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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....October 9, 2008
This weeks Reporter-Jim Perkins

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Quote of the Day:   George Carlin - "One nice thing about an egotist is they don't spend much time talking about others."

Guests:    John the mortgage broker (the club decided he must not have
anything else to do).

Fines:    none

Announcements:    Bob Hogge has King Soopers cards for sale. The club gets 5% return.

Doug has the new Entertainment books for $25.

Rick Campbell requested full participation for the next raffle.

Joe Geers asked for nominations for our Sertoman of the Year.

Presented a 40 year plaque to Tom Fry in recognition of his 42 years of service.

Columbine Sertoma is celebrating their 55th year at the Red Lion Hotel SE on October 18th. Social time is at 5:30-6:30pm, Dinner at 6:30pm. $20, Reservations due by Oct. 10th. Contact 303 991-0681W or 303 752-2088H.

Fall District Conference is Oct 25th, 7:30AM to 12:30PM

Dry Creek Sertoma is holding a wine tasting for $25 to be held 10-25 from 6-8 M - see Jim Rees for details. Santa letters for $5.00 each.

Still need someone to be the club Historian.


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Nick Morrone was born 1934 in South Philly. He went to the South Philly School for Boys, which was separated from the School for Girls by a line in the hallway. He went to Penn State.

The amazing thing about the South Philly School is that it was a source for many great entertainers, sports figures, singers (Fabian & Dion) and actors. he related a story telling of his having delivered groceries to a extremely fancy home as a youth.  The home belonged to Mafia head Angel Bruno who was killed in a shooting and died in front of Nick's grade school. 

He grew up on the Delaware River and the Skulkill River. The reporter had to check the spelling of the name of that last river.

His career was in research and development which lead to a job with Johns Manville. He moved with them to Denver when they moved in 1972. He retired in 1993. His wife is Nina and they have been married 49 years. She is a R.N. He has two sons and a daughter and several grandchildren (sorry Nick, I couldn’t type quick enough to keep up with their names).

For military service he spent 6 years in the army reserve.

He has been in Sertoma 10 years and was brought in by Kirk Han and Dick Sorenson.


Program:   Scott Manley introduced Rob Knight who spoke about life after tragedy. He was injured severely while riding a motorcycle when a vehicle ran a red light. The accident removed his right leg high up near the hip. He spent the next 6-7 weeks in the hospital.

Doctors first tried to save the leg by replacing his femur found at the scene resulting in near fatal infection. He managed to survive but lost the leg. Rob spoke of disabled misconceptions. He doesn't think of himself as "crippled." He golf’s and plays wheelchair basketball. He knows in his mind he is still the same. Since neither party in the accident had insurance the road back was slow. He spend the next 7-8 years on crutches, " Try standing on one leg in a slippery shower."

A chance encounter with a man on two crutches ended up with Rob taking up wheelchair basketball leading to a scholarship at the University of Illinois. Through this he won a national championship and later a bronze metal at the 1997 Para Olympics. He spoke of public perceptions; kid's curiosity and people asking questions about him to his wife instead of asking him questions directly, He is very happy with how he is and with his life.

After arriving in Denver his first job was gluing wigs on dolls, He later graduated to banking, handling mortgages and acquisitions, His short term goal is to finish school and become a prosthetic practitioner. His current leg is hydraulically actuated using a computer chip, It can bend at the knee into just about any direction: his visual demonstration of this was most amazing..

Artificial limbs are not cheap. His 1st leg = $9K today’s = $60K

Upcoming programs:
October 16th Len Skovira and the title of his talk is “Wind Crest       Independent Retirement Community by Erickson.”
November 11th - Frank on Hydrogen

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Oct 14 - Board Meeting 6p.m. All members welcome
Oct 16 - Regular Meeting - SOD– Don Nelson
Oct 23 - Regular Meeting - SOD– Barney O’Grady
Oct 30 - Regular Meeting - SOD– Jim Perkins


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Sertoma Application form: app.pdf

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This is one of the greatest advice I have ever received in an email ... please don't close or delete this one before reading!

An Angel says, 'Never borrow from the future If you worry about what may happen tomorrow and it doesn't happen, you have worried in vain. Even if it does happen, you have to worry twice.'

1. Pray
2. Go to bed on time.
3. Get up on time so you can start the day unrushed.
4. Say No to projects that won't fit into your time schedule, or that will compromise your mental health. 5. Delegate tasks to capable others.
6. Simplify and unclutter your life.
7. Less is more. (Although one is often not enough, two are often too many.)
8. Allow extra time to do things and to get to places.  
9. Pace yourself. Spread out big changes and difficult projects over time; don't lump the hard things all together.
10. Take one day at a time.
11. Separate worries from concerns . If a situation is a concern, find out what God would have you do and let go of the anxiety . If you can't do anything about a situation, forget it.
12. Live within your budget; don't use credit cards for ordinary purchases.  
13. Have backups; an extra car key in your wallet, an extra house key buried in the garden, extra stamps, etc.
14. K.M.S. (Keep Mouth Shut). This single piece of advice can prevent an enormous amount of trouble.
15. Do something for the Kid in You everyday.  
16. Carry a Bible with you to read while waiting in line.
17. Get enough rest.
18. Eat right.
19 Get organized so everything has its place.  
20. Listen to a tape while driving that can help improve your quality of life.
21. Write down thoughts and inspirations.
22. Every day, find time to be alone.
23. Having problems? Talk to God on the spot. Try to nip small problems in the bud. Don't wait until it's time to go to bed to try and pray.
24. Make friends with Godly people.  
25. Keep a folder of favorite scriptures on hand.
26. Remember that the shortest bridge between despair and hope is often a good 'Thank you Jesus .'
27. Laugh.
28. Laugh some more!
29. Take your work seriously, but not yourself at all.
30. Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are doing the best they can).  
31. Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most).
32. Sit on your ego.
33 Talk less; listen more.
34. Slow down.
35. Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the universe.
36 Every night before bed, think of one thing you're grateful for that you've never been grateful for before. GOD HAS A WAY OF TURNING THINGS AROUND FOR YOU.

'If God is for us, who can be against us?'  

(Romans 8:31)