Song: Joe Gomez Pledge: ?
Prayer: Dave Miley
Guests: Doug Harder introduced his wife Carolyn. It’s her birthday and their 55th anniversary; Glenn introduced his son Rod Combellick from Alaska; Alice Perkins, Jim’s wife:
Fines: To Doug for bringing his wife to lunch for their anniversary. To Glenn for having bad judgement for bringing his son.
Announcements: Pat started the meeting by reminding everyone this was his last meeting as President as everyone cheered. Reminder: NO LUNCH NEXT WEEK BUT DO SHOW UP FOR DINNER AT MIMI’S. Gary announced that Don was having back surgery today for a sciatica problem. The surgery went great and I’m not experiencing the pain in my leg as I had before. Also I want to thank all of those that offered to cover reporting duties for me but Gary got the job ….maybe next time?). Scott made an announcement about some kids catching fish but there was too much other noise to hear who and where it was at. A sign-up sheet was passed around for the Installation Banquet. It will be at Mimi’s, a block south of C-470 off of the Yosemite exit. Mike reserved their private room for June 28, 2018 starting at 6:00PM. Since this is a Thursday, there will not be a lunch that day.
New Officer list for the next year: We voted today and it’s final.
Chairman of the Board: Pat McKim
President: Gary Athey
V-President Programs: Randy Smith
V-President Sponsorship: Chad Kasson
V-President Membership: Clark Bennett
Treasure: Dick Mason
Secretary: Mike Magee
Ways & Means: Joe Gomez
Director of Sponsorship: Dick Enslow
Director of Social Events: Orian Hunter
Attendance: Mike Magee
Publicity: Don Smith
Incentives: John Laudermilk
Sgt & Arms: Doug Harder, Ed Bezjak & Rick Jacobus
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.
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 like bus to Black Hawk, a couple hours helping at Project CURE?
Sertoman of the Day: Dick Mason gave an update on his life after talking about TOOLS. Dick, a Life Member (joined in 1988), was born 11/12/45 in Quincy, Ill. The Mississippi River was next to his hometown. Three High Schools in town and he didn’t graduate from any of them, he even tried to go to the all-girls school.
After being suspended from high school one too many times, he joined the Marine Corp. While in the Marines, he received his GED. Dick served almost four years and was an E-5 when discharged. He has a trip to Viet Nam and Hawaii on his military resume (plus a memorable time spent on a ship for a month in the harbor).
After getting out of the service, Dick married JoAnn 50 years ago, they met in study hall. They have 3 kids & 3 gkids. He worked a little, then went back to Glendale Community College in Phoenix, where he graduated and then got a scholarship to DU. That plus the GI bill and his hard work got him through school by March of ’72. Now a CPA (that does not stand for Cleaning, Pressing & Alterations), his firm was acquired and he has moved on to bigger and better things. As of now Dick is retired.
The Masons have three kids, sons Bryan and Brandt, along with daughter Brandi and there are three grandkids total. Rick Jacobus brought Dick into the club about 23 years ago and he has served in a number of offices and is a Past President and Gold Coat recipient. Listen to Dick Mason.mp3
Program: Orian Hunter introduced Allan Befus Allan was Orian’s mechanic and Orian told a story about the time he took his car in for service and when he returned he was hit with a $75 charge for a fuel filter which caused Orian to go ballistic (but that is another story). Allan has been in the automotive business for that last 45 years primarily in the service and maintenance but then got into the retail fueling to convenience stores in the 1990’s.
Allan started off by saying that electric cars started out in the late 1800’s but the batteries weren’t powerful enough and the cars couldn’t go fast enough, the technology just wasn’t there yet so the gas engine took over. He wasn’t sure what we wanted to hear about cars and fuel so he asked for questions and the first one was about ethanol fuel. Ethanol as first was bad for the rubber and other gasket material but that has changed with time. Ethanol also doesn’t burn with the same BTU as pure gas so there is some loss of power and mileage but with technology that has improved.
Batteries was the next question: Allan says we are demanding so much out of the batteries in cars (and cell phone etc) that the batteries haven’t be perfected yet to overcome the drain. That should be fixed with future technology.
Listen to all of Alan Befus.mp3
Upcoming programs and events:
Sertoma Area Calendar
Jun 28th Installation Banquet-no lunch that day
Jul 5th – History of Greyhound Racing
Jul 12th – Gary Sears, former Englewood City Manager
Dec. 9th Christmas Party at Lone Tree CC
Upcoming SOD list
Jun 28 – NO LUNCH
Jul 5 – Mike Magee
Jul 12 – Pat McKim
Jul 19 – Dave Miley
Jul 26 – Jim Perkins
Ed Bezjak 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.**
Click here for a printable version Printdoc_Jun 21_18
Flying Five: Doc Elsey
Pot of Gold: Tom Fry
Hand Shake: n/a