New Hope for Families Hands-On Volunteering
(No Morning Meeting)
Join us this Wednesday, September 14th for Harbortown's next hands-on project at New Hope for Families! We will be participating in three different opportunities! New Hope provides much needed, critical emergency foster care for infants and children in the Northland.
New Hope for Families
1028 E 8th St.
Duluth, MN 55805
Each volunteer opportunity will meet at New Hope - 7:30am, Wednesday 9/14.
New Hope is requesting at least 4 volunteers for each project; let's make short work of it, and sign up more for each! 
1)  Transition the Kid's Closet from summer to winter clothes.
2)  Assist in cleaning the multi-purpose area.
3)  Assist in setting up for their gala fundraiser.
If you can join in, please contact Lisa Mitchell-Krocak, Community Service Chair know ( or by text at 218.390.6638).
New Hope for Families - Love Gala
Love Gala
Please join us for the New Hope for Families 2022 Love Gala!
Cost: $75.00/person 
Dinner, Silent & Live Auctions, Cash Bar
Northland Strong: Brok Hansmeyer (WDIO)
Check out WDIO's Northland Strong story on Broc Hansmeyer at the Bike Duluth Festival this year. 
"[T]he inclusion of adaptive biking in a major festival is a clear sign of the progress being made."
Brandon Weatherz,  WDIO
Published: August 18, 2022 - 6:13 PM

Volunteer at the Northshore Inline Marathon
The Northshore Inline Marathon is looking for volunteers across all aspects of the event weekend! Spots are available at the finish line, Friday registration at the DECC, course marshals, water stations, and more! Sign up to VOLUNTEER HERE!

Join Minnesota's Favorite Fall Racing Event

September 16th - 18th 2022
Duluth, Minnesota

Rotary Magazine - Sept. 2022
Looking for new Rotary articles to read? Access the September 2022 edition of Rotary Magazine online HERE!

Bob Sherman Donation Support
For those looking for more information on how to support Bob Sherman's work and efforts in Ukraine, please visit the Linda J. Sherman Foundation website.

The Brain Game Book Order
The Brain Game Books are in! Please pick up your books at the next meeting. Books are $10.00 each. There are a few extra available. Questions? Please contact Bob MacLean <>

Rotary Foundation
Please help us recognize Charity Johnson, Patrick Everett (son of Karl Everett), Carsten Koelling and Reed Koelling (sons of Christian Koelling), Eve Fisher Otten (granddaughter of Scott Fisher),  and Anna Cochran, Noah Cochran, Molly Cochran, and Emily Ann Craig (grandchildren of Mike Cochran) as our newest Paul Harris Fellows for their contributions to the Rotary Foundation! Thank you!
Additionally, please help us give Amber Sadowski a big thank you for stepping in to the Rotary Foundation Chair role for Harbortown! We will be hearing more about the Rotary Foundation, how we have used funds to assist in our international and community service projects, and how to contribute as we move closer to Foundation month in November. 

Mary's Corner

Rotary Magazine published a series of conversations with 37 leaders in a variety of fields over a period of 12 years. The full conversations were published in the magazine during that time and produced a summary of the conversations in December 2021. President Mary ends each of Harbortown's regular meetings with a quote from someone involved in those conversations.

The quote from October 26th meeting was about polio from Aiden O'Leary, Polio Eradication Director for the World Health Organization. This quote is particularly relevant because this year's Rotary theme is "Imagine Rotary."

"There's something about the whole idea of eradicating polio that grabs the imagination. Most people talk about making steps toward achievements, and it's almost always into the never never. Eradication is a zero sum game - anything short of zero is failure. You keep getting closer and closer, but ultimately the only number that actually matters is zero."

Malaria, Polio, And COVID-19: Lessons For Existing And Future Pandemics -  Health Policy Watch

Have a good week. Reach out to members that you haven't seen in a while. Let them know you miss them, and encourage them to join us at a morning meeting, service project, or social event!  Be kind to yourself and others.

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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