Harbortown Rotary Presidents Dinner
No Morning Meeting
Join Harbortown Rotary this Wednesday night at Ridgeview Country Club at 5:00pm for the 2022-2023 Harbortown Rotary Presidents Dinner. We will enjoy celebrating a wonderful Rotary year! Dinner to be served at 6:00pm.
Ridgeview Country Club
700 Redwing Street
Duluth, MN 55803
Volunteers Needed for Chum's Rhubarb Festival
Chum is in great need of volunteers at the Rhubarb Festival this weekend - Saturday, June 24th!
All proceeds support Chum. Call Amber Sadowski (218-393-6952) or visit for sign up details.
Chum Rhubarb Festival, 2802 E 4th St, Duluth, MN 55812-1501, United States,  June 24 2023 |
Bike Duluth Festival Raffle Tickets

Save the Dates! 2023 Harbortown Summer Fundraisers
Ridgeview Country Club in Duluth, Minnesota, USA | GolfPass
The 2023 Harbortown Rotary Charitable Foundation Golf Fundraiser will be held on 
Monday, July 24, 2023 at Ridgeview Country Club.
This fundraiser to benefits the Robert Hermans Scholarship Fund and the Donald Holm Founders Fund.
COME JOIN US as we raise funds that make impacts on the lives of local youth!
Complete the form, and then send/email it to Greg Goldman, Juhl Halverson, or Scott Fisher. 

Parking at the Kitchi Gammi Club
The Kitchi Gammi Club would like all our Harbortown Rotary members who attend Wednesday morning meetings to know that the top row of parking spots in the Kitchi Gammi parking lot (marked in red on the map) is now leased to St. Luke's. Those spaces are for St. Luke’s employees only and are not available for us to park in during morning meetings. St. Luke’s will be towing those spots if the cars parked there do not have the appropriate parking sticker. 

Hermans Scholar Spotlight - Anne Foldesi
Hermans Scholar Spotlight! Meet Anna Foldesi from Duluth Denfeld.

College: University of Minnesota Duluth
Major or Area of Study: Business

Dream Career and Why: I would like to own my own business in the future because I want to
be able to use my creativity, expand on my ideas, and have independence in my work.
The Song That Sums Up My High School Career: “Livin’ On A Prayer”
Elementary School: St. James Catholic School
Great leaders learn from other great leaders. That is what Anna experienced growing up with
older siblings.
“My older brothers have influenced me the most because they are amazing examples of how
to be caring, kind, and respectful, and they taught me how to work hard for the things you want
in life. They pushed me to become a better version of myself through their example.”
“My curiosity will help me be successful in the next part of my journey because it will help me
to stay persistent, it will allow me to go in-depth into everything I will learn, and it will push me
to explore unexpected opportunities that without my desire to learn, I would have never found.”

Rotary Magazine - June 2023
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Paul Harris once described travel as "a good corrective for... mental near-sightedness." The same could be said of photography and its ability to transport us. In this year's Rotary magazine Photo Awards, we'll take you from Egypt to Idaho, from Nigeria to Taiwan. Along the way you'll see everything from an intimate moment as a medical team prepares for surgery to a sweeping nightscape illuminated by an aurora borealis.

Click here to read the June 2023 issue. The link will take you to your digital copy, which you can read using any common web browser.

In another of this month's features, we tell the story of polio's "hidden figures" — the Black doctors and scientists who at the height of segregation contributed to the development of a vaccine. And we'll introduce you to the Rotarians today who are working to ensure their story is not forgotten.

And finally, in the Our Clubs section, we'll introduce you to a Rotary club in Malaysia whose members have nurtured a remarkable culture of friendship and care for one another. Their bond was on full display as they rallied around a member who had a dream to climb the country's tallest mountain despite the challenges of living with kidney disease.

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).
Harbortown Rotary has a Windows 11 laptop at 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:
08.16 - Dave Kohlhaas
08.23 - Juhl Halvorson
08.30 - Scott Soderberg
09.06 - Scott Fisher
09.13 - Service Project
09.20 - Shawn Clairmont
09.27 - Evening Fireside (No Morning Meeting)

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 2023
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