CORRECTION: This Week's Program: Brian Hanson, APEX

Brian Hanson became APEX’s President and CEO in June of 2012. During the 15 years prior to joining APEX, he was involved in business and community development in both the public and private sector, specializing in economic development finance, regional marketing, and executive-level prospect development. Brian has experience in comprehensive industry research, strategic planning, and financial modeling in support of business expansion activities. His work has contributed to several significant regional business expansions, retention and attraction projects in industries including mining, engineering, manufacturing, heavy aircraft maintenance, aviation and data centers.

Brian holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Minnesota Duluth. He is a certified Economic Development Finance Professional through the National Development Council and has served on several regional development partnerships and nonprofit boards including the Iron Range Economic Alliance, the Arrowhead Growth Alliance, the Northspan Group, Minnesota Marketing Partners, Jobs for Minnesotans and Junior Achievement of the Northland. Brian enjoys spending time with his two adult children, Alex and Samantha. Brian enjoys biking, live music, live sports – GO DOGS, cooking, gardening, golf, hunting and fishing.

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!
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.
This Week's Duties: 3-4-2020
Heather Salfer
Jeremy Fryberger
Carl Maki
Andres Gonzalez
Chip Jacobs
Weekly Attendance Report: 2-26-2020
50/50 Drawing14                $1154  
GuestsAdatte, ChrisScott Soderberg
 Gledhall, AdrienJerry Kortesmaki
 Moldowski, ErinJim Wheeler 
 Sirtad, RyanMehgan Blair
 Gruba, ThereseLisa Mitchell-Krosak
 Maierhoff, DanMike Orman 
Visiting RotariansNolle, DaveClub 25 
 Orman, MichaelClub 25 
 Barnes, JakeTwin Ports Rotaract
Junior RotariansHill, MeredithEast 
 Johnson, EmmaEast 
 Pearson, MakaylaDenfeld 
MakeupsMax Holm2/25/20Board Meeting
 Scott Soderberg2/25/20Board Meeting
 Karl Everett2/25/20Board Meeting
 Jeremy Jeannette2/25/20Board Meeting
 Mark Fredrickson2/25/20Board Meeting
 Jinell Abernethy2/25/20Board Meeting
 Rick Cleath2/25/20Board Meeting
 Christian Koelling2/25/20Board Meeting
 Tony Hansen2/25/20Board Meeting
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  
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.
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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