little import . . . . .
You Should Know:
The Date for the Installation Banquet is
Sunday, Aug 5, 2012
Ron Young's house, catered by
All Occasions Catering
1. Remember: A golf event is coming up June 22nd, a Friday
2. There will be a 8 a.m. shot gun start at Mariana Butte
3. The cost is $100 - Payable to Sertoma Club of Fort Collins Sponsorship
4. The money is DUE by the 12th to either Tim Miller or Greg Anderson
5. email Greg Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to be included
There will not be a meal at the golf course, as the quote they gave us ($23!) was too high. You can stay and have a sandwich if you like, but it will not be a scheduled meal, as before.
Dr. Allerheiligen told us he did NOT write these,
but was happy to pass them on, for a little
humor in Santa Glass' absence:
without sunshine is like . . . . . night.!
97% of lawyers give the others a bad name!
He who laughs last thinks slowest!
How much deeper would the ocean be without
Save the whales. Collect the
When the chips are down, the
buffalo is empty.
A clear conscience is usually
the sign of a bad memory.
How many of you believe in
telekinesis? Raise my hands . . . . .
I'd kill for a Nobel Peace
Death to all fanatics!
Borrett had "71 big ones" for the foundation!
Carl Glaser, a while back,
bragged on Reuel Ralston and his wonderful
programs! Hear! Hear!
Ed Caffrey, pointed
out that he had just turned 82, and with a little
"math trickery", he was donating 8 + 2, or $10 to
the Foundation. A good laugh was had, as
well as a round of applause!
NO MEETING ON
AUGUST 3rd (Our Installation
or August 24TH
(The Aztlan center is being
cleaned, Ron tells us)!
told us that Paul Reed called him just before
lunch and said that he'd just been so busy with
his landscaping and tree business that he'd missed
the last three weeks. He tells us he IS
alive and well, however, and WILL return!
Dr. Rob bragged on his oldest grandson, the one
who plays hockey in MN, will be graduating.
His younger brother was ranked #4 in the western
US in hockey ranking! The oldest one is the
grandson who had his arm skated over, severing
tendons. Rob now tells us he should be
cleared to play next month!
I had a brag for one of the neatest couples I've
ever had the
pleasure to know, Charles and Juanita
Dickson, my In-Laws.
They were married in 1941. Since
then, they have done
everything together, beginning with graduating
from the seminary, then going back to Brazil,
serving as Baptist Foreign missionaries there
for 33 years!
At 97 and 94, last week, Charles and Juanita died
together. She died
this past Saturday, as she was in her easy chair
in the living room, as quickly as if a switch had
turned off. The following day, Charles had a
stroke, and died a day later.
Needless to say, I
will miss them. But I've no doubt that
they are still
together, as much in love as ever.
Dr. Reiter told us about the
Shakespeare Festival, once again
happening in Boulder.
On Sunday, July 22, he tells us that
we have the first four rows in the
Mary Rippon theater on the UC Boulder
campus, reserved for US! This
year the play being put on is
The Twelfth Night
(click to see a 3-minute video of
The plan is to meet early evening
(4:30 - 5:30), then there is a meeting
with the director, then the play
begins at 6:30 and runs 'till about 8.
BE THERE OR BE SQUARE!
John K gave us the results of last
weekend's Realities Ride: After all
was said and done, we ended up netting
"About $13,000 for charity! As John
put it, "In two days we accomplished more
than we accomplish in a season of
AND, it was FUN!!!, selling roughly 4,500
beers! John said "Thanks" to
everyone who showed up to get the job
We had over $2,900 in TIPS alone!
Dr. Rob said there was a good turnout at
The Veterans Plaza, which he helped man on
Sunday. He told us there was a
Nighthawk helicopter there, strafing
innocent bystanders, as well as Staff Sgt.
John Jones, a double amputee from
Afghanistan, speak. Turnout, Rob
said, was better than last year, probably.
(Did you really read that!??!)
Frank Johnson had kind of
a brag on John Knezovich, for being quoted in
the Doloradoan. Seems John, when
speaking of an area politician, referred to
said politician as being "to the right of
Atilla the Hun"!
Doesn't John just have a way with words!??!
new "flag totes", designed and built
Jim Manning! (dontcha'
just want to put up some flags
Dave Blomberg bragged on his oldest
granddaughter, was recently recognized
as being one of just a few honor
students at Blevins Jr. High. She
had to have a 4.0 average through 8th
grade and a 3.6 gpa for the rest.
Reid bragged on the oldest of 5 grandchildren.
He was named the MVP of his baseball team, and was
named a "Champion Citizen" of the school, also
excelling in basketball!
Ronny Bush had an
"age-adjusted brag" for Tom Bryan, saying that at
age 72, Tom would be doin' some serious
ass-kicking. (that was my paraphrasing)
Apparently Tom is da' MAN when it comes to biking!
Norm had a brag a few weeks ago . . .
his son invented a "device" to help you sit up
when there is no other support available. It
looks kind of like a sling for your back, wrapping
all the way around your leg. This would be
great to have if camping, or at a game, or
wherever you could use some back support.
Friday, May 11, Gary Ross won the drawing!
had a brag for our newest cop in town. Seems
Carl has been asking every new
administration to try to
do something about the marijuana grower
next door to him. This year, Carl reports,
IT HAPPENED! EIGHT S.W.A.T. members showed
up IN THEIR TRUCKS, threw a flash-bang in the
front yard, and BROKE DOWN the door of the house.
