2014-01-24 / Society

2013 Columbia Sertoman of the Year

Contributed by Joe Azar, president of Columbia Sertoma Club

Danny Williams Danny Williams Danny Williams was recently named the 2013 Sertoman of the Year. The award is given annually by the Columbia Sertoma Club to recognize the Columbia Sertoma member who most represents the values of the organization: commitment to public service and true “Service to Mankind.”

(Sertoma = SERvice TO MAnkind: http://www.sertoma.org/)

Williams served as both president and chairman of the club during 2013, an unusual and very demanding dual set of roles. In these positions he ran club meetings, oversaw multiple boards and committees, and provided invaluable guidance in charting the forward course and keeping the club true to its mission, which is Service to Mankind. In the face of the demands from serving simultaneously in two extremely important positions, something never done in club history, he excelled in true leadership and humanitarian ways.

In addition to his recent service, Danny has been a member of Sertoma since 1997; has attended numerous district, regional, and national conventions; and has participated in and led many of the club’s fundraising and service events, most notably the Carolina Children’s Home Fundraiser that has raised more than $ 3.6 million since 1968. His commitment to public service is enormous, envious, and quite frankly knows few bounds. Danny Williams is an excellent example of what a Sertoman should be! About Columbia Sertoma:

The Columbia Sertoma Club (http://columbiasertoma.org) is one of the oldest and most prestigious service organizations in the Columbia area. Started in 1950, its mission is twofold: to raise money for other local charitable organizations by coordinating and hosting fundraising projects and events and to encourage civic engagement by hosting weekly meetings featuring community leaders of all types.

Since 1950, Columbia Sertoma Club has assisted approximately 100 local charities and raised approximately $4 million.

Columbia Sertoma Club members fund club operations only through member dues, thereby donating 100% of all profit from all service projects to local charitable organizations of need, an accomplishment very few organizations can claim.

For any further information, please contact Joseph Azar, president of Columbia Sertoma Club, at 513-3357, or via email at josephazar@upstairsaudio.com. The media is always welcome to attend club meetings. If any media organization would like to be kept informed of upcoming speakers and events, please email Joseph Azar to request.

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