Volume 106 #28
This Week at Rotary
We Meet at Noon
via ZOOM
Thursday, January 11, 2021
(Meeting Opens at 11:45)
(Link Sent Thursday Morning)
Allen Anway & Ruth Anway
Authors of the Book
Is That an Old Camera?  100 View Camera Photos of the North Country
My Love of Jay Cooke Park
A double presentation of pictures of the State Park especially during its recovery from the 2012 Flash Flood and of hidden scenery others do not see.  Come and experience a journey through an amazing Park in our own backyard!
The Natural beauty of northern Minnesota and Wisconsin
A Message about Future In-Person Club Meetings
By Dean Casperson
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has announced that restaurants can reopen at 50% capacity.  The Club is awaiting notification of when the Holiday Inn is again able to host our regular Thursday meetings. Upon return to in person meetings the plan is to continue our practice of inviting members to also join us via Zoom.  The membership will be informed of when in person meetings – and your RSVP for a lunch – will resume.  Look to your Gimlet, our Facebook Page, the Club Website, and personal Email for the notification.
Highlights from Last Week’s Meeting
By Darlene Anderson
A New Year is here and Rotarians greeted one another as they met virtually. Then President Dean Casperson rang the Rotary bell, gave a warm welcome and asked all to join him to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and The Rotary Four-Way Test.
Today's Rotary Reflection by Past Assistant Governor Phil Strom focused on the worst pandemic in our lifetime. But there have been pandemics throughout human history that were decidedly worse.  Humans have managed to press on and move forward.  After the Black Death, Europe entered the Renaissance, a period of creativity and ingenuity. We don't get to choose what happens to us or what period of time we are born into. What we must do is prepare and persist.
Jeff Iisakka introduced his daughter Dr. Kelly Iisakka who will be presenting a program to the Club on January 21.
Self-reporting for the Fellowship Report: Phil Strom mailed a $54 check to the office in celebration of 54 years of marriage to Babs. Happy Anniversary!  Mike Orman's grandson Colin Stocke was selected as a member of the Duluth East Junior Varsity Hockey Team. Go Greyhounds! Jeff Fifield's daughter Meredyth started her new position as a Social Worker in Hospice at Essentia in Duluth.
Chair of the Day Renee Mattson introduced Dr. Jeremy Youde who is an internationally recognized expert on global health politics and international responses to infectious disease outbreaks. In 2019 he became the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at UMD. Previously he served in Australia at the College of Asia and the Pacific. Prior to that he was a member of the Department of Political Science at UMD. He is the author of five books and over 40 peer-reviewed journal articles. Professor Youde discussed with us the: “Four Lessons from the Middle of the Pandemic”.
Lesson 1: Today's global health systems are both fragile and robust. Spurred by the AIDS/HIV health crisis, countries have come to realize the need for a robust global health system able to respond to existing and emerging threats. As the U.S. has reduced its funding of some organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO), other countries have increased their financial commitments. The systems today are in a period of adaptation. 
Lesson 2: Not all populations are equally at risk. There are many factors to consider including social and economic conditions along with age, race, and availability of health care.
Lesson 3: Viruses do not respect borders, yet borders do matter. Today people and goods move at a faster pace crossing borders and continents allowing for the rapid spread of viruses. Borders matter as governmental policies do make a difference in how aggressive or passive the response to a pandemic is and how those policies are accepted by the populace.
Lesson 4: Vaccines are not enough. The COVID-19 vaccine was developed in one year surpassing the record for development of any other past vaccines. But there are logistical and political challenges to vaccinating all populations. It will probably be 2023 before we see world-wide vaccination. To date the examples of a successful world-wide immunization program are for smallpox and polio which involved a global effort of many (if not all) countries working together.
Conclusion:  Do not let down your guard.  Do not allow early progress lead to back-sliding.
Jeremy Youde, Ph.D on Zoom
A portion of Rotary Club Zoom Participants.  From all walks of life.  Some with working video.
Office Preparedness Plan
This Week's Meeting
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Meeting Via Zoom
207 W. Superior St. Suite 201
Duluth, MN 55802
United States of America
Venue Map
Jan 14, 2021
My Love of Jay Cooke State Park
Jan 21, 2021
Medical Breakthroughs in Wound Care
Jan 28, 2021
Envisioning the World Beyond the Pandemic: Your Tweed
Feb 04, 2021
C-SPAN 101: Getting to Know C-SPAN
Feb 11, 2021
Diamonds – Behind the Sparkle
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Upcoming Events
Volunteer Opportunity: Community Food Distribution
Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank
Jan 13, 2021
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
Volunteer Opportunity: Community Food Distribution
Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank
Feb 10, 2021
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
Volunteer Opportunity: Community Food Distribution
Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank
Mar 10, 2021
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Dick Swenson
January 4
Jim Schwartz
January 7
Daniel Maki
January 13
Gerald Ostroski
January 18
Greg Hansen
January 21
Bill Abalan
January 24
Bob Reichert
January 26
Dave McLean
January 26
David Fulda
January 26
Michelle Buria
January 31
Join Date
Daniel Maki
January 2, 2018
3 years
Chuck Chairs
January 3, 2002
19 years
Dan Markham
January 4, 2007
14 years
Ruth Westra
January 5, 2006
15 years
Skeeter Moore
January 5, 2006
15 years
Edie Michalski
January 7, 1999
22 years
Dave Holappa
January 13, 2000
21 years
Jeff Bradt
January 13, 2012
9 years
Bill Abalan
January 14, 1971
50 years
Chana Stocke
January 16, 2003
18 years
Paul Helstrom
January 27, 2011
10 years
Steve Yorde
January 28, 2010
11 years
Official Publication of
Rotary Club of Duluth
207 W. Superior St.
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Editor: Al Makynen
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