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NEWS of little import . . . . .

It's TRUE!  One man's trash IS . . . . .

Some recently found images from our 2011 Sertoma Christmas Party!








 . . . . another man's treasure!


How can you lift an elephant with one hand? *
You will never find an elephant with one hand.

 The Community Foundation account is now at  
as of 12/31/2011
CSU Beer Sales last year = $10,234.09

How can you drop a raw egg onto a concrete floor without cracking it?
*Any way you want; concrete floors are very hard to crack.



On Feb. 3, 1959, Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, and Richie Valens died in a small plane crash in Iowa, on their
way to a concert.  This day was later immortalized as The Day the Music Died. 
That was the answer to the question posed by our esteemed Prez, Dr. Rob Allerheiligen. 
The lucky winner took home a Sertoma hat (I did not see who it was).
got a minute?  Read the chilling, fateful tale of how this all happened . . . . . CLICK HERE



Greg Roeder, a former Sertoman, was re-introduced by Dan Kaup.  They were both at a CU alumni get-together before the CSU-DU game, and Dan invited him to come back to see us.  Greg has been out of town for a while, and is back with Brinkman Partners.  Dan reports there is a "good chance" Greg might be persuaded to come back!

Larry Glass was given a warm round of applause for not being in attendance. 

What is the main reason for divorce? * Marriage.


Rob shared an email he received recently on why men are just happier, in general:

Your last name stays put.

Wedding plans take care of themselves.

Chocolate is just another snack.

You can never be pregnant.

Car mechanics tell you the truth.

The world is your urinal.

Phone conversations are over in 30 seconds flat.

You know stuff about tanks and engines.

A five-day holiday requires only one suitcase.

You can open all your own jars.

Your underwear is $9.50 for a three-pack.

You never have strap problems in public.

You are unable to see wrinkles in your clothes.

You only have to shave your face and neck.

You can 'do' your nails with a pocket knife.

You have freedom of choice concerning growing a moustache.

You can do Christmas shopping for 24 relatives on 24th December in 24 minutes.

No wonder men are happier!!

Frank Johnson, Jr. had a $10 contribution to the Foundation Account for having been "lucky enough" to be married to Jody for 46 years.

Tim Miller had two brags: 
Paul McCoy was a good friend of his
"Like A Breath Of Wind Gone In A Fleeting Second ~ Only The Memories Now Remain".
(2) he had a brag on Paul McCoy's kids, who each sent our club $375 on the anniversary of Paul's death!

Carl Glaser bragged (in advance) on Nathan having done such a good job of putting together the Cirque du Soleil
"thing" that some of us attended. 
"What a Performance", I might add . . . . I've not seen a performance such as this outside of Vegas!
(although Nathan DID schedule it for the snowiest evening of the season!)

Don Simecka reported that he sold a car last weekend and found two Sertoma shirts and three hats in his trunk.  Or maybe it was 3 shirts and 2 hats.  Anyway, anyone needing a new shirt or hat should contact him!  attaboy, Don!

Jim Bernecker told us we had 55 hours in January that all the guys participated in at Crossroads; 15 guys showed up at Bob Reed's Pharmacy to help move stuff; and we had (a reported) "million hours" in putting up flags.

Tim Miller thanked most everyone, once again, for getting their dues checks in early.  He reported that there were "only 8 or ten (9??) who had not paid, and he asked them to cough it up.
Along those lines, you might be thinking of any "stuff" you'd like to get rid of . . . . we are planning a "First Annual Sertoma Garage Sale" sometime in the early Spring, it's thought.  Seems we are continually hand-to-mouth with our finances, and the hope is that we can infuse a few grand into the organization to help us make ends meet. 
Of course, if everyone paid their dues, we wouldn't have this problem.  Did YOU check to see if you were current???

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. 

 sudden death takes on a new meaning

This "mini-newsletter" has been brought to you by the letter "F".  Fahrenheit, a word much like Gesundheit, except that it's an "F" word and not a "G" word, is an odd bird.  Fahrenheit is the temperature scale proposed and self-named in 1724 by the physicist Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (16861736).  He apparently thought his name sounded better than a German phrase meaning "good health", so he went with it. 
What if he'd been named
Rumpelstiltskin??  Uh, yeah, it's 42 degrees Rumpelstiltskin . . . . . 


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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