Sertoma Past Presidents
Sertoma Club of Venice
Annual Santa's Breakfast
The Sertoma Club of Venice was chartered in 1976 as part of Sertoma International, a leading nonprofit civic service organization for more than eight decades. Since 1912, professionals have banded together to provide help for their communities, to foster friendships, and to learn more about the needs of mankind.
Sertoma exists for the high and noble purpose of Service to Mankind. Over the years, Sertomans have sponsored thousands of Speech and Hearing clinics for children throughout the world.
The Sertoma Club of Venice, largest Sertoma club in the United States, is made up of professional men and women who are dedicated to serving each other, the community and those who need Sertoma's help.
As our main philanthropy, the Sertoma Speech Clinic of Venice is operated solely on the fundraising efforts of our members and the generosity of those who support the cause of children's speech therapy.
OFFICERS & BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President: Courtney Green
President-Elect: Kelly Olliver
Past President: Bill Rhodes
Secretary: Seth von Marschall
VP Speech Clinic: Lynn Joyner
VP Sponsorship: Bruce Altinner
VP Membership: Don Policastro
Treasurer: Sandi Raasch & Lisa Thaxton
Attendance: Ernie Skinner
Sgt-at-Arms: Dane DeSantis
Sgt-at-Arms Co-Chair: Beau Walker
Directors at Large: Laura Benson, Andrea Arnold, Terry Redman
COMMITTEE CHAIRS & CO-CHAIRS
Membership: Co-Chair Jan Lugar
Communications: Emma Kate Silvestri
Programs: Brett Stephens John Holic
Social: Kelly Olliver, Kim Phillips
Social: Co-Chair Kurt Dwyer, Kurt Dreyer and Alexis Carlson
Speech Clinic Co-Chair: Bob Anderson Bill Rhodes
Manpower: Greg Reiter
Manpower: Dave Lucas
Health & Cheer: Sherrey Welch
Publicity & Website: Erin Lilly
Publicity Co-Chairs: Pam Johnson, Harald Prion
Students of the Month: Missy Montgomery
Fireworks Co-Chair: Jan Kleckner
Santa's Breakfast: Denise Mattmuller
Wine Feast: Sandi Raasch Roxanne Sima
Wine Feast Co-Chair: Roxanne Sima Sandi Raasch
Cheeseburgers: Beau Walker
Cheeseburgers Co-Chair: Ben Klingbeil
Awards: Kit McKeon
Giving Challenge: Terry Redman
Giving Challenge Co-Chairs: Courtney Green, Kit McKeon
Our Clubs also sponsor projects that promote freedom and democracy, youth causes and any other local community needs identified by Clubs. Sertomans hold fundraisers to support these service programs. Each year, Sertoma Clubs raise and return more than $20 million for community projects. Founded as the "Stand Together Club" in 1912 in Kansas City, Mo., Sertoma is the third oldest service organization. Our name was changed to "Cooperative" Clubs, and finally to "Sertoma" in 1950. Our motto is "Make Life Worthwhile."
The first non-U.S. Sertoma Club was chartered in Windsor, Ontario, in 1946. The first Mexico Club was chartered in Mexico City in 1956. The Sertoma Foundation was founded in 1960 to raise money for Sertoma's charitable programs. The Foundation's Endowment has more than $10 million today. Women, who were welcomed as members of Sertoma in 1985, comprise about one-third of our current membership.
The highest honor Sertoma bestows on a non-member is the Service to Mankind Award recognizing outstanding volunteer community service. Each Club selects a winner, who competes with other Clubs' winners at the District, Regional and International levels. The top winner is announced at the International Convention.