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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW .... November 14, 2013
This weeks Reporter- Don Smith

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Guests:   Alice Perkins, Jim’s wife.

Fines:   To Perkins for subjecting his wife to the club.

Announcements    Several dates that will cause us to NOT HAVE A MEETING:
Nov. 28th, Dec 26th & Jan 2nd. Please don’t show up expecting to find all your friends here.

Scott is still working on the club going to Wind Crest Living Communities for lunch in January. Scott also said the club received a check for a bit over $1,900 from International for the Early Bird registration program.

Jim Rees reported that we did not meet the required quota for the King Soopers program.

Ken Kelley made one of his yearly appearances today to pitch a fund raiser (for his daughter), frozen pies, and he will deliver them next week or if you prefer, at your house but then you would have to give him your address and who would want to do that.

Tim Pollak is looking for a replacement for the Celebrate Sound meeting but the location has not been set yet. Ken or Scott may be able to attend. Tim also has the new Directories.

Tim also pitched his wife’s sorority’s Christmas Tree tour at a private residence in Castle Rock as a fund raising event for her sorority. Dec. 14th from noon to 4pm at a cost of $10. See Tim if interested.

Linda Holloway popped in to say Thanks for our club’s support of Bessie’s Hope and to confirm we have representatives for several committees.

“The King” kept it very short today, not sure why but he reminded us of the upcoming Club Christmas Party to be held at the Buell Mansion (again) on Dec. 13th and the cost has gone up to $49.50 per person due to (wait for it)…..Obama Care………..don’t ask. It is a BYOB event but DON’T BRING RED WINE or you will have to pull up the very expensive carpet. The event starts at 6pm for drinkies. Orian will provide the mixes for you. 7pm is eaties time.

Birthday announcement is for Phil Grimm and Dick Mason

Remember, if you bring in a new member and he stays 6 months, you get Free Dues - per new member for a quarter.

If you think you are the SOD more than once a year, you are correct. With only 36 active members of the attendance list, you get to remind us more often about your life’s achievements. If you don’t want to be the SOD so often, I guess we need to get more members.


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Sertoman of the Day:   Bill Benton (Mr. Tooth Pick), is a Denver native - entering the scene Sunday, October 14, 1928 during the depression, coming in at 7lbs 1 oz. He went through Mitchell Elementary, Cole Jr. High and Graduated from Manual High School, all in Denver – joined the Navy in 1946 and served for 3 years, 2 months as a photographer, and was stationed on Guam for about 21 months and returned to Denver and graduated from the University of Denver in 1954 on the GI Bill. He then went to work for Bear Frame and Axle.

Bill married Betty in 1954 (who passed away in 1995, the day after Christmas). Daughter Cindy is retired from Metro West Fire, and a son still flying the nation’s air routes with United. Bill also has a granddaughter that is 25 and a snowboarder ski bum. She moved to the mountains to be close to the slopes.

Bill has peddled cars for Burt Chevy since 1964 but the dealer is been sold so every day Bill goes to work, he looks at the sign out front. He claims to have sold over 23,000 cars and still going. He was asked if he held the title of being the longest employee at Burt but he isn’t, he is real close though. Burt is now owned by John Elway. A little history of Burt Chevrolet and the Elway deal:

Bill had a ‘significant other’ Gail, whom passed away in 2012. Bill was brought into Sertoma by Bill Anderson, some 37 plus years ago, back in the days when we met at Wyatt’s cafeteria. He’s been a consistent and faithful doer of good deeds ever since. Listen to Bill Benton.mp3

Program:   John Vierthaler, wearing his own Badge this week, introduced Richard Nelson, an author that wrote a book about the history of East High School called “Flights of Angels: A History of Denver East High School 1874-2004”.

Richard is a native of Peetz, Colorado and graduated high school there with 14 other kids in 1958. He then attended DU with a degree in American History and Journalism. He then attended Adams State and in 1964, Dick went to East High School and taught there for 31 years.

What do Judy Collins, Douglas Fairbanks Sr., and `Happy' Haynes have in common? How about Sidney Sheldon, Jack Swigert, and Marilyn Van Derbur? All of them--together with Thomas Hornsby Ferrill, Don Cheadle, Steve and Bill McNichols, and three of the founding members of Earth, Wind, and Fire--attended East High School in Denver.

In the early days of East High School, students were challenged to aspire to an `Aristocracy of Service'. For more than 130 years, this school has turned out its share of celebrities, leading citizens, and thousands of productive young people into a world of challenge and opportunity.
Also, see this:    Listen to Richard Nelson.mp3

Upcoming programs:
Nov 21 – Richard Driscoll, Men and Women in Relationships
Dec 5 - Walter Davis, former NBA All Star
List of future programs        Past programs.pdf

Upcoming events:
Dec. 13th: Christmas party @ Buell Mansion
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Upcoming SOD list
Nov 21 – Rick Campbell
Dec 5 - Bob Buckland
Dec 12 - Glenn Combellick
Dec 19 - Jack Thompson
(BOD means Board of Dir. meeting)

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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Link to the Buell Mansion Photos:

Sertoma’s “Dual District” Website:

If you would like to volunteer or donate to a great cause: 
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10377 E. Geddes Avenue, Centennial, CO 80112
Phone: (303) 792-0729 | Fax: (303) 792-0744