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                             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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United Way of Larimer County Volunteer Center Specialist
Jami McMannes

Jami talked with us last week about
Larimer County United Way's
Make a Difference Day
As Sertomans, this is the sort of project we live for!  The United Way's Mission is

"To cultivate and mobilize community resources, and to change and save lives."

We have an opportunity to join the community next
week on October 18 - 24 in helping with projects
around the community.
Keeping in mind that it was the United Way who voted US the Outstanding Volunteer Group Award in Fort Collins, it seems as if the least we can do is to
to sign up for a few hours work
to help make a difference in our community!



SOW (Sertoman of the Week)


1.  Received 3 speeding citations one road trip of 500 miles.

2.  Was born in Ft. Collins and lived in a quonset hut at CSU with his parents.

3.  Was a quarterback at FCHS.

4.  Went hunting with his granpa @ age six and shot a squirrel.

5.  Is a fraternity brother with 3 club members (Randy, Ed, & Ron)

6.  Attended the Dental School in Lincoln, NE, to become a dentist.

7.  Is very good at tying flies.

8.  Owned a large sailboat and sailed offshore in Florida

9.  Was the 23rd Sertoma President, in 1991.

10.  Has 3 children, 1 boy and two girls, and 3 grandchildren.
11.  The Love of His Life is "Millie", a sheltie


Our past SOW, Ron (Chainsaw) Schmidt (L) hands the trophy to our newest SOW, John Cowel (R)


Dick Acott departs

So long, SUCKERS!

See ya' in the Spring!




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Program Date               

October 22, 2010

October 29, 2010

November 5, 2010

November 12, 2010

November 19, 2010

November 26, 2010

December 3, 2010

December 10, 2010

December 17, 2010

December 24, 2010

December 31, 2010

The rare and beautiful foxakeet



CLICK HERE to see the minutes from September's Board Meeting

John Cowel bragged on his daughter, I think he said, with a successful new business, "Bed Bugs".

Greg Anderson, who has returned to the fold (welcome back, Greg!) had, as he put it, his usual brag:
HIS daughter, Sophie,  has been named "The best Rugby player, male or female, in the NATION!" 
She plays for Penn State.

Terry Danielson bragged that he completed one of his bucket list items by going to Bandimere Speedway compliments of Tom Kula . . . seems he "got three runs in, " hitting 98 mph in the 1/4 mile!

Lee Cord reported/bragged that our Brainiac Bowl team came in "neither first nor last", but they DID participate.

Nathan tells us that we will be meeting and going to the Harvest Festival Corn Maze on the 17th.  Wait.  that was TODAY.  Ah, well, he also has a "nice, sit-down Christmas dinner" planned (see below)..

Brad Burns bragged that he is the Flag Captain for the North College Flag route.  Unfortunately,
he says he has no members.  So, he sent around a sign-up sheet.  He also told us of the continuing
saga of the flag-mounting brackets for the light poles on the north side.  Thanks to Timmy Miller,
we have a CRAP-TON of heavy-duty flag-mounting brackets capable of withstanding typhoon winds, I would guess . . . . seems they need some modification, however, to actually FIT to the poles.  News at 10.

Ken Borrett only had one thing to say:  "Team Magic"  (ya' got me!)

Bill Brown told us a story of poor Olie Torkelson . . . seems he was gunned down after admitting, when
asked, that he was "Olie, been loggin'". 
(I'm sure he'll return sometime in the future, hopefully!)

Rob Allergeiligen is going to VIETNAM for 6 weeks!  What a difference 40 years makes!

Dan Kaup had TWO brags, one for our own Larry Abrahamson.  Seems he was elected President of the
Colorado District Attorney's Council!  He will serve as President-elect until 9/11, when he will take
over the duties of President.  Congrats, Larry!!
Dan's second (FIVE DOLLAR) brag was for his son, Brett.  Apparently he was engaged
over the weekend, to Megan Anderson, of the Minnesota Andersons

Ron Young had a $5 brag for Randy Willard for his successful dealing with a legal issue!

Shawn Dunnigan bragged that, last weekend, at the FCHS Homecoming, his son was elected Homecoming King of the Sophomore class!

Our Treasurer, Bob Kopplin, asked us all to PLEASE pay our quarterly dues ASAP.  Something about
money to pay for a room to meet in and food.  Bob told us he will be traveling back and forth for a
few weeks . . . . when Timmy Miller happened to mention that Bob had been "travelin' a lot since he'd
been Treasurer", and Mr. Ross pointed out that there's "a need for money".  Hmmmmmm!!

Bob then had a $20 brag.  In a meeting with his oncologist Friday morning, seems he got the good news
that everything has been going as planned, and, if it continues, he'll be OFF his drug regimen by Spring!  WOW!

Ron Bush told us that last Sunday, when biking in Lory State Park, he "ran into three bobcats".  (Isn't that the lowest rank of the Cub Scouts (!??!)

John K pointed out that since CSU won on Saturday, we will be able to prove we're "only the 3rd worst
team in the conference, leaving UNLV and New Mexico to fight it out for worst". 
Next home game is New Mexico on 10/30 at 4 p.m.

About this time, our guest, Vicki Lutz, had a $5 brag:  She found out last week that both her kids had
just passed the bar, and asked if anyone knew of any jobs available.  Call her.

