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Russ Smith introduced Kelly Zink,
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.
Russ Smith introduced Kelly Zink, 2017-05-04 05:00:00Z
Shield 616 project.
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.

 
Shield 616 project. 2017-04-26 05:00:00Z
This Week's Program: Camp RYLA
Five Jr. Rotarians presented a Power Point program about Camp RYLA.
 
This Week's Program: Camp RYLA 2017-04-19 05:00:00Z
This Week's Program: St. Louis River Experience
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.
This Week's Program: St. Louis River Experience 2017-04-12 05:00:00Z
This Week's Program: Ralph Hamann
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. 
This Week's Program: Ralph Hamann 2017-04-06 05:00:00Z
This Week's Program: Cloquet Skate Park
Jack Lane introduced Jennifer Hall, Brady Hall and Caleb Essler, from the Cloquet Skate Park group. 
 
This Week's Program: Cloquet Skate Park 2017-03-23 05:00:00Z
This Week's Program: Tom Brennan- Principal of Cloquet Middle School
Ken Scarbrough introduced Tom Brennan, principal of Cloquet Middle School, here to tell us about the new middle school under construction. 
This Week's Program: Tom Brennan- Principal of Cloquet Middle School 2017-03-16 05:00:00Z
This Week's Program: Chris Rousseau
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. 
This Week's Program: Chris Rousseau 2017-03-09 06:00:00Z
This Week's Program: Junior Rotarians
Five Jr. Rotarians gave their speeches today. 
This Week's Program: Junior Rotarians 2017-03-02 06:00:00Z
This Weeks Program: Jeff Brown
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. 
 
This Weeks Program: Jeff Brown 2017-02-24 06:00:00Z
This Week's Program: Russ French
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. 
 
This Week's Program: Russ French 2017-02-15 06:00:00Z
This Week's Program:Carlton County Historical Society
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. 
 
 
This Week's Program:Carlton County Historical Society 2017-02-08 06:00:00Z
Jr Rotarian Speeches
Jr Rotarian Speeches 2017-02-06 06:00:00Z
This Week's Program
President Judy asked Julie Rothmeier to come forward to tell us about the Rotary projects our club is involved in. 
This Week's Program 2017-01-11 00:00:00Z
This Week's Program: Karen Smith
Karen Smith came to the podium for our Business Meeting to discuss the handouts on our tables, which she had prepared. 
 
This Week's Program: Karen Smith 2017-01-06 00:00:00Z
This Week's Program: Best Christmas Ever
Chad Spillers introduced our speaker, Don Liimatainen, representing the Best Christmas Ever organization, also known as BCE. 
This Week's Program: Best Christmas Ever 2016-12-27 00:00:00Z
This Week's Program: Cloquet Madrigals
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: Cloquet Madrigals 2016-12-13 00:00:00Z
This Week's Program: Jr Rotarian Speeches
This week's program consisted of the Jr Rotarian Speeches.
 
This Week's Program: Jr Rotarian Speeches 2016-12-08 00:00:00Z
This Week's Program: Carlton Wellness Center
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. 
 
This Week's Program: Carlton Wellness Center 2016-12-01 00:00:00Z
This Week's Program: Phil

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!

This Week's Program: Phil 2016-11-23 00:00:00Z
This Week's Program: Earl Rogers
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: Earl Rogers 2016-11-16 00:00:00Z
This Week's Program: Junior Rotarians
This week's program included Junior Rotarian Speeches – they were all insightful, some joyful, some tearful, some haunting, and all well delivered.
 

 
This Week's Program: Junior Rotarians 2016-11-11 00:00:00Z
This Week's Program: Jr. Rotarians
Ryan Micke came forward to introduce two videos about Rotary International. 
This Week's Program: Jr. Rotarians 2016-10-12 00:00:00Z
This Week's Meeting: Business Meeting
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.
This Week's Meeting: Business Meeting 2016-10-05 00:00:00Z
This Week
's Program
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. 
This Week's Program 2016-09-14 00:00:00Z
This Week's Program
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. 
 
This Week's Program 2016-08-24 00:00:00Z
This Week's Program: Tory Cawcutt and Roman
Andy French introduced Deputy Sheriff Tory Cawcutt, from the Canine Unit in the County Sheriff's Department. 
This Week's Program: Tory Cawcutt and Roman 2016-08-17 00:00:00Z
This Week's Program: Camp RYLA
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. 
 
