The Gimlet
Volume 108 #7
This Week at Rotary
We Meet at Noon on Thursday
August 18, 2022
For Those Attending in Person
(Zoom Meeting Opens at 11:45)
(Link Sent Thursday Morning)
Holiday Inn Downtown
Tony Dierckins, author
Duluth's Grand Old Architecture
Duluth’s Grand Old Architecture 1870–1940, the newest book by Duluthian Tony Dierckins and the late Maryanne C. Norton, is the result of ten years of research by the authors of Lost Duluth. Dierckins describes the journey of creating the book—which features over 300 historic structures illustrated by 425 vintage images—and provides a sneak peek at some of the book’s most fascinating buildings and homes. The Chair of the Day will be Branden Robinson
Highlights from Last Week’s Meeting
By Al Makynen
There was a new sheriff in town.  With President Barb Perrella away on vacation, President-Elect Gary Melander called to order his first meeting.  Rob Hofmann provided the Rotary Reflection on the many reasons to become a Rotarian.   Friendship, Citizenship, and Leadership were listed.  The best reason is to have fun.  Who would not want to join an organization that makes a difference in the world and has fun while doing it?
The New Sheriff in Town, Gary Melander
Sudsy the Clown, a.k.a Rob Hofmann giving the Reflection
Jeff Wencl announced he was a new father with the birth of his daughter Madison on July 20.  Assistant Governor Tricia Bunten announced that she is now an official empty nester with their son Ben having graduated from college and now living in Madison, Wisconsin.  Jack Seiler thanked the following who turned out to assist during the Tall Ships Festival in Two Harbors:  President Barb Perrella, Past President Chana Stocke, Roxanna Esguerra, Past Assistant Governor Phil Strom, Jim Schwartz, Cindy Seiler, Past President Bill Gravelle, Brian Fulda, and Dan Maki. Megan Maki, Stacy Oltmanns and Branden Robinson.  Past District Governor Earl Rogers was ready, willing and able to sell tickets either for the Skyline Peach Sale or the Superior Raffle, or both!
An exciting time for any Rotary Club is the introduction of a new member.  Past President Mike Orman had the honor to introduce Jeff Wencl an associate attorney with his firm Beaumier, Trogdon, Orman, Hurd & Viegas.  In addition to being an attorney, Jeff Wencl is a Lieutenant Commander, US Navy Reserve currently serving as a Foreign Affairs Officer on the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
New Member Jeff Wencl being introduced by Mike Orman
Assistant Governor Tricia Bunten introduced a fellow Rotarian who has visited our club often, Past Assistant Governor (2017-18), Debra Warner of the Virginia Club.
Tricia Bunten, Debra Warner and President-Elect Gary Melander
Debra has experienced Rotary on the local, district, zone and international level.  She shared with us a journey that has taken her around the world.  The 46,000 clubs is where much of the work of “service above self” happens.  Community service projects, fundraising for grants, and fellowship are the life blood of Rotary.  For those who might like to travel there are opportunities to participate in service projects, experience a friendship exchange, attend an international convention, or serve at the District or Zone level.  As part of her passion in Rotary Debra has traveled to many countries including Vietnam, Thailand, Uganda, Haiti, Guatemala, and India.  With passion anything can be accomplished. Service, fellowship, and fun are part of the equation in Rotary where you can experience a philosophy of life “to plant a tree under whose shade you do not expect to sit”.
Rotary “Service Above Self” in action
Travel, fun, fellowship and service in action around the world
Rotarians in Action at Tall Ships 2022
Thank you to all the volunteers from Club 25 who helped with the parking flow for one of the largest events ever held in Two Harbors! 
Brian Fulda demonstrates his parking attendant skills as taught by “The Master” Jack Seiler
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
Venue Map
Aug 18, 2022
Duluth's Grand Old Architecture
Aug 25, 2022
The Brain Game-Your Perfect Rotary Literacy Project
Sep 15, 2022
That Does Inclusion Look Like?
Sep 22, 2022
Setting Sail to End Nuclear Weapons
Sep 29, 2022
The Vision is Set. It's Time for Takeoff!
Oct 06, 2022
Oct 13, 2022
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Board of Directors
Rotary Office
Aug 17, 2022 4:00 PM
Courage Kenny - Shoot for Fun - Volunteer
Sep 10, 2022
Rotary Board of Directors
Rotary Office
Sep 21, 2022 4:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Edie Michalski
August 1
Tricia Bunten
August 1
Jeffrey Fifield
August 4
Chuck Chairs
August 10
Bob Bennett
August 16
Darlene Anderson
August 19
Mike Orman
August 28
Join Date
Harvey Smith
August 6, 1981
41 years
Sandy Hoff
August 6, 1987
35 years
Kevin Jones
August 13, 2015
7 years
Allen Anway
August 26, 1982
40 years
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207 W. Superior St.
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Duluth Minnesota 55802
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Rob Hofmann
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