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3/13 Bill Brown..... Club 40th Anniversary Celebration (Chartered March 15, 1969)
3/20 Ron Lautzenheiser...Ray Martinez and Ron Lautzenheiser on Project Smile Update
3/27 Ed Caffrey.... John Bidwell on Electric Overdrive Vehicles
June 12 ~ Sertoma Golf Tournament


     Brags and Notices
                             January 9, 2004, our Foundation total is
                          December 31, 2004 ~ $24, 089.63
December 31, 2005 ~ $35,308.09
                         December 31, 2006 ~ $47,696.52
                        June 29, 2007 ~ $50, 911.02

                        July, 2008 ~ $53,134
January, 2009 ~ $40,654

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The SOW (Sertoman of the Week)


These clues should be sung to the tune of a Scottish ballad:

1.  His grandfather hails from Scotland, from the town of Leath.
2.  His mother was a Valentine and met John Kennedy.
3.  His brother serves our country now, far across the sea.
4.  His sister is a president of a company.
5.  Our SOW is just a simple man, no one of import.
6.  Always a fine gentleman, always a good sport.
7.  His father made sweet beverages, only the Real Thing.
8.  Our brother likes to play guitar, and sometimes likes to sing.
9.  But his songs are not heard today, for he lives alone.
10.  He works a bit, but plays much more.  His leisure is his own.
11.  Our brother hails from the North Star state, with 10,000 lakes
12.  He knows the law, and knows it well, but sometimes makes mistakes.
13.  Have you guessed our brother yet, do you have a clue?
14.  Salt and pepper, with a tan, is he next to you?

Fine gentleman, Zach Wilson (L), receives the SOW trophy from Jay Gerdes (R)


Grab a cup of hot chocolate, and check out these pics from the 2008 Ski Trip, compliments of Ken Borrett!
(click on 'em)


Sertoma Ski Trip 2009

If anyone else has pics, send 'em to me and I'll archive them on the 2009 Ski Trip Page








Please reserve St. Patrick’s Day,  Tuesday evening, March 17, from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. to celebrate John’s favorite holiday and also one of his favorite causes, Homelessness Prevention.  It will be at Avogadro’s, 605 South Mason, Fort Collins. 
Munchies by Avogadro’s, a cash bar, live Irish entertainment (The O’Malley Sisters as well as the Celtic band Lalla Rookh
 http://www.lallarookh.com/ ), dancing and lots of friendship will be at your disposal. 

As you know, John was a huge supporter of the Homelessness Prevention Initiative and when he died, his family requested all memorial donations go to this nonprofit organization.  His friends are continuing his humanitarian work, as well as his tradition of putting on a great St. Paddy’s Day party!




Next Friday at the 40 year anniversary meeting, Stoner tells us that there will be 7 out of 8 Charter members in attendance.
In addition, the program is going to be our members sharing their favorite story or stories about other Sertomans and/or events, projects. 
Fast Eddy will be facilitating the program, and has picked out "a few of his favorites, one centering around Judge Nelson, Christmas Tree Sales, schnapps and the back of semi

Brad Burns solicited a round of applause for Ed Caffrey, will is 80 on March 3rd!

If you missed ED's Eightieth birthday bash, you missed a good one!


Ken Borrett had a $5 brag for the cooks on the ski trip for "going above and beyond the call of duty".  He also told us about Art someone on the ski trip who had good manners.  Ken told him that, with a "ground blizzard" in effect, just pick up the steak sandwich and eat it!

Larry Glass had a brag that, unlike some of us poor bastards, he was NOT home . . . . he told us how he and the Princess celebrated her birthday in Hawaii, where the temperature
down to 68 degrees.

John Clagett had a $20 brag for the anniversary of his dad's death.  Had he lived he would be 80.

Ken Reiter related a story to us about a day he spent recently in the Douglas County Schools. 
He was with a "young person" who is aspiring to become Principal.  Seems this lady was concerned that teachers were just too soft on students these days.  When pressed for an example, she told of watching a teacher in the hallway between classes.  A student walked by and remarked "I hate this fucking class!"  The teacher replied "I hate to tell you this honey, but this is Algebra, not fucking class!"

Frank Johnson brought in a check to pick up the IOU from last week for his 68th birthday!

John Clagett has a recommendation for us ~ He says we have to watch host Jon Stewart lay into the CNBC commentator, Rick Santelli  "The incredible Santelli'' is famous for "Santelli's rant'' on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, a broadcast diatribe against the Obama administration's bailout of bad mortgages. 
Clagett called this "one of the best pieces of media he's ever seen".  Check it out! 
(click on it!)

Bill Brown had a Sven & Ole joke sent him by Nutter:

Olaf & Sven were fishing one day when Sven pulled out a cigar Finding he had no matches, he asked Olaf for a light.
"Ya, shure, I tink I haff a lighter," he replied. Then reaching into his tackle box, he pulled out a Bic lighter 10 inches long.
"Yiminy Cricket!" exclaimed Sven, taking the huge Bic lighter in his hands "Vhere dit yew git dat monster??"
"Vell," replied Olaf, "I got it from me Genie."
"You haff a genie in yor tackle box?" Sven asked.
"Ya, shure It's right here in my tackle box," says Olaf.
"Could I see him?"
So Olaf opens his tackle box & sure enough, out pops the genie.
Addressing the genie, Sven says,
"Hey dere! I'm a good friend of your master. Vill you grant me vun vish?"
"Yes, I will," says the genie.
So Sven asks the genie for a million bucks. The genie disappears back into the tackle box leaving Sven sitting there, waiting for his million bucks.
Shortly, the sky darkens & is filled with the sound of a million ducks... flying overhead.
Over the roar of the million ducks Sven yells at Olaf. "Yumpin' Yimminy I asked for a million bucks, not a million ducks!"
Olaf answers, "Ya, I forgot to tell yew dat da genie is hart of hearing.

