The Gimlet
Volume 107 #42
This Week at Rotary
We Meet at Noon on Thursday
April 24, 2022
For Those Attending in Person
NEW: Buffet Lunch!
(Zoom Meeting Opens at 11:45)
(Link Sent Thursday Morning)
Holiday Inn and Suites Downtown
This is our joint meeting with Kiwanis of Friendly Duluth
Renee Graves
Duluth Downtown Council Outreach Specialist

Residents can contact Renee Graves, the new outreach specialist to notify her of someone who may be in need of social support services, like housing. In her first couple of weeks serving as the new outreach specialist in downtown Duluth, Renée Graves was able to help connect one man to accessible housing.

Highlights from Last Week’s Meeting
By Darlene Anderson

After a two-year hiatus, the “Fireside Chat” at the Kitchi Gammi Club replaced the noon meeting for Club #25.
On the shores of Gitche Gumee,
Of the shining Big-Sea-Water,
Stood Rotarians of Club #25…
There fellow Rotarians extended a warm welcome to the new Club #25 members who have joined since 2020. New members are David Clark, Deb Ellingsen, Brian Fulda, Vinod Gupta, Kevin Hagen, Grant Hauschild, Noah Holland, Jeramy Mercil, Rose Misiewicz, Stacey Oltmanns, Paula Bloomquist, Jack Seiler, Jerry Thoreson, Mike Waldron and Zach Walters. Welcome all!!
Take a peek below and see a few fellow Rotarians enjoying fun and fellowship.
Jim Landwehr and Nancy Landwehr with Jack Seiler and his wife.     
Eric Dott, Mary Niemeyer, President Chana Stocke and Stacy Oltmanns
President Chana Stocke drew attention to the front of the room with a surprisingly loud whistle. President Chana Stocke then formally welcomed all the new club members. District Treasurer Elaine Hansen shared a brief history of Club #25 which was chartered in 1911.
President Chana Stocke with Rotarians and guests who gathered to listen
Jeff Fifield with Justin Terch
Jim Landwehr 
Jim Landwehr highlighted the Rotary International Foundation and the global impact of Rotary service. As the Rotary Foundation states:  Rotary is dedicated to causes that build international relationships, improve lives, and create a better world to support our peace efforts and end polio forever. Naming some of the accomplishments of own Club 25 has had in our community, Jeff Fifield's list included the lighting of the Aerial Lift Bridge and Enger Tower, the Thanksgiving and Christmas meals served at Life House, and funding for Boys and Girls Club Mental Health programming. Dave Fulda shared about the working committees that make up Club 25 such as Fund Raising and the Rotary Rose Sale – our biggest fundraising effort - which has raised over $1 million that goes back into our community through grants determined by the Community and International Service Committee. We also have fun times planned by the Events Committee chaired by Mary Niemeyer who reminded us of upcoming events such as the Annual Dinner and Auction on May 5; President's Night at the Garden on June 2, and our July picnic at Enger Tower.
Again, a warm Rotary welcome to our new members. 
Jerry Pelofske, Allan Anway and Chris Pelofske       
Gary Melander with Tom Homan
Dale Johnson and John Baumgarten
The Duluth Rotary Club 25 Dinner and Auction is May 5th, 5:30-8:30 pm at Marshall School. Reserve your tickets today at  Invite family and friends.  This is a B.Y.O.B event with mix and set-ups arranged by Jim Schwartz.  Gary Schneider is the chef.  If you have an item to donate contact, Past Assistant Governor Al Makynen, (218-343-2515). 
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
Apr 21, 2022
Duluth Downtown Council Outreach Specialist
Apr 28, 2022
Highway 61 Revisited-Imagining a Connected Duluth from the Hillside to the Waterfront
May 05, 2022
Our Annual Auction Fundraiser
May 12, 2022
The DECC, the Region's Gathering Spot and Economic Driver
Jun 02, 2022
We celebrate THREE of our Past Presidents - President Michelle, President Dean and President Chana
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Board of Directors
Apr 19, 2022 3:30 PM
Auction Committee Meeting
Rotary Office
Apr 21, 2022
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Annual Rotary Dinner and Auction
Marshall School
May 05, 2022
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Rotary Board of Directors
May 17, 2022 3:30 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Kjell Knudsen
April 1
Ruth Ann Eaton
April 8
Sandy Hoff
April 27
Al Makynen
April 28
Join Date
Tom Young
April 1, 1995
27 years
Phil Strom
April 23, 1981
41 years
Grant Hauschild
April 25, 2019
3 years
Jim Grant
April 29, 1982
40 years
Official Publication of
Rotary Club of Duluth
207 W. Superior St.
Suite 201
Duluth Minnesota 55802
Rob Hofmann
Darlene Anderson
Rob Hofmann
Al Makynen
Traci Marciniak
Phil Strom
Steve Yorde
Jerry Thoreson
Rotary Office Hours:
By Appointment Only
Until Further Notice