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Coach Hawkins to speak at my Rotary next Thursday

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by sackman, May 23, 2007.

  1. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Anybody in the Boulder/Broomfield/Longmont area that would like to come, please let me know.

    Also, we'll have Regent Tom Lucero on July 12 and AD Mike Bohn on July 26. We're still working on getting Hank Brown, but he's kinda blowing us off right now, so we may be out of luck.
     
  2. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    You're in Rotary? This explains much.
     
  3. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    :confused:

    I'm going to assume that's a joke.
     
  4. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    Who, me? Joke? Never.
     
  5. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    Damn. I could stand to do a make up. But I can't be over there next week... :cry:
     
  6. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    How about July, then? We'll also have the head of the research dept speaking on the 19th.
     
  7. Scotch

    Scotch Registered User Club Member Junta Member

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    What is a Rotary? :confused:
     
  8. wsp4820

    wsp4820 Sally Club Member Junta Member

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    You call them "traffic circles" out west...
     
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  10. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    Like the Elks, Masons, Moose, Lions, Shriners, et al: a good-ol-boys club for "businessmen" to get together and pat themselves on the back. They give money to charity & ****, too. Sacky'll come along and no doubt "correct" me, but my basic premise is still correct.
     
  11. SuperiorBuff

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    So you are opposed to business networking and charitable contributions?
     
  12. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    You forgot the oddfellows.:violin:
     
  13. 66BUFF

    66BUFF FTW Club Member

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    i thought everybody on Allbuffs was an oddfellow:smile2:
     
  14. MiamiBuffs

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    You left out the part where they where strange robes and have "unusual" rituals they must adhere to.

    But here's the best part; They have beer on tap all the time. :smile2:
     
  15. SJBuff

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    A very good friend of mine is the RI General Secretary and I'm always amazed when he shares with me all the fantastic charity work this organization does around the world. At the upper levels of Rotary they do great things, at the "user level" with guys like you and me it's basically a chance to hob nob/network with other business types.
     
  16. SJBuff

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    Actually they do more than just give money to charities, they often create, plan and execute many charitable efforts around the world. They created and drove a program to get fresh water to may locations in Africa and Asia. The effort included RI overseeing the development and coordinating the distribution of equipment to purify water so these remote villages could produce drinkable water from their contaminated water supplies. The point being they didn't just give the money to some group and let them do the work, Rotary International did the work.
     
  17. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    Wow, do you have a jumble there. At least three different types of organizations. The Masons are a quasi-religious, secret rites type organization. The Shriners may be similar, but to tell you the truth I don't know much about them aside from the fact that they support some hospitals in a kick ass way. Elks, Moose (and Eagles, Oddfellows, etc.) are basically social clubs. Then you have service clubs like Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions, Optimists, Sertoma, etc. They are, as SJ said, on one level a networking organization for businesspeople and interested others. But on a larger scale, they all raise tremendous money for charitable causes, and at least some, like Rotary, get involved in organizing and completing those projects themselves as well.

    Just today, our (Rotary) club announced that we've approved a $3,500 grant to a club in Lebanon which will add money of their own, and money from various other levels of US Rotary, to provide a generator to an orphanage in Lebanon. We also contributed over $30,000 for the kids of families wrecked by meth in Mesa County last year. We provide dictionaries to every 3rd grader in Mesa County each year, and school supplies to all the schools at the start of each school year. The Lions Club here raises well over $100,000 a year for charity with their carnival. All of which is fairly typical of these types of organizations.

    Scoff all you want 96, as I'm sure you'd rather entrust all these things to the government, but these clubs do a lot of good around the world. Plus, they give Dan Hawkins a chance to speak. What more can you ask for, really?? :thumbsup:
     
  18. fatbuff

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    Those mother ****ers. Dont get me started. Where do they get off doing charity and ****.
     
