The Board recently discussed and approved a motion
to make the minutes more easily
available to members. To that end,
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
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
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."
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
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
lucky recipient of the coveted brick
a while back, had a "true confession" . . . . he
confessed that he
BEAT HIS WIFE . . . at Scrabble!
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
have a new member approved for membership, Steve
Lyttle. Steve is with US Bank.
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!
Burns had a $2 brag 'cause he's back from the
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.
bragged on 1) the fact that, after 4 months, my
new shop in Loveland was still in business,
2) the Grand Opening would be on December 12th,
with only a $5 cover charge.
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
but it doesn't. Much behind-the-scenes work
is put in, and these were two of the guys
instrumental in making it happen!
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
of the one in charge, and this was no
"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
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
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
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
but a project for an organization that does a
lot of good in the community that
needs our help.
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.
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!
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
endeavor contact him. For $45/yr. a member
of our club will put up (AND take down) a flag
times a year! For an application,
or at the top of the Newsletter.
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
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
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
He and Nancy are going on a Caribbean cruise next
Zach Wilson, formerly
of Liggett, Smith, Wilson and Johnson, bragged
that, after 25 years,
he is branching out on his own with THE WILSON
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
112 Willow Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524-2452
I like cats
Let's exchange recipes.
'After you retire, there's only one
big event left... and I ain't ready
for that.' Bobby
Bowden / Florida State
'The man who complains about the way
the ball bounces is likely to be the
one who dropped it.' Lou
Holtz / Arkansas
'There's nothing that cleanses your
soul like getting the hell kicked out
of you.' Woody
Hayes / Ohio State
'I don't expect to win enough games to
be put on NCAA probation. I just want
to win enough to warrant an
Devaney / Nebraska
'It's kind of hard to rally around a
'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
'I never graduated from Iowa, but I
was only there for two terms -
Truman's and Eisenhower's.' Alex
Karras / Iowa
'My advice to defensive players: Take
the shortest route to the ball and
arrive in a bad humor.' Bowden
Wyatt / Tennessee
'I could have been a Rhodes Scholar,
except for my grades.'
Daugherty / Michigan State
'Always remember... Goliath was a 40
point favorite over David.'
Jordan / Auburn
'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
Garrison / Oklahoma State
you've got a good engine, but your
hands aren't on the steering wheel.' Bobby
Bowden / Florida State
'Football is not a contact sport - it
is a collision sport. Dancing is a
Daugherty / Michigan State
After USC lost 51-0 to Notre Dame, his
postgame message to his team: 'All
those who need showers, take them.'
McKay / USC
'If lessons are learned in defeat, our
team is getting a great education.'
Warmath / Minnesota
'The only qualifications for a lineman
are to be big and dumb. To be a back,
you only have to be dumb.'
Rockne / Notre Dame
'It isn't necessary to see a good
tackle. You can hear it.' Knute
Rockne / Notre Dame
'We didn't tackle well today but we
made up for it by not blocking.'
Matthews / Little Rock Central High
'I've found that prayers work best
when you have big players.'
Rockne / Notre Dame
'Gentlemen, it is better to have died
as a small boy than to fumble this
There is an annual contest at
Texas A&M University
the most appropriate definition of a contemporary
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
up a turd by the clean end."
In just two days from now,
tomorrow will be yesterday.
FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS!
Except that one where you're naked
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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