The Gimlet
Volume 107 #38
This Week at Rotary
We Meet at Noon on Thursday
March 24, 2022
For Those Attending in Person
Plated Meal
(Zoom Meeting Opens at 11:45)
(Link Sent Thursday Morning)
Holiday Inn Downtown
Jay Walker & Alexis Berke
Great Lakes Aquarium - Beyond the Classroom
When most people think of Great Lakes Aquarium they think of otters, sturgeon or the iconic Great Lakes water table. Many don’t realize that the Aquarium is also Duluth’s educational playground. Making science accessible and engaging is our forte. From educator professional development to SCUBA camp for youth, we strive to help people of all ages discover wonder and build a connection with Lake Superior and the waters of the world. Join Executive Director, Jay Walker and Director of Learning and Engagement, Alexis Berke for an enthusiastic presentation that highlights how Great Lakes Aquarium brings freshwater education to life.
Highlights from Last Week’s Meeting
By Darlene Anderson
Rotarians were welcomed by President-Elect Barb Perrella who was filling in for vacationing President Chana Stocke. After the Pledge of Allegiance and 4-Way Test, Past Assistant Governor Phil Strom shared a moment of Reflection. March 17 is the day we celebrate the life and legend of St Patrick. We may now have a legend in the making—the embattled but unbending President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy. His courage against incredible odds is inspiring lovers of freedom around the world. He is a leader worth watching.
         President-Elect Barb Perrella       Past Assistant Governor Phil Strom 
Allen Anway welcomed his daughter Carol as she joined us via Zoom. He then kicked the Golden Can in celebration of his 81st birthday. Happy Birthday, Allen Anway! Jon Oman's grandson pitched his first baseball game as a freshman and the team won. Jay Ott took credit for the wonderful spring weather we are experiencing. The last time Jay Ott purchased a snowmobile was in 1968. Now he bought two new ones and will have to store them until next winter. He will accept all our thanks for the melting snow. Skeeter Moore's son Meirs Moore completed his first season of professional hockey in Sweden. Looks like Meirs is following in Dad's skates.
Two important dates to mark on your calendars:
May 5 is the Annual Rotary of Duluth #25 Dinner and Auction at Marshall High School. Do you make a special dessert? If so, please contact Elizabeth Simonson. Also, items are needed for the live and silent auction. Stay tuned for more details.
June 2 is President's Night at The Garden. Since we were not able to honor and thank our presidents for the past two years, this year we will celebrate three Club Presidents: Past Presidents Michelle Buria, Dean Casperson and Chana Stocke. Join us for a great time of food and fellowship.
Chair of the Day Allen Anway introduced world traveler and speaker Tom Day for his presentation of “Ice at the North Pole”. Tom shared the “state of affairs” at the North Pole and other icy places on earth effected by global warming. He used pictures and illustrations, such as a glass with ice cubes and water melting, to demonstrate the relatively minimal effects melting ice caps has on sea levels so far. However, there is great concern that an ever-increasing amount of ice is melting at a faster rate since the Industrial Revolution. An ever-growing human population is exploding, burning greater amounts of fossil fuels, which warms up the atmosphere melting more glacial ice.
Melting Arctic Ice = Loss of Arctic Habitat
It is the shrinking glacial ice coverage that concerns scientists greatly.  Losing vast areas of the white ice means the earth can no longer reflect the sun's rays. The darker “blue oceans” retain more of the sun’s heat thus exacerbating the warming of the climate. A vicious cycle that must be stopped.  Tom cautioned us all saying, “This is why it is important to adopt ideas and practices that stop the “greenhouse effect” but are also cost-effective.”
Melting Arctic Ice = Warming Climate
This Week's Meeting
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Holiday Center Great Lakes Ballroom
200 W. Superior St
Duluth, MN
United States of America
Venue Map
Mar 24, 2022
Great Lakes Aquarium - Beyond the Classroom
Mar 31, 2022
State of Medical Education
Apr 07, 2022
Get to Know Conservation Corps Minnesota!
Apr 14, 2022
Join Fellow Rotarians in Welcoming our Newest Members at a Fireside at the Kitchi Gammi Club
Apr 21, 2022
Apr 28, 2022
Highway 61 Revisited
May 05, 2022
Our Annual Auction Fundraiser
May 12, 2022
Learn What New Leadership at the DECC Has Planned
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Board of Directors
Apr 19, 2022 3:30 PM
Annual Rotary Dinner and Auction
Marshall School
May 05, 2022
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Rotary Board of Directors
May 17, 2022 3:30 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Jennifer Smith
March 1
Noah Holland
March 6
Chana Stocke
March 16
Craig Chilcote
March 16
Allen Anway
March 19
Earl Rogers
March 20
Bill Gravelle
March 22
Mike Waldron
March 22
Pat Holliday
March 22
Ruth Westra
March 22
Grant Hauschild
March 31
Rob Hofmann
March 31
Join Date
Mike Orman
March 1, 1982
40 years
Roni Salo
March 7, 1991
31 years
Casey Erikson
March 9, 2020
2 years
Matt Hunter
March 10, 2010
12 years
Steve Burgess
March 14, 2013
9 years
Geiger Yount
March 16, 1989
33 years
John Baumgarten
March 16, 1972
50 years
Pat Pfahl
March 17, 2011
11 years
Bob Reichert
March 18, 1976
46 years
Brett Kinney
March 28, 2007
15 years
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Rotary Club of Duluth
207 W. Superior St.
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Duluth Minnesota 55802
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