THE ROTARY CLUB OF UNIVERSITY HILLS (DENVER)
August 10, 2018

President Andrew Dodgen opened up the meeting. 
 
Thank you to Phil Krug for greeting us today.
 
INSPIRATION AND FLAG SALUTE
 
Thank you to Steve Whisenhunt for inspiring us today and leading us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Our club has a very long heritage of nonsectarian invocations.  My invocation is from a long-forgotten Rotary prayer page.
"Creator and sustainer of all that is or ever will be, accept our thanks for this day and all its blessings.  We ask that you guide and direct our Club, its leaders and our actions.  Grant that each of us may feel our responsibility to Rotary, to our community, to our country and indeed to all countries and peoples.  Bless our fellowship today and bless this food to the nourishment of our bodies, in your service.  Amen."
 
GUESTS
 
Hunter Ferry, Rotary Scholar at CSU.  Jacob Chakowski, Rotary Scholar at Mines and Hunter's friend, Peter Decherman.
 
Assistant District Governor Ken Hope.
 
SERGEANT AT ARMS
 
Paul Bauer shared some mighty fine jokes to get us started:
 
When I went in to see my doctor earlier this week for an annual check up, I thought I was feeling really good.  After doing the usual poking and prodding, the doc left the room and came back with several vials of pills.  “Here,” he said, “Take the green pill with two big glasses of water when you get up in the morning. An hour later, take the white pill with another glass of water. Take the blue pill with a big glass of water after lunch. Mid afternoon, take the orange pill with plenty of water, and repeat that at dinner. Then, just before going to bed, take the red pill with several big glasses of water.”  I was stunned.  “My god, doc,” I said, “what on earth is wrong with me?”  “Relax.” he said “You’re just dehydrated.”
 
Did you hear the watermelon joke?  Probably just as well… It's pitiful.
 
My friend Gene invited me over last Sunday to watch baseball, and before the game started, he served lunch.  I noticed the plate my hamburger was on had what appeared to be a film-like covering.  Despite my better intentions, I wasn’t very subtle.  “Gene, are these plates clean?”  I blurted out.  Glancing at the dishwasher, he said “They’re as clean as Dawn can get them.”  I felt somewhat reassured until I noticed my salad bowl had little black specks all around the edge.  Again subtlety failed me.  “Gene, are you sure these bowls are clean?” “Just as clean as Dawn can get them.”  So we finished lunch and settled in to watch the game.  Now I was beginning to feel a little queasy, and I normally have trouble sitting still for baseball anyway, so I excused myself and headed for the door.  Gene’s big German shepherd was lying in front of the door, and as I approached, he stared up at me and started growling.  “Gene,” I said, “Your dog won’t let me out.”  Without looking up from the TV, Gene called out: “Hey, Dawn! Come here, girl.”
 
Why is the letter T like an island?  Because it’s always in the middle of water!
 
Jim was telling me that last week one night his grandson stayed overnight with him.  Since the boy was really keyed up, excited for the sleepover at Granpa’s, it took a while to get him settled, but Jim finally took him upstairs, tucked him in, turned out the light, and returned to reading his book in the family room.   Shortly after the quiet was shattered with “Granpa! Can you get me a glass of water?” Jim replied, “No, just go to sleep.”  A minute later, his grandson called again, “Granpa! I’m really thirsty.  Can you get me a glass of water?” Starting to get a little exasperated, Jim responded, “No. I told you to go to sleep. And if I hear one more peep out of you, I may have to come up there and spank you.”  The deafening silence lasted less than thirty seconds. “Granpa! When you come up to spank me, can you bring me a glass or water?”
 
Jeff Stottler just got back from two weeks in Ireland.
 
Phil Krug went on a family trip and reunion to Indiana and Ohio.
 
Martha Diss Sundby, Jim MacDermott, Gus Achey and Bud Laber handed out back packs for the Southwest Improvement Council, one of the community groups our club supports.
 
Chris Weir was out playing golf when he realized his twins were turning six: wow! Time flies.  He was also at the Real Estate Impact Breakfast put on by the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce.
 
Gus Achey thanked everyone for helping with the Southwest Improvement Council back to school event.
 
Ken Hope was looking forward to attending the City of Centennial Celebration Under the Stars, hosted by his Rotary Club.
 
David McKinley said his kids were headed off to Honolulu.
 
Mike Hitchcock mentioned that our own Rocky Rauchenstein is turning a young 94.
 
