FORT COLLINS SERTOMA CLUB
2004 ~ $24,
Steve Lyttle is our SOW. I'm sure we'll see him
again, one day. Come back Steve, all is forgiven!
(been working on this for a while, I think)
The Definition of Acceleration
Read this thru slowly
and try to comprehend the amount of force produced
in just under 4 seconds!
There are no rockets or
airplanes built by any government in the world
that can accelerate from a standing start as
fast as a Top Fuel Dragster or Funny Car!
One top fuel dragster 500 cubic inch Hemi engine
makes more horsepower than
the first 4 rows of stock cars at the Daytona 500.
It takes just 15/100ths of a second for all 6,000+
horsepower of an NHRA Top Fuel dragster engine
to reach the rear wheels.
Under full throttle, a dragster engine consumes
1-1/2 gallons of nitro methane per second; a fully
747 consumes jet fuel at the same rate with 25%
less energy being produced.
A stock Dodge Hemi V8 engine cannot produce enough
power to drive the dragster's supercharger.
With 3,000 CFM of air being rammed in by the
supercharger on overdrive, the fuel mixture is
compressed into a near-solid form before ignition.
on the verge of hydraulic lock at full throttle.
stoichiometric (stoichiometry: methodology and
technology by which quantities of reactants
and products in chemical reactions are determined)
1.7:1 air/fuel mixture of nitro methane,
the flame front temperature measures 7,050 deg F.
Nitro methane burns yellow.... The spectacular
white flame seen above the stacks at night is raw
burning hydrogen, dissociated from atmospheric
water vapor by the searing exhaust gases.
Dual magnetos supply 44 amps to each spark plug.
This is the output of an arc welder in each
Spark plug electrodes are totally consumed during
a pass. A after halfway, the engine is dieseling
plus the glow of exhaust valves at 1,400 deg F.
The engine can only be shut down by cutting the
If spark momentarily fails early in the run,
unburned nitro builds up in the affected cylinders
and then explodes with sufficient force to blow
cylinder heads off the block in pieces or split
the block in half..
In order to exceed 300 mph in 4.5 seconds,
dragsters must accelerate an average of over 4G's.
In order to reach 200 mph (well before
half-track), the launch acceleration approaches
reach over 300 miles per hour before you have
completed reading this sentence.
Top fuel engines turn approximately 540
revolutions from light to light! Including the
the engine must only survive 900 revolutions under
The redline is actually quite high at 9,500 rpm.
A assuming all the equipment is paid off, the crew
worked for free, and for once NOTHING BLOWS UP,
each run costs an estimate $1,000.00 per second.
The current top fuel
dragster elapsed time record is 4.428 seconds for
the quarter mile (11/12/06,
Tony Schumacher, at
Pomona , CA ). The top speed record is 336.15 mph
as measured over the
last 66' of the run (05/25/05 Tony Schumacher, at
Hebron , OH ).
Putting all of this into perspective:
You are driving the average $140,000 Lingenfelter
'twin-turbo' powered Corvette Z06. Over a mile up
road, a top fuel dragster is staged and ready to
launch down a quarter mile strip as you pass. You
the advantage of a flying start. You run the
'Vette hard up through the gears and blast across
and pass the dragster at an honest 200 mph. The
'tree' goes green for both of you at that moment.
The dragster launches and starts after you. You
keep your foot down hard, but you hear an
brutal whine that sears your eardrums and within 3
seconds, the dragster catches and passes you.
He beats you to the finish line, a quarter mile
away from where you just passed him.
Think about it, from a standing start, the
dragster had spotted you 200 mph and not only
but nearly blasted you off the road when he passed
you within a mere 1,320 foot long race course.
...... and that my friend, is
Ron Young and Tim Miller were recently acknowledged
by Sertoma International for bringing in new
Th' Beave STRIKES again!
Just a great
"And, I want to look him straight in the eye and I
want to tell him what a cheap, lying, no good,
rotten, four-flushing, low-life, snake-licking,
dirt-eating, inbred, overstuffed, ignorant,
blood-sucking, dog-kissing, brainless, dickless,
hopeless, heartless, fat-ass, bug-eyed,
stiff-legged, spotty-lipped, worm-headed, sack of
monkey shit he is! Hallelujah! Holly Shit! Where's
~ Clark Griswold, in National Lampoon's Christmas
GIT YER DUES IN!!! NOW!!!
Our esteemed Treasurer, Bobbo (The Enforcer)
Kopplin suggests using Bill Pay to pay your dues
Sertoma address is:
Fort Collins Sertoma Club
P. O. Box 1083
Fort Collins, CO 80522
OR, hand him (or Tim Miller) your check
Mail a check (see above address)
But DO it promptly, even before you're
billed. Our cash flow problem is much better,
but with on-time (or in-advance payments, we can
more easily avoid a dues increase!!
We received a nice thank you from Tracy at the
Education and Life Training Center for our
money and help.
Despite the cold cold morning, The Boys and Girls
Club or Larimer County had
guests in attendance.
Right now the net total raised from the breakfast
is a little over $50,000.
Maria Swall, Development Director says "Thank you
for all you did to help make that happen!"
Wanna' see if you
have any felons in
Just type in a
street name at
the top of the
form & your
will pop up.
