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August 9, 2009

August, 2009: State fair time!

It's August in Iowa. That means it's time for the Iowa State Fair - and what would the greatest state fair in the land be without the Sertoma Club? Sertomans from around the state will man our educational booth in the Varied Industries Building. Volunteer audiologists will provide hundreds of free hearing tests. Sertoma will also provide educational materials on hearing safety and thousands of free hearing protectors to the crowd. In this iPod generation, this is a great Service to Mankind!

If you have signed up to help out at the booth, or if you are looking to find a time to work there, here is the schedule for the booth and the separate schedule for volunteer audiologists.

August Schedule

Paulette Taylor, the coordinator for the clubs Fantasy Baseball Camp for deaf and hearing-impaired kids, recaps this year's camp August 4.

The August 11 and August 18 meetings are devoted to club strategic planning and membership issues.

Our summer picnic will be on August 25 at Salisbury House. Tours will be available. It's a great venue, and there's always a great crowd.

August 27, 2009

September 2009: New Des Moines Register Political Columnist visits Sertoma

The State Fair is history, but Sertoma never lets up. We had a very successful State Fair. Sertomans and volunteer audiologists from around the state gave over 500 hearing screenings to fairgoers while distributing thousands of earplugs and countless items of hearing safety information.

We go into September with no letup! We have a great set of speakers visiting Des Moines Sertoma this month.

200909-1dms.jpegKathie Obradovich, the new Political Editor at The Des Moines Register, visits Des Moines Sertoma September 1. With so much going on in Iowa politics right now, this should be a great session.


Our own Russ Currier, President-elect of the Iowa Rural Health Association (bet you didn't know that!), brings us up to date on the H1N1 "Swine" flu, and what we should do to get ready, on September 8.


200909-2dms.jpgPresidential pardons are only slightly more common than shark attacks in the Raccoon River. On September 15 we'll meet a lawyer who actually won a pardon for his client when former Sertoman Bob Holliday pays a visit. From his firm's website:

Reed Prior had been given a life sentence from a prior drug conviction. For the past seven years, Bob and others have worked tirelessly for Mr. Prior to secure his early release what many felt was an unfair sentencing under the "three strikes" sentencing guidelines. While serving his sentence, Mr. Prior turned his life around and helped hundreds of other prisoners obtain their GED's (Prior already had a master's degree) and in letters to schools, pleaded for kids to stay away from the evils of drugs.


200909-3dms.jpgOn September 22 new Drake Football Coach Chris Creighton tells us what we have to look forward to as the Bulldog's head into their second straight season under a new coach.


Where else can you see so many great speakers every week, have a great lunch, and do your part for Service to Mankind? Join us at noon on the 40th floor of 801 Grand. If you'd like to attend as a guest, send us an e-mail!

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