This Week's Program: Camp RYLA 2016-08-10 00:00:00Z
This Week's Program: Camp RYLA
Chris Correia asked the RYLA campers to introduce themselves and tell us about their experiences at Camp RYLA. 
 
This Week's Program: Camp RYLA 2016-08-03 00:00:00Z
This Week's Program: Cloquet United Way
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! 
This Week's Program: Cloquet United Way 2016-07-27 00:00:00Z
This Week's Program: Age to Age Program
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.
This Week's Program: Age to Age Program 2016-07-20 00:00:00Z
This Week's Program
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. 
This Week's Program 2016-07-13 00:00:00Z
This Week's Program: Boy Scouts
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.
This Week's Program: Boy Scouts 2016-06-22 00:00:00Z
This Week's Program: Ross Peterson- Cloquet EDA
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. 
 
This Week's Program: Ross Peterson- Cloquet EDA 2016-06-02 00:00:00Z
This Week's Program: Ron Hanson
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. 
This Week's Program: Ron Hanson 2016-05-26 00:00:00Z
This Week's Program: Enbridge Energy
Today' speaker, Todd Olson, came from the Twin Cities this morning to show us a Power Point presentation about Enbridge Energy.
 
This Week's Program: Enbridge Energy 2016-05-18 00:00:00Z
This Week's Program: The Mary Kay Foundation
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.
This Week's Program: The Mary Kay Foundation 2016-05-12 00:00:00Z
This Week's Program: Matt Winbigler
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. 
 
This Week's Program: Matt Winbigler 2016-04-21 00:00:00Z
SIGN UP FOR THE 2016 Rotary District Conference!
SIGN UP FOR THE 2016 Rotary District Conference!! 

Get ready for Bismark, ND!  Click here to sign up by April 8th :

http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50019/SitePage/%E2%80%8Bdistrict-conference-bismarck
SIGN UP FOR THE 2016 Rotary District Conference! 2016-03-25 00:00:00Z
This Week's Program: Chris Rousseau
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. 
 
This Week's Program: Chris Rousseau 2016-03-17 00:00:00Z
Arman Garza Memorial
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.
Arman Garza Memorial 2016-03-10 00:00:00Z
How to Submit an Online Make Up
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.
 
 
 
How to Submit an Online Make Up 2016-02-12 00:00:00Z
2016 COUNCIL ON LEGISLATION OF ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PROPOSED LEGISLATION
2016 COUNCIL ON LEGISLATION OF ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PROPOSED LEGISLATION 2016-01-19 00:00:00Z
Junior Rotarian Speeches
This week's program featured the Jr. Rotarian speeches by Ashleigh Arntson, Amanda Groth, Devon Randall, and Abigail Bentley.

Junior Rotarian Speeches 2016-01-06 00:00:00Z
Ty Ganglehoff: Assistant Park Manager at Jay Cooke State Park
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. 
 
Ty Ganglehoff: Assistant Park Manager at Jay Cooke State Park 2015-12-30 00:00:00Z
This weeks program: The Madrigals
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.   
This weeks program: The Madrigals 2015-12-17 00:00:00Z
This week's Program: North Country Ride
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's Program: North Country Ride 2015-12-09 00:00:00Z
Cloquet Racquetball Club
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.
 
Cloquet Racquetball Club 2015-12-04 00:00:00Z
Jr Rotarian Speeches: Cloquet High School
This week the Junior Rotarian's from Cloquet High School gave their speeches.
 
Jr Rotarian Speeches: Cloquet High School 2015-11-25 00:00:00Z
Allen Anway on the Rotary Foundation
 
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. 
 
 
Allen Anway on the Rotary Foundation 2015-11-18 00:00:00Z
Jr. Rotarian Speeches: Carlton High School Students
Today's program featured Jr. Rotarian speeches given by the Carlton high school students Macy Belich and Ashley Anderson.
 
Jr. Rotarian Speeches: Carlton High School Students 2015-11-11 00:00:00Z
This Week's Program: Carlton County History
This Week's Program: President Ryan called Rachael Martin to the podium for the program. She explained that Mike McKinney was the program chair for today, and since he is away in Italy, he asked her to do the program for him. Rachael, the Executive Director of the Carlton County Historical Society, had prepared a 20 Question Trivia Game about the history of Carlton County.
This Week's Program: Carlton County History 2015-11-04 00:00:00Z
Cloquet's Chief of Police, Steve Stracek
This week's program featured Cloquet's Chief of Police, Steve Stracek, who has been in Cloquet for 14 months. Before coming to Cloquet he was with the Duluth Police Department, developing a 23 year career in law enforcement. He is a farm boy, originally from Staples, MN, is married and has 3 children: 2 twin boys  and a daughter studying voice in a Chicago college.
Cloquet's Chief of Police, Steve Stracek 2015-10-28 00:00:00Z
Cloquet Volunteer Opportunities
Are you interested in learning more about volunteering in the Cloquet, MN area? Connect Cloquet, in partnership with the Cloquet Chamber's Public Policy Committee presents Hot Lunch.  
 
