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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....September 25, 2014
This weeks Reporter- Don Smith

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Guests:   The Rev. returned this week with a new LSC, Vicky Oren. Phil Grimm introduced Roger Sheilds.

Fines:  Rev. Robinson again for his lack of a colorful introduction of his guest, Vicky. Doug fined Table One for having a guest. Doug was fined for “poor training of the President”.

Announcements:  Oct 28 the Chamber is having their luncheon and we WILL NOT have our own lunch that week, Oct 30th. We also need to find someone to be our Sertoman of the Year and present them at the Chamber lunch. Mike Magee will be scratching his head on this one. If you want to nominate someone, contact Mike.

Birthday’s to Ed Bezjak, Jim Robinson & Dan Miller.

Dave Miley reported he saw Don Nelson this week and Don is doing better.

Scott Manley says Bob Gallagher was in his wheel chair trying to go up a ramp and the brakes didn’t work so he fell backwards breaking both legs and his back. OUCH

A Sympathy card for Randi, the Elks bar tender, was passed around to be signed.

Dick Enslow has the NEW BINGO REGULATIONS, should you be interested.

Jim Rees reported a check was received for our Kings Soopers participation, it was for $285.50.

The club received a card from Interfaith Task Force, there will be an open house Feb 28, 2015.

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:   Bill Benton (Mr. Tooth Pick), is a Denver native - entering the scene Sunday, October 14, 1928 during the depression, coming in at 7lbs 1 oz. He went through Mitchell Elementary, Cole Jr. High and Graduated from Manual High School, all in Denver – joined the Navy in 1946 and served for 3 years, 2 months as a photographer, and was stationed on Guam for about 21 months and returned to Denver and graduated from the University of Denver in 1954 on the GI Bill. He then went to work for Bear Frame and Axle.

Bill married Betty in 1954 (who passed away in 1995, the day after Christmas). Daughter Cindy is retired from Metro West Fire, and a son still flying the nation’s air routes with United. Bill also has a granddaughter that is 25 and a snowboarder ski bum. She moved to the mountains to be close to the slopes.

Bill has peddled cars for Burt Chevy since 1964 but the dealer is been sold so every day Bill goes to work, he looks at the sign out front. He claims to have sold over 23,000 cars and still going. He was asked if he held the title of being the longest employee at Burt but he isn’t, he is real close though. Burt is now owned by John Elway. A little history of Burt Chevrolet and the Elway deal:

Bill had a ‘significant other’ Gail, whom passed away but then found his current ‘significant other’, Ida May. Bill was brought into Sertoma by Bill Anderson, some 37 plus years ago, back in the days when we met at Wyatt’s cafeteria. He’s been a consistent and faithful doer of good deeds ever since. Listen to Bill Benton.mp3

Program:   Mike Magee introduced Phil Tahmindjis, a fire fighter and part time Home Fire Safety advisor. Phil was our program back in Dec of 2009, when he brought an Olympic Tourch and told us some of being an Olympian. This time, Phil was here to give tips on preventing dryer fires by cleaning the lint out of the dryer vent and inside the dryer. Some vent tubes are flammable so you want to be careful which type you use. The link can build up over time and if the dryer shoots out a spark of some kind, it can ignite the lint and if there is enough lint, it can burn through the vent tube.

He also explained the difference between the 2 type of smoke sensors and where to use them. One type of detector in the living areas of the house may not be the type you want in the kitchen and do you want just a smoke or combination smoke and CO (Carbon Monoxide) detector? Some of the newer types detect both. Also, the placement of detectors is very important, in the case of CO, it used to be that they should be mounted low but the thinking on that has changed because of the properties of CO being so close to air.

Phil will give a free home safety fire inspection and if you wish, he will replace old detectors, Smoke & CO at his cost, just pay for his time. He will also do Bi-Annual Battery Changes and Dryer Duct Cleaning. You can visit for much more information about fire safety and products. Listen to Phil Tahmindjis.mp3

Contact Phil at: 303-748-8449 or email at:

Upcoming programs and events :
Oct 2 – John Bandimere
Oct 9 – Matt Crane – Arapahoe Co. Clerk & Recorder
Oct 16 – Jim Eklund – Chatfield Expansion
Oct 28 – Chamber of Commerce lunch
Dec. 8th: Club Christmas party at DTC Maggiano’s (no lunch that week)
Feb 17 – Freedom Week
List of future programs        Past programs.pdf

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Upcoming SOD list
Oct 2 – Ed Bezjak
Oct 9 – Bob Buckland & BOD
Oct 16 – Rick Campbell
Oct 23 – Glenn Combellick
Oct 30 – Carl Duncan
(BOD means Board Of Dir. meeting)

Click here for a printable version PDF             Club's 50yr Proclamation
   Editors notes:     If you want an electronic copy of the Roster,  
  send me an e-mail.
Sertoma Application form: app.pdf       Recruiting Manual     
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Links to the 2013 Christmas Party Photos:
2012 Buell Mansion Photos:

Sertoma’s “Dual District” Website:
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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
99% (Percent of the charity’s budget spent on the programs
and services it delivers)