The Gimlet
Volume 108 #5
This Week at Rotary
We Meet at Noon on Thursday
August 4, 2022
For Those Attending in Person
(Zoom Meeting Opens at 11:45)
(Link Sent Thursday Morning)
Holiday Inn Downtown
Jeanna Hensler - Wildcat Sanctuary
The Truth About the Captive Wildlife Crisis
The Wildcat Sanctuary is a home for life rescue located in Sandstone, MN. Funded solely by private donations, provides a natural sanctuary to wild cats in need and inspires change to end the wildlife crisis.
Combining natural and spacious habitats with a life free of exhibition, TWS allows all residents to live wild at heart. Each cat has the opportunity, often for the first time in their lives, to choose a path to walk and a place to lie down. As a true sanctuary, TWS does not breed, buy, sell or exhibit animals. Committed to public education about the captive wildlife crisis, TWS seeks to create a world where animal sanctuaries are no longer needed.
Highlights from Last Week’s Meeting
By Rob Hofmann
A magical and wondrous gathering of Rotarians, their spouses, friends and special guests filled the beautiful gardens and home of hosts Betty George and husband Dale. There must have been some magic in the air when gusty winds and some very threatening storm clouds traveling from West Duluth toward Park Point suddenly veered to the south, keeping party-goers dry.  With a near-miss behind us, Rotarians were able to stroll among the colorful floral parcels that were elegantly arranged and highlighted by radiant sunshine. On the water in the distance, a sharp eye might take in the view of Assistant Governor Tricia Bunten’s sailboat leisurely sailing by with family and friends aboard. 
Dale George in charge of the kitchen
Rotarians were treated to a fine meal of smoked salmon, summer fruits, and hors d'oeuvre served with care by Dale George.  With the setting so welcoming, Rotarians were at their best at making guests and strangers feel right at home!  Mere words cannot capture an evening that will be remembered in the depths of December – so let Jerry Thoreson’s pictures speak a thousand words! He also shot a video which can be seen on the Club 25's Faebook page at
Barb Bennett with husband Past President Bob Bennett
Past District Governor Earl Rogers with Judy Rogers
Darlene Anderson with Past Club #25 Exchange Student Louli Ponce (France) and daughter Jenny Costley
Allen Anway enjoys an ice tea
President Barb Perrella shares a smile and a drink with Elizabeth Simonson
Jim Landwehr with Past Assistant Governor Al Makynen discussing men’s beards
Past President Bonita Nelson with daughter Kathleen Smith admiring the colorful flora
Darlene Anderson sharing a private moment with daughter Jenny Costley among the flowers
Elizabeth Makynen marvels at Betty George’s poppies
Special guests Eco Rotarian Jay and Michelle Walker with Betty George
Ian Bloomquist with new member Paula Bloomquist
What a crowd of Rotarians looks like when they are having great fellowship
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
Venue Map
Aug 04, 2022
The Truth About the Captive Wildlife Crisis
Aug 11, 2022
Zone Institute
Aug 18, 2022
Duluth's Grand Old Architecture
Sep 15, 2022
That Does Inclusion Look Like?
Sep 29, 2022
The Vision is Set. It's Time for Takeoff!
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Board of Directors
Rotary Office
Jul 20, 2022 4:00 PM
Festival of Sail Lake Superior - Volunteer
Aug 04, 2022 – Aug 07, 2022
Rotary Board of Directors
Rotary Office
Aug 17, 2022 4:00 PM
Courage Kenny - Shoot for Fun - Volunteer
Sep 10, 2022
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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
Mike Orman
August 28
Join Date
Harvey Smith
August 6, 1981
41 years
Sandy Hoff
August 6, 1987
35 years
Kevin Jones
August 13, 2015
7 years
Allen Anway
August 26, 1982
40 years
Official Publication of
Rotary Club of Duluth
207 W. Superior St.
Suite 201
Duluth Minnesota 55802
Rob Hofmann
Darlene Anderson
Rob Hofmann
Al Makynen
Traci Marciniak
Phil Strom
Steve Yorde
Jerry Thoreson
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