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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Holiday Train 2017
No regular Rotary meeting on Monday Dec.4 - come to the train depot instead of Dino's. 
Our club and Interact will be helping provide hot cocoa and cookies, free for all attendees. We will be out of the weather, inside the CP garage (on the east end of the train station) but please, dress warm, it is not a heated garage.  
Our Portage Rotary Club Portage Rotary Club received a matching grant from our District 6250 to help bring $5,000 more dollars to the Weekend Snack Packs program which provides snacking foods for the weekend to students living with food insecurity.  Since our interest in helping this local cause, many others have also stepped forward to aid in this project.  
If you are interested in helping pack these snacks... it is scheduled every Thursday evening starting at 5:30 at the Odd Fellows Lodge located at 306 E Carroll Street in Portage.  We encourage at least one Rotarian to be present each week.  
* Please note- with the holidays and special breaks from school coming up, please see the "Portage WI Weekend Packs" posts on facebook to see when the schedule changes happen.
Rotary Updates: 
Winter Community Project - Holiday Train: The Canadian Pacific Railway brings the Holiday Train through Portage again this year.  Meet at the train depot on Monday, December 4, 2017 for hot cocoa and cookies starting at noon. There will be music on the train when it comes through at 1:15pm.   There will be no regular Rotary meeting at Dino's on this Monday. We will all meet at the train depot (inside the CP garage, on the east of the station,  to stay out of the weather).  
Fall Fundraiser - Draw Down Hoe Down:  Our second largest fundraiser for the club is the Draw Down Hoe Down. This was held on Friday, November 3. 
Scholarship Raffle: Thank you to all Rotarians for selling all the tickets this year! Thank you to all the local businesses that donated prized for the hourly drawings. Special thanks to Crawford Oil & Propane for allowing us to sell tickets at their annual customer appreciation and to the Portage Chamber of Commerce for holding the annual Taste of Portage, another location we sold MANY tickets at and held the drawings.    
As many of you know, this our club's largest fundraiser. Proceeds go directly to the $10,000 we give away in scholarships.    
 ** For next year's raffle ticket selling, we plan to print tickets early in spring and will have tickets available all summer long to purchase. Look for the updated changes in spring of 2018 ** 
Taste of Portage: Annual Taste of Portage was held Friday, Aug. 25 and Saturday, Aug. 26. Thank you to our all star cook, Jeff Jelinek, who prepared and served for the Brisket Mac & Cheese and Italian Sausage Bombers. It was a great way to have our club be present in the community, have fun, and generate proceeds to give back to the community. We also sold slushies and raffle tickets from our booth. The final event at the Taste is was our grand prize drawing, which was held at 4:00 pm on Saturday. 
Thanks for visiting our site!
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. 
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