The Gimlet
Volume 108 #45

This Week at Rotary
Thursday, May 11, 2023
For Those Attending in Person
Buffet Lunch
(Zoom Meeting Opens at 11:45)
(Link Sent Thursday Morning)
Holiday Inn Downtown
Artistic Director of the Lake Superior Youth Chorus
30 Years of Transforming Young Lives Through Music
For 30 years, the Lake Superior Youth Chorus has provided singers with professional vocal training and activities and opportunities to use their voices for the betterment of their community. This emphasis is born out of a keen awareness that today’s youth will become our performing artists, audience members, business leaders/members, community members, and volunteers of the future.
Chair of the day – Geiger Yount
Highlights from Last Week’s Meeting
By Al Makynen
The place was packed with Rotarians ready for “Summertime Fun” (a.k.a Dinner and Auction).
Beyond the fellowship, tens of thousands of dollars were raised to support our annual grants along with the Youth Mental Health Initiative at the Boys and Girls Club (C.H.I.L.D) and Rotary International Polio Plus.
The core Dinner and Auction Committee of 20 was assisted by even more energetic Rotarians during the event. The pictures below tell the story better than any written representation. If you were unable to attend, you missed out!
The whole room sang happy birthday to Jim Landwehr
The Thrill Every Minute LIVE Auction
Past Assistant Governor Al Makynen bidding $350 for Heavenly Pineapple Cake by Judy Rogers
The Auction Committee members for 2023. In addition to their primary responsibilities listed, all were charged for soliciting and obtaining – and in some cases donating – items for the auction. And thank you to all those within the club and outside of the club who donated to the Auction.
Assistant Governor Tricia Bunten – Communications
Renee Burns – Live Auction
Past President Dean Casperson – Master of Ceremonies
Jeff Fifield – Set-Up and Clean-Up Crew
District Treasurer Elaine Hansen – Registration and Accounting
Greg Hansen – Director Chair and Clean-Up Crew
Past Assistant Governor Al Makynen – Chair
President Elect Gary Melander – Beverages (Injured Reserve List)
Past President Bonita Nelson – Decorations
Jerry Pelofske – Clean-Up Crew
President Barb Perrella – Raffle Assistant
Jon Ohman – Set-Up Crew and Promotion
Jim Schwartz – Beverages
Reid Sheldahl – Clean-Up Crew
Elizabeth Simonson – Desserts
Jen Smith – Registration and Accounting
Karol Sowers – Silent Auction and Program Assembly
Past President Chana Stocke – Raffle and Heads & Tails Game
Jerry Thoreson – Publicity and Photography
Tom Young – Advance Raffle Ticket Sales
The always popular game of Heads & Tales 
 2023 winner of $500: Alan Anway
So many sweet treats to bid on
Rotarians, spouses, and many friends made this May 4th an event to remember!
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 11, 2023
Duluth Superior Youth Chorus
May 18, 2023
2023 Road Construction Update - Can Of Worms and other NE MN Projects
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
Jul 06, 2023
Gary's First Meeting
View entire list
Upcoming Events
Rotary Board of Directors
Rotary Office
May 17, 2023 4:00 PM
Rotary Board of Directors
Rotary Office
Jun 21, 2023 4:00 PM
View entire list
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
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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