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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....May 7, 2009
This weeks Reporter-Jim Perkins

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SONG: After a rather pathetic first effort by the members in mass, Dave Miley led the club to a more successfully melodic effort.

Extra: Where is Tom

Quote of the day: Thomas Jefferson: “Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from the able to give to the unable.”

Guests:  none

Fines:  none

Bingo:   72 players and $500 deposit.

Announcements:   Jim announced our new slate of candidates for next year’s BOD:
CEO – Jim Rees
President – John Vierthaler
Vice President - Scott Manley, Sponsorship
Mabe Downy – Programs
Bob Schlageter -Growth
Treasurer – Will Martinez
Secretary – Jim Perkins
Ways & Means – Jack Marshall
Attendance & Publicity – Don Smith
Sargeant at Arms – Jim Robertson
Incentives – Open until Rees threw it out to the club and Dave Miley was gracious enough to volunteer

Jack Marshall moved for the acceptance of the slate of officers as presented and was seconded by many. The motion passed unanimously.

Jack Marshall gave an update on the Mile High Soap Box Derby. He will bring signup sheets next week for manning our lemonade stand.

Rick Campbell indicated our Soap Box entry vehicle is nearly complete. It is necessary to add 112lbs. He plans to affix a club sticker on the car and if club members wish to advertise in the same way they should see Rick.

Support the Sertoma Mile High Soap Box Derby. Cocktails & Culinary Creations Saturday, May 16th, 6:30pm – 10pm 720-327-9207 or 303-947-9779 Silent Auction & Musical Entertainment.

Phil said our silent auction netted about $1400 total and the raffle about $8000.


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Glenn Combellick was born in Billings, MT on May 8th, 1924. He lived, attended school and fishing there until about the age of 13. While there, he got into playing marbles at 12 and won the City Tournament. He also won the next year and he says those were his “athletic years”. Glenn played marbles in the dirt lot next to his house so much he had dirt imbedded in his hand.

He told us that Billings was on the Yellowstone River and how it flowed into the Gulf of Mexico.

Glenn graduated from high school in 1941 and was in the Navy from Dec. 3rd, 1942 until Sep 29th, 1945. He stayed in the States the whole time, being trained. Then he came to Denver and graduated at DU in 1948, followed by passing his CPA exam and into private practice in Englewood for 27 years. Married Vernie Aug 29, 1948 has 4 kids. A son lives in Alaska, a daughter in Seattle, a daughter in Centennial and a daughter in Denver.

Glenn has been a member since 1955, which makes 54 years (2nd active behind Dr. Kelsall) and brought into the club by the charter President. Thanks for being part of the club, Glenn.


Program:   Today we learned about the dairy industry in Co. Cynthia Haren, CEO of the Western Dairy Association, accompanied by her assistant Darlene Clifford gave the presentation. Cindy is a CSU graduate with a MBA from Denver University. She once ran for County Commissioner in Weld County with Darlene as her campaign.

Colorado has a world-class dairy industry, which is now becoming very consumer driven.
Ex: low fat products/cheeses. Information of interest presented includes:
Business profile:
Be a catalyst for growth.
Protect and enhance nutritional values.
Improve product image
Current economy is hitting this industry hard. Exports had been grown to 32% of product produced but has fallen back by about 25% this year.
Wholesale milk pricing in CO. is down 7% versus 4% nationally.
Production of dairy products in the USA has shifted from the East coast to the West coast.
Weld County is the 4th largest producing county in the USA. It produces 62% of the milk used in Colorado.
The bank of Fort Morgan’s closure directly effects 1/3 of the cows in CO. and over 100,000 jobs.

Upcoming programs:
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May 11 – Board meeting – All welcome
May 14 – Regular Meeting – SOD Joe Geers
May 21 – Regular Meeting – SOD Phil Grimm
May 28 – Regular Meeting – SOD George Hannes
June 4 - Regular Meeting – SOD Doug Harder

May 14 - D Team
May 21 - E Team
May 28 - A Team
June  4 - B 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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Dear American liberals, leftists, social progressives, socialists, Marxists and Obama supporters, et al:

We have stuck together since the late 1950's, but the whole of this latest election process has made me realize that I want a divorce. I know we tolerated each other for many years for the sake of future generations, but sadly, this relationship has run its course. Our two ideological sides of A merica cannot and will not ever agree on what is right so let's just end it on friendly terms. We can smile and chalk it up to irreconcilable differences and go our own way.

Here is a model separation agreement:

Our two groups can equitably divide up this country by landmass each taking a portion. That will be the difficult part, but I am sure our two sides can come to a friendly agreement. After that, it should be relatively easy! Our respective representatives can effortlessly divide other assets since both sides have such distinct and disparate tastes.

We don't like redistributive taxes so you can keep them. You are welcome to the liberal judges and the ACLU. Since you hate guns and war, we'll take our firearms, the cops, the NRA and the military. You can keep Oprah, Michael 20 Moore and Rosie O'Donnell (You are, however, responsible for finding a bio-diesel vehicle big enough to move all three of them).

We'll keep the capitalism, greedy corporations, pharmaceutical companies, Wal-Mart and Wall Street.. You can have your beloved homeboys, hippies and illegal aliens We'll keep the hot Alaskan hockey moms, greedy CEO's and rednecks. We'll keep the Bibles and give you NBC and Hollywood.

You can make nice with Iran and Palestine and we'll retain the right to invade and hammer places that threaten us. You can have the peaceniks and war protesters.
 When our allies or our way of life are under assault, we'll help provide them security.

We'll keep our Judeo-Christian values
You are welcome to Islam, Scientology, Humanism and Shirley McClain. You can also have the U.N., but we will no longer be paying the bill.

We'll keep the SUVs, pickup trucks and oversized luxury cars. You can take every Volkswagen you can find.

We'll keep The Battle Hymn of the Republic and the National Anthem. I'm sure you'll be happy to substitute Imagine, I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing, Kum Ba Ya
, or We Are the World.

We'll practice trickle down economics and you can give trickle up poverty your best shot. Since it often so offends you, we'll keep our history, our name and our flag.

Would you agree to this? If so, please pass it along to other like minded liberal and conservative patriots and if you do not agree, just hit delete. In the spirit of friendly parting, I'll bet you which one of us will need whose help in 15 years.

=2 0John J. Wall
Law Student and an American

P.S. Also, please take Barbara Streisand & Jane Fonda with you.