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Duluth Harbortown

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Duluth, MN  55802
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photo credit: Karl Everett
 
Subject: Two step engagement of 25, Harbortown, Skyline with Duluth build launch
 
Hello Folks:
 
We have a ground breaking of August 16 at 9:30 at 2412 W First Street in Duluth for the house project
supported by our district matching grant.  In addition to Rotary, Wells Fargo, Lake Superior College and
Thrivent Financial are major partners in the effort.
 
David A. Clanaugh
Executive Director; Western Lake Superior Habitat for Humanity
Offices: 820 Belknap St in Superior & 2002 W Superior St in Duluth
218-600-9011 (cell); wlshabitat.org
 

Harbortowners!

 

On Aug 16 at 930 there will be a groundbreaking ceremony at 2412 West 1st St., the site of the

next Habitat Home in Duluth, the first in quite a few years. As you probably know, Harbortown

has received a District grant, with cooperation from Club 25 and Skyline, and we will have

opportunity for hands on during the build. Please consider attending the ground breaking as a

show of support. 

 

Thanks.
 

Jim Gruba

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The LSDBF needs your volunteer help!  We're in need of people to work the dock and for traffic control.. 

If either of these areas work for you, please join us!  If their are other areas that you'd like to work but just

haven't signed up yet, please do now and give that information to either Dave Kohlhaas or Scott Fisher.

 

Thank you.

Scott Fisher

2018 LSDBF Co-chair
 

 Current Boat Count

 

We are currently at 65 teams registered for this year's Festival.

 

 

That brings our current team count to about 65!!!

  photo credit: Karl Everett
2018 LAKE SUPERIOR

Dragon Boat Festival

 

Festival Begins August 24-25, 2018

 
Charitable Partner
Essentia Health
 
What we're all about.
 

The Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival is celebrating 16 years of hard work, paddling, camaraderie and dedication to raising funds for area charitable and worthy organizations.

The date is set, the festival schedule is confirmed, and fundraising has begun—get ready. ... set ... and mark your calendars for the multi-cultural, fundraising event of the summer!

 

Why we paddle:

  1. To raise money for Twin Ports Rotary Clubs and their charitable giving.
  2. To raise funds for the festival’s charitable partner, the Essentia Health Foundation.
  3. To provide a free, fun, family event.
 
'Astro Bob' Bob King, Duluth News Tribune
Aug , 2018

 

Bob King presents an entertaining, passionate and informative talk on the night sky.  Bob works at the Duluth News Tribune as a photographer and photo editor.  He’s also an amateur astronomer and has been keen on the sky since age 11.  Bob’s modest credentials include membership in the American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO) where he is a regular contributor, International Meteorite Collectors Association, and Arrowhead Astronomical Society.  He also teaches community education astronomy classes at UMD’s Allworth Planetarium and recently had his first book published, “Night Sky with the Naked Eye” about all the wonderful things to see at night with just your bare eyeballs. 

 

Greg Goldman, CPA

Direct 218-336-1523  Cell 218-340-1688

Office 218-727-8030   Fax 218-727-6045

kolquist, seitz & goldman, LLC  

Certified Public Accountants & Consultants

Suite 926, 130 West Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802

photo credit: job for Minnesotan's facebook

Nancy Norr

Aug 08, 2018
Jobs for Minnesotans

Jobs for Minnesotans

Economic Development Opportunities
Jobs for Minnesotans supports projects in industries like copper-nickel mining and energy transportation that provide a tremendous opportunity for a prosperous future for generations of Minnesotans. Companies like Enbridge, PolyMet and Twin Metals Minnesota are already bringing much-needed investment to our state and have the potential to bring even greater economic impact in the years ahead to revitalize and strengthen Minnesota’s economy in both rural and urban areas. Read more below and visit our Take Action page to support these projects.
 Rob Stenberg, President of Duluth BizPAC August 1 Speaker
 
DULUTH, MN -

A recently formed political action committee, called Duluth BizPac, aims to create a more business-friendly Duluth.

