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We Meet at Noon on Thursday

July 24, 2014

Great Hall – Radisson Hotel

 

“Chipper:  The Story Behind the Book”

 

Richard Henry Carlson

Fellow Rotarian and Author

 

Chairperson of the Day:  Dave Allison

 

Fellowship Reporter:  Dave Holappa

 

Please forward any good news for the Report to

dave.holappa@holappa.com

Posted by Patty Shogren

Share Your Accomplishments!

      If you, your family member, or another Club 25 member that you know has received a special recognition, please forward any good news for the Report to dave.holappa@holappa.com so we can share the good news with other members of our Club during the Fellowship Report on Thursdays!

Posted by Allen Makynen

ROTARY FELLOWSHIP PICNIC

The first annual Rotary Fellowship Picnic at the Rotary International Peace Plaza at Enger Park is being hosted by our club from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 31, 2014.  The five clubs: Harbortown, Skyline, ECO, Northshore and Club #25 who, in partnership with Rotary District 5580 and the City of Duluth, made possible the Peace Plaza, will be coming together for fellowship and to celebrate Rotary.  All food and beverages will be provided.  The menu includes hamburgers, bratwurst, hot dogs (with vegetarian option) chips, side dish, and dessert.  Please bring your family.  The cost is 14.00 per person. (Children 10 and under:  $7.00)  This joint event with the other clubs will replace our regular Thursday meeting.  Please register you and your guests on the club website, call the office 722-0451, or complete the registration form on your table.  Mark your calendar now for this new and exciting event and attend the Rotary Fellowship Picnic at Enger Park at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 31.

Posted by Patty Shogren

Welcome to our newest member - Tiffany Fair.  Tiffany is the Property Manager for A & L Properties.  She was proposed for membership by Natalie Zeleznikar and Ben Kaasa.  Tiffany has volunteered to serve on the Youth and Community Services Committees.

Please introduce yourself and extend a warm Rotary welcome to Tiffany. 


          by Larry Fortner

               Past Prez, 2007-08

 

          SPECIAL OCCASIONS -- It was a TwoFer for Dave Vose. First, our Past President and Past District Governor was awarded a "Service Above Self" certificate "with deep appreciation for exceptional dedication to the ideals of Rotary." Next, Dave was awarded with the first-ever award for 500 recognition points, which our Club has earned from the Rotary Foundation; 500 points are equal to $500 toward a Paul Harris Fellowship. (More information on this program will be coming.)

          The presentations were made by PastPrez Dave McLean (oh, how quickly old presidents fade into the mists of Rotary time), PastPrez Phil Strom and Sheryl Homan, chair of our Club's Rotary Foundation committee. Dave Mc thanked Dave V for his years of serving as a mentor to so many. Phil Strom said that in "every aspect of his life" Dave honors “Service Above Self”. And Sheryl said what many of us know: that Dave is a "quiet leader" and one who has made invaluable contributions to our Club, our District, our RI Foundation and Rotary International itself.

          In a quiet conversation after the meeting, Dave said the honors were a complete surprise and "totally underserved." We believed the first part. We didn't accept the second part for even a nanosecond. (See Allen Anway for a physicist's explanation of the nano concept.)

 

          IN TUNE -- Good to have our musical ensemble of John Baumgarten and Barb Perrella back with us, intact and sounding good.

 

          SIMPLY PERFECT -- Attendance guru Lisa Pratt had the pleasure of awarding Perfect Attendance tabs to ... Phil Strom (4 years), John Moir (20), Mike Murray (11), Chuck House (37), Dan Dock (14), Jerry Pelofske (19) and Jeff Fifield (31).

 

          GRAND OPENING -- After awarding attendance tabs, Lisa kept the mike but changed subjects entirely to give us some joyous news: opening ceremonies for the Bob Pratt Pavilion at the Jean Duluth soccer fields will be at 4 p.m. on August 8. Undoubtedly there will be smiles, laughs, cheers and tears as we remember Bob for all he meant to us and to the kids and families who enjoy the fields. Lisa said, "I would love to see many of you out there" because so many Club 25ers were "extremely instrumental" in making the Pavilion happen.

 

          CELEBRATE! -- Skeeter Moore reminded us that we'll enjoy a Rotary Family Picnic at Enger Park on July 31. Five local clubs will participate in the event, which will include, in Skeeter's words: "Phil Strom on the grill." Hot dogs will be available for those who prefer more conventional fare.

 

          PROGRAMS -- Outstanding programs like Thursday's (see below) don't just happen. They are the result of our members recognizing the potential for a good program and taking the initiative to make the proposal to the Club, contacting the speaker, riding herd over the details and then introducing the program at a Club meeting. Got an idea? Take it to the next Program committee meeting, which will be chaired by Dick Pelinka on August 12.

 

          AN ICON OF OUR VERY OWN -- Many thanks to Dick Swenson for bringing Peter Spooner to us for a talk about Sister Mary Charles McGough, OSB, a Duluth treasure and, in Peter's words, "a little recognized cultural icon in our own community." Many works of Sister Mary Charles are on display in homes, churches and prominent public places in Duluth. (You want "prominent?" Try the mural in an entryway at the DECC and on an exterior wall of Essentia/St. Mary's.) Many others are in view in hundreds of important places all over the country. Peter, former curator at the UMD's Tweed Museum and now teaching art at The College of St. Scholastica, knows Sister Mary Charles's art intimately and was a key player, as guest curator, in mounting the exhibition of her work now on display at the Tweed. The exhibition is a collaboration between the Tweed Museum of Art and St. Scholastica Monastery. The exhibition, titled Engagement and Transcendence, is the first treatment of a prolific and regionally beloved artist, whose career spanned 60 years. A quote from Peter's talk sums up Sister Mary Charles's guiding philosophy: "The importance of creating beauty [is that] it helps us to slow down, to be silent and stand in awe of the beauty all around and within us." The exhibition at the Tweed runs through July 21 and is a must-see for this summer.

 

 

 

 

Posted by Patty Shogren

         Our new website provides the opportunity to run members’ ads.  We are selling one-year ad blocks for $300 (billed annually).  That’s just $25 a month.

     We have 30 spots available first-come, first-serve for a logo ad on the website.  If you are interested, please see Chris Swanson or Patty to sign up and be part of 30 businesses.

      Thanks to the following Rotarians for providing sponsorships: Dawn Cutler, Doug Lewis & Karol Sower (North Shore Bank); Deborah Medlin & Bill Gravelle (Wipfli); Steven Dastoor (Citon); Chris Swanson (Pure Driven); Shari Swenson & Bob Johnson (Dee Independent Cleaners);  Al Makynen (LHB) and Scott Bradt and Michelle Buria (Wells Fargo).

Posted by Patty Shogren on Dec 29, 2011

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