Song:   Carl Duncan Pledge:   Chad Kasson
Prayer:   Doug Harder

Guests:  n/a

Fines:    n/a

Announcements: Bob Stein visited with Norm Schillo the other day and reports Norm is doing as well as can be expected and is on oxygen and is still waiting for a room in the minimal care area.  He has a lot of grandkids/great grandkids to visit with this Christmas season.

Broncos winners last week:  Gomez, Harder, Alice Perkins & Elsey.

Bill Benton remarked that the Christmas party was great with great food and company.  Gary had some dvd’s of the event to give to everyone.

The hat was passed around and Gary presented our food caterer with a little gift from the membership to thank him for his work in feeding us and his service to take care of those that can’t go through the line on their own.  He has always been cheerful and we thank him for all he does.

It was decided at the Board Meeting that we should have a SOD on the second meeting of each month (except January because of no program scheduled)…..minimum.  This will help the guys that provide programs and get a little more participation from the members.   If there is no program or they don’t show up on the other dates, the next person up for SOD please step up and present yourself…..again.  I entered the next couple members that are up to the calendar, see below.

Use this service to send large files:   www.filemail.com.   You can send large files and you don’t have to sign up for anything but for the free service, your only limited in how many times a day you can use the service.

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.

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?

Doug Harder is our new Membership Director and handed out a sheet with places to enter names or places to find potential new members.  Everyone is expected to participate.

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:    No SOD because we have a program.

Program:    Mike Magee introduced Jamie Feld, MPH who is the External Relations Strategist at the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention and her talk today is on The Opioid Epidemic.

The opioid crisis in America today stems from decisions made in the 1980s. And although there are now federal and state programs in place, more treatment options underway and better awareness, the problem is going to get worse before it gets better. In this month’s CU on the Air, Dr. Robert Valuck, professor at the Skaggs School or Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, talks with host Ken McConnellogue about how we got here, and what we all can do to stop the epidemic, save lives and prevent future addiction.

Open your medicine cabinet. Now count how many leftover prescription pain pills you have “hidden” behind the Q-tips, Tums, and deodorant. If you find hydrocodone (Vicodin®); oxycodone (OxyContin®, Percocet®); oxymorphone (Opana®); codeine or fentanyl, you are not alone. Six in ten U.S. households have a backstock of these dangerous, highly addictive pain relievers, the detritus of two decades of physicians’ and dentists’ over-enthusiastic prescriptions, according to Dr. Robert Valuck of the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at CU Anschutz. Valuck, a Park Hill resident, spoke to parents and community members at McAuliffe International School on October 29 about the dangers of opioids.

Seven Opioid Myths

Valuck discussed the seven myths most people have about prescription pain relievers (see sidebar). As Director of the Colorado Consortium on Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention, his language was deliberate. Opioids are not “painkillers,” for no drugs can eliminate pain (Myth 1). More importantly, these medications are not even terribly effective; 40% of the pain relief people taking opioids report, is a result of the placebo effect. Valuck recommends that those seeking pain relief instead alternate ibuprofen (Advil® or Motrin®) and acetaminophen (Tylenol®) every 3 hours. Whereas opioids reduce the pain people experience by only 33%, rotating these common over-the-counter and non-addictive medications reduces pain by 55%.

http://www.corxconsortium.org/    Listen to Jamie Feld.mp3

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

Arapahoe Calendar:
Dec 27 – Mike McCasin – Drug Testing Company and How it Operates
Jan 10 – Tom Scanion – Freedom Service Dogs
Jan 17 – Magic Moments – Bob Mitchell
Jan 24 – Randy Smith
Jan 31 – Zach Zells, Modern Audiology Lakewood

Future Programs:      Past programs:   Club history

Upcoming SOD list:
Jan 3 – Bob Buckland
Feb 14 – Rick Campbell
Mar 14 – Glenn Combellick
Apr 11 – Carl Duncan

**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_Dec 20_18

Flying Five:   ?
Pot of Gold:   Randy Smith
Hand Shake:  n/a