The Austin Sertoma Club celebrated the installation of new officers and directors and the presentation of the 2011-2012 awards to club members on Saturday evening, June 30th, at Nuevo Leon Restaurant. Congratulations to Sertoman of the year, David Mascarro. The “Bright Idea Award” this year went to Jim Hull for his idea and instigation of our Annual Pancake Breakfast seven years ago. This award will be given annually as our club continues to come up with new “bright ideas.” The “Full Plate Award” for the year was presented to Keena Miller for all of her work on many varied Sertoma Projects, as well as her work with other District Sertoma Clubs that work with the Texas School for the Deaf. Keena received a Kerbey Lane china plate for her dedicated work
SERVICE TO MANKIND AWARD - 2010
Susana Dias, Volunteer Coordinator of Guide Dogs of Texas is Austin SERTOMA Club's 2010 "Service to Mankind" Award Winner.
2010 National Heritage Awards
Pictured are Austin Sertoma members Chuck Banks (L) and Steve Hull (R) with 2010 National Heritage finalists from the Texas School for the Deaf (L-R) Runners up: Niko Lutes-Stein and Deltona Markel; First Place Winners: Nigel Burkhalter and Tamel Smith; Second Place Winners: Nicholas Holton and Ian Hennig.
SERVICE TO MANKIND AWARD - 2009
Kali' P. Rourke, President of the Board of the Seedling Foundation is Austin SERTOMA Club's 2009 "Service to Mankind" Award Winner.
TSD is proud to call the Austin Sertoma Club its 2009 partner of the Year!
TSD’s 2009 Partner of the Year – Austin SERTOMA Club (Pictured l-r, Del Lippard, John Hodnett, Jim Hull, Dee Logan-Hodnett, Dawn Kidd, Keena Miller, Dana Stoddard
The Texas School for the Deaf (TSD) proudly named the Austin Sertoma Club its’ 2009 Partner of the Year. The club was honored, among other notables in the community, at the Austin Partner’s of
Education (APIE) Salute at the downtown Hilton Austin on Tuesday May 5.
Each year at Salute, TSD participates with A Community of Heroes, APIE, Austin Independent School District, and the Austin Chamber of Commerce to honor the teachers, volunteers, business partners and community leaders for their outstanding gifts of time, resources and energy to our schools. One of several clubs in the Heart of Texas district, Austin Sertoma has been a friend to TSD for almost 30 years providing scholarships and assistance for deaf and hard of hearing students in Texas. Since 1963, the Austin Sertoma chapter has been dedicated to providing support and sponsorships to individuals and groups in the community who need assistance.
SERTOMA. A curious word until three very important words come together in unison: SERvice TO MAnkind. Sertoma’s primary mission is assisting people with hearing health issues. Sertoma is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, and is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit civic organization with community-minded members in service clubs all across North America. Every year, Sertomans contribute more than $20 million to local communities through service projects, grants and scholarships - and they have lots of fun doing it while building life-long friendships.
Each year, the Austin Sertoma Club holds fundraisers and supports ongoing commitments to assist TSD with a variety of service projects - an annual Pancake Breakfast held at the school is a fun event with live music and all-u-can-eat full breakfast; the club furnishes travel expenses for TSD’s MathCounts team to compete against other schools for deaf in Rochester New York; a National Heritage essay contest provides the winning middle schoolers with savings bonds for college each year; Sertoma sponsored TSD’s live production of GREASE in 2009, in partnership with DeafACT, Inc. – these are but a few examples of the club’s dedication to TSD.
In 2008, with proceeds from these and other fundraisers, the club broke ground on TSD’s campus to install a sate-of-the-art golf practice green for the school to reestablish its’ golf program. With all new Nike golf equipment donated by Texas singer/songwriter Pat Green and his longtime friend, Tom Kelly, the school now boasts an entire setup to get students exposed to the game of golf and launch a golf team in 2009-2010.
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