Morning Meeting:
Juhl Halvorson
Robert Hermans Harbortown Rotary Scholarship
Please join Harbortown Rotary at 7:30am in the Great Lakes Ballroom, Holiday Inn Downtown as we hear from Juhl Halvorson on the 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, (available in the guidance office or on the website) two references and a copy of their transcript through their first semester of their senior year. The transcript must include standardized test scores. 
Please Note!
Harbortown's June 1st meeting will be held at the Kitchi Gammi Club in the Great Hall
(831 E Superior Street - upper level). See you there!

Women of Rotary Bocce!

Come cheer on the 2022 Women of Rotary Crooked Pint Bocce Team at their first game this Thursday, May 26th - Court 1 at Skyline!

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Rotary Hands-On Opportunities
Harbortown has three upcoming volunteer opportunities. See below for details!
Michelina’s All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner (Grandma's Marathon) - Friday, June 17th 
Dinner is served from 11:00am - 9:00pm in the DECC's Lake Superior Ballroom.

The event appreciate the help received last year from Harbortown Rotarians and would love if Harbortown Rotary could earn even more this year. This is a great fundraiser while having a super fun time! For each hour worked, Grandma’s Marathon provides Harbortown with a $7.00 per hour per person honorarium. For those interested, please email Lisa Mitchell Krocak (
  • There will be two shifts; 1st Shift is: 9:00am - 3:30pm and 2nd Shift is: 3:00pm - 10:00pm.
  • 71 individuals are needed to serve all that come to enjoy Race Weekend. As many Rotarians are welcome as Harbortown Rotary can offer. 
  • If possible, the DECC is asking those individuals who sign up to attend a brief tutorial food service meeting on Thursday, June 16 at 5:30 pm. 
  • Each volunteer will have a packet with their name on containing their Volunteer Shirt, Fitsoks, and other volunteer goodies. Each volunteer will also receive a free meal and 2 beverage tickets to use on Saturday, June 18 at Bayfront Park.
  • Grandma's will pay for everyone’s parking on Thursday and Friday. Each volunteer will have their name on the free parking list provided to the parking lot attendants.
  • Following Race Weekend on Thursday, June 23, Grandma’s Marathon is hosting the Volunteer Appreciation Party at Wade Stadium. Each volunteer is invited for an evening of baseball, all you can eat baseball fare catered by Black Woods and much more as a small token of appreciation for your help.
Rained Out - SHT Clean-Up
Thank you to all of you who volunteered to clean up the Superior Hiking Trail! Unfortunately the clean-up crew was rained out, but they made the best of it and enjoyed an evening of fellowship.

Raffle Tickets Turn In
Only 3 weeks before the big Cash Raffle Extravaganza! There are still 185 raffle tickets that need to be collected. Please plan to turn in your sold tickets, or coordinate with you team captain if your having difficulty selling your tickets. If you are planning to buy your tickets, please turn them in ASAP. This will help the planning team can get an accurate assessment as to how many tickets are actually have left to sell in the final few weeks. 
An update on our Cash Raffle fundraiser as of last Wednesday:
  • 365 tickets have been turned in to date 
  • 109 Assigned but need to be turned in (let myself our your captain know if you need help)
  • 26 Tickets are not currently assigned
Please call (218.343.6499) or email ( Tony Hansen  if you would to coordinate ticket and cash return pick up.
All cash raffle tickets need to be turned in, regardless of whether they have been sold or not by June 21st . All tickets stubs need to be present for the June 22nd raffle.
Thank you everyone for the continued support!
Be a Host Family for an Exchange Student
Harbortown Rotary is in need of host families for a Rotary Exchange Student next year!
Interested in hosting or want to learn more?
Contact Chloe Strand ( or Mary Durward (

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 Rick Oase ( or Stephanie Judd ( as soon as that speaker is confirmed. If you are unable to confirm a speaker, 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).
The Holiday Inn has dedicated a laptop for weekly Harbortown use. All presenters need to bring is 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.
Because Harbortown is asked by the Holiday Inn for RSVPs each week, Rob will RSVP each weekly presenter to ensure the presenter gets breakfast. If the presenter is bringing a guest, please let Rob know so he can RSVP the guest, as well. Questions? Please contact Rob Haglin ( 
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:
06.15 - Mitchell Diers
06.17 - Hands-On Project - Grandma's Spaghetti Dinner
06.22 - President's Dinner & Cash Raffle
06.29 - Chris Trapp

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 Charity and Chloe on the speaker's name, organization, and email. If you are the chair of a Harbortown Committee, please update Charity and Chloe on relevant information regarding grants and awards, meetings or news. Charity and Chloe 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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