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This Week's Program: Artist Adam Swanson, Environmental Painter, Human Painter, Outer Space
Adam Swanson is a painter and muralist fascinated by the way science fiction posits a future for humanity that is transformed by major environmental changes and technological innovations. His invented landscapes ask viewers to consider unfamiliar places, such as the lines between true false, fiction and documentation, natural growth and urban development. He paints wild animals and scientific equipment to create poignant and sometimes humorous tensions between humans and the natural world.
 
Adam was recently commissioned by Life House to create a mural on their newly renovated facility. Adam will share more about that process tomorrow morning so don't miss it! Join us virtually via Zoom.
 
“My work addresses the future, fragility of the human presence, perseverance of nature and underlying threads of danger woven through societies. There is a deep relationship between art and science. The more we learn about our surroundings, where we came from and who we are, the more likely we will thrive in a universe of endless possibilities.”
 
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Meeting  Update from Max Holm
Hopefully this 60th Day of spring treats you well. As we lead into Memorial Day weekend hopefully we can begin to feel a little bit more normal. Hopefully we can have some good weather and everyone can get out and enjoy!
 
A look at the week ahead, This week we will hear From Karl Everett as he gives his update and presentation on the working of our International committee. Jeremy Jeanette has graciously agreed to Fellowship this week. We are in need of someone to take Invocation. Thank you to all who have volunteered these past weeks as we fill in for the Jr. Rotarians and those duties. Check your duty roster as we are going back to assigned duties for the remainder of the quarter starting June 3. 
 
Reminder Presidents Dinner and Raffle Drawing is still scheduled for June 17th at Ridgeview. Subject to change as well. Hopefully things will open up and we don't have to reschedule.   
 
Next week we have a potential volunteer opportunity with Ecolibrium and assembling masks, we will keep you posted as information becomes more clear.  
 
June 3rd is still up in the air on if we can get back to meeting in person, as each day goes by i get the feeling we may be meeting via ZOOM for awhile. I will keep you posted as the Governor advises on what we should and shouldn't do.
 
Make it a Great Week!
Email Max Holm at max.holm2525@gmail.com. 
President's Dinner
The annual President's Dinner is anticipated to take place on Wednesday, June 17 at Ridgeview Country Club.  There will be more information shared in the coming month.
 
We hope to also hold the annual Harbortown Cash Raffle during this event. Please continue to sell your tickets and hold onto money and stubs until the day of the event.
 
We will welcome Jeremy Jeanette as the new incoming leader of Harbortown Rotary!
 
Rotarians Responding to COVID-19

We know that disasters can devastate a community, leaving people in urgent need of medical care, housing, and other necessities. Unlike most natural disasters, the COVID-19 pandemic is having a global impact that affects all of us. Rotarians like you are people of action even in a time of crisis, and Rotary is uniquely prepared to help communities around the world. 

Clubs and districts can apply for Rotary disaster response grants to support COVID-19 relief efforts. These grants can be used to provide supplies and medical care and to support rebuilding efforts. 

The Rotary Foundation Trustees recently approved placing $1 million in our Disaster Response Fund to make these grants immediately available for applications related to COVID-19. To make sure these grants can remain available, we’re asking for personal contributions to the Disaster Response Fund. Your contribution will support grants that help Rotarians care for and protect people in their local communities and around the world. Make a gift to the Disaster Response Fund now.

Thank you for your dedication and service on behalf of Rotary.

Sincerely,
Gary C.K. Huang
Chair, The Rotary Foundation 2019-20
 
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Coffee Sales: Who Needs it Now More Than Ever?
During this time of confinement, I am sure that everyone is drinking more coffee than normal. 
 
Well the good news is we have LOTS of Rotary Blend coffee left to sell. 
 
Some more good news is that Jerry has most of it stored at London Road Rental Center, 1710 London Rd.  More good news yet, we are open. 
 
If you want coffee or need more coffee, you can get it anytime between 7:30-5 M-F and Saturday 7:30-12.  Just email Jerry (jerry@londonroadrental.com) or Jan (admin@harbortownrotary.org) so that we bill you for it.  
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:
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
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