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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".


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!
Subject:  Drinking and Driving, by little timmy miller

"I would like to share with you all an experience that I recently had
regarding drinking and driving.

Many of us have had brushes with the law, or could well have had
brushes on our way home.  Well, I for one have done something about it.
The other night I was out for dinner and a few drinks with some friends.
Having had a few too many glasses of wine and knowing I was well over
the limit, I did something I've never done before. I took a bus home.
I arrived home safely and without incident, which was a real surprise as
I had never driven a bus before."

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.


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

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!)




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


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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