The Gimlet
Volume 107 #27
This Week at Rotary
We Meet at Noon
January 6, 2022
(Also Via Zoom)
Plated Meal Served
(Zoom Meeting Opens at 11:45)
Bob Boone
Owner and Preservationist
Historic West Duluth Theatre
The journey of returning the former Alhambra Theatre to its previous glory as the new West Theatre.
Highlights from A Year in Rotary
by Rob Hofmann 
Rotarians of Club #25 will undoubtedly approach 2022 with the same enthusiasm and optimism we approached this past year of 2021.  Although we did not rid ourselves of the scourge of COVID as we had hoped, we were able to meet in person once again for fellowship and service to others.
Perhaps the best way or recalling 2021 is do so in pictures. A special thanks to Club 25 photographer Jerry Thoreson and the many Gimlet writers who contributed their talents throughout the year: Darlene Anderson, Past Assistant Governor Al Makynen, Traci Marciniak, Past Assistant Governor Phil Strom, Past President Steve Yorde, and me, your humble Gimlet writer.
Leadership that saw us through a challenging year:
Past President Dean Casperson and President Chana Stocke
Rotarians do not sit idly by and wait for things to change. Rotarians take charge and move on! Rotarians know how to…
• Provide Service to Country and Community:
Our Veteran Rotarians
Roadside Clean-Up Rotarians
Nature Trail Clean Up Rotarians
• Rotarians know how to recognize fellow Rotarians for Service above Self: 
Past President Michelle Buria and Jerry Pelofske
Past President Michelle Buria with Dan Dock and Karen Dock
• Rotarians know how to feed the heart, soul and tummies whenever called to do so:
The Kitchen Crew at Life House.
Past President Michelle Buria
GB Schneider, Tom Young, Mary Young, and Jim Schwartz
• Rotarians know how to raise funds for great causes:
   Rotarians on Rose Day 2021
President Chana Stocke
Skeeter Moore and Sheryl Homan
Gary Melander
Past Assistant Governor Phil Strom and Patra Sevastiades
Rotarians Know How to Give Back!
Some of Club #25 Grants Committee and awardees in 2021

• Rotarians Know Fellowship!
Our Thanksgiving lunch with Kiwanians 
Mike Orman samples some holiday fare 
Rotarains enjoying the outdoors where NO MASKS ARE REQUIRED 
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
Jan 06, 2022
Historic West Duluth Theatre
Jan 13, 2022
The Depot - Part II of Historic Union Depot
Jan 19, 2022
Vikre Distillery Tasting
Jan 20, 2022
The Power and Strength of Emotional Grit
Jan 27, 2022
Northern Lights Express Project
Feb 03, 2022
COP26 Report on the Environment
Feb 17, 2022
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Board of Directors
Jan 18, 2022 3:30 PM
Rotary Board of Directors
Feb 15, 2022 3:30 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
Patra Sevastiades
January 23
Bob Reichert
January 26
Dave McLean
January 26
David Fulda
January 26
Michelle Buria
January 31
Join Date
Daniel Maki
January 2, 2018
4 years
Chuck Chairs
January 3, 2002
20 years
Dan Markham
January 4, 2007
15 years
Ruth Westra
January 5, 2006
16 years
Skeeter Moore
January 5, 2006
16 years
Edie Michalski
January 7, 1999
23 years
Dave Holappa
January 13, 2000
22 years
Chana Stocke
January 16, 2003
19 years
Paul Helstrom
January 27, 2011
11 years
Steve Yorde
January 28, 2010
12 years
Official Publication of
Rotary Club of Duluth
207 W. Superior St.
Suite 201
Duluth Minnesota 55802
Al Makynen
Darlene Anderson
Rob Hofmann
Al Makynen
Traci Marciniak
Phil Strom
Steve Yorde
Jerry Thoreson
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