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September 19, 2018

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Regional Convention Promotion highlights

GEM award for rookies.

October 4th Thursday it begins at Arrowwood in Baxter. Golf registration required.

Register and attend as much as you can.

Volunteer positions include registration, ticket taker, information table, hospitality room, etc
All members should attend the Friday noon lunch at Arrowwood instead of Wednesday. If you weren’t there today-let Lori Rubin know to add you to the lunch count.

Everyone is invited to the dance at Arrowwood including past, present and future Sertomans for $10 at 8 p.m. Invite people who might join or former members!! The band plays all kinds of music and is a great dance group!!

Fundraising has raised $7,000 to sponsor 28 paid registrations –sign up with Karen Munsterteiger.

Schedule starts with Thursday evening, bonfire, tent, DJ, Beer Tasting. Friday is the training and meeting schedule. The biggest informational sessions center around the new structure of Sertoma Interntional. Friday night dance, bonfire etc. Saturday is break out sessions, the dinner and the surprise appearance by the Swingin Sertomans celebrating their 30 year origin at the regional convention.

“We need to be an example–please attend if you can.”


Board Report
Board Report – September 18th, 2019
Meeting was called to order by COB – Karen Munsterteiger
Veronica was honored and given well wishes on her recent marriage as she was honeymooning!
Committee Reports
Membership – no report
Sponsorship – Meeting after this week’s meeting.
Winter Wonderland – The committee is meeting on Friday. They are busy working on Sponsorship renewals.
Programs – no report
Social – Fall Ditch pick needs to be scheduled.
The website was updated with the change of command and new board members.
Regional Convention – Lengthy discussion on this topic which is part of Wednesday’s presentation to our club.
Karen will be holding a Board of Directors Orientation soon.
Board voted to approve a purchase not to exceed $1,000 for a machine for the Pequot Lakes School district for hearing and doing the vision and hearing screenings in their schools.
Congratulations to our president who is now Veronica Franzen.

Diane Rook Johnson thanked everyone for participating in the 50-50 drawing. Next week is an auction for a Carpals game donated by

October 4th is the Regional Golf for the convention. Grand View-good value! Hole sponsors wanted-individuals and businesses. Contact Jim Mayne or check the website for more details. Sign up to play!!!

Thursday September 27th family open house to expose people to the Camp who have never been there. Times are from 4-6 p.m. with many family friendly activities. Bring your family members who have never seen this great facility. Sponsored by Gull Lake Glass and the Nathan Tuomi family.
help 10 a.m. Saturday morning to drill flags due to road construction.

September 24th Art Walk–see event flyer for details.

2018 Vision and Screening will be done in October according to Chairman Nikki. We have added Pequot. She NEEDS a co-chair. Tuesday first event September 25th Morning Shift 8-12, Afternoon t12-3 p.m. South Campus
Schedule so far:
Vision & Hearing Volunteers Needed!
Please contact Nikki Lyter if you are able to help either with a morning shift, an afternoon shift or BOTH!

***Times are approximate based on each schools lunch schedule, I will send out final times as soon as I have them ***

Tuesday, September 25th
BHS South Campus – 9th Grade
Morning Shift: 8am – Noon
Afternoon Shift: Noon – 3pm

Wednesday, October 10th
Pequot Lakes Middle & High School
Morning Shift: 8am – Noon
Afternoon Shift: Noon – 3pm

Thursday, October 11th
Pequot Lakes Eagle View Elementary School
Morning Shift: 8am – Noon

Tuesday, October 23rd
Forestview Middle School – 7th Grade
Morning Shift: 8am – Noon
Afternoon Shift: Noon – 3pm

Wednesday, October 24th
Forestview Middle School – 5th Grade
Morning Shift: 8am – Noon
Afternoon Shift: Noon – 3pm

Live music, tents, campfires, hospitality room and suggestions for helping make this a success. Four ways to attend : register to attend for everything, volunteer, everyone is invited to lunch on Friday at Noon with a presentation on the Bonnie Cumberland Project-you must commit, Friday night live music–cost is $10 if you are not registered. Past members are invited. You have to register on the website. October 4th-6th at Arrowwood lodge. Check your email for complete details.

