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505 West Superior Street-Great Hall
Duluth, MN 55802
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We Meet at Noon on Thursday

October 23, 2014

Great Hall – Radisson Hotel



“Why Hollywood is Interested in Our Region Now””


Riki McManus

Director of the Upper MN Film Office at

The Northspan Group


Chairperson of the Day:  Darlene Anderson


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Share Your Accomplishments!

      If you, your family member, or another Club 25 member that you know has received a special recognition, please notify David Salo at david.salo@tkda.com so we can share the good news with other members of our Club during the Fellowship Report on Thursday! Click on the email address to submit the information.

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Dan Hartman, welcome to Club 25!  His proposers are Bob Reichert and Rob Hofmann.

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Junior Rotarians for October

front row:  Kyley Wolff-Denfeld; Cody Reed-Hermantown; Lea Christensen-Marshall

back row:  Maddy Ehnes-Proctor; Matthew Semaan-Harbor City International; Paul Manning-East; Marc Chiu-Lakeview Christian Academy


Notes From The Meeting…

by The North Shore Diva

               On a beautiful sunny Duluth day the Rotary Club was reminded of the wonders of our world by Dan Bergeland as he led us in an Invocation highlighting the sights we see each day. I personally appreciated him reminding me to be thankful for the “deer who eat our flowers”.

          This followed the opening of the meeting by Prez Holly Sampson welcoming all Rotarians and guests and leading us in the Pledge of Allegiance and the Rotary 4-Way Test.

          As Fellowship Reporter, Skeeter Moore came to the podium. He let us know that he often has trouble pronouncing names, but today was our lucky day – he had them all figured out.

A fun event taking place in Duluth is “Boo at the Zoo” and zoo board member Neale Roth was asked to come forward to kick the Can.

          New members are quickly initiated into the Golden Can ritual. Dan Hartman was given a work zone fine of $4 and given the hint, “If you don’t have cash you can check with those at your table”. Dan was seen at the Fuse Duluth Beach Front Blues event as well as being involved with the Glensheen Flashlight Tours.  Dan Bergeland then contributed  as well saying, “Anyone named Dan is golden.”

          Proud mother Natalie Zeleznikar’s son Jake scored the game winning overtime goal while playing for the Langley Rivermen in British Columbia.

          The new turf project for Wade Stadium has been in the news lately and Dave Salo (TKDA) has been the planner for the project. And Jeff Iisakka told Skeeter that Kraus Anderson is also involved in the project and the designer controls the checkbook. This comment led to a work zone fine for Jeff.

          Speaking of proud parents, Sandy Hoff’s daughter Callie was instrumental in Hermantown’s win over Chisago Lakes in the girl’s semi-final soccer game for Region 7A.  In fact, Callie leads the Hermantown girls in most goals scored with 14…and she’s only a sophomore!

          Some of our club members were seen on TV distributing Rotary Roses at the Holiday Inn:  Holly Sampson, Karol Sowers and Greg Hansen. Later in the meeting Prez Holly thanked the Rose Sale Co-Chairs Rob Hofmann and Pete Weidman for all their hard work to make the event a success. She also thanked all those who helped to distribute the roses last Friday and Saturday.

          And because he had to leave the meeting early, Skeeter put $2 into the Can and then asked our speaker of the day if truck drivers still use CB radios.  He then gave a great rendition of CB chatter to the enjoyment of the club.

          Membership Chair, Lisa Pratt, presented perfect attendance tabs to: Gary Melander (16 years), Sandy Hoff (27 years), Allen Anway (31 years), Mike Vandenberg (35 years) and Dave McLean (1 year).  Congratulations!!!

          And then it was time for birthdays: a very special one for Dan Bergeland as Prez Holly presented him with a Rotary birthday cake in honor of his 80th year young.  Happy Birthday, Dan!

          Chair of the Day Dick Pelinka introduced John Hausladen who has been involved in the trucking business for 32 years and now serves as President of the Minnesota Trucking Association.

          As a boy growing up in Waverly, MN John would sit alongside the two lane highway with his friends fascinated by the semi-trucks rolling down the road. Often they would give the signal for the trucker to sound his air horn and loved to hear this sound of recognition by the road warriors. So began his journey in the business of moving products across the country.

          John shared that in Minnesota 68% of the communities receive their goods via truck traffic alone. In fact, it only takes 2-3 days for grocery store shelves to empty without resupply from the truck deliveries.  Also, about 85% of our manufactured products move by truck.

          The top priority for trucking companies today is safety both for the drivers and others on the road. Truck drivers are trained, regulated as to how long they can drive, subject to random drug testing and must annually pass a physical exam. John explained that new technology has come into the trucking industry; from computer warning signals if a vehicle is too close; satellite communication systems with their terminals and electronic drivers’ logs. 

          So share the road safely with the big trucks and thank the men and women who drive long miles to bring us the products we need each day.




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     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).

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