Logo       Don Smith
THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....May 3, 2007
This weeks Reporter-Sterling Cain

         Doug Harder

Guests: Jack Colton guest of Doug Harder. Ed, guest of Carl Duncan.

Rick Campbell acting president this week and he did a pretty good job, hope he didn’t mind getting fined, it could become a weekly routine.

Fines: 25cent fine to the acting Pres. To make him feel welcome at the podium.

Announcements: Blackbeard! Thursday, May 17th at the Heritage Square Opera House. $30.50 for tickets, $28.50 (62+). Make your checks to Arapahoe Sertoma and get them in as soon as possible.

Happy birthday to Glen C. and Tommy Fry (who wasn’t present). (see Cal.htm for all b-days)

Tim – Raffle is over, please fill out evaluation forms left on the tables.

Bob Stein mentioned Arapahoe Sertoma’s Installation Banquet Friday, June 29 th at Red Rocks. More info to follow. Bob also mentioned he visited a couple of our former members.

George Hannes wanted to know who is supposed to be doing flowers and sympathy cards? George is handling it for now.

There is a meeting every 2 nd Wed. of each month for the Soap Box Derby, they need volunteers.

The district Governor has asked if Arapahoe Sertoma could host the upcoming leadership conference on July 14, 2007. We will need two people to help out with registration in the morning and two people to help out with getting drinks and snacks for the meeting. If you are willing to help out with this please respond back to Bob Hogge

Bingo: Dick Laskey gave B-Team Bingo report. Had 74 players and a deposit of $3900. Not to good, on player won a total of $1200 on pickles. It was mentioned that 2 members filled in for missing B-Team members. One of the replacements wife was home sick. Good work guys.

Dick Enslow reminded the club that C-Team is up next week and all workers get there early.


Bruce was greeted with a room full of “MEOWS” He was born in 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. 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. Steve Bollar brought him into the club.

Program: Carl Duncan introduced our program Betsy Sweetland from Central Visitation Program.

Betsy has helped with the Special Olympics. She went to Iliff for 2 years and dropped out. Did Christian and early childhood education.

Central Visitation Program provides a safe, supervised and comfortable setting for court ordered visits between children and parents of low-income families involved in high conflict divorce, custody and/or restraining order proceedings.

We are a 503(c) non profit program which charges $10.00 for an hour parenting time. Families must meet an income eligibility guideline, have a court order for supervised parenting time, set-up and complete the intake process, and agree to allow the children to have parenting time without having to worry about court issues or the problems between their parents.

Saturday is the busiest day since most people are off work and the kids are not in school.

Central Visitation Program is interested in serving the best interest of the child. Research shows that regardless of parental problems and shortcomings, children need the opportunity to foster a proper attachment to their parents. Children who have healthy attachments to both parents have better self-esteem and are better equipped to function well and become productive citizens. CVP gives the children a fun, safe and comfortable place to see a parent that may have made poor choices in the past.

Besides the benefits to children, CVP helps the community by eliminating the potential for violence that might occur in homes and neighborhoods if a neutral setting for visits were not available. There are wonderful visitation programs in the Metro Denver area that deal with families from all soco-economic backgrounds. In addition to the children and parents, the community also benefits because parents who are given the opportunity to have contact with their children are much more likely to pay their child support obligations.

They operate on a budget of less then $70,000 per year. That is accomplished because of volunteers who have to go through some background checks and training before being allowed to be the sole supervisor of the visitation. Training is 8 hours on a Saturday, then sitting with others until they are comfortable doing it themselves. There are times where more then one supervisor is required to keep things calm. For more information or to volunteer, contact: Betsy Sweetland 303 839-8701 cvpdenver@aol.com

  Bob Buckland  Dick Laskey    Jim Perkins

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

Sertoma Application form: app.pdf



May 7 -  C Team
May 14 - D Team
May 21 - E Team
May 28 - A Team
Jun 4 - B Team
Jun 11 - C Team
Jun 18 - D Team
June 25 - E Team




       May 3 -  Regular Meeting - SOD Enslow
       May 3-5 Regional in Colorado Springs.
       May 8 - Board Meeting - All invited.
       May 10 - Regular Meeting - SOD Forster
       May 17 - Regular Meeting - SOD Geers
                      The Heritage Square Melodrama
       May 24 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Grimm
       May 31 - Regular Meeting - SOD - Hannes
       June 29 - Arapahoe Sertoma’s Installation Banquet

   Click the printer (or here) for a printable version

   Editors notes:    
If you want an electronic copy of the Roster,    send me an e-mail.     donny46@comcast.net

Movie review:


Jeff Foxworthy on Coloradoans

*You are a Coloradoan if ..........*

23. You know what a "fourteener" is.

24. ...But you don't know what a "turn signal" is.

25. A bear on your front porch doesn't bother you nearly as much as a Democrat in Congress does.

26. Your golf bag has a 9-iron, a 3-wood and a lightning rod.

27. People from out of state breathe 5 times as often as you do.

28. Having a Senator named Nighthorse doesn't seem strange.

29. Thunder has set off your car alarm.

30. You have an $800 stereo in your $300 truck.

31. You think a red light means 3 more cars can go.

32. Where we're going, we don't need roads!!

33. You know where the real " South Park" is.

34. You can recognize the license plates of all 50 states on sight .

35. Driving directions usually include 'Go over _________ Pass.'

36. You've 'checked for ticks'

37. Yo've dressed in shorts , sandals, and a parka with a hood.

38. You've gone snow skiing in July and.........

39. You've played golf in January and.......

40. They were in the same year!

41. You've urinated on the Continental Divide just so it could run into both oceans

42. You know what a down slope and an up slope weather pattern is

43. And the most important: You get a certain feeling of satisfaction from knowing that California and Texas are both downstream.

44. You actually understand these jokes and send them to your Colorado friends.