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A Message from Timmy

Hi Guys,  If any of you are interested in some Bronco Playoff tickets, I have 4 pair left.  1 pair are mine, the other 3 pair are friends that have asked me to sell them.  I have listed all on Craigslist this morning some at 4 times face, some at 5 times, which seems to be the going price.  If any friends would like them, they would be available for 3 times face. They are all pairs, side by side.  All tickets are hard copies, not electronic transfers.  Map is below.

--Field level, sec 120, Row 9, about the 15-20 yd line (9 rows off of the field)  face $160 each

--Field level, sec 122, row 38, about the 40-45 yard line, face $160 each

--top level, sec 540, row 16SE corner, Face $75 each (these are on top of the portal, so like a front row seat, on the aisle, but nobody will ever stand up in front of you).

--Club Seats, sec 333, row 6 , about on the 5 yard line, on the aisle, face $160 each.  (You get all of the luxury of Club level, private stadium entrance with escalator & elevator right to your seat, access to private lounge with fully stocked cash bar & wonderful fireplace, projection TVs, extra wide padded seats with extra leg room.  I have never sat in the club level.)

-- Game is Sat. 1/12 2:30 PM against Baltimore Ravens.

 Tim  227-0001


 

 


Things You Should Know:


   Board Meeting coming up!  Tuesday, January 8, at the RE/MAX conference room on Boardwalk at
5:30 pm ~ Beer and Pizza, as usual.

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Ronny Bush recently had two things:  1) Saturday a while back, he participated in the state championship cyclecross, and HE FINISHED!  He says he came in 500th (out of 500), but HE FINISHED!  WOW!  2) From his research, it seems that, instead of the world as we know it ending, we are entering the beginning of the next ICE AGE.  He was hailed as
Ronny Nostradamus!

 

Our day of Sertoman Christmas giving was started out with Gary Cassell's "Special Christmas Poem" ~

"I'm writing this note to remind you that taxes have taken away,
The things I consider essential ~ My Reindeer, my Workshop, my Sleigh.
I now make my rounds on a donkey, who is old and crippled and slow,
so if you don't see me this Christmas,
I'm out on my ass in the snow!"

Notes and comments from the Chairman of the Board
"Sorry we snorted your sister"  (ya' had to be there!)
"All of those whose mothers are living, take one step back.  Jones, stay where you are!"

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Bradford (Mr. Sertoma) Burns bragged that he had his FIRST anniversary on December 31st!  YAY!!

Paul Reed told us of a recent birthday with a (literal) wad 'o cash in the brag box.  Whatta' guy!!

Pat Reed bragged on a birthday HE was about to have, saying he was 39 + 34.  Hmmmmmmmm. . . . . . .

Pat, while he was at the box, had a brag for the "foursome of Sertomans" who showed up at Whole Foods on New Years Day, only to find that it WAS CLOSED!  They were SO desperate, they dragged themselves to a Starbucks.  Yccchhhh!!

Did you get that there is a Board Meeting this Tuesday at 5:30 at ReMax??  Open to ANY Sertoman!  Pizza and Beer (Hopefully!)

Greg Anderson had a pretty amazing (TWENTY DOLLAR) brag for his daughter, Sadie:  Seems she has made the United States Olympic Team!!!


More news as it comes!
 

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UPCOMING PROGRAMS - from Lee Cord, V.P. Programs

 

Jan 11  Dr Robert Meroney  Fluids that Whirl

Jan18   Jerri Howe, Mathews House

Jan 25  Jerry Morris or Jack Graham  CSU AD

Feb 1   Diane Jones, City Mgr Office

Feb 8  Susan Baker, Hearing Clinc

Feb 15   Valentine Lunch   Ballroom Dancing, perhaps

Feb 22  Ed Jakubaskas,  Syria

 

April 19th - We have been invited to attend an Operation Smile banquet (instead of lunch at the Aztlan, as usual).  More info as it solidifies.

 

September 6th - Golf tournament at Highland Meadows (tentative date)

The Board decided tonight that a business meeting would be held at the first cancellation.  It has been mentioned that some members just do not know or understand what happens with the money when we raise it, and why it goes one place or another.

You can read (just below) a quick synopsis by Bill Green.  A meeting will be held at first opportunity to address this and other questions, however.


 

 


A Clarification (for those who wondered)    by Bill Green

The proceeds from Beer Sales, Flags, and other fundraisers go into our Sponsorship Account and allow us to grant funding to Crossroads, Boys & Girls Club, Bob Reed Christmas Program etc. 
Our dues cover the cost of our lunches, Aztlan Center, and fees to Sertoma International.  That is handled through our Operating Account.

