Song: Scott Manley Pledge: Randy Smith Prayer: Rev. Robinson
Guests: Anna, Rev. Robinson’s LSC
Fines: Buckland, because Tommy wouldn’t sit by him: Bill for trying to propose a fine to the SOD thinking that the term of an SOD only lasted until he was done with his Bio. Rev. Jim for over dramatizing his introduction of his guest.
Foundation News: The Foundation still has a cemetery plot or two for sale. They are located at Chapel Hill Cemetery. If interested, contact one of the Foundation members or me (DonSmith@arapahoesertoma.org) and I will forward your contact to one of them. You can view more details on Craig’s list, click here.
Announcements: Dave Miley passed around a sign-up sheet for the April 13th K1 Speed go-kart races. Cost is $50 per person but the club gets a percentage of that back. Invite anyone you want, Miley & Co. is buying the pizza. There is a height restriction so if you are too short, you may not be able to drive. Right now the sign-up sheet looks like it needs some more names.
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.
Attention: The on-line portion of the A-1 / Waves Raffle is live and on-line. For all the details, read up on them so you can answer any questions your friends, relatives, and neighbors may have. Hard Tickets can be purchased at the May sale on May 19th or 20th. Web site tickets are on-line and sales will end on May 15, 2018. Sign up early and let your friends know about these great trips. Get an e-mail list ready to send out, it’s up to us to advertise as much as we can. https://arapahoesertoma.org/
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? We have the K-1 go-cart event next month with a sing-up sheet maybe next week. Don won’t be there (he will be in Utah driving his BIG buggy) so someone else will have a chance to win…..Maybe even Pat this year but he may want to go practice first.
Sertoman of the Day Through an executive order, Tom Fry was appointed the SOD today. Tom (the tooth) Fry didn’t use a stool this time (again) and began the epic saga of his life starting with his dad and granddad. Between his scratching of the mic and comments from the peanut gallery, I think we got most of his adventure through life.
Tommy (Tooth) Fry was born in 1933, 81 years ago. A product of the sturdy Custer County High School graduating in 1951, Tommy moved on to Carleton College graduating in 1954, then to Columbia Dental School earning his Dental tools in 1958, followed by two years in the Army (1958-1960) defending the Great Northwest where not a single dental stool was destroyed. Kay agreed to marry Tom in ‘58, four days after Tom graduated from Columbia Dental School. Over the years, they have gained 3 kids and 2 grandkids.
Tommy came to Denver in Sep. of 1960, just after his 2 years in the Army and practiced dentistry on Federal ‘til the flood of ‘65’, then at the corner of Broadway and Arapahoe Rd beginning in 1970. Though he practiced, he apparently didn’t get the hang of it and retired in ‘96. Tom was brought into the club by Bob Gallagher in 1965/66 and the club has benefited immensely. Listen to Tom Fry.mp3
Program: Doug Harder introduced Maria Alsubhi, an Englewood Senior who implemented the program of collecting blankets (and coats or what every you may have) for the homeless. Maria and several of her high school classmates went door to door collecting the items and happened to knock on Doug’s door. This is the first year for this drive and hopes it continues after she graduates. She is working through Open Door Ministries and their web page is at: https://www.odmdenver.org/ In the future, if you have any items to donate, bring them to Doug or you can drop them off at Englewood High.
Open Door Ministries exists to provide practical help and hope to people in urban Denver who are homeless or low income. Our primary objective is to move people toward self-sufficiency by helping change the circumstances and life patterns that have held them captive to poverty and addictions. Through 16 distinct programs, we focus on tangible needs like food, shelter, access to education and employment training, as well as intangible needs such as friendship, hope, and Christian spiritual guidance. Since the issues faced by our friends tend to have many layers, Open Door has learned that the best way to help them succeed is to surround them with support, holistically empowering them to overcome obstacles, attain self-sufficiency, and thrive. Listen to Maria Alsubhi.mp3
Upcoming programs and events:
Sertoma Area Calendar
April 5 – Paul Lhevine, Swallowhill music
April 12 – Julia Biedenstein – Cochlear Implants
April 13 – K1 Speed go-kart races 6pm.
April 19 – Bonfils Blood Center, Caley Corsello
Apri 26 – Warrior Bonfire Program, Mike Foss
Upcoming SOD list
Apr 5 – Carl Duncan
Apr 12 – Bruce Elsey & BOD
Apr 19 – Joe Gomez
Apr 26 – Phil Grimm
**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 PDF
Flying Five: Phil Grimm
Pot of Gold: Tim Pollak
Hand Shake: n/a