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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 Scholarship Raffle 
Tickets are hot off the press and ready to be sold! 
Don't let the pandemic stop us from the decades long tradition of selling tickets.
Portage Rotary Scholarship Raffle is the club's largest fundraiser. Proceeds go directly to the scholarship fund.
 $10,000 is given away every year to Portage High School Seniors for higher education. 
Raffle Prizes will 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. 
Resuming in person meetings at Dino's Restaurant in Portage beginning 
June 15 at noon. 
Congratulations to this year's scholarship recipients!! 
Jesse Long was awarded the 4-year, $7000 scholarship
Hannah Ness was awarded the $2000 scholarship
Lydia Tomlinson was awarded the $1000 MATC scholarship
Congratulations to you all and thank you to the scholarship committee for your hard work and dedication to the scholarship program.

​​​​​​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:
Portage Rotary Club Foreign Exchange Student 2020-2021
We are having a girl! 
She is from Sweden and it appears she is very active
and speaks English & French.  
The first host family will be with our former Rotarian, Addie Tamboli and family. The second family is Matt & Jessica Asch. 
 At the moment, the exchange program is still up in the air due to COVID-19. We are all hoping that we'll receive a student in the fall.
Look for updates from Carol as our year progresses in our new normal. 
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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. 
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.

The 2020 RYLA program has been rescheduled from May to September 18-20, 2020 at Camp Upham Woods, Wisconsin Dells, WI.

The 2020 RYLA Selected Students are: 
1. Jacob Zajicek
2. Ella Briggs 
3. Lauren Hein
4. Izabelle Krueger
5. Grayson Metzler 
6. Madeline Johnson
If you know of any of the students listed above, please congratulate them on being a recipient of our sponsored RYLA program. 
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
Immediate Past President
Youth Exchange Officer
Youth Protection Officer
Youth Exchange Counselor
Social Media Chair
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