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Welcome to Harbortown Rotary
Duluth Harbortown

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
Holiday Inn
200 W 1st Street
Duluth, MN 55802
United States of America
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Thank you Harbortown Rotarians for your support of the Sumala Medical Clinic.  Mano a Mano Bolivia completed the Clinic construction and the facility is now in operation.  We greatly appreciate your support and the Rotary clubs, District 5580 Rotarians and Mano a Mano Bolivia for your support that helps the rural Bolivians in the Sumala community.
 
Karl Everett
International Committee
 
 
The annual Harbortown coffee sale is happening now!
 
The Harbortown blend is  the same flavor profile as Velvet Hammer roasted by European Roasterie located in Le Center, Minnesota.  The coffee is from 100% arabica beans which are grown at higher altitude than robust beans and contain less caffeine!  Timothy Tulloch, founder of this 28 year old roasting concern, began his coffee career flying his Cessna from plantation to plantation in Africa’s coffee countries sourcing beans for Schluter S.A. An East African company founded in 1856.
 
Harbortown members are selling 12 oz. bags of ground or beans for only $10 each. There is free delivery for orders of $20 or more in the Twin Ports area. These bags make great holiday gifts for clients, customers, friends or just for the home or office.
 
Orders can be placed by emailing Fundraising Chair, Tony Hansen at ahansen@allete.com. Payments can be made via check (payable to Harbortown Rotary) or Venmo to Tony Hansen (@Tony_Hansen). When paying via Venmo, please be sure to include your name and address in the notes field for delivery purposes.
Save the date for this year’s Zoom Holiday Party.  Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 6:00 PM.  (Reminder that there will be NO morning meeting on Dec. 9.)
 
 
We will be sharing in some good fellowship, fun holiday antics and even take a walk down memory lane - so stay tuned! 
 
To do our part in supporting the community and our small businesses during the recent shut-down, we are encouraging each Rotarian who will be celebrating with us, to order your dinner from a local restaurant to enjoy during the holiday party. And of course, enjoy the adult beverage of your choice, or just pour a glass of egg nog!
 
If you would like to assist with planning please email, text or call Heather heather.salfer@jamarcompany.us (218) 391-10003  or Jeremy at Jeremy@caduluth.com (218) 349-2245.
 
So far we have raised $150 for the virtual Pass The Hat for Mentor Duluth.  Thank you to those that have donated already.  Please remember we have 9 families we are sponsoring this year and really need to club's support for this project.  
 
Christmas Gift Delivery – Jim Wheeler is organizing the Christmas Gift Delivery again this year. 
 
Gifts will be delivered to the Domiano Center this year rather than to the individual families. 
 
Contact Jim directly to help with shopping or wrapping! jwheeler@wheelera.com
 
You can also still donate to the basket fund collection by sending a gift via Venmo to @Tony_Hansen or via PayPal.   Thank you for your generosity!
 
Italian Style Family Christmas Basket | Italian food gift baskets, Christmas  food gift baskets, Food gift baskets 
Last Wednesday the club hosted the first ever Virtual Foundation Day for Harbortown Rotary. 
 
It was definitely different than our normal in-person fiduciary money piling but overall ran pretty smooth. 
 
A number of board members stepped up to help keep track of donations and Keith Kylmala did an awesome job of managing the whole event virtually.  Thank you to everyone for your donations and helping raise close to $5,500 and making 7 new Paul Harris Fellows.  For all of those who contributed please go to Rotary.org and click Donate to complete your donation.  If you were not in attendance and could make a donation please visit the same website.
 
We received all the funding and matching grant from the District and all the Rotarians for completion of the Laguna Salti water well project.  I heard back from Mano a Mano this week and they have successfully completed one of the two water wells!  They will continue work advancing the second well in one month.  Thank you, all Rotarians who provided support for this project!
 
Karl Everett
Harbortown Rotary International Committee
 
Good news on the Colchani Bolivia Medical Clinic.  Although we did not receive a matching WCS grant from the Rotary District, I received enough commitments to provide half the financial support from a dozen clubs and individuals to finance the project, plus we have a very generous Rotarian to match our dozen club contributions!  Thanks to all Rotarians contributions we can move forward to construct the project.  Thank you everyone for your commitments to fund this worthy project!  Mano a Mano Bolivia is ready to begin construction in November into complete the project in five months, before the winter season in the southern hemisphere.  Thank you sincerely for your commitments to help out the needy Colchani, Bolivia community.
 
Karl Everett
Harbortown Rotary International Committee
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