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We meet Mondays at 12:00 PM
Dino's Restaurant *except 5th Monday of the month - see below for more info!
2900 New Pinery Rd.
Portage, WI  53901-9225
United States
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Scholarship Raffle at Taste of Portage 2021
 
WE NEED YOU!!!
 
Please help at the Rotary Raffle Booth at the Taste of Portage
Friday, August 27 and Saturday, August 28. More details are on the online sign up.  
 
Portage Rotary Raffle is the club's largest fundraiser. Proceeds go directly to local projects, such as funding $10,000 each year to Portage High School Seniors for higher education. 
 
2020 Portage Rotary Annual Scholarship Raffle Winners: 
$1000 Lisa Holmes
 $500 Keith Weyh
$250 Nick Sween
 
 
 
THE PORTAGE ROTARY 2nd ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST
 
Presented by Dave and Judy Eulberg at their home on Monday, August 30.   
 
George and Polly Koepp will be our guest grillers, serving up burgers and brats.  
Please bring a guest and a side. For all of the details and to RSVP, please sign up here online. 
 
**Note: NO noon meeting on August 30**
It's Back...
SAVE THE DATE! 
 
Portage Rotary's Annual 
Draw Down Hoe Down 
 
Saturday, November 6
NorthShore Restaurant at Portage Golf Club 
 
Portage Rotary Club
Foreign Exchange Student UPDATE: 
 
We’re excited to announce that we’ll be hosting a Rotary Youth Exchange student for the school year 2022-23!  
 
We are looking for 2-3 host families.
 
Contact Josh Sween at sweenj@portage.k12.wi.us if you are interested in hosting a foreign exchange student.
 
Josh Sween is our Youth Exchange Officer
Trina McVicker is our Youth Exchange Counselor
Rich Jacobson is our Youth Protection Officer 
Congratulations!!
 The 2021 Portage Rotary Club Scholarship Recipients are: 
Morgan Femrite:  $7,000
Itzel Cayatano:  $2,000
Olivia Gramer:  $1,000
 
Please note: The names do not correspond with how the recipients are shown in the photo above. 
 
Since the 1960's, Portage Rotary Club has given away over $400,000 in scholarships.  We are pleased we can continue this long standing tradition, even through the current pandemic.   
 
Portage Rotary was able to offer a Virtual RYLA experience in May 2021, after having to cancel last year’s RYLA. 
 
WHAT IS VIRTUAL RYLA ALL ABOUT...
 
 Students received a “RYLAKit” with their event t-shirt and lots of goodies to guide them through the RYLA journey (and plenty of fun). They also got to spend some time with Kyle Willkom, a nationally recognized speaker and author who brought a powerful message of “Action Packed Leadership”.
 
 
The 2020 RYLA Selected Students: 
 
1. Jacob Zajicek
2. Ella Briggs 
3. Lauren Hein
4. Izabelle Krueger
5. Grayson Metzler 
6. Madeline Johnson
 
 
 
 
 
 
As of April 2021, Portage Rotary Club in person meetings have resumed. 
 
We still meet at Dino's in Portage, Monday at noon, come join us! 
 
Check out the speaker calendar to see what is planned. 
 
 
Annual Rotary Gavel Exchange
 
Our annual gavel exchange took place on Monday, July 12, 2021 at NorthShore Restaurant on Swan Lake.
Several Rotarians and their family members attended this special ceremony.  Thank you to Trina  for the eventful year and we look forward to a year under Robin's leadership.
 
 
Shown Trina McVicker passing gavel to Robin Kvalo. 
Upcoming Meeting Changes: 
 
Any months with 5 Mondays, we will hold an afternoon social instead of our normal 12:00pm Monday meeting.  Check back for more information on our next afternoon social!
 

 
 
 
                                                            
 
Thanks for visiting our site!
 
As of July 01, 2021 our President for the 2021-2022 year is Madam President Robin Kvalo. 
 
We meet every Monday at Dino's Restaurant in Portage at 12noon - 1:00pm. You are welcome to come to a meeting and check out our club. If you are interested in becoming a member, please fill out the application form.  On the bottom right hand side of this website, 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 "Robin Kvalo" on the top right hand side and send her a message. She will contact you soon and provide you with more information. 
 
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 
 
Thank you for taking a moment to visit our website! 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Treasurer
Secretary
Immediate Past President
Youth Exchange Officer
Youth Protection Officer
Youth Exchange Counselor
Sergeant-at-Arms
Social Media Chair
Website Manager