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Gateway Sertoma golfers raise $76K for Tabitha Meals on Wheels

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Unico Group team members include (from left) Jeff Kuntz, Sean Krueger, Megan Hatch and Jay Lechner.

Lincoln’s Gateway Sertoma Club and Tabitha Health Care Services joined forces and welcomed golfers to play for a cause June 7 at the 17th annual golf event at Lincoln’s NuMark Golf Course. The event raised a record-breaking $76,000 to support Tabitha Meals on Wheels, which has served the Lincoln community for over 50 years.

Donations from the outing will help provide 12,000 meals, safety checks and friendly visits to 500-plus Lincoln neighbors who rely on this lifeline program to remain independent and safe in the comfort of their homes. Eighty-five percent of meal recipients say a volunteer is often the only face-to-face interaction they have in a day. And 70 percent of recipients are unable to afford the $6.25 cost of a meal. As Tabitha turns no one in need away from a nutritious meal, community contributions are instrumental in ensuring everyone is served regardless of their ability to pay.

“Our partnership with those like Gateway Sertoma is why Tabitha Meals on Wheels is able to continue to operate,” said Heath Stukenholtz, Tabitha’s chief development officer. “The success of this event is due to the hard work and overwhelming commitment local supporters have dedicated to Tabitha over the years.”

Gateway Sertoma was founded as a service club in Lincoln in 1961. The group’s mission is “service to mankind,” motivating members to volunteer service and fundraising for community programs in need. Seventeen years ago, Gateway Sertoma members combined their love of service with their love of golf by hosting this charity golf tournament to benefit Tabitha’s mission. Members turned to Tabitha to help coordinate the tournament, with proceeds benefiting first Tabitha Hospice and today Tabitha Meals on Wheels.

 

Courtesy: Lincoln Journal Star

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Playing for a purpose is the Letheby Financial Group – RBC Wealth Management foursome (from left to right): Phil Knudson, Adam Letheby, Mike Letheby and Tim Pederson.

16th Annual – Gateway Sertoma Golfs fore Tabitha Meals on Wheels

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Playing for a purpose is Tavern on the Square’s foursome (from left to right): Jon Moran, Kyle Schroeder, Justin Huus and Matt Taylor.

Lincoln’s Gateway Sertoma Club and Tabitha, Nebraska’s industry-leading Senior Care provider, joined forces and welcomed golfers to play for a cause. The 16th annual golf event experienced a record-breaking year at Lincoln’s NuMark Golf Course. Participants enjoyed a day of sunshine and golf, raising more than $60,000 to support Tabitha Meals on Wheels which has served the local Lincoln community for over 50 years.

The donations from the event will help provide meals for 500+ Lincoln neighbors who rely on this lifeline program to remain independent in the comfort of their homes. Eight-five percent of meal recipients say a volunteer is often the only face-to-face interaction they have in a day. And 70 percent of recipients are unable to afford the $6.25 cost of the meal. As Tabitha turns no one in need away from a warm meal, contributions like those from Gateway Sertoma are instrumental in ensuring everyone is served regardless of their ability to pay.

“We’re grateful for the solid partnerships from community members who have golfed with us every summer in support of Tabitha Meals on Wheels,” Tabitha Chief Development Officer Heath Stukenholtz said. “The success of this fundraiser is due to the hard work and overwhelming commitment Gateway Sertoma has dedicated to Tabitha over the past 16 years.”

Gateway Sertoma was founded as a service club in Lincoln in 1961. The group’s mission is “service to mankind” motivating members to volunteer service and fundraising for community programs in need. Sixteen years ago, the group combined their love of service with their love of golf by hosting this charity golf tournament to benefit the mission of Tabitha. Members turned to Tabitha to help coordinate the tournament with proceeds benefiting first Tabitha Hospice and today, Tabitha Meals on Wheels. To learn more about Gateway Sertoma, visit GatewaySertoma.org.

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15th annual golf tournament raises $60,000 for Tabitha Meals on Wheels

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Gateway Sertoma members Al Borchardt (at grill), assisted by Harold Klein (at left), serve up steaks as players settle in for the conclusion of the 15th annual golf event at Lincoln’s HiMark Golf Course.

Lincoln’s Gateway Sertoma Club and Tabitha joined forces June 2, welcoming golfers to play for a cause at Lincoln’s HiMark Golf Course. Proceeds from the 15th annual event brought in $60,000 to support Tabitha Meals on Wheels.

“Gateway Sertoma Club has been honored to be a part of this event in support of Tabitha and the Meals on Wheels program,” said Charlie Huff, Gateway Sertoma golf committee member. “Our members are dedicated to this fundraiser because they recognize the extraordinary impact Tabitha Meals on Wheels has in Lincoln.”

Event proceeds will help provide meals for 550-plus individuals each day through Tabitha Meals on Wheels. Seventy percent of recipients are unable to afford the $6.25 cost of the meal. As Tabitha has made a point to turn no one in need away from a warm meal, contributions like those from Gateway Sertoma are instrumental in keeping this program in operation.

