little import . . . . .
You Should Know:
The Date for the Installation Banquet is
Sunday, Aug 5, 2012
Ron Young's house, catered by
I'm sorry to have to say the Ryan Kruse
has submitted his resignation from the
When he had more time, he really did what
he could to help out, but, between family
and business, it seems something had to
it was us.
2012 Realities Ride final Accounting
Total Expenses = $7,189.48
Profit on Sales = $9.970.52
Tips = $2,919.83
Total Profit = $12,890.35
1/2 to Sertoma (1/2 to Realities) = $6,545.18
pretty good for 2 days work, eh?
"Special" hat handcrafted for Woody by Dani to
protect him from stupid therapists! He moved
Columbine a couple of weeks ago, and is doing
"fine", Timmy tells us.
6, 1944 was the anniversary of D-Day. On
behalf of "our own" Woody, Jim bragged on him as a
"personal representative of our nation", visiting
France on the tourist plan.
On June 8, Frank Johnson's name was drawn for the
"pot", but he was not there : - (
Burns had a $2 brag for Comcast, who has "only"
taken three months to get his phone numbers
Don Shannon bragged a while back
that he has been married for 48 YEARS!! WOW!
NO MEETING ON
AUGUST 3rd (Our Installation
or August 24TH
(The Aztlan center is being
cleaned, Ron tells us)!
Do you remember about our club's social
ride coming up on July 14th? Ronny
Bush sez: "This is a drop-in ride
that begins at 8:30 a.m. at Lions park
where the Poudre River passes under
Overland Trail and ends at Rolland Moore
Park about 11. A detailed map will
be available of the path and drop-in
points. Participants can join the
group at several convenient drop-in points
along the path allowing riders of all
abilities to participate in a
non-competitive social ride. The
ride will go from a rider's drop-in point
to Rolland Moore Park Shelter #2 where
there will be a brunch of breakfast
burritos, coffee and juice, followed by a
time of fellowship. Riders will
return to their drop-in point as they feel
lead. The return ride to home or to
the drop-in point needs to be added to the
overall time for individual planning.
Rolland Moore shelter #2, capacity 200,
HAS been reserved with a $60 deposit.
Participation is $15 from each rider (kids
are free), which will go to the Ciclismo
Youth Foundation , after expenses.
The event is open to the public, and
families and children are encouraged.
A few volunteers (who we have
traditionally called cooks will be
needed to set up the Spring Canyon Park
burritos are from Consuelo's and cost
$2.75 each w/out volume discount, and as
low as $2.25 for 200 or more. One
WILL be sufficient, we're told by
A Sign-Up sheet was started for the
Installation Banquet being held on August
You may have heard by now that the format
for our banquet has changed! Seems
our planned caterer, All Occasions
Catering, has been sold, and cannot/will
not honor their contract. So, today
(7/13), there was what seemed to be a
unanimous vote to DO IT OURSELVES!
We're not exactly unskilled in this
department, and with 74 already signed up,
we should have more than enough volunteers
Volunteers WILL be needed . . . . If you
have a grill that is transportable, or a
truck than can transport, you might give
Pat Reid a call to see if you can help.
As I hear more definite news I'll let you
Gary Ross told us of the MESS that was his
refrigerator upon his return after the fire .
. . It was SO BAD he was throwing out CANS OF
BEER because the cans smelled so bad!
He also told us of an envelope of cash
collected from a number of members that was
handed him. His first thought was to
donate it to The Foundation, but, as he put
it, that was "his pride" speaking. He
graciously thanked everyone involved.
Party on Saturday
Larry Abrahamson bragged (??) (with a check)
that he is now as old as Ronny Bush and Jim
Today (7/13), we had a candidate
speak who is running for Senate
District 14 in Fort Collins.
Her opponent is John Kafalas.
Syndi N-A is a pretty unusual
candidate, seems to me ~ She started
her education in alternative energy
in high school, developing solar
technologies that won international
science fairs in solar technology!
In 1992 she completed a fellowship
in Israel at the Weismann Institue
of Science studyiing solar powered
Syndi completed her bachelors in
Mechanical Engineering, where she
did research in pulverized coal
methane- boosted combustion.
As a ME grad student at CSU, Syndi
researched and tested biofuels, and
cross-trained with the soil and crop
department. Over a 3 year
period, she has helped manage of 30
mechanical engineering desigtn
teams, working with projects such as
solar water purification, hydraulic
hybrid vehicles, compressed air
storage systems, and John Deere
tractor engine retrofits and
During this time Synda also married
her high school sweetheart, had 4
children, and became the owner of "a
tiny photograhy business."
She is currently a PhD student in
systems engineering, focusing on
biofuels from "harvest to exhaust".
