The Gimlet
Volume 109 #05

This Week at Rotary
Thursday August 17, 2023
For Those Attending in Person
Buffet Lunch
(Zoom Meeting Opens at 11:45)
(Link Sent Thursday Morning)
Holiday Inn Downtown
Lindsey Whitlinger, Committee Chair
Lester River Rendezvous
Lester River Rendezvous is a festival that takes place right in the heart of Lester Park. The autumn background enhances the natural beauty of the area and creates a lovely setting for this fall festival. Vendor booths, food, fun and a rewarding school program that offers a vivid account of the life in the fur trades during the 18th and 19th centuries.
Highlights from Last Week’s Meeting
By Traci Marciniak
Instead of meeting for the Club’s typical Thursday lunch, Rotarians were treated to a delightful evening featuring great weather, fine food and drinks, and Rotarian Betty George Sola’s stunning gardens. Nearly 40 Rotarians came out to Betty’s home on the Bay side of Park Point to experience the Rotary Club 25 Garden Party—an annual event graciously hosted by Betty.
Betty George Sola welcomes Club #25 Rotarians
Attendees enjoyed garden tours, great conversation, and the occasional lake breeze to offset the heat of the sunshine. Really perfect weather for an outdoor get-together. Everyone there had a great time—even while battling personal feelings of extreme garden envy.

Rotarians enjoying fellowship and shade
(L to R) Jim Schwartz and Barbara Schwartz
(L to R) President Gary Melander with Gimlet Reporter Traci Marciniak
(L to R) Jerry Pelofske with Past President Bonita Nelson
Enchanting flowers
Beautiful landscaping
A lovelier day could not be wishes for!
Betty, thank you for opening your home and gardens to fellow Rotarians so they can enjoy the beauty you have created.
This Week's Meeting
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Holiday Inn Great Lakes Ballroom
200 W. 1st Street
Duluth, MN 55802
United States of America
Venue Map
Venue Map
Aug 17, 2023
Lester River Rendezvous
Aug 24, 2023
Habitat for Humanity in Duluth
Aug 31, 2023
Bentleyville Tour of Lights Presentation
Sep 07, 2023
Animal Allies Humane Society
Sep 14, 2023 12:00 PM
Sep 21, 2023 12:00 PM
Finding Happiness at Work – A Mindful Approach
Sep 28, 2023 12:00 PM
The Port of Duluth-Superior
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Board of Directors
Rotary Office
Aug 16, 2023 4:00 PM
Rotary Board of Directors
Rotary Office
Sep 20, 2023 4:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Edie Michalski
August 1
Jeffrey Fifield
August 4
Nancy Erickson
August 7
Bob Bennett
August 16
Darlene Anderson
August 19
Mike Orman
August 28
Join Date
Harvey Smith
August 6, 1981
42 years
Sandy Hoff
August 6, 1987
36 years
Kevin Jones
August 13, 2015
8 years
Allen Anway
August 26, 1982
41 years
Official Publication of
Rotary Club of Duluth
207 W. Superior St.
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Duluth Minnesota 55802
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Rob Hofmann
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Traci Marciniak
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Jerry Thoreson
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