| SERVICE TO MANKIND
Sertoma's mission is to
improve the quality of life today for those at risk or
impacted by hearing loss through education and support.
Sertoma's vision is to create communities of change under
common leadership and with a common voice that will serve
the many in need. ... For those who cannot hear, there is
Our mission and our passion is to improve the quality of
life for those at risk or impacted by hearing loss
through education and support. Local clubs can also
choose to support other community needs in their
vicinity. Since 1912, volunteers known as Sertomans serve
communities across the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
THE SERTOMA CLUB OF SPRINGFIELD ILLINOIS has been serving
our community since 1954. Our current membership is about
40 men and women. Our local club helps the community in
**We support activities that help people of all ages with
a hearing loss. Low-income can apply for help through our
Sertoma Hearing Aid Request Program (SHARP)
**We award scholarships for upper level college students
in the fields of audiology, speech pathology, and the
education of the hearing impaired.
**We have provided technology to our local school
district to help hearing-impaired students succeed in the
**We have purchased equipment for Lincoln Library, the
Hoogland Center for the Arts, the Legacy Theatre,
Springfield Muni Opera, and the Old State Capitol so that
the hearing impaired can enjoy the programs and
**We support the Sertoma (National) Annual Fund, which
provides college scholarships for hearing impaired
students and those studying audiology.
**We have supported the Boys and Girls Club of Central
Illinois for over 60 years, providing support for their
summer day camp, Camp Sertoma, at Lake Springfield and
for recent renovations of their main facility.
**Because of our location in Abraham Lincoln's home town,
we have been involved in many national heritage
activities. Volunteers assist at the naturalization of
new citizens and provide national heritage documents to
them, several times a year at the Old State Capitol.
**We support other youth activities including the Golden
Laurel Awards, which honor outstanding high school
seniors from our six high schools.
**We are very proud of our Sister Sertoma Club in San
Pedro de las Colonias, Coahuila, Mexico. Members from
both cities have participated in many exchange visits and
**We also support other community organizations such as
the Salvation Army, Mini O'Beirne Crisis Nursery, Sojourn
Shelter, Central Illinois Food Bank, and various local
food pantries, in an effort to improve the quality of
life in the Springfield area. During our fiscal year 2021
we disbursed over $5000.00 to over 12 community
OFFICERS & BOARD 2022 TO 2023
|PROGRAMS VICE PRESIDENT
|SERGEANT AT ARMS
||Lou Von Behren