Volume 106 #10
This Week at Rotary
We Meet at Noon
In Person – With Box Lunch
(Maximum of Three Persons per Table)
Thursday, September 10, 2020
Holiday Inn and Suites - Downtown Duluth
Dustin Heckman, Executive Director
 Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center
Preserving the Stories of Major Bong and our Northland Heroes
The museum has expanded its mission to encompass the story of veterans beyond World War II.  Come and hear the story of Major Richard I. Bong, a World War II Ace of Aces and learn more about other Northland heroes.
Highlights from Last Week’s Meeting
By Al Makynen
There was a bumper crop of Rotarians in the room as President Dean Casperson got us to quiet down enough to start our meeting with a reflection from Darlene Anderson on heritage and the question of what we as Rotarians are going to be remembered for 100 years from now!
Dollars for the Golden Can were few.  Dean Casperson fessed up that he took his badge home last week.  This is a crime just a bit less severe than going the wrong way in the grocery store.  Stacy Oltmanns announced she is now with Town Square Media – which precipitated a fine for Mary NiemmeyerAllen Anway announced a change in venue for the Cloquet Rotary Club which meets every Tuesday at Noon at their new location at the Cloquet Community Hospital.  Contrary to popular belief, the hospital food is great and encouraged members to visit.
For those in the Ballroom who did not get the meal they had ordered President Dean Casperson apologized for not making the process clear.  The number of meals ordered (and the type) are dependent upon responses to the emails.  Yes this does crimp our style a bit to have to inform the office by Monday if you are coming in person on Thursday.  Here is why.  The Greenery Restaurant provides our box lunch which some call a “happy meal” as there is always a cookie. They need a final count by end of day Monday so that they can order the food in time for preparation by Thursday.  Let’s just say with COVID-19, accommodations need to be made.  So when the RSVP hits your email inbox, make your decision and respond.  And you can bring a guest, just remember to include their food choice!
The 35th Annual Rotary Rose Sale is here!  Chair Barb Perrella gave us our final instructions on how we can sell roses in a time of COVID-19 and raise the funds needed to make a difference in the lives of youth in Duluth.   The community is hyper aware of the need and people anticipate being contacted to help by buying Rotary Roses.  There are radio, TV, billboards, and Facebook ads getting the message out.  The key is for you to contact friends, family, and associates and guide them to the website.  Contactless electronic sales via the website are the key to success.   The email receipt will be their ticket!  Spread the word so our club can make a difference.
Rotary Roses Billboard Preparing Customers
Chair of the day Allen Anway introduced our speaker Megan Meyer, Executive Director of the Superior Public Museums.  As President Elect of the Superior Club Megan Meyer also happens to be a visiting Rotarian.  The Superior Public Museums are more than just the Fairlawn Mansion.  They also operate the SS Meteor and the Police and Fire Museum.  The Museum organization is linked to City of Superior which owns the land, buildings, and artifacts.  The Superior Public Museums operate the facilities with the assistance of a stipend from the City and an assigned city staff maintenance person.  Fairlawn was a private Victorian residence from 1888 to 1918, a Children’s Home from 1918 until 1962 when it was purchased by the City and operated by the Douglas County Historical Society until 1999 when the current Superior Public Museum structure was created.  Restorations at all three locations have added exciting elements.  Rooms within both the Mansion and the Fire and Police Museum have been brought back to their original design and have been added to the tours.  One of the scheduled projects is to bring back to life the triple expansion steam engine within the SS Meteor whaleback.  As more than one Duluth Rotarian stated, there is a lot to see at the Museums of Superior.  It is time to take a trip across the bridge.
Speaker Megan Meyer with Allen Anway
Office Preparedness Plan
This Week's Meeting
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Holiday Inn Ballroom
207 W. Superior St
Suite 201
Duluth, MN 55802
United States of America
VenueMap Venue Map
Sep 10, 2020
Bong Veterans Historical Center
Sep 17, 2020
CSS President
Sep 24, 2020
Bolivia Project
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Upcoming Events
Volunteer Opportunity: Community Food Distribution
Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank
Sep 09, 2020
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
Volunteer Opportunity: Community Food Distribution
Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank
Oct 14, 2020
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Betty George
September 2
Dale Johnson
September 2
Roni Salo
September 5
David Pollard
September 12
Craig Fellman
September 22
Jay Ott
September 23
Join Date
Bonita Nelson
September 1, 1987
33 years
Ruth Ann Eaton
September 7, 1989
31 years
Ryan Johnson
September 12, 2013
7 years
Dave McLean
September 14, 2000
20 years
Stephen Hadley
September 16, 1999
21 years
Mike Lalich
September 19, 1996
24 years
Craig Chilcote
September 26, 2013
7 years
Official Publication of Rotary Club of Duluth 
207 W. Superior St.
Suite 201
Phone: 218-722-0451
Duluth, Minnesota 55802
Editor:  Al Makynen
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Wed. & Thur. 9 – 4
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