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 Contact Reuel Rolston with your program!  


    Program Date                 
Martin   October 8, 2010
Rehme   October 15, 2010
Reiter   October 22, 2010
Reese   October 29, 2010
Rolston   November 5, 2010
Ross   November 12, 2010
Sample   November 19, 2010
Scheinost   November 26, 2010
Schmidt   December 3, 2010
Shannon    December 10, 2010
Simecka   December 17, 2010
Smith   December 24, 2010
Smithgall   December 31, 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
January 2010 ~ 55,394

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SOW (Sertoman of the Week)


Larry Abrahamson is our current SOW.  I've got some pretty great clues as to how he got here, but I'll have to have them deciphered.



Dick Acott

My first set of orders took me to far off and romantic Marine Corps Air Station Miami, Florida. The shock was that the needs of the Marine Corps dictated that many of us trained in jet aircraft were needed to start replacement of transport pilots who had served in World War Two and Korea. What a downer. We started our transition into the C 119. A twin engine, propeller driven shaking box car with clamshell loading and exit.
CLICK HERE to continue the saga . . . . .

(this link was bad, but should be fixed now!)





You can't tell me we weren't ready for SOFTBALL!!!  As of this writing, we are 3 - l . . . . And we aren't just winning by a little . . . . we're kickin' ass!!! 

With our new equipment, and Josh's expertise,
we managed to have a winning season this year, 7-5!! 
Not bad, eh?

Our Mascot!



Ron Young reported last week that Don Wedum is in a world or hurt, and probably will be for the next year or so.  Ron tells us that his lung was punctured by one of his NINE broken ribs, and I can't even imagine how the shattered collarbone can be repaired.  A couple of guys brought cards last Friday, so he'll know we're thinking of him, anyway.

Ex-Prez Dave Blomberg congratulated Ken Reiter on being "the most organized President in putting together a bash."  He also bragged the "if he makes it through the night, he and Barb will have been married FORTY YEARS on Saturday!"

Ken Borrett told us that "being married is getting expensive", 'cause his brag was for being married for 45 years.  He reminded us that he married Kay when he was 24 and she was 15, and just gotten out of braces.  45 years later, we might now know the secret of a long marriage!

Terry Danielson had a brag for a friend/colleague who came to lunch with him.  Seems "Bob" taught
him everything he knows.
Brag #2 ~ Had a brag for himself, I believe, when he was pretty much rendered speechless upon
receiving the Sertoman of the Year award.  He happened to mention that he really hadn't done much
of anything in the last year to deserve the award, he though.  One of the member's wives (who went unnamed) commented "you must feel like Obama did when he got the Nobel Peace Award."

Dick Acott bored us (yeah, right!) with the story of his 14 day excursion from Amsterdam to Vienna, traveling on the Rhine, Volga, Danube, and "a coupla' other lesser-known rivers.  Poor Dick!

Josh Benedict told us that we have wrapped up our softball season, going 7-5, and ranking THIRD in the league!  Seems we started out with 16 guys, and ended up with 5 original guys, 3 ringers, and a bum he picked up in the parking lot.
We went out on a high note, with a 14-2 clobbering of the other guys!  (It was noted that our newest member, Paul, went 3 for 4!) 

Carl bragged on the softball team, as he managed to get to one of the games, finally.  He commented that he "hardly recognized anyone", but that we did pretty well, only losing by one run.

Timmy reported that we HAD some booze left over, but it was sold before the meeting was over.  In the finest retail tradition, I believe we must have LOST money on the transaction.  Also in the finest Sertoma tradition, Dick Ziporlin purchased 8 bottles of wine, but confessed right up front that he did not have his checkbook.  A round of applause and a hearty "thank you" was given to Paul McCoy for picking up all the booze and (safely) getting it where it needed to be.

Bob Hunt had a brag and a check a while back for his 49th ANNIVERSARY!! Congratulations!!

TIPS Training Schedule

Wednesday, August 18th     6 - 10 p.m.

Thursday, August 26th         6 - 10 p.m.

Thursday, September 2          6 - 10 p.m.

Wednesday, September 15th   6 - 10 p.m.

Saturday, September 18th        8 a.m. - Noon and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Enter the stadium area through Gate 2 off Overland Trail
Proceed to the west side of the stadium, to Gate 7
Enter the building and go to the second floor.
Steak and french fries, along with all the beer you can drink will be
served promptly at 6, so don't be late!   (Just wanted to see if you're paying attention!)


By the way, Josh told us that he would like to give us the shaft . . . . . . . graphite shafts, that is. 
He has an old set of golf clubs with "graphite shafts and a HUGE sweet spot" to sell.  Call him if you're interested.



The Old Dog

 One  day an old German  Shepherd starts chasing rabbits and  before long, discovers that he's lost. Wandering  about, he notices a panther heading rapidly in  his direction with the intention of having  lunch.

The  old German Shepherd thinks, 'Oh, oh! I'm in deep  doo-doo now!' Noticing some bones on the ground  close by, he immediately settles down to chew on  the bones with his back to the approaching cat.  Just as the panther is about to leap, the old  German Shepherd exclaims loudly, 'Boy, that was  one delicious panther! I wonder, if there are  any more around here?'

Hearing  this, the young panther halts his attack in  mid-strike, a look of terror comes over him and  he slinks away into the trees. 'Whew!' says the  panther, 'That was close! That old German  Shepherd nearly had me!'