 
 
Cloquet Volunteer Opportunities 2015-10-21 00:00:00Z
Welcome Junior Rotarians!
During this week's program we welcomed this year's Junior Rotarians.
Welcome Junior Rotarians! 2015-10-14 00:00:00Z
This Week's Program: Amigos Rotarios
President Ryan Micke welcomed Rachael Martin as this week's speaker. She offered to substitute for the scheduled speaker, who was unable to attend. Rachael's power point program called Amigos Rotarios, described the 2001 trip she took with Duluth Club #25 members to Yucatan, Mexico, as part of a Rotary international 
service project.
This Week's Program: Amigos Rotarios 2015-10-07 00:00:00Z
Rotary Roses
We still need people to sign up to sell roses at L&M and Super One! Please let Rich Bruns know if you're able to work a table!
 
Rotary Roses 2015-09-30 00:00:00Z
Friends of Animals
Cindy from Friends of Animals came today to provide a very informative presentation. She brought Chloe along with her. Chloe's a very sweet dog ready for a home! Brent from FOA was also present and helped take care of Chloe as Cindy spoke. We learned a lot about what FOA does and how it helps our community each year. Please help support our local FOA by calling 879-1665 or by visiting their website at foaonline.org
 
Friends of Animals 2015-09-15 00:00:00Z
District Governor Craig Loughery
This week we received a visit from District Governor Craig Loughery.
 
District Governor Craig Loughery 2015-09-09 00:00:00Z
Camp RYLA
Yesterday, a few campers from RYLA paid a visit to our club. It was fun hearing about their stories, experiences, and what a difference Camp RYLA has made in their lives! RYLA Disctict 5580 Chairperson, Chris Corriea, was there to help facilitate the presentation as a director of the camp.
 
WE WISH THEM ALL THE BEST IN THE INCOMING SCHOOL YEAR! And hope they decide to sign up for the Junior Rotarian's in the future!

 
Camp RYLA 2015-09-02 00:00:00Z
This Week's Program: Jim Barry- A Fundraiser Coming to Life
A fundraiser coming to life was the topic of the program today. Phyllis Rousseau introduced our speaker, Jim Barry, the owner of the Pine Hill Golf Course in Carlton, MN. His topic was a popular new sport called FootGolf. This is also a potential fundraiser for the Cloquet Rotary club.
This Week's Program: Jim Barry- A Fundraiser Coming to Life 2015-08-27 00:00:00Z
Africa is one year polio free!
It has been over one year since the last reported case of polio in Africa. Somalia was the last country in Africa to report a polio case on August 11th 2014. Check out the full article here.
Africa is one year polio free! 2015-08-19 00:00:00Z
Nigeria Celebrates One Year Without a Polio Case
According to an article found on the Rotary International website the last case of polio in Nigeria was reported on July 24th, 2014. If no cases are reported in the near future Nigeria will be removed from the list of polio endemic countries. The last two countries left on the list are Pakistan and Afghanistan. Check out the full article here.
 
Nigeria Celebrates One Year Without a Polio Case 2015-07-29 00:00:00Z
This week's program: Just Kids Dental
This week's program, Just Kids Dental, is a non-profit dental health program that provides dental care right within schools. Just Kids Dental provides oral health education and preventative dental care for children in Pre-school through 8th grade.
 
