This Week's Meeting
We meet at noon 
Thursday, July 11, 2019
in the Lyric Conference at the Holiday Inn
Special Edition – Rotary Duck Pluck
By Renee Mattson
Description of Your Club’s Special Event
On Thursday, August 15th at 5:00 p.m. at the Pier B Resort the Rotary Club of Duluth #25 will host a premier fundraising event.  13 lucky winning (adopted) ducks will be plucked from the waters of Pier B on what will be a perfect balmy summer evening!   This Special Event replaces our regular noon meeting.  Plan to be there.  Do not miss out.
The proceeds from this enterprise will support the Mental Health Access Program at the Boys and Girls Club.   Earlier this year we invited local organizations to submit proposals for a signature initiative for our Club to have an impact and make a difference in our community.  After presentations from the finalists, the membership voted to select the Boys and Girls Club.  Our goal now is to support this initiative annually up to $25,000 per year.
Rotary Club of Duluth #25 and the citizens of Duluth have a long tradition of being generous.  Funds raised by the Duck Pluck in excess of $25,000 will be held by the Rotary Club of Duluth Foundation, your local foundation, for future Duluth Rotary Club projects.
How Can You Help Make a Difference
Glad you asked!  There is a myriad of ways to be involved, and each and every Rotarian in the club is necessary to make this fundraising event a success and fulfill our commitment.
Adopt a Duck  
As of last count 500 ducks have been adopted.  Our goal is 5,000.  We use “adopt” as opposed to “sell” when talking about our ducks.  If everyone does their part in getting out the word and making sure everyone we know has the opportunity to adopt one of our ducks, we will exceed our goal!  Many, many generous Rotarians have already adopted a raft of ducks.  Some have taken the next step to become event sponsors.  To each and every Rotarian - THANK YOU!  Now we need to spread our wings and fly out into the community.  We have a dedicated website for this fun, philanthropic event
This site has all the information and material you need to download pre-adoption papers and talk to friends, family and business associates about the event itself and duck adoptions.  Bring completed adoption papers and either the cash or a check to a Thursday meeting or the Rotary Office so that the adoptions can be entered.
When and Where All this Will Happen 
Thursday, August 15th, 2019 – Pier B Resort
-Festivities Begin at 5:00
-Opening Ceremony at 6:00
-PLUCK THE DUCKS at 7:20 (Winners Announced)
-Family fun from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. with food and beverage available, music and entertainment, along with boat demonstrations and tours.
What are the Prizes 
-First Prize - $3,000
-Second Prize - $2,000
-Third Prize - $1,000
-10 Consolation Prizes - $100 Each
How to Volunteer
Sign up to be at community events this summer!  We’ve targeted several high traffic events in coming weeks and your participation is needed to ensure our success to adopt ducks and sell merchandise. We will be at these events:
-EVERY  Wednesday at the Holiday Center from 11:30am-1:30pm
-Duluth Airshow July 20 & 21 in the Townsquare Media Booth
-Grill Wars at Bayfront Park on August 14
-More Events to be Announced – Stay Tuned
August 15th – All Hands on Deck
Barb Perrella is leading the charge on the volunteer front, please contact Barb for details on hours.  Sign up for part or all of a sales event.  We need more helpers for every one of these opportunities.  Please say yes.   | Direct: 218-606-1792 | Mobile: 218-390-6797
Merchandise for Sale
Duck with Rotary Logo @ $5
The cutest duck caps EVER! @ $10
Adorable duck sunglasses @ $5
The duck adoption and merchandise sales events are great opportunities to get to know your fellow Rotarians.  While you work to ensure we meet our target you will have fun and fellowship as part of what will become an iconic Duluth event!  Be a part of something new and exciting as the Rotary Club of Duluth works to make a difference!
Barb Perella, Chana Stocke and Renee Mattson  at 4th Fest selling ducks
This Week's Meeting
We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Holiday Inn
207 W. Superior St.
Suite 201
Duluth, MN  55802
United States of America
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