Last month, at our Saturday morning meeting, our local Leona Valley Sertoma club had the pleasure of a visit from the Mountain West Director, Captain David Oppenheim. Capt. Oppenheim has been involved in Sertoma since 1987 as a Life Member, has been awarded Sertoman of the Year six times on a Club Level and two times on a District Level and is currently the Sertoma Mountain West Regional Director.
Along with his involvement in Sertoma, David belongs to the American Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association, Arapahoe County Bar Association, Southeast Metro Law Club, Big Brothers of America, Naval Reserve Association, Rocky Mountain Navy Association, Naval Institute, Navy League, Reserve Officers Association, Jewish War Veterans, Navy Divers Association and National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors. He has also served on the Board of Directors for Western Welcome Week. He is currently the board president of the Littleton Fire Protection District. Since retiring from the U.S. Naval Reserve, he has remained active in the Naval Reserve Association and the Blue & Gold Program with the U.S. Naval Academy, and the Sea Power Program.
Last month David reached out to our club and asked to join us as he was on a Sertoma road tour. Of course, we immediately agreed and feel very honored that he chose our club to visit. David traveled approximately 4000 miles over 10 days to visit clubs in Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, and California. A total of seven clubs and hundreds of wonderful Sertomans! Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to visit all of the clubs he wanted to, but will continue his travels later this year, and next year to make sure that he visits all the clubs in the mountain west region. The best region in SERTOMA! (David’s words 😊)
After the meeting, we had the pleasure of showing David around Leona Valley, including the Lakes & Valley’s Arts Guild, Lake Hughes, and Elizabeth Lake; and we popped by The Rock Inn and The Painted Turtle. He was very impressed with our small but mighty communities and hopes to return one day for another visit.
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