(in masse) Combellick Combellick Harder
Guests: Bob Buckland had three guests: His wife Betty, His brother in Law Joe Reidel and Joe's wife Dorothy
Fines: $1.00 fine was assessed to Bob Buckland for paying off a luncheon debt by bringing his relatives to our meeting for a free meal.
Table #1 was fined for allowing Dave Miley to grace their presence.
Announcements: We were blessed with the return to club activities of Kirk Hon, recently retired from the Denver PD. Welcome Back.
It was mentioned that Dick Milne, a Littleton Sertoman, passed away just last week. Dick was the Bill Worth of this District. We'll all miss him.
Don Smith's father recently passed away. The funeral was today.
Bingo: Bob Hogge asked for anyone who has an old schedule of the bingo games we used to run, please provide it to him so the hall can reprogram their computer.
Phil Grimm is handling the distribution and sales of Entertainment Books this week. See him with money or orders.
Scott Manley gave the Handshake Award, a new flashlight, to Bill Foerster.
Correction to past Newsletter: It seems Dick Mason has found the "Fountain of Youth" by become about 11 years younger. (I think this came up once before and some how the roster got screwed up) Sorry Dick, didn't mean to make you older then you are.
President Campbell introduced Cliff Metsker. Born south of Nashville, TN in 1951 Cliff and family lived in Saudi Arabia for his first six years. They relocated to the San Luis Valley after a brief stop in TN. 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 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.
Managing an implement company and some produce-distributing companies he then sold out got, married to Mary and moved to Denver (Littleton to be exact) and opened an insurance agency. He is now a broker/agent for Farm Bureau Insurance with offices in Lakewood and Broomfield. John Pifer signed him up. Dick Mason and Sam Anderson missed his Ten dollar Bill but Dean Hiss was on hand to get the double saw-buck.
Program: Drawing double duty today, Cliff Metsker introduced Richard Beougher, an author, retired truck driver and Veteran of World War II. Richard has written and had published a book about the adventures of a GI who served in the Pacific during the war. Graduating from an Iowa HS in 1943 he immediately went into the Army to serve as they saw fit. The book is titled "Will Monday" and the name appears to be a ghost name for him. The adventures and happenings in the book are all true and based on actual facts. It took him 19 years to write the book and get it published. Copies were for sale for $23.00. If you didn't get one and would like to, here is his web site address:
The meeting ended early with the Pot O Gold going to Tom Fry after Bud Brady missed out.