Meanwhile,  a squirrel who had been watching the whole scene  from a nearby tree, figures he can put this  knowledge to good use and trade it for  protection from the panther. So, off he  goes.
The  squirrel soon catches up with the panther,  spills the beans and strikes a deal for himself  with the panther.
The  young panther is furious at being made a fool of  and says, 'Here, squirrel, hop on my back and  see what's going to happen to that conniving  canine!
Now,  the old German Shepherd sees the panther coming  with the squirrel on his back and thinks, 'What  am I going to do now?', but instead of running,  the dog sits down with his back to his  attackers, pretending he hasn't seen them yet,  and just when they get close enough to hear, the  old German Shepherd says...
'Where's that  squirrel? I sent him off an hour ago to bring me  another panther!

Moral  of this story

Don't  mess with the old dogs... Age and skill will  always overcome youth and  treachery!
BS  and brilliance only come with age and  experience.

Neighbor-to-Neighbor work project this week ~ We are going to help put together the KABOOM PLAYGROUND

SCHEDULE    Thursday, August 12  / Volunteers show up at 8:00 am

                         Check in at Registration Table by 8:30 am

                        A separate Check in Table will be provided for children 16 and  under. 

                        Nametags will be provided and work assignments will be made.    

                        Breakfast and lunch will be served

                        Board cutting ceremony at 2:30 pm

                        Go home approximately 3:30 pm

LOCATION   Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N)   /   Coachlight Apartments

1550 Blue Spruce Drive  /   Fort Collins, Colorado

We're reminded to put our name on our tools!!


BOARD MEETING ON TUESDAY, THE 10TH ~ 5:30 p.m. at The Wild Boar


John Clagett bragged a while back that "it's nice to be back" after starting a new business in November!

Ronn Frank bragged recently that he's "One Million Dollars into a six million dollar overhaul."  He has two new knees!  He said he didn't pay a million dollars, however, 'cause he got a discount.  Seems he used knees that Ronny Bush rejected!

I have a belated report on the Realities Ride . . . . John th' K told us a while back that our NET profits were $6,800!!  Of course, we split that with Realities for Children, but that's still a pretty good
chunk o' change for a fun weekend for us!

We had our semi-annual induction a while back.  As you can see, some were more in awe than others!






Guess who we had speak with us a while back???

. . . and guess who sent us a nice congratulatory letter on winning the United Way of Larimer County State Outstanding Volunteer Goup Award???

CLICK HERE if you'd like to see the official
U.S. House of Representatives letter, apparently
sent to our Tuesday morning coffee club, 'cause it was addressed to my store in the mall!


Andrew Romanoff

and staff



We We had Andrew Romanoff, candidate for U.S. Senate, speak with us at the Aztlan Center last We had We had Andrew Romanoff drop by to speak with the Democrat in the audience last week (8/6).  Now, anyone who knows me will tell you that I'm pretty apolitical.  I try to stay informed so I know who to vote for, but I don't usually rally for one candidate over another. 
In this case, however, I'm gonna' make an exception.  Andrew, our term-limited Speaker of the House, only spoke with us
for about half an hour, but in that time, he had more good ideas (in response to questions) that any politician I've heard in
a long time. 
Stoner, I think it was, asked about businesses and health insurance . . . . Romanoff replied "WHY should businesses be forced to be in the healthcare business?  Just because you're in business does not mean you should be responsible for providing health care."  WOW!  Talk about the emperor's new clothes! 
Did you know he has been attending law school while being Speaker of the House!??!  I hope this guy gets elected!

Want to read a good article about him, written in April?  CLICK HERE


Last week, Rob Allerheiligen reported that his 16 year old grandson was playing in Chicago for the National Hockey Championship.  Well, seems his team didn't win.  Not only did they not win but they didn't end up in third place.  Curiously enough, technically speaking, as Rob puts it, they ended up in SECOND!  Not too shabby, at that!

Our new Prez, Ron Young, putting up flags on North College


Do ya' think we don't have fun!??!  Two of our own, sporting tattoos acquired at a Rocks game!




(thanks to the official CSU RAMS web site!)
Date Opponent / Event Location Time / Result
09/04/10 vs. Colorado TV Denver, Colo. 12:00 p.m. MT
09/11/10 at Nevada TV Reno, Nev. 8:30 p.m. MT
09/18/10 at Miami (Ohio) Oxford, Ohio 1:30 p.m. MT
09/25/10 vs. Idaho Fort Collins, Colo. 2:00 p.m. MT
10/02/10 vs. TCU TV Fort Collins, Colo. 12:00 p.m. MT
10/09/10 at Air Force TV Colorado Springs, Colo. 12:00 p.m. MT
10/16/10 vs. UNLV TV Fort Collins, Colo. 12:00 p.m. MT
10/23/10 at Utah TV Salt Lake City, Utah 4:00 p.m. MT
10/30/10 vs. New Mexico TV Fort Collins, Colo. 4:00 p.m. MT
11/06/10 at San Diego State TV San Diego, Calif. 8:00 p.m. MT
11/13/10 vs. BYU TV Fort Collins, Colo. 12:00 p.m. MT
11/20/10 at Wyoming TV Laramie, Wyo. 12:00 p.m. MT




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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