close up of CB Kuzlik's SEA Sertoma Club Award

Let’s Pave Founder Receives “Service to Mankind” Award from Sertoma

Sertoma is one of the oldest service clubs in the United States whose mission is to improve the quality of life today for those at risk or impacted by hearing loss through education and support. There are local clubs in operation nationwide.

For more than five years, our Founder C.B. Kuzlik has assisted Sertoma through various fund-raising efforts. During that time, C.B. has generated awareness and helped support hearing health programs in the local community and across the nation.

CB Kuzlik receiving sertoma award
Members of SEA Sertoma, the group that nominated C.B.

Earlier this year, the SEA Sertoma Club, based in Chicago Heights, IL, nominated C.B. for the “Service to Mankind” award for his exceptional efforts and contributions to further the Sertoma Mission. And, on Wednesday, November 9th, C.B. was honored by representatives from both the local chapter and national organization during a ceremony held at the Briar Ridge Country Club in Schererville, IN. Cheryl Cherny, member of SEA Sertoma and President Elect for Sertoma, Inc., introduced C.B. and spoke about his generosity and spirit before presenting him with the award.

“C.B. is truly deserving of so much more than we were able to give back to him. However, we are a small group,” explained Ms. Cherny.  She continued, “Nevertheless, we are greatly appreciative of everything he does for the community and beyond.”

“The ceremony was very well done and extremely touching,” commented C.B. Kuzlik. “The work of Sertoma is far reaching and impacts many lives afflicted with hearing loss. I am privileged to support their work and I will cherish this award.”