The Gimlet
Volume 108 #44

This Week at Rotary
Thursday May 4, 2023
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Marshall School
1215 Rice Lake Road
Duluth, MN 55811
United States of America
Annual Rotary Dinner and Auction
• Silent Auction
• Live Auction
• Desert Auction
• Raffle and Games
Join fellow Rotarians and Guests for an unforgettable evening of FUN and FELLOWSHIP as Rotary Club of Duluth #25 raises funds to support our community!
Highlights from Last Week’s Meeting
By Darlene Anderson
With the ringing of the Rotary bell, President Barb Perrella gained the attention of Rotarians and guests and welcomed all. Rob Hofmann's Reflection focused on Glensheen: a time capsule from 1911 sharing the story of the Congdon family and the history of Duluth. What a treasure for Duluthians and visitors.
President Barb Perrella
Tom Young encouraged everyone to sign up for the Rotary Auction to be held on May 4 and also to purchase their raffle tickets early. For $100 you receive 100 tickets plus 20 free tickets and by purchasing early, they will be ready for you when you arrive at Marshall School.
Tom Young has such a DEAL for YOU!
It is so rewarding to see the proceeds of our Auction and Rose Sale working in our community and Grants Chair Jack Seiler was able to present three checks. Tracie Clanaugh from First Witness shared that their $2,750 check will be used to support child abuse prevention training and services with the goal of seeing children in our area thrive. The St Louis River Quest check for $1,250 was presented to Phil Marquis. This will help fund their spring educational program where 1,400 6th graders from 15 local elementary schools explore and learn about the St Louis River ecosystem along with commercial, industrial and recreational activities. The program involves five sessions held on the Vista Queen and five more at the DECC. The third check for $3,000 was for Kids Closet. Peg Oman reported that last fall 610 families received warm winter wear and they have expressed their gratitude to “warm-hearted Duluthians”.
Grants Chair Jack Seiler with grant recipients
Old Man Winter Jon Ohman and Spring Sunshine Sheryl Homan met up for an entertaining skit promoting the Rotary Auction to be held on May 4. If you missed the skit or want to watch it again, here is the link:
Chair of the Day Rob Hofmann introduced UMD graduate and now Marketing Manager of Glensheen Mike Mayou to share “What's New at Glensheen?” The formal gardens of Glensheen were reconstructed last year and redesigned to reflect more closely the garden design from 1908-1910. Since the historic home of the Congdon family was opened as a museum in 1979 with its 12 acres of beauty on the shores of Lake Superior and 39 period furnished rooms, it is considered by many the number one house museum in the United States
Our Speaker Mike Mayou
A new tour will be offered starting on May 1 called “Lock and Key”. This is a 90 minute guided tour featuring some normally not viewed areas. It starts in the vegetable garden, to the carriage house with its display of historic carriages and vehicles, to the boat house, then on to “secret compartments” in the mansion and finishing on Clara's balcony with the beautiful view of the formal garden and lake.
Beginning on May 26 a new exhibit called “Gibson Girls (and Guys) of Glensheen” showcases the garments in the Glensheen collection including woolen swim wear.
The popular free Wednesday night events will continue: June is the Beer Garden Series. July and August will be the Concerts on the Pier which will now be from 6:30-8:00 pm. Last summer over 12,500 people enjoyed these events and the staff of Glensheen are looking forward to another great summer.
(L to R) Speaker Mike Mayou with Chair of the Day Rob Hofmann
Club # 25 Supports STEM - Banner for Duluth Denfeld Robotics Team in Colorado who qualified for the Worlds
This Week's Meeting
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Holiday Inn Great Lakes Ballroom
200 W. 1st Street
Duluth, MN 55802
United States of America
Venue Map
Venue Map
May 04, 2023
Spring Auction - Marshall School Event
May 11, 2023
Duluth Superior Youth Chorus
May 18, 2023
Duluth Children's Museum's expansion plans in Lincoln Park
May 25, 2023
Presentation from LOON Opera
Jun 01, 2023
His trip to Antarctica - a professional photographer and semi pro astronomer
Jun 08, 2023
Lester River Rendezvous
Jun 22, 2023
Off-site and evening event
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Dinner and Auction
Marshall School
May 04, 2023
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Rotary Board of Directors
Rotary Office
May 17, 2023 4:00 PM
Rotary Board of Directors
Rotary Office
Jun 21, 2023 4:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Corey Collier
May 1
Catherine Carter Huber
May 3
Jim Landwehr
May 4
Jim Olson
May 5
Douglas Erickson
May 15
Jerry Thoreson
May 19
Katrina Pierson
May 20
Kate Molinaro
May 21
John Baumgarten
May 23
Karol Sowers
May 24
Rudy Harvey
May 26
Join Date
Jim Olson
May 11, 1995
28 years
Kate Molinaro
May 11, 1989
34 years
Corey Collier
May 14, 2015
8 years
Mike Murray
May 15, 2003
20 years
Rob Hofmann
May 15, 2008
15 years
Traci Marciniak
May 16, 2013
10 years
Sheryl Homan
May 19, 2005
18 years
Jim Landwehr
May 21, 1987
36 years
Bill Sozansky
May 23, 2019
4 years
Jennifer Smith
May 24, 2018
5 years
Catherine Carter Huber
May 29, 2003
20 years
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