Do yew really tink I asked for a 10-inch Bic?"


John Stouffer had a brag for his grandson, apparently cleanup hitter on a Denver Metro baseball (?) team.  He hit two homeruns in State Tournament in Grand Junction last weekend.

CLICK HERE TO SEE PICTURES of guests taken during our Valentine's Day Program!

Board Meeting is next Tuesday, March 10th.  You know the drill.

A tentative date has been set for the golf tournament.  Our Golf Czar, Mike Tarantino, tells us that Friday, June 12th is the date to mark on your calendar.

Dan Kaup thanked Mr. Clagett for ramroddin' the ski trip again this year . . . seems though, as usual, we have a number of lift tickets left over again.  John has about 10 lift tickets we've acquired for $56 instead of the usual $92 that will be good through this season.  Help John out (and score some cheap lift tickets at the same time).  Call him at 215-5706.

The POT was won by Fast Eddy Stoner!












Wanna' see something cool?  CLICK HERE to see how to fly!!! (thanks, mr. green!)


Meets every third Tuesday at 5:00 - 7 ~ at Pappy's, located at Shields and Horsetooth, behind Hibachi Grill, and next to the Vision Center. 



The 75 Skills Every Man Should Master

A man can be expert in nothing, but he must be practiced in many things. Skills. You don't have to master them all at once. You simply have to collect and develop a certain number of skills as the years tick by. People count on you to come through. That's why you need these, to start.

A Man Should Be Able To:

13. Throw a punch. Close enough, but not too close. Swing with your shoulders, not your arm. Long punches rarely land squarely. So forget the roundhouse. You don't have a haymaker. Follow through; don't pop and pull back. The length you give the punch should come in the form of extension after the point of contact. Just remember, the bones in your hand are small and easy to break. You're better off striking hard with the heel of your palm. Or,  you could buy the guy a beer and talk it out.

14. Chop down a tree. Know your escape path. When the tree starts to fall, use it.

15. Calculate square footage. Width times length.

17. Make one drink, in large batches, very well. 
When I interviewed for my first job, one of the senior guys had me to his house for a reception. He offered me a cigarette and pointed me to a bowl of whiskey sours, like I was Darrin Stephens and he was Larry Tate. I can still remember that first tight little swallow and my gratitude that I could go back for a refill without looking like a drunk. I came to admire the host over the next decade, but he never gave me the recipe. So I use this:
• For every 750-ml bottle of whiskey (use a decent bourbon or rye), add:
• 6 oz fresh-squeezed, strained lemon juice
• 6 oz simple syrup (mix superfine sugar and water in equal quantities)

To serve: Shake 3 oz per person with ice and strain into chilled cocktail glasses. Garnish with a cherry and an orange slice or, if you're really slick, a float of red wine. (Pour about 1/2 oz slowly into each glass over the back of a spoon; this is called a New York sour, and it's great.)

18. Speak a foreign language. Pas beaucoup. Mais faites un effort.

19. Approach a woman out of his league. Ever have a shoeshine from a guy you really admire? He works hard enough that he doesn't have to tell stupid jokes; he doesn't stare at your legs; he knows things you don't, but he doesn't talk about them every minute; he doesn't scrape or apologize for his status or his job or the way he is dressed; he does his job confidently and with a quiet relish. That stuff is wildly inviting. Act like that guy.



Sertoman Accomplishments Birth/Death
Ed Hull      
Stan Shalla    
David James    
Don Sendgraf    
Dick Manges Past President  
Bill Banks Past President/ Past Governor  
Marvin (Marv) Fries  Charter Member  
Harv Nesbitt    
Jim Nichols Charter Member, Past President, SOY 10/5/29 ~
Gen. Bill Mauer    
Jim Hoeven Charter Member  
Pete Montagriff   9/15/34 - 4/15/ 2005
Jim Waltz   11/2/36 ~ 8/23/2005
Ron Kresl   3/29/32 / ~ 12/18/05
Bob Leinart   4/30/41 ~ 2/16/06
Larry Chaussee   11/4/58 ~ 12/19/06
John McLean   8/23/39 ~ 2/10/08
Chuck Blazek   5/17/39 - 5/22/2007
Denny Farnsworth Past Pres. & SOY 6/23/41 ~ 6/10/09
Russell Butler   1/9/46 ~ 12/11/09
Paul McCoy   5/14/31 ~ 12/11/10
Jerry Bender   2/21/1948 ~ 3/1/2011
Dick Ziporlin   2/8/1931~ 6/4, 2011
Bob Reed Operation Santa Claus 9/5/1932 ~ 10/5/2011
John Drescher Charter Member / Sgt. at Arms/ Ski Trip 8/29/31 ~ 2/12/2012
David Lee Thomas   8/6, 1930 - 1/16, 2013

The Sertoma Board usually meets EVERY SECOND Tuesday  AT NORTH AMERICAN TITLE COMPANY  AT 5:30 p.m.  





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