Rotary Club of Portage, Wisconsin

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Portage

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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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Next Board Meeting: We will be having a noon board meeting on Wednesday, June 22, at The Ballroom. All are welcome. 
                    
Scholarship Raffle Tickets:  Waiting on the final list of pre-prizes. Hopefully, ticket distribution will occur at the June 20 meeting.  All members are required to sell $200 worth of tickets. 
 
Gavel Exchange: A social will be held on Saturday, August 6 starting at 4pm. This will be pot luck style, including a campfire and yard games.  All Rotarians and family are welcome. We will celebrate the new Rotary year, incoming and current officers, as well as our exchange student's arrival, provided Juan's travel from Chile is safe. 
 
 
Draw-Down Hoe Down: SAVE THE DATE!  Our annual Draw-Down Hoe Down will be held at The NorthShore at Portage Country Club on FRIDAY, NOV 4
 
 

 

 

The 2016 Rotary District 6250 RYLA Program was held on May 13 – 15, 2016

at Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center, Located in Wisconsin Dells, WI

 

This year we sent these 6 sophomore students!  

They presented their weekend experience to our Rotary Club on May 16. 

                                    
 

Established as a Rotary Structured Program in 1971, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is Rotary's leadership training program for young people.

The Rotary District 6250 RYLA program is a camp designed to build future leaders and Rotarians who exemplify the four way test.

  • Is it the Truth?
  • Is it fair to all concerned?
  • Will it build good will and better friendships?
  • Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

 

 

 

 
 

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!

 

 

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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