Guests:   Alice Perkins, Jim’s wife; Ida May Nicholl, friend of Bill Benton and she came to talk about a couple things, one was the Memorial Day Celebration May 27th, 2pm at Englewood High School. The other was the sale of Veterans Monument Pavers. Information on both was handed out.

FINES: Bill for not knowing he was advertising…..Chevy

Foundation News:  The Foundation still has a cemetery plot or two for sale. They are located at Chapel Hill Cemetery. If interested, contact one of the Foundation members or and I will forward your contact to one of them.   You can view more details on Craig’s list, click here.

Announcements:   We are still looking for the Lemonade stand, please let Don know where it is.

Tim reported that Carl Duncan had slipped on some ice and has a spiral fracture of his right femur. He is at PowerBack Rehab until next week. 7395 West Eastman Place, Lakewood, CO 80227

Scott announced the progress with the new web and we will soon have the A-1 Raffle details posted. Once that is completed, the new web site will be on-line. Pat thought we should put a huge photo of him on the new web to brighten it up but that met with some resistance.

One thing that WILL change on the Newsletter will be the format; it will be more of a BLOG, not a web page as you see now. In a BLOG, each new week will be at the top of the previous Newsletters and will not contain a lot of the misc. stuff. That stuff will be put in a separate web page.

Scott also says we will be able to see wheelchair Rugby March 2nd & 3rd at Denver Christen. More details when Scott gets them.

Super bowl pool final payout to Norm Schillo who was absent last week. That concludes this season’s festivities.

Freedom Week next week, starting with the International President’s Reception Monday at Southglenn CC. Lunch Tuesday, registration around 10:45-11am with lunch starting about 11:30 at Pine Hurst CC. If you signed up, be there because the club had to pay for your meal. NOW LUNCH MEETING NEXT THURSDAY.

Dick Mason has new King Soopers cards for $25. The club receives %5 back when you use them but don’t let the amount on them get to zero or the card is no good and you would have to buy another one. You can add more value to the cards, just ask Dick.

Dave Miley has again scheduled the Annual K1 Speed go-kart races for April 13th @ 6pm sign-in.   It’s been a lot of fun so get your racing gear ready and try to beat the past winners at their own game.

Karie, our new web page programmer, has a new temporary Home Page on our New Web link….    Her business is  and she built the web page for A1scuba

Sertoman of the Day:    Glenn Combellick returned for another round of story telling.

Glenn Combellick was born in Billings, MT on May 8th, 1924. He lived, attended school and fished there until he left to join the Navy from 1946-1948 & never left the US. While there, he got into playing marbles and, at the age of 12 and won the City Tournament. He also won the next year and he says those were his “athletic years”, 1936 and 1937, when he was in junior high school. Glenn played marbles in the dirt lot next to his house so much he had dirt embedded in his hand. He says he was a “good” kid and didn’t get caught doing anything bad.

Glenn graduated from high school in 1941 and was in the Navy from Dec. 3rd, 1942 until Sep. 29th, 1945. He stayed in the States the whole time, being trained. Then he came to Denver and graduated at DU in 1948, followed by passing his CPA exam and into private practice in Englewood for 27 years until he retired in 1976 at 52 years old. Married Vernie Aug 29, 1948 and has 4 kids, 8 grandkids and 2 great grandchild. He indicated his son in Alaska retired this year and will continue to live in Alaska.

Glenn has been a member of Arapahoe Sertoma since 1955 and brought into the club by the charter President. Back then there were 80 members. Thanks for being part of the club, Glenn. Glenn showed a model of a Stearman airplane he flew and seemed to enjoy waving it around while talking about it.


Program:  Randy Smith (without the facial hair) introduced Barbara Martin-Whorley, Director Consumer Fraud Protection 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office serving Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln Counties.

Barbara was healing up from a recent Segway accident but did a fantastic job of talking about all the scams and frauds that are going around us. She could have talked more but ran out of time.

Phone scams: Microsoft tech, IRS, the Too Good To Be True (Publishers Clearing House, sweepstake) and extortion. Construction-home improvement-roofing scams. This is just a short list. The one thing Barbara wanted you to take away from this is that it’s primarily up to you to protect yourself. Research who they are or what they do. One great place to look is with the BBB. One good source is here:


Arapahoe Calendar:
Feb 20 – Freedom Week Tuesday, NO LUNCH ON Feb 22.
Mar 15 – Rich Meredith from Hudson Gardens
April 12 – Julia Biedenstein – Cochlear Implants
April 13 – K1 Speed go-kart races 6pm.

Upcoming SOD list
Feb 22 – NO LUNCH
Mar 1 – Rick Campbell
Mar 8 – Carl Duncan & BOD
Mar 15 – Bruce Elsey

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