This week's program: Just Kids Dental 2015-07-14 00:00:00Z
Goals for the New Year
Have you ever asked yourself why you joined the Rotary? What are you hoping to achieve while in the Rotary? These are important questions to reflect upon to determine your role as a Rotary Member. 
Goals for the New Year 2015-07-08 00:00:00Z
The New RI President- Ravi Ravindran
Meet the new RI President K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran:
 
 
The New RI President- Ravi Ravindran 2015-07-02 00:00:00Z
Cloquet Color Run- July 18th
The Cloquet Color Run is coming up fast, and we need your help to make it a success! 
Cloquet Color Run- July 18th 2015-06-25 00:00:00Z
Medical myths inspire fellowship and service
Check out this article: Medical myths inspire fellowship and service by Dr. John Philip, Past District Governor of District 1040 and Chairman of the International Fellowship of Rotarian Doctors
Medical myths inspire fellowship and service 2015-06-19 00:00:00Z
Scholarship Award Program
The Scholarship Award program began with Ron Hanson, Cloquet Rotary Club Historian, giving a background on the scholarship program. It all started with Henry E. Walter, CEO of Conwed and USG, who joined the Cloquet Rotary Club in 1942. He led the Rotary committee that started the Carlton County Historical Society, and started a youth scholarship program. At first it was one scholarship a year, then it dropped off for a while. In 1998, he started a endowment to grow a fund to provide regular yearly scholarships. Now, we award several scholarships a year with the most outstanding scholarship recipient being the Henry E. Walter Scholar.
Scholarship Award Program 2015-06-11 00:00:00Z
Classification Speech: Lenny Conklin

It was a privilege for Rotarians to hear a newer member of the club, Lenny Conklin, speak about his life and his passions during the Rotary meeting on Tuesday.

Classification Speech: Lenny Conklin Ryan Micke 2015-06-03 00:00:00Z
This week's program: Loren Schumacher's Classification Speech
Loren Schumacher gave his Classification speech, introducing himself and relating his biography. He began by pointing out that his Rotary badge lists his classification as Religion, and we all know that he is the pastor at Zion Lutheran Church in Cloquet.
This week's program: Loren Schumacher's Classification Speech 2015-05-27 00:00:00Z
This week's program: Jireh Mabamba
President Chris introduced Jireh Mabamba, who attends UMD, started the UMD Rotaract club, and has worked with President Chris to facilitate RYLA programs. ​
This week's program: Jireh Mabamba 2015-05-21 00:00:00Z
Rotary Youth Exchange
Today President Chris filled in for a speaker cancelation and showed us online videos of Rotary Youth Exchange experiences. The first video called "A Fabulous Experience" gave us a historical perspective of Rotary Youth Exchange programs.
Rotary Youth Exchange 2015-05-13 00:00:00Z
This Week's Program: Dakota Koski
Steve Micke introduced our speaker, Dakota Koski, Executive Director of Reach Inc., a mentoring program in Cloquet. Dakota told us about himself and his history with Reach. He was a Jr. Rotarian, attended Camp RYLA and also started volunteering with Reach as a sophomore in high school, mentoring a 5th grade student.
This Week's Program: Dakota Koski 2015-05-07 00:00:00Z
Get to know our newest members: Bob and Jack
This week's program featured two of our newest Rotarians, Bob Espenson and Jack Lane, who gave their Classification speeches. 
Get to know our newest members: Bob and Jack 2015-04-29 00:00:00Z
This week's Program: Knowledge Bowl
The Jr. Rotarians had a real surprise for our program this week. All the Rotarians became participants in a Knowledge Bowl game. First we divided into 3 groups, Team A, B and C. Then we moved to our respective tables, each having a power strip where we could buzz in our chance to answer.
 
This week's Program: Knowledge Bowl 2015-04-22 00:00:00Z
Triple header program featuring Delaney Coy, Rachel Macauley, and Ted Schick
This week's program was a triple header featuring Delaney Coy, Rachel Macauley, and Ted Schick.
 
Triple header program featuring Delaney Coy, Rachel Macauley, and Ted Schick 2015-04-16 00:00:00Z
Jr Rotarian Speech: "Find Your Light"
Terri Langevin introduced Hailey Ulvi, who presented her Jr. Rotarian speech for the program. The theme of Hailey's speech was "Find Your Light", which is an expression used in theater.
Jr Rotarian Speech: "Find Your Light" 2015-04-09 00:00:00Z
Rotary Remembrances

Cloquet Rotary History Quiz

This photo was taken to commemorate our clubs 75th anniversary.

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The year was 1996. You have 22 chances to correctly NAME THAT ROTARIAN!

Can you name the nine (9) that are still members today?

Can you name the three (3) that are deceased?

Can you name at least one (1) that became a Kiwanian?

Can you name the other nine (9)?