President Jensen introduced her gift giveaway for bringing in a new members. She is also looking for businesses to contribute gifts.

Regional Raffle Winner: Darren Larson

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
Ceiling Dates
Blue Ticket Winner
Teresa Hettver
Pot-O-Gold Winner
Bruce Heilman
Members – 49Guests – 1
Guests:Jodi Hyatt, Finance Director Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures
* 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.
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.
Sept 26th Bruce Heilman,Teresa Hettver, Anita Hollenhorst
Oct 10 Jonathan Howard, Chuck Isackson, Brian Kirkpatrick
Oct 17th Tony Klaers, Brad Kohost, Gary Kratzke
Oct 24th Ken Lacy, Christina Landree, Darren Larson
Oct 31 Bryan Lehman, Gary Loge, Nikki Lyter
Nov 7 Mary Marana,Rhonda Mareck, Steve Mau
Sertoman of the Day


Of Note

Happy birthday John Raboin.

Congratulations to President Veronica Franzen on her recent nuptials. Pictures to follow next week.

Our sympathy goes out to Ken Toole and his family. His father passed away last week.

Thank you’s from: Confidence Learning, Brainerd Community Action, Jaycees, Brainerd Public Library and Hallett Library, Julie Engleman as Service to Mankind winner, Mark Munson School of Rock, Fun Books for Kids, READ, Crisis Line, Kinship, Mariucci thanks, and an International thank you.

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

  • The newsletter lady was very very late today.
  • Busy noisy crowd. The fining table by table, an excellent presentation of the fine art of attending the Regional Convention (free) thanks to the fund raising efforts of the committee, a few minor little confusions (new brides are allowed to be a bit distracted) and a certain short guy’s birthday contributed to the general aura of merriment over meeting.
  • Good job BBQ guy greeting by yourself.
  • Happy birthday to the little man who has his application to the Dog Pound in hand.
  • Alison claimed Lester put her badge in the bucket since Bob N was fining people for not wearing one. Mr. Nibbe’s policy of getting a big bang for his buck got everyone else who forgot to put theirs on. Sergeant Luke got Bryan for handing in four sheets of volunteer hours (a year’s worth?). Then he went table to table and let the group decide on who was next on his list. Goose did his guest hand me down fine for Ryan. Table fine from the Raboin Consortium went to Chuck Brenny. The Baxter Cafe group fined the guy with 14 Sundays left. Chuck got fined again for not recognizing Teresa’s guest as a former client. The Dog Pound fined Jamie for figuring out how to register on line. Steve Mau got fined for going hunting. The back table fined Alison for not letting them rip off her badge, Jodi the guest got a pen from another insurance agent.


International News
Hearing loss affects people differently, and unless you experience it day to day, you may not even realize how much of an impact it can have in every aspect of your life.Our recipients shared their personal testimonies of how hearing loss changed their lives in four critical ways. Here’s what they had to say!
Safety“Hearing aids will help me with when I’m walking. It will allow me to hear cars coming. I was hit by a car last year because they didn’t see me, and I didn’t hear them coming. I was hurt pretty badly, and I don’t want it to happen again.” – Michael.Exhaustion
“Often times, I found myself saying “what” several times. I would feel bad and smile, or pretend I knew what they were saying. I would often feel drained and exhausted by the end of the day. My first audiologist pointed out that it was likely due to exerting so much energy trying to listen and understand.” – JamesFamily
“I have a wife of 36 years, three boys and a daughter that I love dearly. I love having my family around, but since my hearing has gotten so bad. I don’t participate in conversations as much, because I don’t understand a lot of what they say.” – CliffordMusic
“I used to play piano, but I have had strokes and seizures, so I am learning all over again. But without hearing good, it’s hard to hear the piano.” – Mary
Can you relate? Can you imagine not hearing your loved ones laugh? Or feeling fatigued from trying to have a simple conversation? Millions of people experience these struggles daily, but they don’t have to.


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.

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

Teresa Hettver

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