Volume 105 #4
We will meet at 
Thursday, August 15, 2019
at Pier B Resort at 5:00 pm
for the 
August 15, 2019 (5:00 – 8:30 p.m.)
Pier B Resort
800 West Railroad Street
Highlights from Last Week’s Meeting
By Rob Hofmann     
What do these three gentlemen - - -
have in common with this gentleman?
First, let’s identify the first three gentlemen. They are (left to right) Thomas A. Edison, Orville Wright, and Guglielmo Marconi.  And of course, the fourth gentleman is fellow Club #25 Rotarian Allen Anway.  Now, what do they have in common?   …. Did you say all are four inventors? CORRECT! But did you know all four are Rotarians!? Indeed, Thomas A. Edison – Rotary Club of Orange, NJ; Orville Wright – Rotary Club of Dayton, OH; Guglielmo Marconi – Rotary Club of Bologna.
On another Duluth Chamber of Commerce picture perfect summer day in Duluth, President Michelle Buria called to order and asked us all to recite the Rotary Four-Way Test. Tom Wheeler provided a brief yet inspiring Reflection on the values of Rotary’s as exemplified by the Four-Way Test, the Object of Rotary and other documents, policies and procedures we, as Rotarians, live by.
The Fellowship report was provided by Bob Bennett. He welcomed former Club #25 member Rachel Martin who was a guest of our speaker Allen Anway and introduced prospective member Jordan French who was the guest of Katherine LaFleur. It was another “open mic” session with self-reports for contributions to the Golden Can:  Barb Perrella reported on a Duluth newspaper piece that discussed how well things are in Duluth’s Waterfront District of which she is Chair; Natalie Zeleznikar honored her brother Ricky who is cycling the nation in support of Muscular Dystrophy (a cure is coming soon!); a few anniversaries were marked with Edie Michalski marking 54 years of marriage and Greg Hansen marking 30 years (both contracts have been extended for another year by their respective teams). There were a number of additional self-reports by members that just goes to show no good deed goes unappreciated by Rotarians!  Jeff Bradt shared correspondence from our friends at Second Harvest who thanked the Club for the hundreds of hours of volunteer time contributed each year. Duluth Rotary Duck Pluck (proudly sponsored by St. Luke’s) is at 60% of our goal of 5,000 duck adoptions – but time is running out! Last day to turn in your duck adoption forms is Tuesday, August 13th.  Bring your adoption papers to Pier B for the Fellowship Tagging Party (Tuesday, August 13 at 5pm – and bring a laundry basket if you can), or contact Barb Perrella at 390-6797 to make arrangements for getting your forms into the system. There are still several volunteer slots open for our final adoption events.  This is a great opportunity for fellowship and fun with your fellow Rotarians, AND your work will get us to the goal of 5,000 adoptions.
Thanks to Elizabeth Simonson our Club is growing with the welcome of our newest member Chris Mueller
President Michelle introduced our speaker fellow Rotarian, photographer, Birke ski racer (retired), inventor and budding stand-up comedian, Allen Anway to the podium.  Allen shared that physics runs in the genes of his family as he ran the list of all the family members past and present who partake in this discipline of science.  Through a humorous journey as a sometimes physics assistant professor at UWS, consultant, electrical engineer, and even a few stints as Cookie Monster at Rotary events, Allen told the “riches to rags” story of becoming an inventor/entrepreneur. With business partner and brilliant salesman Don Dettmann he established A2D2. Working from A2D2 World HQ (his basement), Allen developed a revolutionary method for Cargill and others to install indicators for storage and processing of grain, taconite and other materials. An example is A2D2 Model 220 B – [insert pic of Model here] this unit is a capacitance type point level sensor that detects the presence or absence of material directly contacting a 3” sensor disk. Allen and Don started with “nothing” but an idea and talent. They worked together guided by three principles: 1) Payment of bills is immediate and in cash! 2) When there’s bad news – tell the client immediately! 3) Never yell at each other!  Allen has stepped away from the daily grind at A2D2, but stops in from time to time. He credits A2D2 for maintaining his Club #25 membership as a perk.
President Michelle Buria and Speaker of
the Day Allen Anway
Adopt a Duck and Make a Difference
Proceeds from this event benefit the Rotary Club of Duluth Foundation and the Mental
Health Access Program of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Northland 

  • Make mental health services available at the Duluth Clubs
  • Provide Counseling Services
  • Provide therapeutic and diagnostic services to youths of Duluth
  • Your support will ensure NO youth goes without mental health services as a result of high deductibles, co-pays or insurance
Progress toward our goal:
84% of our goal of adopted ducks has been met (goal is 5,000). We have sold 4,223 ducks to date!
It is expected every Rotarian will find 10 people with $20 each to make our fundraiser successful smiley\
Please join us for our fellowship tagging party on Tuesday! 

Winners will be posted on the website:
This Week's Meeting
We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Holiday Inn
207 W. Superior St.
Duluth, MN  55802
United States of America
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Aug 15, 2019 5:00 PM
Duluth Rotary Club 25's Duck Pluck Event at Pier B
Duluth Rotary Club 25's Duck Pluck Event at Pier B

Pier B.

More information: 

Aug 22, 2019 12:00 PM
A Club 25 meeting at Cirrus Aircraft
Aug 29, 2019 12:00 PM
Connected and Automated Vehicles: AKA: Driverless Cars
Sep 05, 2019 12:00 PM
The District Governor's Visitation to Club 25
Sep 12, 2019 12:00 PM
The Hills: A Personal Story
Sep 19, 2019 12:00 PM
How the USA was involoved in the 1917 Russian Revolution
Sep 26, 2019 12:00 PM
A Boxing Story: It Happened in Duluth
View entire list
Upcoming Events
Duck Volunteers - Tall Ships
Aug 12, 2019
Duck Volunteers - Tall Ships
Aug 13, 2019
Rotary Club of Duluth Foundation Board meeting
2230 London Road
Aug 13, 2019
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Duck Pluck Fellowship Tagging Party
Pier B
Aug 13, 2019
5:00 PM – 8:30 PM
International Service Committee meeting
Lyric meeting space
Aug 14, 2019
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Edie Michalski
August 1
Tricia Bunten
August 1
Jeffrey Fifield
August 4
Chuck Chairs
August 10
Bob Bennett
August 16
John Lawien
August 18
Darlene Anderson
August 19
Jeff Bradt
August 22
Jack Soetebier
August 26
Bob Torgrimson
August 27
Mike Orman
August 28
Join Date
Harvey Smith
August 6, 1981
38 years
Sandy Hoff
August 6, 1987
32 years
Kevin Jones
August 13, 2015
4 years
Natalie Zeleznikar
August 16, 2007
12 years
Allen Anway
August 26, 1982
37 years
Official Publication of:
Rotary Club of Duluth-Club 25
207 W. Superior St., Suite 201
Phone: 218-722-0451
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