March 11, 2020

Sertoma Sharing Tree

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Laine began by talking about how many people she now knows in Sertoma and how much fun it is for her to speak to the group. They are two years into the construction project and half done–on budget, and on time She spoke about the summer slams where they are going to be extremely busy. All thirteen projects were put in three waves. Wave 1 is on track. The Forestview is all done. WSN has been included in the elementary school projects and the high school and performing arts which are on target now. March 23 Nisswa Elementary and the others will be toured. Plans are to move into the new spaces so the rest can be re purposed. They should be ready for fall use. The high school is a two year project. She is very proud of the state of the art performing arts center that will be an asset to the whole community. The logos and the Blue White and Grey are everywhere to create this as a united front. Baxter Elementary is on track to open in the fall of 2020. She gave compliments to WSN. Thielen Heating is working on this project and she thanked Nick. Harrison Elementary includes the facilities for offices and a new cafeteria and gymnasium. Harrison is also on track. She is glad that investment was made in the older buildings. “Keeping neighborhood schools” became an important part of the whole project. Nisswa added a new entry and a new wing for 1-4. It will also be ready by fall of 2020. Brainerd High School Entrance was a little doubtful and the construction team is working hard to get it ready. Baxter Elementary will be an Early Childhood Center and it is looking for a new name. This creates space at all the elementary schools. She is hoping to have enough money to expand the gym at Garfield. They are looking at efficiencies at the South Campus. The rest of the elementaries are basically getting new safe and more efficient entryways.”As your Superintendent, I wish to thank everyone for their support of this project.” The only concern that came out in the questions was if every school was getting upgraded for safety concerns. The answer was a firm yes.

Brainerd Public Schools has a solid foundation of excellence, community partnerships, and advocacy on education-related issues. As your superintendent, I will continue to support and to collaborate with parents, community and businesses, while working to provide equity in our schools. I will be a voice for the professional needs of our school district. Together, we will build upon the many successful efforts of the past.I am deeply grateful for the hard work and dedication of our employees at ISD 181 and am filled with pride and fondness for our “Warrior Community.” Thank you for your support and for the incredible work you do as we advocate for continuous improvements to public education.
Regardless of career title, I will never forget that my roots are that of a teacher. When you get a chance, thank a teacher for the differences s/he has made in your life and continues to make in the lives of our learners every day as they educate, inspire, guide, support and change our students forever. There is no greater reward. I love being a teacher; it is truly a work of the heart.

Board Report

Board Reports
September 2019
October 2019
November 2019

Pam F announced the plans so far for the Rookie Party April 30th 6 p.m. please mark calendars

Brainerd History Week is looking for volunteers for the 2020 History Committee. Talk to Nick for details.

Upcoming Events

Sertoma National Convention Flyer PDF

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
Blue Ticket Winner
Brad Kohorst
Pot-O-Gold Winner
Kevin Goedker
Members – 37Guests – 2
Guests:  Liaine Larson, Michelle Dudas
* 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.

Sertoma Frequently Asked Questions PDF

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.

March 18th Collin Rehbein, Diane Rook Johnson, Jaime Rowlette
March 25th LoriRubin, Bob Sherman, Dick Stoltman
April 1 Kevin Stumpf, Ken Toole, Emily Tuomi
April 11th Tim Volkmuth, Gary Walters, Nick Weeks
April 18th Keith Wieser, Kathy Williams, Carol Winegar
April 25th Shannon Wussow, Susie Alters, Joyce Anderson
May 1st Amber Babineau, Carolyn Bare, DeAnn Barry

Sertoman of the Day
Of Note


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

  • The Dog Pound began the day on rather a gross moment–be glad you were not there . Welcome back Gerry Peterson
  • Reed got to welcome our special guest today.
  • Welcome back Kevin Donnay just in time for Laine to focus on his firms part in the success of the building project.
  • Michelle DudaS was shadowing Nikki Lyter today as part of Hubbard Broadcasting area teamwork. She is from Alexanderia.
  • Kevin St was the meany today. Joe E got in trouble for being 100 off on the number for the quarters. Somebody offered him a copy of “Phonics works for me”
  • The Bob’s chatting got them in trouble. BobC paid for both of them and an additional dollar for helping.
  • Chuck Br got fined for not knowing his name.
  • Mary M got in trouble for crossing her name off the sergeant’s list and being in Florida.She naturally blamed her cohort in crime , Mr. Brenny) for the naughtyness.
  • Kevin D had to pay for being MIA for such a long time.
  • Karen is not going to training she is going on vacation. She is not having a lobotomy which the Scout leader announced.
  • Telling fibs got Rayburn in trouble.
  • Some people got fined for microphobia. Especially Pam F
  • John R is either dancing ballet or belly dancing at the Performing Arts Center Opening.
  • President Nick got in trouble for going on vacation last week and missing Sertoma,
  • JD got fined for wearing an antique Sertoma shirt that was much too big.
  • Happy fines: Diane RJ granddaughter is in an orchestra playing at orchestra hall somewhere-but she is very proud. Nikki is happy for her daughter’s fifteenth birthday. Nick W was happy for the Clear Vision Event that he had an opportunity to observe.
    Jeff gave us a teaser of his next episode as sergeant.

International News


Notes from your President Haglin
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 any changes of business, address, phone or email. The
roster will be updated and published at the beginning of each

Club Roster

Shannon Wussow

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