Volume 105 #41
This Week at Rotary
We Meet at Noon Electronically using Zoom
Thursday, April 30, 2020
Clint Considine, Youth Pastor, Duluth Vineyard Church
Generation Z:  What Motivates Them?
Clint Considin will share his insights and explore Generation Z, what motivates them, and how this generation differs from those that have come before.  
Highlights From Last Week’s Meeting
By Al Makynen
          It was the Brady Bunch and the Partridge Family combined.  Fifty members gathered from around the country.  A few were in their office.  Many were in their living room, family room, or kitchen.  It was organized chaos as a few moved from one room to another.   As we continue with Zoom Meetings for April and May members were asked to forward the link for guests to join us. 
The Partridge Family meets the Brady Bunch
           As the rush of folks joining the meeting slowed President Michelle Buria called upon Jeff Iisakka who reflected upon the eagerness and swiftness of a child’s ability to learn and their delight in the animal kingdom.  And he called upon us to view the world with childhood wonder.
Jack Soetebier     
The fellowship report began with the introduction of Anna Nelson, President of the Duluth Superior ECO Rotary Club.  David Nolle introduced his son Oliver.  And Jeff Fifield introduced his grandson Hugh. Jerry Thoreson reported that he had been the speaker at the Superior Rotary Club. Ruth Ann Eaton thanked the many members who sent her birthday cards last week.  With sadness, President Michelle Buria announced the death of Past President (1981–1982) Jack Soetebier.  A eulogy will be given at a future meeting by Past Assistant Governor Phil Strom.
          The results of the recent membership survey were evaluated by the Strategic Planning Committee with a summary report presented to the Board of Directors at their April Meeting.  Two important actions were taken. Effective when we convene in person, the regular meeting will include a patriotic element.  Effective July 1, 2020 the requirement for Prepaid Meals and the related Rule of 85 will be replaced with a standard meeting charge for all those in attendance.
           President Elect Dean Casperson introduced Leah Budnik, Preschool Director at the Lake Superior Zoo.  The nature based preschool uses close animal experience to support conservation and to promote children “growing wild together”.  A key goal is to reduce the 7+ hours per day average a child spends with electronics.  And to increase from just 7 minutes per day average the time a child spends in unstructured outside play time!  A 2019 study showed that lack of outside play time contributes to obesity, depression, myopia, osteoporosis, and ADHD.   At the Lake Superior Zoo Preschool there are three separate locations for interaction; an outside play area, an inside play area, and a beyond play area comprised of trails.  The Preschool is for ages 33 months to five years.  There are a total of 18 spots, and registration is now open for the fall start on September 8th. Tuition is $900 per month.  The curriculum is seasonal and based upon what his happening in nature. An exciting way to prepare our children to view the natural world with wonder.
                                      The Problem
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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
Apr 30, 2020 12:00 PM
Generation Z
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
Budget & Finance Committee Meeting
May 04, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Volunteer Opportunity: Community Food Distribution
Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank
May 13, 2020
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
May Board Meeting
St Luke's Foundation Office
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
Kjell Knudsen
April 1
Ruth Ann Eaton
April 8
Michael Zlonis
April 16
Dick Fischer
April 20
Ken Schoen
April 21
Tom Wheeler
April 22
Sandy Hoff
April 27
Al Makynen
April 28
Join Date
Dave Nolle
April 1, 1999
21 years
Tom Young
April 1, 1995
25 years
Phil Strom
April 23, 1981
39 years
Grant Hauschild
April 25, 2019
1 year
Jim Grant
April 29, 1982
38 years
Official Publication of Rotary Club of Duluth 
207 W. Superior St.
Suite 201
Phone: 218-722-0451
Duluth, Minnesota 55802
Editor:  Al Makynen
Rotary Office Hours
Monday 9 – 3
Wed. & Thur. 9 – 4