Rotary Club of Cloquet

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Join us Tuesdays at 12:00 Evergreen Knoll Community Center
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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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Pres Ralph asked Rich Bruns to come to the podium to welcome guests and describe this week's program. After saying that Rotary is the best kept secret in town, Rich introduced our program which will describe all the things our club does for our community and beyond. 
(Photo: Lawrence Fauley, from CCHS Archives)
For this week's program, Rich Bruns presented a Business Meeting, with handouts and charts on the big screen. The colorful chart on the screen showed how we are doing financially this year. 
Tyler and Carter Northey announced that today's program was everyone's chance to play Jeopardy on the big screen. Each of the 5 tables constituted a team, competing for top scores in these categories: Millennials, Slang, Sports, Rotary History, and Current Events. Each team could choose a category for 100, 200, 300, 400, or 500 points. We started out with a number of wrong answers and got many negative points. Then we smartened up with final points of Team One = 200, Team 2 = - 800, Team 3 = 0, Team 4 = -900, Team 5 = 800. So Team 5 was the big winner and the rest of us were such gracious losers. But, as our Northey twins said, "It isn't about winning or losing, it's how you play the game that counts." Thanks, Jr. Rotarians for a fun Taco Tuesday!
Ryan presented today's program in lieu of Jr. Rotarian Speeches, inadvertently scheduled during break week. He had a 2 part presentation: 1. How to use the big screen TV, and 2. How to use our Cloquet Rotary Club website. 
Jim Prusak introduced his guest, Cloquet's City Engineer, Caleb Peterson. Caleb now holds the city position that Jim held for the last 40 years. So, according to Jim, Caleb has nothing to do now that Jim resolved all the problems before he left. Then, according to Caleb, he loves his new job since he gets to help people with their problems and get things fixed that Jim left behind. 
Rachael Martin stepped up to the 100 year old desk in the museum to present a program about the Carlton County Historical Society. After finding out that 5 people were here for the first time today, she also learned that 2 people had been introduced to the museum in the past by coming to a Rotary lunch. 
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.

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. 
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. 
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. 
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