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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW .... November 4, 2010
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith

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Quote:   “Light travels faster than sound… That’s why some people appear bright until you here them speak.” Larry the Cable)

Guests:    Amy, Randy Smith’s wife. (Randy lost the football bet and this is how he pays his debts??)

Fines:  Randy, for subjecting his wife to our group.

Announcements:   Phil Grimm had an unexpected surgery but is doing great.

Gus is at Hallmark, Lower & Quincy.

Christmas Party for the adults will be Friday, Dec. 10th from 5-9pm. Homewood Suites 7630 Shaffer Parkway, Littleton. $33 per person gets you Leslie’s gourmet of all Gourmets evening!.

See Tim if you need directories.

Glenn provided apples from his orchard to round out today’s menu.

Will Martinez has King Soopers coupons. The club receives 5% but only 4 people regularly use the service. The card is like a debit card so it’s easy to use.

Feb 4: Duel District Wine Tasting at the Hyatt Regency DTC. Cost $75.00
Feb 15: Freedom Week. NO CLUB LUNCH on Feb 17th.



Cliff Metsker was born south of Nashville, TN in 1951 Cliff’s mother flew back to the U.S. just so Cliff could be born an American. Cliff and his family lived in Saudi Arabia for his first six years. His dad was a pilot for Saudi Arabia's airline. He had an interesting childhood of ferrying back and forth between Tennessee and Saudi Arabia. After his father was laid off, his family packed up and moved to a very large cattle/dairy farm in the San Luis Valley after a brief stop in TN.

With a twin brother, another set of twins and two other siblings he and his family ran cattle, sheep and various dairy cows on a farm near Center, CO. Graduating from Center High School (which is still standing) he enrolled at CSU (Tractor Tech) – He played Football and Basketball to get his tuition paid. Upon graduation he moved to Dillon, Montana for 6 years and in 1980 went back to Center, CO. He said he really enjoyed the time in Montana.
He left the farm to work for the Marshall Management Produce Company and managed an implement company, he then sold out, got married to Mary in 1987 and moved to Denver (Littleton to be exact) and opened a State Farm insurance agency. He is now a broker/agent for Farm Bureau Insurance with offices in Lakewood and Broomfield. John Pifer signed him up.
Cliff has no children, but he does have 5 brothers and sisters. He has a twin brother who is a tall, goofy fellow that looks nothing like him. His mother is still alive at 93 and still driving but his dad passed away 2 years ago. He enjoys skiing, golfing, fishing and fine literature. There was no military; he said he would have made to big of a target.


Program:  Randy Smith introduced Mitchell Shapiro and David Carr from the Foundation for Sight & Sound. Mitchell wears a cochlear implant and is going blind but that hasn’t stopped him from seeking the most out of life. He is the President/CEO of the Foundation that helps those that can’t afford the high price of hearing devices. David is on the Board of the Foundation, has several offices in the NY City area and helps Mitchell get around on his speaking engagements and presentations. They were in the Denver area and through Randy Smith’s business, they were able to help some very fortunate people.

Our Mission:
The Foundation for Sight & Sound is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals affected by various visual and/or auditory challenges.
As a registered 501C3 not-for-profit organization, we fund our programs through limited private and public grants. In order to qualify for these grants, we need to provide direct services (and/or) engage in research that meets the specific mission of our organization. In addition, The FSS helps fill the economic gaps of other organizations who also share our vision.
All grants given to the FSS are channeled only to specific projects and not to an organization's general fund.
We are dedicated to creating a world where people with vision and/or hearing challenges can realize their full potential and live their lives with unlimited possibilities. Why should someone who is deprived of their hearing or sight also be deprived of their independence and quality of life?
Our Philosophy:
Education and inspiration are our building blocks. Attitude is everything. We believe the difference for many individuals who deal with hearing and visual challenges is having a positive attitude. Our goal is to assist those in need to live active and fulfilling lives.
The Foundation for Sight & Sound (FSS) takes a practical, project-by-project approach to improving the quality of life for the sensory challenged. We evaluate and fund existing and proposed solutions offered by experienced educators, scientists and service providers.
We identify special needs and help corporate and private benefactors make donations that count…gifts that directly support specific programs that tangibly change people’s lives for the better.
Sight and Sound … our two most precious senses.
They color our world with majestic landscapes and children's laughter. These two senses connect us to the world and the people around us.
Yet millions of Americans are legally blind and/or profoundly deaf and live in a world devoid of these pleasures. This is just part of the story, for visual and hearing loss are often partial, degenerative or intermittent, leaving millions with a diminishment of senses that impair their everyday functioning.
These conditions touch the lives of nearly all of us by association with a parent, a child, a loved one, a friend...
While the FSS stands for enhancing the quality of life for people facing vision and hearing challenges - regardless of their origin - it is important to note some of the main diseases and conditions that cause the loss of SIGHT & SOUND.
The Foundation for Sight & Sound is committed to helping the millions of Americans facing these, and many other conditions, too numerous to list: for the Foundation and for David’s web page.

To hear the program, click this: Mitchell & David.mp3

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