Rotary Remembrances Ronald Hanson 2013-07-02 00:00:00Z
Rotary Remembrances
Image It's always fun to look back at some of the times this club has spent together working and playing. This Rotary Remembrance is from ten years ago on August 29, 2001. The Cloquet Rotary Luau at the Cloquet Country Club. Some old faces, some younger faces, and of course, some coffin measurements.
Rotary Remembrances Ryan Micke 2011-10-05 00:00:00Z
Welcome Jeff Schaefer!
The Cloquet Rotary Club Welcomes Jeff Schaefer...
Welcome Jeff Schaefer! Ryan Micke 2010-07-07 00:00:00Z
This week's program: "Four Days Before the Mast"

This week Phyllis Rousseau introduced our speaker, Allen Anway, who showed a power point program called "Four Days Before the Mast". Allen explained that the title is a reference to the classic book "Two Years Before the Mast" that inspired Herman Melville to write books like "Moby Dick", etc.

This week's program: "Four Days Before the Mast" Ryan Micke
Carlton County Historical Society's "Wedding Dress Style Show"

For this week's program Rachael Martin showed a power point program about the Carlton County Historical Society's "Wedding Dress Style Show" held in July of 2013. 

Carlton County Historical Society's "Wedding Dress Style Show" Ryan Micke
This Week's Program- Janaki Fisher-Merritt, owner of Food Farm

Russ Smith introduced Janaki Fisher-Merritt, owner of the Food Farm in Wrenshall, who spoke about his family's organically grown vegetable farm, which has been in business for 22 years. He recruited Jim Hagen to operate his power point, randomly showing slides of his parents who moved from Oregon in the 1970s to start the farm, his wife and infant son, the crew of 7 employees and numerous volunteers who help grow potatoes, cabbage, and raise chickens, turkeys and harvest eggs, all certified organic. 

 

This Week's Program- Janaki Fisher-Merritt, owner of Food Farm Ryan Micke
This week's program: County Seat Theater

This weeks program is Cheryl Kramer-Milder, from the County Seat Theater. She said the theater is ready to open its 2015 season with the one act play "Old Jake's Skirts". This is the play we will be seeing at our March 13 Theater Party.

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This week's program: County Seat Theater Ryan Micke
This weeks Program

Rachael Martin spoke briefly about the Carlton County Historical Society and the building it is in. She asked how many people were in this building for the first time. Four raised their hands. 

This weeks Program Ryan Micke
This week's program: Robbi Mondati

This weeks speaker was Robbi Mondati, the Assistant Principal at Cloquet High School. Robbi presented a power point program about data gathered showing Cloquet HS's excellent student performance compared to other Minnesota schools. 

This week's program: Robbi Mondati Ryan Micke
This week's program

President Chris presented a program about Rotary Grants, after recently attending a power point presentation along with Dorine Houck. He said Rotary has 3 types of grants available for clubs to apply for: 1. Global Grants, 2. District Grants, and 3. World Service Grants. 

This week's program Ryan Micke
This week's program

Jim Prusak came to the podium to recognize two of our members who made contributions to the Rotary Foundation. 

This week's program Ryan Micke
This week in Rotary- Lutheran Social Services' Center for Changing Lives

This weeks speaker was Bob Sherman, the Campaign Director for Lutheran Social Services' Center for Changing Lives and a member of Duluth Club #25. Bob introduced his fellow workers, Robin Maxwell and Jennifer Jelsrud. 

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This week in Rotary- Lutheran Social Services' Center for Changing Lives Ryan Micke
This week's program: The Rotary Foundation

This week's speaker, Jim Prusak, was introduced by President Chris Correia. As the Chairman of the Cloquet Rotary Foundation committee, Jim's topic was the Rotary Foundation - what it does and how we are a part of it. 

This week's program: The Rotary Foundation Ryan Micke
This week's presentation: Ken Scarbrough

Cloquet Rotary Club member and Superintendent of Cloquet Public Schools, Ken Scarbrough, presented today's program. He spoke about the issues involved in the referendum coming up February 10 to build a new middle school in Cloquet

This week's presentation: Ken Scarbrough Ryan Micke
This week's program: Club Goals

Our business meeting for today's program was conducted by President Chris, who reviewed the input members gave at last week's meeting about club goals. 

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This week's program: Club Goals Ryan Micke
This week's program

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President Chris came prepared with 5 newsprint sheets, each with a topic for discussion. The topics included Where in the World Should We Go?, How to Double the Income from Color Run, Ideas for the Women Only Weekend, How to Achieve the Club Goal of 40 New Members, and How to Raise $3000 more for Polio Plus. Then Chris divided us into small discussion groups, giving us a few minutes on each topic and rotating to discuss a new topic. By the end of the meeting many new ideas and suggestions were written on the 5 newsprint pages. The results will be revealed at a later date.After our program everyone wished each other a Happy New Year. See you in 2015!

