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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW .... October 20, 2011
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith

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Guests:  n/a

Fines:   Other than a late arrival or two, Tommy was praised for having the banner up.

Announcements:  NOTE: No LUNCH at the Elks next week, instead, the Englewood Chamber is having their annual Service Club luncheon at the Meridian, located at 3455 South Corona Street (& E. Hampden Ave.), Englewood, CO (303) 761-0300 . Be there by 11:15am Tuesday, Oct 25th. Jim Rees is honored as this year’s Arapahoe Sertoma’n of the Year, along with other service clubs in the area. Club is paying cost.

Randy Smith mentioned that on Nov. 2nd, the Foundation for Sight and Sound, with Randy’s help, are presenting 15 sets of hearing aids and the club is invited to attend, but, schedule your visit with Randy, he can’t have the whole club show up at once.

Bob Buckland is putting together a trip to the Denver Aquarium Nov. 17th with a private, guided tour starting at 11am, followed by lunch at the on-site Landry’s restaurant. There is no charge for the tour and he is working on free parking and a cut in the price at Landry’s. A sign-up sheet was passed.

Scott Manley is asking for all volunteer hours worked to be given to him so he can submit it on his next quarterly report to International. Let him now soon.

Kids Xmas party is scheduled for Dec. 22nd. More to follow.

The enthusiastic Jim Rees 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.



Dick Laskey was born 8-15-48 in Detroit Michigan, he says he enjoyed the area as a young lad but not now, it’s just not the same. His grandfather was a dentist who worked on notables such as Race Beamer of early radio fame and baseball Hall of Famer Ty Cobb.


His high school is closed and his rivers were the Detroit & Rusch rivers. Dick joined Sertoma in 1980 and has served in many of the club offices including President (Gold Coat) in 1986, Treasurer, etc. plus the highly regarded position of Bingo Captain.

Dick has been married to Linda since 1970 (that’s 41 years) and they have a daughter and a son plus two grandkids. He earned an accounting degree at Kalamazoo U. and moved to Colorado in 1973 when he heard CPA’s were needed in the Denver area. He came out to visit a collage friend and got a job. Dick had no military.

Listen to Dick Laskey .mp3

Program:   Peter Pauwels introduced Randy Hampton; DOW merger w/State Parks & Black Bears.

The Colorado Division of Wildlife and Colorado State Parks would merge into a new agency under one board and one administration on July 1 under legislation that will soon be submitted to the General Assembly, Gov. John Hickenlooper told a joint meeting of the Colorado Wildlife Commission and the State Parks Board today.

Addressing the joint meeting in the Hunter Education building on the Division of Wildlife campus, the Governor said the merger is part of his overall effort to make state government more effective and efficient. He recalled that in the 1960s and early 1970s, Colorado's state parks and wildlife programs were once managed by a single agency.

Randy started out with a brief talk about the new merger between the Division of Wildlife and Colorado State Parks. 14 of the 40 plus parks were possibly going to be shut down due to budget constraints and the DOW is a revinue producing department.


Living with Bears in Colorado
Welcome to the Colorado Division of Wildlife’s Living with Bears online resource center. You’ll find lots of information on living, vacationing, and spending time outdoors in bear country. Plus, practical guidelines that will help you do your part to prevent human-bear conflicts, and keep bears wild.

Today, bears are sharing space with a growing human population. Curious, intelligent, and very resourceful, black bears will explore all possible food sources. If they find food near homes, campgrounds, vehicles, or communities, they’ll come back for more. Bears will work hard to get the calories they need, and can easily damage property, vehicles, and homes. Bears that become aggressive in their pursuit of an easy meal must often be destroyed.

Every time we’re forced to destroy a bear, it’s not just the bear that loses. We all lose a little piece of the wildness that makes Colorado so special. So please, get the information you need, and share it with your friends, neighbors, and community. If you need more, we’re here to help!

     Listen to RandyHampton.mp3      View his presentation: Conflict Bears 2011.pdf


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Upcoming SOD list

Oct 27 - No meeting At Elks
Nov 3 – Regular Meeting – SOD Scott Manley
Nov 10 – Regular Meeting – SOD & BOD Will Martinez
Nov 17 – Trip to Aquarium, no SOD
Nov 24 is Thanksgiving

(BOD means Board of Dir. meeting)

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