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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW .... Sep 19, 2013
This weeks Reporter- Don Smith

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Guests:   Doug Harder introduced his Grandson Chris White. Tim Pollak introduced Richard Driscoll from Tennessee.

Fines:   Harder was fined for subjecting his grandson to such a motley group

Announcements:    The weather cleared up enough for more members to attend. Bob Schlageter even made it between pulling up carpet and squeegeeing water in his basement.

Bruce Elsey had a prayer request for his grandson George who is 11 months old and in the hospital back in Boston.

Scott passed some notes around about dealing with people with Alzheimer's, information that came from George Hannes..

The Patxi’s Pizza fundraiser raised $450 for the club. Not bad for not having to do much. Thank You Patzi’s Pizza.

Scott mentioned a Golf tournament for Craig Hospital.

Englewood Chamber of Commerce Awards Luncheon is Oct. 29th a Tuesday so we are canceling our regular meeting on the 31st. We will see later who wants to attend the Luncheon.

Remember, if you bring in a new member and he stays 6 months, you get Free Dues - per new member for a quarter.


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Sertoman of the Day:  Don Smith was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1946. His parents were both Colorado natives and were transferred back to the Denver area six months later.

Don was a paperboy for the Rocky Mountain News, starting at age 12. He spent one year at East High in Denver, then the family moved to Littleton. He went to Littleton High for a year and a half before getting kicked out, and then went into the Navy. He served for 3 ½ years, in before 18, out before 21. “Kiddy cruiser.” His ship was home based in San Diego and it was the USS Iwo Jima LPH-2, a landing platform for helicopters. It was the ship that later picked up the astronauts from Apollo 13. Don did set foot on Vietnam soil, for a one day beach party. He was a radioman and a teletype machine operator. He went to Vietnam twice and on the third trip over, he was discharged. The object of the helicopters was to carry the Marines behind enemy lines.

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After the Navy tour, Don went to work in Southern California as an assembly line worker for a company that made metal desks, then Orange County Communications and then for a rock, sand and gravel company. Due to back pain from an automobile accident 3 years earlier, he packed up the family and moved to NE were he did land leveling for a couple years before going to tech school to learn electronics. After school, he worked for King Radio in KS.

Don started working for the railroads in 1980 when he hired in with the ATSF in Emporia, KS. In 1984, he transferred to Pueblo and worked there until his job was abolished. He ended up quitting the Santa Fe and worked briefly at CFI Steel Mill in Pueblo, then with the D&RGW RR. In 1993, he was laid off and 4 months later, was hired by the BN (BNSF) in Denver and has been there until his retirement Sep. 2nd, 2012. 2 months later he turned 65 so is now both retired and on the governments health plan (Medicare). Don married #3 (Jean) in 1996, she gets credit for the look and feel of our web page and newsletter.

His current hobbies are hunting, dirt bike riding, sometimes with Mckim, driving the steam engine at Tiny Town in the summer and driving a pick-up van for Project C.U.R.E.
Mike Ballew brought him into the club about 17 years ago. Listen to Don.mp3

Don brought in a coyotee skin and the skull of a Javelina.  Peccaries (Javelina), which are native to the Americas, are often confused[4] with the pig family that originated in Afro-Eurasia, especially since some domestic pigs brought by European settlers have escaped over the years and now run wild as "razorback" hogs in many parts of the United States.  

Program:   Orian Hunter (aka The King) introduced Barb Goldsby who in turn introduced her step-son Beau. Barb briefly explained how she got to know Beau when he was 4 years old and by the time he was 5, she married his father. Beau was born with Williams Syndrome,

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Williams syndrome is a genetic condition that is present at birth and can affect anyone. It is characterized by medical problems, including cardiovascular disease, developmental delays, and learning disabilities. These occur side by side with striking verbal abilities, highly social personalities and an affinity for music.

WS affects 1 in 10,000 people worldwide – an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 people in the United States. It is known to occur equally in both males and females and in every culture.

Unlike disorders that can make connecting with your child difficult, children with WS tend to be social, friendly and endearing. Parents often say the joy and perspective a child with WS brings into their lives had been unimaginable.

But there are major struggles as well. Many babies have life-threatening cardiovascular problems. Children with WS need costly and ongoing medical care, and early interventions (such as speech or occupational therapy) that may not be covered by insurance or state funding. As they grow, they struggle with things like spatial relations, numbers and abstract reasoning, which can make daily tasks a challenge. And as adults, most people with WS need supportive housing to live to their fullest potential. Many adults with WS contribute to their communities as volunteers or paid employees, for example working at senior homes and libraries or as store greeters or veterinary aides.

Beau may have some problems but he also has some accomplishments, such as playing several music instruments and having his own small engine repair business.

You can reach Beau at:      Listen to Beau.mp3

Upcoming programs:
Oct 3 – Ron Kientz, Musical entertainment
Oct 10 – Professional wrestler/therapist from Craig
Oct 17 – Rose Keating, Tech For All
Oct 24 – Russell Jones – War on Drugs
Nov 14 – Dick Nelson, DPS sports through the years

List of future programs        Past programs.pdf

Upcoming events:
Oct. 29th: Englewood Chamber of Commerce Awards Luncheon
Dec. 13th: Christmas party @ Buell Mansion
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Upcoming SOD list
Sep 26 – Jim Robinson
Oct 3 – Norm Schillo
Oct 10 – Bob Schlageter
Oct 17 – Randy Smith
Oct 24 – Bob Stein
No SOD on Aug 15th do to a great Program scheduled
(BOD means Board of Dir. meeting)

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Sertoma Application form: app.pdf       Recruiting Manual     
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Link to the Buell Mansion Photos:

Sertoma’s “Dual District” Website:

If you would like to volunteer or donate to a great cause: 
Project C.U.R.E. International HQ
10377 E. Geddes Avenue, Centennial, CO 80112
Phone: (303) 792-0729 | Fax: (303) 792-0744