Club Information
Rotary Club of Portage, WI 
Portage

Come Join Us

We meet In Person
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 of America
*** WE ARE CURRENTLY MEETING AT PIZZA RANCH IN PORTAGE *** Dino's is under construction, please join us at Pizza Ranch on Monday's at noon, which is near Festival Foods in Portage.
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2022 Taste of Portage 
 
The next big event is the “Taste of Portage” where we will be selling water, raffle tickets and Ducks!  We are adding a duck pond this year. Pick a duck and win a prize!  
 
We are still in need of prizes for this event and are still gathering them. Please mark your calendars to make time to help set up, work the event Friday August 26 - Saturday August 27, and help clean up. 
 
It's Raffle Ticket Selling Season! 
If you haven't picked up your raffle tickets from a Monday meeting, please contact Robin to arrange to get them.  
 
Each membership is responsible for selling $200 worth of raffle tickets. This is our biggest fundraiser for raising money for the $10,000 we give away annually to Portage High School Seniors for higher education.  
 
Ticket stubs and money should be turned in at the weekly meetings, please make sure to turn them in no later than the August 22nd meeting.  
 
The raffle drawing will be held at the Taste of Portage on Saturday, August 27, 2022. Winners will be posted on this website. 
 
 Our club will also have a booth at the Taste of Portage, so make time on your calendars to work a few hours throughout the weekend.  
Annual Rotary Gavel Exchange
 
 
 
Our annual gavel exchange took place on Monday, July 11, 2022 at NorthShore Restaurant on Swan Lake. Several Rotarians and their family members attended this special ceremony.  
Thank you to Robin for the eventful year and we look forward to a year under Polly's leadership. 
Do you want to donate to Ukraine and makes sure it makes a difference?  Donate via Rotary! 
 
Our District 6250 Foundation is accepting funds to be directly given to the Ukrainian Humanitarian Relief Fund. Scan the QR Code or directly click here to take you to our district's website. 
 
Our club has voted to make a $500 donation to the District 6250 for Ukraine and it will be matched!   They will match up to $5,000 by April 20, 2022.
 
 
Great News!  Our annual fall fundraiser the "Draw Down Hoe Down" raised $5,498.10
 
 
Thank you club members for your hard work. Thank you to all of our friends and family of Portage Rotary that attended this event!  
 
This sure helps support our $10,000 we give annually in local scholarships, as well as other local projects we support.  
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 2022 Portage Rotary Club Scholarship Recipients are: 
 
 
 
 
Since the 1960's, Portage Rotary Club has given away over $420,000 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
 
 
 
 
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 Polly Koepp 
 
Historically, we meet every Monday at Dino's Restaurant in Portage at 12noon - 1:00pm. Currently, Dino's is under construction so we are meeting at Pizza Ranch in Portage. 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 "Polly Koepp" 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
Co-Presidents Elect
Co-Presidents Elect
Treasurer
Secretary
Immediate Past President
Youth Exchange Officer
Youth Protection Officer
Youth Exchange Counselor
Sergeant-at-Arms
Social Media Chair
Website Manager