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11th Annual Sertoma Tailgate this Saturday, Sept 9!

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Tailgate 2017

Join us for the 11th annual Columbia Sertoma Tailgate Party! This is the original and largest tailgate party fundraiser in the Midlands of SC. It will take place at The Coop, located at 1100 Key Road by Williams Brice Stadium.

The purpose is to raise dollars that will be used to support other non profit organizations in our area. Since 1950 the club has supported more than 100 organizations and donated more than $4 million.

The event will include:
1. Five (5) well known BBQ chefs serving food and competing for 1st place. Attendees will vote after eating food from each of the chefs. BBQ chefs competing will include:

Flyin J Smokers – Jimmy Clark
Smoke on the Water – Pittman Smoker
Ludicrous Foods
Sessins BBQ
East Coast Smoke

2. The USC / Missouri game on big screen televisions

3. The Midlands Cornhole Championship

4. Music and entertainment

5. Door prizes and giveaways from local businesses

Doors at The Coop open at 4:00 pm ET, the game starts at 7:00 pm ET.

Tickets are available:
1. Online at https://sertomatailgate.eventbrite.com
2. At the event – walk-ups are welcome
3. From any Sertoma Club member

Jim Felder, Civil Rights Hero and Author, Speaks to Sertoma

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Jim Felder

James “Jim” Felder, a noted and very well known civil rights advocate, former legislator, and author spoke to the club at the August 15 meeting.

The primary topic of Mr. Felder’s talk was the penny sales tax in Richland County and how that money is being spent.

A few points from the talk:

  • He got involved initially because bus service was going to stop.  Too many people depend on buses and he didn’t want to see that happen.
  • While there has been much criticism of the way the penny tax is being managed he pointed out much good has been done, most of which we never hear about because the county is doing a terrible job of promoting it.
  • He does not in any way condone illegal or unethical behavior and pointed out the two people that have left their positions, Councilman Washington and Councilman Newman, were found to have violated tax law.  It had nothing to do with the penny tax or the good that is being done with the money.
  • He, like many other citizens, is waiting for a final word and court decision now.

Mr. Felder is tremendously accomplished having written the book “I buried John F. Kennedy”, the booklet “Know Your South Carolina Government”, and published “A Directory of Black Elected and Appointed Officials in South Carolina”.  He also served in the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1970-72 and was only the tenth black American to serve with the SC Honor Guard.

10th Annual Tailgate Fundraiser – Sept. 10 for Miss. St Game – Tickets on Sale Now

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Wells Fargo Advisors is one of the many sponsors making the event possible.

The Columbia Sertoma Club invites everyone interested in football and local charities to it’s 10th annual Tailgate Party, presented by Wells Fargo Advisors!  Started 2007 it is the original and largest tailgate party fundraiser in the Midlands of SC.  The purpose is to raise dollars that will be used to support other local nonprofit organizations in our area. Since 1950 the club has supported approximately 100 local groups and raised $4 million.

The event is always a great opportunity to have fun while doing good.  Just a few of the highlights…

  • Four famous BBQ chefs serving food and competing for 1st place, and one world-famous company producing grits (all you can eat)
    • East Coast Smoke
    • Ragin Cajun BBQ
    • Ronnie’s Ribs
    • Flyin J Smokers
    • Congaree Milling
  • The USC/Mississippi State football game on big screen televisions
  • A true open bar with top shelf drinks
  • The corn hole world championship!  Ok, maybe not “world championship” but it’s a pretty big deal.
  • Music and other entertainment
  • Amazing door prizes from local businesses, as our “thank you” to attendees

All of the above is included with the price of a ticket.  Tickets are just $30/single and $50/double.  This is the best deal you will likely ever see.

Tickets are available for purchase in three ways:

  1. Online at https://sertomatailgate2016.eventbrite.com
  2. At the event on Saturday, September 10 (you’re welcome to get them at the check-in table)
  3. From any Sertoma Club member – find one today and ask!

WHEN

WHERE

The Coop – 1100 Key Road, Columbia, SC 29201 

WHY

To raise dollars for local nonprofit organizations.  We have since 1950, for more than 67 years.

SPONSORS:

We would like to thank the following companies for their gracious support:

  • Wells Fargo Advisors
  • The Building Company
  • Hucks & Felker Law Firm
  • Image 360
  • Upstairs Audio
  • Office Depot

2016-2017 Sertoma Meeting Schedule Announced

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Joe Wilson, US House Representative, addressed the club and took questions from attendees.

The 2016 – 2017 Sertoma Club meeting schedule has been announced.  Eight (8) meetings will be held in 2016 before the Christmas break and another 16 will be held between January and August of 2017.

All meetings take place at Dupre’s, located at 300 Senate Street in the Vista area, down by the river.  Each meeting features a world-class lunch and influential media, government, sports and entertainment leaders from throughout the Midlands.

2016
August 1 & 15
September 12 & 19 (September 5 is Labor Day)
October 3 & 17
November 7 & 14 (November 21 is Thanksgiving week and many leave town)
December 5 & 19  (Updated to correct the 3 to 5)

2017
January 9 & 23 (Jan 16 is MLK holiday)
February 6 & 20
March 6 & 20
April 3 & 17
May 1 & 15
June 5 & 19
July 10 & 17
August 7 & 21

2016-2017 Columbia Sertoma Board of Directors Named

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The Columbia Sertoma Club has named new board members for the upcoming year – 2016 – 2017.  The Columbia Club was started in 1950 and is now in it’s 67th year of assisting local charities.

New board members include:

Joe Azar
Joe Hodson
Martin Izett
Matt Varner
Jamie Tupper
Neal Sutker
Dee Moise
Beth Crawford
Todd Lewis

Each will serve at minimum a one year term with some serving two.  Responsibilities will vary and fundraisers for the year will include the Annual Tailgate Fundraiser, St. Patty’s Day beverage sales, as well as other initiatives.

Founded in 1912, Sertoma Inc. has more than 500 clubs in this country, Canada and Mexico. The nonprofit’s headquarters is in Kansas City, Missouri.  The club has a national headcount of 10,000.