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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW .... September 22, 2011
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith

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Guests:  Liz Davenport and Karen Todd from Dry Creek Sertoma. They were here to tell us about a couple things: One, they are having a candle sale and the other is an “all u can eat” pancake breakfast at University Applebee’s, 8292 S. University Blvd., 7:30-9:30 Sat., Oct. 22.

Just received this email from Liz: Karen and I visited your club yesterday to promote our Yankee Candle sales and Applebee's  all you can eat Pancake breakfast to be held on October 22 from 7:30 until 9:30 am at the University and Dry Creek location.  The money we earn goes toward our sponsorships.
Thank you for including us in your newsletter.  Also, we wish to thank the gentlemen who donated/bought items from us.

Fines:    Randy introduced our two guests but couldn’t remember which club they were from, that cost him.

Announcements:  The one and only Rev. Jim Robinson is retiring from Christ Lutheran Church and would like you to attend the party at the Church this Sunday at 10:15. 2695 S. Franklin St. is the place and there will be FOOD. Sunday morning worship services are held at 7:45am and 10:15am. The 7:45 service is less formal than the traditional 10:15 service.

Rick Jacobus mentioned that Sam Anderson may be coming this way in October. Hey Sam, you going to be the SOD for us that Thursday…..(hope I didn’t scare him off). Also, it was reported that his cancer is in remission, great news.

Bob Buckland said we had about 16 people sign up for a trip to A-1 Scuba on Oct. 13th right after lunch (3pm) if all goes well. More later.

Jim Rees 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.

Next week’s reporter will be the one, the only…….Jim Perkins. Don is going Antelope hunting. Man must provide for the family you know.



Rick Jacobus, born 23 July, 1936 in Grand Rapids, Michigan (same hospital as President Ford but 2 years later) but grew up in Ohio on an Army base until he was a junior in high school at which point the family moved to CO.. in 1953 and graduated from Sheridan High in 1954. He worked for Public Service about 3 years when a co-worker advised him to go to college. A grad of UNC, Greeley, Rick gave up teaching school (elementary phs ed) after one year but went on to a successful 35 year career in the insurance field.

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Rick lives with his wife Bonnie, they were married in June of 1962. They have a son, Rod, 46, who lives in San Francisco, and a daughter Jill, 43, husband and kids live in this area, which gives Rick a chance to spoil the 2 grandkids twice a week.

Rick missed joining the Navy by one day, he was going to sign up but a letter from the Army, forwarded from Harder which stated Rick had received his 2S-deferment into the Army. That was close. He was in the NAVY Reserve and Air Force ROTC.

A member of Arapahoe since 24 July, 1974, Rick has done it all including President (79-80), Secretary, Governor, District Governor in 1982-83 and more. He mentioned how he was instrument in getting a club to shut down. He was recruited into the club by who else, Doug Harder. He did not win a Gold Coat, thanks to Harder.

Rick brought a toy to show us. Listen to Rick Jacobus.mp3

Program:   Peter Pauwels introduced Cody Hawkins and Jim Krugman. Jim is the Operations Section Chief with the U.S. Forest Service is here to talk to us about the Bark Beetle problem we have in not just Colorado but the West.


Bark Beetles Kill Millions of Acres of Trees in West

From New Mexico to British Columbia, the region’s signature pine forests are succumbing to a huge infestation of mountain pine beetles that are turning a blanket of green forest into a blanket of rust red. Montana has lost a million acres of trees to the beetles, and in northern Colorado and southern Wyoming the situation is worse.

“We’re seeing exponential growth of the infestation,” said Clint Kyhl, director of a Forest Service incident management team in Laramie, Wyo., that was set up to deal with the threat of fire from dead forests. Increased construction of homes in forest areas over the last 20 years makes the problem worse.

In Wyoming and Colorado in 2006 there were a million acres of dead trees. Last year it was 1.5 million. This year it is expected to total over two million. In the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Alberta, the problem is most severe. It is the largest known insect infestation in the history of North America, officials said. British Columbia has lost 33 million acres of lodgepole pine forest, and a freak wind event in 2006 blew mountain pine beetles, a species of bark beetle, over the Continental Divide to northern Alberta. Experts fear that the beetles could travel all the way to the Great Lakes.

In the next three to five years, Mr. Kyhl said, virtually all of Colorado’s lodgepole pine trees over five inches in diameter will be lost, about five million acres. “Already in many places, every lodgepole over five inches is dead as far as the eye can see,” he said. The above info came from the below link, there is also a great video on that site.

Listen to JimKrugman.mp3      Jim’s PowerPoint presentation as a PDF file


Upcoming programs:
Sep. 29: Jim Rohrer; Never lose your job
Oct 6: Chuck Stout fm Wings over the Rockies; 20 Greatest moments of Flight
Oct 13: Stu Fouda: Englewood Water & Sewer
Oct 20: Randy Hampton; DOW merger w/State Parks & Black Bears
Index of past programs programs.pdf

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     Upcoming SOD list

Sep 29- Regular Meeting – SOD Dick Johnson
Oct 6 - Regular Meeting – SOD Dick Laskey
Oct 13 - Regular Meeting – BOD & SOD Mike Magee
Oct 20 - Regular Meeting – SOD Scott Manley
Oct 27 - Regular Meeting – SOD Will Martinez

(BOD means Board of Dir. meeting)

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