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Portage

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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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RFE - BRAZIL AND RUSSIA OPEN, CHILE JUST BACK

​​​​​​Spots for the 2020 District Friendship Exchanges to Russia and Brazil are open.  Friendship Exchanges are exchanges between groups of Rotarians for the purpose of creating connections and friendships.  The magic of Rotary happens when these friendships morph into relationships from which projects can be born!  Any Rotarian can participate in a Friendship Exchange.  Anyone with connections in certain parts of the world is encouraged to consider leading a Friendship Exchange. 

 
If you're interested - here's the link for more information:  https://rotary6250.org/stories/rfe-brazil-and-russia-open-chile-just-back/
 
 
 
 
Portage Rotary Club Foreign Exchange Student
 
We are having a girl! 
 
Her name is Seela Pirttiniemi from Helsinki, Finland. 
 
The first host family will be with our former Rotarian, Addie Tamboli and family. 
 
 
Rotarian Background Check: 
 
 
Please visit the website above to complete your Rotarian Background Check.  
 
This background check is to make sure everyone is safe and will make sure our club is in compliance with the Rotary Exchange Program.  Anyone over 18 who spends one-on-one time with her must have a background check done.  It is good for one-year, so if you had yours done for Lion, it's time to do it again.    Any questions?  Check with Rich Jacobson. 
 
- Scholarship Raffle 2020 - 
 
It's getting to be that time of the year again! 
 
Right now our club is working on doing the background work on this fundraiser.  We will be working on requesting donations of gift cards/gift certificates from local businesses to use as prizes, as well as securing our raffle license number.  
 
In time, we will need members to help with:  collecting prizes, getting raffle tickets out to all members, collecting ticket stubs/money, organizing prizes, selling raffle tickets at other community events, drawing and announcing the winners, distributing prizes, and writing thank you notes to donators.  
 
Please choose a task you can help with and let Tracy know.   There is not a chair/co-chair for this fundraiser.  The only way this fundraiser is successful is if we have all members help.   Remember, this is the biggest fundraiser of the year and it supports the $10,000 we give away every year. 
 

 
February 27, 2020 - Robin & Jenna interviewed sophomore students at Portage High School to select this year's  Rotary Youth Leadership Academy attendees. This camp is a Rotary District 6250 leadership training program for young people held at Upham Woods in Wisconsin Dells.  It's 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.
 
While the leadership camp may be canceled or postponed due to COVID-19, our club has completed the required paperwork and have sent the funds for the sophomores to hopefully attend in May.  The following Monday after the camp, we invite the students that attended the camp to share their experiences and leadership growth with our club. 
 
The 2020 RYLA Selected Students are: 
1. Jacob Zajicek
2. Ella Briggs 
3. Lauren Hein
4. Izabelle Krueger
5. Grayson Metzler 
 
 
 
 
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, 2019 our President for the 2019-2020 year is Ms. Tracy Waldinger.
 
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 "Tracy Waldinger" 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! 
 
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
President
Treasurer
Secretary
Youth Exchange Officer
Youth Protection Officer
Youth Exchange Counselor
Past President
Membership Chair
Social Media Chair
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