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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW .... May 10, 2012
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith

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Fines:   Perkins tried to fine Mason and Enslow, then there was an amendment and another amendment. When it was all over, the amendments passed but the original fine did not. Then Bezjak fined Perkins for screwing up a fine proposal, that passed. Pifer tried to fine Ed for his shirt, not being able to tell if Ed was wearing a prison shirt or he was a referee….failed. Stein fined Phil for his cell phone ringing last week and shortly after that, Pifer’s cell went off, not once but twice during the meeting. And, last but not least I think, Harder fined Fry for John’s phone.

Announcements:    Tim wanted to know what kind of participation the club will put forth for a Lemonade Stand at the upcoming Soap Box Derby, June 2nd and 3rd .

The tentative date for the Inauguration Dinner is June 8th at Red Rocks….we think. Fry will be the Sgt. @ Arms again….

Next week we should have information on the upcoming Pancake Breakfast to be held on July 21st .

Jim Rees announced that he is out of the new discount cards but can get more if you need one. The club receives 5%

Dave Miley mentioned the Englewood Chamber Golf Tournament for next week and managed to get a foursome put together. It is next Thursday….. He also wants us to round up some sponsors for our July tournament. Dave has obtained sponsorship packets for our upcoming golf tournament. See him if you need one. Now is the time to start rounding up sponsors…This may be our BIG fund raising event this year so we need to get behind it. Also need AUCTION Items, anything will do.   SEE FLYER AT BOTTOM OF THIS NEWSLETTER.


Dr. Kelsall,
First of all, let me say that I was saddened to hear of your mother's passing a couple of weeks ago. I was also very honored to have known your father, albeit for a few years. Rest assured I will pass this request/letter along so that all of the members are aware of your feelings and your mother's intent for contributions. We will update you as communication and donations come to the club. As current president of the club I cannot express to you how much your family has meant to the Sertoma Family and you are always welcome to have lunch or attend any event with us. Best regards, Ken Kelley

Subject: Donations
My mother Helen Kelsall was a member of LaSertoma in Englewood for many years and the wife of Charles Kelsall. She passed away 2 weeks ago and had asked that donations be made in her name to Arapahoe Sertoma instead of flowers etc. So hopefully some donations will be coming in in the name of Helen Kelsall. Is it possible to be made aware of these donations so appropriate acknowledgement can be made from our family? Thanks.
David C. Kelsall MD


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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 City and then moved to Durango to practice law and there met and married Pat, they married in 1986. They moved to Denver in 1987 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 and Barney O’Grady brought him into the club 8-31-89 Listen to MikeBallew.mp3

Program:   Peter Pauwels introduced Hugh Greenwood, who came to tell us a little about the Wright Brothers and their efforts to fly. Hugh had a powerpoint that you can fiew here: The Bishops Boys.pdf.

The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur Wright, had two older brothers, Reuchlin (1861-1920) and Lorin (1862-1939), and a younger sister Katharine (1874-1929). They were the children of Bishop Milton Wright (1828-1917) and Susan Catherine (Koerner) Wright (1831-1889). Wilbur Wright was born near Millville, Indiana on April 16, 1867. Orville Wright was born at 7 Hawthorn Street in Dayton, Ohio, August 19, 1871.


In 1889, with Wilbur's help, Orville designed and built a printing press, and the brothers began publishing a weekly and then a daily paper. In 1892 they opened a bicycle shop, and in 1896 started manufacturing their own brand. Orville invented a self-oiling wheel hub. That year German aviator Otto Lilienthal died in a glider crash, but his pioneering work showed that manned flight was feasible. French aviation researcher Octave Chanute collected data and brought together young aviators to experiment with gliders on the sand dunes at the Lake Michigan shore. The Wright brothers interest in flight was renewed, and they set about to learn everything they could about the subject, gathering and reading whatever they could, and later designing experiments of their own.

To provide adequate lift for large gliders, the Wright brothers needed to find a place with more wind than was typical anywhere near Dayton. In November 1899, Wilbur wrote to Willis L. Moore, Chief of the U.S. Weather Bureau, asking about high wind conditions throughout the country. The first rural place on the list Moore sent back was Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. During the years 1900, 1901, and 1902, Orville and Wilbur experimented at Kitty Hawk with kites, gliders, and a wind tunnel they built to test wing design. The Wright brothers developed the first effective airplane, and made the historic first airplane flight in 1903. Listen to HughGreenwood.mp3


Upcoming programs:
5/17 Paula Luzinski: A Long Walk
5/24 Doug Clark, candidate for Arapahoe Cty. Commissioner
5/31 Joe Sloan: Denver water; Water issues in Colorado
6/7 Dan Reid, Support a Soldier
Index of past programs programs.pdf
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Upcoming SOD list
May 17 - Regular Meeting – SOD Ed Bezjak
May 24- Regular Meeting – SOD Bob Buckland
May 31- Regular Meeting – SODRick Campbel

(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

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