Volume 105 #46
This Week at Rotary
Regular Meeting Starts Promptly at NOON
(Please log in early for Fellowship)
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Dr. Lendley C. (Lynn) Black
Obstacles to Surmount: Establishing the Normal School at Duluth
Chancellor Black will provide a history of UMD and how Duluth came together to help build and support UMD which this year celebrates its 125th anniversary. 
            Changing of the Guard
At this last meeting of the Rotary year we welcome the incoming officers and directors and recognize those who have completed their service.
Highlights from Last Week’s Meeting
By Rob Hofmann
Before our ZOOM meeting began, President Michelle Buria asked: “What do Rotarians like to cook the most?”  Among some of the more exotic creations was Jeff Bradt’s pemmican, an indigenous food made of pulverized dried meat, fruits and fats introduced to early western European explorers by Native Americans. Geiger Yount is known for her English muffins, mac & cheese (with eggs added), and for a Southern flare – okra and corn. Pizza in a variety of presentations was very popular: Tom Wheeler enjoys “pizza soup”. Paul Helstrom likes pizza the old fashion way - HOT - from his new pizza oven. Other palate pleasures included Phil Strom’s “once tried, and never to be tried again” – Haggis,  and Zack Walters’ ”Never tried, and by golly – never will try” – Fried Madagascar Beetles
   Haggis & Scotch
Tom Wheeler took a deserved break from Arizona Rattle Snake Hunting to provide the Rotary Reflection inspired by today’s program: An Audacious Vision as presented by our own Jeff Bradt. Tom pointed out that some of the most outstanding programs are delivered by fellow Rotarians.  
Fellowship announcements began with Zack Walters sharing that his Jungle Boy Boxing Gym
is now open, and he is once again surrounded by the young that he so happily serves as trainer and mentor. Jeff Iisakka recalled his work on the Camden Hill project while at Kraus-Anderson.  With the retirement of Jeff Iisakka, Dan Markham saw to the completion of the project. Guests of Jeff Bradt included Dave Hartford, administrator of Cambia Hills of East Bethel, and Ken Johnson, the TKDA architect. 
President Michelle Buria made a call for volunteers for the Wednesday June 24th from 1:00 to 5:00 pm Club Project at the Heritage Sports Center.  There we will help produce personal protective equipment (PPE).  This will be a hands-on community service project in the best tradition of Rotary Club #25.   In consideration for our participation we have the prospect of generating a contribution to our very own Rotary Club of Duluth Foundation of up to $1,000.  So contact President Michelle Buria directly or go to the Club Website and sign up for this event!
Chair of the Day Zack Walters introduced our speaker Jeff Bradt.  Cambia Hills of East Bethel was many years and a few struggles in the making. It required bold vision, strong leadership, a board of directors willing to draw almost half of The Hills financial reserves to build this $30 million-dollar facility. From the beginning, Cambia Hills of East Bethel had to be unique. It had to be treatment facility for children that would raise the standard of care for children’s mental health treatment facilities everywhere. Why? Answer: The #1 cause of death among youth ages 10 to 14 and 15 to 24 is suicide. A dire statistic.  Suicide is three times more the cause of death than from cancer.  So, what makes Cambia Hills different? Every detail from facility design to therapy is to support the child. Unlike other facilities, Cambia Hills surprises and delights its residents with open spaces, sunlight expansive views of the outdoors, and a comprehensive approach to healing. A promise is made: “You will not be the same person leaving as the person you were coming in”. The science-based work, with research and publishing, strives to treat the whole child – emotionally and cognitively.  The approach of Brain Mapping which is the rewiring of responses that focuses on the brain’s social and emotional circuitry is applied in order to facilitate healing. This approach is deeper than traditional talk therapy.  The power of a HUG can modify destructive thoughts and behaviors.
Duluth Rotary Club Officers and Directors 2020-2021
President-Dean Casperson
President-Elect – Chana Stocke
Secretary – Eric Dott
Treasurer-David Nolle (2nd year)
Past President-Michelle Buria
New Directors:
Brandon Robinson
Elizabeth Simonson
Traci Marciniak
Continuing Directors:
Paul Helstrom
Catherine Carter Huber
Karol Sowers
Recognition by Rotary District 5580
District awards that were presented during the District Zoom awards ceremony last week.
Please congratulate our wonderful Rotarians who do so much for our community:
Distinguished Rotarian of the Year (Club Service) - BARB PERRELLA, 1st place
Distinguished Rotarian of the Year (International Service) - PAUL HELSTROM, 2nd place
Distinguished Rotarian of the Year (Community Service) - JON OHMAN, 1st place
The Rotary Club of Duluth was also recognized for our $10,350 to Polio Plus, 3rd place
Congratulations to all on much deserved recognition!
Office Preparedness Plan
This Week's Meeting
We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Held Electronically
207 W. Superior St
Suite 201
Duluth, MN 55802
United States of America
VenueMap Venue Map
Jun 25, 2020 12:00 PM
UMD 125th Anniversary
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Upcoming Events
Hands-On Volunteering for PPE
Heritage Sports Center
Jun 24, 2020
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Volunteer Opportunity: Community Food Distribution
Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank
Jul 08, 2020
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
Rotary Club of Duluth Foundation - Board Meeting
Jul 14, 2020
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Rotary Club of Duluth Foundation - ANNUAL MEETING
Aug 11, 2020
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Volunteer Opportunity: Community Food Distribution
Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank
Aug 12, 2020
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Robin Pestalozzi
June 7
Brett Kinney
June 15
Mike Lalich
June 16
Phil Strom
June 25
Jeff Iisakka
June 27
Join Date
Dean Casperson
June 3, 2004
16 years
Jerry Pelofske
June 6, 1991
29 years
Jeffrey Fifield
June 9, 1983
37 years
Tom Homan
June 14, 2001
19 years
Jenny Peterson
June 16, 2016
4 years
Jon Ohman
June 18, 1998
22 years
Earl Rogers
June 20, 1991
29 years
Dan Dock
June 21, 1984
36 years
Gary Melander
June 30, 1998
22 years
Official Publication of Rotary Club of Duluth 
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