Can you smell
it? It’s in the air…no, not the pungent aroma of a tailgating delectable, it’s even
better than that. It’s the scent of a Sertoma Club on the move. A Sertoma Club
doing great things…and that Sertoma Club is THE Richland Sertoma Club! It started
nearly 50 years ago and continues until today and it’s because of members like
you. People who not only say you want to provide SERvice TO MAnkind, but
actually do. You don’t have to look any further than last month at the
Sportsarama when so many of you not only lent your hands by selling ads for the
souvenir programs, you also came and worked at the event itself. A simple but
extremely heartfelt thanks to each and everyone who did their part in making
the 2008 Sportsarama the huge success it was.
said that “success builds on success” and I have to agree with the maxim. From a growing membership, to active and
supportive cadre of each of you, we continue to do what ever needs to be done.
For our Club to continue to further grow and develop in the future, I have
asked each committee chair to begin the process of writing the basics
procedures for their mission. Along with writing their procedural guide, I’m
asking that they designate members of their respective committees as mentees
for whom they can share their institutional knowledge. If you’re not already in
a leadership role in our Club, I encourage you to accept the offer to become
one if asked. You’ll learn from those who’ve done it – walked the Club’s walk –
and talked the Club’s talk. Moreover, you’ll learn what needs to be done
without ever having to reinvent the event yourself. You’ll only need to learn
how to replicate what’s been done over and over again. And I might add, done
You will not
want to miss a Club meeting in September! On September 4th, Warner Montgomery will share his
own brand of South Carolina
history with us. As always,
Warner’s history, while accurate, is one you’ve probably never heard before!
Then on September 18th, Libby Anne Inabinet, State Director of the South
Carolina Recording for the Blind and Dyslectic (RFB&D) will tell us all about her non-profit organization.. I
encourage you to come and learn more about the important work RFB&D does in
recording school textbooks to aid students with reading disabilities.
orientation and installation of our newest members will be held at the Summit
Club on Tuesday evening, September 9th at 6:00pm, immediately before
Whitney’s next meeting of the Board. Please plan to come in support of Evelyn Abernathy, Rosemary
Bryant, Sally Langer, Valerie Russell
and Phil Simoneaux, as they become members of our Club. Thank you to our very
own Jeff Hanson who will once again serve as our orientation facilitator at
this special event.
please remember that the the Fall District Conference is scheduled for
Saturday, October 4th at the Woodside Plantation Country Club in
Aiken. Please let me know if you’d like to attend and I’ll be certain to
immediately forward an application form to you.
please do whatever you can to support our
2008 Annual Sertoma Charity Golf Tournament on Friday, October 31st
at Fort Jackson. Funds raised by this event
support Palmetto Base Camp, Inc. and Camp
Sertoma of South Carolina. This year the event is
co-chaired by Jeff Hanson and Fred Lamphere and further implemented with
committee members Mike Cashman, Steve Etheredge, Leighton McLendon, Phil
Simoneaux, Jack Sterne and Valerie
Russell. If you’ve not already done so, please go to the calendar section of
our website, and download your registration and sponsorship forms.
thank you again for all you do on behalf of those we serve. You do make a
difference, and you are truly appreciated!
In SERvice TO MAnkind,