This Week's Program: 'Astro Bob' King: Urban Legends from Space, the Science and Pseudoscience of the Night Sky
Bob King works at the Duluth News Tribune in Duluth, Minn. as a photographer and photo editor. He is also an amateur astronomer and has been keen on the sky since age 11. His credentials include membership in the American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)
where he a regular contributor, International Meteorite Collectors Association and Arrowhead Astronomical Society. He also teaches community education astronomy classes at the local Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium at UMD.
Bill is the author of Night Sky with the Naked Eye – available on Barnes and Noble and Amazon.

Bob King has also written many astronomy articles for professional magazines such as Sky and Telescope.

Harbortown Pass the Basket for Servers
In appreciation of our Holiday Inn servers each week, we are passing the hat this Wednesday and doing a collection.  If you would please consider bringing some extra cash to the meeting, we'll do the collection and provide each of the servers with a Thank You card from Harbortown Rotarians.
Thank you in advance for your generosity to these hard working team members!
5580 One Rotary Summit
District 5580 One Rotary Summit
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Holiday Inn- Duluth, MN
Join us at our District's One Rotary Summit, emphasizing how we as Rotarians and Rotaractors are Connected by Our Rotary Stories.  This summit emphasizes the relationship among Membership, Public Image, and Humanitarian Service through The Rotary Foundation and it is a unique and effective way to help club members understand and become truly engaged in the opportunities offered by Rotary and Rotaract.
Already attended in previous years?  This year's summit includes new material and, as always, the opportunity to collaborate with clubs and leaders from around our District.  You won't want to miss this!  
We would love to see at least 3 members from each club participate, so gather some of your Rotary friends and we will see you in Duluth or via webinar (contact the Assistant Governor in your area for more information on remote sessions).    
Register today!  
This Week's Duties: 1-8-2020
Blair, Mehgan
Jinell Abernethy
Eddie Crawford
Mark Fredrickson
Chris Trapp
Rotary Bolivia Trip March 2021
Rotary Bolivia Trip March 12th - 24th+/-, 2021;  Safe travel is paramount. 
Enclosed is a flyer announcing the Bolivia Trip for this coming Fall, March 12th - 24th+/-, 2021, assuming Bolivian politics are stable for our visit.  Safe travel is paramount.  The approximate cost is $2,300 for travel expenses and we will limit the number of attendees to a dozen travelers.   The available slots will be assigned on a first come, first served basis with preference given to Rotarians.  There is a February 1st signup deadline and require anyone who wants to join the trip to provide me with a $250 check, made out to Mano a Mano Intl. for transportation costs associated with in - country travel, to reserve a spot. Many side trips are possible and will be determined by the groups preference.  I personally recommend visiting the Bolivia capital of La Paz, and would like to see the Inca sites near Lake Titicaca at the end of the trip. 
Karl D. Everett
International Chairman,
Harbortown Rotary Duluth
c/o Holiday Inn and Suites
207 W Superior St Suite 201, 
Duluth, MN 55802
Rotary Bolivia Trip 2021
Dates: March 12th - 24th+/-, 2021;
 (+/- depending on side trips)
Come join us on an adventure visiting our Rotary International Projects in Bolivia.  We are planning to travel to Bolivia to dedicate the Tocopilla Medical Clinic in the Amazon and visit water well and reservoir projects, medical clinics near Cochabamba Bolivia; and view future project opportunities with our Bolivian partners Mano a Mano International and Mano a Mano Bolivia.  We have had great success assisting the communities with medical care and water resource projects in the past with our Rotary funded projects and have received wonderful receptions from the Bolivian people.  Experience the people, culture, Amazon jungle, and the Cordillera Real Mountains with potential site trips including La Paz, Inca historic sites near Lake Titicaca, Machu Picchu, Uyuni salt flats, Toro Toro National Park, Cretaceous park in Sucre, Santa Cruz, and other historic, religious and cultural sites.  If you are interested or would like more information, please email your contact information and let me know if you would like to attend. 
Karl Everett, Harbortown Rotary, Duluth, MN
Weekly Attendance Report: 12-11-2019
50/50 Drawing23                  $788  
 Carlson, Carol Craig Carlson
 Cochran, Diane Mike Cochran
 Everett, KerryKarl Everett 
 Fisher, MargeScott Fisher 
 Fredrickson, DebMark Fredrickson
 Fries, CarolRick Cleath 
 Gritzmacher, KatDan Holm 
 Gupta, VinodClub 
 Hansen, ChristinaTony Hansen
 Holm, KellyMax Holm 
 Jacobs, KathyChip Jacobs 
 Johnson, LaurieSteve Johnson
 Kortezmaki, CathyJerry Kortesmaki
 Lindquist, RebeccaBob Lindquist
 MacLean, Anne Bob MacLean
 Maki, JulieCarl Maki 
 Neustel, KathleenPotter Neustel
 Reierson, ShirleyJim Gruba 
 Salfer, KeithHeather Salfer
 Tikkanen, MonicaClub 
 Trapp, JulieChris Trapp 
 Wegler, MichelleWegs Wegler
 Wheeler, AnneJim Wheeler 
MakeupsKarl Everett11/20/19Superior Rotary
 Karl Everett12/3/19Twin Ports Rotary
 Karl Everett12/5/19LSDBF Meeting
 Scott Soderberg12/4/19Club 25
 Jerry Kortesmaki12/4/19Club 25
Newest Members:Eddie Crawford, Jim Boileau, Andres Gonzalez
Member Resignations:   
Member Transfers:Michael Jenkins  
Career Trans Leave:   
Member Leaves:Kerry Leider  
Rule of 85:   
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
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Harbortown Rotary 2019
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