Rotary Club of Cloquet

 
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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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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. 
 
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