Volume 105 #37
This Week at Rotary
By Dean Casperson
We Meet Electronically at Noon
Thursday, April 2, 2020
We will be holding our first Rotary Club Zoom meeting this Thursday.  On Tuesday you will be sent a link to access this meeting. Look for an email from Dean Casperson. This will be a "get together" to familiarize ourselves with how Zoom works as an on line meeting space.  Your participation is encouraged to help work out the kinks before we go live with this new tool on April 9th.  This is NOT a boring conference call.  This is an interactive VIDEO and AUDIO platform. For those of you working at home and using this platform (or similar) you know how it works.  For the rest of us be alert to the fact (if you select it) that your smiling face – and background can be seen by others.  Consider this a fun new adventure. 
April Meetings
The Board of Directors had a special meeting last Thursday.  With restaurants expected to remain closed and with the Governor’s Executive Order to “Stay at Home”, the Club will not conduct physical meetings for the month of April.  Instead we will have virtual meetings. Thank you to Rotary District 5580 for paying for our Club’s access to Zoom’s online meeting space. Look for your email from Dean Casperson for more details.
By Board Action, no member is to be charged for meals for April. For those who may have prepaid their meal charges for April they will receive a credit on their next billing – no action is required of the member.
Rotary Office Closed
Felicia is working from home.  The Holiday Center Rotary Office is closed. Felicia has a laptop and the ability to do all of her work on-line. Elaine Hanson will check incoming mail and continue posting financial activity. 
Caring Committee
Members of the Caring Committee continue checking in and making sure everyone is doing okay. We know that during this challenging and unparalleled time, a few of our members may need assistance.  Committee Chair Elizabeth Simonson, states “don't be surprised if you hear from our committee as we will be making check in calls to all of our members.” 
Nominations for 2021 Rotary Peace Fellowships
Nominations for 2021 Rotary Peace Fellowships
The 2021 Rotary Peace Fellowship application is now available for the next cohort of global peace and development leaders.

Members are encouraged to use their professional and social contacts to find potential candidates.   These resources are available to help you recruit candidates:
Candidates have until 31 May 2020 to submit applications to District 5580. The District has until 1 July to submit endorsed applications to The Rotary Foundation.

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This Week's Meeting
We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Held Electronically
207 W. Superior St
Duluth, MN 55802
United States of America
VenueMap Venue Map
Apr 02, 2020 12:00 PM
Virtual Meeting with Members
Apr 09, 2020 12:00 PM
Destination Duluth
Apr 16, 2020 12:00 PM
Steger Center
Apr 23, 2020
Zoo School
Apr 30, 2020 12:00 PM
May 07, 2020 12:00 PM
Jay Walker
May 14, 2020 12:00 PM
Stroke of Genius
May 21, 2020 12:00 PM
Fire Chief
May 28, 2020 12:00 PM
The adventures of the big duck
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Duck Pluck Committee Meeting
Conference call
Mar 31, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Volunteer Opportunity: Community Food Distribution
Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank
Apr 08, 2020
4:15 PM – 5:30 PM
Rotary Club of Duluth Foundation Board Meeting
Raymond James
Apr 14, 2020
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
April Board Meeting
St Luke's Foundation Office
Apr 21, 2020
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Rotary Club of Duluth Foundation Board Meeting
Raymond James
May 12, 2020
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Volunteer Opportunity: Community Food Distribution
Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank
May 13, 2020
4:15 PM – 5:30 PM
May Board Meeting
St Luke's Foundation Office
May 19, 2020
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Jennifer Smith
March 1
Bill Himango
March 4
Chana Stocke
March 16
Craig Chilcote
March 16
Allen Anway
March 19
Earl Rogers
March 20
Bill Gravelle
March 22
Pat Holliday
March 22
Ruth Westra
March 22
Christine Empanger
March 29
Grant Hauschild
March 31
Rob Hofmann
March 31
Join Date
Mike Orman
March 1, 1982
38 years
Marc Seigar
March 3, 2016
4 years
Tom Wheeler
March 6, 1975
45 years
Roni Salo
March 7, 1991
29 years
Matt Hunter
March 10, 2010
10 years
Holly Sampson
March 11, 1993
27 years
Steve Burgess
March 14, 2013
7 years
Geiger Yount
March 16, 1989
31 years
John Baumgarten
March 16, 1972
48 years
Pat Pfahl
March 17, 2011
9 years
Bob Reichert
March 18, 1976
44 years
Suzanne Anderson
March 21, 2013
7 years
Jack Soetebier
March 22, 1962
58 years
Bob Torgrimson
March 25, 1982
38 years
Christine Empanger
March 25, 2019
1 year
Bill Himango
March 26, 2009
11 years
Brett Kinney
March 28, 2007
13 years
Jeff Iisakka
March 28, 2002
18 years
Ken Schoen
March 30, 2000
20 years
Official Publication of Rotary Club of Duluth 
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