Every place you
see a red
balloon or thumb
tack is the home
of a convicted
Just place your
mouse over an
icon & not only
will the name
but also the
crime they were
Share with your
friends . . .
Shannon told us a story recently about going
skiing and trying out Demo skis from different
manufacturers . . . the kid there asked Don how
old he was, and, when told, said "Oh shit, the
schedule for weight and height doesn't even go
that high!" Don told him just put "50 Plus".
that's what his brag (and check for the
Foundation) was for . . . . 50 plus!
Happy Birthday December 17th. (yeah,
yeah, I'm a little behind)
Dunnigan had a 2 part brag: 1) After many
years of trying to work his way into teaching at
CSU, the Dean of the Fitness, Finance, and Real
Estate division called and asked if he'd like to
teach an investments course at CSU . . . . Shawn
said, "Of course I would". and 2) He
just celebrated his one year anniversary of his
Colorado Financial Partners, and he no longer
has an obligation to "Those Fuckers at Wells
Keiss bragged on US a while back . . . seems he
gave his "mule program" to EIGHT other service
clubs in town. He says that out of the
eight, none of the other clubs come even close to
ours! But, WE knew that, didn't we!??!
Miller had a $10 brag on his wife Dani. He
tells us how, with the help of three different
attorneys and a TON of money, AT&T STILL owed them
(Cellular Junction) a "substantial amount of
Well, one day, Dani grabbed all the paperwork
involved, flew to California, met with AT& T's
attorneys by herself, and returned with a
good settlement! All this without pullin' a
Glass bragged that his wife, after being diagnosed
with cancer and given a 20% chance to live
3 - 5 years, was still alive after 23 YEARS!
It was also their 35th wedding anniversary, and
they traveled to San Diego to celebrate a long
Cartridges are still being recycled. I
haven't found a place yet that pays well - our
was giving us .25 - .35 per cartridge; hardly
worth the effort. If anyone knows of anyone
paying good CASH for inkjets, let me know.
K was thanked for a timely letter to the AD at CSU,
and keeping us in their thoughts when it comes to
next year's beer sales. We recently received
a "nice letter" back from Paul Kowalczyk, thanking
John for his good work over the years, and saying
he hoped to have 6 games this year. He did
not commit to us, but he IS thinking of us.
Nice work, John!
Don Nelson had a brag
(and a check) for $78 with a birthday recently.
Ziporlin bragged that he has an 80th BIRTHDAY
was recognized (again!) and thanked for his recent
update to the Directory. Great Work!
Okey Reese (L),
receives new membership packet from our
Membership V.P., Josh Benedict
recognized a new member recently, Okey Reese.
Since Okey just comes once a quarter,
we've gotta' be quick to catch him!
Last Friday, we had the best Valentine's Day
program that we've had since I've been in this
club. (At least, that could be attended by
wives!) Over 80 members and wives attended.
A floral arrangement program was presented by
"Sherry", with Palmer Flowers, and several lucky
wife's names were drawn at the end to receive the
arrangements. We had a sit-down dinner
served by The Rainbow, who lived up to their usual
If you missed this program, you should cry a
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thumbnails to see a larger picture, then use your
"backspace" key on your keyboard
to return to the newsletter.
Ross promised a check next week (thank you Wimpy!)
for a brag today . . . . seems he and
his better half have been married for
that we seem to have a serious problem with our
SOW . . . the fines are stacking up, and when he
returns, it's been suggested that maybe a new
endowment program could be started! (Just
kidding, Steve . . . . we've gone MUCH long than
this without a SOW!)
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
CLICK HERE to see minutes from December Board
You are driving in a car at a constant speed. On your right side is a 'drop off' (The ground is 18-20 inches below the level you are traveling on), and on your left side is a fire engine traveling at the same speed as you. In front of you is a galloping horse which is the same size as your car and you cannot overtake it. Behind you is another galloping horse Both horses are traveling at the same speed as you. What must you do to safely get out of this highly dangerous situation?
For the answer click and drag your mouse from star to star. Get your drunk ass off the merry-go-round. *
reason to recycle.
need to think about this one...
If you had purchased $1,000 of
shares in Delta Airlines one year
ago, you would have $49 today.
If you had purchased $1,000 of
shares in AIG one year ago, you
would have $33 today.
If you had purchased $1,000 of
shares in Lehman Brothers one year
ago, you would have $0 today.
But, if you had purchased $1,000
worth of beer one year ago, drank
beer and then turned in the
aluminum cans for recycling, you
Based on the above, the best
current investment plan is to
drink heavily &
recycle. It's called the 401-Keg.
A recent study found that the
average American walks about 900
miles a year. Another study
found that Americans drink, on
average, 22 gallons ofalcohol a
That means that, on average,
Americans get about 41 miles to
Makes you proud to be an
OK . . . . who is this gnarly dude,
defending our country???
(Hint: It was a few years ago!)
Plan to attend!!
4. Candlelight Dinner Theater ~ March 2011
5. Shakespeare Festival in Estes Park - July
6. Rockies Game with bus, & beer April/May 2011
7. Bas Bleu Theater Date Night - Maybe March
8. Family Picnic - Chili Cook off
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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AT 5:30 p.m.