Morning Meeting:

Lisa Luokkala, Executive Director

Superior Hiking Trail Association

Join Harbortown Rotary at 7:30am in the Great Lakes Ballroom = Holiday Inn Downtown as we hear from Lisa Luokkala, Executive Director of the Superior Hiking Trail Association (SHTA). 

Ms. Luokkala joined SHTA in July 2020 after serving as Senior Parks Planner for the City of Duluth since 2015. She led planning of parks and trails and implementation of capital infrastructure projects throughout the 11,000 acre park and open space system in Duluth. 

Prior to working for Duluth, Lisa led a health policy coalition that focused on creating health equity in Duluth. She holds her Master’s in Advocacy and Political Leadership from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and her Bachelor’s in Travel and Tourism from Eastern Michigan University. Lisa has been a resident of Duluth for over 15 years and greatly enjoys the outdoor recreational opportunities the city has to offer. 


Save the Date
Save the date for Harbortown's next Fireside meeting on Wednesday, May 11th from 5:00pm to 8:30pm at Grandma's Saloon and Grill in Canal Park.
Join us for a buffet dinner and cash bar, and keep an eye out for the RSVP!

Cleanup Thank You
THANK YOU to everyone who came out to help cleanup Central Hillside!
Superior Rotary - Hands On and Give Back

Rotary Club of Superior :Craft Beer and Wine Event Online Auction

Rotary Club of Superior's 10th Annual Craft Beer and Wine Event is an online auction this year! Proceeds from the online auction benefit Northwood Tech Dreamkeepers Fund, Northwest Wisconsin Community Services Agency, Inc., and Rotary Club of Superior international projects.
April  27, 6PM-9PM, Barkers Island social and fundraiser with online weeklong Silent Auction on Bidding Owl:

Rotary Club of Superior: Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup

The Friends of the Lake Superior Reserve, in partnership with the City of Superior, is holding our second annual Spring Beach Cleanup at the Point. Wisconsin Point is a wonderful destination for relaxing, refreshing, and enjoying our natural world. Everyone is welcome to help us keep Wisconsin Point clean and enjoyable for all.

A tent will be set up at Lot #1 on Wisconsin Point. PLEASE register online. On cleanup day, April 30, please come to our tent at Lot #1 to check in and get supplies. Everything to cleanup will be provided to make it easy to participate. 

During our 2021 Spring Beach Cleanup we collected 528 pounds of various refuse. We look forward to your help in collecting all we can on April 30. Please send any questions to

Our Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup on Saturday April 30, 10AM-2PM at Wisconsin Point. Please register here:


Sayufaya Medical Clinic Complete!
The Sayufaya Medical Clinic, supported by Harbortown Rotary, is successfully complete! Thank you all for your incredible generosity to make this project move forward. Rotarians are invited to join us on our next trip to Bolivia to visit the Sarufaya Community high in the Andes Mountains! 
Muchas gracias! 
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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