Brainerd Area Sertoma Club - Brainerd, Minnesota
Brainerd Area Sertoma Club - Brainerd, Minnesota
Brainerd Area Sertoma Club - Brainerd, Minnesota Newsletter - Brainerd Area Sertoma Club - Brainerd, Minnesota
Sertoma Winter Wonderland Sertoma Great in 08 Convention
June 17, 2009

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Board Report
  • Steve Mau gave away a picnic ticket to the person who guessed the gross amount of money we have raised this year. $225,000 was the correct answer.
  • Checks were written for $400 to Grad Blast and $818 to Sertoma Cares.
  • David Goos and Yvonne Zappe joined with no drops.
  • The creation of a protocol book for committees and officers will be able to continue now that the issues with the by-laws have been resolved. Much work has already been done and hopefully will not have to be re-done.
  • Reed Campbell has arranged Steve Lund to be here next week to talk about the school district issues.
  • We have a buy and sell committee that will handle inventory issues. See Scott Fisher. For instance, the old covered trailer used for Pipe and Drape is for sale.
  • The new musical group has an engagement in September and has to either move forward with their plans or decide that they are not going to continue.
  • Insurance Committee representative Dale Bolt discussed the insurance issues which have been brought the forefront by the by-laws. Operational insurance for the Board of Directors, liability and renting insurance was approved.
  • The Sponsorship Committee has dispensed its 10,000 from Winter Wonderland and a list will be published shortly.
  • Flags have raised over $13,000 with very little expenses.
  • $44,000 was raised in Pipe and Drape. The last payment on the new pipe and drape equipment will be next month.
  • Mileage reimbursement for hauling equipment will soon be in place.
  • The Technology committee needs to be expanded so that everything doesn't fall on Gus.
  • $300 was donated to the Arb from the Winter Wonderland Committee to help them get started with their picnic event.Donations from the Sponsorship Committee made in June include: Blaire Herman hearing aid repair $500.00, Reading Early Assists Development $100.00, Ben Klinger YMCA Youth in Government $100.00, Brainerd Senior Nutrition Program $300.00 and Garfield Early Childhood Program $500.00.

Steve thanked everyone for their support through his term as Chairman of the Board. He received a standing ovation from the club.

Thanks to Lori Ukkelberg for taking attendance, Bill Goers (Matt Davis able bodied but not so talented assistant) for taking pictures, and Pam Sachs for taking notes.
Thursday June 25th Officer Induction 56 people have signed up for the Missippi Belle 5:30 Boarding time--great food catered by Pam Bye-Timber Mist and Chapparal. Spouses are welcome and encouraged to attend.
It is important to pay your dues on time this quarter. Because we have paid off our WW debt, we have a cash flow problem. You will receive a letter when you are in arrears.
Mariucci Announcements Charlie Bartels encouraged the bartenders to come early and help out with the food. Bring your own sharp knife and cutting board to help with chopping. Younger children are not good. Youth cannot serve and they have to be adult enough to handle the safety issues. Do not eat or drink while you are serving the food.
Gossamer 4 p.m. At CLC Thursday. Friday at 11 a.m. Will be the tear down. It is the Glen Miller Orchestra and dance. This is great opportunity to expand this program.
Wednesday June 24th 5-8 p.m. A Minnesota Country Sampler Picnic at the Arb. Tickets are $10. Family activities include food sampling, pig roast by DB Kelley, Wine & Beer Tasting, Live Entertainment, hay rides, bonfire and more. Proceeds benefit the Arb. While you are there become a member and help them reach their goal of 1,000 members soon.
Safe Ears is getting organized to be more widespread including the Crow Wing County Fair, North Central Speedway and BIR. Jim Mayne is in charge this year.
Special thanks to all the Sertoma supporters who help to make the annual Camp Confidence Fund Raiser a huge success. Special thanks to the sponsors and donors who are providing prizes and supporting the event. Many of them are members of Sertoma. Al and Ron Lindner will both be at the fishing tournament.
Crow Wing County Fair will be a flag event. Thanks to all who helped on Flag Day Sunday.
Three snowmobile size trailers are needed for Winter Wonderland. These do not have to be new--they will simply be used for storage.
Grant application for Winter Wonderland Sponsorship are available online at the Sertoma site. They are also linked to the Winter Wonderland Site. Encourage applicants to go and get a copy to fill out. These will be officially completed by late April or early May.
Brainerd Area Sertoma Club Calendar
Got a big event coming upówant to let everyone know?
Please send to Pam Sachs and it will be posted.
Pipe and Drape Schedule
Ceiling Dates
Blue Ticket Winner
Beth Burnard
Pot-O-Gold Winner
Andy Isackson
Members 76 Guests 1
Guests: David Nibbe from BoysnBerries
*Everyone is encouraged to bring potential members to a Sertoma meeting with the Club picking up the cost. However, you will be billed $9.50 for any other guests.
Greeter Schedule
Remember: As greeter you have several duties. You need to arrive about 10 minutes early. It is your job to greet people, help them find their badges and sell them a ticket if they wish to participate. The money collected must be divided by the Greeters equally--half goes to the Current Club Treasurer for the social committee and half goes to the Club President along with the bucket of tickets. Be there by 11:45 and call somebody to substitute for you if you can't be there.
June 24 Karen Owen, Sarah Nelson, Jeff Olson
July 1 Carole Paulson Gerry Peterson, George Moore
July 8 Karla Nelson, Gary Phillips, Randy Phillips
Sertoman of the Day
Of Note
Welcome back DeAnn Barry.

