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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Omigosh!  We have ANOTHER SOW!!  Won't anyone tell these new guys about our time-honored tradition 
of going MONTHS between SOWs????

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Our past SOW, John Cowel (r),  hands the trophy to our newest SOW, John Hahn

Former SOW, Steve Lyttle (r), hands off trophy to Don Shannon (or maybe it's the other way around . . . I can't keep track!

Don Shannon (r),hands off SOW trophy to newest member, John Hahn

Pat Reed is inducted by Josh
Benedict, V.P. Membership

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award-winning tat

Th' beave (and friend, Ms. Reed!)

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Our newest members!

Speaker, recently

Doormats with a difference!


Our Boys and Girls Club project from a few summers ago!

BIG damn

Lincoln Center (more pics below)



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Program Date               


December 3, 2010

December 10, 2010

December 17, 2010

December 24, 2010

December 31, 2010


The Woman Marine Pilot

The teacher gave her fifth grade class an assignment: Get their parents to tell them a story with a moral at the end of it. 

The next day, the kids came back and, one by one, began to tell their stories. 
There were all the regular types of stuff: spilled  milk and pennies saved. But then the teacher realized, much to her dismay, that only Janie was left. 

Janie, do you have a story to share?' 

''Yes ma'am. My daddy told me a story about my Mommy. 

She was a Marine pilot in Desert Storm, and her plane got hit. 

 She had to bail out over enemy territory, and all  she had was a  flask of whiskey, a pistol, and a survival knife.  
She drank the whiskey on the way down so the bottle wouldn't break, and then her parachute landed her right in the middle of 20 Iraqi troops.

She shot 15 of them with the pistol, until she ran out of bullets, killed four more with the knife, till the blade broke, and then she killed the last Iraqi with her bare hands. 
''Good Heavens,' said the horrified teacher.   What did your Daddy tell you was the moral to this horrible story? 

 "Stay away from Mommy when she's been drinking." 




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

Terry Danielson bragged on Poudre High School, and his having attended there.  At one point,
they donated a trophy case to the school, which is being put to good use.

Jim Bernecker, back from an extended stay in Alaska, can state "unequivocally" that "there are
NO bears in Alaska".  He tells us he looked and looked . . . . got calls from friends who would tell him
there were bears on such and such river, and he'd run over, but NO BEARS.  hmmmmm.

I had a brag for The UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS who kicked a little Nebraska ass last week, in Nebraska!!


Doormats With a Difference!

Dave Blomberg had a two part brag:  1)  Thanks to Mr. Ross for "coming to his rescue", and 2) He and Barb recently returned from a Panama Canal Cruise with Larry Scheinost (and Marilyn, of course).  While cruising, Dave tells us they met a couple who knew Paul McCoy, who greatly influenced them and their work with State Farm!  It IS a small world!

MENU for 2010 Sertoma Christmas Dinner  (click on it!)

Carl Glaser bragged on his son, Adam, won a silver medal for wine brewing, then had his recipe brewed by a pub in Castle Rock, where it won FIRST PLACE AT STATE for the barley wine!  He then submitted an american rye in a pro-am competition for the Great American Beer Festival, which won another SILVER MEDAL!

Tim Miller bragged that he knows "some pretty sharp guys" in Longmont in the metal fabricating business.  Seems they are the ones who fabricated all of our flag brackets for the North College Flags.  For FREE!  (It actually cost us $42.74 for the two cases of Bud, Timmy tells us!)  Ken Reiter was thanked for the prototype, as well.

John Knezovich bragged that he recently had ( September 18, to be exact) a birthday in Seattle . . . . #64.  He also told us "he's been a diabetic for 49 years now.  He planned to write a check to the Board for our Trust Fund.

Click on picture to see welding party pics 12/2/2010

Steve Smith had a $20 brag ('cause that's all he had, he said) on his recently becoming a grandfather for the first time!  Charles Owen Smith, weighing in at 7 lbs. 13 ounces and a 21 inch reach, is doing well!

Conway Gandy bragged, that he's now 76, and had a check for the Foundation in that amount!

Gary Ross bragged that his daughter, after being diagnosed with throat and neck cancer, has now finished her radiation treatment!  Congratulations!

Norm Rehme bragged that his daughter, Katrina, presented him with (so to speak), his 8th GRANDDAUGHTER!!!

Don Wedum, back after a horrendous motorcycle crash, bragged that, after 20 days in ICU, he lived!

