service project is assisting the more than 50 million people with
speech, hearing and language disorders. 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 is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.
Sertoma is a 501(c)(4) not-for-profit international organization dedicated
to SERvice TO MAnkind with 20,000-plus members in nearly 700 clubs
across Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the United States. 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.
Chartered in 1928, the Binghamton Sertoma Club was the first Sertoma Club in New York State. Since then,
the Binghamton Sertoma Club has contributed to the growth of Sertoma
by founding four other clubs in this geographic area: Vestal Breakfast,
Endicott, Afton and Ithaca. At the 1985 International Convention, membership
for women was approved and the Binghamton Sertoma Club was the first
club in New York State to admit a woman member.