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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.  

donation to barkley memorial center at UNL

The Gateway Sertoma Club donated $6,000.00 to the Barkley Memorial Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Half of this donation will support the academic preparation of graduate students majoring in speech-language pathology or audiology and the other half will offset therapy costs for families who have children receiving services at the Barkley Speech Language Hearing Clinic.

From left to right: Summer B. (graduate student); Dr. Ron Nelson (professor); Harold Klein (Gateway Sertoma); Jim Krysl (Gateway Sertoma); and Kevin Miller (Gateway Sertoma)

Runza to host fundraiser

Gateway Sertoma Club in conjunction with Northeast Sertoma Club is having a fundraiser at the Runza Restaurant at 70th & Van Dorn on April 20th from 5-8 p.m. Each club will receive 10% of the total receipts during that time period for persons using the drive-thru or eating inside. Please consider eating at this Runza on that evening to support Sertoma and the local organizations that we support. Please help us pass the word by telling everyone you know about our Fundraiser. 

Announcing New Members

New Members
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!
Kent Damme