|Sertoma has four big conventions:the District, the State, the Regional and the International. the District and the State are within driving distance, and many people attend. They usually do not involve an overnight stay. The Club pays for registration and car-pooling is usually coordinated. The Regional Convention is quite different. We have five states in our Region including MN, ND, SD, IA and NE. Brainerd Noon Sertoma typically sends anywhere from 10-20 members to the Regional. The Club pays $100 of the registration and the individual member picks up the remainder of the cost. They are responsible for their own expenses. Some of the Convention Committee’s responsibilities are to book rooms, sign up members to attend, and supervise all arrangements including travel. Usually only the club president and his/her guest attend the International Convention, although all members are welcome.|
Our Setoma Club encourages its leadership to participate in these valuable experiences. Club Presidents usually have their expenses paid including hotels meals and travel. Brainerd hosted the Regional Convention in 1995 and in 2008.