Volume 106 #6
This Week at Rotary
We Meet at Noon
In Person – With Box Lunch
(Maximum of Three Persons per Table)
- OR -
By Zoom 
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Holiday Inn and Suites - Downtown Duluth
Jesse Paul Smith
Co-Founder, World Wide Dance Challenge
How to Lead in Times of Change
Professional dancer Jesse Paul Smith created World Wide Dance Challenge to give dancers across the world a chance to showcase their talent to the entire world from their homes.  Learn how you can use your creative super power to pivot and lead your organization to the next level, even during a time of uncertainty.
Highlights from Last Week’s Meeting
By Darlene Anderson
With the ringing of the Rotary bell those in the Ballroom stood and those on Zoom paid attention as President Dean Casperson welcomed everyone and lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance and The Rotary Four-Way Test.  His Rotary Reflection refined “Service Above Self” with quotations from throughout history including: “Everybody can be great because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to have your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”-- St Francis of Assisi.
Membership Chair Zach Walters introduced Rotary Club 25's newest member Brian Fulda who was sponsored by Mark Peterson and Dave Fulda. Brian has worked with his uncle Dave Fulda for 17 years at Johnson Carpet One. He is married with two sons. He enjoys working with youth especially in the realm of sports. Chana Stocke asked if he was as loud as his uncle to which Brian replied that he is shyer but more active. Welcome, Brian.
Chair of the Day and Past Assistant Governor Phil Strom welcomed and introduced District 5580 Governor Bob McLean who has been a member of the Central Lakes Rotary Club (Pequot Lakes) for 20 years. Bob has served in many positions both in his Club and in the District, including twice as Club President, Assistant Governor, Executive Finance Committee, Grants Committee and more.  He is a member of the Paul Harris Society and was the 2006 District Rotarian of the Year.
Governor Bob congratulated Club 25 for all the remarkable projects and ways we serve both our local community and the world. Rotary's major effort Polio Plus - the eradication of polio - continues. With the onset of Covid-19 Rotary has had to suspend their work of immunization but are still seeing positive results from the many years of effort. In the last weeks there have been no new cases of polio reported in either Pakistan or Afghanistan. This month Nigeria should be declared polio free as they reach the three year mark of no new cases.
Bob then shared the priorities of Rotary International President Holger Knaack.  His challenge to every Club and every Club President is to make membership meaningful and memorable. Part of the process is to have road map of what the club wants to accomplish that is impactful and sustainable. Do not be afraid to try new things. And also be sure to have FUN working together. .
And he reminded us of a few dates to remember: October 24, 2020 is World Polio Day. Do something FUN that contributes to PolioPlus.  April 21-May 1, 2021 is the District Conference to be held in Bemidji with the theme of “Legendary Service”.
District Governor Bob McLean, President Dean Casperson, Assistant Governor Phil Strom
Office Preparedness Plan
This Week's Meeting
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Holiday Inn Ballroom
207 W. Superior St
Suite 201
Duluth, MN 55802
United States of America
VenueMap Venue Map
Aug 13, 2020
Worldwide Dance Challenge & How to Lead in Times of Crisis
Aug 20, 2020
Uganda Refugee Project
Aug 27, 2020
Birding in the Northland
Sep 03, 2020
UMD Hockey
Sep 10, 2020
Federal Prison Camp Duluth
Sep 17, 2020
CSS President
Sep 24, 2020
Bolivia Project
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Ladies Walk
Rose Garden
Aug 10, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Rotary Club of Duluth Foundation - ANNUAL MEETING
Aug 11, 2020
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Volunteer Opportunity: Community Food Distribution
Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank
Aug 12, 2020
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
Rotary Ladies Walk
Rose Garden
Aug 12, 2020
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Volunteer Opportunity: Community Food Distribution
Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank
Sep 09, 2020
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Edie Michalski
August 1
Tricia Bunten
August 1
Jeffrey Fifield
August 4
Chuck Chairs
August 10
Bob Bennett
August 16
Darlene Anderson
August 19
Jeff Bradt
August 22
Christopher McMahon
August 26
Mike Orman
August 28
Join Date
Harvey Smith
August 6, 1981
39 years
Sandy Hoff
August 6, 1987
33 years
Chris Mueller
August 8, 2019
1 year
Kevin Jones
August 13, 2015
5 years
Allen Anway
August 26, 1982
38 years
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