Find a Club and Take a Selfie!

August 13, 2018

Whether the goal is growing membership, raising funds for service-related endeavors, marketing an event, or finding new connections within your local community, it has become clear in recent years that a solid web presence is vital. This is true for Sertoma at the national level, the club level, and even at the member level.

Sharing our Sertoma stories, at any level, brings our organization to the attention of others. It doesn’t matter if fthey need assistance or want to assist Sertoma in meeting the hearing-related needs of others—if we stay hidden, it’s the same as not existing.

So what can your club do to make sure it has an online presence? Take a club selfie of course! Not sure what a club selfie is? It’s quite simple really, it’s a story. Club stories may share what the club does for the local community or those individuals that make up the community; stories educate by forwarding hearing health related information; they often include pictures of Sertomans doing Sertoma-related things; and most importantly, they explain the who, what, when, where and why’s of your club.

Each club story is a new selfie. Post them to a club Facebook page, Twitter or Instagram feed, or share a quick Snapchat. Take your pick, or post to all. Just make sure to post often!

Did you know that your club also has a national level web profile? It’s located on the Find A Club page hosted by headquarters. It is important to keep your club’s meeting location information up to date on each web presence you have, along with the national Find A Club listing. Take a moment now and locate your club’s marker on the map and verify the information it is sharing. If an update is needed, a club officer can submit it through the new Club Officers: Requests & Updates form.

So start snapping those club selfies and building your web presence. Make some new friends!

Find A Club Tips & Tricks

  • By clicking on the “View Larger Map” icon (see magenta arrow in the first image for icon location), you will be directed to a new page with a larger version of the map.
  • This enlarged view also contains a search function (see yellow arrow in the second image for icon location).
  • By clicking on the magnifying glass icon, a search field will open up. You can search by city name, zip code, or by club name.
  • Please note: When clubs meet in the same location, only one marker will show at a time. To ensure you see all clubs in an area you may wish to search for the city and state after reviewing the map.

     


19 Comments

  • Patricia Finn says:

    im an a senior in need of a hearing aid

    • Merritt Whitley says:

      Hi Patricia,

      Thanks for reaching out! We can do our best to help you find hearing aid assistance. Click the link below to explore a list of state and national resources. You may also use the links at the top to learn more about the national Hearing Aid Project. If you have additional questions, please feel free to give us a call at 816.333.8300.

      https://hearingaiddonations.org/resources/

  • Kitty Wilson says:

    I can do this. I am a retired teacher for Deaf and Hard of Hearing, as well as, students with Learning Disabilities. I have been retired for two years and I miss caring.

  • Kitty Wilson says:

    I would like to know how the club is now. I was a member around 12 years ago. There were clubs in my area that didn’t allow women. So how does the big Sertoma feel about women as hard working members?

    • Merritt Whitley says:

      Hi Kitty!

      Absolutely. Thank you so much for reaching out. We would love to have you involved with us again! I have forwarded your question and information to our Member Services Manager. She will be in touch shortly to follow up, and to assist you directly with all membership related questions!

  • Debbie Booher says:

    My daughter is 30 years old and need hearing aids and her insurance want cover them because of her age. Is there any place she can get help with them. We live in Bristol, Tennessee
    Thanks

    • Merritt Whitley says:

      Hi Debbie,

      We can certainly try to help your daughter find assistance. Please click the below to explore a list of state (select Tennessee) and national resources. You may also use the links at the top of the homepage to learn more about the national Hearing Aid Project. We hope this information helps!

      https://hearingaiddonations.org/resources/

  • Melissa Samples-Ruiz says:

    Is there any organization that will accept a donation of cochlear implant supplies such as external parts, chargers, dryers and batteries? Most of the replacement items are from MedEl. I have an estate sale company in Austin, Texas and would like to donate to a family who could use these extra parts.

  • Debra Parent says:

    I am a senior needing 2 hearing aids. I live alone and my only income is Social Security. I am looking for resources to make it affordable for me.

    • Merritt Whitley says:

      Hi Debra!

      Absolutely, we can try to help you find some assistance. To begin, please click the link below to explore a variety of state and national resources. You may also use the links at the top of the homepage to learn more about the national Hearing Aid Project. We hope this helps. Please let us know if you have additional questions.

      https://hearingaiddonations.org/resources/

  • Teresa Gonzalez says:

    Hello,
    I need to get in touch with the Indiana Sertoma club’s please.
    We are a hearing Loss organization and have some questions to ask you please.
    Teresa Gonzalez
    President, HLAA-Indianapolis
    http://www.hlaa-indianapolis.org

    • Merritt Whitley says:

      Hi Teresa!

      Thanks for reaching out. Please be checking your email, as additional information has been sent. If you have questions, let us know!

  • Pamela Helm for Shirley Helm says:

    My mother is 81 years old and she’s in need of help for hearing aids, was wondering what you could do for her, please let me know Thanks

    • Merritt Whitley says:

      Hi Pamela!

      We can certainly do our best to help your mother find hearing aid assistance. Please click the link below to explore a variety of state and national resources. You may also use the links at the top to learn about the national Hearing Aid Project.

      https://hearingaiddonations.org/resources/

      If you have additional questions, feel free to give us a call at 816.333.8300.

      • Tetrina Johnson says:

        I need a hearing aid

        • Merritt Whitley says:

          Hi Tetrina!

          Thank you for reaching out. We can connect you with a variety of state and national hearing aid resources.

          Please click on the link below to begin searching!

          https://hearingaiddonations.org/resources/

  • Stanley Taylor says:

    I am need of some assistance with obtaining a hearing aid.

    • Merritt Whitley says:

      Hi Stanley,

      We can absolutely help you find assistance.

      Please click the link below to explore a variety of state and national resources. You may also use the links at the top of the homepage to explore the Hearing Aid Project.

      https://hearingaiddonations.org/resources/

      Good luck!

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