The Gimlet
Volume 108 #30

This Week at Rotary
We Meet at Noon on Thursday
January 26, 2023
For Those Attending in Person
(Zoom Meeting Opens at 11:45)
(Link Sent Thursday Morning)
Holiday Inn Downtown
Jason Beckman, Program Director 
Avoiding the “Trial and Error” Career Planning Trap
Most people change jobs 10-20 times before they find their “career.”  SOAR thinks this is a waste of time and earning potential and would like to help job seekers skip this trial-and-error portion and get into the career portion of their work lives.. 
Highlights from Last Week’s Meeting
by Darlene Anderson
“Service above Self” is more than a motto for Rotarians, it is Rotary in action. Sharing the Reflection of the Day, Vinod Gupta told the story of “The Snowflake”. How much does a snowflake weigh? Nothing. But when snowflakes gather on a tree branch, eventually the combined weight of snowflakes may cause the branch to bend or break. So it is with acts of service—whether you are first or last-- together our acts of service make a difference. Thank you for each act of service.
Vinod Gupta
The Reflection was proceeded by President Barb Perrella welcoming Rotarians and guests, singing “America the Beautiful” accompanied by Past-President John Baumgarten and reciting “The Four Way Test”.
Dates to remember: February 9—Fireside Chat from 5:00-7:00 at the Kitchi Gammi Club. There will be no noon meeting that day. February 2Rotarian evening at The Playhouse for fellowship and enjoying “The Glass Menagerie”. Please see Past President Elaine Hansen's email for details. March 22—Craft Beer & Wine Social Event at Barker's Island from 6:00-9:00 pm hosted by Rotary Club of Superior. And their Online Auction is from March 20-26. 
Tom Young introduced Club 25's newest member Reid Skeldahl. Reid moved to Duluth from Des Moines, Iowa in early December. Reid shared that his father has been a Rotarian for 30 plus years and the service opportunities his Dad has participated in have made a positive impression.  Following his Dad's example, one of the first things Reid did after settling into his new position with Involta was to contact Rotary Club 25 regarding membership. At the Christmas party Reid sang with the Rotary Singers and he is looking forward to serving in many other ways. Welcome, Reid.
Our speaker Jill Hinners
Today's speaker was introduced by Chair of the Day Traci Marciniak. Jill Hinners is the Executive Director of Mentor North. January is National Mentoring Month and Mentor North seeks to build a stronger community one mentor at a time. They seek to match caring adult volunteers with youth for support, mutual learning and fun. They have found that the one on one consistent role model has a great impact on the youth and their family. Ms. Hinners shared an email received at Mentor Duluth:
As a mother of 2 mentees, I can confidently say that this program has not only impacted my children but the entire household...One of my children has had a mentor for 7 years. With all the changes in our lives, this has been the ONE constant thing...the one steadfast person who has been there with her through it all. --Parent
The youth accepted into the program are from 7-14 years of age but may stay in the program until they turn 18. Mentor matches are made based on shared interests and personalities. The time commitment is 4-6 hours per month and a minimum of one year. Currently, there are 34 youths waiting for a mentor.
To learn more about Mentor North, visit their website:
Jill Baum District 5508 Environmental Committee
(L to R) Jill Baum District 5508, Traci Marciniak, speaker Jill Hinners, Jill’s guest, and President Barb Perrella
(L to R) two Harbor City Junior Rotarians, Geiger Yount and Steve Burgess
(L to R) Roxanna Esguerra, Past President Michelle Buria, Assistant Governor Tricia Bunten and Skeeter Moore
This Week's Meeting
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Holiday Center Great Lakes Ballroom
200 W. Superior St
Duluth, MN
United States of America
Come join us and bring a friend for a great soup and salad bar and program!
Venue Map
Venue Map
Jan 26, 2023
Avoiding the “Trial and Error” Career Planning Trap
Feb 02, 2023
Program Update from the YMCA
Feb 09, 2023
Join Club Members for a Fireside Chat at the Kitchi Gammi Club!
Feb 16, 2023
Feb 23, 2023
Regional Welcoming Community Programming in Northeast Minnesota
Mar 02, 2023
Mar 09, 2023
Newly elected and direction of the department
Mar 16, 2023
Off-Site Bethany Crisis Nursery
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Dinner and Auction Committee
Holiday Center & Zoom
Feb 02, 2023
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Rotary Fireside
Kitchi Gammi Club
Feb 09, 2023
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Rotary Board of Directors
Rotary Office
Feb 15, 2023 4:00 PM
Rotary Board of Directors
Rotary Office
Mar 15, 2023 4:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Jim Schwartz
January 7
Daniel Maki
January 13
Greg Hansen
January 21
Patra Sevastiades
January 23
Bob Reichert
January 26
Dave McLean
January 26
David Fulda
January 26
Michelle Buria
January 31
Join Date
Daniel Maki
January 2, 2018
5 years
Ruth Westra
January 5, 2006
17 years
Skeeter Moore
January 5, 2006
17 years
Edie Michalski
January 7, 1999
24 years
Dave Holappa
January 13, 2000
23 years
Chana Stocke
January 16, 2003
20 years
Paul Helstrom
January 27, 2011
12 years
Steve Yorde
January 28, 2010
13 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
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By Appointment Only
Until Further Notice