NEWS of little import . . . . .
You're invited to the Boys & Girls Clubs of
Larimer County 2012 Youth of the Year
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
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
7:00 - 8:30a.m.
Embassy Suites Loveland Hotel and
4705 Clydesdale Parkway
RSVP no later than Wed, Feb. 1
Zach Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Or RSVP to Maria Swall, (email@example.com
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
Thank you, Fort Collins Sertoma, for
being one of our amazing sponsors!
(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
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
or your wife
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"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.
Smith had a brag (AND a check) for turning 63!!
Bill Green had a $5 brag (a buck for his
shirt) and four for four friends who helped
him move into his new house last Saturday!
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.
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)
TONS of shelving comes out of a truck
pretty easily when you have the
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!!|
WAY TO GO GUYS!!!
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
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
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
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
(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
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
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
CLICK HERE for the best kept secret
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
Call Him! Cell:
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
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
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!
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.
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||Charter Member, Past President, SOY
Gen. Bill Mauer
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||Operation Santa Claus
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