The group is largely made up of area business owners and funded by donations.

Leaders of the group say several recently passed ordinances within the city are not business friendly and they aim to change that. 

"Duluth is not perceived as a business-friendly community, and that's what we want to change, and that is going to mean some city councilors are not going to get our support," said Rob Stenberg, the president of Duluth BizPac. 

Stenberg says, with cash on hand, they are prepared to start funneling money to help, what he calls "more business-friendly candidates" get elected for city council, mayor and county commissioner. 

"We're going to do it in a positive way, and we're going to be a positive change agent for the city of Duluth," said Stenberg. "What we're trying to say, from the Duluth BizPac is, 'We're not going to get into the name calling, we're not going to get into personalities, we're going to support those initiatives that are business friendly for the city of Duluth, we're going to oppose those that are not business friendly, and we're going to do it in a respectful manner," he said........

via the : District 5580 "Cross Currents" July 2018

DULUTH HARBORTOWN ROTARY 

photo credit: Mitchell Diers
 
At Duluth Harbortown Rotary’s changing of the guard, the founding father and first president of this 34 year old club, Don Holm, accepted the Don Holm fund keepsake from his son, Duane Holm, past Harbortown President and shortly after was as pleasantly surprised as the rest of us to learn that his grandson, Max, would be the Harbortown President in 2019-20!  Don, who’s determination to become a Rotarian, even after a classification decision kept him from Duluth Club #25, was joined by his wife, sons and daughters and spouses and grand children as the fund announcement was made.
 
As he looked over the gathering, the pride and emotion was evident and as the years' highlights were listed by President Mitch Diers.  “Look what this group has accomplished." a humble Don later remarked. “When we began, we weren’t certain about much of anything, but we kept moving and look at all of the good that has been done.”  When pressed by this observer, he did admit that it was easier to ask for forgiveness than it was for permission.  Don’s highlights, after his wonderful wife and family include his tenure as an Elk, Son Dean a past MN Chairman, His Ridgeview Golf Club stewardship, his construction company, one of the city’s finest commercial builders, now run by the 3rd generation and of course, Duluth Harbortown Rotary club, which we consider to be a pretty good thing as well!
 
photo credit: Mitchell Diers
Tom Velner, Coach, & Team Members
Jul 18, 2018
Duluth East Daredevils Robotics Team
 
photo credit: https://www.facebook.com/Daredevils2512/photos/
 

Hi everyone.  2018 will be my 7th  Habitat ride, and with your help I'll raise  $2,000 for our local Habitat affiliate.   this year we plan to build a house in Superior and another in Duluth. The families chosen to be new home owners will put hundreds of hours of "sweat equity" into the building of their home, and will have a 30 year mortgage that is affordable thanks to donations of cash, building materials, and volunteers' labor.   Please join the effort by supporting my ride
 
I’m participating in the 26th Annual Habitat 500 Bike Ride this July to support Habitat for Humanity. I’m asking you to support this great organization by making a donation.

Did you know?

·       2,500 homeowners in Minnesota call a Habitat for Humanity home their own.

·       After moving into their Habitat home, 90% of homeowners feel better about their children’s futures.

·       Because of their reduced use of government assistance, Habitat homeowners in Minnesota save Minnesota taxpayers $6.4-$9.3 million annually.

·       93% of Minnesota Habitat for Humanity homeowners feel better about their futures after moving into their Habitat home.

With your help, the Habitat for Humanity can continue to provide homes to families and individuals in our area and around the world.

Please make your donation today.

Jim Gruba

 

 

Harbortown Rotarians, we have contributed $1000 to help raise money for Shelter Box and supported the Mississippi River expedition.  Follow Eric's trip this summer through this link:

Follow my adventure down the entire Mighty Mississippi to raise awareness and funds for ShelterBox USA! Mississippi Expedition for ShelterBox!!!

