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 2/9/10+.
recently bragged that he skiied the "best powder
of his life", consuming, along with 4 others, 5
GALLONS of beer!!!
Zipper bragged that he and Brenda had been married
(as of last Friday) for 32 years!
recently bragged that his class 7108 Flight
Training Class met at Harrah's, in Las Vegas for
the first time EVER in 40 years.
Well, here's a coupla' misfits if ever I've
seen 'em! A special thanks to Bob Reed
and Timmy Miller for passing on the mug shots
to me. I know who they are, and
still don't believe it! I didn't know
they had cameras in those days! Do YOU
know who they are? More to come . . . .
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
Young was recently recognized into by ReMax's with
a remax lifetime achievement award!
Induction for new members is being planned by Josh
Benedict. There will be at least 5 new
members inducted: Steve smith, Nathan
Weinland, Jamison Martin, Ryan Thompson, & Steve
Lyttle. If you are a new member and are not
listed, please contact Josh at
OFFICIAL! We will, once again, be joining up
with Realities for Children for their Poker Run
again this year. Our duties will fall on two
out of the three days, Friday, May 29th, and
Sunday, May 30th.
to see the Realities web site.
Wednesday morning, March 24th, from 7:15 a.m. -
8:30 a.m., the Project Smile breakfast will be
held at the Hilton on Prospect. Ron
Lautzenhauser, who was instrumental in the
establishment of Project Smile, tells us that WE
have ten seats at a Sertoma table just waiting for
YOU! Seriously, if you would like to attend,
contact either Ron or Ken Reiter.
CLICK HERE to see a letter of thanks from
Evan Kyatt and LeAnn Massey, CEO of Pathways
Hospice and Executive Director of Respite
anyone interested in going to see a Friday night
Rockies game in May? Don Simecka is looking
for interest in a Rockies/Washington game on May
14th. It was suggested that seats in
left field are just peachy, and not too
badly priced . . . . Mr. Nutt guessed $20 would
cover it. Of course, there is the matter of
parking, beer and dogs, but that's another story.
Talk to Don Simecka if you'd like to go. His
cell phone is
He also talked about stopping at Cinzetti's on the
way down, for some reason.
Zach had a mea culpa/brag for us . . . seems he
"forgot" to invite any of us to the recent
Boys and Girls Club breakfast at the Embassy
Suites. (I heard) there was champagne, and
girls jumping out of cakes, and people were doing
shots of Jaeger, so it was not a good year
to be "forgotten". The DID manage to spend
our money, however, it seems . . . . . and
apparently they are still doing good things with
the money so I guess we'll get to keep helping
Zach told us that the 600 attendees this year
donated $75,000, with $35K pledged in year(s) to
come! Let's have Zach help US with fund
Manning tells us we will probably have a project
coming up soon with neighbor-to-neighbor and help
them remove playground equipment. He'll tell
us more as the time approaches for action.
also told us of a
potential project coming up, putting up boards for
fencing at a Farm Museum in Loveland. As
weather permits, we'll give more thought to these
Ed Stoner had a trivia question for us: Rip
Van Winkle was born on February 12th . . . . does
anyone know the year??? A member of the
audience responded (correctly!) "1809"
Stoner said "that's correct . . . and 6 years
later I was born". Hmmmmmm . . . . I think I
DO see certain resemblance . . . . .
Happy 155th, Ed!!
Benedict thanked everyone who bought a raffle
ticket for his ball team a while back . . . . they
netted about $800. Both Ken Borrett AND Tom
Bryan, the biggest whiner, won this
year. Josh told us how Tom is always
whining "I never win anything". Well, he
can't say that anymore!
he had the podium, Josh also bragged that it was
his 30th birthday, and he celebrated by
contributing a check in that amount to the Sertoma
Speaking of the Foundation, did you notice (at the
top of the newsletter) that our funds have come
back from the dead and now stand at $55,394!??!
When we originally began this years ago, our
target goal was $75,000, at which point it was
surmised that it would become self-sustaining.
When that happens, we can begin awarding
scholarships to deserving kids in Ft. Collins, or
whatever else we may choose to do with the money.
(For all of you who may have wondered where all
the money goes!)
Their marriage was good, their dreams focused.
Their best friends lived barely a wave away. I
can see them now, Dad in trousers, work shirt
and a hat; and Mom in a house dress, lawn
mower in one hand, and dish-towel in the
other. It was the time for fixing things: a
curtain rod, the kitchen radio, screen door,
the oven door, the hem in a dress. Things we
It was a way of life, and sometimes it made me
crazy. All that re- fixing, re-heating
leftovers, renewing; I wanted just once to be
wasteful. Waste meant affluence. Throwing
things away meant you knew there'd always be
But when my mother died, and I was standing in
that clear morning light in the warmth of the
hospital room, I was struck with the pain of
learning that sometimes there isn't any more.
Sometimes, what we care about most gets all
used up and goes away...never to return.
So... While we have it, it's best we love
it... And care for it... And fix it when
it's broken... And heal it when it's sick.
This is true: For marriage... And old cars...
And children with bad report cards... Dogs and
cats with bad hips... And aging parents... And
grandparents. We keep them because they are
worth it, because we are worth it. Some things
we keep, like a best friend that moved away or
a classmate we grew up with.
There are just some things that make life
Like people we know who are special... And so,
we keep them close!
~ sent to me by a friend
Glassman announced a while back that his wife,
The Princess' birthday happened to be on
Valentine's Day, and they were going to celebrate
for 3 days at the BROADMOOR!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY NANCY!
Everyone knows there is NO ski trip this year,
Jamison Martin (L), passes off the SOW
trophy to Ryan Thompson
Well, the Aztlan Center is official.
Beginning June 4, we'll be meeting there for the
next foreseeable future. The end date is
anticipated to be March 11, but who really
(Click on it for a
112 Willow Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524-2452
Our server for the last few years (the one on
the right) has moved on to greener pastures.
gone to work for her father at
Jones, a custom web development
company. Here, our
esteemed treasurer, "Bobbo" Kopplin hands a
(presumably) nice card and a check to remember
Top 10 reasons a gun is favored over a
#10. You can trade an old 44 for a new 22.
# 9. You can keep one gun at home and have
another for when you're on the road.
# 8. If you admire a friend's gun and tell him
so, he will probably let you try it out a few
# 7. Your p rimary gun doesn't mind if you
keep another gun for a backup.
# 6. Your gun will stay with you even if you
run out of ammo
# 5. A gun doesn't take up a lot of closet
# 4. Guns function normally every day of the
# 3. A gun doesn't ask, "Do these new grips
make me look fat?"
# 2. A gun doesn't mind if you go to sleep
after you use it.
And the number one reason a gun is favored
over a woman....
# 1. YOU CAN BUY A SILENCER FOR A GUN
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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