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Contact Reuel Rolston with your program!  

As Reuel puts it)
  Program Date

Clagett January 22, 2010 Sertoma District Governor
Cohen January 29, 2010
Cooper   February 5, 2010 Mike Guerriero, the author of "Party Across America"   He's appeared on CNN . . . .
See his website:www.partyacrossamericabook.com   MEET AT AZTLAN CENTER (see below)
Cord February 12, 2010
Danielson February 19, 2010
Dunnigan  February 26, 2010
Dusek March 5, 2010
Florin March 12, 2010

If ANYONE would like to include THEIR program, please

Frank March 19, 2010

email me with the information, pictures, etc.

Gandy March 26, 2010
Gerdes April 2, 2010
Glaser April 9, 2010
Hanson April 16, 2010
Hartlieb April 23, 2010
Holtz April 30, 2010
Hunt May 7, 2010
Hunter May 14, 2010
Irwin May 21, 2010
Johnson May 28, 2010
Kaup June 4, 2010
Keiss June 11, 2010
Knezovich June 18, 2010
Kopplin   June 25, 2010

     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.   . . . was born in Fairbanks, Alaska.
5. Were you a member of scouts or other youth group?
Never made it past cub scout, couldn't handle the pressures of the pine derby.
6. What activities/sports did you participate in while in school?
Soccer, football, wrestling, lacrosse, rugby and public displays of affection
8. Who was the first girl you kissed?
9. Worst experience in high school?
Kissing Rebecca

EX-SOW, Brad Burns (R), hands off the trophy to Okey Reese, new SOW!









The Board recently discussed and approved a motion to make the minutes more easily
available to members.  To that end, CLICK HERE to see the minutes from 12/8/2009.

A while back, (OK, in November) we had a meeting at the Drake Center.  Vicki Lutz, Executive Director at Crossroads Safehouse heard (our own!) Josh Benedict remark that there "was no dessert".  The next week, she got up early on Friday and made a HUGE tray of delicious brownies for everyone who made the meeting that day!  What a woman!!  (I heard at least ONE person nominate her for membership) 

Speaking of Crossroads Safehouse, there is a work project scheduled for Saturday, January 24th.  Mr. Manning says we can use "25 good men", although (I'm sure) Sertomans will be accepted.  It will start at 9 in the morning and is expected to end one-ish.

We have a chance for a "dry run" at the Aztlan Center, coming up on Feb. 5th . . . . If you'll notice the program on that day, the party animal himself, Mike Guerriero,
will be in attendance.  There is a map further down the page.

"As you prepare to head out for summer vacation consider whether you are looking for just a trip or a celebration.  If the latter, you must pick up "Party Across America" by Michael Guerriero."
    L.A. Times

Softball is still being tossed about by several . . . . If YOU would like to be a Charter Member of Sertoma's first softball team in DECADES, contact Josh Benedict jbenedict@ft.nyl.com or 219-6819 .

Woody had a brag for one of more "illustrious" members with honesty beyond a doubt.  Woody told us how he loaned Paul McCoy a buck for the pot.  A few days later, he received a letter from Paul with a dollar in it, with interest, AND 68 cents postage!  WOW!

Tradition carries on!  At our recent Christmas celebration, Don Nelson was the
lucky recipient of the coveted brick phone.

Norm, a while back, had a "true confession" . . . . he confessed that he
BEAT HIS WIFE  . . . at Scrabble!

By the way, a speaker the next week revealed a little known fact that Norm attends a ROTARY CLUB meeting in Loveland every Tuesday.  (This was from a guy running for State Senate, District 15, next fall, so I suppose it's good intel)

We have a new member approved for membership, Steve Lyttle.  Steve is with US Bank.

Timmy Miller didn't have a brag for the Broncos with their (then) 6-2 season.  He DID, however, brag on his second favorite team, which is anybody who is playing Chicago!

Brad Burns had a $2 brag 'cause he's back from the coast.

Gary Cassell had a brag about his grandson, Ryan.  Seems he had a great season, helping to win the Rocky Mountain Conference, then the first round in the tournament, but got "killed" in the final round by Minnesota/Duluth.  He is still scholarship material, however.

My short-term memory is not as sharp as it used to be. 
Also, my short-term memory's not as sharp as it used to be.

I bragged on 1) the fact that, after 4 months, my new shop in Loveland was still in business, and
2) the Grand Opening would be on December 12th, with only a $5 cover charge.

John K. hoped for a better CSU football team next year, and expressed the thought that if anybody wants to continue following a losing record, follow CSU men's basketball.  He also related to the average $2,000 per game we had in beer sales.

Thanks was given by all for the efforts of John Knezovich and Josh Benedict with the beer sales this season.  I know many of you think that the flawless extravaganza that IS the beer sales just happens,
but it doesn't.  Much behind-the-scenes work is put in, and these were two of the guys instrumental in making it happen!

Terry Danielson remembered Larry Chaussee, and had a prayer for Larry's family.

We had Sheriff Jim speak with us on Friday, the 15th.  It's always interesting to get the perspective
of the one in charge, and this was no different.



"Buck Snort" Russ and LA, in the day
On December 11, 2009, Russ Butler, a former member of our club, passed away.  I didn't know Russ personally, but, in hearing from others, it sounds like he was quite a guy, and one who will be missed.
CLICK HERE to see Russ' obituary

Jim Manning recently brought an unorthodox guest to lunch . . . . a tadpole!  It was entrusted into
his care, so he brought it in for safekeeping.

