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Lee Cooper


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3/27 John Bidwell on Electric Overdrive Vehicles

4/3   Kurt Colicchio, Owner and Gen'l Mgr. Fort Collins Foxes Baseball Club, Inc.

4/10 Emily Conner & Dennis Kaz on Alzheimers in Northern Colorado

4/17 NO MEETING    (Lincoln Center not available)

4/24 Matt Garrington, Environment Colorado Field Director
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)



1.   . . . . enjoys golfing occasionally, but is pretty much a hacker, as was demonstrated recently while playing
9 holes on a "jungle course" near the Mexican Riviera with his son.  He had to summon Jesus to return to the
club house for more balls before finishing the 3rd hole.
2.   . . . favorite horse's name was "There First".  He wasn't necessarily first to the finish line, but more likely first to the feed trough . . . "He rode just like a cocking chair".
3.  . . . got his first (and only) "Hemi" when he turned 50.
4.  . . . . Spends most days resolving other peoples problems.
5. . . . was the Potter County 4-H King in 1975 (!!).
6.  . . . has a son and daughter who are California natives.
7.  . . . Experienced an earthquake measuring 7.2 while living in southern California, which resulted in his wife agreeing to move almost immediately to GILLETTE, WYOMING.
8.  . . . thinks his wife, Kathy, likes his dog Tucker better than him. 
9.  . . . no longer eats tuna after experiencing commercial tuna fishing first hand in the Western Pacific while inspecting one of his former employers acquired assets, which was docked in American Samoa.

So, did YOU guess?  # 8 gave him away.  Scroll down to see our new SOW!



Charter Members, John Drescher & Ed Stoner
Ed did a great job emceeing this shindig


A picture from The Archives

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Who knows who this Sertoman is??
If you guessed Conway Gandy, you'd be correct!


More old Sertomans showed up than you can shake a stick at!
The Sertoman on the far left, Bob Zimdahl, was our 1st President, 1969 - 1970
Of course, everyone knows Everetty "Woody" Wood and Don Nelson, also Charter Members


Not able to be present, but still active Sertomans, Bob Reed and Bill Brown were missed.

Chartered March 15, 1969

Norm Rehme, Master Photographer, took pictures at our 40th Anniversary meeting, too.  To see his pictures,
click on this link:  www.rehme.com/sertoma  Click on a picture to see larger version.  Right click it
to download a copy to your computer.  If you have any problems, email me and I'll send you what you want. 

Carl, lost as usual, sitting at the head table with current president, Dan Kaup. 
No one seems to know just exactly when Carl joined, but it's a fair bet that he was simply lost.  Again.

A little bird was flying south for the winter.
It was so cold the bird froze and fell to the ground into a large field.

While he was lying there, a cow came by and dropped some dung on him.

As the frozen bird lay there in the pile of cow dung, he began to realize how warm he was.

The dung was actually thawing him out!

He lay there all warm and happy, and soon began to sing for joy.
A passing cat heard the bird singing and came to investigate.

Following the sound, the cat discovered the bird under the pile of cow dung,
and promptly dug him out and ate him.

Morals of the story:
(1) Not everyone who shits on you is your enemy...

(2) Not everyone who gets you out of shit is your

(3) And when you're in deep shit, it's best to keep
your mouth shut!


Did you know that one of the first songs Sertoma tried to get out club to sing was "Sertomans Go Whizzing Along" . . . . I wonder why it didn't catch on!??!

Brad Burns told everyone that his last ski trip will be his last . . . for those of you who may not know, he will be moving to California soon.  He has asked for some help with all of the "stuff" he has accumulated and stored over the years for the Ski Trip.  He has everything needed for a successful ski trip, ranging from a pop up canopy he's going to include to  . . . well, just about everything.  If you can take any or all of this stuff, please contact him.  481-6220

E. Scott Billington bragged that he just celebrated his 56th wedding anniversary.  He told us that he had one more quarter of school, and out of money, so he "had to get married".  Guess he married the right girl, eh?

Don Nelson had a $76 check for every one of his years since January 25, 1933!

Terry Danielson told us that Beaver still has it . . . last weekend when he met Terry & Diana's new puppy, she peed on him!

Apparently not much has changed in our club . . . Bob Zimdahl related to us that he was, indeed, the Charter President of our club.  What most of us don't know is that he was elected while he was out of town!  ,

Ed Caffrey bragged on his new hat given to him by "another famous Irishman, Wil Holtz".  He also had an $80 check for the Foundation in celebration of his 80th birthday celebrated recently, as well as a check for $120 to catch him up on his dues.

John Clagett STILL has 10 lift tickets he's hoping to get rid of sometime soon.  These are only
$56, considerably less than the $90 you'd have to pay, otherwise.  Call him: 


An Irishman who had a little too much to drink
Is driving home from the city one night and,
Of course, his car is weaving violently all over the road.

cop pulls him over.
' So,' says the cop to the driver,
Where have ya been?'

' Why, I've been to the pub of course,'
Slurs the drunk.
' Well,' says the cop, 'it looks like you've had quite
A few to drink this evening..'
'I did all right,' the drunk says with a smile.

' D
id you know,' says the cop, standing straight and
Folding his arms across his chest,
'that a few intersections back, your wife fell out of your car?'
Oh, thank heavens,' sighs the drunk.
'For a minute there, I thought I'd gone deaf.



Bill Green had a fun project for us last Saturday . . . over 20 Sertomans turned out to help Neighbor-to-Neighbor trim back bushes and trees from a number of buildings at The Coachlight Apts.. 
Timmy's little girl, Tami, brought donuts, and I had coffee.  After a breakfast of donuts and hot coffee, we all jumped in with hedge trimmers and chainsaws to make short work of the Juniper. 
I'm always impressed when non-members show up early in the morning (or anytime) to help on a project.  This is something they do because they see a need and they CAN help. 
So, a special mention goes to Tami for her hard work.  She helped us out last summer as well, with beer sales at the Realities Ride.  I wish we had more members like her, willing to lend a hand! 

