Category Archives: 5/13/15: Jeff McArthur – The American Game

5/13 Speaker: Jeff McArthur – Author, The American Game

Jeff is the author of a book: The American Game, a fictional accounting of the game of baseball during the Civil War.  He peppered us with antidotes about the Civil War and how soldiers from different sides came together.  Baseball was one of those ways that soldiers got to know each other, outside of the battle fields.

Jeff gave us great insight into these acts and provided a new look at this era and the beginning of baseball in America.  Jeff stuck around afterwards and signed copies of his book.


Sertoman of the Day (SOD)
Clues: Tom Klein gave one clue; He lives south of O Street…
The SOD was… Guessed by Stan Hart, as Stan Hart and he was right!

Other News

The Board approved a $1,500 sponsorship to the Southwest Sertoma Club, which supports the speech and hearing function at UNL.  This is the first printing of the approval and will be voted on after another printing in the bulletin.

June 5th is our annual golf event at HiMark golf course.  We need club member to help us with golf balls.  This year we are providing each golfer with a Gateway Sertoma/Tabitha logoed golf balls.

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

Heath announced the once in a life-time experience raffle that will be part of the golf event this year.  It’s a two-night stay at The Lodge at Pebble Peach, along with two rounds of golf for two at both Pebble Beach and Spanish Bay in California.  Raffle tickets are $100 each and Heath is hoping that each member might consider buying one or helping to sell them.

The Inaugural Dinner is set for Thursday, June 25th at Yankee Hill Country Club.  Social Hour starts at 5pm, Dinner at 6pm.

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.