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This Week's Program: On-Site Tour at Great Lakes Academy of Fine Art with Owner and Artist Jeff Larson

Harbortown Rotary is coming back to in-person meeting opportunities starting this week with an in-person tour of the Great Lakes Academy of Fine Art led by local artist Jeffrey Larson.

A short meeting will take place before the tour and Zoom capabilities will still be available for those not attending in person.  Coffee and baked goods will be available at the meeting.

The address for the academy is: 810 W 3rd St, Duluth, MN 55806. Parking is available immediately adjacent to the building.

Jeff Larson is a nationally know artist, recognized particularly for his realist still life, figure and portrait paintings. Jeff's art has won and placed in multiple national and international competitions. 

 

Please use this new link that will work for all recurring meetings in 2021: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84714189189?pwd=WHJGUk55REZCbzZBdVRkcUN4SFlMQT09

 
Meeting ID: 847 1418 9189
Passcode: 119791
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In Person Meetings Start Next Week
Starting  next week on March 17th we will start back doing our in person meetings at Holiday Inn with the Zoom virtual option available for every meeting for the foreseeable future. 
 
You will need to RSVP for each meeting if you want to eat breakfast. 
 
The room will be set up to accommodate recommended social distance guidelines. 
 
Please watch your email for RSVP information from Rob Haglin.
Save the Date! Hermans Holm Golf Fundraiser July 19, 2021
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.
 
  
Photo Credit: Various Harbortown Rotarians
New Embroidery Options! Harbortown Logo Wear Available Now!
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.
 
 
 
March Edition of Rotary Magazine: Serve to Change Lives
This month Rotary magazine focuses on the shared vision of Rotary President-Elect Shekhar Mehta, Serve to Change Lives.
 
Hear about one Rotarian's story of service during COVID in Richmond, TX as a medical-surgical nurse, become a member of Rotary's group of geneaologists, and hear from someone who dreams big - our international Rotary President-Elect, Shekhar Mehta in a heart-felt interview.
 
Catherine Coleman Flowers writes a revealing book entitled: Waste: One Woman’s Fight Against America’s Dirty SecretThe month her book was released (November 2020), senior editor Geoffrey Johnson talked to Flowers about America’s dirty secret, bridging partisan divides, the ways those two topics intersect — and how Rotarians can be part of the solution.
 
All these stories and more online!
 
Upcoming Program Duties
During these challenging times during COVID, it has become an even greater challenge securing weekly program presenters. But this time also affords the opportunity of the ease of a Zoom presentation versus which can be a bonus for a busy presenter.
 
If you have an upcoming program duty (or if you are unsure, please check the upcoming duty roster) please be sure to secure a speaker and provide notice to Don O'Connor (Don@duluthbx.com) as soon as that speaker is confirmed. If you are unable to confirm a speaker who can present virtually, you could look at options for a Ted Talk, consider presenting yourself on a relevant topic or your business, or create some excitement for a community youth organization you are passionate about. It is your program, so think about what is interesting and engaging to you and share it with others!
 
Even during our virtual meetings, we want to present engaging content and make the meetings meaningful for those that are attending the weekly sessions. We've hosted several prospective members and we want to keep them coming back with great content.
 
If for some reason you are unable to switch duties with another member or you have simply exhausted all efforts to find a speaker, please notify Don no later than 3 business days before the meeting (the Friday before the meeting your program is scheduled) whenever possible.
 
Thank you for your help with this and thank you to all who are working hard to find engaging content for our upcoming sessions!
 
Upcoming Program Duties:
 
April 21: Service Project
April 28: Marshall Jr. Rotarians
May 5: Evening Fireside at Northland
May 12: Gary New Duluth Clean up (in place of morning meeting)
May 19: East or Harbor City Jr. Rotarians
May 26: Evening service project - Gary New Duluth Recreation
June 2: James Holton
June 9: Mark Erickson
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Leave of Absence Procedure
There have been a number of questions during this time regarding leave of absence and the procedure for submitting a leave.  If you would like to submit a leave of absence, please visit the Harbortown Rotary home page under the Home Page Download Files section or contact admin@harbortownrotary.com to obtain the LOA form.
 
Below are guidelines regarding the Leave Of Absence process:
  • Leaves are not granted automatically
  • A leave of absence is granted by a majority vote of the Board
  • A leave can be granted only to a member who has no outstanding debts to the club
  • Career transition leaves are handled differently so please contact the club president or Jan for further details
  • A leave is granted for a specific period of time not to exceed three months
  • A member is still responsible for rotary dues and fundraising but not meals during the leave
 
Harbortown News
For news, announcements, event promotion social media, media releases and more, please contact Charity Johnson (csjohnson@starbasemn.org or 218-788-7288). 
 
IMPORTANT UPDATE: 1.5.2021
 
Chloe Strand joined the Marketing/PR committee last fall and is taking on many duties related to Facebook posts, Member Spotlights and more. When communicating PR details, please copy both Charity (csjohnson@starbasemn.org) and Chloe (Chloe.Strand@hdchrc.org) on relevant information.
 
For Scuttlebutt: 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 and Chloe 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 our 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 2021
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