Song: Don Smith Pledge: Dave Miley Prayer: Doug Harder
Guests: Alice Perkins, Jim’s wife
Fines: Don Smith for a poor rendition of the Sertoma song. Thing was, Don started it just fine, it was the poor follow through from the rest of the membership….(hey, I’m the editor, I can phrase it any way I want…..) Anyway, my good buddy Pat paid the fine for me…..what a guy.
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 me (DonSmith@arapahoesertoma.org) and I will forward your contact to one of them. You can view more details on Craig’s list, click here.
Announcements: There wasn’t much new stuff mentioned at the meeting so just a recap from the past. We can use some more participants at the K1 Speed go-kart races. You can just show up if you had not signed up. Pat says he needs some competition so the invite is there.
Don mentioned we have had about 5 or so people purchase Raffle tickets on-line and most of them were from outside of Denver so someone has spread the word. Let’s get the word out, any way you can.
Dave Miley passed around a sign-up sheet for the April 13th K1 Speed go-kart races. Cost is $50 per person but the club gets a percentage of that back. Invite anyone you want, Miley & Co. is buying the pizza. There is a height restriction so if you are too short, you may not be able to drive. Right now the sign-up sheet looks like it needs some more names.
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 on the details.
Attention: The on-line portion of the A-1 / Waves Raffle is live and on-line. For all the details, read up on them so you can answer any questions your friends, relatives, and neighbors may have. Hard Tickets can be purchased at the May sale on May 19th or 20th. Web site tickets are on-line and sales will end on May 15, 2018. Sign up early and let your friends know about these great trips. Get an e-mail list ready to send out, it’s up to us to advertise as much as we can. https://arapahoesertoma.org/
Put your thinking caps on and come up with ideas for programs. Our Directors are running out of ideas. Also, how about some club events? Miley mentioned one at Top Golf. Any other ideas? We have the K-1 go-cart event next month with a sing-up sheet maybe next week. Don won’t be there (he will be in Utah driving his BIG buggy) so someone else will have a chance to win…..Maybe even Pat this year but he may want to go practice first.
Sertoman of the Day The birth of Carl Duncan in 1930, like Fred Downs, ushered in the Great Depression. Carl’s parents were school teachers who maintained employment during this era in small rural schools. They met and were married in Burlington. Carl was born in 1930 in Alamosa and 2 weeks later, the family moved to Cortez, CO. and was there his first 6 years of his life. The family moved to the coal mining community of Oak Creek in 1936 where the main form of entertainment was tackle football with or without pads.
In 1940 they relocated to Avondale, a gentle farm community 15 miles east of Pueblo on the Arkansas River where the main form of entertainment was softball. Carl mentioned that per capital, Avondale is the murder capital of the U.S. with 2 murders and a population of 350. In playing softball, Carl’s first painful learning experience was to catch a fly ball with the hands rather than in the chest like a football. Duncan obtained a BA degree from the Univ. of Colorado and was drafted during the Korean War into the 101st Air Borne, was a Company Clerk and was sent to Germany because he could speak the language. He had 5 months of heavy weapon training but ended up playing the French horn in the band.
Carl recovered from the warped mentality instilled by the liberals at CU and obtained an MBA degree form DU and became a CPA, using the GI bill. In 1962 he settled in Denver and was unleashed as a CPA on an unsuspecting public. Carl was brought into the club June 2003 by Steve Bolyard. Carl was married in 1957 to ?? (He never says) they have 3 kids and 8 G-kids. Listen to Carl Duncan.mp3 Carl displayed a little Mic Shyness so turn the volume up.
Program: Randy Smith introduced Paul Lhevine, CEO of Swallowhill music.
Founded in 1979, Swallow Hill Music began as an outgrowth of the Denver Folklore Center, a music store in Denver’s Swallow Hill neighborhood that offered music lessons and performances to the community in the 1960s and 1970s. When the Folklore Center closed temporarily in the late 1970s, a group of committed volunteers formed Swallow Hill Music as a nonprofit organization whose mission is to “bring the joy of music to life every day.” From these humble beginnings, we have grown to become a cultural asset and distinct thread in Colorado’s musical fabric.
As a home for individuals and families who want to learn about, listen to and perform music, we invite everyone to connect and experience music in their own way. Swallow Hill Music hosts exceptional musical experiences throughout the community, focusing on the presentation of world-class artists who enrich the local arts scene and range from noteworthy local performers to up-and-coming and seasoned national and international acts. Our music school welcomes students into an inclusive community where they make social connections through music. With more than 165,000 musical connections made each year, Swallow Hill Music brings a new energy to the Denver metro area with programming that builds a community of music listeners and learners that are connecting to music in fresh and innovative ways.
Listen to Paul Lhevine.mp3 https://swallowhillmusic.org/about-us/
Upcoming programs and events:
Sertoma Area Calendar
April 12 – Julia Biedenstein – Cochlear Implants
April 13 – K1 Speed go-kart races 6pm.
April 19 – Bonfils Blood Center, Caley Corsello
Apri 26 – Warrior Bonfire Program, Mike Foss
Upcoming SOD list
Apr 12 – Bruce Elsey & BOD
Apr 19 – Joe Gomez
Apr 26 – Phil Grimm
**If you are not the next up, please be ready to take that spot if that person is not here.**
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Flying Five: Orian Hunter
Pot of Gold: Dave Miley
Hand Shake: n/a