by: Don Smith
THIS WEEK IN REVIEW ....Sept. 7, 2006
This weeks Reporter-Sterling Cain
Guests: John Bruno, Branch Manager, Bank of the West
Announcements: The results for the 16th Annual Arapahoe Sertoma Fall Classic are as follows:
Closest to Pin #15 -- Phil Grimm
Longest Putt #18 -- Dick Mason
Championship Flight, Gross - 1st Place, Dick Enslow with an 80. 2nd Place, Doug Harder with 86.
1st Flight, (GHIN HDCP), Net - 1st Place, Dick Mason with 71N. 2nd Place, Rick Jacobus with 74N.
Sandbagger Flight, Callaway - 1st Place, Rick Campbell with 70. 2nd Place, Phil Grimm with 72.
Health note: Steve Bollard has had a stroke. He will be going into rehab tomorrow. Please send and cards and flowers to the rehab facility, not to the hospital.
Bingo Report was given by Bezjak. Attendance was 112 with a $5100 deposit. A team is up next. Please be there by 5:30.
Presidential Announcements: The District Conference will be held on Saturday, September 23rd.
A Bowl-a-thon will be held by the Rainbow Bridge Sertoma Club on October 21st.
The Midwest Regional Sertoma Conference will be held from May 3rd to May 5th. Please mark you calendars.
Fines: George Hannes proposed a $.25 fine to Penland for having the guest for the program show up too early. The fine was then upped to $.50. Passed
Mike McGee proposed an automatic $.25 fine to Hogge for being late.
A fine of $.25 was proposed to Bezjak for whining about losing his cap at the golf tournament. The fine was promptly doubled for additional whining about getting fined. Passed with no vote. Bezjak did not want to hear it.
Directories: See Tim Pollak. We're on our last case.
King Soopers Coupons: See Mike Magee.
Handshake prize of a toy car went to Bill Benton.
SERTOMAN OF THE DAY:
Jim Perkins: Jim started with an announcement. He requested that we all please write our names legibly on the attendance slips. He is having a heck of a time trying to figure out our collective chicken scratch.
Jim was born in Birmingham, Alabama 34 years to the day after Sertoma International was founded. Pat McKim got $5 for quick math in being first to figure out he was born in 1946.
Jim has lived in Denver since 1950. He attended Abraham Lincoln High School. It is, of course, still standing.
He is a self proclaimed sports nut. Jim had polio as a kid.
He has been married twice. He has two children. His son served in Iraq but is now back home. His daughter is Joe Dowdy's neighbor. He has seven grandkids.
Jim worked summers at Elitch, until he wrecked their train. He then worked at the Colorado Department of Highways as a data “collector”, which was a bit more along the lines of a data “modifier”. He then went on to work as a cabinet maker. His final, an main carrier, was for Noran (sp?) where he started as a sub assembler. He worked his way up to be the product manager for the Americas and the Pacific Rim. While working at Norgan he was able to finish his degree and went on to complete an MBA. Then, on March 10th, 1993 he fell down icy steps while attending a trade show in Chicago. He suffered a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, which rendered him paraplegic. He continued to work for Norgan, retiring in 1998.
Jim joined the Arapahoe Sertoma Club in 2003. He was brought into the club by Joe Dowdy.
PROGRAM: Dave Penland introduced Sarah Brown, an analyst for the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in their DNA section.
Sarah attended the Pittsburgh (at this point John Vierthaler started to get excited) College in Kansas (John was heartbroken). She received her degree in Biological Sciences, which is, basically, the study of biological fluids.
Her job for the CBI, while initially sounding rather glamorous, actually consists of intently studying dirty clothes all day. She looks for bodily fluids and other substances that contain cells with DNA. Unfortunately, blood is not one of these. Blood has no DNA in order to make more room for carrying oxygen.
She led us though a slide show that showed the various methods and machinery for finding and replicating enough DNA to make a measurable sample and then how you can use that sample to match people with the evidence found at the scene.
She concluded that since most of the clothes that she studied were extremely filthy and that since they all belonged to victims of crimes she feels that the best way of avoiding crime is to wear clean underwear.
Bill Benton Bruce Elsey Jim Robinson
On the calendar .. www.arapahoe-sertoma.org/cal.htm
Sep 21 - Regular Meeting - SOD John Pifer
Sep 28 - Regular Meeting - SOD Jim Rees
Program: Lockheed-Martin, Pluto NASA Project
Oct 5 - Regular Meeting - SOD Jim Robertson
Program: Fred Joseph, State Securities Commissioner
Oct 12 - Regular Meeting - SOD Norm Schillo
Sep 25 - C Team
Oct 2 - D Team
Oct 9 - E Team
Oct 16 - A Team
Oct 23 - B Team
Oct 30 - C Team
Click here for printable version
If you want an electronic copy of the Roster,
send me an e-mail. DonSmith@arapahoe-sertoma.org
Try this from Xerox. If you go to this web site, http://www.letssaythanks.com/ , you can pick out a thank you card and Xerox will print it and it will be sent to a soldier that is currently serving in Iraq. You can't pick out who gets it, but it will go to some member of the armed services. How AMAZING it would be if we could get everyone we know to send one!!! This is a great site. Please send a card. It is FREE and it only takes a second. Wouldn't it be wonderful if the soldiers received a bunch of these? Whether you are for or against the war, our troops over there need to know we are behind them.
Corporate Lesson 2:
A priest offered a lift to a Nun. She got in and crossed her legs, forcing her gown to reveal a leg.
The priest nearly had an accident. After controlling the car, he stealthily slid his hand up her leg. The nun said, "Father, remember
The priest removed his hand. But, changing gears, he let his hand slide up her leg again. The nun once again said, "Father, remember Psalm 129?"
The priest apologized "Sorry sister but the flesh is weak."
Arriving at the convent, the nun went on her way. On his arrival at the church, the priest rushed to look up Psalm 129.
It said, "Go forth and seek, further up, you will find glory."
Moral of the story:
If you are not well informed in your job, you might miss a great opportunity.