We were asked to recognize Norm Rehme (which several members immediately did!) for his work
on updating the Sertoma Directory for us.




Why You Can Never Believe ANYTHING You See on the Internet!


Proofreading IS a dying art

Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures   
      Who would have thought!  

New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group 
Not fat enough?!  

Local  High School Dropouts Cut in Half   
       Chainsaw Massacre all over again!  

Nathan Weinland announced upcoming Sertoma Events for the year!

1.  Harvest Festival Corn Maze ~ October 17th
2.  A "Nice sit-down" dinner Christmas Party ~ December
3.  Cirque Du Soleil ~ Jan 26 - 30th 7:30 p.m.
4.  Candlelight Dinner Theater ~ March 2011
5.  Shakespeare Festival in Estes Park
6.  Rockies Game with bus, beer, and strippers
(OK, I know that MUST be a typo!) April/May 2011
7.  Bas Bleu Theater Date Night
8.  Family Picnic - Chili Cook off


I Dunno!??!


Dick Acott bragged (and got a round of applause) that he was "leaving next weekend".  See ya' next Spring, Dick!

Dave B. announced that th' Beave's recent shoulder surgery was something less than successful.

We were told of Terry Hartlieb's resignation.  He'll be missed! We also received a letter of thanks from the Larimer County Boys and Girls Club for our $2,500 donation.

We're told that Jim Bernecker is "rolling back" to Ft. Collins!   OOhs and Ahhhs echoed throughtout!

A birthday check for $90 from Dave Williams for The Foundation was presented.  (he apparently holds his age well!)

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Vicki Lutz

Vick Lutz, Executive Director of Crossroads Safehouse spoke with us on Friday, the 15th.  She has been with Crossroads since 2004 when she took over the reins of the then struggling agency.  Since then, she has managed to increase the donations from private donors over 100 percent, from $600,000 in 2004 to $1.3 million in 2008.

Her latest effort is a capital campaign to build an innovative "green" Safehouse to serve as a national model for other domestic violence programs.  She told us that they are just $41,637 short of raising the 6.1M needed to build.  She also mentioned that if YOU were thinking of starting a capital campaign at the beginning of a recession, you should RETHINK!

A former prosecutor with the Westchester County District Attorney's Office and former Adjunct Professor at the Pace University School of Law, Ms. Lutz "has created and conducted gender violence training programs for prosecutors, civil and criminal defense attorneys, judges, law enforcement personnel, advocates and other members of the community-response network since 1994".

As the Executive Director of the Pace Women's Justice Center, in NY,  for twelve years, she provided the guidance and vision for the Center to grow from 1 1/3 staff members to a staff of over twenty.

For her efforts in Fort Collins, she was named the 2009 Northern Colorado Woman of Influence in Nonprofit Organizations.

If you missed her speak, you missed a fascinating, dynamic woman with a purpose . . . . That of making a difference in this world!



Paraprosdokian sentences

 A paraprosdokian (from Greek "παρα-", meaning "beyond" and "προσδοκία",
meaning "expectation") is a figure of speech in which the latter part of a
sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the
reader or listener to reframe or reinterpret the first  part.
It is frequently used for humorous or dramatic effect, sometimes  producing an anticlimax. Some paraprosdokians not only change the meaning of an early phrase, but also play on the double meaning, creating a syllepsis.

 I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn't work that way. So I stole
a bike and asked for forgiveness.

  Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat
you with experience.

  I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather, not screaming
and yelling like the passengers in his car.

  Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a
garage makes you a car.

  The last thing I want to do is hurt you, but it's still on the list.

  If I agreed with you we'd both be wrong.

  We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.

  War does not determine who is right, only who is left.

  Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

  The early bird might get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

  A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train
stops. On my desk, I have a work station.

  Some people are like Slinkies ~ not really good for anything, but you
can't help smiling when you see one tumble down the stairs.

  Dolphins are so smart that within a few weeks of captivity, they can
train people to stand on the very edge of the pool and throw them fish.

  Whenever I fill out an application, in the part that says "If an
emergency, notify:" I put "DOCTOR".

  Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars,
but check when you say the paint is wet?

  A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.

  You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to
skydive twice.

  The voices in my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!

  Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won't expect it back.

  A diplomat is someone who can tell you to go to hell in such a way you
look forward to the trip.

  Hospitality: making your guests feel like they're at home, even if you
wish they were.

  I discovered I scream the same way whether I'm about to be devoured by a
great white shark or if a piece of seaweed touches my foot.

  Some cause happiness wherever they go, others whenever they go.

  There's a fine line between cuddling and holding someone down so they
can't get away.

  I used to be indecisive, now I'm not sure.

  I always take life with a grain of salt, plus a slice of lemon, and a
shot of tequila.

  When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department
usually uses water.

  You're never too old to learn something stupid.

  To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit
the target.

  Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.

  Some people hear voices, some see invisible people, others have no
imagination whatsoever.


Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over   
       What a guy!    

my apologies for the two previous SOWs not represented here, Larry Abrahamson and Ron Schmidt,
PLUS all the brags I've missed . . . . seems as if it's still all I can do to keep up these days

Kids Make Nutritious Snacks   
    They taste like chicken


(thanks to the official CSU RAMS web site!)
Date Opponent / Event Location Time / Result
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 of Directors
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