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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....Oct 18, 2007
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith
 

    Schillo    Campbell

Guests: Phil Grimm introduced Joe Dowdey’s guest (since Joe was absent) Bill Smyth, a charter member of Arapahoe Sertoma.

Mike Ballew introduced Diana Milne and Lois Kemerling from Dry Creek Sertoma. They were here to pitch their Personalized Santa Letters again this year and a wine tasting party. For more info, contact Dry Creek Sertoma. They are also celebrating the club’s 15 th anniversary. It was also mentioned that they have a bunch of old papers and things from Dick Mills archives to get rid of, some good history of the clubs.

Fines:   Bezjak fined table one for having a guest (Bill Smyth). Dean Hiss played Sgt-at-arms.

Announcements:  Pastor Jim Robinson is hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit at Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree, Colorado.  His heart stopped beating Wednesday morning for an unknown period of time before paramedics arrived to transport him to the hospital.  His condition is critical.  It is unknown at this time whether he suffered any neurological damage.  The doctors have sedated him and medically cooled his body to promote healing.  It will be 72 hours before his neurological status can be accurately determined.  Please keep Jim, Vicki, and the family in your thoughts and prayers.   

The hospital is unable to take telephone calls regarding Jim's condition.  We will provide an update on his condition via e-mail this weekend or early next week.

B-Team had about 90 players and deposited around $4,200. Not a great night but then the Rockies were playing that night. Hopefully this week will be better. C-Team is up and replacements be sure to show up. Kirk Hon promised to be there.

Subs and dates (if needed): Benton-11/16 & 12/28, Schillo-11/9 & 12/7, Geers-10/19 & 12/28,

Enslow-12/4, Harder-11/30, Morrone-11/2, Grimm-10/26 & 11/23 Captains will call you if you are needed.

Nick passed around the Monday Night Football sign up sheet again.

Dick Enslow tried to get out of presenting the trophy to Mike Ballew on the notion that there wasn’t a camera there to record the blesses event. Ops, Don had his brand new digital there to record the moment. Then it was mentioned that Mr. Campbell hasn’t brought the trophy in so we will have to wait until next week.


SERTOMAN OF THE DAY: 

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 college in Illinois. Barney is a Chiropractor and has a private practice near Federal and Bellview.

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.

Barney has a wife 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. Good job Barney.

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.

Barney has a wife 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. Good job Barney.


Program:  Cliff filled in for John Vierthaler and introduced David Nickum, Executive Director for Colorado Trout Unlimited, who came to tell us some information about the Roan Plateau. If you have been paying attention to the news here in Colorado, there is some controversy about the drilling for natural gas and the damage it can cause to the environment and wildlife.

The mission of Trout Unlimited is to conserve, protect, and restore Colorado’s coldwater fisheries and watersheds. With that in mind, they are concerned about the damage that could be done to the area by all the vehicles, the building of roads, the noise and possible pollution that could endanger the water, fish and wildlife in the area, let alone the eye sore to the native landscape.

The Roan Plateau planning area includes approximately 74,000 acres – 35,000 above the rim and 39,000 below the rim. Of that area, 56,000 acres are part of the former Naval Oil Shale Reserves No. 1 and 3. The area lays over reserves of natural gas – estimates of recoverable gas range from 400 BCF (using USGS data & methods) to 15.4 TCF (BLM’s estimate).

A blogger wrote the following: “It was never beautiful, not even to prairie dogs. Most of the land was so poor that little animals couldn’t even make a living there unless they were snakes. The land wasn’t good for much but growing sage brush.” - blogger “ Sharon”

In part, it is true, there are some areas that resemble the above statement but there is also a vast amount of lush forest, streams, waterfalls, shale cliffs, wildlife etc., as evident by the photos David showed.

In Garfield County alone, some 1,500 leases will be issued this year – with an expected 15,000 wells to be drilled in the next decade. 95% of BLM lands outside the Roan Plateau are already leased.

  • There is a backlog of sites planned for development: of 34 million acres of public lands leased for oil and gas development in the Rockies, only 32% is producing oil or gas.
  • Under BLM’s proposal, Roan accounts for only 10% of government revenue from leasing in Garfield County; the top of the plateau only accounts for 1%.
Myth #6 - The "1%"
Limit "BLM has been sensitive to the concerns …. the plan will be phased in over 20 years, ensuring that no more than 1% of the plateau's top is disturbed at a time."

What Counts - and What Doesn't?

  • 1% does include roads, pipelines, and pads for producing wells (pre-reclamation)
  • 1% does NOT include existing roads (259 miles of them) and disturbances
  • 1% does NOT include “exploratory” wells and associated development
  • 1% does NOT include areas that meet the (very modest) 2-year reclamation requirements
  • There is a need for our natural resources and groups like Trout Unlimited are not necessarily against development, they just want it done in a responsible and thoughtful manor. http://www.cotrout.org


      n/a  Mabe Downey    Nick Morrone

     

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

    Sertoma Application form: app.pdf

     

    BINGO

    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 25 - Regular Meeting - SOD - Nelson
    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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