Category Archives: 5/6/15: Char Manhart – Sertoma District Governor

5/6 Speaker: Char Manhart – Sertoma District Governor

Char provided some highlights of the National Convention and some District news.  Char reported that membership is down about 17%.  She said the main message is to “Tell your Sertoma Story”.  It’s not about how much money we raise, but what we do with it.

Tom Manhart, our Annual Fund representative touched on a few things as well.  He talked about the 50 million people in the US who suffer from some kind of hearing loss.  Tom mentioned fundraising events such as “Celebrate Sound” as a great way to support this cause.


Sertoman of the Day (SOD)
Clues: Our SOD is a past President; He is a Royals fan…
The SOD was… Bill Bennett

Other News

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 are asking each member to contribute $22.50 to help offset this expense.

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 possible bus trip to the KC Royals game is set for July 21st.  The cost would be between $80-$90.  Let Ron McNulty know if you’re interested.

Jim Gourley went in for surgery this week.  Keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

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.