Morning Meeting:
Denfeld High School - Junior Rotarian Take Over
Lindsay Kern - Duluth Airshow
Join us Wednesday morning at 7:30am in the Great Hall - Kitchi Gammi Club (831 E. Superior St., Duluth, MN 55805) for the Denfeld Junior Rotarians take over!
The Denfeld Junior Rotarians will host  Lindsay Kern. Kern will speak to the club about the Duluth Airshow - "Building a Large Scale Community Event."
Minnesota’s largest airshow returned to the Duluth International Airport on May 18-19, 2024! The 2024 Duluth Airshow featured the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, the U.S. Navy F-18 Rhino Demonstration, Randy Ball and his MiG-17, Skip Stewart in a Pitts biplane, the P-38 Lightning presented by the Bong Veterans Historical Center, Britt Lincoln, and many more! In addition to the performances in the sky, the Airshow featured the most expansive displays of military aircraft in the Midwest.
Ski Hut Adventure Center Grand Opening Invite


8550 Grand Ave | Duluth MN, 55808



Celebrate the Grand Opening of our new Adventure Center, May 24-26th, 2024!


The Adventure Center will serve as our Duluth ski and bike rental center, filled to the brim with the equipment to outfit YOUR next adventure – whether you’re hittin’ the trails or the slopes.
Friday, May 24
4:00pm  |  Ribbon Cutting with Chamber of Commerce
5:00pm – 7:00pm  |  Happy Hour & Social

Saturday, May 25
10:00am  |  Event Kickoff  
10:00am – 4:30pm  |  E-MTB Guided Demos & E-Bike Demos
11:00am – 12:30pm  |  Family Group Ride on the Munger 
2:00pm – 3:30pm  |  FTW Group Ride 
4:30 –  6:00pm  |  All-levels MTB Ride
6:00pm  |  Event close, “afterparty” at Ursa Minor 
ALL DAY – Kid’s Strider Area, Food and beverage, and Community “Vendor Village”

Sunday, May 26
10:00am  |  Event Kickoff 
10:00am – 2:00pm  |  E-Bike and E-MTB Demos & Kid’s Strider Area
10:30am – 12:00pm  |  Family Group Ride on the Munger
12:30pm – 2:00pm  |  All-Levels MTB Ride 
2:00pm  |  Event close – Thanks for celebrating with us! 
ALL DAY – Food & Beverage, Vendor Village 

Rotary Events and Meetings Calendar
Mark your calendars for Harbortown's upcoming hands on projects, committee meetings, and gatherings!
STARBASE Explorers Summer Camp 2024
  • Sessions begin June 18 and run through July 25 (5 total)
  • Volunteer opportunities include:
    • Classroom Assistants (8:15am - 1:30pm)
    • Lunch Buddies (11:10am - 11:45am)
    • GPS Group Leader (varies)
    • Rocket Launch (mornings, Day 4)
  • Easy Online Sign Up:
  • Contact: Charity Johnson |

    Rotary Magazine - May 2024
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    Beyond the fires and floods, the heat and failed crops, climate change exacts another, less visible toll — on our mental health. From the trauma of experiencing a catastrophic storm to anxiety over an uncertain future, the psychological impact is measurable. The good news is that taking collective action can ease eco-anxiety. In this issue of Rotary magazine, we examine the ways Rotary members and others are doing just that.

    Click here to read your digital copy of the May 2024 issue.

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the U.S., and we are devoting much of this issue to the topic. Read about Rotary clubs in Colorado that stepped up when a hospital system declared an emergency on youth mental health. Learn how young people, on social media and on campus, are offering one another peer-to-peer support. And join us as we try forest bathing to see for ourselves how the practice taps into the therapeutic power of nature.

    It's also Rotary Youth Service Month, and in our "Where are they now?" column, we introduce you to an immigration lawyer who says it was a Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camp that shaped her social conscience.


    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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