Volume 106 #52
This Week at Rotary
We Meet at Noon on Thursday
July 8, 2021
(Also Via Zoom)
Plated Meal Served
(Zoom Meeting Opens at 11:45)
Kay Biga
District Governor Elect
Women In Rotary
More than 30 years ago (1989) the Council of Legislation voted to admit women to Rotary Clubs worldwide.  With this watershed moment, the direct contribution of women in Rotary has soared.  District Governor Elect Kay Biga is leading the Women in Rotary Project 2021. Kay will share information about our Club and its role in the history of Women in Rotary.
Highlights from Last Week’s Meeting
By Rob Hofmann
July 1st, 2021, a date that will long be remembered as a time of new beginnings and remembrances of things accomplished by Rotarians of the Duluth Rotary of Duluth.  Newly installed President Chana Stocke had a glorious summer day for her Rotary Picnic gathered in a place that is considered hallowed ground to Rotarians far and wide – ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PEACE PLAZA at ENGER PARK
President Chana Stocke, Past President Michelle Buria, and President-Elect Barb Perrella
2013 Dedication of the Rotary International Peace Plaza
David Ross, Al Makynen, Karen Anderson (ECO Rotary). Phil Strom, Scott Soderberg (Harbortown Rotary), Matt Cartier (Skyline Rotary), and Mayor Don Ness
The date was September 20, 2013 when partnering area Rotary clubs hosted a program and ribbon-cutting with the City of Duluth to celebrate the opening of the Rotary International Peace Plaza at Enger Park. The event kicked off with a Rotary meeting and program with presentations from local community leaders recognizing the United Nations National Day of Peace.
"Celebrating the opening of the Peace Plaza will be a monumental event to recognize the international ties that our city has established as well as Rotary's efforts toward peace and conflict resolution," Phil Strom said in 2013. "Area Rotary clubs are looking forward to sharing the message of peace with our communities and to encourage others to create “Peace through Service."
The Peace Plaza Project, began in 2012 under the tenure of then Club President Al Makynen, was made possible because of the generosity of members from our Club, Harbortown Rotary, Duluth/Superior Eco-Rotary, North Shore Rotary, Skyline Rotary along with grants from Rotary District 5580 and Westmoreland Endowment Fund of the Rotary Club of Duluth along with financial assistance from the City of Duluth. The total investment in the plaza was $156,000 for landscaping, foundations, mosaic, and peace plaques.  Another addition to a high profile, often visited, jewel of a park!
Past Assistant Governor Phil Strom providing the background about the Rotary Peace Plaza with its 12 foot diameter glass mosaic wheel
 Past President Michelle Buria presenting a “Service Above Self” award to Karen and Dan Dock
Rotarians and their guests enjoying food and fellowship
This Week's Meeting
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
In person and via Zoom
207 W. Superior St. Suite 201
Duluth, MN 55802
United States of America
Venue Map
Jul 08, 2021
Women in Rotary Project 2021
Jul 15, 2021
Garden Party from 5:00-7:00pm
Jul 22, 2021
ShelterBox USA
Jul 29, 2021
Global Perspective
Aug 12, 2021
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Board of Directors
Jul 20, 2021 3:30 PM
Rotary Board of Directors
Aug 17, 2021 3:30 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Bill Sozansky
July 5
Jon Helstrom
July 7
Traci Marciniak
July 11
Eric Dott
July 12
Skeeter Moore
July 16
Dick Carlson
July 21
Jenny Peterson
July 23
Join Date
Dick Swenson
July 1, 1996
25 years
Jay Ott
July 1, 1998
23 years
Craig Fellman
July 6, 2006
15 years
Eric Dott
July 6, 2017
4 years
Robin Pestalozzi
July 9, 2015
6 years
Jim Monge
July 17, 1965
56 years
Bill Gravelle
July 24, 1986
35 years
Pat Holliday
July 28, 1988
33 years
Brian Fulda
July 30, 2020
1 year
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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