This Week's Program: Arik Forsman Duluth City Council Priorities
Arik Forsman has served as an At Large member of the Duluth City Council since August of 2018. He works in economic development at Minnesota Power and is passionate about growing Duluth and helping working families thrive. Arik is a graduate of the UMD Labovitz School, is a native of the Iron Range, and lives in the Kenwood neighborhood with his wife Jessica and two young children.
The mission of the Duluth City Council is to develop effective public policy rooted in citizen involvement that results in excellent municipal services and creates a thriving community prepared for the challenges of the future. The city council plays a pivotal role in passing legislation, approving city budgets, and serving as one of the most accessible levels of government for citizens to engage with.
A little-known fact shared by Arik: "There are 9 city councilors in Duluth. Five represent specific geographic districts and 4 are At-Large (city-wide). Any city councilor can bring forward a resolution (for an expression of opinion) or ordinance (local law) on any topic to a vote. As one councilor, I personally have no control over whether one of my colleagues brings forward something that I don't agree with or don't believe should be a city council priority, but once it's on our agenda, we are all obligated to discuss it."
CHUM's Annual Food Drive
Harbortown Rotary will be passing the hat at our club meetings on both Wed. Mar. 4 and Mar. 11th for cash contributions to Chum's food drive.  If you recall from years past, for every $1 contributed, they are able to purchase $7 worth of food for needy Duluth area citizens.
Cash will be accepted, but if you'd like to donate by check, please make it payable directly to CHUM. Once we have information for online donation options, that will be provided to you as well.
Thanks in advance for your generosity!
This Week's Duties: 3-11-2020
Chloe Strand
Christian Koelling
Steve Johnson
Fred Rouse
Tony Hansen
Member Spotlight
David Kohlhaas
Weekly Attendance Report: 3-4-2020
50/50 Drawing13                $1231  
GuestsAngst, BillGreg Goldman
 Dahlberg, MaijaChris Dahlberg
 Gruba, ThereseLisa Mitchell-Krosak
Visiting RotariansNolle, DaveClub 25 
 Riley, LarrySorasota 
 Turpening, GarySkyline 
Junior RotariansHill, MeredithEast 
 Johnson, EmmaEast 
 Pearson, MakaylaDenfeld 
MakeupsFred Rouse1/14/20Cloquet
 Fred Rouse2/18/20Superior Beer & Wine Tasting
 Pat Finney3/4/20LSDBF Marketing
 Pat Finney3/5/20LSDBF Committees
Newest Members:Jim Boileau, Andres Gonzalez, Jordon Johnson
Member Resignations:   
Member Transfers:   
Career Trans Leave:   
Member Leaves:   
Rule of 85:   
March 2020 Issue of the  Rotarian
The March 2020 issue of the Rotarian is now available online. 
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District 5580 Conference 2020 - Brainerd, MN
We are pleased to announce that registration for the Rotary District 5580 Conference is OPEN!!
The 2020 District Conference committee is planning an exciting mix of education, service above self, and fun! Historic Madden's resort on beautiful Gull Lake in Brainerd, Minnesota will be our hosts for the conference and opportunities for fellowship and fun are being planned for the whole family with a variety of events including a golf tournament, "family fun night" with games and activities, glow golf opportunity, cigar rolling class, wine and whiskey tasting, guided painting event, and all the amenities the resort has to offer.
Reserve Lodging at Madden's Resort on Gull Lake.
Lodging reservations must be made by February 25, 2020.  Rotarians wishing to reserve lodging after that date will not be guaranteed a room or the special Rotary rate. Rooms must be pre-paid upon booking.
Annual Harbortown Raffle Drawing: 4-8-2020
Are you selling your Harbortown Raffle tickets?!
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.
Contact Greg Goldman at for additional tickets.  Turn in your cash at the morning meetings.
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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