Playground Building
(No Morning Meeting)

Join us Wednesday afternoon from 4:00pm - 8:00pm for July's hands-on volunteer opportunity! Our club will be creating a playground area for the children and their families utilizing the new Bethany Crisis Shelter and services. Can't make it the whole time? Come for what you can! Don't have any "building" skills? No worries! There's plenty of work to go around for all.

Please contact Lisa Mitchell-Krocak <> if you will be able to attend!

Bethany Crisis Shelter
9239 Idaho St.
Duluth, MN 55808

Lutheran Social Services Bethany Crisis Shelter is a youth emergency shelter and a family resource center. The Youth Emergency Crisis Shelter offers short-term, emergency housing in a safe, residential setting and provides support for the physical and emotional needs of children and youth. The program emphasizes responsible behavior, healthy relationships and working to achieve goals. Bethany also houses the Family Resource Center that offers support resiliency, stability, and child well-being services in a community setting, designed to equip families to stay healthy, remain together when possible and prevent a crisis from occurring. Additionally, Bethany offers supported parenting and coaching, supported family time, therapeutic family and child services, crisis nursery services, and wrap-around services to those it serves. 

Learn more about the LSS Bethany Crisis Shelter HERE.

Photo Credit: Duluth News Tribune

Bike Fest Volunteering!
The Bike Duluth Festival is still in need of volunteers!
Please sign up and encourage friends and family to do the same. This great fundraising event will not happen without folks like you to make it happen.
Follow the link below to save your spot today while you still have your choice of spots! 
Questions? Contact Carl Maki (218.481.4200).

Take Action!
Harbortown committees are gearing up for action this year! Where do you want to participate? Our satisfaction with Harbortown Rotary is enhanced by building connections with one another and providing service through committee participation. Please respond to the short survey below so Harbortown can include you in the activities of each committee you select. 
Thank you!
Mary Durward

International Committee Meeting 7/15
Harbortown's International Committee invites you to attend their next meeting on Friday, July 15th at 4:00pm at Wild State Cider Wild State Cider (2515 W Superior St)! RSVP to Committee Chair Nathan Sager <>.

New Harbortown Meeting Location
Harbortown Rotary will officially be meeting in its new location in the Great Hall, 2nd Floor of the Kitchi Gammi Club on Wednesday mornings - 831 E. Superior Street, Duluth, MN 55802.
We also have a new Zoom link for the new Rotary year - Please make sure to update your calendars! 
Thank you everyone for providing your feedback on our meeting location. We hope everyone will enjoy our new Rotary home.
Duluth's Gitchi Gammi Club - Duluth Preservation Alliance
Speaking of Golf...

Speaking of Golf!

golf ball on green grass field during daytime
Save the date and get your team together for the 2022 Hermans/Holm Golf Fundraiser to be held on Monday, July 25th at Ridgeview Country Club.
Contact Scott Fisher with any questions. 

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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