This Week's Program: Anna Tanski with Visit Duluth
Visit Duluth, the official destination marketing organization, exists to attract the maximum number of visitor dollars into Duluth's economy. Visit Duluth establishes new initiatives to increase tourism, visitors and conventions, and further enhance the awareness of the industry.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Anna Tanski and her staff at Visit Duluth are working overtime to promote buying, eating and staying local.  They have an impressive social media following and are providing up-to-date information on local goings-on and opportunities during this difficult time.
Hear more from Anna tomorrow. Join us virtually via Zoom.
President's Dinner
The annual President's Dinner is anticipated to take place on Wednesday, June 17 at Ridgeview Country Club.  There will be more information shared in the coming month.
We hope to also hold the annual Harbortown Cash Raffle during this event. Please continue to sell your tickets and hold onto money and stubs until the day of the event.
We will welcome Jeremy Jeanette as the new incoming leader of Harbortown Rotary!
Please Complete Dragon Boat Survey
It has been the decision of the executive committee for the Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival that we cancel this year's (2020) festival due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 virus. The executive committee has asked the board members from each of the three clubs involved (Harbortown, Superior Club 40, Superior Sunrise) to respond with an answer if we would be willing to support the festival in 2021 and beyond.
We as a board have elected to postpone this decision until later in the summer to hopefully gather more knowledge and information on if Harbortown is willing to support this festival moving forward. Below is a link to a short survey, if you could be so kind as to fill out to determine what is the willingness to support this going forward. Please add any comments, concerns or ideas you may have. Please complete this survey by the end of the week so we can discuss our options.  
Rotarians Responding to COVID-19

We know that disasters can devastate a community, leaving people in urgent need of medical care, housing, and other necessities. Unlike most natural disasters, the COVID-19 pandemic is having a global impact that affects all of us. Rotarians like you are people of action even in a time of crisis, and Rotary is uniquely prepared to help communities around the world. 

Clubs and districts can apply for Rotary disaster response grants to support COVID-19 relief efforts. These grants can be used to provide supplies and medical care and to support rebuilding efforts. 

The Rotary Foundation Trustees recently approved placing $1 million in our Disaster Response Fund to make these grants immediately available for applications related to COVID-19. To make sure these grants can remain available, we’re asking for personal contributions to the Disaster Response Fund. Your contribution will support grants that help Rotarians care for and protect people in their local communities and around the world. Make a gift to the Disaster Response Fund now.

Thank you for your dedication and service on behalf of Rotary.

Gary C.K. Huang
Chair, The Rotary Foundation 2019-20
May 2020 Rotarian Available Online Now
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Update: Annual Harbortown Raffle Drawing
The Harbortown Cash Raffle drawing has been rescheduled to take place on the evening of the President's Dinner.
The event is currently scheduled for Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at Ridgeview Country Club. Please stay tuned for additional details.
Important: In order to limit 1:1 contact, please continue to hold onto your ticket stubs and raffle money and they will be collected at a later date. Please do not stop by Greg's office to drop items off.
Feel free to contact Greg Goldman at if you have other questions.
Coffee Sales: Who Needs it Now More Than Ever?
During this time of confinement, I am sure that everyone is drinking more coffee than normal. 
Well the good news is we have LOTS of Rotary Blend coffee left to sell. 
Some more good news is that Jerry has most of it stored at London Road Rental Center, 1710 London Rd.  More good news yet, we are open. 
If you want coffee or need more coffee, you can get it anytime between 7:30-5 M-F and Saturday 7:30-12.  Just email Jerry ( or Jan ( so that we bill you for it.  
Harbortown News
For news, announcements, event promotion social media, media releases and more, please contact Charity Johnson ( or 218-788-7288). 
If you are hosting the program speaker, please copy Charity on the speaker's name, organization and email. If you are the chair of a Harbortown Committee, please update Charity on relevant information regarding grants and awards, meetings or news.   Charity will use this information to create more dynamic and engaging content to share with potential club members and on social media.
It is my goal to continue to share the good work that Harbortown Rotary is doing in our community, so your help and support is greatly appreciated!
Thank you!
Harbortown Rotary 2020
Russell Hampton
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