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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....Nov 19, 2009
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith

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Quote:  Larry the Cable Guy “Inside every old person is a younger person wondering what happened”“Change is inevitable except from vending machines”

Guests:   Barney, the SOD today

Fines:   n/a

Bingo:  73 players and a deposit of $4,200

Announcements:  Bob Hogge and his family need our prayers at this sad time.

Please let Don Smith know when you attend another clubs meeting, district or regional convention or any other events that qualifies for attendance so I can get it listed on our attendance log. This is for “Perfect Attendance”

Norm gave details on picking up your Poinsettias, call him. Anne thanks all who purchased them.

Gus has outdone himself in a very short period of time. He had a hand out with details of our Christmas & 57th Anniversary Party Friday, December 11, 2009. Hand outs were passed out. The party will be held at Homewood Suites by Hilton, 7630 Shaffer Parkway, Littleton (just east of C-470, one block south of Ken Caryl). Reserve by Friday, December 4th space is limited to 60 people. Contact Gus 303 932-0415 NO presents but donations will be excepted for the Sponsorship Fund.

Tim said he attended the Wine Tasting Party Wrap up meeting. Net $41,246 and of that, $37,098 went to participating clubs.

Jim Rees says we have Club Directories now.

Rick Jacobus mentioned we need a couple volunteers to help read the Freedom Week essays which are due Dec 3rd. See Rick.

The club has been having the Annual Raffle sine 1982, now we have to decide if we want to keep it going. The problem: not enough ticket sales. SO, we will pass a sign-up sheet around to see how many of the members will buy a ticket for them self before we decide to go ahead with another raffle. So far, we don’t have enough signed up.

Will Martinez has King Soopers coupons.



Barney O’Grady honored us with the abbreviated version of his life story. He was born in Denver, attended several schools in the Littleton area and CSU for pre-med, then onto National College in Chicago, Illinois. Barney is a Chiropractor and has a private practice near Federal and Belleview. While attending St. Johns, he got to throw snowballs at the Governors car.

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Barney joined Arapahoe Sertoma in 1982 and brought his certificate in to see if he could get the blank lines filled in, like the date, and signed by the Membership Director, Rick Jacobus. Ed Bezjak was the President that year so both Ed and Rick were fined. Brad Bradford had something to do with him coming into the club also.

Barney has a wife, Ann, and 2 daughters, one of which was born during Dick Mason Presidency (what does this imply). Barney tried to join the Marines but didn’t have a good enough draft number. He also was a Gold Coat President. He mentioned something about loosing a coin flip to be President. Good job Barney.


Program:   Scott Manley introduced Kathalean Fieselman, a recipient of some of our funds and today, a representative of Freedom Service Dogs, along with her dog, Toby, a Golden Retriever.

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Mission: Our mission is to acquire and train dogs that have the potential to successfully undergo and complete the rigorous seven to ten month training that allows them to assist people with disabilities, thus increasing their independence and peace of mind.

We focus our efforts on donating these wonderful animals to disabled military veterans to help restore some normalcy to their difficult lives.

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Virtually all Freedom Service Dogs are rescued themselves from shelters. Those that do not fulfill all the comprehensive training requirements are found adoptive homes.

Our History:
FSD was founded in 1987 as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization by Michael and PJ Roche. Both Mike and PJ were active with Assistance Dogs International (ADI) when the assistance dog industry was just developing. The Roche’s worked diligently to transform FSD from a small, two person organization to one of the leading service dog training organizations in the country.

In early 2009, in recognition of the increasing number of “Wounded Warriors” that were returning from conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, FSD made the decision to concentrate its efforts on identifying deserving disabled veterans and matching them with a trained service dog companion. Most of these service men and women are young, and now have to endure a long lifetime with physical and mental disabilities that make their lives very difficult.

Over the years, FSD has rescued hundreds of dogs and has placed over 140 client-service dog teams. We are especially proud of our 100% success rate in placing dogs that do not become service dogs in adoptive homes.


Upcoming programs:


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                       Upcoming SOD list
Dec 3 - Regular Meeting – SOD Jim Perkins
Dec 10 - Regular Meeting – SOD John Pifer
Dec 17 - Regular Meeting – SOD Tim Pollak

Dec 3 - B Team
Dec 10 - C Team
Dec 17 - D Team

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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The weather forcast for this weekend falls someplace between the top picture and the bottom one.