February 19, 2020

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Owen Baird began his presentation with an explanation about the various divisions.. He is not a Conservation officer but is a scientist working with the Fisheries Division. The other divisions are Ecological and Water Resources, enforcement, forestry, lands & minnerals, parks & trails . Fisheries is divided into management areas. He works in Crow Wing and parts of Cass County. Fisheries management include : population surveys, habitat protection and improvement, fish stocking, outreach and education, research, and regulations. Trap netting, gill netting and electrofishing are the three main tools to get a population survey. They have a staff of seven people and one of their biggest jobs is to stock walleyes and trout. The spawning in the Pine River is very popular attraction. The Fisheries uses this site to gather walleyes for other lakes They have been doing this for over a hundred years. They strip eggs and take them to their hatcheries to hatch and develop them. Two point 8 million walleyes are stocked in Gull Lake every year. Keeping the little hatched walleyes warm is biggest problem working with the eggs. They also grow fingerlings which work better under bad conditions. For instance, Zebra mussels do affect the fry survival so they have to do more fingerlings.
Their new program is to promote bluegills and it is called the Quality Blue Gill Initiative.The limits have been lowered. Over time the largest bluegill contest shows a decrease in size. They are not in risk of going away. They do not grow big but concentrate on reproduction when the big fish are not there. Polling fishermen show a shifting attitude toward restricted harvest to promote better blue gill fishing. They only grow about an inch a year. The DNR is lowering the limits and seems to have support from the public. Reduced bags became popular after the public sees what happens with the lower limits. The program is designed to increase the quality of all the smaller fish. Shifting the population allows people to keep fewer fish and still get a pound. The program has been started in the Brainerd area. Treatment lakes are compared with similar control lakes and included blue gills and crappies. They are sure that the blue gill populations will get better. This is going to include more lakes in the Brainerd area this year in the five fish limit. The entire Whitefish chain is on the list. The DNR Hierarchy has to approve, then signs will be posted, and public meetings will be held in the fall and then the final process will take place in 2021. Call Owen at 218 203 4301 for more information.


Board Report

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Winter Wonderland Social Friday Feb 21st Members $5 guests $10 5: 30-7:30 More details to follow. Sign up at Sertoma or contact Dwan with an RSVP see # above This is also at Chef Mike’s

SEARCHING FOR SPEAKERS: Please pass your ideas on to Lowell or Reed.

Winter Wonderland report: Sales were down due to weather and less time (6 days less) 2.812 cars, 10788 people Gate Sales $38,388 compared to $53,981 last year Dwan is working on ideas to bring in more people Thank you Dwan for your fabulous work on this project this year.


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
Mary Marana and Chuck Brenny
Pot-O-Gold Winner
Chuck Brenny
Members – 37Guests – 2
Guests:  Owen Baird DNR Fisheries, Harper Wussow
* 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.

February 26th  Karen Munsterteiger,Karla Nelson, Bob Nibbe,

March 4th Jeff Olson, James Owens, Becky Pakarinen
March11th Karen Pederson, Gerry Peterson, John Raboin
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

Not only did Dave Clausen receive an outstanding award from his company, he got to watch his daughter and the Brainerd Dance Team advance in the competition with their fourth place finish in kick and Jazz


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

  • Lightning was very happy to sell his Pound guys flood insurance. You all want to stay out of his dreams though!!
  • Still missing Uncle Art-we hope you feel better soon.
  • Karen fined Mike D because he complained she wasn’t doing it enough
  • Diane R-J paid a welcome back from Thailand fine.
  • Chuck and Mary got fined for winning everything.
  • Charlie Ba had to pay a Cancun tan fine.
  • Bob N paid for asking Mau how he got rid of the snow for his no snow comment on the family picture in front of the store
  • Kathy W was smart–she had Pam pay her sweet and innocent fine.
  • Shannon W was happy because the Women’s Center got a grant.
  • Lowell is happy to be on his way to Ft. Meyers.
  • Harper was happy because she got to come to lunch with her Mom. What a breath of fresh air to have her sitting at the newsletter end of the table.
  • Ken T was happy cause his son finished in the top five in a fishing tournament.
  • Mary M was happy because she was going to Ft Meyers too but not with Lowell.
  • Happy birthday to our sergeant.
  • The Arizona golf crew is not back but from the pictures the Mesa Tournament was a huge success. Pam is happy she wore her Sertoma shirt today and a certain sergeant would have fined her for sure.
  • Catholic Hairdryer just a fun joke.
    In parochial school students are taught that lying is a sin. However, instructors also advised that using a bit of imagination was OK to express the truth differently without lying. Below is a perfect example of those teachings:Getting a Hairdryer Through Customs.
    An attractive young woman on a flight from Ireland asked the Priest beside her, ‘Father, may I ask a favor?’
    ‘Of course child. What may I do for you?’
    ‘Well, I bought my mother an expensive hair dryer for her birthday. It is unopened but well over the Customs limits and I’m afraid they’ll confiscate it. Is there any way you could carry it through customs for me? Hide it under your robes perhaps?’
    ‘I would love to help you, dear, but I must warn you, I will not lie.’
    ‘With your honest face, Father, no one will question you.’
    When they got to Customs, she let the priest go first. The official asked, ‘Father, do you have anything to declare?’
    ‘From the top of my head down to my waist I have nothing to declare.’
    The official thought this answer strange, so asked, ‘And what do you have to declare from your waist to the floor?’
    ‘I have a marvelous instrument designed to be used on a woman, but which is, to date, unused.’
    Roaring with laughter, the official said, ‘Go ahead, Father. Next please!’
    A guy had planned a fishing trip to his favorite fishing spot on the flats of Florida.
    He packed and began the trip to the water.He launched his boat, motored to his sea trout honey hole, and began fishing.In no time, he caught the biggest trout he’d ever caught.He cast out again and was delighted to catch an even larger trout.Every cast, he caught a trophy fish.Then his mobile phone rang; it was the hospital telling him his wife had been admitted to the emergency room.She may die, they told himThe fisherman is worried, but he wants to catch the world record trout, so he decides to have just a few more casts.He pulls in three more really huge trout, but his conscience begins to get the better of him, so he reluctantly pulls anchor and motors back to his car to go to the hospital.Running into the emergency room, he meets up with a stern-looking doctor.The doctor sees the man dressed for fishing and scolds the husband: “Your wife has been at death’s door for hours now. You kept fishing after you were called, didn’t you? You ought to be ashamed!”The fisherman sobbed it was true.“Well,” said the doc, “I hope you had a good time; your wife will survive, but your fishing days are over…She will require constant care from now on… 24 hours per day. You will have to do everything for her.”The fisherman sobbed, “Oh God, I didn’t think it was that bad, I feel terrible!!!!”The doc grinned and nudged the fisherman with his elbow…”Just kidding, buddy… she’s dead. How many did you catch?”
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