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NEWS of little import . . . . .

You're invited to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County 2012 Youth of the Year Breakfast!

On Friday, Zach had a message for us from
The Boys and Girls Club.  As you probably know, we
sponsor a table every year (for $750, I think), that helps
support the FCB&GC.  We also help them with "Grant" money as well; usually $2,500.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012      7:00 - 8:30a.m.

Embassy Suites Loveland Hotel and Conference Center
4705 Clydesdale Parkway
RSVP no later than Wed, Feb. 1
Zach Wilson (

Or RSVP to Maria Swall, ( or 970-223-1709 x104) but be sure to indicate that you are a part of the few, the proud, the Fort Collins Sertomites, otherwise she won't know to put you at the Sertoma table.

 Thank you, Fort Collins Sertoma, for being one of our amazing sponsors!




On a (much) sadder note, I'm sorry to have to tell you that E. Scott Billington's wife, Barbara, died last Thursday night, January 26th.  As I get any further information, I'll pass it on.

Lee Cord tells me that our Feb. 10th Valentine's Program will be a little special (see below).  Many of us are bringing our wives.  This should be fun, so let Rob know if you're bringing your significant other,
or your wife

Valentine's Day 
(Feb.10) → → →
"The Secret Powers of Chocolate"
presented by a "chocolatier"

There may be a surprise appearance by a local
celebrity as well, so come and see!!

Due to space limitations, The Rainbow will be serving
meals instead of our usual buffet.  Please RSVP to Rob
if you would like to attend.  +1 if you're bringing your wife.


Steve Smith had a brag (AND a check) for turning 63!!

Bill Green had a $5 brag (a buck for his GREEN shirt) and four for four friends who helped him move into his new house last Saturday!


Mr. Manning reported to us that Brad Burns' mother passed away recently, so Bradford is on his way to California to help with "everything".  Jim also reported that we have collected $2,692 from the flag program; about 2/3 of what we're expecting.  He THEN proceeded to auction off a bottle of Seagram's VO he got from his father, who apparently is not a big drinker, as the tax stamp was from 1968.  Paul Reed, while not the first bidder (that was ME!), was the last, with a bid of $17, to be put into the Operations Fund.  Thanks to (both) Mr. Mannings!


Our esteemed Prez, Rob A, had a brag for our members who showed up at a last-minute work party to help move over TWO TONS of shelving from the basement of Bob Reed's pharmacy! 
The project was projected over a 3 day period, and we knocked it out in two hours!  Rob theorized that Bob must have replaced his metal shelving four times and kept ALL the old shelving!

(that's little timmy miller in the back, annointing me with a Miller)


TWO TONS of shelving comes out of a truck
pretty easily when you have the right equipment!

Timmy tells us that Paul Reed was the person who helped get this together and working, so congrats to Paul! 

Timmy had planned to try to sell this shelving on Craig'sList; he spent a few hours measuring and counting all the shelves, hoping to get $325 for it.  With 4,080 pounds being recycled however, Bob's wife, Carol, received $425 from the metal recycling place!!|


Our V.P. of Projects, Jim Bernecker, recently reported that six guys showed up a Wed or two ago who put up
130 linear feet (what other kind are there???) of shelving in the "bowels" of Crossroads Safehouse.  Cliff tells us that
in another week or two we're going to build a "child carport" at Crossroads, ostensibly to park kids.  He'll let us know once the plans are drawn up and we're ready to go.


  • Tom Bryan reported that he is working on getting our First Annual Sertoma Bicycle Poker Run going.  He says "a lot of people are beginning to show interest".  There are three courses:  a five mile, a 30 mile, and a 37 mile course, the latter going over Carter Lake.  Tom says to "pump up your tires and get going".  He suggests trying a Spinning class at your local health club to get in shape.



