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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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GND REC - Gary New Duluth Recreation Center was Harbortown's spot for a little spring cleaning last week and had a beautiful morning!
Over a dozen members joined the effort and hauled out the chain saws, wheel barrows to clean out ditches, from the soccer fields to Commonwealth where the spring runoff collected a number of branches and trash downstream. We even had time to install a new basketball net.
A total of 24 hours were spent on the early morning project.
Don't forget to join us on Wednesday, May 26th from 4:30 to 6:30 PM when we return to the Gary New Duluth Veteran's Memorial to do some weeding, trimming, planting and mulching. Bring your garden tools and gloves! 
Please let Jinell know if you are able to attend! Jinell -
Photo Credit: Heather Salfer 
As part of a new Presidential and PR initiative, Heather Salfer and Charity Johnson are asking each active member to please update your profile in ClubRunner as soon as possible. Please be sure to upload/include a recent photograph as well.
If you have any questions about logging into ClubRunner or where you update your information, please contact Charity at
Thank you for your prompt response on this!

The Robert Hermans Harbortown Rotary Club Scholarship Committee is very pleased to inform you that the following students have been awarded a non-renewable scholarship in the amount of $2,000.00 for the 2021-2022 school year.  This scholarship may be used for admission to any fully accredited degree-granting college or university. Congratulations to the recipients! We will be recognizing these outstanding students at one of our upcoming June meetings. And watch Facebook and Scuttlebutt for student features!


Claire Barlass –        Duluth Denfeld

Tawny Plentyhorse – Duluth Denfeld

Martha Carlson -       Duluth East

Denali Kovach -         Duluth East

Matthew Scribner -    Marshall School

Derek Thompson -    William Kelley (Silver Bay)

Harbortown Rotary  awarded its first scholarship in 1995. Including the recipients this year Harbortown has awarded $230,000 to area students pursing secondary education!

Only two weeks left before the big cash extravaganza! We have 130 tickets left to collect, so please keep those tickets coming in! All cash raffle tickets need to be turned in, regardless of whether they have been sold or not, by absolutely no later then June 22nd as they need to be present for the June 23rd raffle date.
Please give me a call, or shoot me an email if you would like me to pick up stubs and cash to turn in on your behalf. Here is a quick update on our Cash Raffle fundraiser so far:
  • 370 Sold Tickets have been turned in to date. 
  • 130 Tickets need to be turned in. 
  • All tickets are distributed out to members
Turn in unsold tickets to Greg Goldman and Tony Hansen as soon as possible so they can redistribute to member looking for more tickets.
Thank you everyone for the continued support!
Tony Hansen
Cell: (218) 343-6499
For each hour worked – Grandma’s Marathon will provide our organization with a $7/per hour per person honorarium. If the all of the remaining time slots were taken the honorarium would be around $1,400.
Grandma's is in need of approximately 40 people to work from 4:30-10pm on Friday June 18th doing a variety of different tasks.  No real food service experience is necessary, however the DECC is asking those that sign up to attend a quick tutorial on Thursday, June 17 at the DECC – Lake Superior Ballroom @ 5:30pm.  All parking fees will be taken care of by the marathon. on Thursday as well as on Friday, June 19.  
Besides the money to potentially be earned - each volunteer would receive:
  • Delicious Meal
  • Michelina’s All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner T-Shirt
  • Pair of Fitsoks
  • Race Wrap
  • (2) beverage tickets to use on Saturday, June 19 at Bayfront Park.
  • Invitation to the Volunteer Appreciation Party at Wade Stadium on Thursday, June 24 - where everyone will enjoy watching the Duluth Huskies take on Waterloo. This includes their ticket to the game, all you can eat meal and lots of fun! Grandma’s Marathon is sponsoring the game that night – so there will be a lot going on – plenty of prize drawings and much more!
  • Last but not least – A HUGE THANK YOU! for helping us.
If you are interested contact Jinell
  • We are looking for volunteers to assist Tony Hansen in coordination efforts with the Bike Fest Silent Auction and Raffle.
  • Let me know if you are interested in helping. or Cell: 218-343-6499.
  • Silent Auction and Raffle fundraiser will be put on by Harbortown Rotary
  • In-kind donation form is available from Tony if you have items in mind for the silent auction or raffle.
  • Talk with Tony if you want ideas for the Silent Auction Items:
    • Other ideas: Bull Dog Hockey Tickets, Tools, Gift Cards, Brewery Gifts, Fire Rings, recreational games and gear, etc...

Show your Rotary pride loud and proud with new official Harbortown logo wear!
Thanks to Heather Salfer, who collaborated with John Cron to create the official Harbortown Rotary Apparel website.
Click on the link below, select your favorite apparel brand, use the newly branded Harbortown logo and place your order!  Prices vary depending on the brand you select.
NEW! Light colored embroidery options are now available for dark apparel. See photograph below for example of thread color.
Save the Date!
This year's Harbortown Rotary Charitable Foundation Hermans/Holm Golf fundraiser is scheduled for July 19th at Ridgeview Country Club.
Watch the Harbortown Scuttlebutt, website and Facebook page for more information as we get closer to the date.
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