Volume 105 #43
This Week at Rotary
We Meet at Noon
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Craig Samborski
Why would a grown man build a 30,000 pound rubber duck?
 A behind the scenes look at building the World’s Largest Duck: Why it was built, the logistics of transporting and setting up, the economics behind it, the media and audience infatuation with it.  
Highlights from Last Week’s Meeting
By Steve Yorde
As Rotarians assembled virtually, President Michelle Buria invited those gathered via Zoom to share, “what made me smile today?”  Answers were as varied as one might imagine…today’s nice weather, seeing Allen Anway in training for the Tour d’France, cracking open a new book, and members born during World War II.  Today’s Rotary Reflection was shared by Jon Helstrom who defined integrative health care within the context of community-building and service to our friends and neighbors, all Rotary values. 
In recognition of Memorial Day, President Michelle Buria posted a beautiful US flag on the screen and invited all to stand and say the Pledge of Allegiance.  Denfeld’s speech and debate coach Jill Lofald was presented with $500 for student scholarships.  She said the Rotary Speech Tournament will begin its 60th year on February 6, 2021. 
Doug Erickson led off the self-reporting Fellowship Report by announcing he was back at work with appropriate safety measures in place in his surgical office.  Zach Walter’s spouse had two cartoons published in recent Duluth News Tribune editions.  President-Elect Dean Casperson reported that $11,410 has been raised toward our $25,000 goal for the CHILD Campaign.  Donations exceeding this year’s goal will be held by the Rotary Club of Duluth Foundation – Westmoreland Community Fund for 2021.  Also, he reminded us of our local foundation’s dollar-for-dollar $10,000 match for individual gifts.  The easiest way to contribute is by using the link (a giving platform similar to  Jon Ohman announced that just two hours prior to today’s meeting, he was informed by Bruce Anderson that Super One Foods will contribute $10,000 to the CHILD Campaign!  Rob Hofmann suggested a news release be prepared.  President Michelle Buria updated us on Tuesday’s board meeting: all June Rotary meetings will be via Zoom.  The office is officially closed with Felicia working from home. Any Rotarians using the office will be required to follow the health and safety guidelines posted in ClubRunner in accordance with our Office Preparedness Plan.
Sheryl Homan introduced today’s speaker, Dr. Kara McGillivray who spoke on the value of chiropractic as a “component of an integrated approach to health.”  Jessie Peterson of the Lake Superior Community Health Center (LSCHC) noted that chiropractic was added to LSCHC’s health services based on data gleaned from other community health centers.  Data shows that chiropractic can reduce reliance on opioids, decrease pain, reduce number of emergency room visits and improve referrals between providers.  Benefits for patients include expertise in services such as behavioral health, substance abuse prevention, dentistry, primary care and chiropractic.  Chiropractic will be provided at LSCHC’s newest center in the Denfeld shopping mall on Grand Avenue.
In closing, President Michelle noted the contributions of veterans on the upcoming Memorial Day observance, saying, “We don’t know them all, but we owe them all.”   
Office Preparedness Plan
This Week's Meeting
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Duluth, MN 55802
United States of America
VenueMap Venue Map
May 28, 2020 12:00 PM
The adventures of the big duck
Jun 04, 2020 12:00 PM
Engaging the Next Gen of Rotarians
Jun 11, 2020 12:00 PM
Passion, Intimacy and Education
Jun 18, 2020 12:00 PM
Cambria Hills of East Bethel
Jun 25, 2020 12:00 PM
UMD 125th Anniversary
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Upcoming Events
Volunteer Opportunity: Community Food Distribution
Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank
Jun 10, 2020
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
June Board Meeting
Jun 16, 2020
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Volunteer Opportunity: Community Food Distribution
Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank
Jul 08, 2020
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Corey Collier
May 1
Dave Rutford
May 1
Catherine Carter Huber
May 3
Jim Landwehr
May 4
Jim Olson
May 5
Douglas Erickson
May 15
Dave Nolle
May 16
Chas Bernick
May 17
Katrina Pierson
May 20
Kate Molinaro
May 21
John Baumgarten
May 23
Karol Sowers
May 24
Join Date
Jim Olson
May 11, 1995
25 years
Kate Molinaro
May 11, 1989
31 years
Corey Collier
May 14, 2015
5 years
Mike Murray
May 15, 2003
17 years
Rob Hofmann
May 15, 2008
12 years
Steve Johnston
May 15, 2003
17 years
Traci Marciniak
May 16, 2013
7 years
Sheryl Homan
May 19, 2005
15 years
Amy Porter
May 21, 2019
1 year
Jim Landwehr
May 21, 1987
33 years
Rich Roxbury
May 21, 2019
1 year
Bill Sozansky
May 23, 2019
1 year
Jennifer Smith
May 24, 2018
2 years
Catherine Carter Huber
May 29, 2003
17 years
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