Bike Fest Trailer and FREE BINGO at Wildstate!
(No Morning Meeting)
Join us on Wednesday evening, August 10th for a night full of fun! (No morning meeting.)
We'll start the night at Kraus-Anderson for a Bike Fest Trailer Clean-up hands-on opportunity. We'll be organizing and cleaning up the equipment used for the Bike Fest weekend. Unable to volunteer for the Bike Fest weekend? This is a great opportunity to contribute to the event!
Kraus-Anderson Construction Company
3716 Oneota St, Duluth, MN 55807
5:00pm - 6:30pm
NEXT, we'll head over to Wild State Cider for FREE BINGO (7:00pm - 8:30pm)! Order delivery from any local restaurant for dinner while we sip local cider and play free BINGO for a chance to win prizes! 
Wild State Cider
2515 W Superior St, Duluth, MN 55806
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Can't make it to both events? No problem! Join us when you can for however long you can. We can't wait to see you for a night full of Rotary fun.
Now Open (Or Damn Close): Wild State Cider in Duluth
Dream Project Scholarships
Each year, Harbortown's International Club supports students from Bolivia in pursuit of furthering their educations through the Dream Project.
Meet this year's scholarship recipients! 
Zulema Orellana Laime - Medical Field 
Beatriz Orellana Merida - Medical Field
Jimena Zurita Vyrreira - Medical Field 
Samuel Soleto Aguilar - Mechanic
Silvia Mariel Valencia Falzo - Medical Field 

Mary's Corner

Rotary Magazine published a series of conversations with 37 leaders in a variety of fields over a period of 12 years. The full conversations were published in the magazine during that time and produced a summary of the conversations in December 2021. President Mary ends each of Harbortown's regular meetings with a quote from someone involved in those conversations.

The quote from October 26th meeting was about polio from Aiden O'Leary, Polio Eradication Director for the World Health Organization. This quote is particularly relevant because this year's Rotary theme is "Imagine Rotary."

"There's something about the whole idea of eradicating polio that grabs the imagination. Most people talk about making steps toward achievements, and it's almost always into the never never. Eradication is a zero sum game - anything short of zero is failure. You keep getting closer and closer, but ultimately the only number that actually matters is zero."

Malaria, Polio, And COVID-19: Lessons For Existing And Future Pandemics -  Health Policy Watch

Have a good week. Reach out to members that you haven't seen in a while. Let them know you miss them, and encourage them to join us at a morning meeting, service project, or social event!  Be kind to yourself and others.

Rotary Youth Protection
Harbortown Rotary President Mary Durward presented on Youth Protection during a recent morning meeting. If you missed the morning meeting or would like a review of the information, please CLICK HERE.
For more information and questions:
Past District Governor Thomas Riley, District 5580 Youth Protection Officer  /  701.232.3113
Kay Biga, District Governor  /  218.390.6507
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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