|YE OFFICIAL SERTOMA NEWSLETTER|
January 16, 2019
|Brainerd Area Sertoma Club|
January 15, 2019
Meeting was called to order by Board Chair Karen Munsterteiger at 7:47 am.
Meeting was adjourned at 8:25 am.
|Sertoma is taking down on January 17th Thursday and can use all the help they can. It starts at Noon.|
Sai Gau Scholarship due January 31st–money for Sertoma relatives to attend college see website for details.
New Member Orientation January 30th at the Roundhouse–details will be available later but all new members need to attend orientation especially to get ready to earn their GEM Award. Probable time is 5:30.
Beth Burnard has Ice Fishing Raffle tickets for sale.
Winter Wonderland Wrap Up Party February 1st, 2019 @ Chef Mike’s 5:30-7:30 p.m. No charge for members, $10 for guests. Children are welcome.
President Jensen introduced her gift giveaway for bringing in a new members. She is also looking for businesses to contribute gifts. December winner of the bring a guest contest was Mary Marana. Thanks to our new member Jodie who arranged for the Grand Casino package. Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures provided the Big Sandy Lodge Overnight and Food combo for the contest.
|Pipe and Drape Schedule|
New P &D Schedule
|Blue Ticket Winner|
|* 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.
| Jan 23rd Keith Wieser, Kathy Williams, Carol Winegar|
Feb 6th Ted Anderson, Amber Babineau, Carolyn Bare
Feb 13th DeAnn Barry, Chuck Bartels, JD Berns
Feb 20th Rick Besmehn, Mike Boen, Serena Bowman
Feb 27th Chuck Brenny, Joe Brenny, Dave Burggraff
|Sertoman of the Day|
Today was the second edition of the newly revived Sertoman of the Day which will now include both new members and those who have been around for a while. It is appropriate that the only picture that could be found of today’s SOD also includes Karen Munsterteiger and Greg Straka at the Mariucci Fiesta. Sertoma would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge all the hard work both of these individuals have put in on the Mariucci Fiesta during their co chair days. Both are stepping down this year and will be sorely missed. Bryan Barrer might be looked upon as a quiet unassuming but faithful member of Sertoma. Alas all of our delusions were shattered with his bombshell ending to his “story”. Thanks for being brave enough to share Bryan–great speech.
Bryan was born in California , lived most of his early life in Nicollet Minnesota, and attended Mankato State. He has been married to wife Paula for about 40 years. He has three children and 4 grandchildren (they are 4,3,2,and 1). He and his wife are working on their retirement cabin which will someday be their permanent home. . Retirement “” him but has earned him a new nickname. Going from a well dressed business executive to “Scruffy Bear” definitely shows him enjoying life. Reed Campbell was his sponsor around 1996 and he also considers him to be his mentor. Both were working at Bremer Bank at the time. He has been involved in Pipe and Drape, Flags, Winter Wonderland and Vision and Hearing Screening. He decided to turn his most embarrassing moment into his “most stupid moment” Picture 18 year old Bryan and his cohorts celebrating the fact that they now qualified to drink because the age was just lowered to 18. Boys will be boys and they all threw some money on the table to dare someone to join the streaking craze. Of course he admitted it was him streaking down the street in Nicollet to make $15 in his tennis shoes . His buddies locked him out of the car and he had to crawl into the window and he didn’t even get all of the $15. What a wonderful surprise ending to his story and certainly reveals a side of him not known to Sertoma. Great presentation Bryan!!
We had a new member in attendance today for the second time. Welcome Mike Demuth from Deerwood Bank. Our other new member is Russ Hale from Blackridge Bank.
Everyone Deserves to Be On the Dance Floor!For people with hearing loss, the most exciting nights of their lives can be spent on the sidelines. Everyone belongs on the dance floor. Everyone wants to feel included and hear the music. Everyone deserves to have a memory of their favorite song, and who they were dancing with the night it played. Too often, people with hearing loss avoid the isolation that comes with not being able to hear the D.J.Why? Many families simply can’t afford the expense of hearing aids, so kids miss out on winter dances and more. The isolation keeps them from feeling like they fit in.Remember what it’s like to be young? Help give someone else an unforgettable night!
$100 repairs one hearing aid
|Notes from your President Veronica Jensen|
|Our president is sharing wisdom each week to encourage our members to be positive ambassadors for our great club.|
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
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
Pipe and Drape
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Ted Anderson 218-831-1372 or email@example.com
Scott Fisher 218-821-5557
Dwan Eckstrom 218-639-0154
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