Morning Meeting:
Tom Hanson
Revitalization Lincoln Park 

Join us this Wednesday morning at 7:30am in the Great Hall - Kitchi Gammi Club (831 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802) as we hear from Tom Hanson on Revitalizing Lincoln Park. 

Tom Hanson is owner of Duluth Grill, OMC Smokehouse, Corktown Deli & Brews, and Burger Paradox - all located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood west of downtown Duluth. Hanson was one of the driving forces behind the Lincoln Park Craft Business District, helping to convert a once looked over neighborhood into a local and tourist alike favorite stop in Duluth. Now, he is working towards revitalizing Lincoln Park ever further with a new vacation rental project. Hanson will discuss his revitalization projects and the impact they have made on the Lincoln Park neighborhood. 
Family Freedom Center Volunteering

Family Freedom Center Hands-On Opportunities

Empower | Family Freedom Center | Duluth
Harbortown Rotary has two upcoming opportunities to volunteer at the Family Freedom Center!
CHANGE OF DATE: Stuffing backpacks for kids on Friday, August 18th at 10:00am.
The second is painting the Center on Monday, August 21. 
Family Freedom Center
310 N 1st Ave W, Suite 108
Duluth, MN 55806
More details to come!

Rotary Magazine - August 2023
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Create the club you crave. And don't forget the fun. Two pieces of great advice brought to you by other Rotary clubs in this month's cover story, "Membership makeover." August is Rotary's Membership and New Club Development Month, so we are bringing you inspiring stories from around the Rotary world about our dynamic and diverse membership, along with tools like the Club Health Check.

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

For more inspiration, join the fun at a RYLA academy in Missouri through a photo essay narrated by one of the participants. About 100 high school students came together to discover hidden strengths, learn what it takes to be a leader, and — most of all — make friends. Then, learn how your club or district can plan a RYLA event.

And finally, in the Our Clubs section, we'll introduce you to the recipient of this year's $2 million Programs of Scale Award. United to End Cervical Cancer in Egypt, initiated by the Rotary Club of El Tahrir, aims to reduce the number of cases of the disease while raising awareness.

2023 Rotary Peach Sale
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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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