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Bill Ditman

Our Chapter Founder

Bill Ditman founded our chapter in 2006. 

Bill became a Sertoman after he retired from American Electric Power Company. His role was the connecting point between the company and all civic activities. This sparked his passion to join a civics organization.  He looked into several organization but all of them only had a single purpose. Bill wanted to be able to be part of an organization that meets any and all community needs. He was introduced to Sertoma by a church member and first joined the Sertoma club of Lancaster Ohio. 

After attending a speaking event at Lancaster College, Bill stopped to talk to the guest speaker because he was planning to move to the Fort Worth area and the speaker was none other than Dave Lieber, Columnist for the Fort Worth Star Telegram at the time and author.  Bill wanted to start a club when he moved here and Dave suggested Watauga. Dave agreed to write a few articles to get exposure for the club here in Watauga as there were no civic services clubs in the area. 

Becoming the energy of the club, Bills initial initiatives were Shoes for Kids and helping students that needed clothing and food for students in need.  

Since then, the club has grown to over 40 members (Bill's goal was 40) and have sustained numerous fundraising events and have helped many children and families in need.

Click below to hear our very own Sal Torres interview Bill about how he founded the club and what his motivation was to get the club off its feet and make it successful.  

Audio-12-12-2022-13-06-08Bill Ditman the story of Sertoma Watauga
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