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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....May 15, 2008
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith

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Guests:   Gus brought John Szala from Ill. And Carl brought Doug Moran from back east. Rev. Robinson brought longtime guest and his life skill coach, Peter.

Dave Miley introduced Jill and Margo from Center for Speech and Hearing. They were here to accept some money from Carl and they mentioned their organization was 90 years old this year.

Fines: Rick Jacobus read a story George Hannes had in the newspaper so Rick said he would pay a fine if one was proposes and passes, it was and he did. GUS, did you pay your fine for your cell phone going off?

Announcements:   John Pifer had tickets for May 24 Rockies game BUT, that didn’t turn out to well so he announced he got a refund and now has tickets for July 19 th, a Saturday evening game.

Tim mentioned the upcoming Soap Box Derby May 31-June 1 st at Euclid Middle School. Our club is having a Lemonade stand and need help IF we can get the equipment. The Derby also needs help. He also mentioned 8 people have not paid for their ad in the Raffle Program. Let’s get that paid up.

Dick Enslow announced he wont be at lunch the next 3 weeks.

Jim Rees mentioned a couple golf tournaments coming up: Littleton Sertoma June 9 th a Monday, S.W. Sertoma July 14 th a Monday, and Friends of Man Aug 8 th a Friday.

Rick Campbell asked if anyone wanted to advertise their business in the Sertoma Directory. See Rick if you do. Also, the Convention is July 17 th -19 th (I think) Also, we are losing money on lunches. We pay a flat fee for a certain number of eaters and the attendance is below that number. We have a couple bids from caterers so let’s decide who we want to use. Either Las Brisus, you know what they have, here are 2 others:    LePeep.jpg     and Cassoulet.jpg    Click on the links to see their menu and price. I don't know what we are paying per person now.

Bingo Report:   97 players and $4800. Two team members didn’t show up and didn’t have replacements. Be sure to get a replacement is you can’t make it.

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It was a dark and stormy night (or day) on November 18, 1934, at Porters Hospital, when Phil Grimm decided to come into the world, backwards. The Dr’s at that time weren’t real sure how to deal with this kind of birth so they needed some help. Phil attended Lincoln Elementary, Grant Jr.s High and Englewood Sr. High. He then took Pre-Dental at DU for one year and participated in ROTC and dated a WAC. At about this time, he met Marlys (who had Cheerleader legs), a Dental Assistant for Phil’s Uncle and in the late 50’s, they were married. They have been married about 58 years, have 3 kids and 4 grand kids. He was brought into the club by Bill Anderson and Bill Parchen. In 2001 (or was it 2002), Phil was the club President after going through most of the chairs.

Phil started his working career doing summer jobs like building a house, shoveling up to 20 tons of manure a day and buffing cars. In 1957 he went into the sign business and retired from it in 2001. Now he plays tennis, golf and cards to stay busy.

Program:    Cliff introduced Bob Schlageter who filled in as our Program today. Bob, who just retired from the Denver Department of Health, worked for 39 years as a Health Inspector. In those years, there were a lot of changes, one being, in his early days, there were no women inspectors but now there are, many of the different levels of the Department are run by women.

Bob’s offices improved each time they moved and they moved many times, finally ending up in the Webb building downtown, on the 10 th floor. That final location had a beautiful view, nice desk, fancy phone and even a computer. He says the best part of the job was out, doing the inspections and handling complaints and not behind his desk.

Bob’s inspections included all food facilities and pools, public and semipublic. About any public food sales require a license and they can be inspected. These can include restaurants, schools, hospitals, food processing plants, bars, outdoor special events, even the sidewalk burrito wagons. The types of pools would be public, country club, neighborhood or apartment house pools. Bob could also issue a summons if your car was to smoky, as he did several times to Denver Cops.

Bob said it’s hard to open a restaurant because you have to deal with so many different departments such as Health, Building, Fire Department, Zoning and sometimes waste water control with grease traps. You have to get the approval of the city agencies before you can get a license and you can’t open without a license.

Bob encountered many problems on the job. He had to deal with many different people who spoke many different languages, had different cultures and the different types of food and how they are prepared or stored, such as Sushi, which has to be kept frozen until just before being served. The good thing about all this made the job very interesting but there were also some scary times. He would have to go into bars where there may be drunks, gang members, gays or anyone else that may not like authoritive type people coming around. He inspected places owned my mafia types in N.W. Denver or the 5 points area which is mostly black. Or, S.W. Denver with all the Orientals and not to forget the Mexican areas. Bob was not fluent if foreign language so had a hard time understanding them.

In reading Bob’s notes for this write-up, he said it was over whelming to cram 39 years experience into 30 minutes. The reason he quit was that there was a rumor they were going to move the offices again, this time into a basement someplace. The only place he was going to move was out the door. The End

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      On the calendar .. www.arapahoe-sertoma.org/cal.htm
Sertoma Application form: app.pdf

May 23 - Bingo Team D
May 30 - Bingo Team E
June 6 - Bingo Team A
June13 - Bingo Team B
June 20 - Bingo Team C



May 22 - Regular Meeting - SOD – George Hannes
May 29 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Doug Harder
June 5 - Regular Meeting - SOD–Dean Hiss
June 10 - Board meeting 6p.m. All members welcome
June 12 - Regular Meeting - SOD–Bob Hogge


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Movie review:

August Rush
Slow start, warm finish

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Election 2008 Anyone tired with the political coverage yet...

Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and John McCain were flying to a debate.

Barack looked at Hillary, chuckled and said, 'You know I could throw a $1,000 bill out of the window right now and make somebody very happy.'

Hillary shrugged her shoulders and replied, 'I could throw ten $100 bills out of the window and make ten people very happy.'

John added, 'That being the case, I could throw one hundred $10 bills out of the window and make a hundred people very happy.'

Hearing their exchange, the pilot rolled his eyes and said to his copilot, 'Such big-shots back there. I could throw all three of them out of the window and make 156 million people very happy.'

I'm voting for the Pilot


Two boys were walking home from Sunday school after hearing a strong preaching on the devil. One
said to the other, 'What do you think about all this Satan stuff?'

The other boy replied, 'Well, you know how Santa Claus turned out. It's probably just your Dad.'

You don't stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing!