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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....October 6, 2016
This weeks Reporter- Don Smith

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Guests:   Alice Perkins, Jim’s wife: Rich Adams, guest of Dean Hiss: Harvey Brandt, guest of Buckland and Stein: Steve Athey, Gary’s son.


FINES:  To Gary for betting against his son on a Broncos game, then Gary brings him to a free lunch.


Announcements:   Jim Rees announced that our server, Jeannie, had a bad fall last night and is in bad shape. Please put her in your thoughts and prayers.

The sign-up sheet went around again for the upcoming Service Club Luncheon on Oct. 27th (there will not be a regular lunch at the Elks club that day). It is at the Meridian, same place it has been in the past and it runs from 11:30a.m. to 1p.m. Sign up if you want to go because the club has to pay for your lunch.

Last week’s Bronco pool winners: Gomez x 3 & Vierthaler.
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These year’s Christmas Party was discussed with the attending board members and it was decided to have it at the Elks club. The date looks like Tuesday, Dec. 20th. The hall is supposed to be already decorated and the price is a lot cheaper.

Remember, if you bring in a new member and he stays 6 months, you get Free Dues - per new member for a quarter. A couple members just qualified for this perk.


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Sertoman of the Day:    Bruce made the mistake of showing up to collect his Bronco’s winnings and was tapped to be the SOD.  (easy come, easy go)

The Cat Dr., Dr. Bruce Elsey, was greeted with a room full of “MEOWS”. He open with this: He was born on Sept 11, 1951 in Garden City, KS (five generations). Went to H.S. there and it is still standing. The river that runs through it is the Arkansas (pronounced Ar Kansas. With a draft number of 23, Bruce just missed being called into the service in the early 70’s because Viet Nam was winding down and Saigon fell.

Bruce married Kathleen in 1976 and graduated from Vet school in 1977. They have twin sons born in 1982 and graduated from KS St. They are both married now and so far there are 6 grandkids. Bruce now owns the cat clinic but is semi-retired and sells cat litter.

He mentioned Garden City had the largest outdoor concrete swimming pool that was free until they added things like a slide and now charge to use the facility.

The cat liter business is doing good with a new facility in the works to handle railroad loading/unloading (from the BNSF of course).

Significant dates in the life of DR BUCE ELSEY, DVM are as follows:
1951 age 0 born in Garden City Ks
1961 age 10 sorted pop bottles for his father's store
1965-67 age 14 repaired roofs and performed other construction jobs due to a tornado
1969 age 18 entered the livestock industry by raising hogs
1976 age 25 married Kathleen
1977 age 26 graduated veterinary school (Kansas State Univ)
1978 age 27 started All Cat Clinic in Englewood
1979 age 28 brought into the club by Steve Bolyard
1982 age 31 twin boys were born
1989 age 38 started selling his special brand of cat litter (my cat loves to poop in it)
2008 age 57 gave a couple famous sayings from President Eisenhower (he was from Kansas). Kathleen’s health has been improving.

Listen to Listen to Bruce Elsey.mp3

Program:  Bill Benton did the honors this week and introduced Randy Braun, and his talk today was – How to Grow Your Service Club Membership.

Although the following is directed towards small businesses, it also works for service clubs.

Randy Braun, MBA, is The Small Business Marketing Guy. He is an award-winning speaker and President of The Small Business Marketing Academy.

Small businesses are under a lot of pressure in the marketplace today. They often lack the resources necessary to compete with bigger, more sophisticated companies. But the good news is that small businesses can level the playing field through improved marketing strategy and the development of customized marketing systems. These systems are often leveraged via the internet to help small businesses systematically acquire and develop customers month after month.

In his talks, Randy inspires small business owners to focus their marketing efforts, define their unique value propositions, and develop marketing systems that deliver predictable and measurable results. His talks are high-energy, funny, entertaining, and always filled with lots of practical “take-away” value.

One idea that a member of another club came up with was to make his own business cards.

Randy had a power point presentation, you can see it here: 
  How to Grow Your Service Club Membership.pdf

Listen to Randy Braun.mp3

Upcoming programs and events :
Oct 13 – Mike Boehler – Promann Healthcare Consulting
Mountain West Convention 13-15 Oct. in Sparks, NV.
Oct 20 – tentative- Proposition 106, Medical Aid in Dying
Oct 27 – NO MEETING, Chamber luncheon

Sertoma Calendar--Updated October 3, 2016.pdf

List of future programs        Past programs.pdf     Club history

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Upcoming SOD list
Oct 13 – Doug Harder & BOD
Oct 20 – Orian Hunter
Nov 3 - Jim Helmick

(BOD means Board Of Dir. meeting)

Index of when you were the SOD

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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Sign the Pledge 
How to sign the Pledge

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A Movie with Grandpa video
Soaring Valor (Short Film)

Links to the
Club Photos Have moved:

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2016-2017 Officers list.txt
The club’s Facebook page:

Promotion video: Helping People With Hearing Problems in Englewood, CO

Arapahoe Sertoma promo with Bob Stein

John Pifer SOD

Arapahoe Sertoma at go-kart track  

Volunteering With Sertoma by Anthony Prichard

Helping People With Hearing Problems In Englewood, CO by Anthony Prichard

Mark Hardcastle  I Had A Paintbox