  19. 96 Buff

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    I'm only mildly scoffing; We pretty much said the same things about them, I just wasn't as nice about it. I happen to think social (formerly known as "fraternal" until those were deemed discriminatory) organizations are lame, but do not doubt they do solid charitible works. Their primary purpose always has been and always will be good-ol-boy networking, though.
     
  20. BuffGuy91

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    Do you guys have cool hats like this?

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  21. sackman

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    My Rotary Club just gave away $6,000 to three kids attending Colorado Schools next year. Two of which will be going to CU.

    Yeah, we're nothing more than a good-ol-boys club. :huh:

    If you're going to make blanket statements about an organization, I suggest you learn a little more about it. Maybe go to a couple meetings. Rotary is one of the largest philanthropic organizations on the planet.

    So you want to know what Rotary is?
     
  22. Scotch

    Scotch Registered User Club Member Junta Member

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    :lol: That would be sweet!

    Thanks for the explanation. I had always heard of Rotary clubs, just never knew what the they were.
     
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  23. SJBuff

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    Yeah the good-ol-boy network aspect of the organization is clearly the motor behind the charity work that gets done by Rotary, Lions, etc. Seems out of place that that would be the case. I originally assumed that an organization who's main activity is people gathering together to promote their own personal business interests would be an organization that ultimately would just serve itself. It's kind of cool and it says a lot about the integrity of the senior leadership of these groups that they have taken the potential that these gatherings create and used it to serve the world.
     
  24. BrownEyedBuffGirl

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    My dad is a Mason and a Shriner. Shriners are an offshoot of the Masons, all Shriners are Masons, but not all Masons are Shriners. The Shrine is a service organization whose main charity is orthpedic hospitals for children. (I'm not sure how the tiny cars fit into all of this, so don't ask.)

    I'm a volunteer ringer in a big band made up of Shriners...True Blue Dance Band (aka Old Man Band, as I affectionately call it), all of our performance fees go to Shrine hospitals.

    True Blue is sponsoring a dance in Denver on June 23...drop me a pm or email if you want to come dance with old people and help out a good cause.
     
  25. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    Ah, thanks for the Shriner/Mason info. Makes sense now... :thumbsup:

    Good for you, playing in the old man band. Our Rotary club had a band that sprung up and has raised a lot of money for charity. A great way for people with talent to have some fun and help a good cause at the same time... :smile: But as much as I'd love to come dance with some old people, I'm afraid I already have plans that weekend. Maybe DBT and FC would like to come by and hang with some of their peers, though. :wink2: And if you could learn some Counting Crows, I'm sure Sacky would be there in a flash... :cool:
     
  26. Buffarino

    Buffarino Math - how does it work? Club Member

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    Well, there is a lot of truth the old adage "It's not what you know, it's who you know". I got my client for my new biz from a referral from a friend. He certainly never advertised the position...
     
  27. sackman

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    I can honestly say that in the five years I've been in Rotary I haven't gotten one client or loan as a direct result of my membership. The indirect benefits are real, but more difficult to quantify.

    I've never viewed Rotary as a good-ol-boy network. I view it for what it is, a worldwide charitable organization that has a presence in nearly every community. It's membership is generally made up of local business leaders, but if you really think about it, it's business leaders that really get stuff done anyway.
     
  28. FChairbanks

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    what time is the meeting...i might be interested in attending.







    ...as long as junc isn't gonna be there, that is...that guy is a total geek...

    :huh:


    :smile2:
     
  29. wsp4820

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    The iPod hookup to the stereo is in the back of the room. Make sure to start off the playlist with "Accidentally in Love" from Shrek and then slow things down a little bit by playing a song Sacky is sure to enjoy, "Omaha." Finish strong and bring the house down with the 10 minute extended live version of "Hanging Around." If you aren't immediately elected leader, I'll be shocked.
     
  30. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    Maybe if you wore the water buffalo hat, you'd get more clients out of your membership.

    Works like a charm for me... :thumbsup:

    (seriously, my experience has been pretty much the same as yours. Although, several of our clients were Rotarians before I joined, so I'm sure those intangible benefits you mentioned are there...)
     

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