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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....May 28, 2009
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith

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Quote of the day: Mark Twain: “A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.”

Guests: Jack Marshall introduced his son, S.SGT Jeremy
Ken Kelley introduced Chad Bostow. Jerry Wheeler was here to pitch the Littleton Sertoma 17th Annual golf tournament at the Black Bear course in Parker. It’s June 29th, a Monday.

Fines:   Jack had a fine proposed to him by Ed for bringing his son to be with such a motley group. But, Ed was fined for proposing to low a fine – it failed. Another fine back to Jack but was cut in half. The Rev. was fined for taking to many deserts ( 3 ).

Bingo:   about 87 players and $4300 deposit.

Announcements:    Jack Marshall gave an update on the Mile High Soap Box Derby on our lemonade stand May 30-31 at Euclid Jr. High.

The Annual Bill Parchen Memorial Classic golf tournament will be June 23 at Raccoon Creek with starting time at 12:40pm. More info to follow.

Bob Hogge has King Soopers coupons.



George Hannes enlightened us today with his Bio. George was born Easter Sunday morning, April 4th, 1926 in Toledo, Ohio, on the Banks of the Maumee. Maumee means Mother Water by Miami Indians. His grade school and high schools are still standing. To earn money as a young lad, George sold the Toledo Blade and News Bee on the corner of Collingwood & Delaware. For extra money, he would sell numbers. He attended Toledo and Emory Colleges but it took him over 14 years to get a college degree due to all the moving around the world he did.

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In 1943, he joined the Army Air Force 1943 – 1946. If you’re under 50, you probably didn’t know there was an Army Air Force. A year after being discharged, George married Jean Collins and they have been together over 61 years. They have 3 children, Dave, Linda & Cindy and 5 grandchildren.

He started out working for LOF (Libby Owen Ford) in 1950, transferred to W. by Gawd, VA in 1952 to the first LOF fiber glass plant. Mergers & sub mergers, his company became part of John Manville, spending 32 years there as Eng. Etc VP research, finished JM career building plants overseas. He served on 3 outside corp. boards while with JM and worked in England, France, Japan, Finland, Germany, Italy and the Soviet Union. George retired from JM in 1982 and had his own consulting business until 1988 ala Social Security and no more travel!!

George was invited to Sertoma by Bill Parchen and Dick Sorensen, 2 of the best.


Program:   John Vierthaler introduced Tom Ashburn from Xcel Energy. Tom was born in Nebraska and came to Denver in 1965 to attend Regis, he never left Colorado after that. He has a MBA and started with the Public Service Company 40 years ago.

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Tom gave us some insight about clean energy of the future since “Green” is the buzz word these days. The last 3 years has had the most change in clean energy with the increase in solar, wind, bio mass and gas. Replacing coal with other fuels is high on the list along with cleaning up the emissions. Xcel has 3.4 million electric and 1.9 million gas customers and they are the #1 leader in providing wind energy and #5 in U.S. solar capacity. On average here in Colorado, we pay about 9 cents per kilowatt hour compared to California whose average is 18 cents.

Xcel is about to finish a new plant in Pueblo that will use less coal but produce more electricity then most older plants. Once on line, 3 other less efficient plants will be shut down.

Vision: Be a responsible environmental leader, while always focusing on our core business - reliable and safe energy at a reasonable cost.

Mission: Our company thrives on doing what we do best -- and growing by finding ways to do it even better. We are committed to operational excellence and providing our customers reliable energy at a greater value. We are dedicated to improving our environment and providing the leadership to make a difference in the communities we serve.


Upcoming programs:
June 4: Dr. Bill Bergman will talk about the swine flu as well homeopathically
June 18:  Bebe Kleinman "Accessible Care for the Underserved"

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June 4 - Regular Meeting – SOD Doug Harder
June 11 – Regular Meeting – SOD James Helmick
June 18 – Regular Meeting – SOD Dean Hiss
June 25 – Regular Meeting – SOD Bob Hogge

June  4 - B Team
June 11 - C Team
June 18 - D Team
June 25 - E Team

Click here for a printable version PDF             Club's 50yr Proclamation
   Editors notes:     If you want an electronic copy of the Roster,  
  send me an e-mail.

Sertoma Application form: app.pdf       Recruiting Manual

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How The Fight Started....

One year, a husband decided to buy his mother-in-law a Cemetery plot as a Christmas gift.

The next year, he didn't buy her a gift.

When she asked him why, he replied, "Well, you still haven't used the gift I bought you last year!"

And that's how the fight started

My wife walked into the den & asked "What's on the TV?"

I replied "Dust"

And that's how the fight started

A woman is standing nude, looking in the bedroom mirror.

She is not happy with what she sees and says to her husband, 'I feel horrible; I look old, fat and ugly..

I really need you to pay me a compliment..

'The husband replies, 'Your eyesight's damn near perfect.'

And that's how the fight started

My wife was hinting about what she wanted for our upcoming anniversary.

She said, 'I want something shiny that goes from 0 to 200 in about 3 seconds.

I bought her a scale..

And that's how the fight started
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I asked my wife, 'Where do you want to go for our anniversary?'

It warmed my heart to see her face melt in sweet appreciation.

'Somewhere I haven't been in a long time!' she said.

So I suggested, 'How about the kitchen?'

And that's how the fight started

My wife and I are watching Who Wants To Be A Millionaire while we were in bed.

I turned to her and said, 'Do you want to have sex?'

'No,' she answered.

I then said, 'Is that your final answer?'

She didn't even look at me this time, simply saying 'Yes.'

So I said, 'Then I'd like to phone a friend.'

And that's how the fight started


I tried to talk my wife into buying a case of Miller Light for $14 ..95. Instead, she bought a jar of

cold cream for $7.95. I told her the beer would make her look better at night than the cold cream.

And that's how the fight started

I took my wife to a restaurant. The waiter, for some reason, took my order first.

'I'll have the strip steak, medium rare, please.'

He said, 'Aren't you worried about the mad cow?'

'Nah, she can order for herself.'

And that's how the fight started