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Five years since its debut, Rotary Club Central is getting a big upgrade
When we introduced Rotary Club Central in 2012, it revolutionized goal tracking and planning for clubs and districts — no more filling out paper club-planning forms or passing along boxes of historical club information every time a new leader took office. Rotary Club Central offered clubs and districts a quantifiable way to begin measuring local and global impact, specifically membership initiatives, service activities, and Rotary Foundation giving. But as with any technological advancement, in a few short years, Rotary Club Central began to show its age, and Rotarians took notice. They...
Rotary International Board adopts new zone structure
At its January 2017 meeting, the Rotary International Board of Directors adopted a new zone structure for Rotary clubs. Rotary bylaws require the Board to complete a comprehensive review of the 34 Rotary zones no less often than every eight years to ensure that each zone has an approximately equal number of Rotarians. The Board’s previous review of the zones occurred in 2008. The Board earlier approved the creation of three regional workgroups to develop rezoning proposals for Asia, Europe/Africa, and the Americas. These workgroups comprised one representative (either a current director,...
Centennial celebration honors 20 noteworthy global grant projects
Through The Rotary Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies. We’ve also led the fight to eradicate polio worldwide. As part of our celebration of the Foundation’s centennial, we’re honoring 20 global grant projects with special recognition. Learn more about the projects using our interactive map.
Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
 
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Welcome to our Club!

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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Program: Russ Smith introduced Kelly Zink, Director of the Cloquet Area Chamber of Commerce. She handed out the 2016 Year in Review for the chamber, and highlighted the activities and accomplishments from last year.
Ralph Hamann introduced our speakers, presenting a program about the Shield 616 project.  First, Terry Tilander went to the podium, saying that he is available in Cloquet to do shows like today's presentation at your business.

 
Terri Langevin introduced our speaker, Chuck Wollack from the St. Louis River Experience, an organization that takes seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities on a pontoon boat ride on the St. Louis River.
Five Jr. Rotarians presented a Power Point program about Camp RYLA.
 
Today's program was a Business Meeting with a Power Point program prepared and delivered by Ralph Hamann about the financial status of our club. He showed with graphs how the cash balance has been declining over the last 4 years. 
Jack Lane introduced Jennifer Hall, Brady Hall and Caleb Essler, from the Cloquet Skate Park group. 
 
Jim Prusak introduced Chris Rousseau, a fellow civil engineer and Manager of Hydro Operations for MPL. He gave an extremely interesting presentation discussing the geographical and historical overview of the Minnesota Power and Light electrical generating stations in our region of the state. 
Ken Scarbrough introduced Tom Brennan, principal of Cloquet Middle School, here to tell us about the new middle school under construction. 
Five Jr. Rotarians gave their speeches today. 
Rick Breuer introduced our speaker, Jeff Brown, by saying that until recently, Cloquet Memorial Hospital and the nursing home had the same administrator. Now Sunnyside has its own administrator, Jeff Brown. 
 
Phyllis Rousseau introduced Russ French from the Carlton County Sheriff's Department. Russ started out working as a traffic cop 10 years ago and now works for the General Investigations Department. 
 
Rachael Martin, Executive Director of the Carlton County Historical Society, welcomed everyone to the museum and spoke about the historical society's history, the building's history, and the activities and exhibits at the museum. Upcoming programs include a President's Day Program on Monday, February 20 at 1 pm on Abraham Lincoln by historian Dr. William Miller, and a March 1st exhibit Reception and Program on Barns of Carlton County at 12:30 pm. 
 
 
President Judy asked Julie Rothmeier to come forward to tell us about the Rotary projects our club is involved in. 
Karen Smith came to the podium for our Business Meeting to discuss the handouts on our tables, which she had prepared. 
 
Chad Spillers introduced our speaker, Don Liimatainen, representing the Best Christmas Ever organization, also known as BCE. 
The Cloquet Madrigals paid a special visit to our club today!
 
What a great way to spend our meeting during this cold, sunny day in Winter! the Madrigals sang us many wonderful songs spreading the Christmas Spirit to us all!
 
 
 
 
This week's program consisted of the Jr Rotarian Speeches.
 
Lori Nelson (Rob Nelson's wife) and Danielle Hatfield came forward to tell us about the Carlton Wellness Center in Carlton. Danielle, coordinator of Volunteer Services of Carlton County, explained how they received a grant of $500,000 to create a Carlton Wellness Center as part of the Volunteer Services of Carlton County. 
 

Our newest member, Phil, gave a wonderful classification of who he is and how he got to our little neck of the woods in his career!

Welcome to our club Phil!

Earl Rogers came to pay a visit about the rotary foundation, and together we helped get 12 people to their Paul Harris!!
 
This week's program included Junior Rotarian Speeches – they were all insightful, some joyful, some tearful, some haunting, and all well delivered.
 

 
Ryan Micke came forward to introduce two videos about Rotary International. 
Business Meeting: Pres. Judy called on Jennifer Graham give a report for today's Business Meeting. She began by discussing the goals set for our club for this year.
Pres Judy welcomed our speaker, Kim Homick, who also works at Cloquet Memorial Hospital. Kim is aware that our club is focusing on homeless children in Cloquet and offered to tell us her personal story of being a homeless youth.