It is important to understand the distinction between the two accounts, so that the community does not think that any part of our beer sales, tips, and flag revenue is spent to directly benefit all of us "fat cat Sertomans!"

Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.
 



Larry Abrahamson (L) Retired, Jan 4th
 
Well, this is it.  If you get a ticket after today, you're on your own! 
A dozen or so Sertomans turned out last Friday to help Larry retire.  They and a ROOM FULL of friends, family, law enforcement, and government-types all gathered together to recount Larry's exploits and give him a great send-off!
Anyone who was anyone was there . . . I mean, there
WAS free food and a CASH BAR!

Th' Sheriff IS back in town, with a new heart valve!  A request for
his badge has been put out ~ RETURN IT NOW, NO QUESTIONS ASKED!
If you do not, the tracking beacon WILL be activated.

Rob Allerheiligen recently celebrated his "18th anniversary of his 50th birthday", so he had a check for $18

Ken Borrett recently bragged that he got a a GREAT Christmas present!  Seems he won a trip to Edinburgh, Scotland, and has to play a golf course where the 24th Reiter Cup is being played.  (Maybe that's Ryder??)  Son, Jack, also won, so he gets to go too, apparently.

Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does..

 
 


Subject:
 A Heart warming Christmas Fable
 

When four of Santa's elves got sick, the trainee elves did not produce toys as fast as the regular ones, and Santa began to feel the Pre -Christmas pressure. 
Then Mrs. Claus told Santa her Mother was coming to visit, which stressed Santa even more. 
When he went to harness the reindeer, he found that three of them were about to give birth and two others had jumped the fence and were out, 
Heaven knows where. Then when he began to load the sleigh, one of the floorboards cracked, the toy bag fell to the ground and all the toys were scattered. 
Frustrated, Santa went in the house for a cup of apple cider and a shot of rum.  When he went to the cupboard, he discovered the elves had drunk all the cider and hidden the liquor. In his frustration, he accidentally dropped the cider jug, 
and it broke into hundreds of little glass pieces all over the kitchen floor. 

He went to get the broom and found the mice had eaten all the straw off the end of the broom. 
Just then the doorbell rang, and an irritated Santa marched to the door, yanked it open, and there stood a little angel with a great big Christmas tree. 
The angel said very cheerfully, 'Merry Christmas, Santa. Isn't this a lovely day? I have a beautiful tree for you. Where would you like me to stick it?' 
And thus began the tradition of the little angel on top of the Christmas tree. 

Not a lot of people know this.

 

 

Have ya' got a spare 2 minutes??  Watch this:  CLICK HERE   . . . . you won't be sorry!



Alysse
 

We presented Alysse, our lunchtime server with The Rainbow, a Christmas "Thank You" in the amount of $250.  She said the guy who used to set our lunch up was still with Rainbow, so she was planning to share with him.


Pat Reed presenting a check to Alysse

 

Remember, our Tuesday morning coffee group is currently meeting at Whole Foods, still at 7:30 a.m. ! 

Santa Bernecker told us that Cliff Bergren had ANOTHER new knee put in seven days ago and "he's doing great", and
Tom Bryan was in attendance as well, hoping to score some medicinal scotch, I'm sure.
 

I Somewhere, I have a GREAT pic of Stoner (who ended up with it) and this bottle of scotch.  It will show up when I least expect it, and I'll stick it in a newsletter somewhere. 
Bill began to share, and, with nothing but SERTOMANS sitting around him, it wasn't long before the bottle was something
less than full!
In spite
(or maybe BECAUSE OF) neither Santa Glass NOR
Santa Rob showing up, we still had a really fun Christmas party!
Santa Bernecker and his merry elf, Jimmy (Manning) ran a pretty tight ship, and got the job done nicely.  Again, pictures (hopefully) will show up some day.

 

SOW (Sertoman of the Week)

Over 50 years old

Born in a red elction State (Dallas, TX)

Bridge is a favorite pasttime

"Bend, but not break" is unlike his name

IT could be called "Wiley Coyote" (spanish name Lobo,
which he was at the U. of New Mexico

Our previous SOW, Gary Ross (L), hands the trophy to our newest SOW, Don Simecka
 

Larry Glass, SOW


  Ken Reiter recently read the following to us, purportedly from a Lance Corporal James M. Smith to "Reverend Peckerhead".  I'm not sure of the exact provenance, but I thought it worth printing.

'Twas The Night Before Christmas

TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS,
HE LIVED ALL ALONE,
IN A ONE BEDROOM HOUSE,

MADE OF PLASTER AND STONE.

