Sertoma is one of the oldest service clubs in the United States. We operate nationwide, with deep roots in the communities we serve at the local level. We seek to transform lives and, in doing so, we also transform ourselves. We are men and women who understand that we can accomplish more together than we can alone. We know we can make a difference with our national mission of hearing health and in the other important areas of service our clubs provide. We are people who have heard the call to help. We answer that call every day, all across the country. We are Sertomans.
As the parent organization, Sertoma helps clubs increase the effectiveness of their community service activities. The parent offers clubs structured programs, but with the autonomy, as well as the support, to “do their own thing.”
Sertoma operates through a well-integrated Division structure. Sertoma clubs in the United States and Canada are organized into Districts, supported by District Governors who are elected by the clubs of each District.
Districts are assigned to a Region. The clubs of a Region elect one Director from their Region to serve on the Board of Directors. Sertoma in Mexico is organized as Sertoma Nacional, with its own governing structure, and has an ex-officio seat on the International Board.
The Board of Directors of Sertoma is composed of the Executive Committee and 10 Directors. The Executive Director is a non-voting member of the Board of Directors and serves as the Secretary of the Board.
President: Cheryl Cherny, Schererville, Indiana
President Elect: Edwin Dlugopolski, Oak Lawn, Illinois
Senior Vice President: John Kelly, Lillington, North Carolina
Junior Vice President: Joy Newman, Tucson, Arizona
Treasurer: Bea Gabany, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Secretary: Steven Murphy, Kansas City, Missouri
Maureen Williams, Allegheny/Canada
Renee Ward, Atlantic Coast Region
Tom Whitaker, Great Lakes Region
Kirk Walters, Great Plains Region
Gretchen Nielsen, Heart of America Region
Jo Carroll, Mountain West Region
Walter “Bud” Osborn, Southeastern/Caribbean Region
Michael Brown, Director at Large
Tim Self, Director at Large
Darryl Ching, Director at Large
Lic. Julio Cesar Martínez Vazquez , President
Shaylynn Smith (right) was inspired to pursue audiology because of her brother Trevor (left) who has a form of dwarfism and moderate to severe hearing loss. With the help of Sertoma's scholarship, she is now pursuing her degree at Washington University.