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SERvice TO MANkind

Headquartered and founded in Kansas City, Mo. in 1912, Sertoma is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit international organization dedicated to SERvice TO MAnkind, with 19,000 members in over 650 clubs across Canada, Mexico and the United States. Every year Sertoma Clubs raise more than $20 million for local community service projects. Through these projects, as well as grants and scholarships, Sertoma clubs return those funds to their respective communities.

Our Clubs actively promote freedom and democracy programs.  Sertomans communicate the anti-drug message to today's youth.  SERTOMA offers a diversity of community services.  Local Sertoma Clubs choose sponsorships based upon the community's needs.

Mission Statement

SERTOMA exists for the high and noble purpose of Service to Mankind  by communication of thoughts, ideas and concepts to accelerate human progress in the Health, Education, Freedom and Democracy.  The primary focus of SERTOMA  is communication...helping people with speech and hearing disabilities.

For more information about Sertoma and its community clubs, visit www.sertoma.org or call (877) 737-8662.

SERTOMA FOUNDATION

Established in 1959 by SERTOMA International, the foundation was designated as the controlling arm of Sertoma's program of speech and hearing in 1963 and to encourage SERTOMA clubs to help the more than 24 million Americans who have speech and hearing disorders.  In the early years it established several SERTOMA Centers for Communicative Disorders, however, only two remain in existence today - El Paso, TX and Palos Heights, IL.  The program of affiliation has, however, become very successful as nearly 300 facilities are now affiliated with SERTOMA Clubs and the Foundation.  the Foundation provides the funding for scholarships and grants.  It has created public education materials and an advisory council of speech and hearing professionals and was a founding member of the Council for Better Hearing and Speech month.  In 1986 the Foundation coordinated Better Hearing and Speech Month for the entire country.

SERTOMA's annual $75,000 Communicative Disorders Scholarship Program, funded by the Foundation, provides funds for students pursuing Master's Degrees in audio logy or speech-language pathology in the U.S., Canada or Mexico.  Thirty scholarships worth $2,500 each are awarded in the spring to help offset the cost of tuition, books and fees.

QUIET PLEASES PROGRAM

QUIET PLEASES PROGRAM is a public education program about speech and hearing topics like hearing loss/conservation and employment of deaf or hard of hearing people.  The QUIET PLEASES III program focuses on preventing hearing loss in kids.  The target audience is children in third through sixth grade.  The 22 minute video features a cartoon character who explains how we hear, how hearing loss can occur and how to protect the ears in noisy situations.  The video is also available at most Blockbuster stores.  QUIET PLEASES VI program targets teenagers with the message that loud music can cause hearing loss.  The tape includes interviews with musicians and other music industry professionals who have experienced hearing loss due to loud music.  

For more information about Sertoma and its community clubs, visit www.sertoma.org or call (877) 737-8662.

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