Volume 105 #6
We will meet at noon
Thursday, August 22, 2019 at
Cirrus Customer Center
4515 Taylor Circle
Highlights from Last Week’s Meeting
By Steve Yorde  
On a “perfect Duluth day,” Duluth Rotary Duck Pluck made its debut with a giant splash—supporting   the Mental Health Access Program of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Northland and our Club #25 Foundation. 
The Club met its fundraising and Duck Pluck sponsorship goals thanks to the generous support of Rotarians and friends who came together to adopt all 5,000 ducks in the name of helping our community’s youth. 
A dedicated group of Rotarians worked extremely hard in the weeks leading up to Thursday’s special event, which also featured the Duluth Fire Department’s “Marine 19,” past president Sandy Hoff’s amphibious jeep and the giant Viant crane that hoisted all 5,000 ducks in a yellow “coop” then promptly dumped them into Pier B’s slip.
The numbered ducks were plucked from the slip by two Lake Superior Aquarium scuba divers then rushed to the shore where President Michelle Buria announced the winners. The Grand Prize of $3,000 was won by Todd and Sue Johnson of Duluth, who also won the $1,000 Third Place prize. The Johnsons immediately donated their winnings back to the Boys and Girls Club!  There was one $2,000 Second Place prize and ten winners of $100, including past president Jack Soetebier.  The full list of winners is listed online at  
Boys and Girls Club Chief Executive Officer Todd Johnson  
President Michelle Buria, Tom Young and Past President Roni Salo
5,000 Rubber Ducks 
Chana Stocke and Barb Perella
Dragon Boat Volunteers Needed
As you all are aware, the Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival is this weekend. They are in desperate need of some volunteers Saturday either on the docks, handing out life vests & paddles, or working the registration tent.
Superior Rotary President Robyn has even offered to provide a homemade dessert to anyone who picks up a dock shift, and if they bring a friend, she’ll also buy both of them a delicious Earth Rider beer!
Habitat for Humanity Dedication
You are invited to dedicate our newest home in Lincoln Park, the first Habitat home built in Duluth in almost a decade!
The Lincoln Park Home Dedication has been tentatively rescheduled to Sunday, September 8 from 2-3 pm.
Come celebrate its completion and our work with the Witherspoon family!
This Week's Meeting
We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Holiday Inn
207 W. Superior St.
Duluth, MN  55802
United States of America
VenueMap Venue Map
Aug 22, 2019 12:00 PM
A Club 25 meeting at Cirrus Aircraft

Held off-site

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
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Upcoming Events
August Board Meeting
1000 E First Street (Northland Building)
Aug 20, 2019
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Rose Sale Packet Assembly
Rotary Office Conference Room
Aug 26, 2019
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Fellowship Breakfast
Aug 30, 2019
7:30 AM – 9:07 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
Office Hours:
Mon. 9-3, Thurs. & Fri. 9-4
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