Harbortown Rotary

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Duluth Harbortown

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We meet Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
Holiday Inn
200 W 1st Street
Duluth, MN  55802
United States
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We will be hearing from this year's RYLA participants and their experiences at Camp RYLA. Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an international program created by Rotary International as a way to encourage strong leadership in youth. RYLA is designed to provide opportunities for outstanding youth leaders to develop and practice leadership skills. The RYLA program sponsored by Rotary International District 5580 consists of a one-week conference called Camp RYLA that is held each July on the campus of the University of Minnesota - Crookston.




The 4th Annual Harbortown Rotary Family Friendly - Picnic / Bike Event is scheduled for Thursday, September 11 at Brighton Beach, starting at 5:30 pm.

We will grab one of the picnic shelters at Brighton Beach, those interested in biking up the shore will depart around 5:45 PM, and return by 6:30 for the picnic.  This is a casual bike ride up the Scenic Drive / Hwy 61 – all speeds and contraptions are welcome.  For those not interested in biking you can arrive when you please.

Harbortown will provide burgers and brats to grill - please bring a side dish or desert to share, and your beverage of choice.

Please RSVP via the link below so we know how much food to purchase.   For more information or any questions, contact John Cron or Lorrie Fox.


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Our next evening Fireside Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 24.  It will be held at Tycoon's Alehouse and Eatery, 132 E Superior Street.  More information on the menu and other details will be forthcoming.  Mark your calendars now and remember that there will be no morning meeting that day!



PH Multiple Sapphire Members Recognized


Recently President Pat presented Craig, Jinell and Dave with their PH multiple (3-4) sapphire pins. Congratulations to all and thanks for your continuing support of the Rotary Foundation!



Dictionary Distribution a Big Success!

Every 3rd grade student in the Duluth Public Schools was provided a dictionary – thanks to Harbortown Rotary! 

Several members joined forces to visit with the kids and distribute them in 9 area public schools during the month of December.


Following is a note of appreciation from one of the teachers.





(A summary of our great program on 1/2/13)

Dr.  Malcolm Henderson a trauma surgeon from Chicago was our program on January 2nd.  After mission trips to Haiti he was so moved by how much help they needed, he has quit his job and is moving himself and his family to a village in Haiti, seven hours southwest of Port au Prince.  He is building a school for 800 kids, and working on opening an abandoned clinic, eventually building a nondenominational church.   The ground breaking is January 10th for the construction of the school.   

He feels that being in Haiti, he has a better chance to accomplish things and set up proper infrastructure.  He and his family are making a life changing move, his kids are 16,14,11, and 10. He will be blogging his experience and progress. His website is www.charis4haiti.com if you would like to follow his adventure.



During our final meeting of November, Jason Young, Community Service Chair, presented representatives from Lutheran Social Services, Courage Center and the Denfeld High School Hockey Team with financial grants awarded by our club to these deserving organizations. Both LSS and the Courage Center provide resources for area youth, and those big strong hockey players provide huge assistance in the annual setup and take down of the Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival grounds!



Oct 29, 2014
Keith Kymala
Paul Harris Foundation Day
Nov 05, 2014
District Govenor
Update on district 5580 activities
Nov 19, 2014
Laura Fryberger byMitchel Diers
Bent Paddle Brewry
Dec 03, 2014
Kevin Anderson
Holiday party
Jan 07, 2015


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