CLUB PRESIDENT 2016 - 2017
GOALS FOR THE NEW YEAR
Mark has a strong commitment to highlighting Club members. He is asking members to present programs at the noon meeting to make members aware of the many products, skills and talents of their fellow members. Any one wishing to present a program can contact Mark to schedule.
Mark plans to bring an awareness of the Club's history and highlight the Past Presidents and how their experiences are beneficial to the Club.
New Assistant District Governor Area 15
Area 15 inlcudes: Duluth Harbortown, Duluth Skyline, Superior, Superior Sunrise Centennial, Ashland
Club Executives & Directors
McClellan, Dr. Bob
ROTARY SERVING HUMANITY
The Rotary Club of Superior has been given the perfect opportunity to put into practice the 2016-17 International Rotary Theme.
PROJECT: Installing siding on the new construction at 1001 N. 7th Street.
- Click button on menu bar above reading VOLUNTEER - Habitat for Humanity Project
- Click sign-up on the left to open link to volunteer
- Click green sign up button on the day and area you wish to volunteer
- See two separate types of duties
- Sign -up to assist with siding
- Sign-up to serve the lunch for volunteers at Pilgrim Lutheran Church
CLUB DONATES TO FOOD BANK
Len Campbell, the Co-Chair of the 2016 Craft Beer & Wine Tasting Fundraising Event, presented Jill Ruthford, NLSHFB Volunteer & Development Coordinator, a check for $8,190 for the Northern Lakes Second Harvest Food Bank. The funds represent some of the proceeds from the Craft Beer & Wine Tasting Event held last October.
Club Donates to WITC Non-traditional Students
Len Campbell presented WITC Marketing & Public Relations Director Jessica Hehir, Administrator - VP Academic Affairs & CH Bonny Copenhaver and Campus Advancement Assoc. / CE Te Director Jasmin Burt a check in the amount of $3,510 for their WITC DreamKeeper's™Program that serves the emergency needs of their students. The Club has requested that this donation be specifically used for non-traditional students. The emergency fund can be used for a variety of needs to provide students a failsafe to stay in school. Needs vary from gasoline purchases, car repairs, books and childcare. The Club's donation was made available via the Craft Beer & Wine Tasting Event.
SUCCESSFUL FOUNDATION DRIVE
FOURTEEN NEW PAUL HARRIS FELLOWS!
On December 7th the Club experienced the 2nd Annual Foundation Drive where members, and sometimes visitors, donate to advance new Club members and family members toward being Paul Harris Fellows. Foundation Chair, Bob McClellan developed an incredibly well organized drive. The idea is the brain child of Harbortown's Paul Damberg who was on hand to facilitate the event. In approximately, 20 minutes 14 new Paul Harris Fellows were created! Congratulations to new PHFs Club members David Claunaugh, Charlie Johnson, Eric Thomas, Rick Flaherty, Sandie Zander, Casey Johnstone, Mike Stiff, Jason Rolffe, Ephraim Nikoi, and Rebecca Wilberg. Each of the new members also made their own pledges toward the Paul Harris Fellowship. Some family members of the Club's membership were also made PHFs, Bob McClellan's daughter Creede, Joe & Jean Till's son Joe IV, Linda Cadotte's son August, and President Elect Dan Diamon's daughter Dawna. It was a memorable day! Enthusiasm was high and the participation remarkable!
Julianne Raymond Preserves Club Banners
It has been a long time Rotary tradition to exchange Club banners when visiting another Club. The Rotary Club of Superior has 9 of the huge blue banners holding 350 individual Club banners from locations within the borders of the United States and around the world. The greatest volume of trading banners were collected from the travels of Bill Blair. At the time of Bill's death he had been a member for 56 years. During Julianne's program on October 19, she asked Club members to share some of their experiences when visiting other Clubs. Rod Campbell told of his trip to Haiti. Joe Till's story of a club in Milan Italy brought about chuckles as the club President in Milan could not understand why you would have a Rotary meeting without having wine.
Julianne Raymond has been working to preserve the banners and their history for a number of years. Before Julianne's participation in the project, Kevin Podvin was the Club member with the sole responsibility of attaching the small banners to the large ones. It is not an easy task! Originally the banners were attached by sewing them to the larger banner. Today they are attached with a tacking mechanism. Both Julianne and Kevin deserve our gratitude and respect for their leadership in this ongoing pursuit to preserve this part of the Club's history. They work tirelessly to keep them updated and intact.
NEW Attendance Manager
Club members, you can report meeting make-ups by clicking Sue's name in the Club Executive's list in the left hand column.
December - New Members
Harbortown Rotarian Paul Damberg has transferred to the Rotary Club of Superior after accepting a position as the KUWS Regional Manager. The Club and UW-Superior are lucky to have him.
Rebecca Wilberg, a Counselor at the Wisconsin Job Center, was inducted into the Club on December 7. Her sponsor is Warren Bender. Note that Rebecca is counted as one of the new Paul Harris Fellows that was created on the same day as her induction. Great start Rebecca. Welcome aboard!
On December 28, Sarah Mayne, Operations Analyst and Project Manager, at Superior Water Light & Power Company was inducted into the Club. Her sponsor is Marnie Christensen.