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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....Oct 8, 2009
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith

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Quote:    “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Guests:   Ken Kelley brought Geoff Strohn (again, give him an application) and Ken’s uncle Spencer Flournoy who was also part of the program this afternoon.

Fines:   n/a

Bingo:   53 players but a deposit of $5,750. Pickle player stayed way past closing time. This was brought up by the Board this afternoon.

Announcements:    Central Colorado / Front Range Combined District Fall Conference Oct 10th Red Lyon Inn $15 per plate.

The Joint Wine Tasting Fund Raiser will benefit U.C. Boulder – Dept. of Speech and the Marion Downs Hearing Center. Date is Oct 24th 6-9pm. Contact 303 773-8189 or We have 50 tickets to sell and they need auction items.

Enslow and Magee participated in the Littleton club’s sport clay shoot. Luckily, Dick did not received any more buck shot then what he normally carries. Good work Mike.

You can contact Applebee’s and thank them for allowing us to use their facility for the Breakfast feed and don’t forget to thank them next time you go there to eat. We have so far collected $1,627 net.     The location is the LAKEWOOD store on Bellview.

Will Martinez has King Soopers coupons.


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Cliff Metsker was born south of Nashville, TN in 1951 Cliff’s mother flew back to the U.S. just so Cliff could be born an American. Cliff and his family lived in Saudi Arabia for his first six years. His dad was a pilot for Saudi Arabia's airline. He had an interesting childhood of ferrying back and forth between Tennessee and Saudi Arabia. After his father was laid off, his family packed up and moved to a very large cattle/dairy farm in the San Luis Valley after a brief stop in TN.

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With a twin brother, another set of twins and two other siblings he and his family ran cattle, sheep and various dairy cows on a farm near Center, CO. Graduating from Center High School (which is still standing) he enrolled at CSU (Tractor Tech) – He played Football and Basketball to get his tuition paid. Upon graduation he moved to Dillon, Montana for 6 years and in 1980 went back to Center, CO. He said he really enjoyed the time in Montana.
He left the farm to work for the Marshall Management Produce Company and managed an implement company, he then sold out, got married to Mary in 1987 and moved to Denver (Littleton to be exact) and opened a State Farm insurance agency. He is now a broker/agent for Farm Bureau Insurance with offices in Lakewood and Broomfield. John Pifer signed him up.
Cliff has no children, but he does have 5 brothers and sisters. He has a twin brother who is a tall, goofy fellow that looks nothing like him. His mother is still alive at 92 and still driving but his dad passed away just last year. He enjoys skiing, golfing, fishing and fine literature. There was no military; he said he would have made to big of a target.


Program:  Ken Kelley introduced Steve Riley and his uncle Spencer Flournoy. They came to tell us about the Nuba Water Project.

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Nuba Water Project is a humanitarian organization working in Sudan, an East African country racked by decades of civil war. Founded by two Sudanese refugees now living in the United States and a Denver businessman, Nuba Water Project is bringing “water and life” to the people of Sudan. The Project raises funds to construct water infrastructure and refugee housing that are in desperately short supply throughout Sudan, and especially in the Nuba Mountains.

Nuba Water Project is a 501c3 charitable organization. Donations are tax deductible. For more information about Nuba Water Project, send an e-mail to

Steve Riley is Co-Founder & Executive Director of Nuba Water Project. He has years of experience working with non-profit organizations both as a volunteer and as paid staff. Steve has worked on construction projects in Cambodia and in Sudan. He has a passion for work in underdeveloped countries, especially when they are plagued with the problem of inadequate and unsafe water supplies. Steve has also worked extensively in the area of refugee housing construction. Nuba Water Project uses a technique known as “roofs first construction” to deploy simple, inexpensive, and durable housing for people displaced by civil war and now returning to the Nuba Mountains after years spent in refugee camps. Steve’s friendship with Sudanese families in Denver spurred him to join two Sudanese refugees in founding Nuba Water Project. In November 2007, he retired from a 30-year career in the insurance business to devote full time to the organization. He is married to Martha Riley, a high school teacher who devotes her spare time to building schools in South Sudan. They have two grown children, Jessica and David.

Spencer Flournoy — Project Manager — is a business graduate of The Ohio State University and has spent his professional career in the oil and gas well service business, becoming familiar with pipelining and reservoir storage. He founded and operated Columbine Logging, Inc. for 25 years providing geological services. He has been active in industry, community and church related volunteer projects during this time. The sale of the company last year enabled him to join the Nuba Water Project and make the assessment trip to Sudan in May 2007.    For pictures and a power point show, click here


Upcoming programs:
Oct 22: Eagle Spirit Academy Taekwondo’s Bob & Brian Gallagher, 2008 Olympic alternates.
Oct 29: Dave Plati, CU sports information Director
Nov. 5: Shari Peterson - I Survived A Disaster
Nov. 12: Angela Cody Rouget - Secret Weapon To Simplifying Your Life


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                       Upcoming SOD list
Oct 15 - Regular Meeting – SOD Dave Miley
Oct 22 - Regular Meeting – SOD Nick Morrone
Oct 29 - Regular Meeting – SOD Don Nelson
Nov 5  - Regular Meeting – SOD Barney O'Grady
Nov 12 - Regular Meeting and BODSOD Jim Perkins

Oct 15 - A Team
Oct 22 -  B Team
Oct 29 -  C Team
Nov 5 - D Team
Nov 12 - E Team

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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Sponsorship Committee September 10, 2009
Attendance: Dean Hiss, Don Nelson and Scott Manley. Absent Glen Combellick
The Sponsorship Committee met at the Elks Lodge following the regular Sertoma Meeting. Scott presented several funding opportunities for the committee to consider.

The first was a request from Shelly Devers Branan for a new hearing aid for her daughter. Letters from Jefferson County Schools and Children’s Hospital supported her request. The cost of the hearing aid is $2800. Scot indicated he talked to Randy Smith as his wife Aimee is the Audiologist involved from Jeffco Schools. Randy thought some additional funds maybe available. The committee approved up to $1,000 and asked Scott to touch base with Jeffco Schools to determine what other funds may be available to assist with the hearing aid.

The second request was from People House which is a 501©3 organization seeking assistance to renovate their Victorian house to provide assistance for veterans with PTSD and counseling for their families. The committee approved $500.00

The third request was from Angel Eyes, which provides bereavement services at no cost to families who have experienced the sudden and unexpected death of an infant. Angel Eyes is the only statewide organization providing professional bereavement counseling. The committee approved $500.00

The fourth request was from Freedom Service Dogs, Inc. which is a 501 © 3 organization which rescues dogs from shelters and trains them to assist people with disabilities. The organization is located in Englewood. The committee approved $500.00

The last request was from Habitat for Humanity, which is also a tax-exempt organization, which utilizes volunteers and in-kind donations to build affordable homes for those in need. The committee approved a $500.00 donation.
Scott Manley, Committee Chairman"