An amount of $7,000 was deposited in an account for the formation of this scholarship. Additional funds will be added to this account yearly from net proceeds of the Rob Bennett Memorial Golf Tournament, the 2006 event coming up in October, and the annual Service To Mankind Raffle conducted every spring.
The scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduating senior who either participated in secondary speech, hearing, and language programs or to someone wishing to pursue a study in these fields.
This was the last official act of the 2005-2006 Board of Directors, whose term expired June 30, 2006. In making the announcement, outgoing President Joey Sayer had praise for the support the community has given the Thomaston Sertoma Club's fund raising projects the last several years, making the establishment of this scholarship possible.
Sertoma Scholarship Proclamation
WHEREAS, the future availability of a skilled workforce familiar with the needs of children with speech, hearing, and language disabilities depends on affordable education opportunities for our young people; and
WHEREAS, scholarships supply funds to help pay for the cost of postsecondary schooling and encourage study and involvement in needed fields of study; and
WHEREAS, scholarships challenge, encourage, and give hope to students of all physical and socioeconomic backgrounds to obtain the benefits of a postsecondary education;
NOW, THEREFORE, WE, the Thomaston SERTOMA Club Board of Directors do hereby proclaim on this the 23rd day of June 2006, the formation of the:
Thomaston SERTOMA Speech, Hearing and Language Scholarship to enable the pursuit of postsecondary education by those who have participated in speech, hearing, and language programs and by those wishing to study the speech, hearing, and language disciplines.