FORMAL PURPOSE, VISION, MISSION
Sertoma’s purpose is to meet the needs of communities through volunteer service.
Sertoma’s vision is to create communities of change under common leadership and with a common voice that will serve the many in need.
Sertoma’s mission is to improve the quality of life today, through education and support, for those at risk of or impacted by hearing loss.
Minot Sertoma Club
Thank you for your interest in becoming a member in one of the most well established and philanthropic service clubs in our area. The name SERTOMA stands for SERvice TO MAnkind..
Sertoma is an international service club with chartered clubs in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Every year Sertoma Clubs raise more than $20 million for local community service projects.
The Minot Sertoma Club was established in 1959 and has a growing membership of around 80 civic leaders committed to making a difference in our community.
Community Projects and Causes
The Minot Sertoma Club supports numerous community and youth oriented projects; to name a few: scholarships in Speech and Hearing studies at MSU, purchasing sound systems for use in local classrooms, the Minot Youth Baseball Complex, the Minot Vocational Adjustment Workshop, ND Center for Persons with Disabilities, Dreamcatchers Baseball Group and the Minot Family YMCA.
The Minot Sertoma Club organizes three major fund raisers annually and dedicates the proceeds to help fund the many community causes the club supports. We conduct the Celebrate Sound Walk, Sertoma Beer Fest and Christmas in the Park light celebration located in Oak Park each holiday season. All club members are asked to assist in these projects.
Minot Sertoma Club members meet each Monday at 12:00 noon at the Grand Hotel for a one hour luncheon. Guest speakers share an informative program with the club during these luncheons. Club business meetings are held the forth Monday of each month.
There is typically a Sergent at Arms report prior to the program in which some club members are fined a minimal amount for various infractions. All of this is done in good fun and for the betterment of the club.
Dues are billed on a quarterly basis to cover the expense of the Monday luncheons
and all other membership expenses (ie: international dues). Current dues in 2015 are
$100 per quarter.
Why should You join?
Great networking, meeting new business associates, making new friends, beating other service clubs at any and all challenges, learning more about our community issues and happenings, increasing your ability to support causes on a large scale, being involved in worthwhile projects and increasing your alcohol tolerance.
Why Not Join Sertoma Today?
As a concerned individual, you care. The challenges faced by today’s communities draw your attention. They are overwhelming to the individual. Yet caring, committed people, banded together, can and do make a difference. It’s called the Sertoma difference….SERvice TO MAnkind.
Sertoma is an organization for successful civic leaders, dedicated to improving the community fabric. The cumulative efforts of over 950 clubs in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico make life worthwhile.
The primary focus of Sertoma is communcation….helping people with speech and hearing disabilities. Our Clubs actively promote freedom and democracy programs. Sertomans communicate the anti-drug message to today’s youth. Sertoma offers a divergence of community services. Local Clubs choose sponsorships based upon the community’s needs.
As an International organization, Sertoma’s impact is not limited by boundaries, gender, race, or religion. The unifying attribute among members is a genuine commitment of service to mankind.
Sertoma provides the individual member opportunities for growth. In helping others, members appreciate the fellowship shared at regular club meetings and developed by working sponsorships.
Sertoma offers your a chance to demonstrate leadership abilities, to develop interpersonal skills at committee and project levels, and in public speaking. Members also appreciate the value of teamwork by raising money for worthy causes.
Through Sertoma, you will learn more about your community and its urgent priorities. Sertoma Clubs bring together business and civic leaders who identify and prioritize local needs.
Finally, a priceless benefit is a very special opportunity to form lasting relationships with diverse individuals throughout Sertoma.
Make a difference…join now.
Membership applications can be brought to a Monday meeting or mailed to:
Minot Sertoma Club
PO Box 1183
Minot, ND 58702