The Gimlet
Volume 107 #41
This Week at Rotary
We Meet at 5:00 PM on Thursday, April 14th
831 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802
Rotary Club #25 Fireside at the Kitch
Join Fellow Rotarians in Welcoming our Newest Members at a Fireside at the Kitchi Gammi Club     
Highlights from Last Week’s Meeting
Who is the “real” Tacitus?
With the bell rung, the National Anthem sung, the Rotary Four-Way Test recited, and the Rotary Reflection given, President Chana Stocke launched our meeting by having Noah Holland introduce Ricky our newest Junior Rotarian from Lakeview Christian Academy.  He is interested in math and engineering and plans to attend Michigan Tech. 
Noah Holland with Junior Rotarian, Ricky, from Lakeview Christian Academy
Hard to believe our club of overachievers had only one contribution to the Golden Can. Dave Holappa announced the engagement of his son Steven. Next up was the introduction of our newest member, Tammy Sundbom from the Boys and Girls Club.  She is the mother of four and related to the golfer of the same name.  Come and meet her and all our new members at the Fireside Chat 5:00 p.m. Thursday April 14 at the Kitchi Gammi Club.  This event replaces the noon meeting. 
President Chana Stocke with new member Tammy Sundbom
Chair of the Day, Dan Maki, introduced Derick Schneibel, North District Manager, and Hillary Olsen, North District Recruitment Coordinator, from the “Conservation Corps of Minnesota and Iowa”.  The organization goes back to 1933 with the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) then evolved through the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources legislation of 1981, and the creation in 1993 of the Federal AmeriCorps program, eventually becoming a private non-profit corporation in 2003.  Its mission is to restore natural resources while changing lives and has the core values of safety, service, respect, equity and a sense of community.  Programs focus on environmental stewardship, water quality, and response to natural disasters.  With its active field crews of either Youth (ages 15-18) or Young Adult (ages 18-25) the 2021 impact included the restoration, fire suppression, or removal of invasive plant species affecting 20,000 acres, 90,000 trees and shrubs planted, and 1,000 miles of trails maintained.
Dan Maki with Speakers Derick Schneibel and Hillary Olsen of Conservation Corps
In addition to being a part of a field crew, there are individual work placements and fellowships.  The term of service is 1,700 hours.  In any one year, about 250 youth are placed in meaningful environmental work. If you have a family member or friend interested, applications open on May 15.  Check it out at
The Dinner and Auction is May 5th, 5:30-8:30 pm at Marshall School. Reserve your tickets today at  Invite family and friends.  This is a B.Y.O.B event with mix and set-ups arranged by Jim Schwartz.  Gary Schneider is the chef.  If you have an item to donate contact, Past Assistant Governor Al Makynen, (218-343-2515). 
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
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-Imagining a Connected Duluth from the Hillside to the Waterfront
May 05, 2022
Our Annual Auction Fundraiser
May 12, 2022
Learn What New Leadership at the DECC Has Planned
Jun 02, 2022
We celebrate THREE of our Past Presidents - President Michelle, President Dean and President Chana
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Board of Directors
Apr 19, 2022 3:30 PM
Auction Committee Meeting
Rotary Office
Apr 21, 2022
1:00 PM – 2:00 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
Kjell Knudsen
April 1
Ruth Ann Eaton
April 8
Sandy Hoff
April 27
Al Makynen
April 28
Join Date
Tom Young
April 1, 1995
27 years
Phil Strom
April 23, 1981
41 years
Grant Hauschild
April 25, 2019
3 years
Jim Grant
April 29, 1982
40 years
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207 W. Superior St.
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Duluth Minnesota 55802
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