Morning Meeting:
Barbara Huberty
St. Louis River Estuary Project
Join us Wednesday morning in the Great Hall - Kitchi Gammi Club (831 E. Superior St., Duluth, MN 55802) at 7:30am as we hear from Barb Huberty, St. Louis River Area of Concern Coordinator for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. 
Huberty has served in her position since January 2018, helping to ensure that all local, state, federal, and tribal partners are working together to achieve delisting.
Prior to arriving in Duluth, Huberty served as the Director of the Legislative Water Commission, helping its bipartisan members understand MN’s water issues. Before her state service, she was the Environmental Division Manager for the Rochester Public Works Department and the Environmental Analyst for Olmsted County, focusing on permit compliance for their storm water and solid waste programs, respectively. Before switching to environmental management, Barb spent seven school years teaching a variety of science subjects to students in grades 7 through 12 in three MN districts. She has also worked in the non-profit and private business sectors.
Huberty has a B.S. degrees in Biology and Secondary Science Education from the University of MN. During her free time, she likes to hike, paddle, camp, curl, and read.
Junior Rotarian Morning Meeting
We are going to hold another all-Jr. Rotarian breakfast with the committee on February 14 at 7:15 AM at the Kitchi Gammi Club.  
At this meeting, we will spend some time in small groups discussing your ideas and finalizing your $1,000 school project requests. We will also go over the meeting process and date selection for your May Morning Meeting Takeovers.
Counselors, it might be beneficial to schedule a WIN session this month for students to be able to discuss ideas.
Please RSVP to Charity Johnson ( if you are able to make the February 14th morning meeting. We will need to make sure we have plenty of food for all who attend!
Counselors, we would love to have you attend again as well!
When you arrive that morning at the Kitchi Gammi Club, please walk to the front desk and check the meeting location sign to find out what room we are in.
Thanks everyone!
Charity Johnson
Junior Rotarians - Hermans Scholarship
Robert Hermans Harbortown Rotary Scholarship
The Hermans Harbortown Rotary Scholarship awards $2,000 each year to area students who are candidates for admission to any fully accredited degree granting college or university.
Last year a total of six scholarships were awarded on the basis of character, demonstrated community involvement, leadership and academic ability. Financial need is not a requirement.
Students must submit the application form (find the application HERE!), two references, and a copy of their transcript through their first semester of their senior year. The transcript must include standardized test scores.
The deadline is March 1st!
 Materials should be sent to: Mr. Scott Fisher 202 W. Superior St., Ste. 810 Duluth, MN 55802
Or via email to: or
Web site:
Contact: Mr. Scott Fisher (218.727.6881) | Mr. Juhl Halvorson –(218.393.2980)
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Second Harvest Thank You
THANK YOU to everyone who came out last Wednesday night to Second Harvest Food Bank!
We had a great time packing hundreds of pounds of cereal that will be delivered through local schools to kids facing food insecurity. 
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Planned or on accident, we don't care! We love when our members are looking Northland sharp.
Thanks for being good sports and letting us snap a pic!
Welcome, Kailey!
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Harbortown is honored to welcome our newest member Kailey Plekkenpol!
Kailey is an HR Generalist at the Human Developnent Center, a community mental health center.
Kailey, we look forward to having you as member of our club!

Mano a Mano Bolivia - Cesarzama Medical Clinic

Hola Rotarians,

District 5580 Rotarians have a lot to proud of with the number people you have helped out in Bolivia with the thirteen clinics we have supported over the years! These clinics had over 64,000 patient visits last year. Thank you all for your support!

Harbortown is working on a grant request to assist Mano a Mano Bolivia build the Cesarzama medical clinic. This community is the farthest into the Amazon Jungle that we have ever ventured. Please let us know if you are interested in a future adventure into the Bolivia Amazon to visit the site, if we are successful in our grant fund raising and construction efforts. If you would like to participate and further assist these needy Bolivians with medical care, please let us know. 

Sincerely YIR

Karl D. Everett, P.E.
Harbortown Rotary Duluth


Rotary Magazine - February
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"The most virtuous war is the war against war." Paul Harris made that remark in a 1928 message to the Pacific Rotary Conference in Tokyo in which he warned of fear as the driving force that plunges nations into strife. Rotary's virtuous war against war — peacebuilding — is advancing with a new Rotary Peace Center for the Middle East and North Africa opening next year. In this issue of Rotary magazine, we look at how its graduates will become catalysts for peace.

Click here to read the February 2024 issue. The link will take you to your digital copy, which you can read using any common web browser.

February is Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention Month. Learn how you can get involved by recruiting candidates for Rotary Peace Fellowships at all of Rotary's peace centers. Our "Handbook" story lays out the application process.

Also this month, get to know Rotary President-elect Stephanie Urchick. One of her priorities? Healing a divided world through Positive Peace.

And in another of our feature stories, we take you to a unique vocational training program in California started by Rotary members to give classic cars a new life and young people a shot at a better future.

Rotarian Birthdays

Happy Birthday Rotarians!

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Happy birthday to our Harbortown Rotarians celebrating this February!
Jim Wheeler - March 9
Greg Goldman - March 11
Kevin Anderson - March 30
Have a birthday this month but don't see it here? Make sure to update your information in Club Runner so we can recognize you!

Happy Rotary Anniversary!
Happy Rotary March Anniversaries to our following members!
We so greatly appreciate your commitment to service.
Craig Carlson (40 Years)
Duane Holm (36 Years)
Kerry Leider (29 Years)
Jinell Abernethy (20 Years)
Jeremy Jeannette (19 Years)
Shawn Clairmont (8 Years)
Dan Holm (7 Years)
Brad Irwin (2 Years)
Lexi Lanigan (2 Years)
Lauren Farden (1 Year)
Sophie Hillmeyer (1 Year)

Share Your Rotary Pics!
Do you have Harbortown Rotary pictures to share!?
Use the Google Photos link below to share them with us, so we can spread the word about how awesome our members are and the impact we're making on our community!

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:
04.03 - Jim Boileau
04.10 - Gabe Walsh, CEO of Lake Superior Area Realtors Association 
04.17 - Jordon Eunison-Chisti
04.24 - Chester Bowl Hands-On

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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