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May 2, 2011

May 2011: Cleaning up with Des Moines Sertoma!

It seems like the weather will never warm up, but the Des Moines Sertoma Club never cools down!

201105-2dms.jpgOur luncheon speaker schedule starts out May 3 with Paul Ronan, the author of “Heroes, Villains & Dupes: How the antebellum presidents allowed slavery to drive the country to the Civil War.” From a review:

This is one of those rare Civil War books that is based upon an original concept, and that fresh idea is well developed by the author.

Paul Ronan focuses on how effectively or ineffectively our 15 antebellum presidents acted to prevent civil war by trying or not trying to bring slavery to a peaceful end.

This should be a great presentation on issues that continue to resonate. Thanks to Russ Currier for helping to arrange this.


Our Spring I-235 Highway Cleanup is set for May 7. We meet at the Macedonia Church parking lot on the North 31st just north of the freeway at 7:45 am. Remember, many Sertoma hands make light work, so help make it as light as possible!

201105-1dms.gifOur May 17 lunch meeting features Daniel Miller, Executive Director and Program Manager for IPTV. With the turmoil in the industry and possible loss of federal funding, this is sure to be a lively program.


May 31 is a traditional highlight of our annual schedule: The annual Pitch Tournament to Benefit Ruby Van Meter! It's all for fun, with no betting and all entry fees going to benefit the Ruby Van Meter School in Des Moines. No previous pitch experience is required – just plan on food and fun.The location is again at the Calvin Manor on Hickman, just west of Beaver. Registration is at 5:15, play starts at 5:30. Sponsor a player, or better yet, test your pitch mettle yourself! See Rick Howe for more info ((515) 278-4200).

Great speakers, great people, and great opportunities for Service to Mankind... join us!

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