 

This week's program Ryan Micke
The Cloquet High School Madrigals

The Cloquet High School Madrigals entered this week's meeting singing a medley of "Here We Come a Caroling", "Angels We  Have Heard on High", and "Deck the Halls". 

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The Cloquet High School Madrigals Ryan Micke
Junior Rotarians

Program: Darin Davidson and Tyler Chicos, two of our Jr. Rotarians from Esko High School, presented the program. 

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Junior Rotarians Ryan Micke
District Governor Tim Kaminski

This week's speaker was District Governor Tim Kaminski

District Governor Tim Kaminski Ryan Micke
How to eat healthy for Thanksgiving

This week's speaker was introduced by Phyllis Rousseau. Jean Maslowski from the Cloquet Community Memorial Hospital's Diabetes Education Department wheeled in a cart with Thanksgiving dinner sample entrees made of plastic. 

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How to eat healthy for Thanksgiving Ryan Micke
Homelessness and Cloquet Public Schools

This week's speaker was, Robbi Mondati who is the CHS Asst. Principal and ISD #94 Familiesin Transition Liaison. Her program was titled "Homelessness and Cloquet Public Schools". 

Homelessness and Cloquet Public Schools Ryan Micke
Junior Rotarians

This weeks program featured the Jr. Rotarian Speeches given by the 3 outgoing Esko High School students.

Junior Rotarians Ryan Micke
Dick Carlson- Author of "The Adventures of Chipper"

This weeks speaker was Dick Carlson who spoke about the new childrens' book he wrote, "The Adventures of Chipper". 

Dick Carlson- Author of "The Adventures of Chipper" Ryan Micke
This week's program: Bob Cresap

Judy Poss introduced Bob Cresap, a retired Chemistry teacher who taught for 30 years at Cloquet High School. She pointed out that he was born and raised in North Dakota, her own previous residence.

This week's program: Bob Cresap Ryan Micke
Meet the Jr. Rotarians!

One of the co-chairs of the New Generations committee, Paul Norvall, welcomed the new Jr. Rotarians and asked them to introduce themselves. 

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Meet the Jr. Rotarians! Ryan Micke
Katie Bradley

Last week's speaker was Katie Bradley, a speech pathologist who heads up the Speech Language Pathology Department at the Community Memorial Hospital. 

Katie Bradley Ryan Micke
Window Victim Services

This week's speaker was Lisa Lilja, who has been the Executive Director of Window Victim Services for the last 15 years. Lisa showed a power point program and explained how the program has grown since 1986, when it was founded by women in Pine County as a free and confidential service for women seeking help. 

Window Victim Services Ryan Micke
Friends of Animals Humane Society

This week's speaker was Cindy Haglin, Shelter Director at the Friends of Animals Humane Society located in Cloquet.

Friends of Animals Humane Society Ryan Micke
This week's presentation: Facebook

Ryan Micke substituted with a talk about our Club's Social Media Presence. A show of hands revealed that about half of our club members use Facebook. 

This week's presentation: Facebook Ryan Micke
This week's program: Meet our newest club members

This week's program featured two Classification Speeches given by our newest club members.

This week's program: Meet our newest club members Ryan Micke
Last weeks program discussion... What are your thoughts?

1. What current service work of the club most excited them as a members and most motivates them to want to ask others to join us as members?

2. Is there a service initiative in which we are not engaged that they would be excited about and want to also share with other people as they invite them to membership.

In response to question #1, overall our work with youth was noted as of particular interest to members, including the Junior Rotarian program and RYLA sponsorships. Also, the literacy efforts with the Kindergartners and the third graders was noted as being motivating.

In response to question #2, members felt that an international project should be considered, and that our club should return to more hands-on service projects.

Last weeks program discussion... What are your thoughts? Ryan Micke
Pine Valley- Blue House Run

Ron Hanson introduced Tim Krohn, Land Information Manager at FDL Reservation, who told us about the Pine Valley- Blue House Run on Labor Day. It supports the Blue House Orphanage in rural Uganda. 

 

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Pine Valley- Blue House Run Ryan Micke
Carlton County Historical Society Buildings

This week Rachael Martin presented a Power Point presentation about the Carlton County Historical Society buildings at the County Fair grounds in Barnum.

