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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW .... October 24, 2013
This weeks Reporter- Don Smith

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Guests:   Doug Harder introduced his neighbor, Chad Knoth; Tim Pollak introduced his wife Ruth; Rev. Robinson introduced Bryn Boyer

Fines: Jack Marshall was fined for not knowing how to start the song: Tim was fined for subjecting his wife to such a motley group: Table One for talking: Dick Enslow for discussing business.

Announcements   Several dates that will cause us to NOT HAVE A MEETING: Oct 29th, Nov. 28th, Dec 26th & Jan 2nd. Please don’t show up expecting to find all your friends here.

Ruth Pollak came for two reasons: One was to be Tim’s Chauffer and the other was to pitch her sorority’s Christmas Tree tour at a private residence in Castle Rock as a fund raising event.

A vote was taken regarding if the club would hold a Children’s Christmas party this year. The decision rendered says we will skip this year’s party.

Jim Rees gave an update on the King Soopers program. We need more support from the club to keep it going. Many thanks to Leslie Young, she is one of our strongest participants.

Scott read a Thank You from the Salvation Army for the clubs donation to the flood relief effort. He also showed off the new Early Bird badge that needs to be sewn onto the banner (thanks to Jim Rees for getting us qualified). Any takers?

Englewood Chamber of Commerce Awards Luncheon is Oct. 29th a Tuesday so we are canceling our regular meeting on the 31st. We have about 24 signed up. We will be honoring Ken Kelley.

Scott shared a few quotes from Confucius:

Birthday announcement is for Jack Thompson but he wasn’t present.

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:    Bob Stein is a Denver native, is the oldest of five kids and has been up here since 1974, giving his life history. Bob is married to Diane with about 49 years under his belt, has one daughter, one son-in-law and one grandchild (keeps it simple that way). Gary Castle got him into Sertoma. Bob has been past President (85-86) – Gold Coat, and past District Governor in 1989. Back then, there was only one District with 17 clubs which kept him busy trying to visit all of them on a timely manner.

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Bob decided to enlisted in the Navy instead of finishing college and took training to be a Fire Control Officer (they don’t put out fires, they compute all kinds of things before firing the big guns). About half way through that he got into submarine school. The first part of the training was to learn about every system on the boat. He was able to get duty in Pearl Harbor. He was assigned to the third nuclear sub ever built. He then got to go back to school to learn the fire control systems on a new sub in Long Beach. Bob figured out that the more schools he went to, the less time he would be on a ship. He was the junior member of the crew so he was almost an E-5 but still got stuck with mess duty (this was around 1961). This was during the cold war so their duty was to keep an eye on the Russians. The only limit on their duty at sea was how much food they could stuff on board. So he got to go to the North Pole, test weapons, chase Russians, learn to dive, and all other sorts of fun stuff, not to forget that he went around the world about 22 times. He didn’t want to leave Hawaii but he eventually did and came back home and started doing new systems for a new sub. He was then stationed in Spain and got to patrol the Mediterranean. He eventually took the test to go to E-8 and passed, but declined the commission and got out of the service. After the service, Bob started several banks in the area and started a Car Wash with another Sertoman.

Bob shared some information about the club and it’s members when he was the President. Some names were familiar to the older members but lost to the newer ones.      Listen to Bob Stein.mp3

Program:   Randy Smith introduced Russell Jones, who came to talk about the War on Drugs but first he gave a little history about his own life and how he became knowledgeable on the subject and has a book called “Honorable Intentions”.

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Honorable Intentions is a memoir by Russell Jones. As an army Chief Warrant Officer and combat helicopter pilot in Vietnam, he earned the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and 16 Air Medals. After his honorable discharge, he became a San Jose police officer, where he worked as a Canine Officer and Field Training Officer, FTO. Promoted to the Detective Bureau, he was assigned to the Narcotics Division where he worked Organized Crime, investigating organizations such as the Nuestra Familia and the Hell's Angels. After law enforcement, Russell Jones served as an intelligence agent in Costa Rica during Iran-Contra in Nicaragua where he infiltrated groups involved in covert operations such as Tipped Kettle. In private practice as a Forensic Consultant, he testified as an expert witness in criminal cases, such as rape and homicide, where drugs and substance abuse played a role. In academia, he developed, wrote, and implemented Drug Rehabilitation courses designed for court-mandated clients. As a guest of the Ministry of Interiors of both the Soviet Union and China, he traveled throughout those countries and worked with their narcotics officers. He has thousands of miles of blue water ocean sailing experience, having sailed to Central America, the Caribbean, and the Bahamas, as well as the east coast of the US, from Florida to Maine. Russell Jones served with honor, but constantly questioned government policies that were taking the lives of those he served with.

Russ had a power point presentation to go along with his talk and it can be seen here:
War on Drugs.pdf        Listen to Russell Jones.mp3
He also has a web page which includes his bio:

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:
Oct. 29th: Englewood Chamber of Commerce Awards Luncheon
Dec. 13th: Christmas party @ Buell Mansion
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Upcoming SOD list
No meeting Oct 31
Nov 7 – Jack Thompson
Nov 14 – John Vierthaler
Nov 21 – Mike Ballew
(BOD means Board of Dir. meeting)

Click here for a printable version PDF             Club's 50yr Proclamation
   Editors notes:     If you want an electronic copy of the Roster,  
  send me an e-mail.

Sertoma Application form: app.pdf       Recruiting Manual     
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Sertoma’s “Dual District” Website:

If you would like to volunteer or donate to a great cause: 
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Phone: (303) 792-0729 | Fax: (303) 792-0744