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Force Behind the 4th Honored

Roy Holiday being honored for his contribution to the Georgetown SERTOMA Club

 


For the past 27 years the club has organized the annual " Family 4th of July in San Gabriel Park." Over 6000 people attended this years celebration and over 50,000 people watched the fireworks. The club began holding the event at the urging of Roy Holliday. The club recently honored Roy for his work organizing the event which has become the largest one day event in Georgetown. President Paul Hooper presented Roy with a plaque honoring his work.


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Bill Marsh – SERTOMAN OF THE YEAR


Our Sertoman of the year this year is Bill Marsh. He has been active in all club activities for many years. He became president in 2005, when the then president left in mid-term. He again held the office for a full year beginning in June 2009. He has been the Chairman of the Board on three occasions for a total of five years. His leadership skill led to productive board meetings being held in one hour. He has also held the position of National Heritage Director.
Bill has been active in the planning of the Red Poppy Bike Ride, assisting rider registration the past three years. He regularly works the annual Fourth of July celebration, the largest one day celebration in the city.  Additionally he helps with our flag program.
For the past four years he has organized the Middle and High Schools on our annual essay contest, selecting the subject, arranging for the scoring and organizing the Awards Ceremony.
When new member orientations are held he has organized them and participated in educating the new members about the club activities. Besides recruiting new members he serves as a mentor to them.
Annually he volunteers over three hundred hours to the club and is the club is proud to honor him as Sertoman of the year.



Service to Mankind Winner

GEORGETOWN SERVICE TO MANKIND - Ty Gipson

This year the Georgetown Clubs recipient of the Service To Mankind Award is Ty Gipson. Ty grew up a brittle diabetic. Although he lived as normal a life as possible when he was thirty his diabetes became unable to control. His kidneys began to fail as well as his pancreas. He received one of the first double organ transplants when he received a kidney donated by his mother and a pancreas from a teen age girl who died in a traffic accident.  After recovering from his surgery he made a conscious decision to help others through volunteering. He has done this while operating an award winning Minuteman Press franchise with his wife Crystal.
His volunteer activities include serving on the board of directors of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce for the past four years holding the positions of Secretary, Chairman of the Chamber Ambassadors, Vice Chairman of Economic Development and Vice Chairman of the Manufacturing  Alliance. He has been honored as Ambassador of the Year and also Chamber Volunteer of the Year. He volunteers his time to the city as Chairman of the Georgetown Convention and Visitors Bureau. He is also the President of the Georgetown Business Network and organized their recent blood drive. He is a spokesperson for the Central Texas Blood Center.
His passion is organ donation awareness. He is active in the Texas Organ Sharing Alliance, speaking at conferences, high schools, hospitals and giving media interviews. He is also a volunteer for Donate Life Texas helping to register Texans as organ donors and has testified before a committee of the Texas legislature. In 2011 he helped found the Georgetown Organ Awareness Teens (GOATS) club at the Georgetown High School.
This year he co-founded 1equals8 an association to promote organ awareness and the many types of organs that can be donated as well as who can be an organ donor. Many hours are given to these causes while still working fulltime in his business with his wife. In the past he has been a Lion and a Rotarian.  Both Crystal and he have volunteered at the Lions camp as orientation counselors. He is active in his church and due to an untimely death in his immediate family, he takes an active role in his nieces and nephews daily their lives so they never miss a beat as well as being father to two children of his own.


 

2012 Red Poppy Ride

2010 Essay Contest Review and Winners

Georgetown Sertoma Club is SHARP!

Georgetown Sertomans Pay Tribute to Horses for Heroes

Caring Place Recognizes Club

At the July 22nd meeting John Stock, Executive Director of the Caring Place presented the club with a plaque recognizing the club for the support since it
was founded. Doug Smith and Jim Montgomery represent the club on their board.

 

 


 

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