SERTOMA International is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, SERTOMA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit civic organization with community-minded members in our service clubs across North America. Every year SERTOMA clubs raise more than $20 million for local community service projects. Through these projects, as well as grants and scholarships, SERTOMA clubs return those funds to their respective communities - and they have lots of fun doing it while building life-long friendships.


About Us

SERTOMA: SERvice TO MAnkind. SERTOMA's’s primary service project is assisting the more than 50 million people with hearing health issues. SERTOMA also sponsors community projects to promote freedom and democracy, to assist youth and to benefit a variety of other local community needs, as identified by the individual clubs.

Chartered on September 25, 1929, the Lawrence SERTOMA Club is a community minded civic club located in Lawrence, KS. Our affiliate member is the Schiefelbusch Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic.



2016 SERvice TO MAnkind Award
Jennie Washburn

This award recognizes outstanding community service by a non-SERTOMAN. This is SERTOMA’s number one recognition award for a VOLUNTEER who does not hold membership in a SERTOMA Club. Selection for the award by the SERvice TO MAnkind Committee is based on the service provided by the Volunteer to the community. The Lawrence Club has given this award every year since 1963. The recipients are as varied as they are noteworthy in their contributions to our community.

On December 7, 2016, Robert Gillespie, President of the Lawrence SERTOMA Club, presented the SERvice TO MAnkind Award to Jennie Washburn, one of the founders of the 100 Good Women Organization, at a party celebrating its 20th anniversary. A $500 donation to the organization accompanied the award.


2016 SERTOMAN of the Year
Tom Pollard

SERTOMA stands for SERvice TO MAnkind. As members we give freely to the club. But once a year we recognize the best of us. We award one member with the SERTOMAN of the Year Award. The committee is challenged to find a outstanding member who has gone above and beyond in service to the club and community. The 2016 SERTOMAN of the Year for the Lawrence Club was awarded to Tom Pollard.