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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....May 8, 2008
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith

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Guests:   None

Fines:  Table one had a guest of sorts, Randy Smith, and nobody fined the table.

Announcements:   John Pifer has tickets for Saturday, May 24 Rockies game.
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. The Derby also needs help.
Rick Campbell mentioned the upcoming Step 13 event, May 8 th (Thursday) at Grand Sewell
    Ballroom, 14 th & Champa, at 7:pm.

Bingo Report:   116 players and got hit hard on pickles again. No one knew how much we took

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Joe Geers jumped up to be the SOD today, even though he wasn’t scheduled for another week or so. What a guy---thanks Joe.

Joe Geers was born at home to immigrant German parents on Dec. 7th, 1930, in St. Louis, Missouri, on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River. Joe attended Parochial schools and they are still standing but the High school was sold off several years ago. Joe went to the Missouri School of Mines with a degree in petroleum engineering and also a Master of Business Administration degree from St Louis Univ..

Joe had an Army ROTC commission and went to Ft. Belvore, VA where he went to engineering school. Joe received orders to go to Korea but was assigned to the Air Force and served with the Army Corp of Engineers. He bounced around Wyoming, Texas and California but never made it over to Korea.

He started his civilian career with Gulf Oil and Proctor and Gamble. In 1961 he was employed by Johns Manville. In their employment, he lived in New York and California. They transferred him to Colorado in 1970.  He Started a manufacture's rep business in 1980and retired in 1995. Joe is now on his third kidney, having some trouble with one.

Joe has been married to Shirley since 1952. They have 6 daughters, 5 of which live close by and a Son-in-law who just left for Iraq for the third time.  They also have about 13 grandkids. Several noteworthy grandchildren are Jim Naida, a budding stage talent at Chatfield High School and Katie Naida, the only female to score points as a big 12 football player. Their father is Dr. Dave Naida on Channel 4 TV.

Fred Downs brought Joe into the club 25 years ago.

Program:   Bob Hogge had the honors of introducing our program, Christopher Conroy with Dignity Memorial. Christopher is Director of Corp Alliance & Community Education, and develops relationships with various business, churches, organizations and service clubs within the community. He was previously the Dean of Students at Georgetown Prep, a private school, and Principal at Seattle Prep. He has been in the Denver area now about 7 years.

Dignity Memorial® is part of a family of nearly 2,200 cemetery and funeral providers in North America, they are the largest cemetery and funeral provider in the world and serve over 250,000 families per year. The local Olinger mortuaries and cemeteries are part of this family of providers. The Olinger locations have been serving Denver families since 1907.

  • One call provides assistance for travel arrangements at the time of need.
  • It is available to all family and friends.
  • The benefit includes discounted airfares (these are typically less than the airline’s bereavement fares).
  • It also includes savings on hotels and car rentals.
  • This benefit may be used for up to one year.
  • Grief is an essential part of the healing process and there are times when counsel from others can be extremely helpful – especially guidance from trained professionals
  • The Compassion Helpline is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by advanced degreed professionals (Masters level or above) who are trained in grief counseling
  • This service is accessible by using a toll-free number.
  • It is available to your immediate family members and can used for a period of up to one full year
  • This benefit may be used in the event of the unforeseen death of an unmarried child or grandchild up to the age of 21
  • If such a loss were to occur we will provide funeral or cremation services at no cost up to the level of Dignity Plan selected
  • This benefit will be honored at any Dignity Memorial Funeral Provider
  • This is at no additional cost to you or your family

-Make decisions in consultation with your loved ones – so they know your wishes and don’t need to make decisions in isolation.
- Spare your family the emotional impact of having to face unanticipated costs.
- Option of flexible terms – payments can be made in small portions over a period of three to five years or longer.
- National transferability -- These plans are honored at any of our Dignity locations across North America.

This is an insurance plan, you can learn more at: www.DignityMemorial.com

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      On the calendar .. www.arapahoe-sertoma.org/cal.htm
Sertoma Application form: app.pdf

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 13 - Board meeting 6p.m. All members welcome
May 15 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Dick Enslow
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:    
If you want an electronic copy of the Roster,    send me an e-mail.     donny46@comcast.net

Movie review:

Lions for Lambs -
Did not like, not a well
done movie

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Should children witness childbirth?

Due to a power outage, only one paramedic responded to the call.

The house was very dark so the paramedic asked Kathleen, a 3-yr old girl to hold a flashlight high over her mommy so he could see while he helped deliver the baby.

Very diligently, Kathleen did as she was asked.

Heidi pushed and pushed and after a little while, Connor was born.

The paramedic lifted him by his little feet and spanked him on his bottom.

Connor began to cry.

The paramedic then thanked Kathleen for her help and asked the wide-eyed 3-yr old what she thought about what she had just witnessed.

Kathleen quickly responded, "He shouldn't have crawled in there in the first place... Smack his butt again!"                     
                If you don't laugh at that one, there's no hope for you.


At Sunday School they were teaching how God created everything, including human beings. Little Johnny seemed especially intent when they told him how Eve was created out of one of Adam's ribs.

Later in the week his mother noticed him lying down as though he were ill, and she said, 'Johnny, what is the matter?'

Little Johnny responded, 'I have pain in my side. I think I'm going to have a wife.'