|YE OFFICIAL SERTOMA NEWSLETTER|
September 11, 2019
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.
|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!
|Pipe and Drape Schedule|
New P &D Schedule
|Blue Ticket Winner|
|Would have been Jim Mayne|
|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.|
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|
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
|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.|
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