Volume 105 #34
This Week at Rotary
By Jena Evans – Chair of the Day
We Meet at Noon
Thursday, March 5, 2020
The Great Lakes Ballroom
Cameron Kruger
President/CEO, Duluth Children's Museum 
The Future of Play
The Duluth Children's Museum is in the process of renovating the former Lincoln Park Cafe building and bringing its operations to the Lincoln Park Craft District.  Find out how the project is evolving and the urgent need for community support to make it happen.

Highlights from Last Week’s Meeting
By Darlene Anderson
Rotarians and their guests were warmly welcomed at the weekly meeting by President-Elect Dean Casperson and invited to join him in reciting the Rotary 4-Way Test followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. It was with heartfelt appreciation that Darlene Anderson thanked members for their prayers, thoughts and cards in the past few weeks following the passing of two of her family members. She also expressed her family's appreciation for the wonderful medical care that we are able to receive in our community and asked that we pause for a moment of appreciation and gratitude for that service.
Our newest Rotary Club 25 member, Christopher McMahon was introduced and shared that he is affiliated with the Voyageurs Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He previously was the parish administrator for St. Michael's. His first experience with Rotary was as a youth when a group to which he belonged approached their local Rotary Club seeking funds for a trip. They requested $200, but after hearing about the trip that was planned, the club generously donated $4000 so that all the boys could participate. That sold him on the “Service Above Self” motto of Rotary. Welcome, Christopher!
Club #25 newest member Christopher McMahon
Fellowship Reporter Jon Ohman started by kicking the Golden Can as he and Steve Burgess had been discussing why Steve had been in the paper and neither could remember why. That brought a chuckling Steve to the podium to add $4 while reciting the “4-Way Test”. Barb Perrella was interviewed on TV discussing the upcoming Superior Street work. And in memory of his beloved wife Dorothy, Allen Anway contributed on this the first anniversary of her passing.
Thank You cards have been received and Eric Dott read from three of them. Two were from widows of former Club 25 members who thanked us for the Valentine Day's boxes of candy that were delivered along with good conversations: Past President Bob Bennett to Phyllis James (Bob James) and Jena Evans to Bobbi Voss (Dave Voss). The third card was from the Northeast Minnesota Regional Science Fair. Two dozen of the fair participants have advanced to the finals which will be held in Anaheim, California. Rotarians from our club served as judges at the regional fair.
A highlight of our club last summer was the First Annual Duck Pluck. The funds raised at that event went to the Boys and Girls Club for the new Mental Health Access Program. Today Tammy Sundbom, Resource Development Director, and Leslie Chaplin brought a progress report. Two graduate students from the College of St Scholastica who are pursuing their Masters in Social Work were hired as interns working 20 hours per week. They have immersed themselves in the Lincoln Park Club learning the culture, building relationships with the kids and working with families as needed. The program is going well and is ahead of schedule. Next fall they plan to have six graduate students working at the Lincoln and Goldberg locations. Also, they are now formalizing the contract for a licensed therapist that would come to the sites. This is being done in conjunction with The Hills. Already they are seeing positive results and are thankful to our club for providing the funding for this much needed service to our community youth and families.
Leslie Chaplin and Tammy Sundbom of the Boys and Girls Club
Chair of the Day Jena Evans introduced past Club 25 member Tania McVean. Tania is the Director of St Luke's Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center which has won several awards and most recently was named the wound care center of the year (out of 600 centers) for outstanding outcomes and patient care. The hyperbaric chamber is an enclosure with 100% oxygen into which the patient is placed. When the body receives pure oxygen, it stimulates the blood cells and speeds healing. The patients who benefit the most from this procedure are diabetics with lower extremity wounds, cancer patients suffering from radiation injury, burn patients and patients who have undergone flap or graph procedures. The treatment duration is for two hours at a time, five days a week, and usually lasts from four to six weeks. It has proven to be an effective treatment rebuilding tissue and healing wounds. St Luke's has two of these chambers and they can treat eight patients each day. After three years it is proving to be a successful program in our medical community. 
St Luke's Tania McVean and President Elect Dean Casperson
Nominations for 2021 Rotary Peace Fellowships
Nominations for 2021 Rotary Peace Fellowships
The 2021 Rotary Peace Fellowship application is now available for the next cohort of global peace and development leaders.

Members are encouraged to use their professional and social contacts to find potential candidates.   These resources are available to help you recruit candidates:
Candidates have until 31 May 2020 to submit applications to District 5580. The District has until 1 July to submit endorsed applications to The Rotary Foundation.

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This Week's Meeting
We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Holiday Center
207 W. Superior St
Great Lakes Ballroom
Duluth, MN 55802
United States of America
VenueMap Venue Map
Mar 05, 2020 12:00 PM
Duluth Children's Museum Update
Mar 12, 2020 12:00 PM
Mar 19, 2020 12:00 PM
DG Elect
Mar 26, 2020 12:00 PM
Police Cheif
Apr 09, 2020 12:00 PM
Destination Duluth
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Upcoming Events
Volunteer: Rotaract Damiano Bread Delivery
Mar 07, 2020
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Rotary Club of Duluth Foundation Board Meeting
Raymond James
Mar 10, 2020
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Volunteer Opportunity: Community Food Distribution
Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank
Mar 11, 2020
4:15 PM – 5:30 PM
Strategic Planning meeting
Office Conference Room
Mar 12, 2020 1:00 PM
March Board Meeting
St Luke's Foundation Office
Mar 17, 2020
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Budget and Finance Committee Meeting
Rotary Office
Mar 19, 2020
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Volunteer: Rotaract Damiano Bread Delivery
Mar 21, 2020
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Chamber Club Photo
Duluth Chamber Office
Mar 24, 2020
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Volunteer: Rotaract Damiano Bread Delivery
Apr 04, 2020
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Volunteer Opportunity: Community Food Distribution
Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank
Apr 08, 2020
4:15 PM – 5:30 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Jennifer Smith
March 1
Bill Himango
March 4
Chana Stocke
March 16
Craig Chilcote
March 16
Allen Anway
March 19
Earl Rogers
March 20
Bill Gravelle
March 22
Pat Holliday
March 22
Ruth Westra
March 22
Christine Empanger
March 29
Grant Hauschild
March 31
Rob Hofmann
March 31
Join Date
Mike Orman
March 1, 1982
38 years
Marc Seigar
March 3, 2016
4 years
Tom Wheeler
March 6, 1975
45 years
Roni Salo
March 7, 1991
29 years
Matt Hunter
March 10, 2010
10 years
Holly Sampson
March 11, 1993
27 years
Steve Burgess
March 14, 2013
7 years
Geiger Yount
March 16, 1989
31 years
John Baumgarten
March 16, 1972
48 years
Pat Pfahl
March 17, 2011
9 years
Bob Reichert
March 18, 1976
44 years
Suzanne Anderson
March 21, 2013
7 years
Jack Soetebier
March 22, 1962
58 years
Bob Torgrimson
March 25, 1982
38 years
Christine Empanger
March 25, 2019
1 year
Bill Himango
March 26, 2009
11 years
Brett Kinney
March 28, 2007
13 years
Jeff Iisakka
March 28, 2002
18 years
Ken Schoen
March 30, 2000
20 years
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