Addressing the mental health needs in Cloquet and Duluth Jeromy Graham 2019-11-26 06:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Club of Cloquet will be hosted its second "Rotary March for Veterans Celebration" on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at the AAD Shriners Building in Hermantown, MN. It was a great turnout and fun had by all. Please stay tuned next fall for more information about 2020's event! 

We'd also like to thank all our sponsors, volunteers and Rotarians who made this possible. 
Thanks for Helping Us Support Our Veterans! 2018-11-19 06:00:00Z 0
Junior Rotarian Speeches! 2018-11-07 06:00:00Z 0
Our new District Governor, Blaine Johnson, came to the front of the room and described himself as a non-typical DG. First of all he is not 90 years old, he is the 2nd youngest DG from our district. He also reminded us that Rotary's founder, Paul Harris, was only 37 when he started Rotary in Chicago. He added that Rotary needs to attract younger leaders and it can be done. 
This Week's Program: District Governor, Blaine Johnson 2018-08-10 05:00:00Z 0
This Week's Program: Kingdom Builders Ministry 2018-08-01 05:00:00Z 0
This Week's Program: Beth Sorenson 2018-07-20 05:00:00Z 0
President Rich introduced his guest, Randy Maus, originally from Cloquet and now on vacation from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, where he works as a coaching leader for highly effective teams. 
This Week's Program: Randy Maus 2018-07-12 05:00:00Z 0
On Tuesday, July 3, ten loyal, but uninformed, Rotarians and guests met at Evergreen to find a hearty luncheon, but no meeting. Allen Anway, our official Cloquet Rotary Club Visiting Rotarian from Duluth Club #25, was the first to arrive. 
This Week's Program 2018-07-06 05:00:00Z 0
In lieu of a program for today, Russ Smith asked if Rachael Martin would update our club on the sale of the museum building. Naturally, she began with a history lesson.
This Week's Program 2018-06-19 05:00:00Z 0
This Week's Program: Junior Rotarian Scholarships 2018-06-06 05:00:00Z 0
This Week's Program 2018-05-25 05:00:00Z 0
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)
This Week's Program 2018-05-17 05:00:00Z 0
This Week's Program: Cliff Langley 2018-05-09 05:00:00Z 0
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. 
This Week's Program 2018-04-27 05:00:00Z 0
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!
This Week's Program 2018-04-18 05:00:00Z 0
This Week's Program: Paul Couglin, Carlton County Jail Administrator 2018-04-11 05:00:00Z 0
This Week's Program: Junior Rotarian Speeches 2018-04-04 05:00:00Z 0
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. 
This Week's Program: Ryan Micke 2018-03-30 05:00:00Z 0
This Week's Program: REACH Mentoring Program 2018-03-22 05:00:00Z 0
This Week'Program: Kathylynn McConnell- MCCU 2018-03-15 05:00:00Z 0
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. 
This Week's Program: Cloquet's City Engineer, Caleb Peterson 2018-03-07 06:00:00Z 0
This Week's Program: Junior Rotarians Speeches 2018-02-28 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary March For Veterans Celebration 2018-02-22 06:00:00Z 0
Joanne Erspamer, Public Health Supervisor, Family and Community Unit, gave a presentation about the Carlton County Community Health Assessment that was just completed on December 13, 2017.
This Week's Program: Joanne Erspamer 2018-02-20 06:00:00Z 0
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. 
This Week's Program: Carlton County Historical Society 2018-02-06 06:00:00Z 0
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 0
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 0
This Week's Program: Camp RYLA 2017-04-19 05:00:00Z 0
This Week's Program: St. Louis River Experience 2017-04-12 05:00:00Z 0
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 0
This Week's Program: Cloquet Skate Park 2017-03-23 05:00:00Z 0
This Week's Program: Tom Brennan- Principal of Cloquet Middle School 2017-03-16 05:00:00Z 0
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 0
This Week's Program: Junior Rotarians 2017-03-02 06:00:00Z 0
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 0
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 0
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 0
Jr Rotarian Speeches 2017-02-06 06:00:00Z 0
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 0
This Week's Program: Karen Smith 2017-01-06 00:00:00Z 0
This Week's Program: Best Christmas Ever 2016-12-27 00:00:00Z 0
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 0
This Week's Program: Jr Rotarian Speeches 2016-12-08 00:00:00Z 0
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 0

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 0
This Week's Program: Earl Rogers 2016-11-16 00:00:00Z 0
This Week's Program: Junior Rotarians 2016-11-11 00:00:00Z 0
This Week's Program: Jr. Rotarians 2016-10-12 00:00:00Z 0
This Week's Meeting: Business Meeting 2016-10-05 00:00:00Z 0
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 0
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 0
This Week's Program: Tory Cawcutt and Roman 2016-08-17 00:00:00Z 0
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 0
This Week's Program: Camp RYLA 2016-08-03 00:00:00Z 0
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 0
This Week's Program: Age to Age Program 2016-07-20 00:00:00Z 0
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 0
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 0
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 0
This Week's Program: Ron Hanson 2016-05-26 00:00:00Z 0
This Week's Program: Enbridge Energy 2016-05-18 00:00:00Z 0
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 0
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 0
SIGN UP FOR THE 2016 Rotary District Conference! 2016-03-25 00:00:00Z 0
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 0
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 0
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 0
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 0
Ty Ganglehoff: Assistant Park Manager at Jay Cooke State Park 2015-12-30 00:00:00Z 0
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 0
This week's Program: North Country Ride 2015-12-09 00:00:00Z 0
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 0
Jr Rotarian Speeches: Cloquet High School 2015-11-25 00:00:00Z 0
Allen Anway on the Rotary Foundation 2015-11-18 00:00:00Z 0
Jr. Rotarian Speeches: Carlton High School Students 2015-11-11 00:00:00Z 0
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 0
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 0
Cloquet Volunteer Opportunities 2015-10-21 00:00:00Z 0
Welcome Junior Rotarians! 2015-10-14 00:00:00Z 0
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 0
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 0
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
Friends of Animals 2015-09-15 00:00:00Z 0
District Governor Craig Loughery 2015-09-09 00:00:00Z 0
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 0
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 0
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 0
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 0
This week's program: Just Kids Dental 2015-07-14 00:00:00Z 0
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 0
The New RI President- Ravi Ravindran 2015-07-02 00:00:00Z 0
Cloquet Color Run- July 18th 2015-06-25 00:00:00Z 0
Medical myths inspire fellowship and service 2015-06-19 00:00:00Z 0
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 0
Posted by Ryan Micke on Jun 02, 2015

