Sertoma Foundation
                             January 9, 2004 ~
                          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
 July 2010 ~ $51,573
                    January, 2011 ~ $62,345

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President, Ron Young (l), congratulates Prez-to-Be, Rod Allerheiligen on his new member award

Category:  People who might be coming back!

Mark Kross (r), pictured with our recent speaker, Crystal Register, from BBCA Compass

Bill Green, shooting for an end of
the year return!




Just a great quote

"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 the Tylenol?"
                                                                                       ~ Clark Griswold, in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation





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 (BEST way!)


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!! 

Brad Burns had a brag (and a check!) for 68 years here!


Our esteemed (huh?) Prez-to-Be, Rob Allerheiligen, with a $5 brag, read a small novel to us while telling us of an 11 day "thing" going on in Ottawa, Canada.  Seems the " World Championship of PeeWee Hockey" was taking place as he spoke, and his oldest grandson was playing in it.  This kid, apparently, is as good as Sadie Anderson is in soccer!  Rob went on to tell us how he is ranked the 47th player in his position, out of 500!

 Steve Smith had a $5 brag told us how his youngest son, Ryan, recently graduated from the UNLV Special Golf Management Program last May.  This week Steve learned that he's been hired as  an assistant Pro at a Country Club in Flagstaff.  Steve tells us that this 36-hole course is ranked 55th (by Golf Digest) in the country, beating out many other prestigious courses.  Seems his son is currently in town as well, and available for consultation!

Brad (Mr. Sertoma) Burns told us of a meeting recently with the Northern Business group who are paying to have flags displayed on North College.  Brad told them how the flags were "not a fund raiser for us . . . that it's been more of a black hole".  After this week, they are willing to do this in partnership with us after this week . . . . they'll put up flags on one side of the route, and we'll do the other. 
North College, Brad tells us, will have expanded sidewalks on both sides, so our new flag brackets will not be installed on the poles until after the construction is finished.  Sounds like a good solution to a touchy problem . . .  Good work Brad!

Reuel Rolston had a measly $1 brag for Ron Young and the excellent job he did last week with the Valentine's Day program, which got a large round of applause.  Amen!

Not to be outdone, Tim Miller had a $6 brag  ~ seems Timmy was reticent last week in relating just exactly what it was little Dani wanted for V Day, when asked (publicly) by Ron.  Dani (we're told) leaned over and said she wanted a new 30 caliber piece! 
Have I mentioned that you should NEVER get Dani mad at you!??!


Jim Manning had a brag involving an 8 - 10 hour writing of his personal history for an Academy
thing.  When he mentioned this to Bev, she asked if she could "use that for his obituary"??

When Jimmy finished bragging, I was so impressed, I bragged that
I knew someone whose autobiography TOOK 8 - 10 hours to write. 
I related how I wrote MY autobiography recently, and it too 8 - 10 MINUTES!

Rob Allerheiligen bragged that his grandson's team won the above-mentioned Pee-Wee Hockey tournament!  Kind of.  Seems that the team they beat in the first round kept on going, until they won the tournament outright.  Since Blake's team beat them right up front, I would say that makes THEM the winners, right!??!  As an aside, all players were ranked throughout the tournament.  Blake ended up ranked 67th out of 430!

In absentia, Zach Wilson was recognized as a "Fort Collins Hero" for recently recognizing a telephone scam and blowing the whistle on it.  (How about that, Zach!??!)  Be prepared to speak!

Rob continued bragging with an invitation to US to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the Veterans Plaza on Monday morning, the 28th.  Far west end of Horsetooth, Spring Canyon Park.

Veterans Plaza Ground Breaking - Fort Collins Coloradoan
"With a tear in his eye, retired U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Rob Allerheiligen watched Fort Collins city officials and local veterans break ground on the Northern Colorado Veterans Plaza at Spring Canyon Park on Monday morning." 

CLICK HERE to see the article in the Doloradoan

Its a tribute to people who dont always get a tribute, said Allerheiligen, a Vietnam veteran and international marketing professor at Colorado State University. Its a real physical honor to all of us, something we can share with the whole community.


Ron Young had a brag for his grandson . . . . he graduated a while back with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from CSU.  At the time, he was a team leader for a class project that took top honors that year, making a robotic arm.  Since then, he has continued to refine the arm, which was sold two of them to a company in Wales, currently being used to clean out vats full of radioactive waste.!  He is over there now, helping set them up so they'll work.

Carl Glaser bragged on Larry Abrahamson's Letter to the Editor in a recent Doloradoan.  Larry waxed eloquent about how early education prevents crimes.  Click HERE to see his letter.

Woody told us that earlier this week he had a birthday!  Last year on his birthday, he decreed that it would be "Be Good to Woody" year.  He tells us that "most of us forgot that".  However, he recognized Tom Bryan as having remembered!
Woody went on to tell us how much he really appreciates us as a club ~ that it's been "a real joy" to him for all the years he's been in it, between the camaraderie and associations, etc.  He told us how he does not think he contributes much to the club these days, so he had a check for The Foundation reflecting his age AND the number of years he's been with the club!  (I SAW the check, and it ain't chicken feed!!)

