Morning Meeting:
Rotary District 5580 Governor Kay Biga
Join us this Wednesday, September 21st at 7:30am at the Kitchi Gammi Club, Great Hall - 2nd Floor, 831 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802! We will hear updates from Rotary District 5580 Governor Kay Biga. 
Kay Biga is a business attorney at the Spott Law Office in Duluth, Minnesota. Kay was an associate professor of Business Law and  Management at the University of Wisconsin-Superior for twenty  years. 

Kay is the president of the Pachel Foundation which supports charitable and arts organizations in Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin. 

Kay joined Rotary in 1996 and in 2008 she founded the Duluth Superior Eco Rotary. After serving as club president and assistant governor, Kay is the District Governor for 2022- 2023. She looks forward to visiting the 62 clubs and 3 Rotaract clubs during this year.

During the past two years Kay has headed up the Women in Rotary project in our district. The goal is to increase the percentage of women members. 

Community Services Committee Meeting
The Community Service Committee will be meeting tomorrow, Tuesday 9/27 at 7:45am via Zoom to review one urgent request for funding from New Hope for Families. Committee members and anyone else who is interested in serving - please join us tomorrow morning to review the request and take a vote on the project.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 878 4906 7747 Passcode: 144988

New Hope Thank You
Thank you to everyone who was able to donate their time and energy to last week's hands-on volunteer event with New Hope for Families!
Your efforts made a great impact on the agency, and we are grateful for your efforts!

HDC Annual Gala

Join us in supporting the Human Development Center's Child and Family Services Program!

Thursday, October 13th, 2022  5:30pm -  Greysolon Ballroom
Silent Auction, Interactive Games, Raffles, Hors D'oeuvres, and More!

All funds raised will go directly towards supporting mental health services for children in Duluth, Cloquet, and Two Harbors. HDC offers a wide array of children's services including therapy and skills groups in the office, in the community, and in the schools. 

Purchase tickets online at:


Northland Strong: Brok Hansmeyer (WDIO)
Check out WDIO's Northland Strong story on Broc Hansmeyer at the Bike Duluth Festival this year. 
"[T]he inclusion of adaptive biking in a major festival is a clear sign of the progress being made."
Brandon Weatherz,  WDIO
Published: August 18, 2022 - 6:13 PM

Rotary Magazine - Sept. 2022
Looking for new Rotary articles to read? Access the September 2022 edition of Rotary Magazine online HERE!

The Brain Game Book Order
The Brain Game Books are in! Please pick up your books at the next meeting. Books are $10.00 each. There are a few extra available. Questions? Please contact Bob MacLean <>

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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