Of course, Carl related, no one was home.
SWAT did, however, confiscate over 300 plants.
Timmy noted that Carl "must have been relieved"
when they all went next door! Party at 10.
Larry Abrahamson, a
man of his word, paid the $42 bucks he didn't have
the previous week for a brag. What a guy!
hear about the dues increase? Just a
reminder that you can save a little money if you
would like to pay your dues ahead of time.
By paying the last two quarters of dues
before July 1st,
you can avoid the $10 quarterly dues increase, for
the rest of the year.
Nathan bragged that he and his "beautiful bride",
Clories, celebrated their 20th anniversary
sure hope I got the spelling correct).
the same time he told us that she was back from
the hospital in Denver and is doing "Extremely
Well!" That's certainly good news!!
Reiter had a brag for his "4oth year of paying
property taxes." He reminded us all that, if
you are (1) over 65 AND (2) Have lived in your
home for over 10 years, you need only apply to
receive HALF OFF the first $200K value of your
home! You have until July 1st to get this
form into the state. Click the link for the
COLORADO REINSTATES PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR
Colonel Manning had a brag for his Florida
daughter, a senior projects manager building condo
hi-rises in the Miami Beach area ~ Of course, the
recession came, Jim told us, and the "state bird
of Florida, the building crane, went away."
So, she went to law school, took her last test,
and, by now, has graduated! WOW!
Gary Ross says his
motor home is tuned up and ready to go . . . he
and Jan are going to 4 graduations, two in TX, and
two in NE. These are college and high
school graduates. He then kinda' bragged on
his smart son-in-law, 'cause HIS kids graduated
with NO student loans!
no small feat, these
Norm had a "short"
poem from his wife, apparently replicated in her
latest book. It was entitled "A real
fixer-upper" and was vaguely appreciative of Norm.
Bill Brown had an
"Ole" story . . . poor Ole died, and had his
choice of heaven or hell. Ole chose hell.
If you were at the meeting, you know why. If
not, you NEED TO COME!
Young had a brag for Madison, his 14-year old
granddaughter, if I heard correctly. Seems
Madison has a 4.0 gpa, is "pretty as a picture",
and, in her last 33 at-bats, she has had no strike
outs, one walk, two home runs, 15 doubles, 7
triples and 7 singles, and she's leading in rbi's,
and had a batting avg. of 818!! Hokey Smoke!
We recently donated
$1,500 to Project Smile, and they gave us a nice
Thank You note.
Steve Harrison stopped by a while back to "humbly
thank us" for our yearly donation to his program.
Steve had 23 students who were taught carpentry
skills enough so that they are able to get a job
in that field.
We donate between $2,000 and $2,500 every year to
provide each student with basic tools so they can
walk onto a job site and start working.
He reminded us that we have been doing this for 7
years now, and told us how much this means to his
class, as they are literally able to begin making
their way in the world with our help.
As a token of his appreciation, Steve had the saw
pictured engraved with a nice "Thank You" for us!
you missed Dave Williams' talk on Abe Lincoln a
while back, you should be sorry! It was
These are the steps are at the Matthews
House, a safe-house and educational
facility for wayward kids. The bricks
were removed, repaired, then cleaned up
for reuse, then set brick on the steps
the way it should have been done in the
first place. Each brick had to be
cut because of spacing, then black epoxy
mortar was used to cement them.
They "squirted" the mortar out with the
contractor version of what a cake
decorator would use, and it worked very
Carl Glaser, Pat Reid., and Will Holz started
the project, then Cliff Bergren, Jim
Bernecker, and Jim Manning finished it.
As you can see, the brickwork turned out
It WAS a lot of work, however, netting us 69 total man-hours!
SOW (Sertoman of
Sow does not know he was selected,
though he was present. As it turned
out, Bill simply paid attention on
different projects when working with the
SOW, and REMEMBERED!
A high percentage of the following
statements are true:
Born East of the Mississippi, North of the
Mason Dixon Line in a state Steven Colbert
says has produced more astronauts than any
other state. What State?
Grew up in Colorado. Though his high
school now has a different name than when
he attended, it is now named after a civil
war general. What General?
He sees the world from a higher altitude
than most of us. Why?
Was a football player and baseball player
in HS but also a member of a dance group.
What position in baseball? Third Baseman
Attended a University in Colorado where he
met his wife, and became a scientist.
His degree led him to a job in his field,
literally. What field?
He spent some time at Fort Clatsop, but
was not in the service at the time. Where
is Fort Clatsop?
OR – He
retraced the route of Lewis and Clark to
Worked in the hospitality business in a
mountain town. What town?
motel in Idaho Springs
Carried a gun as part of his job once.
What score did he get in the marksman
was no test. Got the job when the
previous deputy shot out some windows in
town in a routine traffic stop.
Has 3 children two of whom live in other
states. Name the other states.
Worked with his father who helped
construct a significant military complex.
Air Force Academy
When traveling outside the state he
sometimes goes by an alias. What name?
Preceded another Sertoman in his last real
job. What Sertoman?
Well, did you
figure it out? See below for our new
Head Chalk Cliff, located on the south coast of
This "mini-newsletter" has been brought to you
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In math, it is also called the
Just think . . . without
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Past President/ Past Governor
Marvin (Marv) Fries
||Charter Member, Past President, SOY
Gen. Bill Mauer
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