|YE OFFICIAL SERTOMA NEWSLETTER|
March 21, 2018
|The meeting was called to order with 9 members present and 4 absent.|
Dates from the President to remember: May 16th Sertoman of the Year, May 23rd Annual Meeting and Elections, May 30th Rookie of the Year, and June 6th Service to Mankind.
Ken Toole created a protocal which is under consideration to ensure that officials do not use their speaking privileges to convey strictly political information. The protocol was adopted unanimously. Guidelines are available for those interested–see Ken Toole.
Because of a very successful year at Winter Wonderland each of the non profits received an additional 15% ($800). It was approved to give $9,000 to the Bonnie Cumberland fund and $9,000 to the Mid Minnesota Women’s Center.
Pipe and Drape includes the MMBA show March 23-25th, the Arrowwood Lodge March 27, and three setups for April at this time.
Cleaning the storage area and getting a co captain for one route were the flag topics discussed.
The Rookies have a venue and entertainment set for their party.
Jim Grant installed the new microphone and it is working very well.
Thank you to all who worked on the Bonnie Cumberland Memorial Fund. The agreement has been signed with BPSF.
There are some new fun and exciting fund raising ideas being worked on by the Convention Fund Raising Committee. Convention Meetings are being held.
|Ted thanked the Aitkin take down people. Builders show will be set up today. THANK YOU CONFIDENCE LEARNING CENTER STAFF FOR JUST SHOWING UP TO HELP. IT IS MUCH APPRECIATED!! Sunday at 4 p.m. is takedown and only 4 people have signed up.Please let Ted know you will be there-218 831-1372 March 27th 8 o’clock set up at Arrow & wood and take down Tuesday at 6 p.m..|
Beth showed the group a polo shirt and/or a windshirt. People need to preorder in order for the plan to go forward. Price is around $30 for the polo shirt and $35. Watch for an email.
Fundraising committee report from Diane Rook Johnson. They are establishing a pot of $5 per time. Half will be given back to the winner and the rest will go toward convention expenses. This will happen every week until convention. Les Franz won the first pot.
May 7th Good Sam Bowl, Brian Lehman is looking for participants, let him know!!
Rookies need to get busy on their party, attend a board meeting for your GEM Award.
October 4th-6th at Arrowwood is the Regional Convention. Attend a board meeting rookies for your GEM Award.
|Pipe and Drape Schedule|
New P &D Schedule
|Blue Ticket Winner|
|Art Becker for the Pound|
|Would have been Allen Hall|
|Guests: Josh Gartner|
|* 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.
|March 28th Jim Mayne, Jackie McCall, Ron Morris|
April 4th , Karla Nelson, Bill Mitsch, Karen Pederson
April 11th Bob Nibbe, Jeff Olson , Jim Owens
April 18th Rebecca Pakarinen, Carole Paulson, Gerry Peterson
April 25th , John Raboin, Collin Rehbein, Diane Rook Johnson
|Sertoman of the Day|
Sheriff Todd Dahl
His discussion of his career started with his experiences on the specialty teams including the dive team and the swat team. “It takes a special person to be a spouse of a law enforcement person,” was something he wanted to say. He then went on to talk about how diving under the ice is very dangerous and claustrophobic. He had a free flow accident during an ice dive that stuck with him. His worstexperience as an officer was the shooting in the south where an officer was shot before he got to the scene and the perpetrator was killed. The thing that many people don’t realize is how hard it is to inform the family of the officer even when the injury is life threatening. The informing of the dead shooter’s family was very difficult and just as hard for him. He can remember each one of children involved in fatalities that called him out on duty. He admitted to breaking down on several occasions and explained,” People have to understand we wear a badge and we carry the authority, but we are just people and a lot of times people forget that. We have families of our own and it gets hard at times.” Todd explained there is a lot of hidden things involved in law enforcement. “It has been a joy to serve the people in Crow Wing County, to serve my friends and I do not regret any of those experiences,” was a very good summary of his career.
His most positive moment has been the recognition of the difference that technology has made,for instance in finding locations. He missed stopping to ask directions and meeting all the wonderful people (and the free food). He says getting the new officers out of their cars and meeting the people is difficult. The upgraded technology has been beneficial to the office and has is to assisting the attorney’s office in prosecuting cases, as video and audio recordings cannot lie He talked about the copy cat factor when asked about the gun factor in protecting the schools. He does support the second amendment.
When it comes to law enforcement, experience counts and many sheriff’s are retiring across the state this year. “Times have changed and I can look back at three terms as sheriff and I am very proud of my career and the excellent staff that has surrounded me.” There are 130 employees under the sheriff’s office umbrella that include deputies, jail staff and clerical workers. Dahl said another change was having the jail go from a 40-60 bed facility when he was first elected to a 280-bed jail. Todd says what he thinks because he believes that is why he was elected. He ended his speech by sharing another few funny stories. A standing ovation followed. Thank you for your service, Sheriff Todd Dahl and we are honored to have you as a Sertoman.
|Prayers continue for Erica who is done with her chemo and waiting for April 1st for a CAT scan to determine surgery.|
|We continue to feature our kids ads from the Brainerd Daily Dispatch.|
|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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