Logo       Don Smith
THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....Sept 27, 2007
This weeks Reporter-Sterling Cain

  Unison    Bill Benton    Rev. Jim

Guests: n/a

Fines:  Two-bit fine to Vierthaler for proposing he knows where the Bingo Hall is. Passed. An additional dime for lateness.

Two-bit fine to Campbell for advertising for Vierthaler.

Announcements:  Bingo is starting up on October 5 th. We are using the same teams. We are using the same format as before. The crowd averages 110 people. We are at the same place, Bingo City. We are starting with “A” team.

Fall District Conference 7:30 to 12:00 on October 13 th.


Sertoman of the Week (Week! What?): Pat McKim.

First he insults our hair. Pat was born in York, Penn in 1968 (Grim remarked that he has hemorrhoids that old) the last of 4 kids. He went to Littleton public schools. Rick Jacobus and Sam Anderson got him into the club. Pat has known Rick a long time. He went to CU Denver for his degree as a certified financial planner for the past 16 years. Pat has served every position in the club except secretary and a bingo captain for 8 or 10 years. He is single, has never been married and has no kids. His hobbies include everything that takes him where the ladies are, riding dirt bikes and mountains bikes. He has no military service. He grew up on the Platt River and his High School, Heritage High, is still standing.

Program:John Vierthaler, director.

Our speaker is Paul Mott. Paul is a native of Kansas, but was raised in Colorado Springs. He has a master’s degree in educational administration. He went to Uganda in 1968, about the same time that Idi Amin came to power. If any of you have seen the movie “The Last King of Scotland” then he will be talking about the events of that time. Paul is now president of Thomas Moore School here in Denver.

He was there two years before Amin came into power. He was the administrator of a girl’s boarding school. The school has 10,000 openings and over 100,000 applicants. Conditions were different because of the aggressiveness of the local parasites. All clothes had to be ironed to kill fly eggs, meat had to be cooked well done and all vegetables had to be cooked or peeled. The country had two dry seasons and two wet seasons. It had a beautiful climate and was a great place to live.

When Amin took over everything went downhill. As you may remember exactly what you were doing when Kennedy was shot, he knows exactly what he was doing when Amin came into power. Paul was supposed to be going into the capital city, 120 miles to the south, to ask the government for money for the continued operation of the school. He was feeling ill that day and luckily missed being in the capital city when the coup occurred. The borders were closed so he arranged to get passage through a convent, that straddled the border, to get to a bank and make a call out to the U.S. to inform them of his status.

They left one year after the coup. By the time Amin came out of power eight years later, he has exterminated 150,000 of the members of the opposing tribes in the country. Lots of people disappeared during that period. Speaking out about Amin was a guaranteed death sentence.

Paul actually has pictures of him with Amin that were taken at the school when he came for a visit. Paul remembers that he was a very big man and that he was just a different kind of man. He had a real knack for terrifying people. He also instituted very effective mob rule. Mobs would beat you to death for any infraction but they also were at their core nice people.

At the time he was there the average income was $82.00 a year and the unemployment rates were around 85%.

Uganda was a former British colony and Amin had a great amount of animosity for the British Empire. The name of the movie came from his great admiration for the way the Scottish broke away from the British Empire.

Idi Amin was never tried for his crimes. He escaped the country to Saudi Arabia where he lived until he died about 3 years ago. He was also a Muslim.

Edi kicked out all the whites and the Asians by the end of the first year. The Asians had come over in the 1940 to help build the roads and by the time Idi Amin took over they controlled all of the finances in the country.

  ?   Jim Robinson  John Vierthaler


       On the calendar .. www.arapahoe-sertoma.org/cal.htm

Sertoma Application form: app.pdf



Oct 5- A Team
Oct 12 - B Team
Oct 19 -  C Team
Oct 26 - D Team
Nov 2 - E Team
Nov 9 - A Team
Nov 16 - B Team
Nov 23 - C Team
Nov 30 - D Team
Dec 7 - E Team



Sep 27 - Regular Meeting - SOD - Metsker
Oct 4 - Regular Meeting - SOD - Miley
Oct 9 - Board of Directors meeting - 6 p.m. All members welcome
Oct 11 - Regular Meeting - SOD - Morrone
Oct 18 - Regular Meeting - SOD - Nelson
Oct 25 - Regular Meeting - SOD - O’Grady
Nov 1 - Regular Meeting - SOD - Perkins
Nov 8 - Regular Meeting - SOD - Pifer
Nov 15 - Regular Meeting - SOD - Pollak

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Web site of interest: Slang Insider http://www.slanginsider.com/


I just wanted to let you know that I have recently been diagnosed with AAADD

Age-Activated Attention Deficit Disorder

This is how it goes... I decide to do the laundry, start down the hall and notice the newspaper on the table. OK, I'm going to do the laundry...BUT FIRST I'm going to read the newspaper.

After that, I notice the mail on the table. OK, I'll just put the newspaper in the recycle stack....BUT FIRST I'll look through the pile of mail and see if there are any bills to be paid.

Yes. Now where is the checkbook? Oops.. there's the empty glass from yesterday on the coffee table.

I'm going to look for that checkbook...BUT FIRST I need to put the glass in the sink. I head for the kitchen, look out the window, notice my poor flowers need a drink of water, I put the glass in the sink and there's the remote for the TV on the kitchen counter.

What's it doing here? I'll just put it away...BUT FIRST I need to water those plants. I head For the door and...Aaaagh! stepped on the cat. Cat needs to be fed.

Okay, I'll put the remote away and water the plants... BUT FIRST I need to feed the cat.

Laundry is not done, newspapers are still on the floor, glass is still in the sink, bills are not paid, checkbook is still lost, and the cat ate the remote control...And, when I try to figure out how come nothing got done today, I'm baffled because...I KNOW I WAS BUSY ALL DAY!

I realize this condition is serious...I'd get help... BUT FIRST...

I think I'll check my e-mail...