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Duluth Harbortown

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
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Duluth, MN  55802
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Paul Harris Fellows Josh Widdes, Mark Erickson, Brad Jenson, and Greg Wegler are recognized for their generous contributions to the Rotary Foundation!  
 
Serving up a meal over the holidays at Life House!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Registration is now open for the 2017 District Conference to be held April 27-29, 2017, at Fortune Bay Resort in Tower, MN.
 
To register, visit the District 5580 Website at http://www.clubrunner.ca/5580 and on the HOME page, select District Conference in the EVENTS Section.  On-Line Registration is preferred, but a printable registration form is also available.
 
Before you register, please have a look at the Schedule of Events to see everything that is taking place.  In addition, if you have not reserved your lodging, you should do that as soon as possible.  A complete list of hotels is available on the Site Page.
 
Your District Conference Committee looks forward to hosting you and promises to make this a fantastic event as we celebrate "The Great Spirit in Rotary."

Regards,

Diane Collins
Executive Secretary
Rotary District 5580
Email:  bigfish@uslink.net

Rotary Bolivia Trip
Two Options for travel Dates: March 25th to April 8th, 2017 (+/- Depending on your travel June 9th to June 18th, 2017 or side trip options)
 
Come join us on an adventure visiting our Rotary International Projects in Bolivia. We are planning to travel to Bolivia March 25th to April 8th, and June 9th to June 18th, 2017; to visit water reservoir projects, road construction projects, and medical clinics near Sucre and Cochabamba Bolivia; and view future project opportunities with our Bolivian partner Mano a Mano International.
 
 
 
Contacts:
Karl Everett, Harbortown Rotary, Duluth, Mobile: 218-491-3422; email: karl_everett@q.com
Jill Zachary, Fort William Rotary Club,  Phone (807) 343-8556;  e-mail: jill.zachary@lakeheadu.ca
Below is a pic of our Paul Harris Award recipients!
The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of US$1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. Thanks for supporting the Foundation, Harbortown!
 
 
With the financial assistance of a grant from Rotary District 5580, Harbortown Rotary and the Duluth Rowing Club purchased and installed a state of the art boat rack system at the new rowing facility on Park Point!  Below is an action shot which captures not only the importance of having the correct storage equipment for the fragile and costly boats, but youth in our community learning to listen, cooperate and partner with their instructor and peers to get the job done and get out on the water for some fun!  
 
 
 
Wednesday, October 11th at Grandma's Sports Garden
Join us from 5:30 pm-8:00 pm!
 
Enjoy dozens of great craft beers and delicious fine wines, along with complimentary appetizers. All for $30 per person. Silent & Live Auction Items, culminating in the every popular 50/50 bead game at the end of the night!
 
Free Parking Available Behind Venue!
 
 
A few photos. . .
 
Past Presidents, including Don Holm, 1st President, 1984
 
 
The Outgoing Board
 
2016-2017 Board
 
6/22 Kelsey Johnson, President Iron Mining Association of MN arranged by Bruce Mars
 
Kelsey Johnson
 
6/15 Don Monaco from Monaco Air by  Paul Damberg
 
photo provided by Kerry Leider
 
Camp Miller work day crew on June 4th also presents donation of gun safe and 22cal single shot rifles.  Estimated total value $1,500.
These items were used by the club for its sponsored MN DNR firearm safety training from 2002-2006.   The Camp Miller has plans to also
sponsor Mn DNR training in addition to their offered experience and training for summer campers.
 
Photos by Kerry Leider
 
 
 
The President’s Dinner is being held on Wednesday, June 29, starting at 5 pm,  at Ridgeview Country Club.  Dinner and program.
 
Bismarck Rotary District Conference 2016
 
 
 
 
 
 
photo credit: Karl Everett

 

The Deadly Dragons of Duluth will once again be traveling to Bemidji to participate in the Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival.

 

It is the weekend of August 6th, for more details here is there website.

 

http://www.bemidjidragonboat.com/

 

We have reserved the new group camp site at Lake Bemidji State Park once again - which is a very nice and private site for our group to relax at, after destroying the competition.

 

If you would like to reserve your place in the boat let me know!

 

John Cron

 
 
 

DenDenfeld Nation Automation Glossy Paper Drive.  (photo credit: Hartels facebook page)

 

Congratulations to the Denfeld Robotics Team, who swept the recent Lake Superior Regional competition and qualified for the FIRST Robotics World Championships in St. Louis! 

There are several competitions in their near future, including the World Championships, and the team is ramping up their fund raising efforts to supplement their travel.

They have put a call out to the community to assist in a painless (and eco-friendly) way!  The team sponsors a glossy paper drive and it’s one of their biggest fundraisers. 

If you already participate, a BIG THANKS, from the team  - and please continue to do so.  If you haven’t participated and want details (and they’ll even pick up the paper from your business/location!), please call (218)341-3545 or email them at DNA4009@gmail.com

 
 
 
Example Vacation photo (not the winner)
photo credit: Mike Cochran
 
 
THE WILL TO MURDER STORY ABOUT THE JUNE 27, 1977 MURDERS AT GLENSHEEN. 
 
 
photo credit: Kerry Leider
 
 

We have 2 new Harbortown Rotary members.

 

Shawn Clairmont.  She has attended several meetings as Scott Neustel's guest. She is in Sales and Marketing with Qiagen, a biotech company.

 

Mehgan O'Hearn Blair has attended as Karl Everett's guest. She is a Senior Geologist and Project Manager for Barr Engineering.

 

Please make an effort to introducd yourself to say hi and make them feel welcome.


 
 
photo credit: submitted by Jim Gruba
 
 
 
Photo Credit: Bob Hansen
 
 
 
 
Speakers
: Dr. Joshua Hamilton, Dr. Andrea Schokker UMD
Feb 22, 2017
The Evolution of Education: Changing to Meet the Needs of the Region and Our Students
Tony Cuneo, Executive Director, Zeitgeist
Mar 01, 2017
Arts in the Community
Fundraising Committee
Mar 08, 2017
Dick Wolleat
Mar 15, 2017
Northwoods Childrens Home
Byron Alvarez of Centro Cristiano Cultural of Guat
Mar 29, 2017
Guatemala Projects -Thank You
 
 
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