Join the Minot Sertoma Club!

Minot Sertoma Membership Application (PDF)

Membership applications can be brought to a Monday meeting, emailed to or mailed to:

Minot Sertoma Club
PO Box 1183
Minot, ND  58702

About the Minot Sertoma Club

Since 1959, the Minot Sertoma Club has donated more than $1 million to the Minot community and area. The Minot Sertoma Club, with the ultimate purpose of meeting the needs of the community through service, has a membership of over 50 civic leaders committed to making a difference and giving back to our community.

The Minot Sertoma (SERvice TO MAnkind) Club’s two large fundraisers are the Seltzer and Beerfest and Christmas in the Park.

The Seltzer and Beerfest is held each fall and has grown to more than 400 attendees. This is the perfect opportunity to have a taste of an IPA or sour beer and try the newest seltzer flavors to hit the market. There are more than 20 different varieties of craft beers and seltzers to sample, along with food, music, games and raffle items. This night doesn’t disappoint and has brought in more than $10,000 per year to the club.

Christmas in the Park is held annually from the day after Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve. This is as much fun for the club as it is for those who take a drive through the park to see the beautifully lighted displays. Sertoma members work hard for months to create new displays, set them up in the park and “man” the hut to greet those who drive through. This event is one that hundreds of people in the area look forward to each year and brings in about $60,000 each year.

Through these fundraisers, Minot Sertoma Club has been able to give back to the community in various ways, including:

·    STEAM T-ball League sponsor

·    Pediatric waiting room at the new Trinity Hospital

·   Minot Youth Baseball Complex

·   ND Center for Persons with Disabilities

·   Dreamcatchers Baseball group

  • Minot Family YMCA
  • Keith White Sertoma Softball complex
  • MSU Dome (walking/running track)
  • MAYSA Arena
  • Hands & Voices Hearing Aid Loaner Bank
  • Minot State University Foundation
  • Induction Loop at Ann Nicole Nelson Hall, the MSU Amphitheater and Burning Hills Amphitheater in Medora

In addition, the Minot Sertoma Club has funded yearly scholarships in Speech and Hearing studies at Minot State University, as well as purchasing sound systems and hearing equipment for local classrooms.

The Minot Sertoma Club works hard but we do have fun! We have a monthly evening social in the summer months and everyone is invited to bring a guest. We have gained some valuable members through our social events.

It’s through the generosity of our event sponsors and participants that we’re able to give back and make our community a better place to live.

Sertoma Club was founded in 1912 by three Kansas City, MO, businessmen and a newspaper publisher who enticed community leaders to “get involved.” Now in its second Century of Service, Sertoma community leaders are engaged in improving the quality of life in communities by making a difference for those who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Join us! It’s fun!

The Minot Sertoma Club meets each Monday at noon (with the exception of holidays) at the Sleep Inn & Suites for a one-hour luncheon and presentation. The cost to join is $125 per quarter. If you’re interested in knowing more about the Sertoma Club, please join us for a Monday meeting, email us at or contact the Club President, Jenny Castro at

Thanks to all who supported Christmas in the Park!

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Thank you to the businesses below that help support Christmas in the Park with their lighted displays:

Ackerman-Estvold Engineering
Advanced Business Methods
American Family Insurance — Mike Lucy
Border States Electric
Brady Martz & Associates
Bremer Bank
Burdick Job Corps
Catholic Charities, ND
Dakota Kids Dentistry
Dakota Fence
Edgewood Vista
Farstad Oil, Inc.
First International Bank & Trust
First Lutheran Church
FMI Corp.
Gate City Bank
Gemar Photography
Gooseneck Implement
Gowan Raingutter
Grand Hotel
Harry’s Tire Service
I Keating Furniture World
International Music Camp
IMM, Inc.
Market Place Foods
Mayer Electric, Inc.
Minot Family YMCA
Minot Public Schools
Minot Recreation Commission
Minot State University
Minot State University Athletics
MSU College of Business
Minot Zoological Society
Minot Zoo Crew (GMZS)
ND Center for Persons with Disabilities
Northwest Tire
Our Redeemers Church
People’s State Bank of Velva
Rotary Service Club (Noon)
Signal Realtors—Jeff Stremick
Souris Valley Ready Mix
State Farm Insurance—Paul Siebert
Superpumper Inc.
Tires Plus
Town & Country Credit Union
Trinity Health
United Community Bank
Verendrye Electric

