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November 1, 2009

Des Moines Sertoma goes with the flow in November 2009

The Des Moines Sertoma Club features everything from water to art to an intramural cage match (purely civil, of course) this month!

200911-2dms.gifWe ride the tide into November with a November 3 visit by Randy Beavers, the general manager of the Des Moines Water Works. Those of us who have been in town since 1993 remember that we take our water for granted until it's not there. Find out how they keep it flowing!


The November 10 meeting will be unusual. It will be a three-way cage match between club members Jason Stone, Ron Mountsier, and Joe Kristan. Bob Simons, our programming chief, describes it this way:

I'm envisioning a brief discussion of tax credits generally, a bit more on the nature of state tax credits, and then specifics on the film tax credit, and your thoughts on how Iowa got into the questions currently on the table, and how we might recover from these problems.

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Flickr image by daysofthunder46 under Creative Commons license.

For a completely fair and balanced discussion of film credits, there is only one reliable source. This week's "Focus" section of the Des Moines Business Record has a good examination of film credits generally. And yes, Joe Kristan can expect heavy fines (again) from the club Sergeant-at-Arms.

Downtown is now home to a fascinating sculpture garden. Our November 17 meeting features Jennifer Cooley, Museam Education Director at the Des Moines Art Center, for a discussion of the Pappajohn Sculpture Park.

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The November 17 meeting will be held on the 34th floor of the Des Moines Club at 7th and Grand, rather than the usual Embassy Club location.

As of this writing, we are still firming up plans for the November 24 dinner meeting.

Sertoma: who knew that Service to Mankind could be so much fun? Join the fun today!

November 29, 2009

Drake coach Amy Stephens highlights the December 2009 Sertoma Calendar!

The days are short, the nights are cold, but the stove is always warm at the Des Moines Sertoma Club!

200912-1dms.jpgOn December 1 we welcome Sandy Ehrig, Economic Development Administrator for Renew Rural Iowa / Iowa Farm Bureau Federation. Times being what they are, this should be a compelling presentation.


200912-2dms.jpgWe welcome back an old friend, Drake Women's Basketball Coach Amy Stephens for our December 8 meeting. Coach Stevens has given Des Moines entertaining and competitive teams ever since her arrival at Drake, and she will tell us how the season is going and how the always-tough Missouri Valley Conference competition shapes up.


The December 15 annual Christmas Luncheon is a highlight of our Sertoma year. We enjoy first class Des Moines Embassy Club lunch and a performance of the Ruby Van Meter School Singers. We remember old times with widows of departed Sertomans. Most importantly, we recognize a member of the Community for exceptional Service To Mankind. And for dessert, our own Rudy Trusheim sends us on our way with an inspirational lesson of the season.

We'll take a late December breather, with no meetings scheduled for December 22 or December 29.

What are you waiting for? Join us for Service to Mankind, and get great speakers and fellowship thrown in!

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