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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....Sep 28, 2017
This weeks Reporter- Don Smith

news_l3.gif  Dick Enslow        Don Smith     news_l5.gif   Scott Manley

Guests:  Alice Perkins, Jim’s wife: Simpson St Fort was voted in as a new member and will be inducted in a week or two: Paul Carter, father of our Program today, Jeff Carter: Taylor Bigandt, guest from the Chamber event Tuesday.

FINES:  Fry, for butting in the lunch line: McKim was fined for chasing skirt while trying to perform his Presidential duties. It was close but he paid up. Pat did say she will be our Program in a couple weeks. Enslow was fined for interfering with the business of the club.

Foundation News:  The Foundation still has a cemetery plot or two for sale. They are located at Chapel Hill Cemetery. If interested, contact one of the Foundation members or me ( ) and I will forward your contact to one of them.

Announcements:   No one knelt during the Pledge. We did not have to have a “pre-lunch meeting" on the subject.

Bob’s granddaughter, Carley Baldwin, is out of Craig full time but still goes back for treatments which saves a ton of money. There is a gofundme page set up if you want to donate at: You can read about what happened and what she will be going through in the future. There is also a Carley Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 30 at Chinook Tavern. View the details here: page 1   page 2 (has the history of what happened).

The Englewood Chamber meeting was held last Tuesday and although most of our club was there, only 11 Chamber members showed up. No explanation given for such a small turn out, Randy Penn even apologized it. A lot of work went into our efforts and what we did was a great success. Dave Miley did a great job leading the effort. The Copper Pot did a great Job of catering and we had door prizes left over. There was some conversation as to who was being friendly with the good looking woman that was there.

Gary ordered 50 patches and they are $3 each. Nice looking patches.

Tim has the new Directories & Fillers for those that needed them.

Bill also passed around the Bronco-Raiders Pool for this week’s game. See photo for the squares you bought. Last week’s winners were: Bennett, Bezjak, Mason & Jacobus.

The question of where the monies go from the Pool (and King Soopers) is: They help keep our dues lower.


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Sertoman of the Day:   No one wanted to volunteer so that gave more time to the program.

Program:  Doug Harder introduced Jeff Carter.  Jeff flew a helicopter in support of crews fighting a wildfire in Arizona and his bird crashed, burning over 50% of his body.  Jeff’s father, Paul, is also an old classmate of a couple of the members and was in attendance.

Jeff gave a great presentation and had some photos showing before and after shots of what the fire did to his body.  It is remarkable what the medical people did and all the medical treatment he had to go through to get where he is today, alive with a wife and 2 sons and a couple step children.  It was obvious how his mother, father and other friends and family stood by his side over the years, supporting him and the healing process.

Jeff had a lawsuit against Bell Helicopter and TransTech and it was settled out of court.  Below is part of the lawsuit which describes some of what happened.

This lawsuit arises out of the crash of a Bell 206B-III "Jet Ranger" helicopter near Tucson, Arizona. On July 1, 1994, Jeffrey Claude Carter was piloting the Jet Ranger in connection with a firefighting operation in the Pusch Ridge Wilderness area north of Tucson. The helicopter crashed while Carter attempted to deliver an external load containing supplies to a Forest Service fire crew by means of a "long line" suspended beneath the helicopter.

According to Carter, the wind caused the helicopter to rotate sharply. He attempted to drop his load by activating the electrical release switch, but the load failed to release. Carter contends that the hardware connected to the cargo hook failed to release because it jammed on the cargo hook itself, preventing the load from releasing, even though the hook opened properly. The sling load snagged on a rock outcropping causing the main rotor to sever the tailboom. Carter sustained serious burns and permanent injuries for which he seeks compensation.

Carter, and his parents Paul and Clairelaine Carter, bring this suit for strict liability and negligence against Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., the manufacturer of the helicopter, TransTechnology Corporation ("TransTech"), the manufacturer of the cargo release mechanism and the United States for negligence and for third party spoliation of evidence.

On July 25, 1997, the Court granted, in part, the United States's dispositive motion finding that the Government was a "special employer" and therefore the negligence claims based on the Government's employer status were barred by California's workers compensation exclusivity statute. The Government also argued that it was entitled to judgment as a matter of law because Arizona does not recognize the tort of spoliation. This Court found the spoliation question undecided. It took the Government's motion as to the spoliation issue under advisement and certified the [52 F.Supp.2d 1110]  spoliation question to the Arizona Supreme Court while staying discovery.

(   Listen to Jeff Carter.mp3

Upcoming programs and events :

Sertoma Area Calendar--Calendar-Updated.pdf
Events coming up-more details:

Arapahoe Calendar:
Dec 10 - Club Christmas party

List of future programs        Past programs.pdf     Club history

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Upcoming SOD list
Oct 5 – Dave Miley
Oct  12 – Jim Perkins
Oct 19 – Tim Pollak
Oct 26 – Jim Rees
Nov  2 - Norm Schillo

(BOD means Board Of Dir. meeting)
Index of when you were the SOD

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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Sign the Pledge 
How to sign the Pledge

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A Movie with Grandpa video
Soaring Valor (Short Film)

Links to the
Club Photos Have moved:

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2017-2018 Officers list.txt
The club’s Facebook page:

Erik Hebert from New Beginnings Recovery Center in Littleton: pt-1  & pt-2

Melissa Hellmuth of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) CASA pt-1  & CASA pt-2

Doug Jackson (Project C.U.R.E) at Arapahoe Sertoma 2017

A-1 Scuba and Craig Hospital Program:

Harvey Le Cato presenting banner video:

Jack Farland speaks to Arapahoe Sertoma

Arapahoe Sertoma promo with Bob Stein

John Pifer SOD

Arapahoe Sertoma at go-kart track  

Volunteering With Sertoma by Anthony Prichard

Helping People With Hearing Problems In Englewood, CO by Anthony Prichard