Club Executives & Directors
Secretary
President
Pres-Elect
Treasurer
Past President
Community Service
New Generations
Club Service
International Service
Foundation
Membership
Administrative Assistant
Public Relations
Fund Raising
Webmaster
Program
Dragon Boat Festival
Sergeant at Arms
Youth Exchange
Fund Raising
 
Club Information

Welcome to our Website!

Duluth Harbortown

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
Holiday Inn
200 W 1st Street
Duluth, MN  55802
United States
DistrictSiteIcon
District Site
LatestPublishedBulletin
Bulletins
VenueMap
Venue Map
 
Home Page Stories

And the winners are....
$10,000: Joe Smith/Mark Erickson
$2,000: Dave Chrysler
$500: Denise Clairmont, Dave Hughes, Rick Cleath, Janet Broin, Anne Rierson, FJJ, Tina Licari and Brett Kinney

...

Thanks to all that support Harbortown Rotary!

 

 

APRIL 26 – 28        THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO
 
 
The 2018 District Conference is scheduled for April 26-28, and our Canadian Rotarians in Thunder Bay (Fort William), Thunder Bay (Port Arthur), Thunder Bay (Lakehead) and Nipigon Rotary Clubs are ready to welcome you to the Valhalla Inn for an exciting weekend of “Building Bridges, Goodwill & Friendship.”  What could be better than coming together to “Make a Difference” and to celebrate our International goodwill and friendship?  Thunder Bay, ON is a great city with much to enjoy.  The Conference will be a fantastic event, long remembered as one of the best.  Join us, won’t you!  More information: District Conference   

The next gathering of the American Heritage Book Group will be on Tuesday, May 8th at the Kitchi Gammi Club.  The book is Perilous Fight:  America’s Intrepid War with Britain on the High Seas by Stephen Budiansky.  Please read the attached pdf file (and share it with others who may be interested).

 

News:  Alison Clarke as agreed to be a coordinator, along with me.  Thanks, Alison!

 

Also, at our May gathering, we will be voting on three books for the next “season” (i.e., fall, winter, spring).   Our time frame is from 1812 to 1860.  Susan wondered if this would include the presidency of James Monroe.  Sure.  Even though his story obviously starts earlier, his presidency fits in the time frame.  We may find that there is so much to read that we wish to stay in this time period for more than one “season.” 

 

In any case, please e-mail either Alison or myself by April 30th with any books that you wish to have on the ballot.  (You may suggest more than one.)  You may also include a brief description of the book.  Book descriptions will be handed out prior to the vote.

 

Some possible topics include (but are not limited to):

 

Westward Expansion and the Doctrine of Manifest Destiny

Presidents from James Madison through James Buchanan

Cherokee Trail of Tears

Seminole Wars

California Gold Rush

The Alamo and the Mexican War

 

Ante-bellum Politics

Compromise of 1820

Henry Clay and the Whig Party

Compromise of 1850

Kansas-Nebraska Act

Bleeding Kansas

The Lincoln—Douglas Debates

 

Abolitionism

Frederick Douglass

William Lloyd Garrison

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Tubman & the Underground Railroad

John Brown

 

If, for whatever reason, you choose not to receive e-mails about the American Heritage Book Group, please let me know.

 

Best wishes,

 

 

Brad Jenson

Certified Financial PlannerTM

Financial Advisor, RJFS

 

Lake Superior Financial Services, Inc. 

Apr 04, 2018
Dr. Anthony Barrett, College of St. Scholastica
State of the Economy
Dr. Barrett's topic for Wednesday is: Trump Impact on Economy.
 
Position: Professor, AFE
Department: Trad UG-Acct, Finance,Econ
Phone: (218) 723-6471
E-Mail: Tbarrett@css.edu
Website: View
Dr. Barrett, is a Professor of Economics in the School of Business & Technology. His major academic interests include the steel industry, the Internet and real estate bubbles. During his spare time, Dr. Barrett enjoys golfing, playing basketball and learning
 

Harbortown Rotary President Mitchell Diers (right) and Jim Wheeler (left) presenting donation to Eric Sommer for YMCA scholarships
Bill Gronseth, Superintendent Duluth Schools
Mar 07, 2018
Successes & Challenges for District 709
 
 
 

 

William Gronseth, Superintendent of Schools

Thank you for your interest in the Duluth Public Schools, where we strive to open a world of potential for every student. We are proud of our schools, our students, our staff, and are excited about the new opportunities that lie ahead. Having been a lifelong member of this community, I consider it an honor and a pleasure to lead ISD 709. Together, as educators, parents, and citizens, we can make a difference for every student, every day.

Sincerely,

William L. Gronseth

 

Source: http://www.isd709.org/district/superintendent

 
Harbortown’s Community Service Chair presents Duluth Ordean East Middle School a donation as partial funding of the 6th Grade JA(Junior Achievement) Biz Town Project. The entire 6th grade class (over 340 students!) have the opportunity to learn about economic concepts in an interactive, hands-on environment.  Students elect officials, interview for employment positions, and run businesses. All lessons and  activities meet the MN common core standards in Math, English Language Arts and Social Studies. On hand to receive the donation are the Ass’t Principal and two of the 6th grade teachers.
Bob Palmquist
photo credit: http://www.northspan.org/Default.asp?PageID=707

Bob Palmquist
Senior Business Developer


Bob Palmquist provides technical and financial assistance to large and small businesses, financial institutions, local units of government, and development organizations. His work includes local and regional revolving loan fund administration, technical loan reviews, grant and loan application packaging, business valuation and succession planning, and feasibility assessments. Palmquist spent 17 years in commercial lending prior to joining Northspan in 1991.
 
 

Just a quick notice that this week's Rotary meeting will be our third Fireside Meeting of the 2017-2018 year. The meeting will be held at the Green Mill with fellowship starting at 5:30 pm with dinner and meeting to follow. 

 

Thus, there will be NO Harbortown Rotary morning meeting

 

Please plan to attend and, as always, I look forward to seeing you Wednesday at 5:30 pm at the Green Mill!

 

Yours in Rotary,

Mitchell T. Diers
 

The program for this week is Brian Hanson, President of APEX,

Giving an update on the Area Partnership for Economic Expansion

Staff Member Photo

photo credit: http://www.apexgetsbusiness.com/apex/about-us/our-team/?item=934

 

Brian Hanson became APEX’s President and CEO in June of 2012. During the 15 years prior to joining APEX, he was involved in business and community development in both the public and private sector, specializing in economic development finance, regional marketing, and executive-level prospect development. Brian has experience in comprehensive industry research, strategic planning, and financial modeling in support of business expansion activities. His work has contributed to several significant regional business expansions, retention and attraction projects in industries including mining, engineering, manufacturing, heavy aircraft maintenance, aviation and data centers.

 
 
 
 
Speakers
Harbortown Sponsored Exchange Students
Apr 25, 2018
Guatemala Service Trip Recap
East Student Rotarians
May 02, 2018
 
 
Links
Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival
Rotary District 5580
Harbortown Rotary Apparel
 
RSS
Final Exam

After a grueling year of preparation, two Rotarians and a Rotaractor face one last challenge before they can join the elite ShelterBox Response

Rotary 2017 peace champions

Meet 6 champions of

Creating a family

After fleeing conflict in their own countries, a group of young Rotaractors is healing wounds and bringing cultures together in a Ugandan refugee

Rotary website singled out for international excellence

Rotary.org nominated for prestigious Webby Awards — help us