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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....May 29, 2008
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith
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Guests:  Pat McKim introduced Dean Poindexter, a high school friend, and Lenny Kunz, an assoc. of Deans. Both are possible new members.

Bob Hogge introduced Candy and Diane. Candy received hearing aides last week and came to thank the club for the help we provided her.

Terry Boucher, the new Governor, and Jack Goodman, President of the Littleton Sertoma Club, came to sell raffle tickets for a watch, valued at about $3500. Tickets are $10 ea.

Fines:  Fine to the Pres. failed but a fine to John Vierthaler for advertising passed for something and a fine to Nick because the Phillies swept the Rockies. Passed.

Announcements: Phil announced the 2 nd Annual Bill Parchen Memorial Gold Tournament Tuesday, June 24 th at Raccoon Creek. $65, signup sheet passed.

John Pifer has tickets for July 19 th, a Saturday evening game against the Pirates.

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, we got the equipment.

Jim Rees, speaking on behalf of Dick Enslow, said NO BINGO JULY 4th and the next team up after that, July 11th, will be E-Team.

Rick Campbell announced the S.W. Sertoma Golf Tournament on July 14th will have Hogge, Harder, Jacobus and Campbell playing.

Mike Magee pitched the King Soopers coupons. We do make money on them.

Bingo Report:  Pat says we had 110 players and $5000 deposit, plus another $450 to the progressive gave which is at about $5500 now. NO BINGO JULY 4 TH.

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Jim Helmick was born in Toledo Ohio on August 11, 1936, on the banks of the Maumee River. At the age of 19 he enrolled into the University of Toledo and 10 years later received his degree in Electrical Engineering. In the meantime, he got married and fathered 3 children who have produced so far 7 grandchildren. While in night school, he worked at a large hardware store from 54-60, and at Toledo Scale from 60-64. His work caused him to travel a lot, going to Texas, Alabama, Nebraska, Iowa, New Jersey, California and Colorado.

He started working for Johns Mansville in 1965, George Hannes hired him in Ohio. In 1974 he had to choose between staying married or moving to Colorado. Since his wife wished to stay in Toledo with the kids and grand kids, and since it is obvious that Jim is here in Colorado, the choice is clear. Jim later remarried and is now married to Barbara. Jim held various positions with J.M. including director of fiber glass research and director of marketing. After spending sometime in California in the minerals division, Jim left J.M. in 1990 and returned to Colorado in 1998. Rich Carlson brought him into the club in 1998.


Program:  Scott Manley introduced Jason Bane and Dylan Steele. Jason is running for Jefferson County Commissioner.  Scott plays golf with Jason's dad.

Public service has always been my passion, and I am excited about the opportunity to bring new, responsible leadership to the county I have always called home.

I am a lifelong resident of Jefferson County, and so is my wife, Julie. Our families have been a part of the community here for generations. My grandparents lived in Lakewood for more than 60 years. My mother graduated from Alameda High School. My aunt attended Bear Creek High School when it burned down in 1962; she went to class in temporary buildings while they rebuilt the school. I also graduated from Bear Creek, and now they are once again building a new high school.

I began my career as a journalist, and I wanted to be a reporter because I thought that I could make a difference through the stories I told. I have worked in all news mediums (television, radio, newspaper and magazines), and I have been fortunate to have covered many interesting stories and interviewed many amazing people.

As a reporter for PEOPLE magazine, I interviewed the survivors of the Columbine High School tragedy for a five-year anniversary story and saw how each of them learned to cope with the shootings in their own way. I told the story of Marlo Payne Rice, an exceptional woman who started a school for "twice exceptional" children in Broomfield. I spent the day with a grandmother in Ft. Carson who was raising seven grandchildren while her son and daughter-in-law were stationed in Iraq. She still sends me Christmas cards from her home in Ohio.

You can read all about Jason on his web page at:    Good luck Jason.


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June 5 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Dean Hiss
June 10 - Board meeting 6p.m. All members welcome
June 12 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Bob Hogge
June 19 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Kirk Hon
June 26 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Orian Hunter
July  3 - Regular Meeting - SOD –Rick Jacobus
July  8 - Board meeting 6p.m. All members welcome
June 6 - Bingo Team A
June13 - Bingo Team B
June 20 - Bingo Team C
June 27 - Bingo Team D
NO BINGO the 4th
July  11 - Bingo Team E
July  18 - Bingo Team A

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   Editors notes:     If you want an electronic copy of the Roster,    send an e-mail.
Sertoma Application form: app.pdf

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Since it is graduation time, I thought this would be appropriate:


They walked in tandem, each of the ninety-two students filing into the already crowded auditorium. With their rich maroon gowns flowing .. and the traditional caps, they looked almost .. as grown up as they felt.

Dads swallowed hard behind broad smiles, and Moms freely brushed away tears.

This class would NOT pray during the commencements---- not by choice, but because of a recent court ruling prohibiting it.

The principal and several students were careful to stay within the guidelines allowed by the ruling.
They gave inspirational and challenging speeches, but no one mentioned divine guidance and no one asked for graduates or their families.

The speeches were nice, but they were routine.....until the final speech received a standing ovation.

A solitary student walked proudly to the microphone. He stood still and silent for just a moment, and then, it happened.

All 92 students, every single one of them, suddenly SNEEZED!!!!

The student on stage.. simply looked at the audience and said,

"GOD BLESS YOU , each and every one of you!" And he walked off stage...

The audience exploded into applause. This graduating class had found a unique way to invoke God's blessing on their future with or without the court's approval.

Isn't this a wonderful story? Pass it on to all your friends.........and


This is a true story; it happened at the University of Maryland Oh, how I wish THIS one would take off and FILL the whole Country!!!