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
                   July, 2011 - $68,000

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1.  Clue: Our Sertoman was born west of the Mississippi.

2.   Clue: As part of his informal education, he was pulled into the Sheriff’s office when he was 10 years old in regard to a shooting. In this case, the shot fired was from his new flash camera of a car in lovers’ lane.

3.  Clue: The first 8 years of his formal education were in a one-room schoolhouse.

4.  Clue: Although his university alma mater’s mascot could roar with the best of them, his high school mascot was a DOLL!

5.  Clue: Among the many places he resided over the years were a steel town, a place where he could downhill ski to his front door, a place with a Mediterranean-like climate, and a town just north of “fantasy land”.

6.    Clue: He is a ‘fair weather’ basketball fan but has financial ties to basketball campuses populated by jayhawks, tigers, gators, wildcats, tarheels, and blue devils, and even rams.

7.   Clue: He spent a lot of time around “hallowed halls” and “ivory towers.”

8.    I was on the faculty at CSU, U of Florida, and U of Arizona.

9.   Clue: With his saintly moniker, it was appropriate he married someone named Miriam.

10.   Clue: He is a has-been university professor and a has-been Navy Commander.

11.   Clue: Both of his children, Clayton and Molly, graduated from Ft Collins High School.

12.  Clue: His wife Mimi and he have 5 grandchildren distributed between Kansas City and Des Moines.

13.  My clue:  He has been named President-Elect for next year!

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Brian Batts, our newest member, recruited by "Lefty" Reed

An OLD member!


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Larry Abrahamson bragged that he FORGOT his 41st wedding anniversary!

Sertoma coffee March 28th  (click to view)

Bill Benton sez: 
"I just delivered the club's $500.00 donation to the Ft. Collins Baseball Club office in city park.
The baseball scholarship fund is much healthier now and  every dollar is already spoken for.
FCBC is going to celebrate its 50Th year in existence with two events, and they have offered these events as freebies for FC Sertoma Club members (as many as may want to attend):  
(1) a Scholarship Breakfast on Friday, May 6Th (Friday) at the FC Hilton from 7 to 8:30 a.m. -- Dan O'Dowd of the Rockies will be guest speaker along with other baseball celebrities and memorabilia.   RSVP to me at 224-5326 NLT May 1st.
(2) Community 50 years of Youth Baseball celebration on June 18 (Saturday) at Rolland Moore Park from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  They are trying to get the whole community to come during those hours.  (Well, I guess we can still make this one, eh?

Stoner told us recently how th' Beave recently had another operation to try to make things better with his arm.  His arm is immobilized, and will be for months, apparently.  Ed told us how Randy has a line inserted directly into his heart so he can receive daily infusions of antibiotics so he doesn't get a staph infection.  Apparently he will be dealing with this until OCTOBER!  The worst part Ed says though, is that Randy CAN'T DRINK!!  Gary Ross, kindly, thoughtful, old gent that he is, considerately offered to help him drink it so it doesn't get stale.  Ed thought that "might be appreciated".

Sertoma Projects VP, Jim Bernecker, upon learning how many volunteers showed up for duty at Crossroads, takes a tumble, just before he prepares to "lead" the troops!!



545 vs. 300,000,000 People - By Charlie Reese  

Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.

Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?

Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?

You and I don't propose a federal budget. The President does.

You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.

To continue reading Charley Reese's final column for the
Orlando Sentinel after 49 YEARS
, CLICK HERE  (I dare ya'!)

Larry Glass told us of an inspirational event in his life recently:  Seems he was recently asked to play in a golf tournament.  Of course, not being stupid, he said "nawwww".  Then he was reminded that this tournament was for handicapped and blind kids, and then he thought,
"FUUUCCCK, I could win this thing!"

Nathan Weinland was thanked by John Knezovich (and applauded by the club) for his recent organizational skills . . . . he set up and herded about 30 of us to the Midtown Arts Center to see a production of 42nd Street.  (Read below)

Mike Tarantino reminded us of our upcoming golf tournament on May 20th.  Since today happens to be the 20th, I am happy to be able to report that it was WON by none other than our own Davey Blomberg!

If you'd like to read a nice "Thank You" letter from Front Range Community College thanking us for our $2,250 donation to buy tool belts and tools, CLICK HERE!

FACEBOOK US!  Josh Benedict has started a Facebook page for us!  Click on the Facebook logo!


Several brags for Mr. Weinland, the first being from John K (and applauded by the club) for setting up and herding about 30 of to the Midtown Arts Center to see a production of 42nd Street. 
(See Below)
Davey Blomberg also bragged on Nathan for his setting up and making happen a trip to see a Rockies game.  Seems like Nathan is taking this Social Chairman thing seriously!!

If you've been living in a hole and have not met
our V.P. of Social Events yet, this is
Nathan Weinland

Bad Buns had a $5 brag about his buying a home in Firestone!

