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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....September 30, 2010
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith

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Quote:   “On account of being a democracy and run by the people we are the only nation on earth that has to keep a government for 4 years no matter what it does." Will Rogers

Guests:   n/a

Fines:  n/a

Announcements:   A brief Board Meeting after lunch voted to donate $400 to The Melissa J. Utecht Benefit Fund Golf Tournament. The players would pay $50 each to play. Oct 18
For info on this, go to: .    

Dick Enslow passed out the last of the Golf tournament awards to Rev. Jim Robinson...He accepted with one arm in a sling.


Ed Bezjak pushed his “Keno Combine” one last time. Cross your fingers.

George Hannes wanted to know if we were interested in doing another breakfast at Applebees and it looks like that's a YES. Some time early next year.

Fall Dist. Conf. maybe Oct 8th at the Embassy Suits in the DTC. For more information, contact the Platte Canyon Club.

Bob Schlageter was elected to e-mail International. (I didn't catch why)

Greater Park Hill Club is going to have a Bridge fundraiser so will let you know when we have more details.

Englewood Chamber of Commerce luncheon is on Oct 19th. Cost $20 but club picks up half. Reservation deadline is Oct 5th. Howie Kelsall will have an honorable mention there. Meridian Retirement Center, 3455 S. Corona St. 11:30am. There is NO lunch on the 14th. The Board also voted to pay for any of Howie Kelsall's family that attends the Englewood Chamber luncheon where he will have honorable mention.

Will Martinez 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.



Jack Marshall told us about his life which started out April 17, 1957, 2 days before the tax deadline for his dad. Born in Denver, lived in Virginia and Maryland because dad was in Army Air Corp, and returned to Littleton in 68 and graduated from Littleton High. In Dec. 6, 1975, he joined the Air Force as a weapons specialist on a bomber and served in England. He mentioned it was his guys that sent the bombs over to Lybia that were used on Kadafi’s Palace. He served 4 years. When he returned to the state, he got off the plane in Myrtle Beach, SC. and the heat and humidity about knocked him over.

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Jack was discharged in Dec. 7, 1979 as a Sergeant, and tried being an electrician but got zapped so many times, he decided to change career paths. He went to A.C.C. for Architectural Technology and ended up with a scholarship to a school in Kansas but bought a house here and started attending CU but didn't graduate. He learned enough from his dad to help him pass the tests. He did teach Architectural Technology at A.C.C.
Jack met his wife, Marcia, who was from NE and they were married in Jan of 1987. It was a short courtship and at least 9 months after they were married, his daughter was born in Oct. (something about being snowed in was mentioned). They also have 2 boys and several G-kids.
Jack's father and others, such as Bill Parchen, brought him into the club. He figured after 10 years in Kiwanis and 9 of those years in a position of office and 4 of those as the President, Sertoma wouldn't be bad but it didn't take long before he started through the chairs and made it to the top.
Jack said he once sat on LBJ’s bed at the White House and played with LBJ’s dog. He also mentioned he took the Enslow School of Speed Reading and Speaking.


Program:  Orian Hunter, thinking he was the program again, almost let all the air out of our speakers program, Michael Clough, Superintendent of Sheridan Schools, ""The Turn Around"" processes."

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In Sheridan School District, $2.4 million in turnaround money will flow to struggling Fort Logan Elementary — a school that serves more than 300 low-income students.
Starting in October, students will be in class until about 5 p.m. three days a week.
"It's very tough to turn a school around in the amount of time you are given in the old agricultural calendar," said Superintendent Michael Clough. "Summer losses are tremendous. It takes us almost to Nov. 1 to get us where we were in May."
The district hopes to partner with local organizations to provide after-school activities and will use the money to hire a second shift of teachers to help with academic intervention.
"The bottom line is we need more time for learning," said Ellen Hunter, Sheridan's turnaround specialist. "The other focus is closing that opportunity gap. Our kids don't really come to school with the background, knowledge and opportunities that their middle-class peers come with."

Read more: Colorado schools get $43 million in grants - The Denver Post

Nineteen Colorado schools got big three-year turnaround grants. The top 10 grants are concentrated in Denver and Pueblo:
Fort Logan Elementary, Sheridan School District, $2.4 million

In the Sheridan School District, the smallest metro district, anticipated rescission funds went from about $240,000 to $288,333 according to CFO Kristin Colonell.

Superintendent Michael Clough said the rescission for the current school year will be followed by cuts of about 12 percent next year, something he fears will mean unavoidable staff cuts. And there are worse projections for two years out and beyond.

"This is just a prelude of what is to come for us, and it is going to present challenges across the state of Colorado we have not seen before," he said.


Upcoming programs:
Oct 7: Art Winstanley, “Burglars in Blue”
Oct 21: Robert Schenken VP Colo Public Radio
Oct 28: Congressman Mike Coffman

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     Upcoming SOD list
Oct 7 – Regular Meeting – SOD Will Martinez
Oct 21 – Regular Meeting & BOD SOD Dick Mason
Oct 28 – Regular Meeting – SOD Pat McKim

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