January 15, 2020

Sertoma Sharing Tree

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Today Sertoma member Jim Mayne from Deerwood Technologies was invited to share his extensive knowledge about cyber security with the group. CYBER CRIME TARGETS ARE SHIFTING Credit card data, client medical or financial records, vendor contracts, intellectual property or other sensitive information your SMALL business data is worth BIG money. DATA BREACHES AND RANSOMWARE CAN SIGNIFICANTLY AFFECT A COMPANY’S BRAND AND IMAGE . During the first half of 2019, approximately 3,800 data breaches occurred, representing a 54% increase over 2018. Media reports on the most high-profile breaches have instilled a general impression among consumers that is consistent with the facts: in the public’s view, businesses are responsible for the scope and magnitude of data breaches.
While the increase in cyberattacks during 2019 creates a noxious brew for companies that don’t take the essential precautions, there’s an additional ingredient to consider. Awareness and concern among consumers translate into buying habits. In Minnesota as well as across the U.S., 83% of consumers state they will stop spending money with any business after they learn it has suffered a data breach. Despite the continued growth in varieties of threats, most breaches are realized through the weakest link in the security chain in the form of phishing emails and social engineering emails.

He began with his chamber presentation on managing risk and the Sertoma folks involved. Organized crime is focusing on cybercrime nowadays as well as terrorists from nation states. Cyber Crime kits are available on the dark web. Alison got him started on developing a program directed at Seniors. His best recommendation was to avoid the use of a smart phone. Definitely back up your phone and computer. Storing your credit card anywhere is dangerous. You must understand the risks. 25% of individual consumers who have suffered a significant breech have extreme difficulty coming back from the incident. Risk overview: physical risk (location, building, facilities), human risk, (embezzelment, illness injury theft)technologic risk, and strategic risk are the main areas of concern for both individuals and businesses alike.

Offsite redundancy is a protection against ransomewear. Backing things up on a separate source.

Many Sertoma members have gotten scamming email hijacking requests from thieves requesting gift cards through access to the emails of the officers.

Some of the newer phishing schemes include vishing (voice mail) to legitimatize. Do not fall for something simply because the scammers have used both to contact you.

NIST has a very good plan that you can check.

Bottom line “You can manage risk and stay functional in your life and business.” He recommended the national resources Make a plan!!

Board Report
We are currently caught up with Board Reports. They will continue to be presented the following month. You can view the three since August in PDFs.
September 2019
October 2019
November 2019
Tunnel Lights will not be taken down tomorrow due to weather.

Reed Campbell is looking for helpers for Flags for the Ice Fishing Tournament.

New Members and sponsors February 10th at 5:30 p.m. NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION at Chef Mike’s. These people need to get to work on their rookie party!!

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
Pot-O-Gold Winner
JOE EDEN (Karen tried to steal it for the golf tournament!!)
Members – 31Guests – 2
Guests:  Clem Schee and Moe Jannssen new All State agents and potential new members
* 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.

Jan 22nd  Rusty Lamar, Christina Landree, Darren Larson

Jan 29th  Mike Larson, Brian Lehman, Gary Loge

Feb 5th  Nikki Lyter, Mary Marana, Rhonda Mareck

Feb 12th  Steve Mau, Jim Mayne, Jackie McCall,

February 19th  Gregg Meierhoffer, Jedediah Moore, Ron Morris,

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

March 4th Jeff Olson, James Owens, Becky Pakarinen


Sertoman of the Day
Of Note
Thank you from Bridges of Hope, Brainerd Ski Loons, Brainerd High School Hockey team, and North Central Food Bank

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

  • Dip sticks and something wads was the Dog Pound’s reaction to the search for last week’s blue ticket winnings. Smiley and Kevin were not able to pin down what actually happened to it.
  • The newsletter lady won the Art Becker early bird award for the second week in a row. Poor Gary and her sat in the Dog Pound and ate soup together when he got there. She is looking for a group to support her, she thinks she is addicted to Chef Mike’s soup. Two weeks in a row!!
  • Jeff O got into huge trouble by claiming he was the only guy at the table who couldn’t snowbird because he had to work. Speaking of Snowbirds, the newsletter editor WANTED to use the funky picture of Smiley and his snowplow again so she decided to make a Snowbird meme. Apologies to anyone she left out or included that shouldn’t be there.
  • Lowell got accused of “getting lucky” when he wandered in–very vehement denial.
  • Reed C was caught admiring Jed’s spiffy hair style–wishing he had a third of that bush on top!!
  • SERGEANT JEFF started picking on Pam for not knowing what date it was.
  • Reed had to pay for losing his badge and having Jeff return it.
  • Karen G and Rayburn had to pay for Brenny thanking God for the snow in the prayer.
  • Kevin knew how long the Ice Fishing had been running. 43
  • Jeff fined one of the “new” agents who were exempt but allowed him to pass the fine onto Lowell(chosen by Chuck BR of course)
  • We learned that the Women’s Center has been around 42 years.
  • Another one we learned about was Kinship. Gary L wanted to call Dawn (Jeff’s wife0 to find out 32 years.
    Bob Nibbee knew 48 years for the Arb because he knew that was when the landfill closed.
  • Habitat for humanity has been around 29 years and Nick was close.
  • Happy fines: John Rayboin paid a happy fine because All State has donated the most money to his firm. Jamie’s purse gathered up $2600 at their fundraiser according to Beth. Jim Grant is proud of his grandsons cross country skiing.
  • Groaner humor for Karla!!
    Q: What do you say when you lose a wii game?
    A: I want a wii-match!
    Q: What never asks questions but receives a lot of answers?
    A: The Telephone.
    Q: How do you make an Octupus laugh?
    A: With ten-tickles
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