JOIN US ... If you would like to join the Lawrence SERTOMA Club, participate in our BarBQ fund raiser and events, and truly make a difference in the lives of people throughout the Lawrence and Douglas County area, we encourage you to contact the Club.
For information:
memberships@lawrencesertoma.org

 

 

 

 

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What We Do

SERTOMA’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.

 

SERTOMA 48 BarBQ

Started in 1998, the SERTOMA 48 BarBQ has been the core fundraising event for the Lawrence SERTOMA Club. Held in May at Broken Arrow Park in Lawrence, KS, 48 teams compete for prizes and the Grand Champion gets to compete at the American Royal World Series of Barbecue®.

 

 

KU Schiefelbusch Clinic for Speech and Hearing

Since 1978, the Lawrence SERTOMA Club has donated funds to the KU Schiefelbusch Clinic for Speech and Hearing for their use for unfunded needs. Since 2004, a major part of the Club Sponsorship Fund has been donated to the Schiefelbusch Clinic for their summer camp for children with speech and hearing challenges. Registrations quickly fill the Camp to capacity and there is usually a waiting list.

 

 

Flag Poles

A SERTOMA International program is National Heritage. Lawrence SERTOMA Club has donated flag poles to help recognize our National Heritage. Most of the flag poles are lighted to permit the U.S. Flag to be flown 24 hours a day. Some of the flag pole locations are:
Lawrence City Hall Visitor Center (former Union Pacific Depot)
Watkins Museum
Community Building
Holcom Ball Field
YSI Ball Field
Indoor Aquatic Center
Lawrence Sports Pavilion
Lawrence Memorial Hospital

 


Hearing Loop

The Club has funded the Hearing Loop for The Lawrence Public Library and The Lawrence Community Theater. The induction loop is to hearing aids, what Wi-Fi is to laptops. Looping allows hearing assistive devices to serve as wireless loudspeakers, delivering clear, sharp, customized sound right from inside the ears. It can be adapted to use in large public spaces, such as airports and auditoriums. But it can just as easily be installed in churches, drive-up business windows and even into a single room at home so the TV or stereo sound becomes a broadcast going directly through the hearing assistive device. Looping is a cost effective way to make more precise hearing available. The value of also having an area looped in the case of emergency situations is priceless.

 

 

Sponsorships

In the late 1930s, the Lawrence Club sponsored the first lights on the ball field at South Park. The ball field was closed some 30 years later and is now where the City Park & Recreation office building is located. SERTOMA Member dues fund the Club's operation. All the profits from the SERTOMA Club's fund raising go into the Sponsorship Fund. Most of the Sponsorship Fund is used for "People" programs. But there are some more visible projects such as the popular Gazebo in Buford Watkins Park that was donated in 1985. Some other people projects funded are Just Food children summer program, and Meals on Wheels publicity program.