 

Scott Neustel

International Chair, Harbortown Duluth, MN Rotary

Duluth Harbortown

 

photo credit: Erick Elsea Mississippi Expedition

Cape Coral, Florida USA

Headwaters of the Mississippi at Itasca State Park, Minnesota.

It's a Boyhood Dream Thing

Ever since I was a kid sandbagging against the Great Flood of 1993 near the city of St. Louis, I've always dreamed of canoeing all 2552* miles of the Mississippi River from the Headwaters in northern Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico in Louisiana. They say it takes a drop of water 90 days to go that distance, so that's what I've decided to do: starting on July 6, 2018, I'll spend 90 days on the river. I'll be stopping to visit places I've always wanted to see, and giving presentations about ShelterBox to groups along the way to commemorate the 25th anniversary of that Great Flood and remember the people who lost everything that summer. Flooding remains the biggest natural cause of devastation on our planet.

*Yes, the famous marker at the Headwaters says 2,552 miles even though modern maps say 2350. Either way, it's going to be a lot of paddling!

 

Sharing the ShelterBox display with a student Interact Club

Erik Elsea, GRI, CRS

Jones & Co Realty, Broker Associate

President, The Rotary Club of Cape Coral

239-405-4063 cell
239-415-5881 off

erik@erikelsea.com

 

 

For those of you who can make it today, thank you all for your support!!!!  If not, come join us on our Bolivia adventure scheduled for September 21st to October 2nd +/- 2018
 
Hola Karl
 
Buenas tardes.
 
Just to inform you that according to what was discussed with the community of Jatun Mayu and the authorities of Icla, and as we had said with you, the inauguration of the Health Center will be held on May 29 at 2 pm.   For this we will be moving the staff and volunteers of Mano a Mano Bolivia. The community is waiting and they called us to do the inauguration, and at the same time they will be waiting for you for the September visit.
 
Gracias y hasta pronto.
 
José

--
Dr. José Velasquez U.
Presidente Ejecutivo
Mano a Mano Bolivia

Teléfono Oficina Bolivia: 591-4-4722584 
Teléfono Móvil Bolivia:  591 - 72224118
Teléfono  USA:  651-343-7917
 
 
WHAT :  Duluth Rotary Clubs plant 500 trees at Hartley Nature Center!
 
WHEN:  Thursday, May 31, 2-4PM (meet at Concordia Lutheran Church at 1:45-        2501 Woodland Ave)
 
WHY:  Not only does this fulfill a goal of our District 5580 Governor’s vision for this year, it’s also a meaningful opportunity to join in community and environmental service together.  Friends and family members always welcome!
 
 
 
 
 

Just a quick reminder that this Saturday, Harbortown Rotary will again be helping out at the YMCA Camp Miller for cleanup and other tasks. 

 

Duluth YMCA Camp Miller

The schedule is as follows:

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

9:00 am -  4:00 pm

 

Camping is available on the night of Friday, June 1st for those that are interested.

 

Please contact Greg Wegler to let him know that you are planning to attend or if you have any questions.

 

Yours in Rotary,

Mitchell T. Diers

 
 
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Past President
Treasurer
Secretary
Community Service
New Generations
International Service
Club Service
Membership
Public Relations
Sergeant-at-Arms
Website and Shuttlebutt
 
 
 
Speakers
Fireside Meeting
Aug 29, 2018
Segundo Velasquez
Sep 12, 2018
Mano o Mano Bolivia Projects update
Jason Watt, Executive Director DAHA
Sep 19, 2018
Duluth Area Hockey Association
New Generations
Oct 03, 2018
Student Rotarian Kickoff
Tony Dierckins, Author
Oct 10, 2018
His new book about the history of breweries in Duluth
RYLA Camp Attendees
Oct 17, 2018
The RYLA Experience
 
 
Links
Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival
Rotary District 5580
Harbortown Rotary Apparel
 
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