Song:  Don Smith        Pledge:   ?
Prayer:   Dave Miley

Guests:   Jim Perkins introduced Womenetta (sp)  (aka Alice), his wife;

Fines:   A cell phone violation; Also to anyone not wearing their badge-Pat, he put it away to early.

Announcements:   Apparently Jim Robinson had a bought with cancer and sometime after the surgery he overdid it and pulled some stitches out so he had to go back for more work.  He is on the mend now, if he behaves himself.

Scott mentioned we had received a Thank You letter from Craig Hospital for our $5,525 donation from the May raffle event.

The Foundation still has a Cemetery plot & Burial Vault at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Centennial.  Contact Carl or Tim if interested.  When I get the link for Craig’s list I will send it out.

Last week’s winners of the Bronco’s pool were Buckland & Athey3.

Bill gave an update on the prospects of a bus trip to Central City/Blackhawk.  The bus trip cost is getting to be a problem but he is still investigating.

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?

Our New Web link…https://arapahoesertoma.org/  built with the help of Karie Farr, whose business is www.ideashop.com .  The old web address will not exist shortly so bookmark the new one.

Sertoman of the Day:  Randy (Rock’n Randy) Smith, our now retired resident speech and hearing specialist, is a native of Natchez, Mississippi, being born in 1950, then moving to Louisiana where he attended school.  He was a newspaper carrier and a disk jockey (Rock’n Randy’s Electric Radio Show).  He earned a bachelor’s degree from N.E. Louisiana Univ. in Monroe, LA.  Randy did graduate work at LSU and got a job at McNeese State Univ.  He was a speech and hearing consultant for the Special Ed. Dept.  After six years there, he wanted to do post graduate work and was accepted to CU.  He specialized in speech pathology in neurogenic speech and language problems and voice problems.

He came to Colorado to do some graduate work and received a Post Graduate Degree at C.U. He stayed in Colorado he had a job at Porter Hosp. and he met Amie (who worked at Swedish), got married (about a year before joining Sertoma in 1987) and had two children.  He was employed by Porter Hospital for 11 years and then had his own private practice since 1990.  Lakewood Hearing & Speech 

Randy has a good number of fond memories from living there and decided to share some with his predominately Yankee audience.  His childhood home was a mere two miles from the Mississippi river.  They hadn’t heard of air conditioning so his bedroom window was open at night.  He’d fall asleep to the sounds of the calliopes being played on the riverboat passing on the Mississippi and in the morning, it became his wake up call.

Randy announced he has sold his business and is now semi-retired.  Good Job Randy, join the rest of us.    Listen to Randy Smith.mp3


Program:
  Bob Buckland introduced a couple ladies that are no strangers to Arapahoe Sertoma.  Carol and Corky from A1 Scuba / Craig Hospital’s scuba adaptive scuba program.  They came today to tell us about their program and had a couple great videos of their divers in the crystal clear waters of Cozumel, Mexico in 2018.

The two ladies do a great job of telling their story and explaining how the program works for patients with spinal cord injuries or similar mobility problems and how they get the patients trained and certified to be scuba divers.   They also talked about how the fund raising event got started and how Arapahoe Sertoma got involved several years ago and that we have helped them raise over $50,000 towards the cost of the program.  Since Arapahoe had a Raffle licences, they were able to team up with us to do fund raising.

https://craighospital.org/blog/freedom-and-full-body-hugs-adaptive-scuba-with-craig-hospital-and-a-1-scuba     Listen to Carol and Corky.mp3

Upcoming programs and events:
Sertoma Area Calendar
Sertoma Calendar–Updated July 30, 2018

Arapahoe Calendar:
Sep 6 – Soap Box Derby winner, Buzz Pankoff
Sep 13 – Sertoman of the Year presentation
Sep 20 – Dave Plate, CU Sports Information Dir.
Sep 27 – Matt Crain, Co. Clerk & Recorder
Oct 30 Englewood Chamber Service Club Luncheon
Dec. 14th Christmas Party at Raccoon Creek Golf Course

Future Programs:      Past programs:   Club history

Upcoming SOD list
Sep 6 – Bob Stein
Sep 13 – Jack Thompson
Sep 20 – John Vierthaler

**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_Aug 30_18

Flying Five:  Mike Magee
Pot of Gold:   Norm Schillo
Hand Shake:  n/a