Morning Meeting:
Jayson Hron, Director of Communication and Marketing
Duluth Seaway Port Authority

Join us this Wednesday morning at 7:30am in the Great Hall at the Kitchi Gammi Club (831 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802) as we hear from Jayson Hron, Director of Communication and Marketing for the Duluth Seaway Port Authority. 

Jayson Hron joined the Duluth Seaway Port Authority in 2019 as its Director of Communication and Marketing. He oversees all Port Authority media properties and provides strategic leadership and execution for communication, marketing and advertising initiatives. Hron also leads community outreach and special event planning.

Jayson participates on several boards, including the Lake Superior Marine Museum Association, Duluth-Superior Maritime Club, St. Louis River Quest, Society for International Hockey Research and the Twin Ports Ministry to Seafarers. He also serves on the Public Relations and Communications Committees for the American Association of Port Authorities and the Chamber of Marine Commerce.

Outside of his work with the Port Authority, Hron is a varsity girls lacrosse coach, a baseball coach and an avid hockey and tennis player. He earned a master’s degree from St. Cloud State University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth, where he also played baseball for the Bulldogs.

Save the Dates! 2023 Harbortown Summer Fundraisers
Ridgeview Country Club in Duluth, Minnesota, USA | GolfPass
The 2023 Harbortown Rotary Charitable Foundation Golf Fundraiser will be held on 
Monday, July 24, 2023 at Ridgeview Country Club.
This fundraiser to benefits the Robert Hermans Scholarship Fund and the Donald Holm Founders Fund.
COME JOIN US as we raise funds that make impacts on the lives of local youth!
Complete the form, and then send/email it to Greg Goldman, Juhl Halverson, or Scott Fisher. 

2023 Rotary Peach Sale
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Hermans Scholar Spotlight: Natalie Kaiser
Hermans Scholar Spotlight! Meet Natalie Kaiser.
Next Steps: University of St. Thomas
Major or Area of Study: Strategic Communications: Advertising and Public Relations
Dream Career and Why: My dream career is to be a public relations or social media manager for a company that I’m passionate about. PR and advertising allow creativity as well as problem solving. In a communications career, it’s important to recognize who your audience is and what the best ways to appeal to them is, which would challenge me. If I worked for a company that I was really interested in, it would make my job even better because my whole heart would be in it.
The song that sums up your high school experience: Idle Town - Conan Gray
Natalie experienced some amazing transformations in who she is as a person and attributed much of that change to a special teacher at William Kelley:
“My 6th grade teacher, Mr. Rick Frericks had the most impact on me in school. He encouraged individuality in all of his students and inspired me to be myself. He once said this to my class: “I won’t treat you all equally because you’re not equal.” He told us he would treat us all differently and teach us all differently because we weren’t all the same. My class was the closest it’s ever been in that year. He brought us all together while also recognizing our differences. He gave us the tools we needed to go into high school and not get caught up in cliques and popularity contests. He saw every single person in my class individually. If I hadn’t been in his class, it would’ve been far more difficult for me to break out of my shell. I still think of his class now, six years later. As long as I’m happy with who I am and how I treat others, that’s enough.”

Rotary Magazine - July 2023
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Gordon McInally began his Rotary journey at age 26, invited to join his local club by a farmer friend in their small village in Scotland. The journey would take him around the world to serve in places like Rwanda and South Africa and to a realization that Rotary is "a great vehicle for being able to care for and help others." In this issue of Rotary magazine, join us as we get to know Rotary's new president and his mission to Create Hope in the World.

Click here to read the July 2023 issue. The link will take you to your digital copy, which you can read using any common web browser.

In this special issue, we'll introduce you to all of Rotary's 2023-24 leadership, including the Board of Directors, the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation, and the district governors. Learn about their professional backgrounds and hear some of their incredible Rotary stories.

In the Our Clubs section, we've got tips on how your club or district can apply for global grants to support international activities in Rotary's areas of focus. Looking for other ways to get involved? Find out how Rotarians and Rotaractors can apply to serve on committees in the 2024-25 Rotary year.

Parking at the Kitchi Gammi Club
The Kitchi Gammi Club would like all our Harbortown Rotary members who attend Wednesday morning meetings to know that the top row of parking spots in the Kitchi Gammi parking lot (marked in red on the map) is now leased to St. Luke's. Those spaces are for St. Luke’s employees only and are not available for us to park in during morning meetings. St. Luke’s will be towing those spots if the cars parked there do not have the appropriate parking sticker. 

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).
Harbortown Rotary has a Windows 11 laptop at 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:
10.18 - Junior Rotarian Welcome Breakfast
10.25 - Evening Gathering for All Twin Ports Rotary Clubs (No Morning Meeting) - Program: Rotary Foundation
11.01 - Foundation Day
11.08 - Service Project
11.15 - Chip Jacobs
11.22 - Chris Dahlberg
11.29 - Jerry Kortesmaki
12.06 - Mary Jo Kroska
12.13 - Service Project 
12.20 - Bob Lindquist
12.27 - Karl Everett

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 2023
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