A special thank you to our corporate sponsors

  • Burdick Job Corps
  • Border States Electric
  • Dakota Fence
  • iHeart Media
  • Mayer Electric, Inc
  • Minot Park District
  • ND Center for Persons with Disabilities (NDCPD)
  • Souris Valley Ready Mix
  • SRT

The members of the Sertoma Club of Minot invite you to join them in SERvice TO MAnkind! Join Today!

  • Brent A. Askvig, MSU/NDCPD
  • Kylene K. Askvig, Bremer Bank
  • Joan L. Bailey, Cognizant
  • Richard J. Berg, YWCA
  • Brian Berg, Signal Realtors
  • Tony Bernhardt, Enerbase
  • Tawnya N. Bernsdorf, MSU
  • Ann Beste-Guldborg, MSU
  • Brian Boppre, Boppre Law Firm
  • Jennifer Castro, KMOT-TV
  • Scott G. Collins, Minot Recreation Comm
  • Shannon K. Conroy, Edgewood Vista
  • David Demers, CPA Demers Accounting
  • Brock DesLauriers, 1st International Bank
  • Bradley G. Doll, Verendyre Electric
  • Lon Drevecky, Retired
  • Carmen R. Erickson, Retired
  • Paul Gillund, SRT
  • Dave Gowan, Gowan Raingutters
  • Bruce Grover, Retired
  • Kelly J. Hayhurst, Raymond James Financial
  • Rick J. Hedberg, MSU
  • Wendy A. Howe
  • Erv Johnson, Retired
  • Lisa Jundt, City of Minot
  • Dawn Klein, Mayer Electric
  • David R. Lakefield
  • Jordon Lakoduk, Kalix
  • Allen O. Larson, Creative Printing
  • Mark Larson, Town & Country CU
  • Alan V. Lien, Lawson Products
  • Larry L. Louser, More Properties
  • Bonnie G. Lucy
    Mitchell D. Lunde, Minot Public Schools
  • Gary Lybeck, Retired
  • Ed Malazdrewicz, Professional Hearing Services
  • Kirk Mason, Back to Back Chiropractic
  • Dale W. Mattern, Retired
    Scott R. Moum, Minot Public Schools
  • Craig Nansen, Retired
  • Chelsey Nichols, Afl ac
  • Bryan L. Obenchain
  • Steven C. Peterson, Retired
  • David D. Rasmusson, Winston-Noble Adjustment Co.
  • Amber Rotramel, Coldwell / 1st Minot Realty
  • Mylan R. Sand, Dakota Fence
  • Neil G. Scharpe, MSU/NDCPD
  • David Scharpe, Northwestern Mutual
  • Paul Siebert, State Farm Insurance
  • Frank D. Sowitch, Rehab Services Inc
  • Susan Stewart, Souris Valley Ready Mix
  • Kelli M. Stone, Boppre Law Firm
  • Jeff Stremick, Signal Realtors
  • Randy L. Templeton, Wells Fargo
  • Kevin D. Ternes, City of Minot
    Kellie Thorman, ND Hand & Voices
  • Toni A. Troftgruben
  • Lyndsay Ulrickson, Souris Basin Planning Council
  • Todd Vangsness, United Community Bank
  • Mike B. Vendsel, Bremer Bank
    Brenda J. Vennes, Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Carissa A. Visocsky, 1st International Bank
  • Stacey L. Wald, GEM Credit Uniton
  • Joshua J. Wheeler, 1st International Bank
  • Kathleen M. White, Trinity Health
  • Keith White, Retired
  • James W. Wilson, Hess Corporaton
  • Timothy W. Wood, Retired
  • Peter P. Yung, Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Harold Zimmer, Zimmer Insurance & Marketing
  • Tom Zimmerman, Retired

Proceeds benefit Minot Area Youth Activities and Speech & Hearing Programs at Minot State University

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*

*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
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 –

For Immediate Release: Date: May 23, 2014

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

Mylan Sand and Marv Semrau


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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