This Week's Program: Loni and Horst Blumerich of Frosty  Ridge Alpaca Farm
Ilona Blumerich and her husband Horst are the owners of local hidden gem, Frosty Ridge Alpaca Farms in Hermantown. 
Ilona was born and raised in New Jersey, received a BA from George Washington University, was employed by the USPS and then retired in Oct. 2019.  Ilona and her husband Horst began their alpaca adventure about 15 years ago. They spent the first few years learning about alpacas and visiting alpaca farms and shows.  They took delivery of their first alpacas in 2006.  The farm is open to the public.  Barn tours are free, and they provide educational tours to groups.  They also have a well stocked farm store with alpaca products on premises. 
Their primary mission is to breed top quality alpacas whose genetics they can make available to other alpaca breeders. They support the Alpaca Owners Association in their effort to produce an exceptional herd of alpacas in North America.  The AOA's vision is to help foster a recognized and sustainable North American alpaca industry for alpaca owners, alpaca breeders, and those who design, produce, and sell alpaca related products.

"I actually had my first experience with Rotary in my hometown in New Jersey. I was awarded a college scholarship from our local rotary club for my freshman year of college. Rotary is an absolutely worthwhile and respected organization."
This Week's Duties: 2-19-2020
Charity Johnson
Scott Fisher
Brad Gustason
Greg Wegler
Charity Johnson
Weekly Attendance Report: 2-12-2020
50/50 Drawing13                $1030   
GuestsNies, CaseyKerry Leider  
Visiting RotariansNolle, Dave Club 25  
 Makynen, AlClub 25  
Junior RotariansCoffman, KennediDenfeld  
 Pearson, MakaylaDenfeld  
MakeupsPat Finney2/6/20Community Service w/meal
 Pat Finney2/13/20LSDBF Exec Comm
 Karl Everett2/11/20International Committee
 Mike Cochran2/11/20International Committee
 Matt Minea2/11/20International Committee
 Nathan Sager2/11/20International Committee
Newest Members:Eddie Crawford, Jim Boileau, Andres Gonzalez 
Member Resignations:    
Member Transfers:    
Career Trans Leave:    
Member Leaves:Kerry Leider  9/3/19-3/4/20   
Rule of 85:Bob Lindquist   
Annual Harbortown Raffle Drawing: 4-8-2020
Harbortown Raffle tickets will be available soon!
Each member will be responsible for selling at least three raffle tickets at $100 each.
$  10,000.00
 $  10,000.00
$    2,500.00
 $    2,500.00
$    1,000.00
 $    1,000.00
4th - 10th
$        500.00
 $    3,500.00
11th - 15th
$        200.00
 $    1,000.00
Tickets will be drawn at our evening meeting on Wednesday, April 8 at Grandma's Saloon and Deli in Canal Park.
SAVE THE DATE - Dragon Boat Festival, August 21 & 22, 2020!
SAVE THE DATE - Dragon Boat Festival, August 21 & 22, 2020!
This event is our major fundraiser and we need all Harbortown Rotarians to help out with getting teams, sponsors, and volunteers to help with setting up, managing, and tear down for this event.  Set a goal to help us make the 2020 Dragon Boat Festival successful. To volunteer to help out for the event or a committee spot please contact me!
Karl Everett
LSDBF 2020 Co-Chair
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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