I HAD COME DOWN THE CHIMNEY
WITH PRESENTS TO GIVE,
TO SEE JUST WHO
IN THIS HOME DID LIVE.

I LOOKED ALL ABOUT,
A STRANGE SIGHT I DID SEE,
NO TINSEL, NO PRESENTS,
NOT EVEN A TREE.

NO STOCKING BY MANTLE,
JUST BOOTS FILLED WITH SAND,
ON THE WALL HUNG PICTURES
OF FAR DISTANT LANDS.

WITH MEDALS AND BADGES,
AWARDS OF ALL KINDS,
A SOBER THOUGHT
CAME THROUGH MY MIND.

FOR THIS HOUSE WAS DIFFERENT,
IT WAS DARK AND DREARY,
I FOUND THE HOME OF A SOLDIER,
ONCE I COULD SEE CLEARLY.

THE SOLDIER LAY SLEEPING,
SILENT, ALONE,
CURLED UP ON THE FLOOR
IN THIS ONE BEDROOM HOME.


THE FACE WAS SO GENTLE,
THE ROOM IN SUCH DISORDER,
NOT HOW I PICTURED
A UNITED STATES SOLDIER.

WAS THIS THE HERO
OF WHOM I'D JUST READ?
CURLED UP ON A PONCHO,
THE FLOOR FOR A BED?

I REALIZED THE FAMILIES
THAT I SAW THIS NIGHT,
OWED THEIR LIVES TO THESE SOLDIERS
WHO WERE WILLING TO FIGHT.

SOON ROUND THE WORLD,
THE CHILDREN WOULD PLAY,
AND GROWNUPS WOULD CELEBRATE
A BRIGHT CHRISTMAS DAY.

THEY ALL ENJOYED FREEDOM
EACH MONTH OF THE YEAR,
BECAUSE OF THE SOLDIERS,
LIKE THE ONE LYING HERE.

I COULDN'T HELP WONDER
HOW MANY LAY ALONE,
ON A COLD CHRISTMAS EVE
IN A LAND FAR FROM HOME.

THE VERY THOUGHT
BROUGHT A TEAR TO MY EYE,
I DROPPED TO MY KNEES
AND STARTED TO CRY.

THE SOLDIER AWAKENED
AND I HEARD A ROUGH VOICE,
'SANTA DON'T CRY,
THIS LIFE IS MY CHOICE;

I FIGHT FOR FREEDOM,
I DON'T ASK FOR MORE,
MY LIFE IS MY GOD,
MY COUNTRY, MY CORPS.'

THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER
AND DRIFTED TO SLEEP,
I COULDN'T CONTROL IT,
I CONTINUED TO WEEP.

I KEPT WATCH FOR HOURS,
SO SILENT AND STILL
AND WE BOTH SHIVERED
FROM THE COLD EVENINGS'S CHILL.

I DIDN'T WANT TO LEAVE
ON THAT COLD, DARK, NIGHT,
THIS GUARDIAN OF HONOR
SO WILLING TO FIGHT.

THEN THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER,
WITH A VOICE SOFT AND PURE,
HE WHISPERED, 'CARRY ON SANTA,
IT'S CHRISTMAS DAY, ALL IS SECURE.'

ONE LOOK AT MY WATCH,
AND I KNEW HE WAS RIGHT.
'MERRY CHRISTMAS MY FRIEND,!
AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT.'

This poem was written by a Marine.


 

Another poem, recited to Santa Bernecker:

"You drink too much, you cuss too much, and you have questionable morals.
You're everything I've ever wanted in a friend."

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

Members

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

INFO ~ 2012 - 2013

This "mini-newsletter" is not sponsored this week.


Yeah, we still have a few guys show up!
 


YOU have been invited (to represent Fort Collins Sertoma Club) to attend a Community Intensive Luncheon on Tuesday,
January 22 from 11:30 - 1 p.m.  This event will "give all concerned community members a chance to learn about how mentoring programs are meeting the needs of children and young people in our own towns". 
It will be held at The Community Life Center at 220 N. Grant Avenue in Fort Collins.  That is North of LaPorte Avenue, between Grant and Loomis.

Guest panelists will include Matthews House, Larimer County's OASIS Program, Heart and Horses, CASA of Larimer County, Boltz Middle School's ASPIRE Program, Boys and Girls Club, and Partners Mentoring Youth.

RSVP with Carrie Olenich no later than Monday, January 14th if you'd like to attend!  Email:
voarsvp@frii.com  Phone:  472-9630


 

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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