Song:    All     Pledge:   Orian Hunter
Prayer:   Doug Harder

Guests:   Jim Perkins introduced Alice, his wife;

Fines:   n/a

Announcements: This week’s Newsletter will be a Hybrid –  Newsletter/Board Meeting report.  We only had about 19 members show up,  no SOD or a Program.  On that note, we decided to combine the regular meeting with the Board Meeting (a tricky way to get everyone to attend the BM [no pun intended]).

The clubs Chairman, Pat McKim, opened the Board Meeting and Bob Buckland presided since he was acting President filling in for Gary Athey.

Dick Enslow made a motion that last month’s minutes be approved. Passed.  Most committee chairmen had no reports with the exception of Mason and Enslow. Masons report was heard by all in attendance and a copy will be given to the Secretary when he returns, along with today’s attendance slips.

First of all, a vote was taken and by a margin of 17 to 2, we decided to allow Women into the club, should they be interested in joining.  On that note, Pat McKim sponsored Alice Perkins to be our first female member and gave her an application.  Before you could say “welcome”, she had the app filled out and submitted with a check.   Normally we would publish a perspective member twice, and then take a vote.  I think all that can be waived because if we don’t know her by now, we never will.  So on that note, I take it upon myself to welcome Alice to the club.

Following on the above, we discussed the idea of other clubs merging we our club, not necessarily another Sertoma club.  The only stipulation would be they merge any assets into our programs such as our Foundation or Sponsorship.  They would also be totally governed by Arapahoe Sertoma laws and bylaws….in other words, they become us.  This may be a great was to save our club and theirs at the same time.  It was requested that the Secretary send letters to clubs inviting them to merge with us.  This will be fine-tuned in the near future.

Another change we voted on was to shorten the meetings a little so maybe new people that can’t take the full amount of time off at lunch as we have in the past,  1-1/2 hours can attend.  We decided to alternate a SOD one week, a Program the next week and so on.  This would make it easier to get programs and relieve us members of being SOD as often.  We will work on this schedule since we have several programs already scheduled but if your name is in the SOD list below, be ready if a Program is a no show for now.

Flyer and sign-up sheet was passed out by Orian for the upcoming Dual Dist. Leadership Conference and Awards Luncheon Saturday, Sep 29.  It appears Dick Mason and Rick Jacobus we be attending this club funded event.  Thanks to both for stepping up.

Rick Jacobus read a letter from Scott Pflzgraff   of BSA Troop 263.  He is going for Eagle Scout.  To become an Eagle Scout, he has to complete a set of badge requirements, as well as a plan and execute a service project designed to help others.   Veterans’ causes are something of great importance to him, his father recently survived throat cancer that was likely caused by prolonged exposure to burn pits during his nearly yearlong deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.  His grandfather was a Vietnam Veteran and was diagnosed with service-related ALS, he passed away in 2012.

Scott’s project is to buy the Warrior Avs a new trailer for carrying their gear.  Warrior Avs is a hockey team comprised of Veterans from Colorado Springs and the Denver area.  All of the members of the team have physical disabilities as a result of their injuries.  A new trailer after being retrofitted will allow the members better storage but also better access into the trailer, sometimes in a wheelchair.

He is looking for donations of approximately $7,000.   Arapahoe Sertoma Sponsorship voted to donate $500 and the Foundation voted to donate another $500 to Scott.

A committee of Mason, Manley & Buckland, with the help of the whole club, will try to come up with something to raffle, such as a Best Buy Gift Card.  A committee of McKim, Jacobus & Harder will work on a Poker Night.

The Board adjourned at 1:10pm, next meeting Oct. 11, 2018

The Foundation still has a Cemetery plot & Burial Vault at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Centennial.  Contact Carl or Tim if interested.  When I get the link for Craig’s list I will send it out.

Last week’s winners of the Bronco’s pool were  Laudermilk, Manley, Magee & Alice.

The audio from today’s meeting.

Oktoberfest by DTC, PLATTE CANYON, and SOUTHGLENN SERTOMA CLUBS present their first Annual Oktoberfest:  Sep. 22, 6-10pm @ Southglenn Country Club 1498 E. Easter Ave, Centennial. Beer, Food, Games, DJ, Dancing and Fellowship…$40

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?

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:  n/a
Program:  n/a

Upcoming programs and events:
Sertoma Area Calendar
Sertoma Calendar–Updated July 30, 2018

Arapahoe Calendar:
Sertoman of the Year presentation postponed
Sep 20 – Dave Plate, CU Sports Information Dir.
Sep 22 – Oktoberfest
Sep 27 – Matt Crain, Co. Clerk & Recorder
Sep 29 – Dist. Leadership Conference
Oct 30 Englewood Chamber Service Club Luncheon
Dec. 14th Christmas Party at Raccoon Creek Golf Course

Future Programs:      Past programs:   Club history

Upcoming SOD list
Sep 20 – Jack Thompson
Sep 27 – John Vierthaler
Oct – 4 Gary Athey
Oct 11 – Bill Benton

**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_Sep 13_18

Flying Five:    Rick Jacobus
Pot of Gold:   n/a
Hand Shake:  n/a