Sertoma is a 501c3 non-profit world-wide service organization. Its mission is to exist for the high and noble purpose of SERvice TO MAnkind by communication of thoughts, ideas and concepts to accelerate human progress in health, education, freedom and democracy. Sertoma was founded on April 11, 1912 and is based in Kansas City, Missouri.
Women’s Sertoma was chartered in 1988 and took over sponsorship of Sun Fiesta, one of the largest and most beloved events in this area, in 1993. It is always held on the third full weekend of October. The celebration includes a parade, bed races, Miss Sun Fiesta pageant, arts and crafts, food and beverages, free live entertainment, free Kids Korner activities, ….all of which contribute to making this the fun, family event it is today.
All profits from Sun Fiesta and other smaller fund raising events held throughout the year by Women’s Sertoma are returned to the community in the form of scholarships to local HS Seniors and continuing education students and grants to local non-profit organizations.