Song:  Don Smith            Pledge:   Clarke Bennett
Prayer:  Dave Miley

Guests:   Jim Perkins introduced Alice, his wife;  Rev. Robinson introduced his LSC Vickey Oren;  Rick Jacobus introduced Larry Weir, past member of Park Hill club.

Fines:    n/a

Announcements:  Norm mentioned that Tom Fry is having a new knee installed.

Injury report for the week:  Pat broke his leg dirt bike riding and won’t be to lunch for a couple weeks.  Benton is sporting a soft cast on his bent foot from a mishap he had on his bike, a car turned in front of Bill and hit the car door.

Dave Miley inquired if anyone is interested in going to a fundraiser at Top Golf to benefit Southwest Counseling Associates August 12 from 2 to 5pm.   Here is Dave’s proposal.jpg

Tim is looking for people (businesses) to advertise in the Sertoma Directory.  If interested, see Tim.

Tim announced there will be a Foundation meeting next week.

He also reminded us about his wife’s sorority Beta Sigma Phi Charity fundraiser for Second Wind (Suicide prevention for all school age children).  $10 buys you unlimited pizza, garlic knots and fountain drinks at the Garlic Knots Restaurant August 16th from 5 to 8pm.  If you didn’t get a ticket today, see Tim, I bet he can get you one.

Gary made a larger than life image of our Sertoma Logo and it can be put on display when we do functions.

Mike gave an update on this year’s Christmas Party, to be held at Raccoon Creek Golf Course on Dec 14th.

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.

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:    Dave didn’t give his bio today since he figures he has given it over 50 times as a Sertoman.  Instead, he read an accident report from a brick layer (listen to his audio) 

Dave Miley was born on the day FDR was inaugurated for the 3rd time, Jan 20th, 1941, in Indianapolis, Ind., next to the White River, in the Merion Co. Methodist Hospital (the same hospital the race car drivers go to if they have an accident).   He grew up near a racetrack and in the winter, the kids would sled down the banked turns of the track.

At the age of 4, the family moved to Denver in 1944, his father worked at the Remington Arms plant but that only lasted 6 months due to the end of the War.  In 1951, the family lived on Elati St. and Dave and Bob Schlageter terrorized the neighborhood.  At 13, Dave’s dad told “Shorty” he could start crawling around in attics installing insulation.  He could do 7 houses a day at $3/house. Dave attended several grade schools but graduated from Englewood High in 1959.  Dave played football in H.S. with Doug Harder’s brother, Dave and somehow, Dave and Dave switched girlfriends.

Dave graduated from CSU with a major in Business Admin and ROTC.  In 1964, he joined the U.S. Air Force, went to flight school in Williams, AZ and served with the 352nd in Vietnam.  After 6-1/2 years, he left the service in 1971 and since the airlines were laying pilots off, Dave got his Real Estate license and now does mostly commercial stuff.   Dave earned the Bronze Star and explained how he earned it.  He also told a couple stories of his time In Country, how his planes got shot up with small arms fire and of a couple incidents in which a couple planes crashed due to pilot error.

Dave married Karen Nov. 25th 1959 and they have 2 kids and 3 grandkids. Karen was a classmate of Dave’s and he is still active in the church they got married in.  Bob Voth got Dave to join the South Suburban club in ‘72’, and then switched to Arapahoe.  He was the President in ‘78’ and Governor in ‘95’.  He has held all positions except secretary.  He was also the Sertoman of the Year in 1991.  Dave is a military history buff and he likes golf and auto racing, especially midgets. In Jan, he goes to OK to watch indoor racing.  He also is a foster pet owner with 3 Greyhound’s.    Listen to Dave Miley.mp3


Program:
   Clarke Bennett introduced his wife’s cousin, Diane Vaught from the east coast, who has made over a dozen trips to different areas of Africa and had a video/photo slide show for us.  She first went with her husband, then with a friend who became a wildlife artist and then with several family members. The trip she highlighted today was at Zimbabwe (Singita Pamashana, Machatu), Kenya (Sanburu & Migration), Botswana, and Capetown areas.

Diane gave great praise on her guides and how smart they were.  If there weren’t any animals to see at the time, the guides explained everything you saw or asked about.  They toured around in open vehicles, no sides or windows and they had no problem with the animals.  Sometimes certain elephants that knew the guides/drivers would come up to him and present their tusk for the person to shake.

All in all, it was an interesting presentation and she encourages everyone to visit Africa at least once.   Listen to Diane Vaught.mp3


Upcoming programs and events
:
Sertoma Area Calendar

Arapahoe Calendar:
Aug 2 – Diane DeBose K-9 Diabetic Alert Dog
Aug 23 – Christopher Boudreau
Dec. 14th Christmas Party at Raccoon Creek Golf Course

Future Programs:      Past programs:   Club history

Upcoming SOD list
Aug  2 – Tim Pollak
Aug 9 – Norm Schillo
Aug 16 – Don Smith
Aug 23 – Randy Smith
Aug 30 – Bob Stein
Pat McKim will fill in if needed.

**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:  John Laudermilk
Pot of Gold:   Rick Jacobus
Hand Shake:  n/a