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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....September 4, 2014
This weeks Reporter- Don Smith

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Announcements:   Don Nelson isn’t doing very well and probably will not be back to lunch. He is taking visitors at home AND would like you to call and chat. His number is 303 794-4917. It was reported that he has in-house hospice. He was being carried the other day and ended up with a broken rib.

Cliff metsker’s mother passed away a few days ago, she had been in failing health for some time.

Bill’s friend Ida May wrote a letter informing us of the passing of her son John J. Nicholl Jr. on Sep.2nd. She wanted to let us know that your welcome to join the family in celebrating John’s life at South Fellowship Church, 6560 S. Broadway, Littleton this Sunday afternoon, September 7th at 2:00pm.

Doug informed us that Rev. Robinson is out of the hospital and recovering.

Bill Benton mentioned the receipt of a couple Thank You’s, one from Craig Hospital for our $5,500 donation and the other from Rosies Ranch for the $500 donation they received.

B-days to: Doug Harder & the impatient Tim Pollak

Doug just wanted to rub it it when he mentioned CU-17, CSU-31.

Rick Jacobus is gathering up his crew because Freedom Week is just around the corner.

Pancake date and location is being worked on.

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:  Bob Stein is a Denver native, is the oldest of five kids and has been up here since 1974, giving his life history. Bob is married to Diane with 50 years under his belt, has one daughter, one son-in-law and one grandchild (keeps it simple that way). Gary Castle got him into Sertoma. Bob has been past President (86-86) – Gold Coat, and past District Governor in 1989. Back then, there was only one District with 17 clubs which kept him busy trying to visit all of them on a timely manner.

Bob decided to enlisted in the Navy instead of finishing college and took training to be a Fire Control Officer (they don’t put out fires, they compute all kinds of things before firing the big guns). About half way through that he got into submarine school. The first part of the training was to learn about every system on the boat. He was able to get duty in Pearl Harbor. He was assigned to the third nuclear sub ever built. He then got to go back to school to learn the fire control systems on a new sub in Long Beach. Bob figured out that the more schools he went to, the less time he would be on a ship. He was the junior member of the crew so he was almost an E-5 but still got stuck with mess duty (this was around 1961). This was during the cold war so their duty was to keep an eye on the Russians. The only limit on their duty at sea was how much food they could stuff on board. So he got to go to the North Pole, test weapons, chase Russians, learn to dive, and all other sorts of fun stuff, not to forget that he went around the world about 22 times.

He didn’t want to leave Hawaii but he eventually did and came back home and started doing new systems for a new sub. He was then stationed in Spain and got to patrol the Mediterranean. He eventually took the test to go to E-8 and passed, but declined the commission and got out of the service. After the service, Bob started several banks in the area and started a Car Wash with another Sertoman. We just learned the Bob has sold the Car Wash, no wonder there weren’t any quarters on the table.

Bob shared some information about the club and it’s members when he was the President. Some names were familiar to the older members but lost to the newer ones. Listen to Bob Stein.mp3

Program: John Vierthaler introduced a fellow attorney Mike Makaroff, who recently retired from law and is now speaking to groups in the hope of getting Dr. Ben Carson to run for President.

Ben Carson was born in Detroit, Michigan, on September 18, 1951. His mother, though undereducated herself, pushed her sons to read and to believe in themselves. Carson went from being a poor student to receiving honors and he eventually attended medical school. As a doctor, he became the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital at age 33, and became famous for his ground-breaking work separating conjoined twins.

(You can read the whole Bio here:

Dr. Ben Carson made headlines with his keynote at the National Prayer Breakfast in February 2013. Standing just a few feet from President Obama, the neurosurgeon offered a common sense critique of liberal government, calling for a return to our historic culture of personal responsibility, free markets, and upward mobility. The speech instantly went viral; The Wall Street Journal even ran an editorial, “Ben Carson for President.”
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Listen to Mike Makaroff.mp3

Upcoming programs and events :
Sep 11 – Karen Owen-Lee – Housing options for seniors
Sep 25 – Phil Tahmindjis – ex Olympian
Dec. 8th: Club Christmas party at DTC Maggiano’s
List of future programs        Past programs.pdf

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Upcoming SOD list
Sep 11 – Jack Thompson & BOD
Sep 18 – John Veirthaler
Sep 25 – Bill Benton

(BOD means Board of Dir. meeting)

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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)