Norm Rehme, in an "attempt to raise the cultural level", told us:
There once was a weirdo named Weiner,
Who had a perverted demeanor.
Forced from the hill for acting like Bill,
now Congress is leaner one Weiner.
uh, thanks Norm!

Our V.P. Projects guy, Jim Bernecker, has been organizing a door sanding and shelf staining project taking place in Wellington.  There is a warehouse there that has all of the doors we took out of the original building.  They are being converted into other useful items, like tables and shelving.  An
update on this:  they are finished and installed.  Almost 50 of us are going to meet on Friday, 8/26
at Crossroads Safehouse for lunch, and to appreciate all of our handiwork.


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.

Hot Outside??

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.

" President Obama’s approval ratings are so low  now, Kenyans are accusing him of being born in the United  States!”


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!

Here is someone's rant I received by email recently.  I don't know who started it, but I can sure see why.  And I agree with it totally.  I just think it's nice to be reminded what's what:

Entitlement my a$$!!  I paid cash for my social security insurance!!!! Just because they borrowed the money doesn't make my benefits some kind of charity or handout !! Congressional benefits, i.e., free healthcare , outrageous retirement packages , 67 paid holidays , three weeks paid vacation , unlimited paid sick days , now that's welfare , and they have the nerve to call my retirement entitlements !!??!!

 What the HELL's wrong???              WAKE UP AMERICA !!!!
Tuesday's Daily Bulletin paper, ran two articles on the front page side by side :
1- Calif 's 20 Billion Dollar Budget Deficit   

2- The Calif Supreme Court ruling that ILLEGALS can attend college and get benefits.   
Why don't they just deport them when they arrive to register?
3- Last year they ran an article on the yearly costs to California Taxpayers from Illegals using Hospital Emergency Rooms for their general health care -
 At just one hospital the cost to tax payers totaled over 25  million a year    
Someone please tell me what the HELL's wrong with all the people that run this country!!!!!!

We're "broke" & can't help our own Seniors, Veterans, Orphans, Homeless etc.,???????????
In the last months we have provided aid to Haiti , Chile , and Turkey . And now Pakistan .......home of bin Laden.  Literally, BILLIONS of DOLLARS!!!

Our retired seniors living on a 'fixed income' receive no aid nor do they get any breaks while our government and religious organizations pour Hundreds of Billions of $$$$$$'s and Tons of Food to Foreign Countries!

They call Social Security and Medicare an entitlement even though most of us have been paying for it all our working lives and now when its time for us to collect, the government is running out of money. Why did the government borrow from it in the first place?  We have hundreds of adoptable children who are shoved aside to make room for the adoption of foreign orphans.     AMERICA: a country where we have homeless without shelter,  children going to bed hungry, elderly going without 'needed' meds, and mentally ill without treatment -etc,etc.   

YET..................... They have a 'Benefit'  for the people of Haiti on 12 TV stations, ships and planes lining up with food, water, tents clothes, bedding, doctors and medical supplies.  
Imagine if the *GOVERNMENT* gave 'US' the same support they give to other countries.   
Sad isn't it?


John K. gave us final totals for the three day Realities Ride beer sales:  $9, 732.45, of which we
received half of (splitting with Realities).



John Pharris bragged recently that he turned 58 (on June 22nd)).  He also related as how it was his "Silver Anniversary with the club . . . . . 25 years . . . . . . . and had a check for both.  A third brag involved the fact that he is now dating a "beautiful 50-year old blonde who likes to fly fish, scuba dive, shoot skeet, sail, ride horses, play golf, and is twin-engine certified".  I kept waiting for the punch line, but none needed.  Apparently, he's found the real deal!

Our current Prez, Ken Reiter, recently related a story about his younger, still-working, ultra-efficient C.P.A. wife.  Seems Patty left him a list recently of "stuff" that needed doing around the house.  Like the good (retired) house-husband he is, Ken dutifully did some shopping, trimmed the hedges, dusted, and so on, when he came to the item that said "sex drawer". 
So, he proceeded to clean up before she got home, started dinner, and when she got home, he asked her "what are you gonna' do this evening hun?", and referenced her mention of the aforementioned "sex drawer".  Well, she looked at the list and said "that says SOX DRAWER, you idiot!"

Ode for a Woman (or be careful!)

Whatever you give a woman, she's going to multiply.

If you give her sperm, she'll give you a baby.

If you give her a house, she'll give you a home.

If you give her groceries, she'll give you a meal.

If you give her a smile, she'll give you her heart.

She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her.

So - if you give her any crap, you will receive a ton of shit.

Love and appreciate all the women in your life.

just friends!

Dick Acott recently bragged (and had a check for!) his and Constance's 63 WEDDING ANNIVERSARY!!

