Finalists Honored at 2016 National Heritage Essay Contest Luncheon

Each year the Old Capitol Sertoma Club sponsors an essay contest open to all eighth grade students in Johnson County, Iowa. The essay contest focuses on issues related to our country’s government or national heritage. The topic of this year's essay was: “Should Iowa Continue to Use the Caucus System to Elect Candidates?” Students from North Central Junior High School, Northwest Junior High School, Regina Junior High School, and South East Junior High School participated in the contest.

Join Us for Lunch!

Our club meets for lunch each Thursday at noon in the west meeting room at the University Club, 1360 Melrose Ave., Iowa City, Iowa.  If you are interested in becoming a member, please join us as a guest for lunch!  To learn more about our club, please click here or use the Contact page to email us.

Our speaker on May 12th will be Professor Lenore Holte from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Iowa. Professor Holte's research interests include hearing assessment of children and adults with disabilities, newborn hearing screening, and immittance audiometry. It should be an interesting presentation!

Future speakers and meetings can be found on our Schedule page.​​

 The finalists were:

          Megan Ries - North Central Junior High School

          Ken Wilbur - Northwest Junior High School

          Stephanie Stenger - Regina Junior High School

          Quincy Ott - South East Junior High School         


The finalists were honored at a luncheon held at the University Club on Thursday, February 25, 2016. The overall winner, announced at the luncheon, was Quincy Ott. Mr. Ott received a $500.00 prize and a commemorative plaque. South East Junior High School also received the traveling trophy until next year's contest. Each of the other finalists received a $100.00 prize and certificate. In addition, each school received a $100.00 donation to be used in its social studies or government studies classroom.

Pictured from left to right: Stephanie Stenger, Regina; Megan Ries, North Central; Quincy Ott, South East; Ken Wilbur, Northwest

Sertoma's 37th Annual Airport Breakfast

                                               Our 37th Annual Airport Breakfast took place on Sunday, August

                                                      30th, from 7 a.m. to Noon at the Iowa City Municipal Airport. In

                                                      addition to pancakes, the event included live air shows, aviation

                                                      exhibits, free hearing screenings, antique and sports cars, and other

                                                      displays and activities for all ages, including Duder the Clown. We

                                                      greatly appreciate the support from all of our sponsors. The net

                                                      proceeds from the event will be used to support our club's programs

                                                      and activities.

of Iowa City and Coralville