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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....November 17, 2016
This weeks Reporter- Don Smith

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Guests:   Alice Perkins, Jim’s wife: Bill Haigh from Platte Canyon & Littleton Sertomas; Monica Watts to introduce our program Bill Winn, along with Julianna Nelson from Friends of the Haven: and heather Savoca from Tennyson Center for Children to tell us about the Center for which they will received the toys donated at this year’s Christmas/Holiday party Dec. 20th.

FINES:  n/a

Birthdays:   n/a

Announcements:  Doug reported that he talked to Rev. Robinson this morning who has been in the hospital but is due to be out maybe today and returning to lunch in 2 weeks.

Broncos Last week’s winners were: Manley, Athey, Camelio & Fry.

Gary Athey is at it again, this time building a stand for the Banner.  Way to go Gary.

Bill Haigh from Platte Canyon Sertoma was here today to talk about Colorado Gives Day which is Dec. 6th. is a year-round, online giving website featuring more than 1,800 Colorado nonprofit organizations. Made possible by Community First Foundation since 2007, encourages charitable giving by providing comprehensive, objective and up-to-date information about Colorado nonprofits and an easy way to support them online. Community First Foundation’s tax ID is 51-0157964. All of the charities on are recognized by the Internal Revenue Service and the Secretary of State and are in good standing. Donations are tax deductible as charitable contributions to the full extent permitted by law.

Another way you can help his clubs is if you purchase items on and designate Platte Canyon Sertoma, they will give the club  .5% back (1/2 of 1%).  The program is called AmazonSmile  (see the link for details)

Listen to Bill Haigh.mp3 

As mentioned last week, we were able to get Heather Savoca from Tennyson Center for Children to come today and tell us about the Center and what they do to help children.

Tennyson Center for Children provides residential and therapeutic services, as well as a K-12 school, to Colorado children ages five to 18. The children are survivors of severe abuse or neglect, or have significant mental health or developmental issues. Tennyson Center is often seen as a last resort for children who have nowhere else to go, and they’ve been helping children for more than 112 years.
Listen to Heather Savoca.mp3

A sign-up sheet was passed around for the upcoming Christmas/Holiday at the Elks club and the date is Tuesday, Dec. 20th. For now it looks like it will start at 5:30 PM cocktails & 6:30 PM dinner followed by a DJ playing all your favorites and dancing. There will be a gathering of toys (un-wrapped) to be donated to Tennyson Center for Children (age group of about 8 to 12 years old). Toy value something like $10 to $15 and we hope to have more information soon on all the plans. Dinner for now looks like Chicken or Beef and maybe a Vegie plate, all served by the Ladies of the Elks Club. Cost looks like $20 per person. All Friends, Family and Relatives are invited; we would like to see maybe 80 to 100 in attendance. The theme of this years party is……FUN.

There will NOT be a regular lunch that week, Dec. 22nd.

Remember, if you bring in a new member and he stays 6 months, you get Free Dues - per new member for a quarter. A couple members just qualified for this perk.


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Sertoman of the Day:    Today, Chad Kasson got to tell us his life story for the first time. Chad was born 1974 in Columbus, Ohio As a child the family moved to a historic area in Chicago. In 1992 the family moved to Colorado and Chad graduated from Chatfield High in 1993. In 2015 Chad took his wife by the old house and met the people that just bought it and they invited him in so he told his story of living there to them.

Chad went to enlist in the Navy but they wanted him in the nuclear program but he didn’t like that idea so he went to CU and their Navy ROTC program in nursing but he didn’t really like being around sick people after volunteering at a hospital. He then did some traveling and odd jobs but at 26 he went back to school and graduated from MSU in Denver. He met his wife there and lives in the Littleton area. Chad is a CPA, working at the same company that Mason retired from…..Mason brought him into the club. Listen to Chad Kasson.mp3

Program:  Bob Buckland introduced Monica Watts (from Dry Creek Sertoma) who then introduced our program, Bill Winn. Bill was the Front Range District Service to Mankind winner this year and also, our club’s Foundation donated $1,000 to Bill’s program, Friends of the Haven.  Bill brought Julianna Nelson to run the projector and video, she is the Executive Director at Haven.

Bill got involved after he retired in 2005 and seeing what his wife was doing with the babies at the Haven, he thought he could help. They were donating their own funds to buy items for the babies and decided to make the organization a 501c3 and be able to write off the expenses.


Providing Help and Hope from Addiction in Denver, Colorado
THE HAVEN and ADULT OUTPATIENT SERVICES provide safe and empowering environments where women can recover from addictions and co-occurring disorders and become self-sufficient, confident, and productive members of the community.

FRIENDS OF THE HAVEN is a separate 501c3 providing financial, in-kind, and volunteer support to the Haven.

Putting lives back on track and keeping families together

The Haven programs, located in Denver, Colorado are intensive residential Modified Therapeutic Community (MTC) addictions treatment programs for adult women struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. The Haven programs provide a compassionate, stable, safe, and drug free environment to allow women to overcome the behaviors that led them to a lifestyle of addiction. Women are given an opportunity to learn different ways to cope with their feelings and are taught how to make appropriate and healthy choices. The Haven programs are licensed by the Colorado Division of Behavioral Health and were founded in 1992.        Listen to Bill Winn.mp3

Upcoming programs and events :
Dec 20 – Christmas Party.

Sertoma Calendar--Updated October 3, 2016.pdf

List of future programs        Past programs.pdf     Club history

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Upcoming SOD list
Dec 1 – John Laudermilk
Dec 8 – Mike Magee & BOD
Dec 15 – Scott Manley
Dec 22 – Jack Marshall
Dec 29 – Dick Mason

(BOD means Board Of Dir. meeting)

Index of when you were the SOD

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Soaring Valor (Short Film)

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Promotion video: Helping People With Hearing Problems in Englewood, CO

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

Mark Hardcastle  I Had A Paintbox