Volume 105 #42
This Week at Rotary
We Meet at Noon 
Thursday, May 7, 2020
Jay Walker
Executive Director, Great Lakes Aquarium
Beyond the Sea
Jay Walker will help us to discover the wonder of the Great Lakes Aquarium, highlight the 20 years of success since opening on the Duluth waterfront in 2000, and share with us future plans.
Highlights from Last Week’s Meeting
By Marc Seigar
On the last day of April, Rotarians Zoomed in for another Club #25 gathering. President Michelle Buria called the group to order.  The reflection was given by Dan Maki, who spoke about ways to connect during this time of social distancing.  He also spoke about the need to connect with the younger generation (Gen Z) to build goodwill.
Past Assistant Governor Phil Strom gave the eulogy for Past President Jack Soetebier, who passed away on April 21 at the age of 91.  Jack was a member of Club #25 for 58 years and he was proud of his 52 years of perfect attendance.  Without a doubt, Jack led an incredible life.  He fought in the US Army in Korea, was an avid pilot, sailor and SCUBA diver. He never missed a Rotary social event and his motto was “always straight ahead”. A memorial service will be held at a later time. Memorials should be sent to the Rotary Club of Duluth Foundation.
President Michelle Buria introduced visiting Rotarian, Past District Governor, Don Cavalier, from Crookston. Tracie Clanaugh from First Witness accepted a $4,000 grant from Club #25.
Fellowship included Barb Perrella, who reported her husband came home with her fishing license this week. Jeff Bradt reported the NYS after school program has re-opened. Also, Jeff’s father-in-law passed away at the age of 95.  Holly Sampson, recently retired from the Community Foundation, reported that the Covid Response Fund received some heartbreaking proposals and has distributed $660,000.
Chair of the Day, Zach Walters, introduced our speaker Clint Considine on the topic “Generation Z: Motiving them to Lead”. Clint stated that Generation Z is about to enter the workforce.  As Rotarians we have an opportunity to connect and assist them to meet one of their goals which is to place service above self.
Generation Z are those born between 1997 and 2012.  They grew up with technology in the palm of their hands.  Their brain chemistry is wired for short attention spans. Due to rapidly changing technologies, it is unclear what careers lie ahead. They have lived during a time of terrorism and school shootings.  They do not know of a world before 9/11. They have wrestled with economic uncertainly due to the 2007/08 recession. With social media they are always connected. They have immediate access to global-scale information, but the potential dark side is online bullying.
So how is Generation Z different? Gen Z is socially aware and they want to make a difference. Gen Z want real connections, so the current social distancing is a real struggle for them. They want information to be interpreted. They have unlimited information but need and want interpretation. Gen Z lose their childlikeness earlier.  Because of technology and information they have a false sense of maturity so can be childish for longer. Gen Z are big picture thinkers and value honor, integrity and impact. They want a career that makes a difference.
How do we empower them to thrive? We need to challenge, connect, and embrace personal coaching to offset their false sense of maturity.  What Gen Z is looking for and will embrace is the Rotary idea of service above self.
This Week's Meeting
We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Held Electronically
207 W. Superior St
Suite 201
Duluth, MN 55802
United States of America
VenueMap Venue Map
May 07, 2020 12:00 PM
Great Lakes Aquarium
May 14, 2020 12:00 PM
Stroke of Genius
May 21, 2020 12:00 PM
Fire Chief
May 28, 2020 12:00 PM
The adventures of the big duck
Jun 04, 2020 12:00 PM
Jun 11, 2020 12:00 PM
Every Child Reads
Jun 18, 2020 12:00 PM
UMD 125th Anniversary
Jun 25, 2020 12:00 PM
Cambria Hills of East Bethel
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Club of Duluth Foundation
May 12, 2020
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Volunteer Opportunity: Community Food Distribution
Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank
May 13, 2020
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
May Board Meeting
May 19, 2020
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Volunteer Opportunity: Community Food Distribution
Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank
Jun 10, 2020
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
June Board Meeting
St Luke's Foundation Office
Jun 16, 2020
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Corey Collier
May 1
Dave Rutford
May 1
Catherine Carter Huber
May 3
Jim Landwehr
May 4
Jim Olson
May 5
Douglas Erickson
May 15
Dave Nolle
May 16
Chas Bernick
May 17
Katrina Pierson
May 20
Kate Molinaro
May 21
John Baumgarten
May 23
Karol Sowers
May 24
Join Date
Jim Olson
May 11, 1995
25 years
Kate Molinaro
May 11, 1989
31 years
Corey Collier
May 14, 2015
5 years
Mike Murray
May 15, 2003
17 years
Rob Hofmann
May 15, 2008
12 years
Steve Johnston
May 15, 2003
17 years
Traci Marciniak
May 16, 2013
7 years
Sheryl Homan
May 19, 2005
15 years
Amy Porter
May 21, 2019
1 year
Jim Landwehr
May 21, 1987
33 years
Rich Roxbury
May 21, 2019
1 year
Bill Sozansky
May 23, 2019
1 year
Jennifer Smith
May 24, 2018
2 years
Catherine Carter Huber
May 29, 2003
17 years
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