Rotary Club of Portage, Wisconsin

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We meet Mondays at 12:00 PM
Dino's Restaurant
2900 New Pinery Rd.
Portage, WI  53901-9225
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Portage Rotary Club will announce hourly prize winners at the Taste of Portage.   It will also be posted here on our website.  Check back for the detailed listing.   Thank you. 
Hourly Prizes for Friday, August 25: 
5 pm 
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Hourly Prizes for Saturday, August 26:
10 am
11 am
12 noon
1 pm 
2 pm
3 pm
4 pm
Cash Prizes announced at 4pm on Saturday, August 26: 
Grand Prize: $1,000 
2nd Place: $500 
3rd Place: $250 
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Scholarship Raffle: This is our largest fundraiser, proceeds go directly to the $10,000 we give away in scholarships. Tickets have been printed and distributed to members. Please have the ticket stubs and money turned in by the Taste of Portage, so the ticket holders get the most chances to win the pre-prizes. 
Taste of Portage: Annual Taste of Portage will be held Friday, Aug. 25 and Saturday, Aug. 26. We will again have a concession booth and a raffle ticket selling booth.  Please mark your calendar and plan to bring your family to help at this event. We need all hands on deck. This is a great way to have our club be present in the community, gain club membership, generate proceeds to give back to the community, and have fun. The final event at the Taste is our grand prize drawing, which will be held at 4:00 pm on Saturday.
Fall Fundraiser - Draw Down Hoe Down: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4 Our second largest fundraiser for the club is the Draw Down Hoe Down. This will be held at North Shore Restaurant at Portage Golf Club.  This is a backwards raffle.  Tickets (includes the ball number, dinner and drinks) are $100 and for each number.  100 tickets are sold, 100 balls are put into the raffle drum, one by one they are pulled out.  Every 10th ball drawn wins $100 back. The last few balls left in the drum can decide if they want to split the cash money grand prize. 
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As of July 1, 2017 our President of the 2017-2018 year is Cory Otto. We meet every Monday at Dino's Restaurant in Portage at 12noon - 1:00pm. You are welcome to come to a meeting and check our club out. If you are interested in becoming a member, please fill out the application form.  On the bottom right hand side, there is an "Application for Membership!" you may print at home, fill out, and bring to the meeting, or a current member can obtain this form for you, too. 
If you are interested coming to our club as a speaker and presenting to our members, please click on Past President Janis Nowak on the top right hand side and send her a message. She will contact you soon and schedule a Monday for you to come and present. 
If you are looking for our mailing address to inform our club of your upcoming event, or to send a donation, please write the check out to: Portage Rotary Club and send it to the following address: Portage Rotary Club, PO BOX 818, Portage WI 53901 
Again, Thank you for taking a moment to visit our website. 

2017 Portage Rotary's

Scholarship Winners!

Throughout the year, our Portage Rotary club raises money to invest in our future leaders. Our largest fundraiser for this is through our annual raffle ticket sales.  Each spring, the Rotary Club of Portage, provides $10,000 in scholarships to be awarded to three Portage High School seniors. It is estimated that the Portage Club has awarded close to $500,000 of scholarships over the years. The 2017 scholarships were awarded to three incredible and deserving students.  Portage Rotary is proud to be investing in their futures!

The $7,000 scholarship was awarded to Brielle Shortreed. 

The $2,000 scholarship was divided into two and $1,000 was awarded to each sibling, Emily Brost and Jacob Brost. 

The $1,000 scholarship was awarded to Samantha Smith.

Our Annual Rotary Scholarship Raffle Ticket Sales will be held this summer. Winners will be announced at the Taste of Portage at 4:00pm on Saturday, August 26, 2017. 

Club Executives & Directors
Youth Exchange Officer
Youth Protection Officer
Youth Exchange Counselor
Past President
Past President