2017 Convention Follow Up

February 28, 2017

It was great seeing everyone at Convention this year. For those who missed out, don’t worry, we’ll catch you up on a few key details!  Find out who joined the Board(s) and won some of the year’s biggest awards.

President Lifetime Service Awards (Selected by President Don Bartelmay)
Gregg Cooley
Skipper Perry
Sonny Powers
Russ Schwalbert

Regional Sertoman of the Year Award
Allegheny/Canada – Diana Caine-Helwig
Atlantic Coast –
Millicent F. Clapp
Great Lakes –
Michael Maniaci
Great PlainsSteve Sherwood (National winner)
Heart of America – Michael Irish
Mountain West – Jo Carroll, Jr.
Southeastern/Caribbean – Judith Schiavo

Regional Service to Mankind Award
Allegheny/Canada – Brian Carther
Atlantic Coast – John Wardlaw (National winner)

Great Lakes –
James Belt
Great Plains – Kathyrn Lebrsseur
Heart of America – Irene Morelock
Mountain West – Vickie Pacheco
Southeastern/Caribbean – Connie Lindsay

New Sertoma Treasurer

The Sertoma Board appointed Beatrice “Bea” Gabany to serve as the new national treasurer of the organization. She will be in charge of managing the finances of Sertoma Inc. Bea Gabany joined Sertoma in 2005 and has held an impressive amount of roles within the organization including: Director of Allegheny/Canada, Club President, Club Treasurer, Club Secretary,  Club Liaison and Web Master. In the past, she was also a Regional and Certified Trainer. In addition to her past experiences, she has also been awarded with the following: Club Builder Team Award, Service Award (1,000 hours), Presidential Growth Award and Leadership Award.

Hearing Charities of America Adds Board Member
Hearing Charities of America (HCOA) has selected Dr. Rae Guerrero to join the National Board. Guerrero is a licensed Audiologist in the state of Texas and is the co-owner of Trinity Audiology Specialists, PLLC.  She is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and is a member of the Port Arthur Sertoma Club. Guererro currently lives in Nederland, Texas, with her husband Samuel and their two children Liliana and Ezra.


  • Chrissy Smith says:

    I would also like this list please. Thank you so much. Is it possible to have this posted on the website somewhere?

    • Merritt Whitley says:

      Hi Chrissy,

      Yes. This list can be found our website. Please click the link below!


      Thank you.

  • Gustave Dockter says:

    I would like a list of the National Sertoma Officers

    • Merritt Whitley says:

      Hi Gustave,

      Thanks for reaching out. An email has been sent to you with a full list of names.

      If you have additional questions, please let us know.

      Sertoma Inc.


    Thank you for sharing.

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