|YE OFFICIAL SERTOMA NEWSLETTER|
October 18, 2017
Chef Mike Scofield, who bills himself as a personal chef and is our new Connie, was our speaker today. He is originally from Wisconsin and spent 30 years at Madden’s as a banquet chef. It has been his dream to run a catering business. He did an interim stint with providing food for a hockey camp. He is married to a local girl and has five children. Mike is excited about his new business and very willing to work with everyone in Sertoma. He had a pretty good oops at a friend’s house for his most embarrassing moment.
|The meeting was called to order at 7:46 on Oct 17, 2017, at The Brainerd Area Chamber by Karen Munsterteiger|
President’s Report – Karen stated the club is doing well. As part of membership growth efforts a contest will be conducted in November to promote new member invitations.
Nick Thielen will be scheduling a new member orientation soon for the two new members.
The Sponsorship Committee is looking for direction regarding individual hearing aid/cochlear implant requests. A current request is for $3,000 for hearing aids, which is half of the annual sponsorship budget. This committee also has a $500 maximum per request without board approval.
The request for funds was denied and the Sponsorship Committee will be directed to send a list of resources to the person requesting the funds.
A subcommittee will be created to set criteria/protocol for sponsorship requests and the Sertoma Cares funds of $3,000.
Pipe and Drape
Discussion was held regarding WWL committee and Flags committee getting together to organize the space.
Nick has scheduled a Social/Happy Hour at Roundhouse for November 30. The event is self-pay and may be a great way to recruit members from the public for our club.
There was an issue with the projector last week. Ken will be checking to see what the issue is.
Marketing/Publicity and Awards – no news to report
Hearing Health – Veronica reported that screening dates have been set and that Nikki is doing a great job.
Chuck discussed the proposed increase in dues being made by International that was brought up in Sioux City. They are proposing a 20% increase to individual dues and a 100% increase in Club dues. A vote will be done in April that will be in an online format. Chuck feels the club needs to be proactive if we want to be heard.
Discussion/feedback was given regarding the training offered.
Regional Convention Committee will be meeting soon. Feedback from convention attendees will be beneficial to make sure our Be Seen in 18 Convention is one of the best.
Bonnie Cumberland Memorial Fund – Karen, Jaime and John Raboin met last Friday and it appears we are at an impasse with the BPSF. The Board discussed and a motion was made to have the Bonnie Cumberland Committee meet to discuss where the Board should now direct the funds.
|Storage Unit Cleanup at Lake Region Storage on Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017 from 4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.. Anyone who wishes to help Chuck Cogger with this task can simply show up. Some members with historical knowledge of the items would help!! Thanks.|
Women of Today are selling Butter Braids–see Beth Burnard. From last year’s sale they were able to donate $1,00.00 back into the Brainerd Lakes Area community. Your purchase of Butter Braids makes these local donations possible, so your support is greatly appreciated! See business notes. And who doesn’t enjoy a delicious, warm-from-the-oven Butter Braid?? Perfect for your holiday company, or a special treat for yourself! So easy, so elegant, SO DELICIOUS!
November 30th Round House Brewery social event– Nick Thielen is working on a get together that will involve a cash bar, socializing and appetizers.
Curling Event–you are invited to the opener event including refreshments and lessons on Saturday. Community Curling Night set for Saturday, Oct. 21st. The community is welcome to the Brainerd Lakes Curling Club to learn about this amazing sport and try your hand at curling. The free event is from 6-9 p.m. More details on their website.
Saving Hearts Crisis Line Fund Raiser Saturday October 28th 5K and 1 Miler Run/Walk for Suicide Prevention starting at 9 a.m. with registration, event at 10 Cuyuna Range Elementary School in Crosby MN. See flyer for details.
Haunted Trail is scheduled for Oct 20, and 21 . Vicki needs volunteers for parking and apple cider. See flyer for details.
VISION AND HEARING SCREENING SCHEDULE: See your email to sign up online!!
Tuesday October 24th
Wednesday October 25th and Thursday the 26th
Wednesday November 1st
Thursday November 2nd
Just a note–the officer team invites everyone but especially the new members to attend a Board Meeting.(Required for your GEM Award) The Board Meeting is the third Tuesday of the month at the Chamber of Commerce – Riverwood Bank Board room. (by Ace Hardware)
|Pipe and Drape Schedule|
New P &D Schedule
|Blue Ticket Winner|
|Would have been Carol Winegar|
|Guests: Bob Hannahs , the barbecue guy from Big Bob’s Barbecue and Dale Bolt’s guest|
|* 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.
|Sertoman of the Day|
|WELCOME new member Chris Pautkze from Dondelingers|
|Notes from your President Karen Munsterteiger|
|Our president is sharing wisdom each week to encourage our members to be positive ambassadors for our great club.|
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