The Brainerd Area Sertoma Club roster has a good representation of the Brainerd Lakes Area. Educators, bankers, insurance professionals, retailers, technical specialists, engineers, small business owners, nonprofits, men and women. We are more than 100 members strong. Our members join to network, enjoy good company, and to serve. The Sertoma mission is service and our members get important things done and have fun while doing it. If you’re a giver and a doer and enjoy the company of bright people doing significant work then you’re in the right place.
People subscribe to a cause, generally because of a desire to “get involved”. This means pitching in when someone is in need to introduce a speaker, give the invocation, help the Sergeant at Arms, work on projects, etc. Members are expected to be a part of the “work party” by sharing their time and talents. There are many ways a member gets involved.
Attendance – Dues
Being a regular attendee at meetings and club functions is important. Members should strive to attend as often as possible. Paying dues is a responsibility that everyone should handle easily. Club officers should not have to chase a member down to collect dues. Dues are billed quarterly one month prior to the new quarter. Dues can also be billed annually.
An easy responsibility for every member relates to growth. Encourage new members to bring in a new Sertoman as quickly and as often as possible. Membership recruitment is a great habit to get in to and an important responsibility. Building a Club in another community is another way to expand the growth of Sertoma.
A Club’s sponsorship survives on the basis that the organization is able to raise funds successfully. Members owe it to their Club to be a part of the action when it comes to working fund raising projects.
Brag about the Club
People are attracted to a service club because of its community involvement. Members should talk about their Club and its projects and activities.
Fellowship and Sharing
The basic ingredient of a successful Club rests on a good program of fellowship. Each one of us has something of value to offer the organization. Enjoy what you do and the company of one another. The talent and experience of each member is very important. Both should be shared fully with one’s service to the Club. Life learned experiences can be easily adapted to volunteerism. Share and Care.
Regardless of what we may think, in each person there is a leadership talent. Service Clubs are always looking for new leaders. Get involved, join a committee, serve on the board, and put your best foot forward.
Enjoy your Membership and the Club
One of the easiest responsibilities of membership of the Brainerd Area Sertoma Club.
Sertoma Club Bylaws
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