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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....May 1, 2008
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith

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Guests:   Pastor Jim brought Peter Pauwels again. (someone hand him an application)

Fines: Jim Perkins tried to fine the whole club for the song but it failed (so did the song).
John Vierthaler was fined for not being here during the song (lucky him) passed.
Dean Hiss fined Dave Miley for not leading the song…..passed.
Ed Bezjak fined table 1 for something. What ever it was, it passed.

Announcements: Pastor Robinson has some Rockies tickets (didn’t catch for when contact him).
John Pifer has tickets for Saturday, May 24 Rockies game.
Jim Rees mentioned the upcoming Soap Box Derby May 31-June 1 st. Our club is having a
    Lemonade stand and need help. The Derby also needs help. He also mentioned we had about
    15 – 18 no-shows for the Banquet so we lost over $1,000
Rick Campbell mentioned the upcoming Step 13 event, May 8 th (Thursday) at Grand Sewell
    Ballroom, 14 th & Champa, at 7:pm.
Dough Harder announced the slate of officers for the upcoming year. Passed

Bingo Report:    117 players and a deposit of $54??. Last weeks take was corrected to $5000.

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The Cat Dr., Dr. Bruce Elsey, was greeted with a room full of “MEOWS” He was born in Sept 11, 1951 in Garden City, KS. Went to H.S. there and it is still standing. The river that runs through it is the Arkansas (pronounced Ar Kansas. With a draft number of 23, Bruce just missed being called into the service in the early 70’s because Viet Nam was winding down.


Bruce married Kathleen in 1976 and graduated from Vet school in 1977. They have twin sons born in 1982 and graduated from KS St. Bruce now owns the cat clinic and sells cat litter.

He mentioned Garden City had the largest outdoor concrete swimming pool that was free until they added things like a slide and now charge to use the facility.

Significant dates in the life of DR BUCE ELSEY, DVM are as follows:
1951 age 0 born in Garden City Ks
1961 age 10 sorted pop bottles for his father's store
1965-67 age 14 repaired roofs and performed other construction jobs due to a tornado
1969 age 18 entered the livestock industry by raising hogs
1976 age 25 married Kathleen
1977 age 26 graduated veterinary school (Kansas State Univ)
1978 age 27 started All Cat Clinic in Englewood
1979 age 28 brought into the club by Steve Bolyard
1982 age 31 twin boys were born
1989 age 38 started selling his special brand of cat litter (my cat loves to poop in it)
2008 age 57 gave a couple famous sayings from President Eisenhower (he was from Kansas). (I didn’t get them recorded).

Program: Our soon to be retired Sgt-at-Arms, Scott Manley, filled in for the missing Program Chairmen and introduced our program, Mason Finks, who is Director of Consumer Affairs, Office of the District Attorney 18 th Judicial District, under Carol Chambers. Mason gives talks to any and all groups, 7 days a week. Just call and make an appointment.

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Mason came to tell us about some of the current area scams and how to protect ourselves.

1. Internet Based Scams (a. Bank/Credit Card Update, (b. Please Take Our Survey, (c. IRS Refund/Tax Rebate, (d. Employment Offer
2. Phone Based Scams (a. Relative in Need of Help, (b. Jury Duty Summons, (c. Government or Non-Profit Grants
3. Counterfeit Check Scams (a. Lottery/Sweepstakes Version, (b. Internet or Classified Sale Version (Craig’s List), (c. Employment Version
4. Seasonal Scams (a. Department of Energy Refund (b. Medicaid Enrollment
5. Nigerian Letter (419) Scam

One of the common things about all of the above is that someone wants your information and will say about anything to get that information. You need to update your security profile, you have a job offer but need to give more information about yourself, and they have money for you but need your banking information.

You sold something and the buyer pays with a check, any kind of check. It might be a bad check. You pay with one of your checks and you just gave a crook your bank account number and your signature. Crooks are so good at reproducing checks now that it’s hard to tell the real ones from the bad so checks are the least safe way to do business. Wire transfers are preferred by criminals and in many cases, the money goes to an overseas account and because they happen very fast, the criminal is gone before you know it. Phony company faxes with real account numbers and authentic signatures are getting popular. The point is, you have to be very careful who you do business with and how items are paid for.

If you suspect anything wrong, call the Consumer Protection Line at 720 874-8547

On the Sertoma web page, under LINKS, is a page called: Consumer Bulletin and
  Fraud Alert
that has many of the bulletins that Mason sends out.

Also, this this came out about the Nigerian Letter (419) Scam, it can happen to anyone. Click it to read it.

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      On the calendar .. www.arapahoe-sertoma.org/cal.htm

Sertoma Application form: app.pdf


May 9 - Bingo Team B
May 16 - Bingo Team C
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 8 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Dick Enslow
May 13 - Board meeting 6p.m. All members welcome
May 15 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Joe Geers
May 22 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Phil Grimm
May 29 - Regular Meeting - SOD – George Hannes
June 5 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Doug Harder
June 10 - Board meeting 6p.m. All members welcome


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   Editors notes:    
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Movie review:

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With apologies to Jeff Foxworthy. Our troops in Afghanistan prove they've retained their sense of humor with the following.

1. You refine heroin for a living, but you have a moral objection to beer.
2. You own a $3,000 machine gun and $5,000 rocket launcher, but you can't afford shoes.
3. You have more wives than teeth.
4. You wipe your butt with your bare left hand, but consider bacon "unclean."
5. You think vests come in two styles: bullet-proof and suicide.
6. You can't think of anyone you haven't declared Jihad against.
7. You consider television dangerous, but routinely carry explosives in your clothing.
8. You were amazed to discover that cell phones have uses other than setting off roadside bombs.
9. You've uttered the phrase, "I love what you've done with your cave."
10. You have nothing against women and think every man should own at least five..
11. You bathe at least monthly whether necessary or not.
12. You've had a crush on your neighbor' s goat.



A police recruit was asked during the exa m, 'What would you do if You had to arrest your own mother?' He answered, 'Call for backup.'

A Sunday School teacher asked her class why Joseph and Mary took Jesus with them to Jerusalem. A small child replied, 'They couldn't get a baby-sitter.'

A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her five and six year olds.

After explaining the commandment to 'Honor thy father and thy mother,' she asked, 'Is there a
commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?'

Without missing a beat, one little boy answered, 'Thou shall not kill.'