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The Date for the Installation Banquet has been set:

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Wednesday, March 21 ~ Work project at Crossroads Safehouse

If further work is needed, we'll finish it up on

Saturday, March 31st

We accepted a new member into our club at the last Board Meeting, on Tuesday.  Dave Blomberg
invited Michael Gilmore into the club, and Michael accepted, with a check.  My kind of guy!

Unfortunately, we lost another member, Brian Batts.  Apparently Brian just had too much going on to
make our meetings, so he was officially dropped from the roles at the last Board Meeting.

 The Community Foundation account is now at  
as of 12/31/2011

Just a quick reminder, once again, about our Foundation.  It was established some years back, with the intention of funding some
lucky local kid's scholarship (or two!) on a yearly basis.  The idea was that we could use the interest every year to make this
scholarship happen, never touching the principal.  As all great ideas go, this one really is pretty good.  The only downside is that,
instead of the 10% yearly interest we had at the time, it is something less.
So, besides whatever interest we gather on it, we supplement the fund with monies from the brag box, and money from members for birthdays and anniversaries.  There is a drawing at the end of the meeting, and the drawee receives $20 for staying 'till the end. 
The rest of the money is deposited into our Foundation.  That would be the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado .  They keep things on the "up and up", and give us regular reports of how much we have, which I update in this newsletter when I get a new number.
There are other ways we can fund this, as well.  Any part of your estate can be donated.  I'm told it's pretty easy to add a codicil to your will to donate some percentage.  Your insurance policy can be similarly instructed to pay off some percentage (or ALL), if you're so inclined,
to the Foundation.  Next time YOU have a birthday or anniversary, brag about it with a check, if you can, and help us reach our goal of $75,000!

SO, who would like to be the Golf Czar this year?  Our Beer Czar from last season re-upped, so Josh
Benedict will continue to be a familiar face.  There is enough work for several, so if someone taps YOU on the
shoulder and asks if you can help Josh one weekend (or more!), do you part to help out, and say "YES"!!

We are in need of a Golf Czar, however.  Dave Blomberg said he could help whoever takes on the job,
but he just does not have the time to take it all on.
It's too late, it seems, to get an early start on our tournament.  It was discussed recently that we could do an
intraclub tournament in the Fall.  Whatever we do, we need a volunteer at the helm.  Call Ron Young or
Rob Allerheiligen if you are interested.



Brad Burns bragged that he is almost ready to close escrow on his Ft. Collins house.

After 15 years (!!) of raising money for Pathways Hospice and Respite Care, Christy French,
of Abby's Signature Concert Series fame, has decided that this will be the last year of fundraising. 
Over the 15 years, over $300,000 has been raised, which has been
a HUGE help to these two agencies.  As their last fund-raising year, they have decided that they would like
to "go out with a bang", and have set a goal of $50,000 to be distributed to the two agencies.  The closest
they have come to this goal is $42K, with 5 concerts.  This year there will be three, the first of which will be on
Friday, April 6th.  We are all invited, of course!

Rob reminded us that we should all be careful when taking pictures with your cell phone.  If you have GPS on your phone, and it is turned on, that information will be imbedded in your picture.  If you post it to FaceBook, for example, someone could "right-click" on the picture and determine the exact location of the picture!  So.  BE AWARE!

Ron Young had a personal thanks for Jim Bernecker for the wonderful article that was published in the
digital edition of SertomaLand Update.   Click on the article title (below) to see the article/pictures
of the Crossroads Safehouse transformation. 

Sertomans Create Hope From Despair




A possum is a flat animal that sleeps in the middle of the road.

There are 5,000 types of snakes and 4,998 of them live in the South.

If it grows, it'll stick ya. If it crawls, it'll bite cha.

Onced and Twiced are words.

People actually grow,eat and like okra.

Fixinto is one word. It means I'm going to do that.

The word jeet is actually a question meaning, 'Did you eat?'

Fried catfish is the other white meat.

We don't need no dang Driver's Ed. If our mama says we can drive, we can drive!!!