Ronn Frank related a "right kidney removal" five weeks ago, Friday.  (Someone commented that it was good that it wasn't the wrong one!)  He told us when the docs took the kidney, they were confident they also took ALL the cancer!)  Phwew!  That's good news!!!

Rob Allerheiligen had a brag for his tour company, Wide Eyed Tours, which has southeast Asia tours.  Apparently, this is for real!  (I thought he was pushin' our legs when he first related his association a few weeks back)  He had glossy brochures for all (Merry Christmas!).

After Rob bragged, both he and Ron Lautzenheiser were recognized for their work on The Veterans Plaza (see story above)  Rob then told us how names were being accepted for addition to the memorial.  Talk to him for details if you, or any other other veteran you know, would like to be added!  A nominating form and copy of your DD14 is all that's needed.

Josh Benedict had a brag (and a check!) celebrating his 31st birthday on February 12th!

Knezovich told us that CSU recently announced a SIX GAME home football schedule for next season, with our first home game (AND AG Day) against UNC on September 10.  We'll also be playing WY on (gulp!) December 3!

Bob Hunt bragged recently that "One of the 2011 inductees into the Wyoming Athletics Hall of Fame will be the 1986-87 Sweet 16 men's basketball team (on which his son Tim, played).  They took the Western Regional by beating fifth-seeded Virginia, then UCLA and Reggie Miller and lost to the National runner-up UNLV.    (just for the record, Tim was offered a walk-on at CSU!)

Frank Johnson bragged (with a check for $150!!) on 45 YEARS of marriage with his wife, Jody!  (I'm sure it just seems that long, Frank!)

Someone had a brag (and another check!) for 33 years of marriage.  Forgot who it was, though.  <sigh>

Ed Hanson

On a sadder note, Ed Hanson, a member since 1969, recently resigned.
Ed has lived in Red Feather for a while, and has been having a hard time making it to meetings, so it's understandable.  Anytime someone who has been with us for 41 years leaves though, it's gotta' be sad.  A lot of history there!
Come back and visit sometime, Ed!

Dick Ziporlin bragged that he has an 80th BIRTHDAY COMING UP! 


If you recognize Marilyn Monroe and Clark
Gable from "The Misfits", you might
want to look at some other classic pics.



Okey Reese (L), receives new membership packet from our Membership V.P., Josh Benedict
Josh recognized a new member recently, Okey Reese.  Since Okey  just comes once a quarter, we've gotta' be quick to catch him!


At our most recent Board meeting, we learned that Steve Lyttle and Brad Florin have both quit.  Steve explained that between his bank no longer paying, and recently imposed time constraints, it just wasn't working anymore.  (Since Steve was the SOW, we will decide how to come up with a new one, soon!)

CLICK HERE to see minutes from the January 2011 Board Meeting

I plan to begin working on our Sertoma Google Calendar soon ~ If you have events or information for the calendar, please send it to me.  Such as our Golf Tournament will be on May 20th at Mariana Butte.  Or that the Installation Banquet will be on July 24th at Ron Young's house again (yay!).  OR, we cannot meet at the Aztlan Center on April 15th or August 19th.  thx! M

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! *



You're An EXTREME Redneck When.....  

1. You let your 14-year-old daughter smoke at the dinner table in front of her kids.  

2. The Blue Book value of your truck goes up and down depending on how much gas is in it.  

3. You've been married three times and still have the same in-laws.  

4. You think a woman who is out of your league bowls on a different night.  

5. You wonder how service stations keep their rest-rooms so clean.  

6. Someone in your family died right after saying 'Hey, guys, watch this'.  

7. You think Dom Perignon is a Mafia leader. 

8. Your wife's hairdo was once ruined by a ceiling fan. 

9. Your junior prom offered day care.  

10. You think the last words of the Star-Spangled Banner are 'Gentlemen, start your engines'.  

11. You lit a match in the bathroom and your house exploded right off its wheels.  

12. The Halloween pumpkin on your porch has more teeth than your spouse. 

13. You have to go outside to get something from the fridge.  

14. One of your kids was born on a pool table.  

15. You need one more hole punched in your card to get a freebie at the House of Tattoos.  

16. You can't get married to your sweetheart because there's a law against it.  

17. You think loading the dishwasher means getting your wife drunk.


OK . . . . who is this gnarly dude, defending our country???

Hint:  It was cigar-smoking, scotch-guzzling,
gook-killing JIM MANNING!

Important Dates

 Plan to attend!!

4.  Carousel Dinner Theater - early April (42nd Street, perhaps)
5.  Shakespeare Festival in Boulder - July
6.  Rockies Game with bus, & beer  April/May 2011
7.  Bas Bleu Theater Date Night - Maybe March
8.  Family Picnic - Chili Cook off


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2006 Sertoma Installation

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Pictures from Ski Trip 2008,

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Yeah, another good reason not to take up bull fighting!



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
usually meets EVERY SECOND Tuesday  at
ReMax, 4703 Boardwalk, 
AT 5:30 p.m.  







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