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Duluth Harbortown

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200 W 1st Street
Duluth, MN  55802
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Rotary Bolivia Trip 2018
 
Dates: Two Options:
March 9th - 18th, 2018  (+/- depending on side trips)
June 8th - 17th, 2018 (+/- depending on side trips)
 
Come join us on an adventure visiting our Rotary International Projects in Bolivia.  We are planning to travel to Bolivia and visit water reservoir projects, road construction projects, and medical clinics near Sucre and Cochabamba Bolivia; and view future project opportunities with our Bolivian partner Mano a Mano International.  We have had great success assisting the communities with medical care and water resources in the past with our Rotary projects and have received wonderful receptions from the Bolivian people.  Experience the people, culture and the Cordillera Real Mountains with potential site trips including Machu Picchu, Uyuni salt flats, Potosi Cerro Rico mine, Cretaceous park in Sucre, Santa Cruz and other historic, religious and cultural sites.  If you are interested or would like more information please contact. 
 
Karl Everett,
Harbortown Rotary, Duluth, MN
Telephone: 218-724-3134                                                                                          
e-mail: karle@q.com
 
HARBORTOWN PARTNERS WITH LIFE HOUSE TO FILL THE DUMPSTERS!
 
With acquisition of a new building to house the ‘Futures’ entrepreneurial program for teens at risk, Life House asked Harbortown Rotary to perform much of the initial inside demolition.  With lots of energy and enthusiasm from area high school and college students (Rotaractors!), the Rotarians performed major demo and cleanup in record time and filled not only 1, but 2 dumpsters!
 
Patricia Finney
 
 
 
  
Rotarians,
 
Would you be so kind as to mention/publish/buttonhole people for the upcoming One Rotary Summit coming to Duluth on September 30th?
It will be a great venue for ideas and conversation regarding the future in Rotary and your leadership advancement!
It will be an exciting gathering, an opportunity to see if you might just be interested in taking that next step towards a broader Rotary experience.
 
Please consider it yourselves and let your clubs know about it again.
Registration is online, cost to you is $0 and the morning will be time very well spent!
I'll be there and I hope to see you as well!
Thanks for considering!
 
-Scott
 
What:  Life House Cooper Building Fill the Dumpster ‘Party’
     Where: Cooper Building, 1st Ave W between Superior & 1st St
When:   Wed. Oct.4, 5-7pm           and            Sat. Oct 7, 9a-3p
Who:     Duluth Rotarians, friends and their family members
Hosted by:         Harbortown     Rotary     Club     of     Duluth
 
Life House is acquiring the Cooper Building, which will house their newly-established ‘Futures Program’ – an entrepreneurial business opportunity for area youth. The first phase of the move requires cleaning out the building and they need our help! No special skills required; the dumpster will be ready and waiting, so dress accordingly, bring some work gloves & safety glass if you have them and let’s make short work of it! 
Any questions, call Pat with Harbortown Rotary at 218-461-6827

Community Service Committee Meeting

Tues. Sept 19

Noon-1PM

Clyde Iron (upstairs restaurant)

 

This will be our first funding cycle for this new fiscal year; all committee

members encouraged to participate in selecting grant recipients!

 

 

Thank You!

 

Patricia Finney

See some of the Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival 2017 Photos on the links below. 
 
 
The Festival was a soggy day and I had a difficult time keeping my lens dry from rain drops or fogging up. 
 
Karl
 
 
Parade and Opening Ceremonies 2017 https://goo.gl/photos/GbRenQ8UB7hoAq7f7
 
A lot of people work behind the scenes, these are only a few of the Volunteer Photos https://goo.gl/photos/GYr38UjfHQWGDMym8
 
Dragon Boat People, Awards and Events https://goo.gl/photos/RQWQ17XyLsUuCgGs8
 
 
 
Sincerely,
 
Karl
Our District Governor Debra Warner visited our club last Wednesday - here are some shots of the gift exchange!
 
Club President Diers received a tree to plant, in support of RI President Ian Riseley's challenge for every Rotarian to plant a tree by Earth Day 2018!
 
Governor Warner received the paddle-prize from the Bemidji race!
 
 
 
 
 
 
A small and very dedicated team of members traveled to Camp Miller for our annual hands-on work day on Jun 3rd. Projects included:  scraping / sanding picnic tables, painting 10 of them, building and replacing wood benches in and around the closing campfire ring (including digging post holes!)  and stacking firewood in the campfire area.  Work began around 9 am, the Camp staff provided lunch, and the day wrapped up about 3PM.
 
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Bob MacLean, Mark Connolly, Linda Codotte, Jim Paine and Kent Oliver were present at a tree tribute in Superior thanking our hardworking Rotarians and to honor organizations that support the community during the Superior beautification project.
 
 
Harbortown Rotarians were in attendance at the Center for Changing Lives grand opening last week. We unveiled a portrait courtesy of Michelle Wegler, which serves as a tribute to the service of our friend and fellow Rotarian, the late John Moline.
 
 
 
Pat Finney brings us this great story . . . 
 
 
Luis Gamarra received his Bachelor of Music and Music Business Mgmt in Boston recently.
On hand for commencement exercises and many celebrations were some of his Harbortown Rotary
Family members.  While in Duluth, Luis performed the US National Anthem at a UMD vs. U of MN
Hockey game, and sang publicly with one of the Duluth East Choirs – as well as any other time he
was invited to do so! Luis has moved to the Miami area and plans to make vocal performance his
full time occupation. Harbortown Rotary wishes him all the best!
 
 
Paul Harris Fellows Josh Widdes, Mark Erickson, Brad Jenson, and Greg Wegler are recognized for their generous contributions to the Rotary Foundation!  
 
 
 
 
 
Speakers
Mike Rosenzwieg
Oct 18, 2017
Duluth Huskies
 
 
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Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival
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