Morning Meeting:
Deacon Colleen Bernu, Director of Evangelical Mission
and Synod Minister for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Join us this Wednesday, August 17th at 7:30am at the Kitchi Gammi Club, Great Hall - 2nd Floor, 831 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802! We will hear from Deacon Colleen Bernu, Director of Evangelical Mission and Synod Minister for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Deacon Bernu is on the staff of the Northeastern Minnesota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Colleen is a former teacher, part of the Fond Du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa community, and lives on the Fond Du Lac Indian Reservation with her family. Colleen is committed to using her training and experience to expand diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging through the formation of common memory in order for communal healing to begin. She will be speaking on "Community, Connection, and Place."  
Paul Damberg Recovery Fundraiser and Music Festival 
Damberg Recovery Music Fest
Paul Damberg Recovery Fundraiser and Music Festival 
Thursday, August 18th, 2022  -  5:00pm - 9:00pm 
Tickets: $10.00 - $60.00
Festival Grounds
Charitable fundraiser and music festival for our friend in need Paul Damberg featuring Amnicon Revival, The Repairman, Janie and The Spokes and Paul Metsa and special appearance from Jim Hall. 
2022 Lake Superior Dragon Boats Volunteer Opportunities 
There are a number of remaining open spots for volunteering at the 2022 Lake Superior Dragon Boats Festival still available! 
To sign-up, please email Bob McClellan at with the following information: 
  • Volunteer Name
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • Position, Day, Time Requested
Primary areas of need are:
1. Dock (assisting holding the boats, and helping paddlers in and out of the boats) and Team Marshalling/Paddles/Vests area (where teams line up, get life vests, paddles, and assemble prior to getting called out to the dock). The dock are is more physical but is an active fun area to be around. Vests and Paddle area is somewhat less strenuous but still fun being around the teams.  (Saturday time periods: 8:00am-1:00pm, 1:00pm-6:00pm; time frames are maximums.)
2. Driving the Senior Connections vans. There are 3 vans that help transport paddlers, spectators, handicap persons, people needing/wanting to ride from the parking area on the grass onto the island area. Vans are air conditioned. Shifts are likely shorter than stated; all 3 vans do not need to run the entire time. (Friday: 5:00pm-10:00pm, Saturday: 8:30am-3:00pm, 3:00pm-8:00pm.) 
3. Parking/Traffic Flow. Parking is free on the grassy hill region off the island. There are opportunities to direct traffic, direct pedestrians, allow a few people with passes into the vendor/mini golf region where there is extremely limited parking, and direct hotel/marina guests past this area. (Friday: 2:00pm-6:00pm, 6:00pm-10:00pm; Saturday: 7:00am-11:00am, 11:00am-3:00pm, 3:00pm-7:00pm.)
4. Set Up, Tear Down, and Everything in Between! There are many great beverages and food along with volunteer lunch and T-Shirts.
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Bike Fest Photo Drop
Thank you to all those who helped out and turned out for the 2022 KA Bike Fest! We have created a photography folder for all the pictures taken during the Bike Fest weekend. If you have anything you would like to share, please:
Please let Chloe Stand ( know if you have any issues.
THANK YOU for awesome weekend! 

No more RSVP
Hello Harbortown Rotarians - Due to club feedback and high meeting turnout, we will no longer be asking for RSVPs for morning meetings. Thank you for sticking it out with us as we navigated COVID, and we cannot wait to continue seeing you all at the Kitchi Gammi Club each Wednesday morning for a delicious breakfast and a wonderful program!
Dream Project Scholarships
Each year, Harbortown's International Club supports students from Bolivia in pursuit of furthering their educations through the Dream Project.
Meet this year's scholarship recipients! 
Zulema Orellana Laime - Medical Field 
Beatriz Orellana Merida - Medical Field
Jimena Zurita Vyrreira - Medical Field 
Samuel Soleto Aguilar - Mechanic
Silvia Mariel Valencia Falzo - Medical Field 

Rotary Youth Protection
Harbortown Rotary President Mary Durward presented on Youth Protection during a recent morning meeting. If you missed the morning meeting or would like a review of the information, please CLICK HERE.
For more information and questions:
Past District Governor Thomas Riley, District 5580 Youth Protection Officer  /  701.232.3113
Kay Biga, District Governor  /  218.390.6507
Upcoming Program Duties
If you have an upcoming program duty (please check the upcoming duty roster), please be sure to secure a speaker and provide notice to Chloe Strand ( as soon as that speaker is confirmed. If you are unable to confirm a speaker, please contact Rick Oase ( or Stephanie Judd ( for help, consider other program ideas like a Ted Talk, presenting yourself on a relevant topic or your business, or creating some excitement for a community organization you are passionate about. It is your program, so think about what is interesting and engaging to you and share it with others! 
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 Rick or Stephanie no later than 3 business days before the meeting (the Friday before the meeting your program is scheduled).
President Mary Durward is bringing her laptop to the Kitchi Gammi Club for weekly Harbortown meetings. Presenters may bring a USB drive with the PowerPoint presentation (or whatever is wanted to be shown on the projector while speaking). Please share this information with your program's presenter.
Thank you for your help and thank you to all who are working hard to find engaging content for our upcoming sessions!
Upcoming Program Duties:
11.06 - Rotary Hands On Project 
11.16 -  Rotary Foundation Day - Amber Sadowski
11.23 - Rob Haglin
11.30 - Tony Dierckins: Duluth's Grand Old Architecture - Mark Erickson
12.07 - Holiday Party (No Morning Meeting)
12.14 - Heather Salfer
12.28 - Jason Watt

Harbortown News
For news, announcements, event promotion, social media, media releases, and more, please contact Charity Johnson (  /  218-788-7288) and Chloe Strand (  /  218.340.2531).
For Scuttlebutt: If you are hosting the program speaker, please copy Chloe on the speaker's name, organization, and email. If you are the chair of a Harbortown Committee, please update Chloe on relevant information regarding grants and awards, meetings or news. Chloe and 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 2022
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