Logo       Don Smith
THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....Oct 11, 2007
This weeks Reporter-Sterling Cain

 Who has a good voice?   Dowdey    Rev. Jim

Guests: David Ferszt, guest of Sterling Cain

Fines:  A fifty cent fine to Vierthaler for interrupting the SOD with Philly trivia passed unanimously.
And a couple automatic fines for not wearing badge

Announcements:  We had a motion to fine Shillo for going on vacation and somehow being responsible for the disappearance of the purple napkins when the Rockies are in the playoffs.

Bingo: 116 players and we had a $5665 deposit. It was a successful night. They have a new computer system in the back office that is very easy to use. B Team is up tomorrow night. Please be there early.

Stumpy will be out until mid-November. He will need someone to step up and help out with bingo. Contact him if you would be willing to help out.

Phil Grim passed out a list of needed auction items for the silent auction next spring.

George Hannes brought up that Applebee’s Restaurant will do charity breakfasts. They cook, but you must serve up the food and clean up afterwards. They charge the club $2.00 and you sell tickets for about $7.00. This is the one at Wadsworth and Belleview.

Mike Magee will have new King Soopers coupons next week.

October 29 th… Monday night football game. We have 12 people signed up and we need another 8 to 10.

We had a presentation of an award to Bob Stein for taking first place in the handicap flight in the annual golf tournament for hitting a net 64.

Jim Perkins announced that the accounting software has incorrect dues amounts for several of the life members. Please review the invoices that were passed out and if the amount is wrong please contact Jim.

Fall district conference this Saturday morning at 7:30.

Birthdays this month: Bill Benton and Freddy Downs.

Tim Pollack still has a case of entertainment books that need to be moved. Make sure you pick them up after the meetings.

Sterling Cain (yours truly) received an award of a plastic grocery bag full of recovered golf balls for being the first annual recipient of the Lost Ball Award for the tournament player with the worst score. (he said he would loose them with pride)


Nick Morrone: Nick was born 1934 in South Philly. He went to the South Philly School for Boys, which was separated from the School for Girls by a line in the hallway. He went to Penn State.

His career was in research and development which lead to a job with Johns Manville. He moved with them to Denver when they moved in 1972. He retired in 1993. His wife is Nina and they have been married 49 years. She is a R.N. He has two sons and a daughter and several grandchildren (sorry Nick, I couldn’t type quick enough to keep up with their names).

The amazing thing about the South Philly School is that it was a source for many great entertainers, sports figures, singers and actors.

He grew up on the Delaware River and the Skulkill River. The reporter had to check the spelling of the name of that last river.

For military service he spent 6 years in the army reserve.

He has been in Sertoma 10 years and was brought in by Kirk Han and Dick Sorenson.

Program:  Program Director: Cliff Metsker introduced Val Purser who works for Arapahoe County Community Resources. Community Resources assists needy individuals and builds strong communities through the cooperation of the citizens of Arapahoe County and the local, state and federal governments that fund the department's varied activities. The department manages a budget of 25 million dollars annually.

Community Resources has six divisions. Each division provides a different and unique array of services to citizens ranging from employment and training services to assisting with down payment and closing costs on a first home. Each of the divisions aids the community and its residents in becoming stronger pieces of the Arapahoe County mosaic. The six divisions are Administrative Services, Arapahoe/Douglas Works!, Colorado State University, Housing and Community Development Services, Judicial Services and Senior Resources (this is probably of the most interest to most of the audience). Another area is The 50+ and Fabulous Workforce Center offers a variety of workshops and employment fairs to help those over 50 years of age. (there is hope for us yet).

You can find out more information at: http:\\ww.co.arapahoe.co.us/Departments/CS

NOTE: I have added a picture of speaker Paul Mott and Idi Amin. Paul spoke to us 2 weeks ago. See the Sep 27 newsletter.

  Bob Stein (carmop)  Dick Mason   Joe Geers


       On the calendar .. www.arapahoe-sertoma.org/cal.htm

Sertoma Application form: app.pdf



Oct 12 - B Team
Oct 19 -  C Team
Oct 26 - D Team
Nov 2 - E Team
Nov 9 - A Team
Nov 16 - B Team
Nov 23 - C Team
Nov 30 - D Team
Dec 7 - E Team



Oct 18 - Regular Meeting - SOD - Nelson
Oct 25 - Regular Meeting - SOD - O’Grady
Nov 1 - Regular Meeting - SOD - Perkins
Nov 8 - Regular Meeting - SOD - Pifer
Nov 13 - Board of Directors meeting - 6 p.m. All members welcome
Nov 15 - Regular Meeting - SOD - Pollak

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   Editors notes:    
If you want an electronic copy of the Roster,    send me an e-mail.     donny46@comcast.net

Movie review:

Anyone see a good movie lately?


This is a reminder email that the next Soap Box Derby meeting will be on Weds. October 10, 2007 at 6:30 pm at Jerry Stander's Collision Works.  The address is 3900 Norwood Dr in Littleton.  There is a map on his web site which is www.standers.com.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

The Sertoma Mile High Soap Box Derby meet the 2nd Weds. of every month.

Subject: LIVE LIFE

A friend of mine opened his wife's underwear drawer and picked up a silk paper wrapped package:

"This", he said "isn't any ordinary package."

He unwrapped the box and stared at both the silk paper and the box.

"She got this the first time we went to New York , 8 or 9 years ago. She has never put it on and was saving it for a special occasion. Well, I guess this is it. He got near the bed and placed the gift box next to the other clothing's he was taking to the funeral home. His wife had just died. He turned to me and said,

"Never save something for a special occasion. Every day in your life is a special occasion."

I still think those words changed my life.

Now I read more and clean less. I sit on the porch without worrying about anything. I spend more time with my family and less at work.

I understand that life should be a source of experience to be lived up to, not survived through. I no longer keep anything. I use crystal glasses every day. I'll wear new clothes to go to the supermarket, if I feel like it.

I don't save my special perfume for special occasions, I use it whenever I want to. The words "Someday..." and "One Day..." are fading away from my dictionary. If it's worth seeing, listening or doing, I want to see, listen or do it now.

I don't know what my friend's wife would have done if she knew she wouldn't be there the next morning. This nobody can tell. I think she might have called her relatives and closest friends.

She might call old friends to make peace over past quarrels. I'd like to think she would go out for Chinese, her favorite food. It's these small things that I would regret not doing, if I knew my time had come.

I would regret it, because I would no longer see the friends I would meet, letters that I wanted to write.. "One of these days".

I would regret and feel sad, because I didn't say to my brother and sisters, son and daughters, not enough times at least, how much I love them.

Now, I try not to delay, postpone or keep anything that could bring laughter and joy into our lives.

And on each morning, I say to myself that this could be a special day.

Each day, each hour, each minute, is special.

If you got this, it's because someone cares for you and because, probably, there's someone you care about.

If you're too busy to send this out to other people and you say to yourself that you will send it "One of these days" , remember that "One day" is far away... or may never come.