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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....November 13, 2008
This weeks Reporter-Jim Perkins

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Guests:     (quasi) – Bob Gallagher

Fines:  None

Announcements:    : Enslow indicated that 4 of our 5 bingo captains met to discuss the bingo opening at the Turn Of The Century. They determined we did not have enough (26) members willing to work a double shift that far away and that late. We will continue to seek the right opportunity

Norm Schillo discussed a logistics problem concerning the delivery of this year’s poinsettias. They will be available for pickup on 10-24 at Pinehurst. Norm is establishing pick up dates and times at the Elk’s Club. More to come.

Nick Morrone – The club Christmas party will be 12-19 and the children’s will be 12-23. Both will be held at the Elk’s Club.

Jim Rees – Along with another outstanding quote of the day he poled the club as whether or not everybody would still like to meet on the 18t. The answer was a resounding yes. The meet is on.


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John indicated he was grateful for and proud of the plaque he received honoring his 42 years of Sertoma service. He was born 1942 in N Denver. Family had moved to Littleton by the first grade where he attended class in a one room school house, The area is now ACC.. In the 8 th grade he was taught in the basement of Lutheran Presbyterian church. By ninth grade Littleton High School was built. Here John readily admits he pursued athletics far more than academics. He was awarded an athletic scholarship to Denver University but the school dropped football before he ever got to put on a uniform and lug the ball.

In 1965 John sold insurance, etc for State Farm. He brought some of his remaining State Farm freebies even passing out a few. As a child his first job was performing magic tricks for .05 a pop. Later he was a paperboy then 10 years as a tile setter to which he attributes his current bad back. Forty years ago he entered the Army Reserves. He was stationed at Fort Bliss serving as a JAG trying soldiers accused of errors in judgment in Viet Nam.

John has been married 36 years or a total of 6 wives. He is now ahead of the curve as he and #6, Karen have been married for 7 years. From this target rich environment John only claims 4 children producing 4 grandchildren.

John listed a number of rivers starting with the Weaver and ending up with the South Platte. Ron Johnson brought him into the club. John owns and rents out a condo in Silverton, which he generously has offered to rent to any club member at 1/2 price.


Program:   Scott Manley introduced Frank Novachek from Excel Energy who is the brother-in-law of our food caterer, Leslie. . Frank earned a BS in physics at DU and masters at CU. He is currently on the National Board For Hydrogen Technologies and shared with us a presentation he had recently given in Washington DC.

In 2003 President George W Bush began pushing hydrogen-fueled cars. Frank chairs the NRA committee whose task concluding is to compare current hydrogen information and test it against ecology, cost, and the environment. Cost considers life cycle competitiveness, etc. Their results were subjected to independent reviews by the Energy Department who feels hydrogen is the single most important energy source we can leave as a legacy for the future.

Renewable energy sources include hydrogen, electricity and ethanol. Battery powered vehicles thus far have proven too heavy and to bulky. All but the hydrogen would continue to add to air pollution while it is surmised that future vehicles fueled by hydrogen fuel cells will meet the established goals of emitting no more than 80% of the 1990’s standard for green house emissions and 100% reduction in air pollution.

Frank’s team concludes that only the hydrogen powered fuel cell vehicles will best satisfy the criteria for eliminating air pollution, reasonable cost, renewability, achieving American oil independence while helping to stabilize world economies.

Toyota is anticipating introducing a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle by 2010 with GM right behind in 2011. Gentlemen we’re talking 100mpg here!

Upcoming programs:
November 20-Dean Cottington-God Bless America
November 27-Thanksgiving
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Nov 20 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Barney O’Grady
Nov 27 - Thanksgiving day. NO MEETING
Dec   4 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Jim Rees
Dec   9 - Board Meeting
Dec 11 - Regular Meeting - SOD –Jim Robinson
Dec 18 - Regular Meeting - SOD –Norm Schillo


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There was a blind girl who hated herself because she was blind. She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend. He was always there for her. She told her boyfriend, 'If I could only see the world, I will marry you.'

One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her. When the bandages came off, she was able to see everything, including her boyfriend.

He asked her,'Now that you can see the world, will you marry me?' The girl looked at her boyfriend and saw that he was blind. The sight of his closed eyelids shocked her. She hadn't expected that. The thought of looking at them the rest of her life led her to refuse to marry him.

Her boyfriend left in tears and days later wrote a note to her saying: 'Take good care of your eyes, my dear, for before they were yours, they were mine.'

This is how the human brain often works when our status changes. Only a very few remember what life was like before, and who was always by their side in the most painful situations.

Life Is a Gift

Today before you say an unkind word - Think of someone who can't speak.

Before you complain about the taste of your food - Think of someone who has nothing to eat..

Before you complain about your husband or wife - Think of someone who's crying out to GOD for a companion.

Today before you complain about life - Think of someone who went too early to heaven.

Before whining about the distance you drive Think of someone who walks the same distance with their feet.

And when you are tired and complain about your job - Think of the unemployed, the disabled, and those who wish they had your job.

And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down - Put a smile on your face and think: you're alive and still around.