Our esteemed Prez, Rob Allerheiligen, had a few choice quotes from some old Hollywood Squares games.  Some
of the better ones are below:

Peter Marshall: Paul, you have a 9 year old son who constantly wets the bed.  What should you do?
Paul Lynde:  Get rid of him!  (audience laughter)

3. What are 'dual-purpose cattle' good for that other cattle aren't? Paul Lynde: They give milk ... and cookies, but I don't recommend the cookies

4. Who stays pregnant for a longer period of time, your wife or your elephant? Paul Lynde: Who told you about my elephant?

5. When a couple have a baby, who is responsible for its sex?
Charley Weaver: I'll lend him the car. The rest is up to him

Q.. Paul, what is a good reason for pounding meat?
A. Paul Lynde: Loneliness!

7. James Stewart did it over twenty years ago when he was forty-one years old. Now he says it was 'one of the best things he ever did.What was it?
Marty Allen: Rhonda Fleming

9. Before a cow will give you any milk, she has to have something very important. What?
Paul Lynde: An engagement ring

Peter Marshall: Promethius was tied to the top of a mountain by the gods because he had given something to man.  What did he give us?
Paul Lynde: I don't know what you got, but I got a sports shirt. 

11. When the Lone Ranger finished with a case, he left something behind. What?
Paul Lynde: A masked baby

Peter Marshall: In "Alice in Wonderland", who kept crying "I'm late, I'm late?"
Paul Lynde: Alice, and her mother is sick about it. 

14. If you're going to make a parachute jump, you should be at least how high?
Charley Weaver: Three days of steady drinking should do it

Q. In Hawaiian, does it take more than three words to say 'I Love You'?
A. Vincent Price: No, you can say it with a pineapple and a twenty.

15. Do female frogs croak?
Paul Lynde: If you hold their little heads under water

18. True or false: Many people sleep better in their street clothes than they do in their pajamas?
Paul Lynde: Yes. We call them winos

19. According to the World Book, is it okay to freeze your persimmons?
Paul Lynde: No. You should dress warmly

20. According to psychologists, when a child begins to get curious about sex, what is the one question he will most ask his mommy and daddy?
Paul Lynde: Where can I get some?

21. Your baby has a certain object which he loves to cling to. Should you try to break him of his habit?
Joan Rivers: Yes. It's daddy's turn


Frank Johnson passed around a petition to Support our Stadium.  If you would like to be heard
on this subject, you should contact Frank.

Ron Lautzenhauser invited anyone who would like to attend to the Project Smile luncheon at 11:30 on Tuesday, March 27th.  Ron, as many of you know, was instrumental in helping PS get off the ground six years ago.  We have supported this project from the very beginning.  About 1,400 children are cared for on a yearly basis, which undoubtedly makes a great difference in their lives!
Ron also told us that, in conjunction with the Lions Club, vision assistance is also being provided! 
What a GREAT thing for us to be involved in!

Remember Gary Hixon (and his jewelry), our guest speaker on Valentine's Day?  Well, he recently sent us a
check for $75, in thanks for sales made, apparently.

Garage Sale plans are ongoing . . . . we're still shooting for the middle of April.  This seems pretty dependent upon our ability to convince someone to let us beg, borrow, or rent a building large enough to hold our "stuff", with the ability to overflow into a parking lot, perhaps.
Keep in mind that, unlike YOUR garage sale, perhaps, we're looking for decent stuff that might actually SELL!  It sure would be a pain if we had to DUMP it all at the end of the day.

SOW (Sertoman of the Week)

Clue 1:  Our SOW  lived on a farm (I guess), which made him "sneeze and wheeze".
Clue 2:  Our SOW was the STAR quarterback tossing the winning touchdown pass, and
Clue 3:  He was a starting guard for the Eagles basketball team.
Clue 4:  Our SOW thinks few things are better than a peanut butter and pancakes meal!
Clue 5:  Our SOW once flew a Cessna Citation!
Clue 6:  Our SOW understands light; he is light on his feet and is light-minded.
Clue 7:  Has a bookcase full of awards and trophies for his art.
Clue 9: Our SOW's father taught him that three left turns make a right!
Clue 10 ~ Our SOW is Reuel's backup tech support.

Well, did you figure it out?  See below for our new SOW!

 "split second"

This "mini-newsletter" has been brought to you by the letter "G".  Gosh, golly gee, get going, grumpy gus!


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

Our new SOW, Norm Rehme (l), accepts the trophy from Reuel Rolston

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