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Newsletter 266

NEWS of little import . . . . .


Thanks in no small part to one of our own,   Rob Allerheiligen    ,the 80% of real-size traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall, was brought to Fort Collins last week, and will remain in town through Memorial Day at Veterans Plaza of Northern Colorado in Spring Canyon Community Park, 2626 W. Horsetooth Road.  If you haven't seen this wall, YOU SHOULD GO.  NOW.  It's truly an experience you'll never forget!


Things You Should Know:

OK, here's a quick HEADS UP for everyone ~ Alyssa, our serving person at lunch, told me last week that "several" are going for seconds on the main course.  She says that there is ONE serving prepared per seat, and SOMEONE is going to go without, if this keeps up.
Now, I've gotta' say, I UNDERSTAND!  I wanted a second burger last week, too.  But you need to go for the soup or salad, 'cause Alyssa's gonna' be chewing gum and taking names, and she's all out of gum!

(I'm SURE that doesn't apply to cookies!)


The Dept of Defense briefed the president this morning. 

They told President Obama that 2 Brazilian soldiers were killed in Iraq .

To everyone's surprise, Obama collapsed onto his desk, head in his hands, visibly shaken, almost in tears. 

Finally, he composed himself and asked, 'Just how many is a 


Our Projects V.P., Gary Ross, reported that he and several others "built a wheelchair ramp", and nobody fell off.  Thanks was given for those who helped.

Pat Reid told us how a flag was recently sold by "somebody", and a flag bracket was managed to be installed for BBVA on College.


Sign seen over bulkhead on the battleship, USS Missouri (at least, according to the movie): 
In God we trust; all others we track


David Lee Thomas

The ever-vigilant Bill Brown told me recently that
one of our charter members, David Lee Thomas,
died recently.  CLICK HERE to read his obituary.
(Sertoma WAS mentioned, so there will be NO FINE!)

If you bring anyone OTHER THAN a potential member, remember to COUGH UP $10 for their lunch!  This stuff doesn't grow on trees, you know!

Bylaws of The Sertoma Club of Fort Collins (click on it) - Voted on and approved by a majority of those in attendance today (5/24/2013)

SOME waited patiently (with their SECRET BALLOT) for Pat Reid to bring the new bylaws to a vote

Norm bragged, a while back, that Wichita State SHOCKERS were in the Final 4!  Pat reminded some of us that that's in KANSAS!

Nathan Weinland bragged that he and Clories recently celebrated their 21st Wedding Anniversary, so he was going to take the rest of the cash in his wallet and buy his wife a really nice gift!

Rob Allerheiligen bragged that his grandson, Taylor, playing for the Rhinos in the Western States Hockey League, made it to the National Finals, and LOST.  BUT, they got second place IN THE NATION!!!  wow!

CLICK HERE to see a video of Brian's AMAZING chunkin' machine, complete with his new, 540HP compressor.  Brian hopes to be the first to complete the holy grail of chunkin', one mile!!
One of the big challenges, Bill told us, was the venue.  It has to be at least one mile long and 1/2 mile wide, PLUS room for parking.  SO, if anyone has any ideas, talk with Bill (or Ken, or Jim).

Observations from the Chairman of the Bored Board


Mayor Marion Barry, Washing D.C.. . . . Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country!

Congressional Candidate in TX:  That no good scoundrel deserves to be kicked by a jackass, and

Phillies Mgr. Danny Ozark ~ Half this game is 98% mental!

Dan Quail ~ "I LOVE California.  I practically grew up in Phoenix!"

Lee Iaocca ~ We've got to stop and ask ourselves, "How much clean air do we really need?"

Joe Thiesmann ~ "A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein"

Attorney:  Are you sexually active?  Answer:  No, I just lie there.

Attorney:  Were you present when your picture was taken?  A: Are you SHITTING me!??!


Haley, a perennial favorite at the Realities Ride, shows her love for us!

Carl Glaser recently bragged, apparently, on his son.  Carl had a number of bottles of "Incredible Hops" brewed by his Fort Collins Brewery that his son brought home because "too much was brewed, and was going to be thrown out".  (Doesn't that just sound weird?) he sold for $2 each.  There was a caution along with the beer, that being that it is 7.8% alcohol and kinda' hoppy!


Dave Armstrong had a $5 brag for Lee Cord ~ seems Lee Cord was at The Embassy Suites in Loveland for the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado’s Annual Celebration of Philanthropy, and was quoted:
Lee Cord of The Group Real Estate and the
Fort Collins Sertoma Club, which supports causes for at-risk youths, said he looks forward to rubbing shoulders with influential people who have his similar passion for charity in the community.  “I like to sort of get in this room with people who make the city better,” Cord said. 
No fine was assessed!  Way to go, Lee!

Lee Cord


Realities for Children 2013 (or so) "Click" on the thumbnails for a larger picture!)


Face Painting

Flags on N. College


Josh reminded us that he is about 1 month out from being a dad, and told us that
Bernecker was a big help in helping them sell their house.

Frank Johnson ALSO bragged on Lee Cord, pointing out how he was there to "rub shoulders with influential people", which is (obviously) why he's at Sertoma!

Timmy Miller had a visual for us regarding the Northern Toilet Paper Company.  Seems they have found a new way to "hit the American public".  He showed us two toilet paper rolls, and put the NEWER roll INSIDE the older roll.  Timmy theorized at least a 10% difference! 
He also told us the story of Cinco de Mayo, and how it became a national holiday.  (you shoulda' been there!)

Don Shannon had a brag on his oldest grandson, graduating from "a High School in Denver".  He just spent a week on Spring Break in Haiti doing missionary work (if I heard correctly).  He graduated with honors, and had several scholarships offered, the best of which was from Alabama, which he accepted.

