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Sertoma Club of Venice

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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.

2020 BOARD

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, Ken Modzelewski, 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:  Harald Prion

Publicity Co-Chair:  Pam Johnson

Students of the Month:  Missy Montgomery

Fireworks Co-Chair:  Jan Kleckner

Santa's Breakfast:  Denise Mattmulle

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  Terry Redman

Giving Challenge Co-Chairs:  Courtney Green, Kit McKeon

OUR HISTORY

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.

© 2016 Sertoma Club of Venice, Florida, Inc.

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