Morning Meeting:
The Great Bolivia Adventure and Bolivia Project Update
Karl Everett, Harbortown Rotarian, International Committee Member
Join us for a morning of fellowship and education this Wednesday, December 28th at 7:30am in the Kitchi Gammi Club's Great Hall, 2nd Floor, 831 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802. We will hear from Harbortown Rotarian Karl Everett on Harbortown's Great Bolivia Adventure and Bolivia Project Update. 
Karl has travelled to Bolivia four times! He will present The Great Bolivia Adventure and provide a Bolivia project update. Harbortown plans to travel to Bolivia with Mano a Mano International (MMI) on April 13 – 23+/-, 2023. The trip is a unique opportunity to travel with Harbortown Rotary and MMI to visit projects located high in the Andes mountains (up to 14,000 ft.) to low in the Amazon jungle to experience the people, culture, and sights of Bolivia. Travelers will visit recently constructed medical clinics constructed by Mano a Mano Bolivia, including Tocopilla and San Rafeal (in the Amazon), Sarufaya (in the Andes), and Luguna Sulti water well projects and attend the dedication of the Viente de Septiembre medical clinic located near Cochabamba. Optional side trips are planned to visit Uyuni salt flats and stay in a four-star hotel in Uyuni. Karl plans to present details on what he has experienced on previous trips. Please join us on our adventures!
Harbortown Investment Club Meeting
Harbortown's next Investment Club meeting is on Tuesday, January 10th, 2023. All members are welcome to come to the meeting.  (Time and location are still being determined.)
There are two times a year the committee can take on new members - January and July.  New members will need to buy in at the market rate; Tony Hansen can provide that amount if you are interested. Each year there are dues: 1/2 share - $25.00/month or a full share - $50.00/month to be paid at the beginning of each new year in full. The goal of this group is fellowship, education, and hopefully making some money.
If  you are interested in joining the investment group, please reach out to Jinell Abernethy (  /  218.428.2800). 

Christmas Basket Pass the Hat
gift boxes
On December 28th, Harbortown Rotary will pass the hat for Christmas baskets for families in need. We encourage our members to be extra generous in providing the support they can to those in need. If you would like to Venmo instead, please contact President Mary. Thank you!

Harbortown Happy Hour 
THANK YOU to all the Rotarians who braved the weather and came out to Lake Superior Brewing last Wednesday for Harbortown Happy Hour!
We hope you enjoyed the fellowship and all got home safely. 

Holiday Party Wrap-Up
Thank you to all who attended Harbortown's Annual Holiday Party! It was a lovely evening full of fun and fantastic live music from Denfeld's Jazz Band. 
Congratulations to CHAD ROBERTS for winning best ugly sweater! Chad, we have a small gift for you at our December 28th meeting. 
If you attended but had not RSVPed for the party, please email Chloe Strand ( Additionally, please feel free to share any thoughts/suggestions you have. Thank you!

Rotary Super Bowl Board
Harbortown's Super Bowl Picks Football Board is out! 
If you are interested in purchasing a square or two, please let Kevin Anderson know (

ClubRunner Help and Updates
Need help making changes in ClubRunner? Please contact Harbortown Rotary President Mary (

Rotary Foundation

Thank you Harbortown for an incredible Rotary Foundation Day!

If you were not able to participate in Foundation Day, it's not too late to pledge! Please let Amber know your pledge amount, write your check to The Rotary Foundation, and give it to Amber. You may also contribute online! If you contribute online, make sure to list your Rotary ID number.

The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.


  Foundation Month | Rotary Club of North Canton

Rotary Events and Meetings Calendar
Mark your calendars for Harbortown's upcoming hands on projects, committee meetings, and gatherings!
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  • March
    • Tuesday 3/7 7:30am
      • Harbortown Rotary Board Meeting via Zoom.
    • Wednesday 3/8 7:30am
      • Community Service Committee meeting in the Kitchi Gammi Club, McGifferert Room.
    • Wednesday 3/8 3:00pm - 5:00pm
      • ​​​​​​​Rotary Hands-On event at the Humane Society of Douglas County (Superior Animal Shelter).
    • Wednesday 3/8 5:00pm 
      • Women of Rotary Dinner.  ​​​​​​​

    Rotary Goes to Bolivia - Oct. 2023
    Join Harbortown Rotary on a trip of a lifetime to Cochabamba, Bolivia! October 19-29, 2023. 
    The estimated total cost of the trip will be dependent on the side adventures the group chooses to take (between ~$1,600 to ~$2,400 total, plus travel expenses to Miami, Florida). Harbortown's International Committee has money set aside for those interested in the adventure: $500 to those who have taken a trip before and $750 travel voucher for first timers. 
    Please contact Karl Everett if you are interested in learning more or going on the trip! Karl Everett (218.491.3422  /
    Mano a Mano’s Center for Ecological Agriculture: Water, Food, Health and Education: A Journey to Learn: Mano a Mano and Harbortown Rotary invite you on a 10 day trip to Cochabamba, Bolivia! Through this unique experience, you will meet high Andean subsistence farm families and be immersed in their daily lives. Travelers will take part in Mano a Mano’s teaching of farming practices that protect the fragile natural environment and improve health and distribution of medical and school supplies. Throughout this journey, you will see projects that accomplished our original vision and so much more.
    What is Mano a Mano International? A grass-roots non-profit organization based in St. Paul, MN whose mission is to create partnerships that improve health and increase economic well-being.
    Who can go on this trip? Adults and children accompanied by a parent or guardian are welcome. 
    Where will we stay? Comfortable and clean hotels.
    Where will we go? Bolivia’s third largest city, Cochabamba, located in the Andes at 8,000 feet above sea level, and rural communities that tourists rarely visit.

    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:
    04.19 - Family Freedom Center
    04.26 - Evening Fireside
    05.03 - Marshall Junior Rotarians
    05.10 - Service Project
    05.17 - East Junior Rotarians
    05.24 - Denfeld Junior Rotarians
    05.31 - Kevin Anderson
    06.07 - Service Project: East All Night Grad Party Hands-On (No morning meeting)
    06.10 - Camp Miller Hands-On
    06.14 - Matt Cochran
    06.21 - President's Dinner (No morning meeting)
    06.28 - Lexi Lanigan

    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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