April 26th Meeting Preview
A person wearing glasses and a suitDescription automatically generated with medium confidenceJoin us Tuesday, April 26th to hear from Blaine Peterson. Blaine Peterson is currently the Airport Manager for the Flying Cloud and Airlake (Lakeville) airports. Mr. Peterson was hired by the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) in November of 2019, just prior to the COVID Pandemic. Prior to being hired by the MAC, Blaine was the Operations Director of the Duluth Airport Authority from November 2012 to November 2019.  His efforts focused on the airfield maintenance, airport master plan update, local zoning, and airport strategic planning as well as three phases of the main runway reconstruction. Mr. Peterson has been an Ex-Officio Board member of the Duluth Airshow from 2013 through 2019. The Duluth Airshow has won the ICAS Pinnacle Award from 2014 through 2018 under his leadership. Prior to his appointment as Operations Director, Blaine held the position within the Duluth Airport Authority as Facility Manager. In addition to his regular job, active participation in community affairs is a strong interest and focus for him. Mr. Peterson was selected for the 2013 Blandin Community Leadership Program, a regional program designed to develop future leaders. As a result, he was solicited to lead the facilities planning team for a school referendum.
Duty Roster 4/17/22 - 05/03/22
 April 19thApril 26thMay 3rd
GREETERJohn GoergenBill GaddisMark Freiberg
INSPIRATIONRuss HenriksenJohn GoergenRick Getschow
CHECK INJon MelanderLyndon MoquistHolly Link
DOOR PRIZEDan BoeckermannSharon BorineBlake Cadwallader
VOCATIONALBill GaddisRick GetschowJohn Goergen
April 12th Meeting Notes 

Meeting Notes:

Amy Hockert joined us Tuesday, April 12th to talk about her adventures/ missions through international crises. Amy was born and raised in Minnesota and is grateful to live and work in her home state. She started her career in college where she worked for the NBC affiliate in Fargo-Moorhead. She worked in Minot, North Dakota, and Raleigh, North Carolina before moving back to Minnesota to work at KARE-11 and later served as VP of News for the digital news organization, Bring Me The News. Amy is now a FOX 9 representative and shared her story of helping those in need of help.
Amy spoke on Tuesday about 2 very unique people and the way she was able to help them both, in huge ways. While there has been very negative news and stories taking place overseas, Amy has been able to brighten that. Amy was called by the grace of God, to serve these families and help them survive in a country that was brand new to them. As Rotarians we can learn from this story and start to give a helping hand ever more often. 
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