Fishers Sertoma Club supports hearing impaired


By Renee Larr


The local Fishers Sertoma Club was created in 2001 as part of a larger organization called Sertoma International. SI supports the hearing impaired community. The FSC not only supports Hamilton County’s hearing impaired residents, but also others in need.

“We get a lot of requests for assistance. It depends on the need. The last thing we did for Prevail had nothing to do with the hearing impaired but there was a need in Hamilton County,” Lynn Fischer, Membership Director for FSC said. “Prevail purchased a dog who became the voice box for the children and completely devastated family members that couldn’t communicate. So, the dog became their comfort zone to eventually open them up.”

Other major groups FSC supports are Lutherwood and Come To Me Food Pantry. They also work with 5th graders every year to participate in a local/national contest called the Freedom Essay Program—“What Freedom Means To You.” The group recently donated iPads to the Hamilton Southeastern Foundation to assist American Sign Language interpreters with hearing impaired students.

The group meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday for lunch at Buca di Beppo in Castleton.

“You can join under your name or as a company,” Fischer said. “If you can’t come all the time, you can always send an assistant or someone in your place. Membership is $85 a quarter, and that includes all your meals at the meetings. We don’t make money on our people that join. Our job is strictly to get involved, make a difference and change the community–especially help out Fishers.”

The group currently has over 30 members working to better Hamilton County.

“Guests are always allowed to come to one meeting totally free and we buy them lunch,” said Fischer.

For more information, contact Lynn Fischer at 250-7364 or visit