Volume 105 #21
This Week at Rotary
By Dean Casperson – Chair of the Day
We meet at noon
Thursday, December 5, 2019 at
The Lyric Conference Room
Tracie Clanaugh
Executive Director
First Witness Child Advocacy Center
First Witness
Leading Change for a Quarter Century
First Witness is a nationally accredited advocacy center with the goal to make sure children are safe. The Center is built upon the model of a collaborative multidisciplinary team of professionals.
Tracie Clanaugh will explore how this innovative approach to investigate child abuse and coordinate services was created.
Lifehouse Thanksgiving Dinner 
Rotarians Serving Thanksgiving Dinner at Life House
By:  Dan Dock
Although the weather interfered with our Annual Meeting with Kiwanis on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving (cancelled due to the blizzard), Rotarians nevertheless worked to serve over 135 Thanksgiving meals to children and teens some of whom are homeless.  Nothing went to waste and the many statements of Thankfulness were touching.   WDIO TV was there and did a great job to capture the event for the evening news.  A huge thank you to all who helped make this event a huge success!
     Jon Ohman, Tom Young, Geiger Yount, Bob Johnson, Jerry Pelofske,
     Jenna Bergee (Interior Designer), Karen Dock, Michael Orman, Anne Orman,
     Renee Mattson, Jim Schwartz, McKenzie MacFarlane (Rotaract), Mark Leutceb (Skyline),
     Dan Dock, Christine Empanger, Elizabeth Simonson, Michelle Buria    
And special recognition to the participation of New Life Church, Skyline Rotary, Gary Schneider of G.B. Schneider Restaurant, and Bruce Anderson with Super One.
Halloween 2019
             Rotary—Boys and Girls Club
               “Haunted Reception Room”
A great time was had by all. The proof is in the pictures. 
      This is a big deal for these children. The children have pictures taken in there Halloween outfits
Thank you for these volunteers
      -Dan Dock
      -Karen Dock
      -Jerry Pelofske
      -Betty Eklund-Skyline Rotary
      -Jim Lewis  -Skyline Rotary
      -Dan Maki
      -Geiger Yount
     -Jim Schwartz      
      -Chris Pelofske
This Week's Meeting
We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Holiday Inn: Lyric Conference Room
200 W 1st st
Duluth, MN  55802
United States of America
VenueMap Venue Map
Dec 05, 2019
Child Protection
Dec 12, 2019
My International Rotary Student Experience...How it enhanced my life
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Upcoming Events
Rotary International Service- Joint club meeting
Dec 03, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Dec 04, 2019
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
3rd Quarter Program Committee Meeting
Dec 05, 2019
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
International Service Committee meeting
Dec 10, 2019
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Dec 11, 2019
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Volunteer Opportunity: Community Food Distribution
Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank
Dec 11, 2019
4:15 PM – 5:30 PM
December Board Meeting
St Luke's Foundation Office
Dec 17, 2019
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Holiday Party
Dec 19, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
No Rotary Meeting
Dec 26, 2019
Family Holiday Bowling Party
Jan 02, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Elizabeth Simonson
December 2
Elaine Hansen
December 14
Holly Sampson
December 14
Suzanne Anderson
December 15
Harvey Smith
December 18
Dave Holappa
December 21
Tom McCabe
December 24
Paul Helstrom
December 27
John Foucault
December 30
Tom Young
December 31
Join Date
Michelle Buria
December 1, 2005
14 years
Betty George
December 2, 1993
26 years
Mark Peterson
December 4, 2008
11 years
David Fulda
December 17, 1998
21 years
Elizabeth Simonson
December 18, 2018
1 year
Office Hours:
Monday: 9-3
Wed. & Thurs.: 9-4
Salvation Army bell ringing in the Skywalks: Wednesday Dec. 4 and Wednesday December 11. 
Bell ringers should be at the Rotary office at
11:30 to pick up bells and cans. 
Bell ringing is from 11:45 to 1:00 followed by lunch at the Lyric.