CLUB PRESIDENT 2016 - 2017

Mark Connolly

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

Warren Bender 

 Area 15 inlcudes: Duluth Harbortown, Duluth Skyline, Superior, Superior Sunrise Centennial, Ashland
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
President Nominee
Past President
Community Service
Vocational Service
International Service
Club Service
Public Relations
Foundation Chair
Attendance Manager
Meeting Responsibilities
November 2016
Nikoi, Ephraim
December 2016
Dorfman, Jeff
January 2017
Elm, Tylor
February 2017
Schulz, Wendy
March 2017
Graham, Margaret
April 2017
Thomas, Eric
May 2017
June 2017
Lings, Robyn
November 2016
McClellan, Dr. Bob
December 2016
Lohse, John
January 2017
Lohse, John
February 2017
Guenard, Greg
March 2017
April 2017
Biga, Jan
May 2017
Copenhaver, Alan
June 2017
Carmack, Bob
November 2016
Pedersen, Taylor
December 2016
Sutherland, Doug
January 2017
Wondolkowski, Tom
February 2017
Blanck, Sara
March 2017
Cadotte, Linda
April 2017
May 2017
June 2017
Club Information

The 40th Club Established - Chartered in 1912

First Rotary Club in Wisconsin

We meet Wednesdays at 11:45 AM
Barker's Island Inn
300 Marina Drive
Superior, WI  54880
United States
District Site
Venue Map

April 20-21-22

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


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. 


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!
Rotary Tradition

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

Sue Heskin

Club members, you can report meeting make-ups by clicking Sue's name in the Club Executive's list in the left hand column.
Tylor Elm Presents
Jan 25, 2017
RYLA Students
Adele Yorde
Feb 01, 2017
Public Relations Director, Duluth Seaway Port Authority
Lynne T. Bemis, Dep. Chair UMD Medical School
Feb 08, 2017
Biomedical Sciences
Lucie Amundsen
Feb 15, 2017
Locally Laid Eggs
Jim Zastrow
Mar 01, 2017
Opportunity Gap
Reed Schwarting, Research Botanist
Mar 08, 2017
UWS Brule River RE-Survey Project
Reed Schwarting, Research Botanist
Mar 08, 2017
UWS Brule River RE-Survey Project
Mike Lattery
Mar 15, 2017
Entrepreneur Fund
SWL & P Co.
Mar 22, 2017
2017Infrastucture & Customer Service Projects
Sheila Keup E.D. & Pam Hegstrom Dir. of Mktg & Ed
Mar 29, 2017
Human Society - 'The Ins & Outs of Shelter Life

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December - New Members

Paul Damberg

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

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!

Sarah Mayne

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.