Morning Meeting: Brad Johnson 
Update on the RiverWest Development
Join us Wednesday morning at 7:30am in our new club location 
Kitchi Gammi Club, Great Hall - 2nd Floor, 831 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802!
 Brad Johnson will provide an update on the RiverWest development, located opposite the entrance to Spirit Mountain’s Grand Ave Chalet and on the St louis River - the epicenter for many of Duluth’s outdoor activities.
The location provides access to Spirit’s summer and winter activities, most of the Duluth’s trail system, all forms of biking, and soon to be completed kayak/paddle board access to the river.
The development will include retail, restaurants, Lodging, apartments, and now introducing
“RiverWest Vacation Homes” for year around living and rental.
The “Vacation Home” development will include 36 two and three story, 3 to 4 bedroom homes. Direct access to all the outdoor amenities, restaurants, and an adventure sports store.
Hermans Golf Outing Recap
It was a day of sunshine, fellowship and GOLF of course!
Thank you to the sponsors and participants of the annual Harbortown Charitable Foundation golf event at Ridgeview Country Club. 
A full recap of the event including contest winners will be included in next week's Scuttlebutt.
A HUGE thank you to golf committee for their organization of yet another successful event!
Photo Credit: CE Golf Design

Hermans Scholar Feature: Sophia Voller-Berdan
Meet 2022 Hermans Scholarship Award Winner Sophia Voller-Berdan!
College: Northeastern University in Boston, Mass.
Major: Health Sciences or Engineering
Dream Career: Physician's Assistant or Software/Architectural Engineer

I think that my best trait that will help me in college is my drive. Throughout high school I have balanced being president of National Art Honor Society, a soccer captain, a member of Teen Council, a hockey manager, and a lot more. My drive and organization has allowed me to take on a lot of activities while still thriving in school work. Having this trait will allow me to succeed equally as well in college.

Photo provided by Sophia Voller-Berdan

USA National Curling Team Rotarian
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A huge round of applause for Harbortown member Lexi Lanigan who was selected for the USA National Curling team!
Photo Credit: USA Curling.
Bethany Crisis Shelter
THANK YOU to all Rotarians who showed up and made a difference last week at the Bethany Crisis Shelter! You created a beautiful playground space that will be used by many kids in need.
Malyn from Lutheran Social Services reached out to Harbortown and wrote, "Thank you so much again for a successful construction project on Wednesday! It was great to meet everyone, and we very much appreciated your dedication and expertise in helping to get a playground ready for the children at Bethany."

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).

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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