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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....May 15, 2014
This weeks Reporter- Don Smith

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Guests:  Rev. Robinson introduced his ILS, Bryn Boyer.

Fines:   No fines....

Announcements  Rick reported that Sam is still with us but is doing very poorly.

Tthe nomination slate for the upcoming year 2014-2015: Chairman of the Board Scott Manley; President Bill Benton; Vice President’s Randy Smith, Chad Knoth & Jack Thompson; Secretary Tim Pollak; Treasury Jim Reed; Sgt. @ Arms Bob Schlageter; Ways & Means Dir. Pat McKim; Freedom Week Dir. Rick Jacobus; Bingo & Golf King Dick Enslow; Social Orian Hunter; Publicity Don Smith. The train has now left the station, all listed above were voted in (railroaded that is).

Jack Marshall mentioned a possible group trip to a Fidlers Green conert on Aug 16th. Rascal Flatts will be playing and if we can get at least 35 signed up to go, the price would be about $65 per person with front row seating and parking. Invite your friends or relatives to go.

Some discussion on wether we want to have the upcoming Christmas Party again at the Buell Mansion. The main objection is they don’t have one large room for all that attend. Suggestions are welcome on a different venue.

Thanks to Bob Stein, the Induction Dinner will be held at Red Rock CC on Thursday, May 29th. Drinks at 6pm, dinner at 7pm. The cost per person is $22/per person and a cash bar. A sign up sheet was passed around with meal choices. There will NOT be a lunch that day. Linda Holloway will be at the event. NOTICE: If you sign up and don't show up, you still pay.

Scott was looking for a couple volunteers to help him with the A-1 Scuba Rafle and I think he got a couple takers. It’s never to late to offer some help, contact Scott. It’s this weekend.

The Celebrate Sound Walk is this weekend.

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:  Jack Marshall told us about his life which started out April 17, 1957, 2 days before the tax deadline for his dad. Born in Denver, lived in Virginia and Maryland because dad was in Army Air Corp, and returned to Littleton in 68 and graduated from Littleton High. In Dec. 6, 1975, he joined the Air Force as a weapons specialist on a bomber and served in England. He mentioned it was his guys that sent the bombs over to Libya that were used on Muammar Gaddafi’s Palace. He served 4 years. When he returned to the state, he got off the plane in Myrtle Beach, SC. and the heat and humidity about knocked him over.

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Jack was discharged in Dec. 7, 1979 as a Sergeant, and tried being an electrician but got zapped so many times, he decided to change career paths. He went to A.C.C. for Architectural Technology and ended up with a scholarship to a school in Kansas but bought a house here and started attending CU but didn't graduate. He learned enough from his dad to help him pass the tests. He did teach Architectural Technology at A.C.C.

Jack met his wife, Marcia, who was from NE and they were married in Jan of 1987. It was a short courtship and at least 9 months after they were married, his daughter was born in Oct. (something about being snowed in was mentioned). They also have 2 boys and several G-kids.

Jack's father and others, such as Bill Parchen, brought him into the club. He figured after 10 years in Kiwanis and 9 of those years in a position of office and 4 of those as the President, Sertoma wouldn't be bad but it didn't take long before he started through the chairs and made it to the top.

Jack said he once sat on LBJ’s bed at the White House and played with LBJ’s dog. He also mentioned he took the Enslow School of Speed Reading and Speaking.     Listen to Jack Marshall.mp3

Program:  Bob Schlageter introduced Melissa Weisser. On March 22, 2014, Melissa Weisser was crowned Ms. Wheelchair Colorado 2014. I bet I know what's going through your mind right now - "I didn't know they had something like that." Which is exactly why I competed this year and why I'm reaching out to you.

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It is my mission to bring more focus and attention to all people in wheelchairs and to let the world know that just because we have to sit through life, doesn't mean we have to sit still. I want the world to have the chance to see people in wheelchairs out and about, participating in every day activities and functions, and let them know that they don't need to slow down or stop.

I will be representing our beautiful state and competing in the Ms. Wheelchair America pageant August 4-10, 2014 in Long Beach, CA. I'm so excited to be a part of this opportunity and believe in this organization as it provides an opportunity of achievement for women who happen to be wheelchair users to successfully educate and advocate for the more than 54 million Americans living with disabilities. Unlike traditional beauty pageants, Ms. Wheelchair America is not a contest to select the most attractive individual. It is instead a competition based on advocacy, achievement, communication and presentation to select the most accomplished and articulate spokeswoman for persons with disabilities.

I plan to visit every corner of our beautiful state and photograph and highlight all of the possibilities there are for people in wheelchairs to enjoy life and be active in our society. These photos and stories will be included in my presentation at the national competition in August and I would be honored to include your organization. I'm reaching out to you today to ask for your support in 2014 during my reign as Ms. Wheelchair Colorado and also as I compete on the national level. Donations to the Ms. Wheelchair Colorado organization are always appreciated, but also helping me get the word and the image out would be greatly appreciated! I would love to stop by your organization for a visit, public appearance or fundraiser! You can mail donations payable to Ms. Wheelchair Colorado, Inc. to 1821 S. Dunkirk Street, #105, Aurora, CO 80017 or reach me at or 720-254-4888 to show your support for Ms. Wheelchair Colorado.

Melissa has been a resident of Colorado since 1980. She was injured: July 11, 1992, complete paraplegic. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Metropolitan State College of Denver and works as a Word Processor for a law firm in Aurora, CO.

Melissa is no stranger to being in the public eye. Since her car accident at 16 she has wanted to show the world that a wheelchair wouldn't stop her; whether that was cheerleading from a wheelchair, presenting seatbelt safety lectures, speaking at the State Capital, ushering at the Arts Center or working games at Mile High. Since her disability, Melissa has been snow skiing, water skiing, scuba diving, horseback riding and camping. Melissa wants to continue being a role model for others in wheelchairs and show them, and the world, that people in wheelchairs are not just "sitting around" anymore.
Listen to Melissa Weisser.mp3

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Upcoming programs and events :
May 17 - Don’t Walk in Silence walk
May 17 & 18 – A-1 Scuba Raffle
May 22 - Steve Axtell, Hypnosis
May 29 – Induction Dinner  NO LUNCH THAT DAY.

List of future programs        Past programs.pdf

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Upcoming SOD list
May 22 - Jim Helmick
May 29 - NO LUNCH
Jun 5 - Dick Mason
Jun 12 - Pat McKim & BOD
Jun 19 - Cliff Metsker
Jun 26 - Dave Miley
(BOD means Board of Dir. meeting)

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Links to the 2013 Christmas Party Photos:
2012 Buell Mansion Photos:

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If you would like to volunteer or donate to a great cause: 
Project C.U.R.E. International HQ
10377 E. Geddes Avenue, Centennial, CO 80112
Phone: (303) 792-0729 | Fax: (303) 792-0744
99% (Percent of the charity’s budget spent on the programs
and services it delivers)