Old Capitol Sertoma Club
P.O. Box 658, Iowa City, IA 52244-0658
The Old Capitol Sertoma Club of Iowa City and Coralville is pleased to announce that Dr. Geraldene Felton has been selected to receive the 2014 “Service to Mankind Award.” Formal presentation of the Award will be made at a banquet to be held on Friday, May 9, 2014 at the University Club. Dr. Felton is being recognized for her extensive involvement with charitable and public interest organizations, and her contributions to our community.
The “Service to Mankind Award” is presented annually to non-Sertomans who demonstrate exemplary commitment to public service in our community. Dr. Felton's service to our community has included serving numerous not-for-profit organizations such as the African American Historical Museum and Cultural Center of Iowa, the Iowa Women’s Foundation, Mercy Hospital of Iowa City, and Elder Services of Johnson County. She has also been active in Iowa’s adult literacy programs, giving generously of her time to tutor and help adult learners. In addition she has served as a role model and mentor to minority junior high and high school students. This has included opening her home to students for discussion of opportunities for life success and career development, and by speaking to groups of college students and postdoctoral fellows.
Please go to our News and Announcements page to learn more about Dr. Felton and her service to our community.
Reservations are required for the May 9th award banquet and may be sent to: Old Capitol Sertoma Club, P.O. Box 658, Iowa City, IA 52244. The cost is $45.00 per person.
For more information contact Olga Sassine, Service to Mankind Committee Chairperson, firstname.lastname@example.org or at 319-351-3459, or Gary Ortale, Committee & Treasurer, email@example.com, or at 319-356-5924.
The finalists of the this year's National Heritage Essay Contest were:
Ava Otoadese - Southeast Junior High School
Levi Geyer – Clear Creek Amana Middle School
Wingel Xue – Northwest Junior High School
Zach Starman – North Central Junior High School
The contest was open to all eighth grade students in Johnson County. The topic of this year’s essay was: “What do you believe could be done to encourage more compromise between members of the U.S. Congress?”
Students from Clear Creek Amana Middle School, Northwest Junior High School, North Central Junior High School, and Southeast Junior High School participated in the contest.
The four finalists were honored at a luncheon held at the University Club on Thursday, February 20, 2014. The overall contest winner was Levi Geyer, who received a prize of $500.00 and a recognition plaque. In addition, his school received the traveling trophy until next year’s contest. Each of the other finalists received a prize of $100.00. In addition, each school that participated received a $100.00 donation to be used in the school’s social studies classroom.