Song:  Clarke Bennett    Pledge:   Scott Manley    Prayer:  Doug Harder

Guests:  Alice Perkins, Jim’s wife.  Ed Bezjak is back in town, welcome back.

Fines:  Pat was fined for singing into the mic.  There was an attempt to fine him for the joke he read but that failed.  In case you forgot the punch line:  “A royal flush always beats a pair, no matter how big the pair is”.  Table ONE got fined to welcome Ed back from Arizona.

Announcements:     It was announced that past member Bill Story passed away.

Tim announced that the Foundation is having a meeting May 17 to discuss who to give donations to.  They would like your help if you know any worthy person or cause, let them know.

May 17 will also be the Clubs Leadership conference so all members are encouraged to attend lunch.  There will not be a scheduled program that day.

Several more Raffle tickets were sold on-line and most of them were from outside of Denver so someone has spread the word.  Let’s get the word out, any way you can, you still have a couple weeks for the on-line sales before it’s shut down May 15th.

Bill Benton has a list for the Littleton Sertoma Golf Tournament May 25th, a Monday.  As of lunch today we still needed 2 players.

Mike Magee mentioned that the 9 Health Fair is under way.  $35 for a bunch of tests.  Don’t go right when the doors open but when Mike went, he was out of there in about a half hour.  Dates and Locations:

Doug Harder announced the results of last week’s Past Presidents meeting in which they try to come up with a list of who will be the new officers for the next year:

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:  Tom Fry
Director of Social Events:  Orian Hunter
Attendance:  Mike Magee
Publicity:  Don Smith
Incentives:  John Laudermilk
Sgt & Arms:  Doug Harder, Ed Bezjak & Rick Jacobus
Election in 2 week2.

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.

Our New Web link…  built with the help from  Karie, who’s business is  and she built the web page for A-1scuba

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:  The ever entertaining Doug Harder enlightened us again today as to his background and achievements.  Robert Douglas Harder (alias Doug) fittingly was born on a Labor Day, Sept 2, 1937, in an oil camp in Houston, Texas near the Rio Grande River. He didn’t stay there long enough to get tall. Doug attended grade schools in Louisiana and Missouri and the 5th through 11th grade (minus one year) in Casper, Wyoming & lived in North Dakota for a short time. While in the fourth grade, he had Scarlet Fever. He finished high school in Englewood. He attended 21 schools in 20 years (slow learner?).

Doug was in the Army National Guard from 1959 to 1966 (his specialty was Communications) and said his squad did a fabulous job of keeping the Commies out of GA. After that, he attended CU and UNC and retired as a Mortgage Broker. He has been a member of Pastor Robinson’s church, Christ Lutheran, for over 49 years and an Elder for 409 years. Shortly after the Katrina disaster, he and Pastor Robinson went down there with a disaster relief team. He said you never want to see such destruction.

Doug has a sister and a brother and has been married to Carolyn since 1963 and they have 4 children and 11 grandkids and 2 great grandkids. Their oldest son Zach, was a member for a short time.  Doug’s son-in-law Joel White has been our program several times.

Doug was brought into the club by Bill Parchen in 1966 and has been president twice and has a Gold coat. He has been on the Foundation Committee and brought in about 63 members to Sertoma. (way to go Doug).    Listen to Doug Harder.mp3


Program:   Randy Smith introduced our very own Chad Kasson who filled in for a program that couldn’t make it.  Chad had a handout showing the changes in the new tax code but he failed to provide a magnifying glass so we could read it.  He forgot most of us our old and our eyesight isn’t as good as his.  BUT, if you could read it, it had a lot of detail comparing last year’s rates to the new rate for this year.  Listen to Chad Kasson on taxes.mp3

Upcoming programs and events
Sertoma Area Calendar

Arapahoe Calendar:
May 10th Kelly Honecher, Water For People
May 17th Club Leadership Conference
Dec. 9th  Christmas Party at Lone Tree CC

Upcoming SOD list
May 10 – Joe Gomez
May 17 – Orian Hunter
May 24 – Rick Jacobus
May 31 – John Laudermilk

**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:   Joe Gomez
Hand Shake:  n/a