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You Should Know:

The Date for the Installation Banquet is Sunday, Aug 5, 2012
Ron Young's house, catered by
(see below)

I'm sorry to have to say the Ryan Kruse has submitted his resignation from the club.
When he had more time, he really did what he could to help out, but, between family and business, it seems something had to give,
and 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) =
pretty good for 2 days work, eh?

"Special" hat handcrafted for Woody by Dani to protect him from stupid therapists!  He moved to
Columbine a couple of weeks ago, and is doing "fine", Timmy tells us.
June 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 : - (

Brad Burns had a $2 brag for Comcast, who has "only" taken three months to get his phone numbers call-forwarded.

Don Shannon bragged a while back that he has been married for 48 YEARS!!  WOW!


NO MEETING ON AUGUST 3rd (Our Installation weekend) 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 picnic."

Breakfast 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 Consuelo's.

A Sign-Up sheet was started for the Installation Banquet being held on August 5th

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 to help.
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.  (
520-904-1038)  As I hear more definite news I'll let you know. 

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 Nutt (DANG!)


Syndi Nettles-Anderson

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 solid-state lasers. 
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 emissions testing!
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 are:
  • Jobs

  • Economic freedom

  • Regulation reform

  • Education that puts students first

  • Practical environmental and energy policies

 When 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 see.

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! 

E. 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, 217-2924


Bill Green mentioned that WE, as a club, donated $2,000 split between the RCFD and the Red Cross.

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 to Ciclismo Youth 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.

Norm 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!


ol' George

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!

George Thornton

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 the Week)


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?  OH 

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?  Wm Palmer 

He sees the world from a higher altitude than most of us.  Why?  Lives in Foothills 

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.  What University?  CSU 

His degree led him to a job in his field, literally.  What field?  Geology  (WY also correct) 

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 the Pacific 

Worked in the hospitality business in a mountain town.  What town?  Family owned motel in Idaho Springs 

Carried a gun as part of his job once.  What score did he get in the marksman test?  There 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.  NE,  TX 

Worked with his father who helped construct a significant military complex.  What complex?  Air Force Academy 

When traveling outside the state he sometimes goes by an alias.  What name?  Tulip. 

Preceded another Sertoman in his last real job.  What Sertoman?  Chris McDonald

Our previous SOW, Bill Green (L), hands the trophy to our newest SOW, Gary (aka "Tulip") Ross

"Molokini 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 tropical fish."

This "mini-newsletter" has been brought to you by the letter "K", the 11th letter of the alphabet. 
  What else?

   INFO ~ 2012 - 2013

President - Pat Reid
President-Elect - Josh Benedict
Chairman of the Board - Rob Allerheiligen
Secretary ~ Jim Norrgard
Flag Czar - Jim Manning
Treasurer - Nathan Weinland
Sgt. at Arms - "Bobbo" Kopplin
V. P. Programs - Lee Cord
V. P. Projects - Gary Ross
V.P. communications ~ Mike Thorsrud
V P Membership - Jim Bernecker
Public Relations - Jim Nutt
Social - Ronny Bush

Sertoma Intn'l. Liaison - Dave Blomberg

Past Board Members

Sertoma International

Sertoma Code of Ethics

Our Club Website


Awards (SOY, Golden Movement, Foot in Mouth,
Asleep at the Wheel)


Sertoma Historical Info



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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