“Partnerships like those with Gateway Sertoma are why Tabitha Meals on Wheels can continue to operate,” said Christie Hinrichs, Tabitha president and CEO. “We are truly blessed by the hard work, dedication and commitment this group has shown for Tabitha Meals on Wheels.”

Gateway Sertoma was founded as a service club over 50 years ago. The group’s mission is “service to mankind,” motivating members to volunteer service and fundraising for community programs in need. Fifteen years ago, group members married their love of service with their love of golf by hosting a charity golf tournament. Members turned to Tabitha to help operate the tournament with proceeds benefiting first Tabitha Hospice and later Tabitha Meals on Wheels.

Courtesy: Lincoln Journal Star Story

24th Annual Okto Beerfest Supports the Nebraska State Stroke Association

On October 7th, Gateway Sertoma Club hosted its 24th event to raise funds and awareness for the Nebraska State Stroke Association.  In 2016, Gateway Sertoma Club’s Okto Beerfest raised more than $16,000 to support the Nebraska State Stroke Association.  The funds will be used to continue stroke awareness programs and education throughout the state of Nebraska.

Each fall, Gateway Sertoma teams up with other Lincoln Sertoma Clubs for the annual Okto Beerfest event.  In 2017, we will once again host this at Lancaster Event Center on September 28th.  Please consider joining us for a fun event, to help support the Nebraska State Stroke Association.

To learn more about Okto Beerfest and our support to the Nebraska State Stroke Assoc., visit the events page; Okto Beerfest

Pictured above  in the check presentation to the Nebraska State Stroke Association are:
Members of Gateway Sertoma Club, Volunteers and Board Members of the Nebraska State Stroke Association

Gateway Sertoma supports Tabitha Meals on Wheels

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Taking a break on the tee box at HiMark is Team Venue / Goodcents and Tabitha representatives: Kim Brown, Christie Hinrichs, President/CEO Tabitha, Jeff Barclay, Mark Haas, Scott Ritter, and Heath Stukenholtz, Vice President, Tabitha Foundation (pictured from left to right)

Lincoln’s Gateway Sertoma Club and Tabitha came together on June 3, welcoming nearly 200 golfers to play for a cause. Proceeds from the 14th annual golf event brought in almost $60,000 to support Tabitha Meals on Wheels.

“Gateway Sertoma Club has been honored to be a part of this event in support of Tabitha and the Meals on Wheels program,” said Charlie Huff, Gateway Sertoma golf committee member. “Our members are dedicated to this fundraiser because they recognize the extraordinary impact Tabitha Meals on Wheels has in Lincoln.”

The proceeds donated from the event will help provide meals for 550-plus individuals each day through Tabitha Meals on Wheels. Seventy percent of recipients are unable to afford the $5.75 cost of the meal. As Tabitha has made a point to turn no one in need away from a warm meal, contributions like those from Gateway Sertoma are instrumental in keeping the program in operation.

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Longtime Tabitha Meals on Wheels supporters from the Lyman family were joined by friends, (pictured from left to right) Chip Romjue, Matt Lyman, Marv Lyman, Cale Hamer

13th Annual Gateway Sertoma Golf Event Benefitting Tabitha Meals on Wheels

On June 5th, close to 230 golfers came together to play in the 13th Annual Gateway Sertoma Golf Event in support of Tabitha Meals on Wheels. The event was a HUGE success, raising more than $65,000 to this wonderful community service!

  • This year was record breaking in a number of ways! We exceeded our goal of raising $60,000 as well as had a record number of teams (57) who participated.
  • We also offered for the first time, a Pebble Beach experience raffle that generated over $6,000 in additional funds raised.

Thank you to our members of Gateway Sertoma Club, Tabitha and all participants and sponsors for making this day a HUGE success!

To see a full list of sponsors and event winners, visit the events page; Gateway Sertoma Golf Event benefiting Tabitha Meals on Wheels

Here are also a couple links to some great publicity about the event:
LJS – Star City Sports Article

Stan Hart Receives French Legion of Honor Medal

The French Legion of Honor medal is the highest honor that France can bestow upon those who have achieved remarkable deeds for France.

The award was established by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802, and two brave Lincoln veterans now have the honor of wearing the French Legion of Honor Medal.

Private 1st Class Frank Chambers was a member of the Army’s 75th Infantry Division, “In the Battle of the Bulge the snow was this deep and the temperature was way below zero and we lost many more troops with frozen feet.”

1st Lt. Stan Hart was a fighter pilot in the Army Air Corp, “I have a copy of every mission. You know once you got back from a mission you were briefed immediately.”

Despite living just 5 blocks away from each other on the east side of Lincoln, these two French Legion of Honor Medal winners had never met before this day.

Frank describes what he did to earn the honor, “After the Battle of the Bulge was completed there was a break through down near the Swiss border. Hitler had tried to start something and they were running over the French Army so they sent my division, my 75th down to help out the French Army and in appreciation for being a part of that action they awarded a French Legion of Honor.”

