Work Weekend May 1-3

April 26th, 2009 by admin No comments »

Work Weekend is coming up! The Work Weekend To-Do List Post contains many days work of projects. Remember to email John Kelly and tell him you are coming. There is a registration form to fill out if you are coming. I am looking forward to helping camp get ready for all the campers!
Janis H-H
Webmaster

2009 Regional Convention Schedule

April 14th, 2009 by admin No comments »

Renee Ward just emailed me the Convention Schedule. I have uploaded the .pdf to the website, here is an extracted version:

Thursday – April 16, 2009
11am Departure Gold @ Tanglewood (Fill out the registration form)
1-6pm Registration/Exhibit Setup
4-6pm Hospitality Room
7-9pm Opening Session and Reception
9-Midnight Hospitality Room

Friday – April 17, 2009
7-8am First Timers Breakfast
8-9:45am Regional Meeting
9:45-10am Break
10-10:30am Joint District Meetings
10:30-Noon District Meetings Chesapeake Bay room 151, Ft. Sumter room 221, Pacesetter Ballroom B, Sandhills room 222, Doug Council 3rd floor meeting room, Henry C. Carter Cotton Mill Restaurant, Pioneer Ballroom A, Wade Hampton Ballroom C.
12:15-2pm Awards Luncheon Ballroom ABC
2-5pm Workshops/Seminars Rooms 151, 221, 222 & Ballroom B& C
2-4pm Workshops
4-5pm Camp Sertoma Club of NC/VA & MD room 151
4-5pm Camp Sertoma of NC Meeting room 151
5-6pm NC Sertoma Endowment Fund room 151
5-6pm Elections Committee 3rd floor meeting room
Dinner – On your own
8-midnight Hospitality Room

Saturday – April 18, 2009
7:00-7:30am Elections Committee
7:30-8:30am Elections
8:45-10am District Meetings
10-10:15am Break
10:15-Noon Regional Meeting
Noon – 1pm Lunch (on your own)
Free Afternoon
1-5pm Tour of Old Salem (Fill out the registration form)
1-5pm Trip to Camp Sertoma of NC
1:30-4:30pm Pre-ILT Training
6:30-7:30pm International Director/Governors Reception (Cash Bar)
7:30-10pm Banquet
10-Midnight Hospitality Room

Hearing Loss Association of NC lists our Camp!

April 10th, 2009 by admin No comments »

Thanks to Steve Barber for bringing our camp to the attention of the HLA-NC folks.  Our camp’s information is located in the NEWS section in the second column right above information about Camp Woodbine.  Way to go Steve! Together we help make our camp a successful one!

Janis

Camp Sertoma in Hearing Health Magazine

March 28th, 2009 by admin No comments »

Big shout out to Michael Hoffman who was interviewed by Hearing Health magazine. His quote, along with a picture of our campers, appears in the Happy Campers article http://www.drf.org/magazine/35/Spring+2009+Issue/article/259 and a listing for our Deaf/HH camp is at: http://www.drf.org/magazine/35/Spring+2009+Issue/article/252
Congratulations to our Camp Club and Michael Hoffman!

Work Weekend To-Do List

March 11th, 2009 by admin No comments »

Below is a list of jobs that need doin’ at the Work Weekend…..  

Sertoma Work Weekend May 1-3, 2009

  1. Build a Bridge across creek behind new archery range
  2. Install 4 new doors in Rec. Hall
  3. Landscape bank in front of West Winston cabin, install french drain
  4. Trim trees around cabins
  5. Clear Wolf Creek Trail
  6. Mulch/landscape around buildings
  7. Paint/repair storage building at ropes course
  8. Clean out/organize storage building at Sertoma Lodge
  9. Install skid protection strips on all ramps
  10. Pressure wash pool
  11. Paint Springhouse
  12. Landscape bank in front of Rec. Hall
  13. Split/stack firewood
  14. Paint bathroom in Rec. Hall

As usual, let John Kelly know which nights and what meals you will need (there is a registration form for that) and bring your own tools and gloves!

