|YE OFFICIAL SERTOMA NEWSLETTER|
July 11, 2018
Nathan Lundbohn and Cindy Moore were the speakers today and they informed Sertomans about The Shop in Brainerd which is defined as “Youth Defined Space.” It is a non profit committed to providing community support to all teenagers and young adults as they transition into independence and adulthood. Their goal is providing a safe place where youthful energy is harnessed into creativity, they can build lasting relationships and easily establish personal connections. Nathan is theon site manager who mentors many of the activities. Cindy’s love her work came out as she explained that the clients treat the place as home. Social and emotional learning goes on every day–Nate’s job is to identify these situations and help the kids work through them. The other important event is the fact that they are given food. “Teenagers are very very hungry and it affects their personalities”, according to Cindy. It is a definite draw for many of the kids who come from broken homes.The Shop accepts food donations from many sources. Their computer and bicycle programs work to teach children to refurbish. One of the biggest and most successful programs is service to the community that is required if you wish to be part of The Shop. Several of their kids are homeless and this is a very vital service for them. Establishing a family relationship at the Shop has made a difference in their lives. “It is an chance for the kids to be considered assets to the community” Cindy remarked. The recognition that something happened to these kids sometimes takes a while to work out. Nate explained that he was an at-risk student and finding this job was perfect for him. Setting people on the road to changing their lives was what he wanted to do. He shared a few interesting success stories. They accept public and private donations including in-kind. Hunt Technologies owns the building a works with them. Fix it people are welcome. Carpenters could repair and mentor at the same time would be welcome to help them deal with some building maintenance issues. Nate had a great list of fun things like nerf guns that would always be welcome. The Shop has about 10,000 use visits a year (20-40 per day). They work with LSS to help the homeless. Nate encourages the kids to check with referral services that will help them with their problems. They are open Wednesday through Sunday at 3-9 for people who want to donate and drop off food and garden produce.
In 2013, a report issued by the Minneapolis based Youthprise organization states that “32% of K-12 children are responsible for taking care of themselves after school and only 12% participate in after school programs.” Focused “Out of School Time” Activities play a crucial part in supporting youth and in particular work to “level the playing field” for youth considered “disadvantaged.” On average, students spend 2,000 hours a year outside of school, and they need places to go where they feel welcome and comfortable. At the same time, our most vulnerable youth find themselves disconnected from our local communities and under appreciated.
TheShop is here to provide a place for our youth where they can grow to be positive, productive, and engaged citizens in the Brainerd Lakes Area. The Shop is also here to close the “opportunity gap” for youth who have yet to find a place to participate in constructive activities, inspiring recreation, and transformative programs.
With your help and support TheShop will remain a youth defined space dedicated to youth in our community
|Mary invited everyone to the Crisis Line anniversary celebration–see the event announcement for details. Prairie Bay Friday 2 p.m.|
Tito’ s Tasting August 16th coming up to benefit Camp and the Fat Guys. Gary Walters is also sponsoring a scotch tasting party to raise money for the Regional.
Committee for Regional is planning a prime rib dinner– 15 COUPLES 5 Already taken. Gary Loge will be cooking. The cost will be $150 per couple. See Diane Rook Johnson for early reservations. Date is set for Sept 6th and half the seats are taken. Tickets will be sold outside the club soon. Prime rib, at Gary’s house.
October 4th-6th at Arrowwood is the Regional Convention. Attend a board meeting rookies for your GEM Award
50 50 Drawing winner this week Jonathan Howard
|Pipe and Drape Schedule|
New P &D Schedule
|Blue Ticket Winner|
|Art for the Pound|
|Would have been Nick Haglin (that was an expensive fire call)|
|Guests: Cindy Moore and Nate Lindbohn from The Shop and Camp Sertoma visitors Theresa Capischke from Sertoma of Greater Mankatorand Thomas Zimmerman from the Columbus Nebraska club|
|* 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.
|July 18th Chuck Brenny, Joe Brenny, Dave Burggraff|
July 25th Beth Burnard, Reed Campbell, Ryan Carey
Aug 1st Lowell Carlson, Rachel Carpenter, Bob Carter
Aug 8th Tony Klaers, Dave Clausen, Chuck Cogger
Aug 15th Todd Dahl, Kevin Donnay, Allison Drusch
Aug 22nd Dwan Eckstrom, Bob Ehrich, Scott Fisher
Aug 29th Jeff Fitch, Les Franz,Tyler Glynn
|Sertoman of the Day|
|Milo Johnson has been struggling with some serious heart health issues. Kathy Williams was kind enough to send me this address for those of you who would like to send him a get well card. Milo Johnson, PO Box 2, Gully, Minnesota 56466|
|Be sure to vote in the Brainerd Dispatch Best of the Lakes Contest for our Brainerd Sertoma businesses. So far–best greenhouse Boys and Berries, best law firm Raboin and Associates, best customer service Greenheck Glass, best bank MMCU, best breakfast-Baxter Cafe, Best Chiro-Sazama Family,Best Eye- Midwest Family,Best Non Profit-Confidence, Best Heating-SCR and Thelen, Best Plumbing-SCR, Best Medical-Essentia, Best Cust Service-Brainerd Dispatch, Best Auto-Mills Honda, Best home construction-NorSon.(If any are missed please email newletter account). You have to register .|
|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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