She says her top goals in the Senate
asked what her first act would be
should she be elected, she said she
would try to eliminate the
three-tiered electrical billing rate
recently instituted in the city.
She says the billing is "unfair, and
misses its target by higher billing
those that are trying hardest to
conserve; the single-family home.
It's hard to know how much of a
chance Syndi has against Kefalas,
but she says her party tells her
that for the first time in years
and years, the Republican party
has a real chance in CO. We'll
Conway Gandy had a "sort of" a brag.
Seems he had a "top-end bicycle" while
the garage sale was going on. He
had our own Lee Cooper (original owner
of Lee's Cyclery) look at it who told
him "DON'T SELL THAT AT A GARAGE SALE"!
So, Conway took it to a local bike
rejuvenatin' shop, had it worked over,
and sold it for $350, which was just
about what he paid for it 24 years ago!
He said his net was $113.38, so he
presented a check to Sertoma in that
amount. Whatta' guy!
Scott told us that the Rist Canyon Fire Station
burned down during the High Park Fire, and said
that if anyone had any donations they would care
to make, he would see that they got to where they
needed to be.
Jim Manning reminded
us all that if you have any flag brackets in need
of repair, talk to your Captain or talk to him.
Jim Bernecker bragged on the club, once
again. Last Wednesday, 10 of us
"descended" on Crossroads Safehouse.
Cliff had everything ready to go, and E.
Scott Billington had the only tool that
would pop the nubs off the windows, so
HE was a "nub-poppin' fool", and Jim
said HE partnered up with Mike Gilmore,
a drillin' fool, and with everybody
cranking, they knocked out 50 window
repairs. With the 10 Cliff had
done previously (presumably without the
nub-poppin' tool), with minimal
disruption to Crossroads sanctity, they
now have every window "safe and fixed".
Greg Anderson told us of another
fund-raiser for Rist Canyon Fire
Department. He says HIS
company will MATCH contributions up
to $2,000. If you would like
to donate, contact Greg,
mentioned that WE, as a club, donated
$2,000 split between the RCFD and the
Rob told us all of a number of
recipients of the club's largess during
the Board meeting on 7/10: 1) We
donated $500 to the Food Bank, 2) $1,000
Foundation to buy bikes for high school
kids to "check out" and race, 3) $1,000
to Boys and Girls Club, and 4) $2,000 to
Crossroads Safehouse for their diaper
fund we committed to earlier.
told us that he sent out new directories on
Wednesday, July 11th. If YOU did not receive
this via email, then Norm does not have your
correct address. Contact him!
Frank Johnson told us how George and Louise
Thornton arrived in England about a week ago.
They are waiting for the weather to clear, and for
the Channel to settle down. This is because
George, at 72, is planning to be the oldest
person EVER to SWIM across it!
CLICK HERE He hopes to be able to start
swimming on Monday, the 16th. The swim will
be approximately 24 hrs!
Just a reminder that, if you are
considering new tires,
This is NOT a joke.
You'll be lucky to live through a set. Read
MY encounter, as well, on this site.
Located at the Holiday Inn in Shanghai,
China (Pudong Kangquiao), this dramatic
swimming pool 24 floors up has a glass
bottom that overlooks the street below.
The cantilever pool is 30 meters long
(98.5 ft) with a comfortable section of
the pool that remains inside.
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?
Our previous SOW, Bill Green (L), hands the
trophy to our newest SOW, Gary (aka "Tulip") Ross
is a small, crescent moon-shaped volcanic crater
island that is a State Marine Life and Bird
Conservation District. Lying only three miles from
Maui’s southwestern coast, Molokini spans over 18
acres and rises 160 feet above reef-filled waters,
offering visitors snorkeling and diving amongst a
kaleidoscope of coral and more than 250 species of
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INFO ~ 2012 - 2013
Past President/ Past Governor
Marvin (Marv) Fries
||Charter Member, Past President, SOY
Gen. Bill Mauer
||9/15/34 - 4/15/ 2005
||11/2/36 ~ 8/23/2005
||3/29/32 / ~ 12/18/05
||4/30/41 ~ 2/16/06
||11/4/58 ~ 12/19/06
||8/23/39 ~ 2/10/08
||5/17/39 - 5/22/2007
||Past Pres. & SOY
||6/23/41 ~ 6/10/09
||1/9/46 ~ 12/11/09
||5/14/31 ~ 12/11/10
||2/21/1948 ~ 3/1/2011
||2/8/1931~ 6/4, 2011
||Operation Santa Claus
||9/5/1932 ~ 10/5/2011
||Charter Member / Sgt. at Arms/ Ski Trip
||8/29/31 ~ 2/12/2012
|David Lee Thomas
||8/6, 1930 - 1/16, 2013