Janis H-H
Webmaster

Convention At-A-Glance

February 14th, 2009 by admin No comments »

As you know the 2009 Atlantic Coast Regional Convention is coming up. All members should have received a letter in the mail from John Kelly. If you didn’t please email him. Below is the schedule for the convention at a glance. I am very excited that a visit to Camp Sertoma is one of the three choices for Saturday afternoon. If you haven’t gone down the zip line – now is your chance! Of course there are many hiking trails and a beautiful view from the rocking chairs on the porch for the less adventurous. :-)

Thursday – April 16, 2009
11am Departure Gold @ Tanglewood (Fill out the registration form)
1-6pm Registration/Exhibit Setup
7-9pm Opening Session and Reception

Friday - April 17, 2009
7-8am First Timers Breakfast
8-9:45am Regional Meeting
9:45-10am Break
10-10:30am Joint District Meetings
10:45-Noon District Meetings
12:15-2pm Awards Luncheon
2-5pm Workshops/Seminars
2-6pm Misc. Meetings
Remainder of Afternoon/Evening Free Time 

Saturday – April 18, 2009
6:30-7:30am Elections Committee
7:30-8:30am Elections
8:30-10am District Meetings
10-10:15am Break
10:15-Noon Regional Meeting
Noon – 1pm Lunch (on your own)
12:30-4:30pm Winery Tours (lunch included) (Fill out the registration form)
1-5pm Tour of Old Salem (Fill out the registration form)
1-5pm Trip to Camp Sertoma of NC
1:30-4:30pm Pre-ILT Training
6:30-7:30pm International Director/Governors Reception
7:30-9:30pm Banquet
9:30-Midnight Hospitality Room

Sertoma HQ’s Blog

February 14th, 2009 by admin No comments »

Sertoma has a new blog. http://sertomablog.wordpress.com/

You can subscribe to their RSS feed to get regular updates and comment on important news and events.

Presidential Growth Incentives

February 14th, 2009 by admin No comments »

2008-2009 Presidential Growth Incentives   
Recruitment Award

All Sertomans that recruit a New Member will receive a Presidential “I Believe” growth pin. For each New Member you recruit, you will also have your name entered into a special drawing.
Prizes will be awarded in

Nashville, at the 2009 Annual Sertoma Convention. You could be eligible to win a digital camera, a television, or a DVD player.

There is Still Time to Earn the 2nd Chance GEM

The 2nd Chance GEM Award recognizes Sertomans for club involvement, recruiting new members, supporting Sertoma programs and participating in Sertoma Division activities. 
This opportunity is effective only until 6/30/2009.

Deaf Camp 2009 Brochure Posted

February 12th, 2009 by admin No comments »

Deaf Camp BrochureSandy Waterman just finished the 2009 Deaf HH Camp Brochure. Please share it with all your fellow club members, neighbors and co-workers. Our goal this year is 100 campers! Let’s all work together to help make this year the best ever!

$4 million for 4-H camps

January 10th, 2009 by admin No comments »

I wanted to let you know that on Tuesday of this week the Council of Government and Governor Easley announced that the NC 4-H Camps, along with a lot of other state agencies, will be receiving funding for capital improvements.  This was part of the Governor’s plan to “jump start” North Carolina’s economy.  The 4-H camps will be receiving $4 million.

We are receiving this in large part due to your help with the lobbying efforts you performed on May 21 of last year.  Thank you so much for efforts and continual support of Sertoma 4-H Center.  While we have not yet ironed out the exact details of how much each facility will receive, I expect Sertoma 4-H Center to receive a substantial amount and the majority of the money will be used to renovate the cabins and possibly replace two cabins.  A smaller portion of the money will be used for repairs to the pool and for repairs/upgrades to the rec. hall.

In other news from the camp we have finally started on the new maintenance facility.  The contract was awarded to a local contractor out of Tobaccoville.  The wet weather has slowed down progress but we still hope to have the building completed by the end of January.

Again, thank you for your continual support of Sertoma 4-H Center.  I hope to see all of you at the mid-winter meeting on January 24.

Thank You,
Keith Russell
Director
Sertoma 4-H Center
Phone 336/593-8057
Fax 336/593-9031
keith_russell@ncsu.edu