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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW .... October 25, 2012
This weeks Reporter- Don Smith

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Guests: Lori Bailey is filling in for Peter Pauwels as Rev. Robinson's Life Skills Coach, which means the good Rev. is back breaking bread with us again.

Fines:   n/a

Announcements:  Our President, Peter Pauwels, was NOT present again this week, he is out fishing someplace, and probably freezing his "you know what" off.    Scott Manley filled in as President.

Barney O'Grady tended his resignation do to a busy schedule. Sorry to see you go Barney, come back when things lighten up.

Don Smith brought in some game meat for sale as a donation to our foundation but there was little interest.

Jim Rees went to our bank the other day to make a deposit and they presented him with some photo boards and scrap books that Bob Hogge had there. They wanted to return them since they didn't have a use for them with Bob gone.

Ken says if you want a pin and a pat on the back, get your $75 in which goes with the $25 the club puts in for each of us for the Early Bird award. That money comes out of Sponsorship. (I missed what fund Ken was talking about)

There is NO MEETING Nov. 1st do to the Englewood Chamber of Commerce having their lunch on Tuesday Oct 30th. so that Thursday lunch (Nov 1st) is canceled. Let Tim know if you want to go to the Chamber lunch if you haven't already done so..
(I can’t find any information on their web page about this event)

Tim Pollak and the Incentives Committee are asking the club to provide names of persons they feel should be candidates for the Sertoman of the Year and Service to Mankind awards. If you have a good idea, let Tim know quickly as the entry deadline is growing near on the Service to Mankind award.

Tim also reminded us about the fund raising event his wife is behind. See last weeks newsletter.

The Fall District Conference is approaching. Sat., Nov 10th 7:30am. View image See Jim Rees for more info.

Dick Enslow mentioned the clay shoot this Friday but without advanced notice, he was just getting this info. If you want to go, contact Dick NOW.


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Sertoman of the Day:   Jim Perkins graced us today as our SOD. Jim was born in Warrior, (Birmingham) Alabama in 1946, 34 years to the day after Sertoma International was founded.
Jim has lived in Denver since 1950. He attended Abraham Lincoln High School. It is, of course, still standing.

He is a self-proclaimed sports nut. His 2 best sports were bowling and golf, the problem being for either game, the scores were the same. When he was about a year old, he had Polio so that drove him to get involved in anything he could to overcome the handicap. No matter what he was involved in, he always tried too hard to be the best. It could be sports, board games, boy scouts, bible class or any group activity.

He has been married twice, first to T.E.B., and now married to Alice since 1985. He has two children and one adopted. His son served in Iraq but is now back home, he is scheduled to retire soon. His daughter is Joe Dowdey's neighbor. Jim has eight grandkids.

Jim worked summers at Elitch Gardens Theme Park, until he wrecked their train. He then worked at the Colorado Department of Highways as a data “collector”, which was a bit more along the lines of a data “modifier”. He then went on to work as a cabinet maker.

Jim’s final and main career was for Norgren where he started as a sub assembler. He worked his way up to be the product manager for the Americas and the Pacific Rim. While working at Norgren he was able to finish his degree and went on to complete an MBA. Then, on March 10th, 1993 he fell down icy steps while attending a trade show in Chicago. He suffered a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, which rendered him paraplegic. He continued to work for Norgren, retiring in 1998.

Jim joined the Arapahoe Sertoma Club in 2003. He was brought into the club by Joe Dowdey and has gone through several chairs and helping whenever and where ever he can. Listen to Jim Perkins.mp3

Program:  Dave Miley introduced John Melton, owner of Top Hat Techs, a computer support business. John was here before and came today to give a little history of personnel computers and security.

John Melton is president of Top Hat Techs, a firm that provides computer support for small businesses and individuals, including choosing the right computer, setup, repairs, virus removal, networking, and disposal. Top Hat Techs also specializes in designing, building and maintaining websites.

With a career spanning custom software development, e-commerce planning, and managing a corporate technology department as Chief Information Officer, John is uniquely positioned to assist clients in finding solutions to their technology issues.

John is the author of numerous articles and you can read many at his web page: (I have added TopHatTechs to our Links page)      Listen to John Melton1.mp3   

Upcoming programs:
Nov 8: Jim Lewis, Special Needs? Yes, You Can Travel
Nov 15: Ida Mae Nicholl

List of future programs        Past programs.pdf
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Upcoming SOD list
Nov 1 – NO MEETING do to Englewood Chamber lunch
Nov 8 - Regular Meeting – SOD John Pifer
Nov 15 - Regular Meeting & BODSOD Tim Pollak
Nov 22 – NO LUNCH, Thanksgiving Day

(BOD means Board of Dir. meeting) ***************************************************************

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