Category Archives: 3/25/15: Gateway Sertoma Members

3/25 Speaker: Gateway Sertoma Members

This weeks program was rescued by four Gateway Sertoma Members…

Jim Plucknett – Jim told us about his pharmacy experience with the new health care programs.  They made a change to Coopertunities health coverage which didn’t get the money promised from the government and had to shut down.  He talked about the complexities with Obamacare and impact it has had on their business.

Randy Renkin – Randy let us know that there will be more emphasis on retirement income because of a greater number of people retiring.  As a financial advisor, the challenges they face are those who are unsure of their future retirement.

Jay Bohlken – Jay informed us about three proposed retirement living projects in the planning stage for Lincoln.  Legacy has explored the needs of our community through a feasibility study and based on those results, he’s not sure the demand is there for all of the plans.  Legacy Retirement Communities continue to evaluate expansion in south Lincoln for Independent / Assisted Living and Memory Care.

Doug Dessel – Doug talked about the Shrine Circus and his role in leading it this year.  The circus was previously at Pershing, the past 19 years, but moved to the Lancaster Event Center.  He talked about the changes in animals and ensured us that elephants will be around for a few years.


Sertoman of the Day (SOD)
Clues: This SOD was born in Nebraska; He went to a one-room school house; Graduated from UNO; Worked for Woodman Insurance…
The SOD was… Clyde Johnson

Other News

Ambassadors Night at Risky’s is on Tuesday, April 7th at 5:30pm.

It’s that time of year again!  June 5th is our annual golf event at HiMark golf course.  We need club member to help get golf balls.

We also need help with teams and sponsors.  Anyone interested can go to this page, Gateway Sertoma Golf Event Registration.

We are in need of some new faces at our meetings.  It’s time to start thinking about who might be good prospects to become a Gateway Sertoma Member.  Invite them to breakfast and have them try it out.

Do you have hearing aids?  Hearing Aid Bank is accepting used hearing aids to be refurbished.  Bring them in to our weekly meeting and they’ll be taken to the Barkley Center.