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Des Moines Sertoma Club Newsletter: February 2012

February the month of Groundhog Day , Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday Lincoln.jpg, Valentine’s Day , President’s Day , Mardi Gras , and great SERTOMA Speakers !!!!

On Tuesday, February 7th, Brian Brown is in his ninth year as an assistant coach on the Drake staff working with the high jump and horizontal jumps. He currently serves as the Director of the Drake Relays.

Under Brown's guidance, junior Tyse Samani was the 2010 MVC Indoor women's high jump champion while 2009 graduate Marcus Gaines was the 2008 MVC Indoor long jump champion and set a new indoor school record of 25-3.25. Gaines also qualified for the 2006 and 2007 NCAA Outdoor Regionals.

Brown, who owns the Drake Relays special invitational high jump record of 7-7 set in 1997, was an NCAA Indoor high jump champion for Northwestern State, as well as a medalist at the U.S. Indoor and Outdoor Championships. He was ranked seven times on the top ten U.S. high jump list during his distinguished career as well as No. 9 in the world in 1998.

A 1990 graduate of Northwestern (La.) State, Brown also received his masters and doctorate degrees from the University of Missouri in 1995 and 2005 respectively. Brown and his wife, Natasha, have a daughter, Elexandria (11); and two sons, Quinton (9) and Kristian (8).

Our speaker on Tuesday, February 21st is Susan Moritz,President of IPTV Foundation. She became the first president of the newly formed Iowa Public Television Foundation in 2001. IPTV works to "educate, inform, enrich and inspire the lives of Iowans" serving 1.5 million viewers every week. Nine of 10 Iowans use IPTV content each month.

Prior to her current position, Susan worked with the American Lung Association of Iowa, Wesley Retirement Services and a consulting subsidiary of Wesley, The Grand Group. Raised in Blue Grass, Susan graduated from the University of Iowa. She served on the international board of AFP, the PBS Foundation board and on the board of education for the West Des Moines Community Schools.

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