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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....September 25, 2008
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith

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Quote of the Day:   “If a man is standing in the middle of the forest speaking and there is no woman around to hear him, is he still wrong?” George Carlin

Guests:     Bob Stein introduced Lee Lownsberry from the Littleton Sertoma club. He came today to tell us about the Charity Sporting Clays Event being held Friday, October 17th at the Kiowa Creek Sporting Club at 46700 East Quincy Rd., Bennett, CO. Individual shooter is $125 and squad (4) is $400.
Contact Mike Camelio at 303 471-4829 or 303 471-9613 or

Jim Robinson introduced Peter Pauwels.

Fines:    Mr. Jim Perkins allowed his cell phone to go off at the wrong time, during the program. OOPS.

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

George suggested raising money by hosting a breakfast at any of the Applebee restaurants. More discussions are to follow.
Tim has the new Entertainment books for $25.

It’s SOY time again (Sertoman of the Year). Since you can only win it once, a list was sent around for all that have won to put their name on it.

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.

Bingo Report:  Last Friday was the last night and we had a packed house (standing room only to be exact). The best part was all the help that showed up, 17 workers. That’s great. We had 281 players for a progressive must-give pot of $15,000. It took 55 numbers before one of our regular players won. We deposited $10,466 and have $2,545 in our secondary account to use in the future. GOOD WORK MEN.


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No on wanted to volunteer so we went straight to the program.


Program:   Scott Manley introduced David Cook. David began practicing law in Missouri in 1974 after graduating from Washington University in St. Louis. In 1982 he relocated to Paonia, Colorado where he was the owner, publisher and chief bottle washer of a newspaper cal The North Fork Times. He also started practicing law in Delta County, Colorado at that time. David later moved to Denver and, after establishing the tax department of a mid size law firm, he opened his own practice in Denver. His firm emphasized wills, trusts, tax planning, probate, business formation and advice, and real estate.

David is active with a number of local non-profit and charitable organizations and serves on the national board of directors for Bethesda Lutheran Homes, which operates homes and provides assistance for the developmentally disabled. David is an instructor at Arapahoe Community College in its adult education program and speaks throughout the Front Range on estate planning/family relationship issues. David is close to finishing his fir book titled Games Lawyers Play and has two other publications in the works.

David’s talk today is “Mom Always Loved You Best”, an exploration of the human and humane side of family affairs.

Why it is as important to get your personal affairs in order as your possessions. Why documents are not a replacement for conversation and honesty. How to create strong family ties, and avoid conflict, during and AFTER your life.

Dave related a story that happened many years ago when his youngest daughter had a sour full look on her face and when he asked her what was wrong, she said “my wife is cwap” (she was only 4 years old). Through further talks, she revealed how she was being picked on my the older sisters.

Through the years working with families after the loss of the parents, Dave has found that there are a lot of problems with siblings and the division of the estate. Evan as adults, the siblings act like 13 year olds. Maybe the parents should have written a LOVE letter to each child to let them know how much they were loved for who they were. Have you written a LOVE letter to your children to be included in your estate? Maybe it’s time, we aren’t getting any younger.

You can reach David at: Klancke & Cook 303 584-0500

Upcoming programs:
October 2nd - Open
October 9th - Rob Knight "Don't worry he won't get far by foot."
November 11th - Frank on Hydrogen


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Oct 2 - Regular Meeting - SOD– Pat McKim
Oct 9 - Regular Meeting - SOD– Nick Morrone
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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An older gentleman had an appointment to see the urologist who shared offices with several other doctors.
The waiting room was filled with patients.
As he approached the receptionist desk he noticed the Receptionist was a large unfriendly woman who looked like a Sumo Wrestler. He gave her his name.
In a very loud voice, the receptionist said, 'YES, I HAVE YOUR NAME HERE; YOU WANT TO SEE THE DOCTOR ABOUT IMPOTENCE, RIGHT?'
All the patients in the waiting room snapped their heads around to look at the very embarrassed man.
He recovered quickly, and in an equally loud voice replied, 'NO, I'VE COME TO INQUIRE ABOUT A SEX CHANGE OPERATION. BUT I DON'T WANT THE SAME DOCTOR THAT DID YOURS.'


OPEC sells oil for $136.00 a barrel.
OPEC nations buy U.S. grain at $7.00 a bushel.
Solution: Sell grain for $136.00 a bushel.
Can't buy it? Tough! Eat your oil!
Ought to go well with a nice thick grilled filet of camel rump!!!


Subject: The Donny Economic Recovery Plan

I'm against the $85,000,000,000.00 bailout of AIG.

 Instead, I'm in favor of giving $85,000,000,000 to America in a We Deserve It Dividend.

 To make the math simple, let's assume there are 200,000,000 bonafide U.S. Citizens 18+.

 Our population is about 301,000,000 +/- counting every man, woman and child. So 200,000,000 might be a fair stab at adults 18 and up..

 So divide 200 million adults 18+  into $85 billon that equals $425,000.00.

 My plan is to give $425,000 to every person 18+ as a We Deserve It Dividend.

Of course, it would NOT be tax free.  So let's assume a tax rate of 30%.

Every individual 18+ has to pay $127,500.00 in taxes.

That sends $25,500,000,000 right back to Uncle Sam.

 But it means that every adult 18+ has $297,500.00 in their pocket.

A husband and wife has $595,000.00.

 What would you do with $297,500.00 to $595,000.00 in your family?

Pay off your mortgage – housing crisis solved.

Repay college loans – what a great boost to new grads

Put away money for college – it'll be there

Save in a bank – create money to loan to entrepreneurs.

Buy a new car – create jobs

Invest in the market – capital drives growth

Pay for your parent's medical insurance – health care improves

Enable Deadbeat Dads to come clean – or else

 Remember this is for every adult U S Citizen 18+ including the folks who lost

their jobs at Lehmann Brothers and every other company that is cutting back.

And of course, for those serving in our Armed Forces.

 If we're going to re-distribute wealth let's really do it...instead of trickling out a puny $1000.00 ( "vote buy" ) economic incentive that is being proposed by one of our candidates for President.

 If we're going to do an $85 billion bailout, let's bail out every adult U S Citizen 18+!

 As for AIG – liquidate it.

Sell off its parts.

Let American General go back to being American General.

Sell off the real estate.

Let the private sector bargain hunters cut it up and clean it up.

 Here's my rationale. We deserve it and AIG doesn't.

 Sure it's a crazy idea that can "never work."

 But can you imagine the Coast-To-Coast Block Party!?

 How do you spell Economic Boom?

 I trust my fellow adult Americans to know how to use the $85 Billion We Deserve It Dividend more

than I do the geniuses at AIG or in Washington DC.

 And remember, The Reno plan only really costs $59.5 Billion because $25.5 Billion is returned

instantly in taxes to Uncle Sam.

 Ahhh...I feel so much better getting that off my chest.

Kindest personal regards,