July 17
, 2019

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Sheriff Scott Goddard made his first visit to Sertoma in his new capacity today. He is pictured above at his swearing in ceremony. Goddard grew up in the Pequot Lakes/Jenkins Township area, graduating in 1988 from Pequot Lakes High School and is very proud of the fact as he explained, “Before we look forward, I always like to look back. When we decided on a venue for where we should go, we heard a number of questions and comments on why are we having this in Pequot Lakes. As the superintendent alluded to, this is my hometown. This is where I grew up and I am very proud of the fact of being a lifelong resident of Crow Wing County.”Goddard earned his law enforcement certificate in 1993 from the then-Brainerd Community College, now Central Lakes College. His first law enforcement post was as an officer with the Breezy Point Police Department and he also was a part-time officer with the Pequot Lakes Police Department. Goddard took a position with the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office, but went back to Breezy Point before returning to the sheriff’s office. Todd Dahl “our sheriff” had this to say about his colleagues, “They’re moving up in the ranks, and that’s what we really want to do within administration, we want to make them better than we ever were. I really think that we’ve all done that,” Dahl said. “We have a great staff and we have wonderful people and the community is wonderful, they get behind us, and I couldn’t be more proud.”

Sheriff Goddard came to Sertoma to talk about the new drug initiative. It will be introduced at the County Fair. The goal is to expand the awareness of the drug problem. Meth has caused a million and a half increase in cost the past year in Crow Wing County. . He could not share the new name of his education piece to contact groups, families and individuals to help with this educational push to get to a grass roots effort going in Crow Wing County. They know what they are facing and they are looking for “new” ideas to deal with this issue. It is not an arrest issue that can be handled. One idea is to establish an immediate follow up with every person who leaves law enforcement facilities after a drug arrest. Another thing they are asking for help with is to locate all the security cameras in Crow Wing County. The only thing they need to know is your address and phone number if you have a security camera. Joining Community Watch Camera is simple and you will only be contacted if necessary to locate a missing person, find a fugitive, or deal with other similar emergencies. . Thirdly Sheriff Goddard gave an update on sex trafficking. They have two people in their organization who are concentrating on this issue. “It is a reality and internet safety for children and adults is a big problem”. “Come on vacation and leave on probation” could be a slogan for dealing with the bad people vacationing in our area. Sheriff Goddard encouraged us to become a supporter of the grass roots movement when it is announced and to do what we can as an organization and an individual. to help with this serious problem that cannot be solved by more arrests. Many questions including those about the new hands-free law followed.

Board Report
Jaycees Streetfest is a week from Saturday July 27th. 10 a.m. Set Up 8 p.m. Takedown 3 or 4 people to help set up some pipe and drape. 4 VIP tickets involved. See John Raboin

July 24th meeting is at the Scouting Miller Castle. See flyer in your email or below in events–this is about the same distance from Brainerd as it is to Chef Mike’s. Ken Toole encouraged everyone to attend and bring a guest to enjoy tour, a Chef Mike picnic, and some great facts about the Scouting program.

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
Art for the Pound
Pot-O-Gold Winner
Would have been Ken Lecy
Members – 30Guests – 2
Guests: Jennifer Lee ad rep from the Brainerd Dispatch, and Sheriff Goddard
* 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.
July 24th Jeff Olson, Jim Owens, Becky Pakarinen
July 31 Karen Pederson, Gerry Peterson, John Raboin
Sertoman of the Day
Of Note

Congratulations to our third generation Sertoman, JD Berns on his promotion.

Another successful year at Camp Sertoma. Hopper would be proud of what his dream has become in 20 years.

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


Cashwise Liquors in Brainerd and Baxter continues to support Sertoma’s social events. Here is the link to their online website where you can follow their great deals and patronize a Sertoma business.

Rumor Corner

  • With most of the Dog Pond fishing in Canada the newsletter lady is going to have to improvise.
  • Both Karla and Bob showed up early to greet the rather sparse early crowd. . Karen joined to make the greeters almost outnumber the members.
  • Karen greeted the Sheriff with a hug and a comment,”Finally we have a real sergeant!”
  • Reed got fined for not seeing her strut when she was acting sheriff.
  • Karen fined Rayburn because he tried to steal the sheriff for a new member–then she talked about what a better sheriff he was (sometimes it doesn’t pay to go fishing). She was trying very hard to get him to join!!
  • Smiley got fined for chasing people down the road with a pitchfork.. or something like that.
  • Colin got fined for going to church on Monday. Karen keeps claiming he doesn’t go at all
  • Lori got a camping fine. Something about having too much fun without Karen.
  • Mary M got fined for offering a safe haven to the sergeant and then not being there when she was running from the storm.
  • Nikki L became trailer trash out by Karen on the lake.
  • Brad K got fined for showing up.
  • Kathy got fined for being cute.
  • Karla got fined for her horrible joke about the weasel in the bar.
  • Lowell got fined for drinking on his deck without Karen , she referred to pictures on FB and in the newsletter as “proof”.
  • Baby girl happy fine for Smiley as his fifth grandchild just came into the world.Happy fines from JD for his new job, Rayburn was happy because the sheriff was joining for him, Kevin S was happy he didn’t get fined.
  • The new sheriff said the old sheriff was well known for his playfullness–example when he left his office for the last time he was carrying his one leftover box and driving their big cart as a go cart. He also talked about the camaraderie that the whole staff had with Todd.
  • A newsletter lady joke (she also got fined for an excess number of pictures of her finally riding again):
    A cowboy, who just moved to Montana from Texas, walks into a bar and orders three mugs of Bud.He sits in the back of the room, drinking a sip out of each one in turn.When he finishes them, he comes back to the bar and orders three more.The bartender approaches and tells the cowboy, “You know, a mug goes flat after I draw it.It would taste better if you bought one at a time.”The cowboy replies, “Well, you see, I have two brothers.One is in Arizona , the other is in Colorado.When we all left our home in Texas, we promised that we’d drink this way tor remember the days when we drank together.So I’m drinking one beer for each of my brothers and one for myself.”The bartender admits that this is a nice custom, and leaves it there.The cowboy becomes a regular in the bar, and always drinks the same way. He orders three mugs and drinks them in turn.One day, he comes in and only orders two mugs. All the regulars take notice and fall silent.When he comes back to the bar for the second round, the bartender says, “I don’t want to intrude on your grief, but I wanted to offer my condolences on your loss.”The cowboy looks quite puzzled for a moment, then a light dawns in his eyes and he laughs.”Oh, no, everybody’s just fine,” he explains.”It’s just that my wife and I joined the Baptist Church and I had to quit drinking.”“It hasn’t affected my brothers though.”
International News
As we approach the beginning of a new fiscal year, we have a lot to be excited about!
1. On July 1, Vision 2020 will be in full effect.
2. Applications for the three new roles are available online. Apply now!
3. The News Service will have a new name and design next month.
Many new and positive changes are taking place. Interested in learning more about Sertoma’s new roles and vision?


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