to Cortez, CO. and was there his first 6 years of his life. The family moved to the coal mining community of Oak Creek in 1936 where the main form of entertainment was tackle football with or without pads.

In 1940 they relocated to Avondale, a gentle farm community 15 miles east of Pueblo on the Arkansas River where the main form of entertainment was softball. Carl mentioned that per capital, Avondale is the murder capital of the U.S. with 2 murders and a population of 350. In playing softball, Carl’s first painful learning experience was to catch a fly ball with the hands rather than in the chest like a football. Duncan obtained a BA degree from the Univ. of Colorado and was drafted during the Korean War into the 101st Air Borne, was a Company Clerk and was sent to Germany because he could speak the language. He had 5 months of heavy weapon training but ended up playing the French Horn in the band.

Carl recovered from the warped mentality instilled by the liberals at CU and obtained an MBA degree form DU and became a CPA, using the GI bill. In 1962 he settled in Denver and was unleashed as a CPA on an unsuspecting public. Carl was brought into the club June 2003 by Steve Bolyard. Carl was married in 1957 to ?? (he never says) they have 3 kids and 8 G-kids.
Sad to report that Carl just lost his wife a few weeks ago.

Program:  Scott Manley introduced Myung Oak Kim, Director of Communications and Outreach for the Colorado Health Benefit Exchange. Myung Oak Kim joined the Colorado Health Benefit Exchange in September 2011. She is responsible for a range of communications and outreach duties and serves as spokesperson for the organization. She previously served as Communications Manager for former Gov. Bill Ritter Jr. Prior to that, she spent more than 15 years working as newspaper journalist in New York, West Virginia, Philadelphia and at the Rocky Mountain News in Denver, winning local and national awards for investigative projects. She is the co-author of a new book about the modern Korean economy and culture. She holds a bachelor degree in Journalism from New York University.

History: Colorado has been working for years to identify ways to improve our health care system. State leaders, working closely with stakeholders across Colorado, have implemented a number of measures to improve access to care and find funding to meet the rising demand for medical services.

During the summer of 2010, stakeholders came together to talk about how to create a successful insurance exchange in Colorado. The Governor’s Office obtained a planning grant in late 2010 from the federal government to fund the initial efforts to create a state health insurance exchange. In May 2011, the Colorado General Assembly passed Senate Bill 11-200, which establishes the Colorado Health Benefit Exchange (COHBE), a public entity governed by a Board of Directors. SB 11-200 also created a legislative implementation review committee to guide the development of the Exchange. The Exchange, scheduled to open for business in October 2013, will be a new marketplace where Coloradans can shop for and buy health insurance based on quality and price. By providing easy to understand information about qualified health plans, the new Exchange marketplace will give individuals and small businesses in Colorado more control, quality choices and better protections when buying health insurance.

Mission: The mission of the Colorado Health Benefit Exchange is to increase access, affordability, and choice for individuals and small employers purchasing health insurance in Colorado.

The Exchange is intended to reflect the unique needs of our state, seek Colorado-specific solutions, and explore the maximum number of options available to the state of Colorado in meeting the goals of access, affordability and choice.

Listen to Myung Kim.mp3 (there is some real good info here)

Upcoming programs:

Mar 21 – Kathleen Foley – Peace Corp Veteran
Apr 4 – Sgt. Jack Thurman – Iwo Jima

List of future programs        Past programs.pdf

Upcoming events:
July 15: S.W. & Arapahoe Sertoma’s Charity Golf Tournament at Pine Hurst
Aug 27th, Tues @ Foothills Golf Course, the 23rd Annual Arapahoe Sertoma Fall Golf Classic
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Upcoming SOD list
Mar 14 - Bruce Elsey
Mar 21 – Dick Enslow
Mar 28 – Tom Fry

(BOD means Board of Dir. meeting)

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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New club photo page:

Link to the Buell Mansion Photos:

Sertoma’s “Dual District” Website:

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