Celebrate Sound Walk – May 4, 2017

Celebrate Sound - Don't walk in silence logoThe Minot Sertoma Club will be hosting the 4th annual CELEBRATE SOUND Don’t Walk in Silence.  Our event is part of a national effort to increase awareness of the need to protect the gift of hearing and serves to raise funds for both local and national sponsorships. The money raised will go locally to Hands and Voices ND and to Summer Camps for deaf and hearing impaired kids.

With your registration and donation of $20 you will help ensure the success of our walk. Start your own team, join a team or just register individually. If you can’t attend, you can still sign up as a virtual walker. You will receive a T-shirt when you sign up.  Walk proudly with us on May 4th and help out this very worthy cause. Let’s not take our hearing for granted!

Pictures from Celebrate Sound 2016

2016 Beer Fest tickets on sale August 1!

The Minot Sertoma Club’s 2016 BeerFest will be held again at the North Dakota State Fair Center in Minot on September 9, 2016. Join in on the fun on our Facebook Event Page!

Join us for a fun night and ‘A tasting test of some of the best!’
Friday September 9th, 2016 @ 6:00pm sharp
North Dakota State Fair Center
TICKETS ON SALE August, 1st:
$40/person | $280/table of 8
$45 at the door*

#BEERFESTMINOT
*Prizes! *Raffles! *Games! *Fun!
*Brats and Pulled Pork Sandwich Dinner to be served!
*Tasting of 20 unique and delicious beers!
***All proceeds used to benefit hearing and speech initiatives of the Minot Sertoma Club***

-Contact Visit Minot for purchasing tickets
MINOT CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU
701-857-8206 (Office)
1020 South Broadway
Minot, ND 58701

[Must be 21 years of age or older to participate]

Celebrate Sound 2016 Recap – with pictures!

Thank you to all the 2016 Celebrate Sound participants and our sponsors! Once again, the event was a huge success and we had a fantastic turn out for a beautiful day. Hope to make it bigger and better next year so plan to join us again as we continue to support hearing health in Minot.

Until then, keep the tunes down and the ear protection on when mowing the lawn!

For all the photos from this years event, please visit the Google Photo site.

Minot Sertoma brings induction looping to MSU

The Minot Sertoma Club, along with matching funds from the Minot Area Community Foundation, has completed a project to loop Ann Nicole Nelson Hall at Minot State University. Anyone with a hearing aid or assistive hearing device that supports tele-coil mode (T-coil mode) is able to use the system. If you would like to take advantage of the increased clarity and amplification that this system provides, we suggest asking your audiologist for more information. Below is a story that KX News did on Al Larson, a longtime member of Minot Sertoma. Full story at KX News.

Minot Sertoma Club pledges $100,000 to Minot State University’s Development Foundation

Minot State University
Media Contact: Linda Benson, public information specialist
(701)858-3199 – linda.benson@minotstateu.edu

For Immediate Release: Date: May 23, 2014

MINOT SERTOMA CLUB PLEDGES $100,000 TO MSU FOUNDATION
Continuing a tradition of supporting Minot State University speech and hearing efforts, Mylan Sand, Minot Sertoma Club president, presented $28,000 to Marv Semrau, MSU vice president for advancement, on May 19. Minot Sertoma Club pledged $100,000 to the MSU Development Foundation to enhance the Minot Sertoma Club Scholarship fund and to fund equipment in the Department of Communication Disorders. The check is the first installment of that commitment.

“With this $28,000 gift, Minot Sertoma continues to assist students in attaining their education towards speech and hearing careers,” Semrau said. “This contribution brings the endowment, from which annual scholarships are awarded, to over $200,000.”
In addition to the donation, the Minot Sertoma Club awarded four scholarships, totaling $7,000, for the 2014-15 academic year to Kelsey Schiele, Courtney Johnson, Jorden Brown and Katelyn Larson.

In 1989, the Minot Sertoma Club established the Minot Sertoma Club Scholarship to provide scholarships to MSU students majoring in communication disorders and deaf education.

The Minot Sertoma Club has a 54-year history of Service to Mankind in the Minot area. It has a mission of supporting speech and hearing projects, youth-related projects and national heritage efforts. Its primary fundraisers are a Norsk Høstfest car raffle, Beer Fest and Christmas in the Park, an annual light display in Oak Park from Thanksgiving through Dec. 31. On May 4, Minot Sertoma Club raised over $12,000 at its Celebrate Sound Walk.

For questions about the donation, contact Semrau at marv.semrau@minotstateu.edu.

Mylan Sand and Marv Semrau

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Minot Sertoma Club Donates $36,000 to MSU Foundation

Continuing a tradition of supporting Minot State University speech and hearing efforts, the Minot Sertoma Club contributed $36,000 today (March 20) to the MSU Development Foundation. The donation will fund the purchase of new voice lab equipment for the Department of Communication Disorders and enhance the Minot Sertoma Club Scholarship fund.

“The digital equipment donated by the Minot Sertoma club offers MSU students high-quality, advanced technology for comprehensive vocal assessment,” said Lisa Roteliuk, communication disorders instructor. “The equipment offers a recording system which will enhance clinical efficiency and reporting of findings. The equipment will be utilized for student learning, in-clinic patient assessments and research purposes.”

In 1989, the Minot Sertoma Club established the Minot Sertoma Club Scholarship to assist MSU communication disorders students. Twenty years ago, the local service club purchased voice lab evaluation equipment for the department. State-of-the-art technology then was analog, today it is digital. With today’s donation, the club’s total donation to MSU is approximately $175,000.

“We are extremely grateful for Sertoma’s support of our speech-language pathology program. This generous donation will allow us to once again have the latest technology available to train students and to serve clients in our on-campus clinic,” said Leisa Harmon, communication disorders department chair.

“With this $20,000 gift, we are pleased to enhance the Minot Sertoma Club Scholarship fund that is dedicated to assisting students advancing their education towards speech and hearing careers. This contribution brings the endowment to over $90,000 from which annual scholarships are awarded,” said Connie Feist, Minot Sertoma Club president. “We are also proud to announce an additional $16,000 gift, which will be used to purchase voice lab equipment used within the communication disorders department. This will upgrade equipment that is used as learning tools and benefits the entire speech-and-hearing community.”

The Minot Sertoma Club has a 53-year history of Service to Mankind in the Minot area. It has a mission of supporting speech and hearing projects, youth-related projects and national heritage efforts. Its primary fundraisers are a Hostfest car raffle, Beer Fest and Christmas in the Park, an annual light display in Oak Park from Black Friday through Dec. 31.

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