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Published regularly by Sertoma Club of Fort Collins. All rights reserved.  .  If you
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current; send updates to Editor.  Copyright 2009, Fort Collins Sertoma Club

   Contact Reuel Rolston with your program!  

As Reuel puts it)
  Program Date

Florin March 12

Frank March 19,

Gandy March 26 Well, I guess no one thinks their program is important
Gerdes April 2 enough to share, so we can just show up and see who comes.
Glaser April 9
Hanson April 16
Hartlieb April 23
Holtz April 30
Hunt May 7
Hunter May 14
Irwin May 21

GOLF TOURNAMENT @ Mariana Buttes 8 a.m. shotgun start

Johnson May 28
Kaup June 4
Keiss June 11
Knezovich June 18
Kopplin June 25

     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
January 2010 ~ 55,394

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The SOW (Sertoman of the Week)

1. Where were you born?

Anchorage Alaska

2. Any siblings? Older, younger, gender(s).
3 sisters, Tarryn older, Lauryn and Jaclyn Younger

3. What elementary school did you attend?
Randpark Elementary School South Africa

4. What is your favorite memory as a youngster?
World Cup Rugby, South Africa beat the New Zealand All Blacks.

5. Were you a member of scouts or other youth group?

6. What activities/sports did you participate in while in school?
Rugby, Soccer, Tennis, and Cricket

7. What awards/recognition did you receive pre-school up thru high school?
1st Team All State High School Soccer, Regional Player of the year,

8. Who was the first girl you kissed?
Astrid Blazby

9. Worst experience in high school?
Absolutely nothing  (WOW.  I wanna' be him!)

10. Best experience in high school?
First day of School in the US. I was a sophomore and 16 years old in a new country, Huge culture shock.  

11. Favorite H.S. class?

12. Any military experience? What branch?
14. What college/university did you graduate from?

15. What degree(s) do you hold?
Construction Management

16. What companies have you worked for?
Urban Living Lofts, Savant Homes, GTC

17. Why in the world would you consider joining this Sertoma Club?
Friendship, Community, and I'll fit in with all the other dumbasses.  (OK, just
wanted to see if you're paying attention!)

18. Are you married? Kids?
Married yes, One daughter and one due in April

Did you get the SOW?  Apparently I haven't been around enough recently, 'cause I didn't have any idea.  Look below for the answer.






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 2/9/10+.

Carl Glaser recently bragged that he skiied the "best powder of his life", consuming, along with 4 others, 5 GALLONS of beer!!!

Th' Zipper bragged that he and Brenda had been married (as of last Friday) for 32 years!

Bob Kopplin 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 Josh Benedict jbenedict@ft.nyl.com or 219-6819 .

Ron Young was recently recognized into by ReMax's with a remax lifetime achievement award!  Congratulations!

An 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 219-6819.

It's 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.
CLICK HERE to see the Realities web site.

On 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 Care, respectively.

Is 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 231-1059.  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 these kids. 
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 raising!!

Jim 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.  He 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 projects.

"Stoner Van Winkle"

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!!


Josh 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!

While 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 Foundation. 

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!)



A Keeper

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 keep.


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 more.


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 important,

Like people we know who are special... And so, we keep them close!

                                                                                                                                                                              ~ sent to me by a friend

The 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!  WOW, and


Everyone knows there is NO ski trip this year, right? 

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 knows???

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


Our server for the last few years (the one on the right) has moved on to greener pastures.  Katie has
gone to work for her father at Rocket Jones, a custom web development company.  Here, our
esteemed treasurer, "Bobbo" Kopplin hands a (presumably) nice card and a check to remember us by.


Top 10 reasons a gun is favored over a woman....

#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 times.

# 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 space.

# 4. Guns  function normally every day of the month.

# 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....










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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