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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....Nov 16, 2017
This weeks Reporter- Don Smith

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Guests:  Alice Perkins, Jim’s wife

FINES:  Randy Smith and John Vierthaler for conducting club business while the Chair is talking.

B-days this month: Phil Grimm, Dick Mason, Orian Hunter and Don Smith

Foundation News:  The Foundation still has a cemetery plot or two for sale. They are located at Chapel Hill Cemetery. If interested, contact one of the Foundation members or me ( ) and I will forward your contact to one of them.

Announcements:  Rick Jacobus will be picking up the Freedom Week essay’s and will need readers (not eye glass type readers). He would like to get it all done in one day so if you are interested, see Rick on date and time. Freedom Week will be Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at Pine Hurst CC. There will NOT be a regular lunch that Thursday.

Orian announced he has a sign-up sheet being passed around for the up-coming Christmas Party Sunday, Dec. 10th at Lone Tree Golf Club. Cost to be determined and time is believed to be 6pm.

Pat announced Sertoma International sent us a check for $2,500 to be deposited into our Sponsorship Fund. This comes from the International Foundation fund that we had invested in years ago.

It was discussed at the Board Meeting that some of the committees and their chairman don’t know what to do or who is on the committees. This will be discussed at a meeting in the near future but we all need to be pro-active and find out what committee we on and what it does, who the chairman is and how you can contribute to the Club. I have heard from some of you that there is a lack of interest because no one helps you or gives you guidance. Speak up if you need help or don’t know what committee you’re on, this club is about YOU so be part of it. When the current slate of Officers were being put together, some of you said you would be their 2nd in command… you remember who you are or who you are supporting?

Also discussed was what to do with some of the items that were to be raffled off at the last Chamber event we had, like an Alexa device, a leaf blower and other misc. stuff. We will have an auction at the next meeting, the week after Thanksgiving so bring some money and, if you want to practice your auctioneering skills, we will put you to the test. This is why there will not be a SOD that week.

Last week’s Bronco pool winners: Fry x2, Miley & Schillo. (Bill came up short $3 last week)
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Sertoman of the Day:    Don Smith was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1946. His parents were both Colorado natives and were transferred back to the Denver area six months later.

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Don Smith was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1946. His parents were both Colorado natives and were transferred back to the Denver area six months later.

After the Navy tour, Don went to work in Southern California as an assembly line worker for a company that made metal desks, then Orange County Communications and then worked for a rock, sand and gravel company. Due to back pain from an automobile accident 3 years earlier, he packed up the family and moved to Nebraska were he did land leveling for a couple years before going to tech school to learn electronics. After school, he worked for King Radio in Kansas.

Don started working for the railroads in 1980 when he hired on with the ATSF in Emporia, KS. In 1984, he transferred to Pueblo and worked there until his job was abolished. He ended up quitting the Santa Fe and worked briefly at CFI Steel Mill in Pueblo, then with the D&RGW RR. In 1993, he was laid off and 4 months later, was hired by the BN (BNSF) in Denver and had been there until his retirement Sep. 2nd, 2012. 2 months later he turned 65 so is now both retired and on the government’s health plan (Medicare).

Don married #3 (Jean) in 1996, she gets credit for the look and feel of our web page and newsletter. His current hobbies are dirt bike riding, sometimes with McKim, driving the trains at Tiny Town (no more) in the summer and driving a pick-up van for Project C.U.R.E. He is now making some contacts so he can do a little flying. Mike Ballew brought him into the club about 21 years ago.

Program: Tim Pollak introduced Chris Weiss, Development Director of Second Wind Fund.
Helping Children & Youth at Risk of Suicide

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While other suicide prevention organizations offer broad suicide prevention education and awareness, Second Wind Fund offers actual treatment services to at-risk children and youth. Second Wind Fund has built an innovative program to match children and youth ages 19 and younger, who are at risk of suicide, with a licensed therapist in their local community.

Referrals are typically made by school mental health staff (School Counselors, Social Workers or Psychologists) and sometimes by other mental health professionals. Home schooled youth or those no longer attending school are also eligible. If the referred youth is at risk for suicide and does not have adequate insurance or the means to pay for the necessary mental health treatment, the cost of therapy is paid for by Second Wind Fund.

We believe that all communities and people are affected by suicide and that open, honest communication about the pervasiveness of suicide is critical to reducing its incidence.        Listen to Chris Weiss.mp3

Upcoming programs and events :

Sertoma Area Calendar--Calendar-Updated.pdf

Arapahoe Calendar:
Dec 7 - Christine Hoefler, Colorado Dept. of Health and Environment. 
(about the VW settlement)
Dec 10 – Club Christmas party at Lone Tree Golf Club.
Dec 14 - Todd McPherson Integrated Family, Development Coordinator
Feb 20 – Freedom Week, NO LUNCH ON Feb 22.

List of future programs        Past programs.pdf     Club history

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Upcoming SOD list
Nov 30 – NO SOD
Dec 7 – Randy Smith
Dec 14 – Simpson St Fort
Dec 21 – Bob Stein
Dec 28 - Jack Thompson

(BOD means Board Of Dir. meeting)
Index of when you were the SOD

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     
Arapahoe Sertoma letter head

Sign the Pledge 
How to sign the Pledge

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A Movie with Grandpa video
Soaring Valor (Short Film)

Links to the
Club Photos Have moved:

Click here for photos

2017-2018 Officers list.txt
The club’s Facebook page:

Jeff Carter, helicopter pilot who crashed during fire fighting operations. 
The links to the video are here:   Part 1    Part 2.

Erik Hebert from New Beginnings Recovery Center in Littleton: pt-1  & pt-2

Melissa Hellmuth of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) CASA pt-1  & CASA pt-2

Doug Jackson (Project C.U.R.E) at Arapahoe Sertoma 2017

A-1 Scuba and Craig Hospital Program:

Harvey Le Cato presenting banner video:

Jack Farland speaks to Arapahoe Sertoma

Arapahoe Sertoma promo with Bob Stein

John Pifer SOD

Arapahoe Sertoma at go-kart track  

Volunteering With Sertoma by Anthony Prichard

Helping People With Hearing Problems In Englewood, CO by Anthony Prichard