OK . . . here's the scoop on the work project for Crossroads Safehouse:
It's located at Parker and Whedbee,
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or so, Saturday the 24th. 
Parker is one block south of Prospect.  So, go to Prospect 5 blocks EAST of
the college, that's Whedbee.  Go a block South.
Mr. Manning says it will be a "fairly typical Sertoma project", with alterations
and deconstruction going on.  Tools suggested are driver drills, nut driver bits,
6-foot ladders, and general stuff like that.  We'll be taking down a suspended
ceiling, and doors and chair rails are going to be removed, so you might consider
a face mask of some sort, and gloves, of course, etc. 
We really need 20 - 25 guys for this project . . . . if you have not participated in
a project before, this is the perfect place to start.  Nothing too hard or difficult,
but a project for an organization that does a lot of good in the community that
needs our help.


Our esteemed treasurer, Bobbo Kopplin, told us of donations recently approved by the Board.  The first was Save the Tadpoles, which received a general round of applause.  Funding was also announced for Project Smile, Fort Collins Baseball Club and Heritage Christian School baseball team.  Abby's Signature Concert Series will also benefit from funding from us this year.

Jim Nutt, in his position as Sgt. at Arms, announced recently that the badge box is now IN ORDER, and badges are expected to be worn.  Penalties WILL apply to the badgeless!

Brad Dusek recently gave a report on the Flag Program, one of the easiest, most lucrative programs we have.  We raise between $3,500 and $4,000 every year, with relatively little cost to us.
Brad asked that anyone who might know of someone who might be interested in this patriotic
endeavor contact him.  For $45/yr. a member of our club will put up (AND take down) a flag nine
times a year!  For an application, CLICK HERE, or at the top of the Newsletter.

Rob Allerheiligen recently bragged (I think) that, on December 23rd, he celebrated his 15th anniversary of his 50th birthday, so he had a check for the Foundation for $15.  Once all the boos and catcalls died down,
he corrected himself:  he really feels half his age so he had a check for $32.50.  THAT didn't fly either,
so he just coughed up $65.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Larry Glass bragged that he won't be here next week.  He had a request to the member who, at
our annual gift exchange, ended up with the "gorilla-haired, trimmed-in-lace thong" please contact him. 
He and Nancy are going on a Caribbean cruise next week.

Zach Wilson, formerly of Liggett, Smith, Wilson and Johnson, bragged that, after 25 years,
he is branching out on his own with THE WILSON FIRM. 

Five million people,
Fifteen last names.

If you're interested in going on the Ski Trip this year, contact either John Clagett or Don Simecka.  It's coming up.
We will be meeting at the Aztlan Center, on Willow for our Feb. 5th meeting. 
This will be kind of a trial run to see how it works out, so be there and give your opinion.  Or live with it!

(Click on it for a larger map)

112 Willow Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524-2452
(970) 221-6655


I like cats too.
Let's exchange recipes.



#1 'After you retire, there's only one big event left... and I ain't ready for that.'  Bobby Bowden / Florida State

#2.  'The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely to be the one who dropped it.' Lou Holtz / Arkansas

#3.  'There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you.'  Woody Hayes / Ohio State

#4.  'I don't expect to win enough games to be put on NCAA probation.  I just want to win enough to warrant an investigation'  Bob Devaney / Nebraska

#5.  'It's kind of hard to rally around a math class.'     Bear Bryant / Alabama

  #6.  'I make my practices real hard because if a player is a quitter, I want him to quit in practice, not in a game.'        Bear Bryant / Alabama

 #7.  'I never graduated from Iowa, but I was only there for two terms - Truman's and Eisenhower's.'    Alex Karras / Iowa

#8.  'My advice to defensive players:  Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in a bad humor.'   Bowden Wyatt / Tennessee

#9.  'I could have been a Rhodes Scholar, except for my grades.'    Duffy Daugherty / Michigan State

#10.  'Always remember... Goliath was a 40 point favorite over David.'    Shug Jordan / Auburn

#11.  'I asked Darrell Royal, the coach of the Texas Longhorns, why he didn't recruit me and he said:  'Well, Walt, we took a look at you and you weren't any good.'   
Walt Garrison / Oklahoma State

#12.'Son, you've got a good engine, but your hands aren't on the steering wheel.'    Bobby Bowden / Florida State

#13.  'Football is not a contact sport - it is a collision sport.  Dancing is a contact sport.'     Duffy Daugherty / Michigan State

#14.  After USC lost 51-0 to Notre Dame, his postgame message to his team:  'All those who need showers, take them.'     John McKay / USC

#15.  'If lessons are learned in defeat, our team is getting a great education.'    Murray Warmath / Minnesota

#16.  'The only qualifications for a lineman are to be big and dumb.  To be a back, you only have to be dumb.'   'Knute Rockne / Notre Dame

#17.  'It isn't necessary to see a good tackle.  You can hear it.'  Knute Rockne / Notre Dame

 #18.  'We didn't tackle well today but we made up for it by not blocking.'     Wilson Matthews / Little Rock Central High School

 #19.  'I've found that prayers work best when you have big players.'    Knute Rockne / Notre Dame 
'Gentlemen, it is better to have died as a small boy than to fumble this football.'    John Heisman  AUBURN










There is an annual contest at Texas A&M University calling for
the most appropriate definition of a contemporary term
This year's term was "Political Correctness."

The winner wrote:

"Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick
up a turd by the clean end




In just two days from now,
tomorrow will be yesterday.



Except that one where you're naked in church.




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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