This Week's Meeting
We meet at noon 
Thursday, July 25, 2019
in the Great Lakes Ballroom at the Holiday Inn
 History of the Supreme Court (Part 2) 
Fred Friedman
Mike Orman
Chair of the Day                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Highlights from Last Week’s Meeting
By Dick Carlson         
“Anticipation” would be a good word to describe the “energy” in the Holiday Inn Ballroom as Club 25 members arrived and filled the room.  Why?  Most of us have heard a Fred Friedman presentation before and we were NOT going to miss this one.  And as this reporter finished his invocation, we were advised that we were in for a great treat.  A smiling President Michelle Buria looked very much at ease, in this her second meeting, as she cautioned those coming to the podium to use their time expeditiously to allow Fred Friedman as much time as possible.  And they all did.
Tom Wheeler’s Fellowship Report included Tom McCabe’s challenge to the Club in honor of his 65 years of married bliss.  In addition to Tom’s $65 contribution to the Rotary Club of Duluth Foundation (formerly the Wes Westmoreland Foundation), Tom also declared he would match additional contributions, dollar for dollar, up to $650.  Past President Dave McLean was the first to respond with a significant gift to the Golden Can.  Jenny Peterson donated in celebration of the Duluth Rowing Club’s recent regatta.  Rob Hofmann came forth with a gift in recognition of his meeting with RYLA students as they gathered in Duluth from whence they traveled to Crookston for their annual week of leadership training.  President Michelle told of her promoting the Duck Pluck campaign at the Superior Rotary Club and she noted how Club 25 representatives will be at the Duluth Air Show this weekend for Adopt-a-Duck chances.  President Michelle noted so far over 1,000 ducks have been adopted with the goal of 5,000.  We have a month to go.  Members and friends were urged to use Club 25’s Facebook page or Website as convenient ways to promote Adopt-a-Duck.  Jerry Thoreson, Club 25’s social media guru, pointed to Ryan Johnson as he advised members that Rotarians and others in Ryan’s age group use social media as their main way to get the news and keep in touch.  Jerry asked members to take out their cell phones, and right there in the meeting instructed us on how to use Facebook to spread the word about Adopt-a-Duck among our friends.  Instructions will be sent electronically and will also be available from the Rotary Office.
Mike Orman, Chairperson of the Day introduced Fred Friedman and his topic:  The History of the United States Supreme Court.  Originally from Chicago, Fred came to Duluth where he graduated from Denfeld High School and from UMD (Magna Cum Laude) and from the University of Minnesota School of Law.  Fred was for many years the Chief Public Defender here in Duluth.
Within moments of accepting the microphone, Fred had Club 25 members fully attuned to his unfolding story.  Fred took us through a short history of how the Supreme Court came into existence.  He said that while the President’s most significant authority may be the decision to use lethal nuclear power in an emergency, Fred’s view is that the President’s next most significant power is the responsibility to nominate judges for the U.S. Supreme Court.
Fred wove his knowledge of the Founding Fathers – George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, John Jay and Benjamin Franklin – into his story in a way that made listeners want to know more about each of these monumental individuals.  He talked about the relationship between the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, the First Ten Amendments to the Constitution (the Bill of Rights) and how the Federalist Papers, written by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and John Jay, were instrumental in persuading the thirteen colonies to ratify the proposed Constitution:  Thus, an exceptional nation was born.
After he had provided more stories of the adventures that accompanied the formation of the United States, Fred began to zero in on the formation of the federal and state court system. Some high points:  Having an independent Supreme Court with the power to determine the constitutionality of a law was (and is) unique among nations.  John Marshall, the second Chief Justice, for his work in establishing the concept of judicial review, may be the third most important of our country’s early leaders – just behind George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Fred talked about how the Supreme Court’s later decision in Brown v. Board of Education negated the arrangement of “separate-but-equal” because it was unconstitutional.
Following an exciting but all too short question and answer period, time ran out, and to marvelous applause, Fred agreed he would return to us next week and finish his story!
Ryan Johnson with President Michelle Buria and Speaker Fred Friedman
Gary Bubalo adopting ducks from Stacy Oltmanns and Barb Perrella
Adopt a Duck and Make a Difference
August 15, 2019 (5:00 – 8:30 p.m.)
Pier B Resort
800 West Railroad Street
Proceeds from this event benefit the RotaryClub of Duluth Foundation and the Mental
Health Access Program of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Northland 
Make mental health services available at the Duluth Clubs

Provide Counseling Services

Provide therapeutic and diagnostic services to
members at the Clubs

Your support will ensure NO youth goes without
mental health services as a result of high deductibles, co-pays or insurance
Duck Pluck Details:

Duck Pluck Dump of Ducks at 7:00 p.m.
Winning Ducks randomly plucked at
7:20p.m. Need not be present to win
The order in which Ducks are Plucked is the
order of the prizes. If a selected duck is
determined not to have been “adopted”
then the prize will go to the next plucked
Duck. All entries have an equal chance of
Selection. Any taxes or fees associated with
the prize are the responsibility of the win-
ner. All ducks must be adopted with cash,
check or debit card. (Credit Cards not per-
mitted) Entry in the Duck Pluck is not condi-
tional upon any other purchase other than a
duck adoption chance to win.
1,276 ducks adopted (goal is 5,000)
Donations to the Rotary Club of Duluth Foundation raised for the mental health access program at the Boys & Girls Club = $1,100 ($505 Facebook + amount donated on the sheets at the tables)
Sponsor money still needed = $6,000
“It is expected every Rotarian will find 10 people with $20 each to make our fundraiser successful”

Winners will be posted on the website:
Dinner and Auction Wrap-up
The Auction and Dinner Committee members and significant others had a wrap up party at the Schultz Lake cabin of John Foucault
Food, beverage, sunshine, and fun on the water were the main ingredients for a great evening of Rotary fellowship.
This Week's Meeting
We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Holiday Inn
207 W. Superior St.
Suite 201
Duluth, MN  55802
United States of America
VenueMap Venue Map
Jul 25, 2019 12:00 PM
History of the Supreme Court (Part 2)
Aug 01, 2019 12:00 PM
WWII: Shipbuilding in the Twin Ports
Aug 08, 2019 12:00 PM
A2D2: An Entrepreneur's Story
Aug 15, 2019 5:00 PM
Duluth Rotary Club 25's Duck Pluck Event at Pier B
Aug 22, 2019 12:00 PM
A Club 25 meeting at Cirrus Aircraft
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
Sep 19, 2019 12:00 PM
How the USA was involoved in the 1917 Russian Revolution
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Upcoming Events
Rose & Coupon Book Committee Meeting
Rotary Office Conference Room
Jul 23, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Duck Volunteers - Holiday Skywalk
Jul 24, 2019
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Rotary Youth Exchange Meeting
JJ Astors, Radisson top floor
Jul 24, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Duck Pluck All Committee Meeting
Rotary Office
Jul 25, 2019
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
Fellowship Breakfast
Jul 26, 2019
7:30 AM – 9:07 AM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Bill Sozansky
July 5
Jon Helstrom
July 7
David Allison
July 11
Traci Marciniak
July 11
Eric Dott
July 12
Skeeter Moore
July 16
Todd Fedora
July 16
Bruce Anderson
July 18
Dick Carlson
July 21
Dennis Cummings
July 22
Jenny Peterson
July 23
Wally Holt
July 27
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