Please bring your spouse and plan on attending the Officer Induction on the Mississippi Belle next Thursday. Contact LoAnn Reponen if you are still interested--great food catered by Pam Bye and the TimberMist/Chapparal crew.
Business Notes
Ernies on Gull hosts its first Blues Festival. Come early to get a parking place, or grab your boat and float. Plan to stay late for the great music on Saturday June 20th. Henk's Mallet Project from 2-3p.m., Local Mojo 3-4, Lightning Red 4:15-5:45, Lee Bone Sherseth 6-7:15, and Ross William Perry from 7:30-10 p.m.
Rumor Corner 
  • Fishing stories were rampant at the Dog Pound table today--something about gobs of fish flies ruining everything.
  • Pam Sachs is taking full credit for the rain--she only has a month to try out her new kid horse and the rain started immediately after Becky arrived.
  • Dale Bolt was talking trash today, something about young whippersnappers coming into the Dog Pound and how they shouldn't be allowed. Some people have boys in the hood we have old farts in the kennel.
  • Laura Beilke was sporting her urinary tract shirt today.
  • Our Preacher had a very moving prayer today--"we are the hands and feet of God in this world".
  • David Nibbe Boys N Berries was our honored guest today.
  • Bill Goers introduced himself as Pictures RUS! We know he will not be taking any pictures of Charlie Bartels todayl He was also doing his Charlie Bartels imitation and talking about being a smart ass when it was his turn at the podium. He had to be restrained because of our young guest.
  • It was babbling day--the introductions were VERY noisy!!!!!
  • One hundred nineteen beavers have been relocated from the Arb in the past five years. No one knew this so Diane Rook Johnson decided Pam Sachs deserved a free ticket to the Arb picnic. Thanks Diane.
  • Who's son is getting hit on by 90 year old women. Tina Dunlap did tell her to be really scared.
  • Multiple issues with the dog pound from Big Mike's point of view. Lowell is impersonating Bonnie Cumberland. 16 people at the table and no estrogen so all got fined but the perpetual greeter Art. Diane Rook Johnson and Brian Lehman got fined for saying the pledge using "to our republicans for which we stand".
  • Madame Omama (LoAnn) couldn't read the offending badge offered by Sergeant Mike . Brian Kirkpatrick had a R-word pin on his badge. He blames Ole.
  • Brian Kirkpatrick is touchy feely when it comes to Lori Ukkelberg's freshly shaved legs and lotion.
  • Mike Boen was accused of having cold hands and not even a warm heart for his lovely companion cow which he was trying to milk.
  • Poor Lori Ukkelberg--Pam handed her the clipboard and told her to take attendance. LoAnn announced she was taking notes!! Poor girl she panicked and started scribbling.
  • Game So You Want to Be a Sergeant Contest: Karen Munsterteiger fined Carol for not having time to talk. Art Becker fined Andy for staying away and winning all the money when he came back. Brian Lehman got fined by John Raboin for getting his ticket and his badge confused. Joe Schulte fined Cathe Picek for letting him steal her steak--he paid the fine because he felt guilty. Karen Munsterteiger got crossed off the list because she was "Something Else". Final two candidates were Joe Schulte and Anita Travica.
  • Pam Sachs and Steve Mau were horsing around after the Sertoma meeting.
  • Other interesting Arb notes from the Win a Picnic Ticket contest--there are 540 acres, 119 beaver have been relocated, there is a prickly pear cactus thriving at the Arb, and an apira is a bee yard.
Photos Photos Everywhere New photos go up almost every week on our new Sertoma Photo Gallery. 
Notes from your President
Westgate Mall Community Service/non-profit days are being held April 25th, June 20th and November 7th. This is a perfect time for community non profits to get their message out to the community. Booths are free. I am looking for someone who would be in charge of this project and see that we had a suitable booth and people to staff it. If interested, please contact Mark immediately. We are already a bit late in reserving a booth for the first event.
If you are not receiving the newsletter notification or the emails announcing special events, please contact Pam Sachs either at 218-821-1130 or
Andi Holmes ( is in charge of the Sertoman of the Day schedule. Contact her to take advantage of this great opportunity to share your story and get some free advertising (and no fines for the day). The form is also available here on our website.

Kari Barnes is the go-to person for Pipe and Drape information.

Need awards? Did you lose your pin? Bonnie Cumberland ( is the person in charge of awards and meeting paraphernalia.