Volume 106 #54
This Week at Rotary
We Meet at Noon on Thursday
July 22, 2021
(Also Via Zoom)
Plated Meal Served
(Zoom Meeting Opens at 11:45)
Bill Tobin
ShelterBox USA
Responding to Disaster and Conflict
As the COVID disaster locked down the world in the spring of 2020, Rotary General Secretary John Hewko declared: “ShelterBox has a vitally important part to play in the global response!” From humble origins as a Rotary Club’s millennial project to the official partner of Rotary International for disaster relief, ShelterBox has reached over 2,000,000 people who have been displaced by disaster or conflict.
Highlights from Last Week’s Meeting
By Al Makynen
Seventy Rotarians and their guests enjoyed the hospitality and gardens at the home of Betty George.  The evening skies were sunny with a great view of the bay as you wandered through the extensive gardens she has been cultivating since 2007.
Fellow artist Edie Michalski with Betty Gorge
Those who arrived just before the official event start time of 5:00 p.m. watched the 1,014 foot Paul R. Tregurtha glide across the bay toward the raised Ariel Lift Bridge.  All others were “bridged” for an extended period.  Past District Governor Earl Rogers along with Judy was able to make it once the bridge was down.
Heads turned when both boat and bridge horns sounded
Paul Helstrom (Buffy) with President-Elect Barb Perrella - 
Renee Mattson providing direction to the libation
Great food and great fellowship.  You could sense the return of energy as we were able to gather.  There was no program.  There were no announcements.  

This Week's Meeting
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
In person and via Zoom
207 W. Superior St. Suite 201
Duluth, MN 55802
United States of America
Venue Map
Jul 22, 2021
ShelterBox USA - Responding to Disaster and Conflict during a Global Pandemic
Jul 29, 2021
Insights from working with, and in, different cultures. A Global Perspective
Aug 12, 2021
Aug 19, 2021
A sailing adventure on Lake Superior
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Board of Directors
Jul 20, 2021 3:30 PM
Rotary Board of Directors
Aug 17, 2021 3:30 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Bill Sozansky
July 5
Jon Helstrom
July 7
Traci Marciniak
July 11
Eric Dott
July 12
Skeeter Moore
July 16
Dick Carlson
July 21
Jenny Peterson
July 23
Join Date
Dick Swenson
July 1, 1996
25 years
Jay Ott
July 1, 1998
23 years
Craig Fellman
July 6, 2006
15 years
Eric Dott
July 6, 2017
4 years
Robin Pestalozzi
July 9, 2015
6 years
Jim Monge
July 17, 1965
56 years
Bill Gravelle
July 24, 1986
35 years
Pat Holliday
July 28, 1988
33 years
Brian Fulda
July 30, 2020
1 year
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207 W. Superior St.
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Duluth Minnesota 55802
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Al Makynen
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