The Gimlet
Volume 107 #25
This Week at Rotary
We Meet at Noon
December 23, 2021
(Also Via Zoom)
Plated Meal Served
(Zoom Meeting Opens at 11:45)
A  Rotary  of  Duluth  Club  #25  Christmas
Featuring The Rotary Singers
Join your fellow Club #25 Rotarians for our last gathering for 2021.
Highlights from Last Week’s Meeting
by Rob Hofmann with Photos by Jerry Thoreson
Over the river and through the woods Rotarians came to the Boat House in the Fitger’s Complex for holiday fellowship, great food, and plenty of Christmas spirit. This was a festive occasion that saw many Rotarians – new members and old – come together ready to celebrate the season!  The buffet-style meal featured walleye fingers, vegetarian eggrolls, cheesy avocado dip, and an Italian-style Prime Rib sliced to order!
The Rotary Singers welcomed a few new faces this year! Noah Holland and his new bride Lorelei are a musical duo who promise to share their talents this Thursday! Led by Past Assistant Governor Phil Strom, we listed to full-throated renditions of numerous Christmas favorites.  The Rotary Singers will have an encore performance at our December 23rd meeting. Do not miss it!
As the old saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words.... Let these pics paint a holiday portrait for you!
The Special Events Team -Thank You!
(L to R) President Chana Stocke, President-Elect Barb Perrella, Chair Mary Niemeyer
Past Assistant Governor Al Makynen with Liz Makynen,
Jim Landwehr with wife Nancy,
Tom Homan and Sheryl Homan
Elizabeth Simonson
Past President Michael Orman
Gary Melander, Tom Young and Vinod Gupta
Jerry Pelofske with wife Christine
Past President Dean Casperson with wife Patra Sevastiades
Jeff Fifield and Allen Anway
Past Assistant Governor Phil Strom, Judy Rogers with and Past District Governor Earl Rogers,
Doug Erickson, Greg Peterson and Jenny Peterson with Jon Ohman
Rotary Bells Ring on Behalf of the Salvation Army!
Club 25 Rotarians volunteered for bell ringing for the Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign. All donations were matched by Miner's Super One. Ringers included Jerry Pelofske, President Chana Stocke, Past President Branden Robinson, Jim Landwehr, Patra Sevastiades and Past Assistant Governor Phil Strom.
Past Assistant Governor Phil Strom with Patra Sevastiades
President Chana Stocke
This Week's Meeting
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Holiday Center Great Lakes Ballroom
200 W. Superior St
Duluth, MN
United States of America
There will be NO CLUB MEETING on December 30.
Venue Map
Dec 23, 2021
Come relax and just chill with your fellow Club #25 Rotarians
Dec 30, 2021
Jan 06, 2022
Historic West Duluth Theatre
Jan 13, 2022
The Depot - Part II of Historic Union Depot
Jan 19, 2022
Vikre Distillery Tasting
Jan 20, 2022
The Power and Strength of Emotional Grit
Jan 27, 2022
Northern Lights Express Train
Feb 17, 2022
View entire list
Upcoming Events
Rotary Board of Directors
Dec 21, 2021 3:30 PM
Rotary Board of Directors
Jan 18, 2022 3:30 PM
Rotary Board of Directors
Feb 15, 2022 3:30 PM
View entire list
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Elizabeth Simonson
December 2
Elaine Hansen
December 14
Holly Sampson
December 14
Harvey Smith
December 18
Dave Holappa
December 21
Paul Helstrom
December 27
David Clark
December 28
Tom Young
December 31
Join Date
Michelle Buria
December 1, 2005
16 years
Betty George
December 2, 1993
28 years
Mark Peterson
December 4, 2008
13 years
Paul Wojciak
December 16, 2020
1 year
David Fulda
December 17, 1998
23 years
Elizabeth Simonson
December 18, 2018
3 years
Official Publication of
Rotary Club of Duluth
207 W. Superior St.
Suite 201
Duluth Minnesota 55802
Al Makynen
Darlene Anderson
Rob Hofmann
Al Makynen
Traci Marciniak
Phil Strom
Steve Yorde
Jerry Thoreson
Rotary Office Hours:
By Appointment Only
Until Further Notice