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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW .... November 7, 2013
This weeks Reporter- Don Smith

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Guests:   Doug Harder introduced his neighbor, Chad Knoth who looks like he might be joining the club; Rev. Robinson introduced Bryn Boyer

Fines: The “King” caused such a commotion with his long winded diatribe that he and I believe the “Rev” were both fined.

Announcements   Several dates that will cause us to NOT HAVE A MEETING:
Nov. 28th, Dec 26th & Jan 2nd. Please don’t show up expecting to find all your friends here.

Tim Pollak pitched his wife’s sorority’s Christmas Tree tour at a private residence in Castle Rock as a fund raising event for the sorority. Dec. 14th from noon to 4pm at a cost of $10. See Tim if interested.

Tim has the new Directories available, if you need one see Tim. He also mentioned some details about the Charity Walk in Tucson, AZ and the upcoming walk here.

I’m almost afraid to mention it but “The King” reminded us of the upcoming Club Christmas Party to be held at the Buell Mansion (again) on Dec. 13th and the cost has gone up to $49.50 per person due to (wait for it)…..Obama Care………..don’t ask. It is a BYOB event but DON’T BRING RED WINE or you will have to pull up the very expensive carpet. The event starts at 6pm for drinkies. Orian will provide the mixes for you. 7pm is eaties time.

The Englewood Chamber of Commerce Awards Luncheon was held last week and one of the honorees was our own Ken Kelley.

Scott shared several “puns” he got from Magee: “A cartoonist was found dead in his home, details are sketchy”. “I used to be a banker but I lost interest”. “England doesn’t have a kidney bank but it does have a Liverpool”. “They told me I had type A blood but it was a type O”.
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Birthday announcement is for Don Smith.

Remember, if you bring in a new member and he stays 6 months, you get Free Dues - per new member for a quarter.


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Sertoman of the Day:    John Vierthaler stepped up to the plate to be the SOD today since Jack Thompson wasn’t able to make the meeting. John got so caught up in telling us his story that he almost didn’t leave time for the Program.

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Is John wearing Jack Thompson's badge? Click on photo to reveal name

John was born in 1941, the son of Immigrants. His Father is from Austria and fought in WWI for the Kaiser. His mother was from the Austria-Hungarian Empire. They both immigrated to Pittsburgh, PA independently and met while they lived there. John was born in Pittsburgh and grew up on the Ohio River.
John went to Aspen Wall HS in Aspen Wall, PA. it was torn down about 10 years after he graduated. John went on to Grove City College in Grove City, PA., a private college founded by the heirs of the Sun Oil Company. It is a very independent college.

In 1963, he was in Air Force ROTC because they had mandatory military service and paid $30 a month. Graduated with a commission as a 2nd Lt. Spent 3 years in Atlanta, "defending our nation". Went to Law School at Emery University in Atlanta, GA at night. Got out of the military and transferred all his credits to the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Law and graduated a year later. Worked for Alcoa as a corporate attorney. Later went to work for his father-in-law. By this time he was up to three kids. The family used to come up to Colorado to ski. After four years of trips, Brenda, his wife, convinced John to move to Colorado. He moved out with two adults, three kids, two dogs, and two cats. (They lost one of their cats in Russell, Kansas).

John worked for Bill Malone who inducted him to the club in October of 1980. He opened his own office after leaving Bill's firm. He has been in the same office at the corner of Wadsworth and Bowles for the past 22 years. John does estates and trusts, real estate, small business and civil law.

Brenda passed away about 9 years ago and he is still single. He farms for a hobby, tents dry land and raises horses and chases coyotes on horseback for fun. Name of the farm is “Four Valley Farm” because in Austrian his name translates into "four valleys". Listen to John Vierthaler.mp3

Program:  Multitalented John Vierthaler introduced a good friend and neighbor of his, Bill McMahon. Bill is a representative for orthopedic equipment and also is in the operating room assisting the surgeon with the proper fit of the implants.

Bill was in the Navy as a Yeoman and after his tour in the late sixties, he got into the orthopedic field. Back then the reps would sell a wide range of equipment for knees, hip, spine etc. but each field has specialized to the point that he now only does knee and hip. The knowledge of orthopedics as doubled about every 2-1/2 years for the last 40 + years.

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Listen to Bill McMahon.mp3

Upcoming programs:
Nov 14 – Dick Nelson, DPS sports through the years

Nov 21 – Richard Driscoll, Men and Women in Relationships
Dec 5 - Walter Davis, former NBA All Star
List of future programs        Past programs.pdf

Upcoming events:
Dec. 13th: Christmas party @ Buell Mansion
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Upcoming SOD list
Nov 14 – Bill Benton
Nov 21 – Rick Campbell
Dec 5 - Bob Buckland
Dec 12 - Glenn Combellick
Dec 19 - Jack Thompson
(BOD means Board of Dir. meeting)

Click here for a printable version PDF             Club's 50yr Proclamation
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Sertoma Application form: app.pdf       Recruiting Manual     
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