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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....September 16, 2010
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith

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Quote:   “Being right half the time beats being half right all the time”. Malcolm Forbes

Guests: Al Willyard, sitting at Table One, introduced by Norm Schillo

Fines:  Table One for a guest.

Announcements:   Jim Britton returned to us for lunch.

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Dick Enslow presented the Net winner award to Jim Rees for the Fall Classic Tournament.

Dave Miley is working on the Sertoman of the Year nominations and it is recommended to the Board that the nomination go to Howie Kelsall.

Walt Wilson, President of Littleton Sertoma, talked to us about the Charity Sporting Clays Event Friday, Oct 1st. at Kiowa Creek. Sign-up sheet passed around.

Ed Bezjak pushed his “Keno Combine” as he is going gambling and says he will take your money with him but no guarantee he will come back with any of it.

Fall Dist. Conf. maybe Oct 11. More to follow.

Englewood Chamber of Commerce luncheon is on Oct 19th. Cost $20 but club picks up half. Reservation deadline is Oct 5th. Howie Kelsall will have an honorable mention there. Meridian Retirement Center, 3455 S. Corona St. 11:30am. There is NO lunch on the 14th.

Will Martinez has King Soopers coupons. The club receives 5% but only 4 people regularly use the service. The card is like a debit card so it’s easy to use.



My two choices refused so we did without. They will be up in a couple weeks anyway; they should have gotten it out of the way today.


Program:  Orian Hunter had been keeping it a secret, the Program is John Flerlage. John is currently an airline captain who served 22 years in the Marine Corps before retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel from the Marine Reserve in 2000. Over his eleven active-duty years and eleven years in the Reserves, John flew the F/A-18 Hornet and A-4 Skyhawk. He also served in various Squadron and Group level leadership and staff positions and taught classes in world affairs, strategic commitments and the operation of fighters and other tactical aircraft at the Marine aviation advanced tactics school. During his reserve years, John also volunteered and flew missions in support of NATO operations in Bosnia, and in 1996, he was chosen to fly the Hornet aboard the USS George Washington in the first Marine Reserve carrier qualifications to be held in over fifteen years.

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In January, 1995, in anticipation of retiring from the Marine Reserve, John and his family settled in Littleton, CO, and since then, John has been readying himself to serve again, this time as the Representative from Colorado's 6th Congressional District. To prepare for his candidacy, John has been active in local (Jefferson County) politics, serving at the precinct (PCP) and house district level (Treasurer HD 28). He has also volunteered countless hours on local, congressional, and presidential campaigns.

John is currently a member of the leadership team of a start-up group called South JeffCo Democrats, and cites his election as an Obama delegate, first at his precinct caucus, followed by the Jefferson County, CD 6 and the Colorado State Conventions and Assemblies, as confirmation of his desire to pursue a political career.

While a freshman at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, John joined the Marine Corps officer training program in 1977. He earned a BA in mathematics from Colby College in 1980, and furthered his education by graduating from the Air Force Air War College in 2001.

John was born in Boston on January 29, 1958, and lived in Massachusetts, Maine, Virginia, Florida, Texas, Arizona and California during his school and Marine Corps years. He and his wife, Helena, moved from old Littleton in Arapahoe County to their home in south Jefferson County in 1997. He has volunteered regularly at the schools of his three children: David (21), who graduated from Columbine High School and now attends Columbia University; Lisa (16), currently a sophomore at Columbine; and Karl (11). John played varsity hockey throughout high school and college and continues to play on a local adult team. He particularly enjoys coaching hockey, at all age levels, including a stint as the high school coach at Columbine. John is also on the Governor's Council for Physical Fitness and believes strongly in proper fitness and nutrition for children especially in our schools.

As an airline pilot, John is a member of the Air Line Pilots Association and flies long haul international flights for the largest airline in the world, Delta Air Lines. He has had the great fortune to visit many countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America, affording him unique insight as a candidate for Congress.

John had a tough crowd today, talking to a mostly Republican group. Although we all agreed and thanked him for his service to this country, many disagreed with some or all of his stance on issues.

Two items from his web page:

John Flerlage Discusses Ethics in Government
We, the people, must elect ethical and principled officials to provide the leadership, action and results that are critical to our future. Upon taking office I will abide by the principles and definitions contained in the Ethics Pledge issued by President Obama, as an Executive Order, on January 21, 2009.

Taxes: We must simplify the tax code and tax filing requirements. We must fund the IRS so that it can operate the government as a business and ensure that revenues are collected in a fair and just system.
You can read a lot more on his web page at:

You can listen to John's talk here: John Flerlage speech.mp3

Upcoming programs:
Sep 23: Autism Society of Colorado
Sep 30: Michael Clough, Superintendent of Sheridan Schools,
Oct 21: Robert Schenken VP Colo Public Radio
Oct 28: Congressman Mike Coffman

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Sep 23 – Regular Meeting – SOD
Mike Magee
Sep 30 – Regular Meeting – SOD Scott Manley
Oct 7 – Regular Meeting – SOD Jack Marshall
Oct 21 – Regular Meeting – SOD Will Martinez
Oct 28 – Regular Meeting – SOD Dick Mason

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