Northfield Volunteer Becomes New Sertoma Board President
(PRWEB)September 01, 2015
Debby Larsen, a Northfield, MN professional with Multek Flexible Circuits, Inc., became Sertoma, Inc.’s President on July 1, 2015.
Larsen has served as President-Elect, Senior and Junior Vice President, Treasurer and Director of the Sertoma board from 2004 to 2015.
A member of the College City Sertoma Club – active in the South Minnesota District and Great Plans Region – Larsen served as secretary, vice president, president and chairman of the board. She has won numerous awards and has served in many capacities at Sertoma’s District and Regional levels.
As a Sertoman, Larsen volunteers her time for a multitude of community service events, including those that support people with speech, hearing and language disorders, Sertoma’s primary focus.
Giving back to the community has been a passion of Larsen’s over the years. “Civic organizations are judged by what they can do for the community, and Sertoma defines community service. Sertoma is a wonderful avenue to give back to the community. Our emphasis is on communicative disorders, but we mainly focus on children which are our future.” she said.
In addition to her Sertoma service, Larsen’s community involvement includes being either current or past board member for the Northfield Historical Society, Defeat of Jesse James Days Celebration, Ruth’s House of Hope, and Northfield’s Beyond the Yellow Ribbon. Larsen has also been the volunteer coordinator for Area 10 Special Olympics. She is a member of the Northfield United Methodist Church and the Bell Choir.
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Headquartered and founded in Kansas City, MO in 1912, Sertoma is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit national organization with over 9,000 members in more than 400 clubs across the United States, Canada and Mexico. 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.
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