Sertoma Winter Wonderland


June 21, 2017

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During May Better Hearing and Speech month, Sertoma took part in the Cochlear Americas #MillionEar challenge. In 31 days, we brought hearing health awareness to 2,481,457 people.

Club Awards are available. Have you applied? The deadline is July 10. Learn more about the qualifications and apply now!

• Mission Club Award
• Market Development Award
• Member Services Club Award
• Circle of Excellence Award

Celebrate Sound slots are almost full!For a limited time, when you sign up to host a CELEBRATE SOUND event, you’ll receive $200, free earplugs AND more from our national sponsor, Cochlear Americas.This offer expires once 25 events have signed up. Only a few spots currently remain. Don’t let this opportunity slip away. Sign up now!

Board Report
7:45 call to order.

Vicki Foss was added as a new member.

Sponsorship met and disbursed funds.

The treasurers are meeting to make sure the transition next month goes smoothly.

Winter Wonderland has a new committee member Nikki Lyter. The LED bulbs have been ordered.

The Bonnie Cumberland endowment fund is still not solidified.

NP gave us a new code of conduct that did not really apply to our group in terms of our storage area.

The budget has been approved and there are plans to spend down equity through sponsorship.

The planning for the regional convention needed approval for a raffle and it was endorsed by the Board.

The Board is working with Camp and Jeff Olson to plan an event to publicize the dedication of the new Bonnie Cumberland area.


Karen Munsterteiger thanked everyone for their participation in the Mariucci Fiesta. Jeff Olson talked about the famous restaurant lady who every year makes suggestions. She loved the onion rings, she wants the recipe. The fish was suberb. Jamie had a lot of fun, the weather was awesome until the little rain storm. It was one of the smoothest events in a long time. Lots of new faces and the old regulars made it a lot of fun.

Camp Sertoma needs volunteers –see Karen Munsterteiger for the info to volunteer. The dates are July 9th through the 14th.

June 28th Officer Induction Party details to follow. It is being held at the new Jack Pine Brewery. Sign up sheet next week. 5:30-7:30 Cost is $5 per person . Call Sharon

Upcoming Events

Brainerd Area
Sertoma Club Calendar
Got a big event coming up—want to let everyone know?Please send to Pam Sachs and it will be posted.
Pipe and Drape Schedule
Pipe and Drape Schedule
Ted Anderson 218-831-1372 or
Scott Fisher 218-821-5557
Dwan Eckstrom 218-639-0154
New  P &D Schedule

Pine Quilters at the High School Take Down is Monday , June 26th at 9 a.m.

Ceiling Dates


Blue Ticket Winner
Tim Volkmuth
Pot-O-Gold Winner
Would NOT have been Lottie Oehrlein
Members – 43Guests – 3
Guests: Chastity Eckstrom, Nancy Grant, Keith Wieser, a potential member from Clifton, Larson Allen
* Everyone is encouraged to bring potential members to a Sertoma meeting with the Club picking up the cost. However, you will be billed $11.00 for any other guests.
Greeter Schedule
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. Greeter duties now include handing out the volunteer cards to
everyone as they come in the door. They will still be collected in the bucket with the badges or can be submitted to the treasurer. Be there by 11:45 and call somebody to substitute for you if you can’t be there.
June 28 Teresa Hettver, Anita Hollenhorst, Andrea Holmes
July 5 Tad Hoskins, Chuck Isackson, Veronica Jensen
July 12 Tony Klaers, Brian Kirkpatrick, Gary Kratzke
July 19 Ken Lacy, Chrstina Landree, Darren Larson
July 26 Mike Larson, Brian Lehman, Allison Lister
August 2 Gary Loge, Nikkie Lyter, Mary Marana
August 9 Rhonda Mareck, Steve Mau, Jim Mayne
Auguat16 Jackie McCall, Bill Mitsch, Ron Morris
August 23 Karla Nelson, Jill Neumann, Bob Nibbe
August 30 Carolyn Olson, Jeff Olson, Karen Owen
Sertoman of the Day
Of Note
The Sports Boosters appreciated their use of the pipe and drape through Bryan Barrer.

The Mariucci pictures are up on the FB page but here is a quick peek.
Click for a larger image.