This prestigious honor means a lot to Stan for a couple different reasons, “Knowing that there’s a limited number of these and I guess just the fact that started by Napoleon. It’s kind of a humbling feeling I think.”

See the video newscast by clicking here: France Honors Americans

Article Published by Lance Schwartz from 10/11 News on Monday, Nov. 10th, 2014

Announcing New Members

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It was announced that Don Tawzer is back as a member of Gateway Sertoma.  It’s great to have Don back!

Don also brought with him another new member, Kent Damme who runs Freeway Muffler & Brakes at 1300 High Street.  Don also invited potential member, Ian Morehand who has Sign Soluntions of Lincoln at 5830 O Street.

Here is a picture of Don receiving a certificate of reinstatement from President, Al Borchardt.
Don TawzerPresident, Al Borchardt is also pictured below, presenting to Kent Damme his new member packet. Welcome Kent!
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12th Annual – Gateway Sertoma Supports Tabitha Meals on Wheels

Lincoln’s Gateway Sertoma Club and Tabitha—your answer for Elder Care—joined forces on June 6, welcoming more than 200 golfers to play for a cause. Proceeds from the 12th-annual golf event brought in more than $53,000 in support of Tabitha Meals on Wheels.

In true tournament style, the event featured a four-person scramble, hole games, prizes and the media challenge where the Lincoln Journal Star team re-claimed the coveted media trophy.

“Gateway Sertoma Club has been honored to be a part of this tournament benefiting Meals on Wheels for the past 11 years,” said Charlie Huff, Gateway Sertoma golf committee member. “Our members are dedicated to this fundraiser because they recognize the extraordinary impact Tabitha Meals on Wheels has in Lincoln.”

Tournament proceeds will provide more than 9,200 hot, nutritious meals to Tabitha Meals on Wheels clients. The program serves more than 500 meals per day to those in need. Seventy percent of recipients are unable to afford the $5.75 cost of the meal, and Tabitha is committed to saying yes to all those in need regardless of their financial situation.

“Partnerships like those with Gateway Sertoma are why Tabitha Meals on Wheels can continue to operate,” said Christie Hinrichs, Tabitha president and CEO. “We are truly blessed by the hard work, dedication and commitment this group has shown to Tabitha Meals on Wheels.”

Gateway Sertoma was founded as a service club over 50 years ago. The group’s mission is “service to mankind”, motivating members to volunteer service and fundraising for community programs in need. Twelve years ago, the group combined its love of service with its love of golf by hosting a charity golf tournament. Members turned to Tabitha to help operate the tournament, with proceeds donated first to Tabitha Hospice and later to Tabitha Meals on Wheels.

As a nonprofit organization serving 28 Nebraska counties, Tabitha’s love embraces a society where everyone is valued and empowered to live life to the fullest, with compassionate at-home support, innovative living communities, exceptional rehabilitation, health care and hospice services. For answers to all your aging questions, tune in to Tabitha’s Answers on Aging, airing each Saturday morning, 9:30 a.m. on KFOR 1240 AM, or subscribe to Tabitha’s quarterly magazine, The Answer, at www.Tabitha.org

11th Annual Gateway Sertoma golf event raises nearly $45,000 for Tabitha Meals on Wheels

Lincoln’s Gateway Sertoma Club and Tabitha joined forces to welcome more than 160 golfers to HiMark Golf Course in June, and raised nearly $45,000 in support of Tabitha’s Meals on Wheels. The 11th annual event featured a four-person scramble, hole games, prizes and a media challenge.

“Gateway Sertoma Club is once again honored to be a part of this tournament for Tabitha Meals on Wheels, now 11 years and running,” said Charlie Huff, Gateway Sertoma Golf committee member. “This is our largest fundraiser, and our members really work hard on it. We support Tabitha because Meals on Wheels is such a terrific program that benefits Lincoln’s seniors.”

Tournament proceeds totaled an amount that provides more than 7,500 hot, nutritious meals to Tabitha Meals on Wheels clients. The program serves more than 400 meals per day to those in need. About 70% of the recipients are unable to afford the $5.75 cost of the meal. As Tabitha has made a point to turn away no one in need, contributions like those from Gateway Sertoma are instrumental in keeping the program in operation.

“Partnerships with great organizations like Gateway Sertoma are why Tabitha Meals on Wheels can continue to operate,” said Christie Hinrichs, Tabitha president and CEO. “We are truly blessed by the hard work, dedication and commitment this group has shown for Tabitha Meals on Wheels.”

Gateway Sertoma was founded as a service club more than 50 years ago. The group’s mission is “service to mankind”, motivating members to volunteer service and fundraising for community programs in need.

Ten years ago, the group merged a love of service with an affinity for golf by hosting a charity golf tournament. Members turned to Tabitha to help operate the tournament, with proceeds benefiting first Tabitha Hospice and later Tabitha Meals on Wheels.

The KLKN Channel 8 Eyewitness News team re-claimed the media trophy in the Media Challenge at this year’s tournament.

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