September 11
, 2019

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Dr. Sara Hooge is a veternarian who recently moved into the area from Worthington who specializes in acupuncture. She is currently located at Pampered Pets Boarding facility. Sara calls her operation Northern Hope Animal Acupuncture because she feels deeply that acupuncture does give hope to clients who want to help their aging and ill pets . Sara is a relief vet and she has worked in most of the area offices. She attended her acupuncture school in Florida and explained that human chiropractors take this course to get involved with animals. She feels she offers “hope” when everything else fails. The animal chiropratic, Sara Graber, who works with both humans and animal is her partner. Many interesting things were revealed about about the history of acupuncture and how confusing it was to learn because of its ancient Chinese connections. It changed her whole life when she had health issues and went to acupuncture for relief. The goal of acupuncture is to balance the body. Research is available but most people do not understand how it works. There are a lot of free nerve endings in human and animal bodies and the needle sends a message back to the brain to help it heal the problem the natural way. If you stimulate the right points our natural drug designed to deal with the problem will reduce and block the pain. She uses it with most of her older patients and can actually improve walking with older dogs who are paralyzed. She uses the calming points in the animals head to begin with. The dogs actually learn to appreciate the treatment. It stimulates the immune system and herbal treatments also help along with regulating food. Acupuncture works to help pregnancy, lower fevers, etc. There are dry needles, aqua puncture that makes it last longer, and electric stimulator for groups, hemo acupuncture which reinjects blood, and Moxa which can do things like warm an outside animal in the winter. She explained the use of the different points and understanding how they work together. Geriatric work especially for animals who can no longer tolerate western medicine is her part. She is trained in regular veterinary practices and works well with the local offices. Sara said that horses respond best to the treatment. Many difficult conditions can be improved including behavior problems with all animals. Jeff Fitch asked about the maintenance and help for hunting dogs She loves what she is doing now.. “Making an individual plan for each animal that works for the animal and the family is my most important goal” was her concluding remark. For more information, check out the “Her Voice” article. Photos courtesy of Her Voice and the Brainerd Dispatch.

Board Report
Vision and Hearing Screening new dates (Times will follow) : BHS 9th Grade Tuesday, Sept. 24th, 10 volunteers; Forestview 5th grade Tuesday Oct. 29th, 12 volunteers; Forestview 7th grade Wednesdy, Oct 30th 12 volunteers. Officially sign ups for the 24th are going around Nikki Lyter needs someone to help her with this –Co Chair anyone?

Kids Against Hunger is providing 86,000 meals to the hurricane stricken Bahamas. Help packing the meals is needed at their facility in Nisswa 24489 Hazelwood Drive. Friday September 13th has three shifts from 4-8:30. Sunday has four shifts from 10-4. Call (218) 961-0055 to sign up. Fishing Against Hunger is raffling off an Ice Castle. It is 2020 6 /2 feet by 12 feet and only 1,000 tickets will be sold. See Lori for tickets.

Mary Marana thanked everyone for the flags and the inspiration they are to many who see them and know that someone has cared en ought to thank those who sacrifice for their country. “It is so wonderful that Sertoma does this!”

September 17th Ditch PICK reminder–Schroeder’s at 4:30 If you signed up show up–Big Bob has a surprise meal planned.

Pipe and Drape has two events: Forestview Auditorium Alzheimer’s Walk Set UP 5:30 p.m. Take down Sept 28th 1 p.m. Forest View Ageless Exp Cafetorium Set up Sept 20th 3:30 p.m. Take Down Sept 21 3:30 p.m. Sign up sheets are at Sertoma or call Nick Haglin. He is filling in and still looking for a chair!