This is the link to the official Facebook page for the club. It will now be an interactive way for members to share pictures and comment on club activities. As with Walters Wacky Adventures Page–you can visit it without being a member of Facebook. Creating a Facebook account is easy and free. You can limit access to your page and just communicate with those people who are really your friends. Signing up is simple and by creating your “own” page you give yourself interactive abilities on the Brainerd Area Sertoma site. You can completely ignore your personal page if you wish. However, the profile and information pages may become THE way for us to update your data base information in the future. I am also totally available for phone consultations for people who want me to walk them through the Facebook site
Ditch Pick Photo AlbumRookie Party Photo Album
Business Notes


Rumor Corner
  • Wow Allen H spent a whole month in Scotland. All the Dog Pound wanted to know where their scotch orders were?
  • Our new rookie of the year did such a great job at the Mariucci Fiesta so the Dog Pound dubbed him bartender of the year.
  • Mary M got razzed for attending two weeks in a row–she had been awol for at least a month.
  • Dick S announced that Greg S wrote his own newspaper blurb just so he could compete with his Dad in the publicity race.
  • The Country Kitchen guy almost got in the trouble for yelling at a book abuser last week. Then he greeted the lost tourists at the door with a spiel to send them to his restaurant.
  • If you want a don’t go to that restaurant speech–see BK he went to a really bad one last week.
  • Jeff O was amazingly early AGAIN?????
  • Mister Mom is leading us today.
  • Smiley got fined today. He also paid a happy fine for a 3rd daughter getting married, “Tony she is all yours!”
  • Best fish fry ever–Todd missed it.
  • VIP tickets free on the General Rental Facebook Page (if you win).
  • Nooner with the lovely lady got Jim G a fine. He just invited her to lunch but he did get awfully red!!
  • Dick S got an award for onion rings. Bob E had to pay for him.
  • Mary’s “shadow-walker'” shirt got her a fine and JF an accusation of smoking something funny.
  • Mean JF fined people like Pam for taking good pictures-.
  • Mike B isn’t dressing down for his last few weeks of work.
  • The Non- Green day got some guys fined for wearing the Irish color. Bryan B looked darn handsome in his nice looking green shirt.
  • Mark B was happy because his car ran for 32 hours before it ran out of gas at the parking for the wedding trip to Idaho (his wife was driving-the happy part).
  • Lowell paid happy fine to go to Canada next week.
  • The Irish Joke for John:

A passer-by watched two Irishmen in a park. One was digging holes and the other was immediately filling them in again.

‘Tell me, ‘said the passer-by, ‘What on earth are you doing?’

‘Well, ‘said the digger, ‘Usually there are three of us. I dig, Fergal plants the tree and Sean fills in the hole.

Today Fergal is away unwell, but that doesn’t mean Sean and I have to take the day off, does it?’

The Scotch Joke for Allen:
A guy runs into a bar and says, “Bartender, quick! Give me 20 shots of your best Scotch!”

So the bartender lines up 20 shots of his best Scotch Whiskey and watches this guy down one after the other.

“Man,” the bartender says, “I’ve never seen anyone drink shots that fast!”

“You’d drink them that fast too if you have what I have,” the guy says.

“Oh my God,” says the bartender, “what do you have?”

“50 cents.”

International News
INTERNATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM IN FARGO Please register at least one week ahead of your chosen workshop date to reserve you seat.Registration for any location will close when the workshop is full or when final food counts are submitted. We are also asking that registration onsite not be done as food may not be available.
The 2017 training program focuses on recruitment and retention of members, a vital topic for all club members. Not only does the program offer a viable framework to follow, it provides the opportunity to experience the process and relate it to your club and its specific needs and challenges. Learn how to recognize the hurdles that divide your club and new members and the crevices that threaten to separate members from your club. You will walk away with maps to guide around the hurdles and tools to build bridges over the crevices. After attending, your club will be on the road to success!Want to maximize the impact on your club? Don’t come alone. Attend as a team with other active club members.DON’T DELAY — reserve your seat today!


Notes from your President Jaime Rowlette
Our president is sharing wisdom each week to encourage our members to be positive ambassadors for our great club.


Sertoma North Minnesota District

Roster Updates/Change of Information
Send Lisa any changes of business, address, phone or email. The
roster will be updated and published at the beginning of each

Club Roster

Lisa Haberman

Program/Sertoman of the Month
Contact Reed or Lowell if you would like to participate and share your
personal and business details with the Club. Added bonus-you
cannot be fined on “your” day. Program ideas are always welcome
Reed Campbell

Lowell Carlson

Pipe and Drape
Contact Ted with Pipe and Drape information
or questions.

Ted Anderson 218-831-1372 or
Scott Fisher 218-821-5557
Dwan Eckstrom 218-639-0154

If you are not receiving the newsletter notification or the
emails announcing special events, please contact Pam Sachs
either at 218-821-1130 or