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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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Portage Rotary is excited to announce that we are able to offer a Virtual RYLA experience this May after having to cancel last year’s RYLA. It is scheduled for:
 
Sunday, May 16th: 2:00-5:00pm
Monday, May 17th: 6:00-8:00pm
 
Portage Rotary will once again sponsor the cost of this two day virtual workshop at the times above. The students selected from 2020 have been asked to participate in the virtual experience this year. 
 
WHAT IS VIRTUAL RYLA ALL ABOUT...
 
Each student will get high quality content and training from trained facilitators and former RYLA delegates who have experienced our program. Students will also receive a “RYLAKit” with their event t-shirt and lots of goodies to guide them through the RYLA journey (and bring plenty of fun). They’ll also get to spend some time with Kyle Willkom, a nationally recognized speaker and author who will bring 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. 
 
 
 
2020 Portage Rotary Annual Raffle Winners
 
$1000 Lisa Holmes
 
$500 Keith Weyh
 
$250 Nick Sween
 
Portage Rotary Raffle is the club's largest fundraiser. Proceeds go directly to local projects, such as funding 
 $10,000.  This amount is awarded every year to Portage High School Seniors for higher education. 
 
Raffle Winners were drawn on September 21, 2020 at our noon meeting.  
Annual Rotary Gavel Exchange
 
Our annual gavel exchange took place on Monday, June 29, 2020 at NorthShore Restaurant on Swan Lake.
Several Rotarians and their family members attended this special ceremony.  Thank you to Tracy  for the eventful year and we look forward to a year under Trina's leadership.
 
 
Shown on the right is Tracy Waldinger passing the gavel to Trina McVicker. 
Congratulations to this year's scholarship recipients!! 
 
 
 
Jesse Long was awarded the 4-year, $7000 scholarship
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Hannah Ness was awarded the $2000 scholarship
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Lydia Tomlinson was awarded the $1000 MATC scholarship
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Congratulations to you all and thank you to the scholarship committee for your hard work and dedication to the scholarship program.
Portage Rotary Club Foreign Exchange Student 2020-2021 UPDATE: 
 
 
Central States has cancelled all Rotary Exchange students this school year. 
 
We are hoping that Portage Rotary may get to host next year. 
Our original exchange student, Seela from Finland, is interested in coming so we may get to host her 2021-2022. Our first host family is still interested in hosting.
 
 
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, 2020 our President for the 2020-2021 year is Ms. Trina McVicker! 
 
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 "Trina McVicker" 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 
 
Thank you for taking a moment to visit our website! 
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