Carlton County Historical Society Buildings Ryan Micke
Polio Plus

This weeks program was a Power Point program produced by Rotary International about Polio Plus.

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Polio Plus Ryan Micke
13th Annual Dragonboat Festival

This week's speakers Scott Soderberg and Mike Cochran's topic was the Dragonboat Festival coming up August 22 & 23.Image

13th Annual Dragonboat Festival Ryan Micke
Speaker: Allen Anway

This weeks speaker Allen Anway began his power point presentation called "The Greatest Scientific Prize - Ever" with a photo he took last week of a Rotary sign in Boston, announcing the club's meeting place and date. 

Speaker: Allen Anway Ryan Micke
Cloquet Rotary Clubs 2014-2015 Vision Plan

President Chris spoke about his Plan for the Year, handing out packets of information to everyone. 

Cloquet Rotary Clubs 2014-2015 Vision Plan Ryan Micke
Junior Rotarians 2014

Junior Rotarians 2014 Ryan Micke
Cloquet Color Run

Join us on July 19th , 2014 for the Cloquet Color Run located in Pine Valley Cloquet, MN

Cloquet Color Run Ryan Micke
Speaker: Crystal Taylor

This weeks speaker was Crystal Taylor, who owns her own public relations firm in Duluth called Viva.

Speaker: Crystal Taylor Ryan Micke
Honor Flight Program

Last weeks guest speaker was Jim Nelson. He is now retired and volunteering as an Honor Flight Guardian.

 

Honor Flight Program Ryan Micke
Next week's meeting 3/25/14

Next week's meeting on 3/25/14 will be hosted at the Cloquet Historical Society at our regular time. 

406 Cloquet Ave, Cloquet, MN

Next week's meeting 3/25/14 Ryan Micke
13th Annual Hook and Slice on Ice

Join us on February 8th, 2014 for the 13th Annual Hook and Slice on Ice located on Chub Lake in Carlton. 

13th Annual Hook and Slice on Ice Ryan Micke
Ride to end polio in Arizona raised $730,000!
For the past five years, Rotary members around Tucson, Arizona, USA, have bicycled as many as 111 miles in a day to raise money for polio eradication. 
Ride to end polio in Arizona raised $730,000! Ryan Micke
Today is wear purple for polio day. End Polio Now!
The world is now 99% Polio free, and the Rotary has played a large role in the progress of ending polio...
Today is wear purple for polio day. End Polio Now! Ryan Micke
Dinner Train 2013 Dinner Train 2013 Ryan Micke
Download the newsletter! Download the newsletter! Ryan Micke
Wild poliovirus reported in Somalia

A case of type 1 polio has been reported in the Banadir region of Somalia, the country’s first case since...

Wild poliovirus reported in Somalia Ryan Micke
What is Rotaract and Who Can Join??
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Rotaract is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young men and women ages 18 to 30. Rotaract clubs are either community or university based, and they’re sponsored by a local Rotary club. This makes them true "partners in service" and key members of...

 

What is Rotaract and Who Can Join?? Ryan Micke
Rotarians take part in Immunization Days in Côte d’lvoire
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Rotarians in Côte d’lvoire took part in National Immunization Days (NIDs) beginning 26 April. They joined thousands of health workers and volunteers in mobilizing public support, ensuring the safe delivery of the oral polio vaccine, and administering the life-saving drops to more than...

Rotarians take part in Immunization Days in Côte d’lvoire Ryan Micke
In the News: Rotary condemns attacks targeting health workers in Nigeria
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Here is a statement from Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair Wilfrid J. Wilkinson concerning the attacks on health workers in Nigeria...
In the News: Rotary condemns attacks targeting health workers in Nigeria Ryan Micke
April 24, 2013, Junior Rotarians are Taking Over!

That's right, it's that time of year again!  Where the Junior Rotarians are taking over the meeting!!  From years past, this has been one fun event.  This year, it's going to be a Mexican fiesta theme!  Get ready to have some FUN!  Be sure to attend next week's meeting to show our Junior Rotarians that we value their participation with our club and wish them the best after they graduate from their senior year.   

April 24, 2013, Junior Rotarians are Taking Over! Ryan Micke
Fun Random Facts: Rotary in Japan

The first Rotary club in Japan grew out of a meeting, in the United States, between two Japanese businessmen, Kisaji Fukushima and Umekichi Yoneyama. 

