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
United States
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If you are interested in becoming a member, please come to the upcoming Monday meeting at Noon held at Dino's Restaurant.  On the bottom right hand side, there is an "Application for Membership!" you may print at home, fill out, and bring to the meeting.  
If you are interested coming to our club as a speaker and presenting to our members, please click on Co-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. 

Rotary Updates:    
Youth Exchange: Our exchange student, Juan, will be going to Prom. If you would like to make a donation for his expenses, we will be passing around an envelope at the next few meetings - OR - You may send a check payable: Portage Rotary Club, PO BOX 818, Portage and make a memo of Prom. 
Rotary Youth Leadership Academy (RYLA): Our club will be sending 6 sophomore students from Portage High School to the weekend program held at Lake Lucerne Camp southeast of Wautoma, WI on May 19-21.  Student Sophomore Attendees: Hunter Warzecha, Gunnar Roberts, Teeia Miller, Connor Metzler, Alex Horn, and Kimberly Krueger will present their experience to us on the following Monday. 
2017 Scholarships:  The scholarship winners were announced at Portage High School on Monday, May 1, 2017.  Annually, there are 3 scholarships that our club gives away, totaling $10,000.  Look above for the current scholarship winners. 
Scholarship Raffle: This is our largest fundraiser, proceeds go directly to the $10,000 we give away in scholarships. All members are required to sell at least $200 worth of raffle tickets. We will be applying for the state raffle number in late April. Once we get the official raffle license number, we can print the tickets.  Pre-prizes will need to be collected within the next few months.  
PHS Interact: Our high-school based Rotary club, Interact, is selling Seroogy chocolate candy bars.  
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Club Executives & Directors
President Elect Nominee
membership Chair
Social Media Chair
Foundation Chair
Youth Exchange Officer
Youth Protection Officer
Youth Exchange Counselor