Paul Bauer mentioned that Larry Zimmer will be her in two weeks and he will match the funds raised during Sergeant at Arms.
 
Club Meeting August 10, 2018 Andrew Dodgen 2018-08-16 06:00:00Z 0
Lester D. Pedicord
Les died February 24, 2018. Les was a graduate of East High School, Denver, and received his BS and MBA at the University of Denver. He went on to form his own CPA firm and an investment advisory company. He was extremely active in both community and professional organizations: Colorado Society of CPAs, and Roundup Riders of the Rockies (RRR).
 
Les was a Charter Member of the University Hills (Denver) Rotary Club and served as its fourth president for the Rotary Year 1974-75.  His contributions to Rotary causes and fellowship are countless; he was a very generous colleague.
 
Les is survived by Jean, his wife of 27 years; his 3 children: Jill (John) Peterson, Britt (CeceStack) Pedicord , and Julie (Jim) Adams; his grandchildren Sarah, Maddie, Britt, Nellie, and Jem; his sister Jennie Moore; three step-children; and 11 step-grandchildren. Les is proceeded in death by his sisters Corrine Amato and JoAnn Pedicord . Memorial service will be held on Friday, March 9, 2018, 2:00 PM, Hope United Methodist Church, 5101 S. Dayton St., Greenwood Village. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to RRR Heritage and Trails Foundation, Inc., 823 S. Perry St. #120, Castle Rock, CO 80104
Les Pedicord Jay Carpender 2018-03-01 07:00:00Z 0

University Hills (Denver) Rotary Club  meets at Noon on Fridays

at the Palazzo Verdi Corporate Office Building

in the Madden Museum of Art.

6363 South Fiddler's Green Circle

Greenwood Village, CO  80111

 
Andrew Dodgen, Club President 2018-19
adodgen@fullerre.com
720-670-0377
 
Click Here For a Map
Meeting Location Sean Smiddy 2017-05-30 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Carl Gardner
 
 
 
RUTH WILSON’S LIST OF FAVORITE BOOKS
This list will help all of us in understanding what kind of person Ruth was.
  1. The Bible
  2. The Road Less Traveled-Peck
  3. The Gift of Years-Chittister
  4. Illuminated Life-Chittister
  5. Little Heathans-Kalish
  6. Shantorum
  7. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
  8. The Poet of Baghdad
  9. Sara’s Key
  10. Mountains Beyond Mountains
  11. The Glass Castle
  12. Half Broke Horses
  13. The Book Thief-Zusak
  14. My Life in France-Child
  15. Beneath a Marble Sky-Shors
  16. Infidel
  17. The Shack
  18. Water for Elephants
  19. Three Cups of Tea-Mortenson
  20. Stones Into Schools-Mortenson
  21. All Over but the Shouting-Bragg
  22. Eva’s Man-Bragg
  23. The Alchemist-Coelho
  24. Suite Francaise-Nemerovsky
  25. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society-Shafferand Barrios
  26. Poetry-Robert Frost and many others
  27. Plays-Many special ones
  28. Reading Lolita in Tehran-Nafisi
  29. Things I’ve Been silent About-Nafisi
  30. The Story of Edgar Sawtable
  31. Marco Polo-Bergren
  32. The Prophet-Gibron
  33. Jane Eyre-Bronte
  34. Anna Karenina-Tolstoy
  35. War and Peace-Tolstoy
  36. Kristin Lovransdotter (the trilogy)-S. Undert
  37. The Wisdom of Native Americans-Nerbarn
  38. Autobiography of a Yoga-Yoganenda
  39. Holy Longing-Ralheiser
  40. My Stroke of Insight-Taylor
  41. The Lessons of History-Durant
  42. Here and Now-Norwen
  43. Simplicity-Rohr
  44. The Rubaiyot of Omar Kayam of Naishapur
  45. Quest for the Living God-Johnson
  46. The Lost Painting-Harr
  47. The Restless Heart-Rohlheiser
  48. The Space Between Us-Umrigar
Ruth Wilson's Book List Carl Gardner 2015-01-22 00:00:00Z 0

University Hills Rotary Club has achieved the rare designation of  "100 percent Paul Harris Fellow Club" not once but twice in the past 9 years.  And through the E Brent Hobson Scholarship Fund, we have awarded over $300,000 in scholarships to graduates of Colorado high schools pursuing STEM degrees at Colorado colleges or universities in roughly that same time period.

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