Song: Don Smith Pledge: Bob Buckland Prayer: Scott Manley
Guests: Mike Makaroff for the last time, he was voted in as a new member by the board. Welcome Mike, we will get you sworn in when your packet from National comes in.
Fines: It was proposed that since the Fine Pot was a bit light, there should be more fines so several were proposed.
Announcements: Bob Stein gave me Norms address (for now) and phone number: 9085 Ranch River Circle, Unit 5221, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 & his cell: 720-341-5827
Dick Enslow says we have our new 2019 Raffle License.
Bill Benton said he gave the Treasurer $1660 from the Broncos Pool.
Rick Jacobus received a letter from Matthew Pfaltzgraff, the Scout that was raising money for the Warrior Avs Sled Hockey Team. See letter here:
Sertoman of the Day: no SOD due to program.
Program: Scott Manley introduced Tom Scanlan from Freedom Service Dogs, along with his wife Sharon and Cyler? a dog in training. Tom is the Board Chair and a Retired, Brigadier General US Air Force.
At Freedom Service Dogs, we unleash the potential of dogs by transforming them into custom-trained, life-changing assistance dogs for people in need. Our clients include children, veterans and active duty military, and other adults. Their disabilities include autism, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Freedom Service Dogs has received numerous commendations, national press features, and government resolutions in support of our innovative work.
Our Dogs Primarily come from shelters and rescue groups
Open doors, pick up items, pull wheelchairs, go for help, turn on lights, and know more than 50 other commands
Enhance social interaction, Assist in programs for humane education, disabilities awareness, character development for at-risk youth, and rehabilitation therapy
Our Program Is a nonprofit funded by charitable giving
Does not charge clients for the services we provide
Provides lifetime support for each service dog
Your Donation Changes lives forever
Is tax deductible, diligently spent, and greatly appreciated
Helping People with Permanent Disabilities
People with mobility impairment must overcome challenges for even the simplest life tasks – picking up dropped keys or a pen, opening a door, turning on a light, getting the remote control, providing balance to assist with transferring to and from a wheelchair, and locating and acquiring the phone in case of emergency.
At any given point we have upwards of 100+ people on a waiting list who struggle for on average more than a year as we seek funding to provide a service dog to suit their specialized needs.
Please consider making a donation today. https://freedomservicedogs.org/
Listen to Tom Scanlan.mp3
Upcoming programs and events:
Sertoma Area Calendar
Sertoma Calendar–Updated Jan 2019
Jan 17 – Magic Moments – Bob Mitchell
Jan 24 – Randy Smith
Jan 31 – Zach Zells, Modern Audiology Lakewood
Feb 28 – Freedom Week
Upcoming SOD list:
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_Jan 10_19
Flying Five: n/a
Pot of Gold: Bob Stein
Hand Shake: n/a