Song: Dick Mason Pledge: Don Smith Prayer: Dave Miley
Guests: Don Demsky who has submitted an application and this will make his SECOND publication for membership.
Fines: A couple phones went off.
Announcements: ****THE RAFFLE IS LIVE, THE RAFFLE IS LIVE****
Business cards were passed out to all members with the details for the Raffle and links on how to get to the Raffle web site. We need everyone’s help in promoting this. I will have more stuff to send shortly but for now, talk to family and friends and pass out the cards you got. One thing you can do is when emailing your family and friends, just add the web link at the bottom of your email with a short title. Also, suggest to them that they help spread the word.
Scott had to leave early but before he did, he talked about Joe Gomez and some of the things Joe has done in the past helping people at Craig, at the golf course or on the basketball court. Joe was honored to present an award to Jamie Danskin who asked that Joe be the one to present it. She credits Joe with much of her success, one of which is playing wheel chair basketball.
Listen to Scott Manley introduce Joe Gomez and Joe’s comments.mp3.
This year’s Field of Dreams Baseball camp is in need of kids. Spread the word and if you need information on it, goto www.sertomafieldofdreams.com Registration must be received by June 8, 2019.
Sertoman of the Day: Since the “Cat Dr.” was present today, he did the honors since he didn’t know when he would be at a meeting again.
The Cat Dr., Dr. Bruce Elsey, was greeted with a room full of “MEOWS”. He opened with this: He was born on Sept 11, 1951 in Garden City, KS (five generations). Went to H.S. there and it is still standing. The river that runs through it is the Arkansas (pronounced Ar Kansas. With a draft number of 23, Bruce just missed being called into the service in the early 70’s because Viet Nam was winding down and Saigon fell.
Bruce married Kathleen in 1976 and graduated from Vet school in 1977. They have twin sons born in 1982 and graduated from KS St. They are both married now and so far there are 6 grandkids. Bruce now owns the cat clinic but is semi-retired and sells cat litter.
Significant dates in the life of DR BRUCE ELSEY, DVM are as follows:
1951 age 0 born in Garden City Ks
1961 age 10 sorted pop bottles for his father’s store
1965-67 age 14 repaired roofs and performed other construction jobs due to a tornado
1969 age 18 entered the livestock industry by raising hogs
1976 age 25 married Kathleen
1977 age 26 graduated veterinary school (Kansas State Univ)
1978 age 27 started All Cat Clinic in Englewood
1979 age 28 brought into the club by Steve Bolyard
1982 age 31 twin boys were born
1989 age 38 started selling his special brand of cat litter (my cat loves to poop in it)
Bruce gave a little history on how he got started in the cat litter business and a small part of it had to do with Arapahoe Sertoma. (listen to the audio file for details).
Kathleen’s health has been improving. She had a very serious medical issue about 10 years ago and one of the treatments was a stem cell implant. It must be working.
Program: The program canceled.
Upcoming programs and events:
Sertoma Area Calendar
Sertoma Calendar–Updated Jan 2019
Apr 18 – Bill Newman
Upcoming SOD list:
Apr 11 – Carl Duncan
May 16 – Tom Fry
Mike Makaroff will be up shortly since he is a new member and we have not heard from him yet so Mike, get your notes ready, you might be called up to fill in for a missing program.
**If you are not the next up, please be ready to take that spot if that person is not here.**
Click here for a printable version Printdoc_Mar 28_19
Flying Five: Glenn Combellick
Pot of Gold: Scott Manley
Hand Shake: n/a