June 2010 - the end of the Sertoma fiscal year, but just the start of Sertoma Summer!
This is a big month for Des Moines Sertoma, highlighted by our Fantasy Baseball Camp for deaf and hearing-impaired youth. The camp runs June 21-June 25. If you know a youth who might be eligible (boys and girls are both welcome), please contact John Badger or Paulette Taylor. We also need volunteers and contributions for this great service project.
Our first meeting this month was a great success. We had a great turnout at the Embassy Club for Carol Sipfle, Executive Director of the Greater Des Moines chapter of the Alzheimers Association. The daughter-in-law of former club president Reg Sipfle, Carol provided an excellent overview of this dread disease and the resources available from the Alzheimers Association.
Our June 15 meeting will feature Mike Ralston, President of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry. Mike is also former Director of the Iowa Department of Revenue, and he brings a wise and unique perspective of the issues facing Iowa business.
The social event of the Sertoma season takes place June 26: the Sertoma Inaugural Ball! This traditional event will be at the Des Moines Club this year on the 33rd Floor. Mark your calendar and RSVP!
Coming up later this summer: Sertoma goes to the Iowa State Fair!.
There's always something happening at Des Moines Sertoma. Join us!