Gateway Sertoma Club celebrates 60th year at open house.

The Gateway Sertoma Club celebrated its 60th anniversary with an Open House held at Firespring in Lincoln, Nebraska on Sunday, December 5th from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Approximately 50 persons attended including many past presidents of the club.  Several members were asked to speak about their time with the club including Merlyn Minderman, the first president and charter member of the club when it was established in 1961. Another charter member, Don Leising, also spoke.  

During its 60 years of SERvice TO MAnkind (i.e., Sertoma), the Gateway Sertoma Club has raised over $2,000,000 to support a variety of local, regional, and national organizations or causes.  These include scholarships for students majoring in special education, speech-language pathology, or audiology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; the Nebraska Sertoma Hearing Aid Bank; HearU Nebraska; Meals on Wheels; Nebraska Stroke Association, People’s City Mission; Food Bank of Lincoln; Matt Talbot; Center for People in Need; and the Salvation Army of Lincoln.  To learn more about Gateway Sertoma go to or contact us at or call Jim Krysl at 402-730-8755.  

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