Dan Kaup recently had a trip to Oregon to visit with his brother, recently retired younger brother, Captain in the Coast Guard!

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.

Our newest President Elect, Pat Reed, had a check and a brag for his 50th wedding anniversary.  He also had a second brag for his son, Clayton.  Seems Clayton was recently appointed here in CO to the "Board of Directors for the World Alpine Ski Championship".  Clayton lives in Kansas, so Pat was justifiably baffled about his son's appointment.


Paul Reed, with Alycia

Tim Miller bragged on one of our newer members, Paul Reed.  Paul was recently mentioned (and pictured!) in the Doloradoan with his daughter, Alycia.  The reporter was doing several Father's Day articles about local people, and Paul was one of those picked to interview!  Isn't Alycia a cutie!??! (good thing her MOM was cute, eh??)

Carl Glaser bragged that his oldest son, Adam, received a GOLD MEDAL in the national Home Brewer's Competition:

Congratulations to Adam Glaser, Kelly Kruegel and Jason Kruegel for winning BIG at the 2011 Peak to Peak Pro-Am!
Adam was the Best of Show Runner Up with his Hop Envy Pale Ale. Kelly's En Fraincais Si Vous Plait Biere de Garde was selected by Left Hand Brewing and Jason's Afternoon Delight was selected by Crabtree Brewing.

Adam Glaser

  • 1st in Strong Ale with Birthday Barleywine
  • 1st in American Pale with Hop Envy


CSU Home Games

Date          Opponent          Location                 Time

09/10/11  vs. Northern CO  Fort Collins, CO  12:00 p.m. MT

10/01/11  vs. San Jose ST. Fort Collins, CO    2:00 p.m. MT

10/15/11  vs. Boise State    Fort Collins, CO    4:00 p.m. MT

11/12/11 vs. San Diego ST. Fort Collins, CO   4:00 p.m. MT

11/26/11  vs. Air Force        Fort Collins, CO    4:00 p.m. MT

12/03/11  vs. Wyoming**    Fort Collins, CO  12:00 p.m. MT

To see games scheduled for 2012  and 2013, CLICK HERE

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! 
Sodexho is no longer in charge of things at the CSU Beer Sales.  Our new people are with Ovations Food Service.  They have a little bit different thing than Sodexho . . . instead of a FOUR HOUR TIPS CLASS, we can attend a TWO HOUR "training session" Monday evening, 8/29,  from 6 - 8 over at the Fum McGraw Center in front of Moby Arena.  Talk to our Beer Czar, Josh Benedict, if you'd like to attend.  If you have a current TIPS card, you're good.  If not, sign up, 'cause it's MANDATORY!

A former member, Jerry Bender passed away on March 1st.  CLICK HERE to read his obituary.

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!)

Quote of the Year!!!
Judge Judy to Prostitute:
"When did you realize you were raped?"
Prostitute (wiping away tears): "When the check bounced."

        The American Public will soon reach the same conclusion




Night Alert
Here I sit in my g-suit, with vest and trusty .38
 The briefing finished, we await the call.
My Skyhawk squatting, heavy with bombs and fuel
Awaits my ascension to strap into its small space.
The squawk box speaks and within minutes we are airborne
I have the lead as we talk to our earth bound brothers.
A coal black night, wooded mountains, airborne flares,
  Good guys, bad guys, mortars and gunfire. We have it all.
Airborne markers fail to penetrate the steep forest.
We cleverly mark with napalm. A fire no one can miss.
We now have their attention. Drifting flares paint surreal
Black shadows moving across the mountainous landscape.
I hear the distance and direction to target and go down with my snakeyes
 To dance with the white streaks rising from the ground.
The deed is done. Absent bad guys, our brothers move on
And we return home. To bed  -  to sleep  -  perhaps to dream.

         Richard D. Acott
         Major, USMC
         Chu Lai, Vietnam
At an earlier 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. 
Apparently I was wrong . . . .            
At the Senior Citizens Center they had a contest the other day. I lost by one point.  The question was, “where do women mostly have curly hair”? Apparently, the correct answer was Africa . 
One of the other questions was to name one thing commonly found in cells. It appears that Mexicans is not the correct answer either. 
The Red Cross have just knocked at our door and asked if we could help towards the floods in Pakistan . I said we would love to, but our garden hose only reaches the end of the driveway.


A couple of the players

Some action from 42nd Street

Over 2 dozen people, put to work, with our help!


Political Commentary
Dear Scissors,
I feel your pain  . . . . . no one wants to
run with me either.
Sarah Palin


Short Letters
Dear White People,
Don't you just hate immigrants?
Native Americans

Our newest SOW, (AND Prez-Elect!)  Pat Reed (L), is presented the trophy by our previous SOW, Paul Reed, aka "Lefty".


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








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