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
Wilberg, Rebecca
March 2017
Elcombe, Jasen
April 2017
Thomas, Eric
May 2017
Ruszat, Michelle
June 2017
Zander, Sandie
November 2016
McClellan, Dr. Bob
December 2016
Lohse, John
January 2017
Lohse, John
February 2017
Guenard, Greg
March 2017
Paine, Jim
April 2017
Biga, Jan
May 2017
Copenhaver, Alan
June 2017
Carmack, Bob
November 2016
Pedersen, Taylor
December 2016
Sutherland, Doug
January 2017
Blanck, Sara
February 2017
Wondolkowski, Tom
March 2017
Cadotte, Linda
April 2017
Farkas, James
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
Great start in February

Prez Mark Welcomes Michelle

Mark Connolly kicks off  the month of February with an induction ceremony to welcome Michelle Ruszat into the Rotary Club of Superior.





Warren Bender (middle) just returned from 9 days in Guatemala. He made a presentation at a conference there regarding the many District 5580  International projects dating back to 2004.


Following  the Conference, Warren and other volunteers toured the Lake Atitlan area and stayed with Fireman Paul who has a small resort in Santiago.  Paul is well known for working with volunteer firefighters in that area.  He is known as Paul Bombero (fireman).

The group then toured Monterrico and schools at La Curvina, El Cebollito, El Dormido, and Hawaii.  La Curvina directora and volunteer Diana and Warren toured Las Lisas. Being an educator himself, Warren throughly enjoyed an opportunity to have  lunch with the director of education of the department of Santa Rosa don Arcenio and the governor of Santa Rosa.


Warren will lead a group of Rotarians working on a school project in Guatemala later this month.



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

The project on North 7th

There are also opportunities to help with dry wall and landscaping by contacting Habitat for Humanity directly.
Rotary Youth Leadership Award


Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a leadership program coordinated by Rotary Clubs around the globe. Each year, thousands of young people participate in this program. Young people ages 14–30 are sponsored by Rotary Clubs to attend the event run by the club's district committee.
District 5580 holds it's RYLA camp every July at the University of Minnesota Crookston campus.  
The Rotary Club of Superior sponsored Samuel Kline, Taiwo (Summi) Famule, Natalie Olson, Ryland Torvinen and Elyse Anderson, the Superior Sunrise Centennial Rotary Club sponsored Hanna Kolanczyk and Katherine Lisak to attend the 2016 RYLA Camp. All of the students attend Superior High School with the exception of Ryland Torvinen who attends Northwestern High School. 
On Wednesday, January 25  the five students shown above presented a program to the Superior Rotary Club sharing their camping experiences and highlighting the extraordinary impact that RYLA has had on their lives. Each participant expressed the life defining lessons learned and friendships created. Shown here are Natalie, Sam, Elyse, Summi and Hanna.
The Salvation Army


Every fall a red kettle is passed around the room at the noon Rotary meetings to collect for The Salvation Army. This year the tally from that effort was $567. President Mark Connolly presented The Salvation Army's Lieutenants Kimerbly and Jasen Elcombe and a member of The Salvation Army's Board of Directors John Lohse the check at the January 25 meeting.


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. 
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.
James Farkas
Feb 22, 2017
Howards Pocket Clean-up & Fenced City Landfill
David Kropid & Mark Danielson
Mar 01, 2017
Opportunity Gap
Reed Schwarting, Research Botanist
Mar 08, 2017
UWS Brule River RE-Survey Project
Mike Lattery
Mar 15, 2017
Entrepreneur Fund
Robert Sandstrom,Mgr of Customer Excellence
Mar 22, 2017
"Your New SWL&P"
Bryon Alvarez
Mar 29, 2017
Centro Cristiano Cultural of Guatemala
Sheila Keup E.D. & Pam Hegstrom Dir. of Mktg & Ed
Apr 05, 2017
Human Society - 'The Ins & Outs of Shelter Life
Mary Johnson Garay & 3rd Grade Students
May 17, 2017
3rd Grade Chess Club

Michelle Ruszat

Michelle Ruszat was inducted into the Club on February 1st . She is a Community Campaign Coordinator at the Head of the Lakes United Way. Warren Bender is Michelle's sponsor.

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