The Gimlet
Volume 107 #33
This Week at Rotary
We Meet at Noon on Thursday
February 17, 2022
For Those Attending in Person
Plated Meal
(Zoom Meeting Opens at 11:45)
(Link Sent Thursday Morning)
Holiday Inn Downtown
Jamie Steckart
Marshall Head of School
Marshall's Launch of The Forest School, Fall 2022
The Forest School at Marshall is an elementary program serving students ages 4 through 4th grade. Forest School students spend an average of 40% or more of their time outdoors, utilizing Marshall's 40+-acre campus and two forest biomes as the classroom environment. Literacy, numeracy, science, the arts, and culture are explored daily with teachers dedicated to supporting physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth. The Forest School curriculum and experiences are designed for students to create a lifelong connection with nature and each other, as they learn through curiosity and discovery.
Highlights from Last Week’s Meeting
By Al Makynen
It took the ringing of the Rotary Bell by President Chana Stocke to channel the high energy in the room.  Past President John Baumgarten was in his element; playing the piano by ear, from memory, in a key better for us to sing the Star Spangled Banner.  Who says you have to go to a stadium to get your singing fix?  Past Assistant Governor Phil Strom gave us a reflection on Past District Governor Wes Westmoreland for whom the funds of our very own Rotary Club of Duluth Foundation are named.  Many of us remember him and how he always ended his reflections by reminding us to be ever mindful of the needs of others.  And that is exactly what our local foundation does as it works to support local projects identified by the Club.
The Golden Can raised a few dollars as Rotarians acknowledged milestones and events in their lives.  Geiger Yount was grateful for having celebrated a birthday.  Past Assistant Governor Al Makynen was grateful for all the blood donors who made it possible for him to receive twelve units of blood during a recent operation.  Jim Schwartz was grateful to have his wife back home after successful hip replacement surgery.  Past President Sandy Hoff should be grateful to Jay Ott for paying his fine (The daughter of Sandy Hoff plays hockey at UWS River Falls and is the highest scoring player in the league.)  Patra Sevastiades was grateful for her daughter Eva who completed the National Registry to become a paramedic.
Gary Melander invites you to take a 50/50 chance!
Chair of the Auction Committee, Past Assistant Governor Al Makynen asks that you to mark your calendars now (SAVE THE DATE) for the Rotary Dinner and Auction on May 5, 2022 at Marshall School.  Invite your family, friends, and area Rotarians from other Clubs.  This is both a BYOB social event for Rotary Fellowship and a fundraiser through the live, silent, desert auctions and raffle. 
Chair of the Grants Committee, Jim Schwartz reminds all of us that the spring deadline for grant submissions is April 15, 2022.  Grant applications are on the website.  If you know of a worthy organization that you believe the Club should support – now is your chance.  Encourage the non-profit entity to submit a grant application.
Chair of the Day Past President Dean Casperson introduced the program given by our very own Vinod Gupta to explain the “Science of Manifestation”. 
First, he spoke of happiness as having two ingredients.  The first is to embrace an attitude of gratitude.  The second is to manifest what you want from life.  (1) Set realistic goals, (2) keep your focus with deliberate attention, (3) learn a new life skill through practice and repetition and (4) celebrate achievement, even partial achievement!  As you work on your life goals, pay attention and tame your harsh self-judgment.  Avoid setting upper-performance limits on yourself.  When faced with adversity (which is a huge distraction from any achievement) reframe the adversity.  Find some aspect that is positive.   Having all four pillars of the process for manifestation will make a difference in your life.
(L to R President Chana Stocke, speaker Vinod Gupta, and Past President Dean Casperson
This Week's Meeting
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Holiday Center Great Lakes Ballroom
200 W. Superior St
Duluth, MN
United States of America
Venue Map
Feb 17, 2022
Marshall's Launch of The Forest School, Fall 2022
Feb 24, 2022
Mental Health Access Program
Mar 03, 2022
Putting Children First and Foremost in Duluth, since 1883
Mar 17, 2022
Ice at the North Pole
Mar 24, 2022
Apr 07, 2022
Get to Know Conservation Corps Minnesota!
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Board of Directors
Feb 15, 2022 3:30 PM
Auction Committee Meeting
Rotary Noon Meeting Location
Feb 17, 2022
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Rotary Board of Directors
Mar 15, 2022 3:30 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Zach Walters
February 4
Renee Mattson
February 7
Geiger Yount
February 8
Justin Terch
February 12
Sheryl Homan
February 12
Steve Hadley
February 16
Mike Murray
February 23
Therese Spehar
February 26
Join Date
Elaine Hansen
February 3, 2000
22 years
Douglas Erickson
February 4, 1999
23 years
Zach Walters
February 4, 2019
3 years
Jerry Thoreson
February 5, 2020
2 years
Al Makynen
February 9, 1989
33 years
Branden Robinson
February 14, 2008
14 years
Dale Johnson
February 14, 1974
48 years
Jon Helstrom
February 16, 1984
38 years
Gary Bubalo
February 17, 2000
22 years
Kjell Knudsen
February 18, 1999
23 years
Darlene Anderson
February 21, 2008
14 years
Mary Niemeyer
February 22, 2018
4 years
Katrina Pierson
February 24, 2020
2 years
Stacy Oltmanns
February 25, 2019
3 years
Christopher McMahon
February 26, 2020
2 years
Jim Schwartz
February 26, 2004
18 years
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