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Hall of Fame singer Donovan becomes a Rotary polio ambassador
Legendary singer and polio survivor Donovan Leitch, better known simply as Donovan, has joined Rotary in its fight to eradicate the paralyzing disease that afflicted him during much of his childhood. Donovan contracted polio at age three in Glasgow, Scotland. The disease weakened his right leg and left it thinner and shorter than the other. Confined to his bed for much of his childhood, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer said his father would read him poetry. In a recent interview with the Daily Express, Donovan said that listening to poetry piqued his interest in creative writing. “If I...
World Polio Day toolkit available — start planning now
Rotary's fourth World Polio Day celebration, on 24 October, will highlight extraordinary progress in the eradication campaign and emphasize the work that remains before we wipe out the virus for good. With the number of new cases worldwide nearly halved from this time last year, we have the opportunity to rally our resources and see the last case of polio this year. Health officials and Rotary's celebrity polio ambassadors will head to Atlanta, Georgia, USA, for the event, the first to be held at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It will be streamed live and then will...
Young member uses leadership positions to promote diversity, inclusion
The way Rotary member Todd Jenkins puts it, he's the first generation in his family "to do everything": first to go to college, first to fly on a plane, first to visit another country, and the first to live across state lines. Jenkins, 28, grew up in a low-income neighborhood in Columbia, South Carolina, USA. His family worked hard just to make ends meet. So travel and college seemed out of reach. The eldest of ten children, Jenkins says his goal was to break out of the family status quo and set a positive example for his siblings. He credits his mother with helping him avoid falling into the...
Rotary recommits to ending polio in Nigeria
The World Health Organization has confirmed two cases of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) in Nigeria, the first cases in the country since July 2014. After passing a year without a case of the wild poliovirus, Nigeria was removed from the list of polio-endemic countries in September 2015. These cases – from two local government areas of Borno state – occurred in July 2016. The Government of Nigeria – in partnership with the Global Polio Eradication Initiative – will take immediate steps to respond quickly to the outbreak to prevent further spread of the disease. This response will include...
eBay Live Auctions that benefit Rotary
Each month, eBay, the world’s largest auction website, selects a set of upcoming Live Auction events and donates a portion of all sales proceeds to Rotary. Only U.S. auction sales are eligible. See the schedule of August auctions.
 

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Cloquet

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Evergreen Knoll Community Center
1311 14th Street
Cloquet, MN  55720
United States
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Herbert J. Schmidt, Rotary International 2016-2017 District 5580 Governor, came to the podium, standing before the new RI annual banner and brought us greetings from Fargo, ND. 
 
 
 
Andy French introduced Deputy Sheriff Tory Cawcutt, from the Canine Unit in the County Sheriff's Department. 
 
 
Chris Correia gave a short introduction about Camp RYLA, saying that Marty Byrnes has been at the camp for 19 years, our speakers, Holly McGinn and Dylan Carlson, just completed their first year at camp RYLA, and in between are the RYLA facilitators, DJ and Charlotte. 
 
 
 
Chris Correia asked the RYLA campers to introduce themselves and tell us about their experiences at Camp RYLA. 
 
 
 
Chad Spillers welcomed Ali Bilden Camps, Executive Director of the Cloquet United Way. Ali said she has been with United Way for 2 years now and admitted that she is a member of the Cloquet Kiwanis Club. Brave woman! 
 
 
Chad Spillers introduced his guests, Bill Dixon and Eileen Quittem, who just returned from a Prison Ministry Mission in Malawi, Africa. Bill Dixon, who volunteers with MSOP at the prison in Moose Lake, spoke first about their recent trip and plans to return to Malawi next week. 
 
 
Ralph Hamann introduced his guests, Ruth Reeves, Cloquet Community Education Director, and her 2 summer interns, who will update us on the Age to Age Program.
 
 
Steve Micke introduced Tom Meyer, District Executive of the Voyageurs Area Boy Scout Council. Tom said he has been involved with Boy Scouts for 50 years, starting in 2nd grade and receiving his Eagle Scout award in 1975.
 
 
Program: Ross Peterson came to the podium, introducing himself as the president of the Cloquet Economic Development Authority (EDA). The function of the EDA is to provide opportunities for economic development in the Cloquet area. 
 
 
 
Ron Hanson, who was responsible for today's program assignment, tried out our new Smart TV for the first time to show us 2 Rotary videos. 
 
 
Today' speaker, Todd Olson, came from the Twin Cities this morning to show us a Power Point presentation about Enbridge Energy.
 
 
 
Michelle Maki, from the Mary Kay Foundation, has lived in the Duluth area for 30 years, and is originally from Pengilly MN. She began her talk with the mission of the 53 year old Mary Kay Foundation: to enrich women's lives.
 
 
Matt Winbigler introduced himself as an 8th Grade Earth Science teacher for the Cloquet Public Schools for the past 13 years, who is now on Special Assignment to integrate technology into the classrooms. 
 
 
 
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Chris Rousseau, Hydro Operations Manager at Minnesota Power's Thomson station, showed us a PowerPoint about restoring the power at the Thomson station after the 2012 flood. The flood was preceded by a drought followed by a big Memorial Day rain that filled all the MN Power's reservoirs and the ground as well. 
 
 
 
Cathy Schroeder and Debbie Roach came to the podium to tell usabout their project to create a memorial for Arman Garza, who died last year 
when he was 15, by installing handicapped accessible playground equipment at Churchill Elementary School.
 
 
This is an instructional interactive slideshow that will walk you through the steps of submitting an online make up. To navigate between slides please use the arrows found directly below the presentation.
 
 
 
 

 
 
This week's program featured the Jr. Rotarian speeches by Ashleigh Arntson, Amanda Groth, Devon Randall, and Abigail Bentley.

 
 
During this weeks program Ty Ganglehoff, Assistant Park Manager at Jay Cooke State Park, introduced himself. He has been at Jay Cooke since May, and before that he was the manager of the state park in Little Falls, MN. 
 
 
 
During this weeks program the troupe of seven Cloquet High School students, led by their director, John Holmstrom, entered Evergreen in single file singing fah-la-lahs in Madrigal fashion. Their director introduced the Madrigals as a select a cappella group. The all female chorus continued with a variety of Christmas carols and seasonal pieces in three part harmony. Before their last number, the girls introduced themselves and said what grade they were in. Then as dramatically as they entered, they resumed their fah-la-lahs and exited singing all the way.
 
Excerpts taken from the Cloquet Rotary log, edited by Rachael Martin.   
 

 
During this week's program Rob Nelson introduced Berry Bergquist, past president of the Cloquet Racquetball Club, to speak about the racquetball club in Cloquet.
 
 
 
During this week's program Joan Weyandt, Executive Director of North Country Ride, presented a power point program which started with the new logo the organization just developed.
 
 
 
This week the Junior Rotarian's from Cloquet High School gave their speeches.
 
 
 
 
During this weeks program President Ryan called on Allen Anway to give a presentation on the Rotary Foundation. Allen said his talk was divided into 2 parts.