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 0
This week's program: Loren Schumacher's Classification Speech 2015-05-27 00:00:00Z 0
This week's program: Jireh Mabamba 2015-05-21 00:00:00Z 0
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 0
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 0
Get to know our newest members: Bob and Jack 2015-04-29 00:00:00Z 0
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 0
Triple header program featuring Delaney Coy, Rachel Macauley, and Ted Schick 2015-04-16 00:00:00Z 0
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 0
Posted by Ronald Hanson on Jul 01, 2013

Cloquet Rotary History Quiz

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


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 0
Posted by Ryan Micke on Oct 04, 2011
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 0
Welcome Jeff Schaefer! Ryan Micke 2010-07-07 00:00:00Z 0
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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 0
Carlton County Historical Society's "Wedding Dress Style Show" Ryan Micke 0
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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 0
This week's program: County Seat Theater Ryan Micke 0
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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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

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This week in Rotary- Lutheran Social Services' Center for Changing Lives Ryan Micke 0
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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 0
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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 0
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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. 


This week's program: Club Goals Ryan Micke 0
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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!


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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". 


The Cloquet High School Madrigals Ryan Micke 0
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Program: Darin Davidson and Tyler Chicos, two of our Jr. Rotarians from Esko High School, presented the program. 



Junior Rotarians Ryan Micke 0
District Governor Tim Kaminski Ryan Micke 0
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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. 


How to eat healthy for Thanksgiving Ryan Micke 0
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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 0
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This weeks program featured the Jr. Rotarian Speeches given by the 3 outgoing Esko High School students.

Junior Rotarians Ryan Micke 0
Dick Carlson- Author of "The Adventures of Chipper" Ryan Micke 0
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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 0
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One of the co-chairs of the New Generations committee, Paul Norvall, welcomed the new Jr. Rotarians and asked them to introduce themselves. 


Meet the Jr. Rotarians! Ryan Micke 0
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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 0
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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 0
Friends of Animals Humane Society Ryan Micke 0
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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 0
This week's program: Meet our newest club members Ryan Micke 0
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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 0
Pine Valley- Blue House Run Ryan Micke 0
Carlton County Historical Society Buildings Ryan Micke 0
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This weeks program was a Power Point program produced by Rotary International about Polio Plus.


Polio Plus Ryan Micke 0
13th Annual Dragonboat Festival Ryan Micke 0
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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 0
Cloquet Rotary Clubs 2014-2015 Vision Plan Ryan Micke 0
Junior Rotarians 2014 Ryan Micke 0
Cloquet Color Run Ryan Micke 0
Speaker: Crystal Taylor Ryan Micke 0
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Last weeks guest speaker was Jim Nelson. He is now retired and volunteering as an Honor Flight Guardian.


Honor Flight Program Ryan Micke 0
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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 0
13th Annual Hook and Slice on Ice Ryan Micke 0
Ride to end polio in Arizona raised $730,000! Ryan Micke 0
Today is wear purple for polio day. End Polio Now! Ryan Micke 0
Dinner Train 2013 Ryan Micke 0
Download the newsletter! Ryan Micke 0
Wild poliovirus reported in Somalia Ryan Micke 0
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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 0
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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 0
In the News: Rotary condemns attacks targeting health workers in Nigeria Ryan Micke 0
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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 0
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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.


Fun Random Facts: Rotary in Japan Ryan Micke 0
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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 0
Welcome to Loren !! New member at our Club! Ryan Micke 0
THE ROTARIAN SPOTLIGHT- Get to know Ron Hanson Ryan Micke 0
Welcome to Rachael!! New member at our Club! Ryan Micke 0
Fun with RYLA Students! Ryan Micke 0
Welcome Brad Putney! Our Club's NEWEST Rotarian! Ryan Micke 0
Message from our District Govenor Don Calvalier Ryan Micke 0
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Welcome to Brian from Sappi Fine Paper - Our newest Rotarian! We look forward to your upcoming service!

Welcome to our newest member! Ryan Micke 0
District Conference Photos! Ryan Micke 0
Hook and Slice is almost here!! Ryan Micke 0
Happy New Year! 2012 is here and it's going to be great! Ryan Micke 0
THE ROTARIAN SPOTLIGHT- Get to know Jim Prusak Ryan Micke 0
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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 0
THE ROTARIAN SPOTLIGHT- Get to know Julie Rothmeier Ryan Micke 0




Get to know your fellow Rotarian, Russ Smith!!    

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 Russ Smith, Cloquet MN

THE ROTARIAN SPOTLIGHT --- Get to know Russ Smith 0
Login our Website by a download from the AppStore Ryan Micke 0
WELCOME! - Since your here, take a break to watch this video! Ryan Micke 0
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This Is Rotary - Rotary International - Got 4 minutes? Check this video out!

This Is Rotary! Ryan Micke 0
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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 0