Pat Reid told us that there was recently a "nice article" about the Flag Program in the Doloradoan, as well as the notice of our weekly meeting.  He congratulated "whoever was responsible".

Mike Gilmore recently celebrated his 64th birthday with a contribution to the Foundation!

As many of you know, over the weekend, Realities for Children was trying to break the world record for Poker Run participants (which they did, almost TRIPLING the # of riders in the old record).  There was also a Stunt Show with a guy who JUMPED, apparently, from the top of a building (I missed it), a strong man contest (see picture above) with three of the world's strongest men, according to Craig Secher, 20% more vendors, over 30 bands playing over the weekend, a tattoo contest, a .45 caliber fast-draw competition, AND MORE!  Last year we netted over $13,000 (which we SPLIT with RFC), and John K was hoping for a lot more this year.


THIS JUST IN!  Timmy Miller says we have a little "stuff" left over from Realities, fer sale cheep:
1 case (24) Diet Coke $14

1 1/2 case (24) Gatorade orange & green $7/dozen

1 3/4 bottle of Fuchen $15/bottle (retail $48 at Wilbur's)

12 pack Green Monster

12 pack Red Monster

8 sleeves of 16 oz cups $4/sleeve

2 bags of 200 9 0z clear cups $8/bag
Any purchase would help the club get spent sponsorship money back.  Prices are at or less than our cost.



Realities for Children Ride 2013

2013 Realities for Children
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UPCOMING PROGRAMS - from Lee Cord, V.P. Programs
215-9658 or LCord@thegroupinc.com


May 31   Eric Thompson, the Pro Cycling Challenge

June  7   TBA

June 14   Larimer County Work Force Center (emphasis on youth programs)

June 21   Mike Demma

June 28  TBA

July 28 ~ Tentative Installation date

Thursday, September 12th - Golf tournament at Highland Meadows - same format as the District Attorney Tournament (D.A.T.) that we've played for years ~ Not a scramble - a handicap tournament.


Obama's approval ratings are so low now Kenyans are accusing him of being born in the United States .

Josh Benedict had a $50 brag that he "bought a house and sold a house in one week".  Included in his brag was
for the five Sertomans who helped him:  Tom Bryan, Don Simecka, Bob Kopplin, Brad Burns, and John Clagett. 
He said he "wrote 'em down so he wouldn't forget who they were".  The next to speak, however, was Ken Reiter, who said Josh owed another TEN, 'cause he forgot to name Ken, who also helped!


Tim Miller had a brag for a couple of "sure-handed guys" who helped Alysse set out desserts and "stuff" for lunch.  Seems Timmy grabbed someone "who used to fly an F-4" who picked one a cupcake (albeit top-heavy with frosting), and DROPPED it on the floor.  TOP DOWN!



 Tim Miller had a brag on Paul Reed being back 21 pounds lighter after his spinal operation !


John K told a story on himself, relating as to how he found "an extra" $1,000 in petty cash last year when he was counting money at the first football game, that he had "misplaced" from the Realities ride.  




25% of the women in this country are on medication for mental illness. 

That's scary.  It means 75% are running around untreated.



Our esteemed Prez, Pat Reid

Pat Reid WON the pot last Friday!  In the interest of "transparency", he gave the "pill" to Allerheiligen, who promptly announced the name of
BOB JOHNSON, otherwise known as "Just Bob".  (If you were there, you understand)

Some BIG News!

Jim Bernecker told us on Friday that a relationship has been forged with The Budweiser Events Center in connection with
Punkin' Chunkin', in many ways, co-hosting with them!!  Seems that The Ranch owns a lot of land NORTH of the BEC, and is
willing to let us use it, perhaps for YEARS to come, for Punkin' Chunkin'!  PLUS, the other big stumbling block, INSURANCE,
will be taken care of by The Ranch as well, for 35 cents per paid admission.
The talk is to combine our PCin' with Hops for Hope, a fund-raising even for The American Cancer Society.  The event, presented last year for the first time by The Ranch and American Eagle Distributing, was on Dec. 1 and featured 40 beers,
10 liquors and 10 barbecue vendors. They had live music as well.
Seems we, as a club, have been "volunteered" as well, to work with The Ranch in other money-making ventures.  Jim would
not say EXACTLY what we have been volunteered for, but, apparently, we'll find out! 

I heard at least one "Bernecker for Prez", because this could be the beginning of a whole new fund-raising venture for us!

Jim Manning then reported contact with someone with a "Downtown Business Association Person", who put out to THEIR members our Flag Program, so we might get Downtown excited about flags ~ especially with North College being "Flagged" this weekend!  So, GET READY!

Pat Reid had a $5 BRAG on our club ~ Seems Pat was in AZ a while back, and visited his old Rotary Club (boo, hiss).  After the meeting, he pulled the Prez aside to talk ~ he found out that their Rotary Club of 65 (mostly younger) persons, donated just $12,000 last year, where, by comparison, we donated around $39,000!

Pat told us also that Brian Soukup just doesn't have enough time to make the club anymore, so he has had to quit. 
Brian has done so much good with Sertoma for so long, it will be strange to have him gone.  Maybe he could just
keep his dues up, and we could put his picture at a table every week?  Come back to visit anytime!

Nathan told us recently that "everyone is paying on time", and he really appreciates the prompt payments! 

Bernecker told us that we racked up 72 man-hours in working on cabinetry for Matthews House, in which
Cliff Bergren was prominently featured!




SOW (Sertoman of the Week)


Larry Glass (L), hands the SOW trophy to Scott Arledge


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

INFO ~ 2012 - 2013

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


When the boogeyman goes to sleep, he checks his closet for Chuck Norris.

Superman owns a pair of Chuck Norris pajamas.

Chuck Norris can set ants on fire with a magnifying glass. At night.

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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