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This week's Rotary meeting topic will be Jim Gruba, President elect, presenting our 2015 -2016 Rotary season.
REGISTER NOW FOR THE DISTRICT CONFERENCE
May 7-9, 2015
Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center
WE’RE GOING TO LIGHT UP ROTARY….REALLY!!!
And you won’t want to miss it!
Your fellow Rotarians in Duluth have been planning a District Conference that will be so much fun, with great speakers, excellent presentations, tours and lasting memories of a weekend that celebrates Rotary in District 5580. Duluth is an exceptional venue for our District Conference with much to see and do.
If you have not yet registered, you must do so by April 15th. Visit the District Website at:
www.clubrunner.ca/5580 and click on the District Conference Duluth SITE page, located on the right side of the HOME page.
REMEMBER - the Thursday, May 7th Icebreaker event is hosted by our own Harbortown Club, so participation is urged J
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