Terry Danielson bragged that he helped his dad celebrate his 96th Birthday a while back.  He also told us how Dave and Kay Armstrong KISSED onscreen at a CSU basketball game.  scandalous!

Ron Young bragged that his grandson just had his second son, so Ron has had his second Great Grandson.  Whew!


                                                Compensation  Gratuities          Total

09/25/10          Idaho               $1,200.00*      $503.18           $1,703.18

10/02/10          TCU                $1,200.00*      $620.56           $1,820.56

10/16/10          UNLV             $1,200.00        $726.79           $1,926.79

10/30/10          New Mexico    $1,200.00        $559.20           $1,759.20

11/13/10          BYU                $1,200.00        $300.00           $1,500.00


YTD                                        $6,000.00        $2,709.73        $8,709.73

 * Check received 10/16/10 


Frank Johnson bragged that Ron Young is a pretty incredible guy. 
In particular, he bragged on Ron having been INSTRUMENTAL in seeing a property and recognizing its potential for Crossroads Safehouse, then following through on the project until now, less than a year later, 6.1 MILLION dollars has been raised and construction has begun on a property that is destined to change many lives for the better.  wow.

Gary Ross promised a check next week (thank you Wimpy!) for a brag today . . . . seems he and
his better half  have been married for 49 years! 

Three old guys are out walking. 
First one says, 'Windy, isn't it?'
Second one says, 'No, it's Thursday!'
Third one says, 'So am I. Let's go get a beer..'

John Pharris bragged on Ron Young, who, a while back, threw his back out while getting his golf ball out of the cup.  In spite of the pain, he just said "Fuck it . . . . I'm playin'!)  He ended up shooting a 77!

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.

Dick Ziporlin had a $5 brag for "all the guys that didn't come back from the Chosen Campaign, in Korea.

A quick note . . . . .
Steve Smith asked me to
express his regrets for the errors in the announcement in the Applause section of the Coloradoan back in October.  Some of the names of the officers/directors were either misspelled or incorrect.  He inadvertently used a few of  the names of last year's directors in announcing this year's group.  He tried to correct it before it was run, but it just didn't happen.
(Personally, I think Steve's doing as good a job as anyone in trying to talk to the Doloradoan, and I THANK him for his efforts!)


Printed in the Doloradoan, October 23, 2010

"Thumbs-up to the North Fort Collins Business Association for partnering with the Fort Collins Sertoma Club to provide American flags on poles along North College Avenue during patriotic holidays throughout the years. The flags are provided by and hung by volunteers from the Fort Collins Sertoma Club. The flags provide a welcome, patriotic addition to the North College Avenue area."

~ Steve Smith, Fort Collins Sertoma Club



A Note from Craig Secher

In addition to inviting everyone to come to the free tree lighting ceremony on December 1st at the First Presbyterian Church I would like to be able to recognize your club as the Champions For Children that you truly are.  We have a Champions For Children program that recognizes those that either donate or help to raise collectively $3,000 or more for the NightLights Campaign.  

We would recognize Fort Collins Sertoma as Champions if you were able to reach this level of giving in a couple of ways: 1) If your club made a $3,000 gift or  2) when you send out the invitation to all your members when they make their gift they simply recognize FC Sertoma as their Champion in the ‘Recognize Your Champion’ tab on the online donation form or if they send a check to note FC Sertoma on the memo line.  If 30 or more of your members choose to sponsor a single light on the NightLights Tree your club will achieve Champion for Children recognition.
He says to "contact me directly at 484-9090 w/questions".  Craig A Secher.

'nuff said

Important Dates

Thursday, December 2 ~ Welding and Fabricating party at Ken Reiter's house.  We're gonna' FIX the flag brackets.  10 a.m.   Ken's cell:  970-391-7095  Address:  39342 Rangeview, 80610 
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December 9 ~ Christmas dinner at the Hilton, on Prospect.  Cash bar at 6:30; dinner at 7:30.  Again, the deadline for arranging for this meal is December 3.  Money must be to Nathan Weinland (206-4959) by 12.3!

December 17 ~ Club's Christmas party at the Aztlan Center.  BRING NO GUESTS!  SANTA GLASS WILL be
in attendance.  This meeting will have an exchange of gifts among members.  Buy, kill and drag, or borrow something funny, whimsical, cute, useful, or just plain STUPID, wrap it, and bring it to the party.  Don't spend a lot of money.  Follow directions from that point on.  This is a closed meeting that tends to be a lot of fun! 
Plan to attend!!

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


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Have ya' seen the Lincoln Center recently!??!  We got outta' there just in time!!!




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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