Citrus Sertoma 2.0 Accepts Proclamation for World Hearing Day 2022

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on March 6, 2022

For more than 40 years Citrus Sertoma 2.0 of Citrus County has worked tirelessly on behalf of area
disadvantaged and disabled citizens contributing tens of thousands of volunteer hours and hundreds of
thousands of dollars in Service to Mankind.

Citrus Sertoma 2.0 Accepts Proclamation for World Hearing Day 2022

The club merged two local clubs in July 2021 to better serve the community and now Citrus Sertoma 2.0 boasts four past international club directors, Rainer Jakob, Jerry Myer, Bud Osborn, and Mike Vaughan, which is a rarity in clubs across the nation.

On Tuesday, February 22 club members accepted the “World Hearing Day 2022 in Citrus County”
proclamation from the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners. World Hearing Day is an annual
event held on March 3 to raise awareness of hearing loss prevention and hearing care. The day was
created by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2007 and was originally known as International Ear
Care Day.

The World Hearing Day 2022 theme is “To hear for life, listen with care” will focus on the importance
and means of hearing loss prevention through safe listening, and maintaining good hearing across the
life course. World Hearing Day is observed to raise public awareness about how to avoid deafness and
hearing impairment, as well as to support ear and hearing care around the world.

Citrus Sertoma Club 2.0 works hard throughout the year to give monetarily and with their time to Camp
Endeavor, a 501c3 summer camp for deaf and hard of hearing children; Kids Deaf Baseball Camp at the
Villages; Sertoma Youth Ranch which provides youth groups from all over Florida the opportunity to
enjoy the outdoors at no charge, including physically and mentally challenged children, and the Sertoma
Foundation mobile audiology van out of New Port Richey which provides pediatric hearing screenings
and evaluations at local daycares and preschools, along with fitting and dispensing hearing aids. The
foundation’s focus is rural and under-served communities. The Foundation has screened over 23,000
children and 200 plus adults in the greater Tampa region, which includes Citrus County.

And of course, the Club gives back right here in Citrus County in many ways including donations to the
Boy Scouts and our Citrus County School District by adopting classrooms each year and providing
funding for the Family Resource Center, C.H.I.P.S., and F.F.R.A. We look forward to seeing the
community at our food tent at the Floral City Strawberry Festival on March 5 and 6.

The public is always welcome at Citrus Sertoma meetings which are the 1 st and 3 rd Wednesday of each
month at 6:30pm at our new location, the Moose Lodge, 221 S Haid Terrace (off Gulf to Lake Hwy),
Lecanto 34461.

For more information visit: https://sertoma.org/

SERvice TO Mankind, SERTOMA. It’s more than just how we got our name, it’s been our foundation for
over 100 years. Sertomans across the country are unified with a single purpose: serve our communities
and improve the lives of those who need help.

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