Morning Meeting:
Robert Hermans Harbortown Rotary Scholarship Recipients
Join us Wednesday morning at 7:30am in the Great Hall - Kitchi Gammi Club (831 E. Superior St., Duluth, MN 55805) as we hear from the recipients of the Robert Hermans Harbortown Rotary Scholarships.
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. 
Clean Yer Creek! May 4th 

Chester Bowl is a partner for the 16th Annual Clean Yer Creek event - Saturday, May 4th! In addition to Chester Creek, volunteers will be cleaning up Amity, Merritt, Keene, and Miller creeks. You choose which creek you want to go to when you register.

We will comb these creeks for abandoned trash, illegal dumping, and debris. Early registered volunteers will receive an event t-shirt. All volunteers will be rewarded with a post clean-up party at Bent Paddle Brewing where we will enjoy a complimentary beer and lunch provided by Northern Waters Smokehaus.

Please join us for this fun spring day outside as we work together to improve our local Duluth watersheds.

Saturday, May 4 -

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM: Registration at Your Chosen Creek - t-shirt pick up, team assignments, coffee & snacks, announcements
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Creek Clean Ups
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM: After party at Bent Paddle Brewing - a complementary beer or beverage.


COGGS Trail Cleaning Event - May 8th

Speaking of Golf
"SPEAKING OF GOLF!" - Scott Fisher
Mark your calendars as the 2024 Duluth Harbortown Rotary Charitable Foundation's Golf Fundraiser to benefit the Robert Hermans Scholarship Fund and the Donald Holm Founders Fund is scheduled for JULY 8, 2024 at Ridgeview Country Club. 
Don't want to golf? Join us for dinner only, the Holm Family Putting Contest, and/or sponsor a hole.
Please check out our new registration site here:

Calling All Do-Gooders - Bike Duluth Festival

The Bike Duluth Festival is just around the corner on July 19-21We need your help!

The link to sign up for volunteer spots, for the Bike Duluth Festival, is live. 
If you go to the Bike Festival Home page you can also find it there.
Please follow the link and register for a spot. 
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Carl. 218.481.4200

Silent auction items!

If every Rotarian can find at least one auction item we would have a fantastic auction.
While we have several items already, we are in need of many more for a truly successful auction.  
Please let me know if you obtain any donations or have any questions.  
YIR, Bob MacLean (

Spring Quarter Programs
Harbortown Rotarians! Lauren is working on the Duty Roster for the coming quarter. If you know someone who would like to present to our club in the next quarter (April – June), please reach out to Lauren to get them on the schedule. Best way to reach her is at

Rotarian Birthdays

Happy birthday to our Harbortown Rotarians celebrating this July!

Mary Durward – July 8

Happy Rotary Anniversary!
Happy Rotary July Anniversaries to our following members!
We so greatly appreciate your commitment to service.
Rick Oase (39 Years)
Scott Soderberg (26 Years)
Christian Koelling (16 Years)
Jerry Kortesmaki (9 Years)
Andres Gonzalez (5 Years)

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 the upcoming program duty (check the duty roster here), please be sure to secure a speaker and provide notice to Casey Nies ( as soon as your speaker is confirmed. If you are unable to confirm a speaker, please contact Lauren Farden ( for help. If you have a different assigned program duty and cannot make it to the meeting, please find a replacement. 
Harbortown Rotary has a Windows 11 laptop. 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. 
Upcoming Program Duties:
07.17 - Brandon Torgerson, MN Teen Challenge
07.24 - Lindsey Whitlinger, Lester River Rendezvous
07.31 - Michaela Houg, Alzheimer's Foundation
08.07 - Lisa Mitchell-Krocak
08.14 - Service Project
08.21 - Tony Dierckins, Twin Ports Trains: The Historic Railroads of Duluth & Superior
08.28 - Potter Neustel
09.04 - Service Project
09.11 - District Governor, Kay Parries
Harbortown News
For news, announcements, event promotion, social media, media releases, and more, please contact Casey Nies ( | 701.351.7270)
For Scuttlebutt: If you are hosting the program speaker, please copy Casey on the speaker's name, organization, and email. If you are the chair of a Harbortown Committee, please update Casey on relevant information regarding grants and awards, meetings or news. Casey will use this information to create more dynamic and engaging content to share with potential club members and on social media! 
Do you have Harbortown Rotary pictures to share!? Share your photos HERE with Google Photos so we can spread the word about how awesome our members are and the impact we're making on our community!

Harbortown Rotary 2024
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