YOU ARE INVITED!!
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
dancing and lots of friendship will be at your
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
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-trailer."
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!
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!
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
plummeted 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.
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
Johnson brought in a check to pick up the IOU from
last week for his 68th birthday!
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
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
"You haff a genie in yor tackle box?" Sven
"Ya, shure It's right here in my tackle box,"
"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
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
CLICK HERE TO
SEE PICTURES of guests taken during our
Valentine's Day Program!
Meeting is next Tuesday, March 10th. You
know the drill.
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.
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
The POT was won by
Fast Eddy Stoner!
Wanna' see something cool?
CLICK HERE to see how to fly!!!
(thanks, mr. green!)
every third Tuesday at 5:00 -
7 ~ at
Pappy's, located at Shields and Horsetooth, behind
Hibachi Grill, and next to the Vision
The 75 Skills Every Man Should Master
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.
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.
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
• 6 oz fresh-squeezed, strained
• 6 oz simple syrup
superfine sugar and water in equal
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
Past President/ Past Governor
Marvin (Marv) Fries
||Charter Member, Past President, SOY
Gen. Bill Mauer
||9/15/34 - 4/15/ 2005
||11/2/36 ~ 8/23/2005
||3/29/32 / ~ 12/18/05
||4/30/41 ~ 2/16/06
||11/4/58 ~ 12/19/06
||8/23/39 ~ 2/10/08
||5/17/39 - 5/22/2007
||Past Pres. & SOY
||6/23/41 ~ 6/10/09
||1/9/46 ~ 12/11/09
||5/14/31 ~ 12/11/10
||2/21/1948 ~ 3/1/2011
||2/8/1931~ 6/4, 2011
||Operation Santa Claus
||9/5/1932 ~ 10/5/2011
||Charter Member / Sgt. at Arms/ Ski Trip
||8/29/31 ~ 2/12/2012
|David Lee Thomas
||8/6, 1930 - 1/16, 2013
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