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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2016 Portage Rotary's 

Scholarship Winners!

  Rose Warren, Janis Nowak (Portage Rotary), Emily Scharenbroch, & Samantha Ford


For more than 100 years Rotary has united leaders:  leaders from all continents, cultures, and occupations. As Rotarians, we leaders exchange ideas. We bring our expertise and diverse perspectives to help solve some of the world’s toughest problems.

But we also take action locally. It is each Rotarian’s goal to bring lasting change to the community in which he/she lives. Throughout each year, our Portage Rotary club raises money to invest in our future leaders. 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 $400,000 of scholarships over the years.

The 2016 scholarships were awarded to three incredible and deserving students.  Four-year scholarships were awarded to Rose Warren, (daughter of Jackie and Doug Warren) and Emily Scharenbroch (daughter of Tim and Brenda Scharenbroch). A two-year scholarship was awarded to Samantha Ford (daughter or John and Lisa Ford).  Portage Rotary is proud to be investing in their futures!


District Conference
May 20-22, 2016
Union South, Madison, WI
This year there is no registration fee!  
Come down for a few hours, come for the day,
or make a weekend out of it!  

Advanced registration is required - Attendees must select the meals/programs they wish to attend.  For more information or to register, visit our district website: 

There are so many events planned, but here are some highlights that you can't miss!!  

2:30-4:30  Guided Bicycle
5:30-7:00   Rotary Tailgate
8:00-10:00  Dueling Pianos
10:00 -?  Late Night at the Red Zone
9:35 - 10:20   Improving Communities with High Impact Projects
10:35 - 11:20   Workshop 1 
11:35 - 12:15   Annual Meeting
1:40 - 1:50   Jump Around
3:45 - 4:30   Workshop 2 
5:15 - 6:15   Rotary Celebration
8:30 - 10:30   Neil Diamond Tribute Band
10:30 - 12:30   Late Night Madison
8:30 - 9:00   Reflection, Remembrance, Recognition
9:00 - 10:00   Great Rotarians with Great Ideas
10:00 - 10:30   Meet & Greet with Youth Exchange Students



Our Club raises funds for the Food Pantry

Ten members of our club donated their time today as the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train made their annual stop in Portage. Portage Rotary provided complimentary brats and hotdogs at the event.  Close to 400 sandwiches were served!  All donations from the food table were contributed to the local food pantry. Thank you Ron, Cory, Dave, George, Jenna, Judy, Rich, Janis, Jim and Ted for working the event!
Enhancing the food table, the Friends of the Portage Library provided holidays cookies.  Culvers had hot cocoa and coffee for the guests.  Plus, Pierce's and WalMart deserve a thank you for helping with the purchase of the meat and buns.
The weather was beautiful.  There were smiles and laughter everywhere.  It was a great day in Portage!


Congratulations Portage Rotary Club!! 

We received this years Community Service Award from the Portage Chamber of Commerce!
Thank you to all club members and significant others for making this happen.  
Throughout the year we donate many of our hours and money to make other's lives better. Some of the things we have done this year have been: taking a goods collection for River Haven Homeless Shelter, given money/food to the food banks, gave away brats and hot dogs at the Holiday Train, helped the efforts of making the splash pad a reality from a day dream, and raised a huge amount of money to keep up with giving away our $10,000 in local scholarships.   These are just a few things we have accomplished.  Please be proud of this award and be proud to be a Portage Rotarian. 


The Rotary Club of Portage was pleased to present its 2015 Quiet Hero Award to Dr.'s Doyle & Slavik, in recognition of their efforts in promoting Columbia County with the 'Free Clinic'.   Congratulations and thank you for your continued work to make our community a better place!


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