Nathan Weinland told us that if you bought a ticket for Cirque du Soleil and do not have your ticket yet,
get in touch with him!  It's coming up quick!  He says he will contact all those going to see if there is anyone
who would like to carpool, but he said it a week ago, so maybe you'd better email me if you would like to share a ride.
Mike:  (just click on it)

Nutter told us that on Monday he put up flags for the MLK holiday, and reported that there is A LOT of room for
new subscribers to put flags up at EPIC.  If you know someone who does not have an office building to put a
flag on but would like to, Nutter's your guy!

Rob told us last Friday that there is "an outside chance" that the Marine Corp will have two Harriers here!!!  If this should happen, you should try to get out to see them, 'cause Britain's famed "jump jet" has been retired due to budget cuts.  "Like A Breath Of Wind Gone In A Fleeting Second Only The Memories Now Remain".


10th Annual SweetNight
Celebration Feb. 10, 2012

"Come join us for the 10th Annual SweetNight celebration – Loveland’s premier Valentine event! For only $15, you'll be treated to desserts, hors d'oeuvres, two glasses of select wine, and the dance music of Harris and Harris. In addition, we'll enjoy a special appearance by Mile High Dance Productions and Miss Loveland Valentine."  CLICK HERE for the best kept secret in NoCo!

Ron Young reported on our program for February 17th.  A friend of Rons, a former astronaut, with over 4,000 hours as a pilot as well, has agreed to talk with us!

If you missed Friday's meeting, you missed Carol Rehme's telling us about her new book.

Tom Bryan tells us he is taking registration for a Classic Bicycle Tour on March 20, in conjunction with McKee Hospital.  You can ride 62 miles, 37, 30, or 10 miles.  The cost runs from $5 to $55, depending on distance.  He even said he would pay YOUR registration, although he'll pay it into the Foundation, so I guess what he's doing is matching payment.  Call Him!  Cell: 217-6718

On Tuesday President Rob told us that the Board voted to give $200 to the Wellington Boys and Girls Club.  He also reminded us about the concept that Ron Young brought up last year, and that was that every member is EXPECTED to commit to giving 10 hours per quarter to the club.  This is how we raise money and get projects done . . . . through our membership.  Already I've noticed many guys who don't usually make it to a project  make the effort to help!  This is exactly what we need . . . . If, out of our 80 guys or so, a different handful can help, as well as the regulars,
it makes it so much easier on everyone, and we can really accomplish a lot in the community!


  Foundation Funds are now at $62, 801 (goal is $75K) 


Our SOW, Jim Bernecker, had some new rules today.  As the "SOWEE", he says that is his prerogative.  If you volunteer to answer a clue and you're WRONG, it will only cost you a quarter.  If he has to call on you because no one volunteered and you're WRONG, it will be fifty cents.  Strangely enough, there were plenty of volunteers!


Clue 1:  Our SOW was actually born in a log cabin!  Rob guessed Abraham Lincoln.  He paid his quarter.
Clue 2:  This guy, in real life, had to go milk the cows when he woke up.
Clue 3:  He rebuilt his motorcycle on his mother's kitchen table!
Clue 4:  Our SOW is really a latent, well-deserved artist with a brush!  Stoner muttered that he was a latent something-else, but he thought I was leaving town, too!
Clue 5:  This gentleman is always teaching his grandchildren how blessed we all are in America, and all of the opportunities we can make for ourselves.
Clue 6:  When our SOW moved to Colordo to go to school, he had a second-grade teacher who taught him everything he knows.
Clue 7:  This gentleman was a coach of young folks, and, interestingly, always wore an orange crush T-shirt.
Clue 8:  He had lunch with Brad Pitt and Angelina in Malta (!!)
Clue 9:  He retired from KODAK!  On THIS clue, our SOW was finally guessed!  who was it?   If Jim had mentioned his Air Force Academy affiliation, or the fact that he FLEW JETS, it might have been easier!  Look Below for the answer. 


This "mini-newsletter" has been brought to you by the letter "E".  Albert Einstein was born at Ulm, in Württemberg, Germany, on March 14, 1879.  He lived; he died.  In between he postulated that the correct interpretation of the special theory of relativity must also furnish a theory of gravitation and in 1916 he published his paper on the general theory of relativity.  


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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