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
Blue Ticket Winner
Karla Nelson
Pot-O-Gold Winner
Would have been Jim Mayne
Members – 34Guests – 1
Guests:  Dr. Sara Hooge from Lakeland Veterinary
* 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.
Sept 18 Ted Anderson, Amber Babineau, Carolyn Bare
Sept 25 DeAnn Barry, Chuck Bartels, Art Becker
Oct 2 JD Berns, Rick Besmehn, Mike Boen
Oct 9 Dale Bolt, Chuck Brenny, Joe Brenny
Oct 15 Dave Burggraff, Beth Burnard, Reed Campbell
Oct 22 Ryan Carey, Lowell Carlson, Rachel Carpenter
Oct 29 Dave Clause, Chuck Cogger, Todd Dahl
Nov 6Mike Demuth, Kevin Donnay, Allison Drusch
Nov 13 Dwan Eckstrom, Bob Ehrich, Scott Fisher
Nov 20 Jeff Fitch, Les Franz, Kelsey Franzen
Nov 27 Veronica Franzen, Tyler Glynn, Kevin Goedker
Sertoman of the Day
Of Note

Steve Mau chose to make a Sertoma flag picture his cover photo to honor the memory of those lost in the 9/1/1 tragedy. Mary Marana got up and gave a short speech in Sertoma today thanking everyone who had ever put up these flags and reminding us of the huge number of people who have been impacted in some way by the Sertoma flags. It is one of our most special projects to raise money to give back to the community but it gives back in so many ways to so many individuals who know that the Brainerd community honors their service. Thank you flag crews over the years and business sponsors

The Brainerd Lakes Chamber and Cub Foods are presenting the second Lakes Proud Small Business of the Year Award to Brainerd General Rental for personifying the spirit of “entrepreneurship, pride and success.”

Welcome new member Joe Enge from Edina Realty

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

  • Some long lost bodies showed up today-hugs to Karla and Jeff F
  • Jeff knew our speaker well!!
  • It took an army to try and make the new projector work again–we need to have all the adapters on hand . The Boy Scout actually came to the rescue. Thanks for going home for the part Ken.
  • Mr. B from Back to Exact thanked the newsletter lady for her creativity today. Your welcome!!
  • Our guest speaker was not intimidated by Rayburn, or the Dog pound– she had to deal with Farmers in her previous existence. She also is from Atlantic City Iowa where Kathy Williams first husband Denny was born and raised. Of course he was a chiropractor and he did acupuncture with animals also.
  • According to Nick the Pound fell into dead grieving silence when someone else won.
  • Gary L left early (to go to church?)
  • Jaime was late–he refused to pray but he introduced himself as being from some church.
  • Rhonda got fined for being a chocoholic. Jeff F and JD we recycled sergeants today
  • Three Bob’s got introduced together and had to pay $2
  • Beth got fined for looking like a Viking fan.
  • Jeff tried to fine everyone who had not touched a Sertoma Flag but they were very shy.
  • Good deeds get punished Toole fetching tools cost him a buck.
  • Letting Gary out early got the whole Pound fined.
  • Our second re-run sergeant was JD
  • Nikki got fined for criticizing Nick for not being presidential.
  • Kevin S got fined for acting like a sargent, Pam got fined for acting like introducing the speaker was a chore.
  • John R got fined for making fun of skinny people like JD.
  • DNR officers and former sheriffs had to pay because Mary mentioned them in her speech.
  • The Pres paid $2 for the great flag day and Mary’s speech.
  • Thanks Jeff F for paying the newsletter ladies happy fine-fence down horses in.
  • Bob N wanted to buy some MOXA for personal use and got a laugh. She did say it smelled like marijuana.
  • Karla told her groaner “What’s orange and black and has 26 fins ? A school bus from Sebeka! (Finns)
International News
Sertoma’s Hearing Health Collaboration for Kids!
Our partnership with Hearing Charities of America has allowed us to take part in a creative initiative to educate children about hearing loss.
Emily’s story is inspiring. As her loved ones lose their hearing, her desire to help them grows, and she becomes an audiologist to give back.All of the proceeds help provide hearing aids to those who cannot afford them. Do you want to purchase your copy or read more?
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How can your club use this story?
• Spread awareness! Donate a copy to a school, library or healthcare office.
• Does your club promote SAFEEars!®? When speaking to children about hearing protection, start by reading this book as an introduction.
• Read this book to your children or grandchildren and start a bigger conversation about hearing loss, how to prevent it and how to help others.


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