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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....November 6, 2008
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith

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Quote of the Day:    “It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.” Ronald Reagan

Guests:    None

Fines:  None

Announcements:    Bob Hogge has King Soopers cards for sale. The club gets 5% return.

Doug has the new Entertainment books for $25. Only 10 left

George said the Breakfast hosting is a go at Applebee’s at Wadsworth and Belleview. Date March 14 th. Also, think about volunteering for the Salvation Army, they need help and not just bell ringing. 303 866-9280

Correction: Possible BINGO opportunity should be able to make $1,300 per session or $2.600 per night if both shifts worked by us.

Nick mentioned this years Christmas (adult) party here at the Elks club Dec 19 th a Friday, $20/head. Kids here Dec 23 rd, a Tuesday.

Board meeting next Tuesday. NO MEETING DEC 18 TH OR DEC 25 TH.

New membership contest. Carl has the rules.

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Jim Perkins graced us today as our SOD. He broke from tradition by telling stories but here is the scoop on him.   Jim was born in Warrior, Alabama in 1946, 34 years to the day after Sertoma International was founded.

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Jim has lived in Denver since 1950. He attended Abraham Lincoln High School. It is, of course, still standing.

He is a self proclaimed sports nut.  His 2 best sports were bowling and golf, the problem being for either game, the scores were the same. No matter what he was involved in, he always tried too hard to be the best. It could be sports, board games, boy scouts, bible class or any group activity.

He has been married twice, now married to Alice. He has two children. His son served in Iraq but is now back home, he is scheduled to retire soon. His daughter is Joe Dowdey's neighbor. Jim has seven grandkids.

Jim worked summers at Elitch, until he wrecked their train. He then worked at the Colorado Department of Highways as a data “collector”, which was a bit more along the lines of a data “modifier”. He then went on to work as a cabinet maker.

Jim’s final, and main career was for Norgan (sp?) where he started as a sub assembler. He worked his way up to be the product manager for the Americas and the Pacific Rim. While working at Norgan he was able to finish his degree and went on to complete an MBA. Then, on March 10th, 1993 he fell down icy steps while attending a trade show in Chicago. He suffered a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, which rendered him paraplegic. He continued to work for Norgan, retiring in 1998.

Jim joined the Arapahoe Sertoma Club in 2003. He was brought into the club by Joe Dowdey.

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Program:   Scott Manley introduced Sheriff Deputy Jim Brendle and Gordon Newenfeldt. The officers are here to day to talk about Identity Theft.

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Identity theft is running rampant. It seems there's another story about it in the news every day.

Facts About Identity Theft

  • It is estimated that as many as 750,000 people nationwide become victims of identity theft each year [Denver Post, 1/23/03].
  • Identity theft is the biggest and fastest growing consumer problem in the state, according to the Colorado attorney general's office.
  • Colorado is ranked 5th nationwide in the number of identity theft complaints to the Federal Trade Commission.
  • Victims of identity theft spend approximately 500 hours and $1,000 of their own money trying to amend their credit reports, deal with their creditors and work with law enforcement.
  • Identity theft is not merely a crime among the elderly; it is a crime that can affect anyone: lawyers, professional athletes, celebrities ... even deputies.
  • In 2006, Governor Bill Owens signed HB 06-1326, making identity theft a crime in Colorado  a class 4 felony with up to six years in prison upon conviction. Investigator Chris Nelson of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office testified before the state house on the bill and worked with State Representative Bill Crane to develop it.  

So you should check your credit report regularly. You'll find out if someone has opened credit accounts in your name. Unfortunately, credit reporting agencies charge about $10 per report.

Well, everybody in the country is entitled to a free report. You can view what's in your file at each of the three nationwide agencies.

You can obtain your free report once a year. www.annualcreditreport.com

www.optout.com    http://www.ftc.gov/privacy/protect.shtm    http://opt-out.cdt.org/

http://www.co.jefferson.co.us/sheriff/sheriff_T62_R28.htm    www.jeffcosheriff.com Go here for all kinds of information.

A lot of other good info is on our own web page. Click on the Links tab and look for Consumer Bulletin and  Fraud Alert . The info there comes fromDistrict Attorney for the 18 th Judicial District, Carol Chambers.

 
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Upcoming programs:
November 13-Frank Novachek-Hydrogen as a Automotive Fuel
November 20-Dean Cottington-God Bless America
November 27-Thanksgiving
 
 
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Nov 11 - Board Meeting
Nov 13 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Barney O’Grady
Nov 20 - Regular Meeting - SOD – John Pifer
Nov 27 - Thanksgiving day. NO MEETING
Dec   4 - Regular Meeting - SOD – Jim Rees
Dec   9 - Board Meeting
Dec 11 - Regular Meeting - SOD –Jim Robinson
Dec 18 - Regular Meeting - SOD –Norm Schillo

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