The Rotary Club of Tokyo was chartered on 1 April 1921, a few years after their meeting.

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Fun Random Facts: Rotary in Japan Ryan Micke
COME JOIN US SATURDAY, FEB. 9th FOR HOOK AND SLICE ON ICE!!
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COME JOIN US SATURDAY, FEB. 9th FOR HOOK AND SLICE ON ICE!! Ryan Micke
Junior Rotarian Speeches this week!

This week we'l have fun listening to the new, first round group of Junior Rotarian speeches.  Each time they get up there and "brave the crowd" is always very fun & entertaining.  Please do our best to welcome the newest group next week-

NOTE: Rotary Driver's don't forget we are Trapper Pete's for our field day trip!
Junior Rotarian Speeches this week! Ryan Micke
Welcome to Loren !! New member at our Club!
Please help welcome Loren to our club!!

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Welcome to Loren !! New member at our Club! Ryan Micke
THE ROTARIAN SPOTLIGHT- Get to know Ron Hanson
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Get to know your fellow Rotarian, Ron Hanson!
THE ROTARIAN SPOTLIGHT- Get to know Ron Hanson Ryan Micke
Welcome to Rachael!! New member at our Club!

Welcome to Rachael- past Club 25 member, now joins our Club!  Please help welcome her to our club!

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Welcome to Rachael!! New member at our Club! Ryan Micke
Fun with RYLA Students!
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Fun with RYLA Students! Ryan Micke
Welcome Brad Putney! Our Club's NEWEST Rotarian!
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Welcome Brad Putney! Our Club's NEWEST Rotarian! Ryan Micke
Message from our District Govenor Don Calvalier
Message from our District Govenor Don Calvalier Ryan Micke
Welcome to our newest member!
Welcome to Brian from Sappi Fine Paper - Our newest Rotarian! We look forward to your upcoming service!


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Welcome to our newest member! Ryan Micke
District Conference Photos!
Take a peek at some of the fun we had at the 2012 District Conference! 
District Conference Photos! Ryan Micke
Hook and Slice is almost here!!
ATTENTION ALL ROTARIAN'S: SELL, SELL, SELL THOSE TICKETS!  The 11th Annual Hook and Slice is almost here!!

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for more information go to:

www.HookandSlice.org 
Hook and Slice is almost here!! Ryan Micke
Happy New Year! 2012 is here and it's going to be great!
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Happy New Year! 2012 is here and it's going to be great! Ryan Micke
THE ROTARIAN SPOTLIGHT- Get to know Jim Prusak
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Get to know your fellow Rotarian, Jim Prusak!!    

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THE ROTARIAN SPOTLIGHT- Get to know Jim Prusak Ryan Micke
Do YOU really know about the Rotary Foundation?
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What is  the ROTARY FOUNDATION?  What makes up the three FUNDS?  How about those Grants they offer? and...most importantly:  How Can YOU help??

 

Take a minute to learn more or review what it is all about...


Do YOU really know about the Rotary Foundation? Ryan Micke
THE ROTARIAN SPOTLIGHT- Get to know Julie Rothmeier
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Get to know your fellow Rotarian, Julie Rothmeier!!    

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THE ROTARIAN SPOTLIGHT- Get to know Julie Rothmeier Ryan Micke
THE ROTARIAN SPOTLIGHT --- Get to know Russ Smith
 
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Get to know your fellow Rotarian, Russ Smith!!    

                                                                    by Ryan Micke                                                                            


 Russ Smith, Cloquet MN
                                                      

THE ROTARIAN SPOTLIGHT --- Get to know Russ Smith
Login our Website by a download from the AppStore
 
We're very excited to announce that the ClubRunner Mobile App is now available for download!  Released on May 4, 2011, the ClubRunner Mobile App is your key to connect to your ClubRunner  website on the go!


Login our Website by a download from the AppStore Ryan Micke
WELCOME! - Since your here, take a break to watch this video!
WELCOME! - Since your here, take a break to watch this video! Ryan Micke
This Is Rotary!
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This Is Rotary - Rotary International - Got 4 minutes? Check this video out!
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This Is Rotary! Ryan Micke
The Rotary Minute
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What is Rotary all about? Why did I join? Would you like to see what club members are saying about Rotary arount the World? It only takes a minute. Check it out by clicking on "The Rotary Minute" in the Useful Links listing in the left hand column of this page.
The Rotary Minute James Prusak