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Karen McGrady Elected Columbia Sertoma President

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First female ever to hold the office

Karen McGrady receives her President’s pin from outgoing President Chris Burnette.

The Columbia Sertoma Club recently elected Karen McGrady as President for the upcoming 2009-2010 year. Karen is the first female to ever hold the position in the 59 years the club has been in existence.

Ms. McGrady was introduced and sponsored into the club more than six years ago by Todd Lewis and the late David Gibbons. Over the last six years, she has held nearly every position on the Board of Directors and participated in nearly every fundraiser with the Columbia club. In addition, she’s held multiple positions
at the District and Regional level within Sertoma International.

Karen continues a long line of leaders in Columbia Sertoma and will strive to raise even more dollars for local charities in the upcoming year. The club raised more than $116,000 in 2007-2008, and more than $100,000 in 2008-2009.

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2009-2010 Board of Directors Elected

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Board Combination of Experience and Youth

2009-2010 Board of Directors — (pictured left to right) Ben Plexico, Dan Felker (District Governor), Ralph Williams, Jim Remsey, Joby Castine, Joe Hodson, Brian Kvam, Tracey Wallace, Chris Burnette, John Alam. Seated: Karen McGrady, Danny Williams.

The Columbia Sertoma Club recently elected its Board of Directors for the upcoming 2009-2010 fiscal year. The Board will be charged with providing guidance and oversight for the organization – something every Board has done since Sertoma was started in 1950.

Board members for 2009-2010 include: Chris Burnette (Chairman), Karen McGrady (President), Brian Kvam (VP), Jim Remsey (VP), Joe Hodson (VP), Joby Castine, Ben Plexico, John Alam, Danny Williams, and new members Ralph Williams and Tracey Wallace.

The Club would like to thank every person elected to the Board and express sincere appreciation for the time and dedication it takes to effectively serve and raise dollars. The club raised more than $116,000 in 2007-2008, and more than $100,000 in 2008-2009.

Columbia Sertoma has raised more than $4 million for local charities since it was started in 1950, including more than $3.3 million for the Carolina Children’s Home.

The club meets every Monday at 12:30 and encourages anyone interested to attend. If you’d like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Karen McGrady, please contact Todd Lewis.

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