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Duluth Harbortown

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
Holiday Inn
200 W 1st Street
Duluth, MN  55802
United States
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Evening "Fireside" meeting on Wed., April 27th, at 530 pm, at Grand Avenue Chalet, which is on Grand Ave at base of Spirit Mountain.  
Photo Credit: Karl Everett

Example Vacation photo (not the winner)
photo credit: Mike Cochran


Spring Theme 2016: Establishing an Independent Nation

The Principles for a government of the people, by the people, and for the people

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Book Selection:

Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788 by Pauline Maier

The American Heritage Book Group of the

Kitchi Gammi Club

The evening schedule will be as follows:

5:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Social Hour (cash bar)

6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Light supper and conversation about the book

Price: $18.00 inclusive; includes soup & sandwich (turkey or ham), chips, water &


For more information contact:

The American Heritage Book Group Coordinators:

Rev. Brad Jenson, CFP®, CIMA®, member of Harbortown Rotary and the Kitchi

Gammi Club; Phone: 625-2430 (work—Lake Superior Financial Services,

Inc.) or 724-3822 (home)


Tom Homan, member of the Kitchi Gammi Club and the Duluth Rotary Club;

Phone: 724-2075; e-mail:


Tuesday, May 3,2016

NAME: ___________________________

E-MAIL: ___________________________

PHONE: ___________________________

Please fill out and enclose this registration form along with a check for

$18 and send it to the Kitchi Gammi Club: 831 E. Superior Street,

Duluth, MN 55802.

*Members of the Kitchi Gammi Club may call the front desk to






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


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.


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


photo credit: Kerry Leider



Thanks to all the Rotary volunteers; Chris Dahlberg, Kevin Wilson and Earl Rogers, who provided the substitute program for April 6th

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 via Jim Gruba

photo credit: submitted by Jim Gruba
Photo Credit: Bob Hansen


Photo credit: Bob Hansen
Kate Vorvath, Amanda Lindquist, Jeff Woolverton, Duncan Gregory, Taylor Johnson, Ben Fehringer
Photos by Kerry M. Leider
Jan 27, 2016
We are having our weekly club meeting at Valentini's tomorrow, Jan. 27.  We also will meet there next Wednesday the 3rd.  
Community Service Grant Recipients by Jim Wheeler
Community Service Round 2 Grant Recipients

Receiving his Paul Harris award, and term reflections

Please inform our club Wednesday that we did it-  500 systems now in use in 4 communities!!!!!  Headed to Lougou today to discuss electricity and clinic needs.  Back home Thursday.
Steve Sherner

May 04, 2016
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