Have you met our newest member?  Alan Cohen was recently voted into Sertoma.   Next time you see him, shake his hand and welcome him to the club!

In celebration of his mother and father's life (and death from from cancer) in the last few years, Shawn Dunnigan is trying to get 25 people together to walk in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life on June 13th.  He stressed that this is not a Sertoma -backed project, but more a personal thing.  If you would like to help Shawn, please contact him at:  217-4377

Friday, June 12th has been set for the Sertoma Annual golf tournament.  Mark on your calendars!

Our President, Dan Kaup, had a special mention (and thanks) for Ed Stoner for emceeing our Club's 40th Anniversary Celebration last week.  He also mentioned Bill Benton and Bill Brown for contributing some articles concerning the history of the club.  Dan asked that, if YOU have any stories or history, or whatever concerning the club, and you're not AFRAID to put it in writing, get them to him.  Dan would like to put together a "packet" of of these stories, and perhaps get them to us! 

We had someone from Abby's Signature Concert Series, which benefits Hospice and Respite Care.  Last year we gave them $2,500, which they turned into $40,000!!.  (We are donating the same amount this year).  Hospice, by the way, is now known as "Pathways Hospice".  This name change will serve to differentiate them from others (not non-profit) with the same name.

Tim Miller had a $99 brag for his birthday ON St. Patrick's Day.  Last year he gave us $100, but he's afraid he may not live to be 100, so he started at $100 last year and is "kind of working his way back".  Whatta' guy!

The POT was won by Jim Norrgard!

Zach reminded us that we have a table for 10 at the Boys and Girls Club "Building Incredible Kids" breakfast being held this year at The Embassy Suites.  7:30 a.m.  April 1  (They WILL be done by 8:30, Zach says)  If you'd like to go, contact Zach or Dan!

Carl Glaser reported that a number of members attended the 1st Annual John McLean Memorial Party for Homeless Prevention Initiative.  He tells us that about $1,900 was raised, and plans have begun for #2.  He mentioned that we did "quite well" selling hats that we received (free!) from the driver & hostess driving the ski bus.  Whatta' deal!



The city of Fort Collins announced Monday March 23, that it will be a participating city in Earth Hour 2009, a global climate awareness event. More than 240 cities around the world have already committed to go dark for one hour on Saturday March 28, 2009, at 8:30pm MST. Fort Collins joins tens of millions of people worldwide who unite in a call for global action on climate change.

From Amman to Warsaw, city skylines will go dark for one hour as individuals, businesses, government buildings, schools, and major landmarks turn off
non-essential lighting
in what is projected to be the largest climate event in history.

During Earth Hour 2008, more than 50 million people in 400 cities on all seven continents turned off their lights as major icons also went dark, such as, the Sydney Opera House, the Coliseum in Rome, Stockholm's Royal Castle, the Empire State Building, and the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Google participated by turning its homepage black for an entire day to observe the event.

Participating cities in the U.S. include: Fort Collins, Chicago, Las Vegas, Miami, and Nashville with more signing up everday! For more information please visit Earth Hour.


Zach Wilson (L), hands off the Trophy to new SOW, TOM KULA




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. 



"It's the choices who make us who we are.  And we can always choose to do what's right."
~ Spiderman


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:

20. Sew a button.

21. Argue with a European without getting xenophobic or insulting soccer.
Once, in our lifetime, much of Europe was approaching cultural and political irrelevance. Then they made like us and banded together into a union of confederated states. So you can always assume that they were simply copying the United States as they now push us to the verge of cultural and political irrelevance.

22. Give a woman an orgasm so that he doesn't have to ask after it.
Otherwise, ask after it.

23. Be loyal. Loyalty is not a matter of give-and-take: He did me a favor, therefore I owe him one. No. No. No. It is the recognition of a bond, the honoring of a shared history, the reemergence of the vows we make in the tight times. It doesn't mean complete agreement or invisible blood ties. It is a currency of selflessness, given without expectation and capable of the most stellar return.

24. Know his poison, without standing there, pondering like a dope. Brand, amount, style, fast, like so: Booker's, double, neat.

25. Drive an eightpenny nail into a treated two-by-four without thinking about it.
Use a contractor's hammer. Swing hard and loose, like a tennis serve.

26. Cast a fishing rod without shrieking or sighing or otherwise admitting defeat.

27. Play gin with an old guy. Old men will try to crush you. They'll drown you in meaningless chatter, tell stories about when they were kids this or in Korea that. Or they'll retreat into a taciturn posture designed to get you to do the talking. They'll note your strategies without mentioning them, keep the stakes at a level they can control, and change up their pace of play just to get you stumbling. You have to do this -- play their game, be it dominoes or cribbage or chess. They may have been playing for decades. You take a beating as a means of absorbing the lessons they've learned without taking a lesson. But don't be afraid to take them down. They can handle it.

28. Play go fish with a kid.
You don't crush kids. You talk their ear off, make an event out of it, tell them stories about when you were a kid this or in Vegas that. You have to play their game, too, even though they may have been playing only for weeks. Observe. Teach them without once offering a lesson. And don't be afraid to win. They can handle it.

29. Understand quantum physics well enough that he can accept that a quarter might, at some point, pass straight through the table when dropped.
Sometimes the laws of physics aren't laws at all. Read The Quantum World: Quantum Physics for Everyone, by Kenneth W. Ford.

30. Feign interest. Good place to start: quantum physics.

31. Make a bed.



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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