Rotary Club of Portage, Wisconsin


We enjoyed celebrating Lion's Birthday at our December 3 meeting.  Lion is our German Exchange Student that is here for the 2018-2019 year!
Happy Birthday, Lion! 2018-12-14 06:00:00Z 0
Portage Rotary Club recently named First Weber's Kathy Manthey a Paul Harris Fellow.  The Paul Harris Fellowship is named for Paul Harris, one of the founders of Rotary in 1905. This recognition is the highest honor and is intended for those people who demonstrate the Rotary ideal of Service Above Self.  Kathy has been a member since June 2001. She is the wife of Harold and mother to Lisa Foss and Peggy Braun. Portage Rotary Club believes her life exemplifies the humanitarian and educational objectives of the Rotary Foundation. Her life and vocational commitment to helping people in need locally and around the world does not go unnoticed.
Paul Harris Fellow Award 2018-11-09 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Exchange Student
We welcome Lion, our newest Rotary Exchange Student, from Germany!  Lion arrived at the end of August and will be staying with 3 host families during his time in Portage.  He is attending Portage High School and playing on the football team.  
Catch the full story here:
Rotary Club of Portage Welcomes Exchange Student! 2018-09-22 05:00:00Z 0
Weekend Snack Pack Program  - Portage
After supporting the weekend snack pack program through the 2017-2018 school year with a $5000 local club donation and $5000 District 6250 matching grant, the Rotary Club of Portage will continue to support the expanded efforts of the program over the next 5 years.  
Catch the full article here:
Rotary's Involvement in the Weekend Snack Pack Program for Portage Schools 2018-09-22 05:00:00Z 0
Thank you to everyone who supported our annual raffle to support Portage High School Scholarships and other local projects.  This year's winners are:
$1000 Prize - Don Colling 
$500 Prize - Alicia Paske
$250 Prize - Betty Waldinger
Congratulations to the winners and thank you for your continued support. We look forward to next year's raffle!
Annual Raffle - Thank You & Winners 2018-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
Rotarian Background Check: 
Please visit the website above to complete your
Rotarian Background Check.  
This background check is to make sure everyone is safe. Also, to stay in compliance with the Rotary Exchange Program.
We are hosting a boy from Germany this year.  
More information on our student is to come. 
In the meantime, please complete the background check. 
Thank You. 
Background Check 2018-07-11 05:00:00Z 0
Upcoming Meeting Changes: 
Beginning again in 2019, any months with 5 Mondays, we will hold an afternoon social instead of our normal 12:00pm Monday meeting.  This will NOT be held on December 31st, due to the New Year Holiday.  

Our July social evening was at Neil's Wine House.  A great time was had by current members, potential members, spouses and friends!
MEETING CHANGES: 2018-07-07 05:00:00Z 0
Happy Anniversary Rotarians! 
Congratulations to the following members... 
Thank you for your years of membership and continuing to live by the 4-Way Test 
Jim Crawford - member since 12/01/1975
George Beasley - member since 12/09/2009
John Krueger- member since 12/15/2008 
Robin Kvalo - member since 12/31/2004
Rich Jacobson - member since 12/31/2009
Charles Mantey - member since 12/31/2009
Mark Curran - member since 12/31/1980
Mike Decker - member since 12/31/2009
Dave Eulberg - member since 1/01/1962
Trina McVicker - member since 1/01/1999
Vern Trecek - member since 1/01/1983





Rotarian Anniversaries! 2018-07-04 05:00:00Z 0
Portage Rotary Club President, Rich Jacobson, right, welcomes the club's newest members, Polly Koepp and Steve Paulk, at a recent meeting.  See below for more information and we welcome Polly and Steve!
New Member! 2018-07-04 05:00:00Z 0
Congratulations Scholarship Winners!! 
$7,000 Scholarship Winner - Rachel Tennier
$2,000 Scholarship Winner - Caitlin Warren
$1,000 Scholarship Winner - Alyssa Salzwedel
Thank you students for all of your hard work.  You are wonderful representatives of Portage.  
Below are the thank you notes that were sent to the club from the scholarship winners. 
2018 Scholarship Winners! 2018-05-16 05:00:00Z 0
5th Meeting of the Month
This year, we are trying something different!  
When there are 5 Monday's in the month, we will be holding a night meeting/social instead of the meeting at noon for that week.  Your quarterly dues will cover the food expenses, as they would at the Monday noon meeting.  You may bring your spouse/significant other or a potential member! 
Mark your calendars for the night meeting instead of the noon meeting on Monday: 
 October 29 (Location and time TBD)
We will NOT have a night meeting on December 31 due to the holiday
5th Monday of the Month 2018-02-06 06:00:00Z 0
Thanks for visiting our site!
As of June 25, 2018 our President of the 2018-2019 year is Rich Jacobson. We meet every Monday at Dino's Restaurant in Portage at 12noon - 1:00pm. You are welcome to come to a meeting and check our club out. If you are interested in becoming a member, please fill out the application form.  On the bottom right hand side, 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 Rich Jacobson on the top right hand side and send him a message. He 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. 
Thank You For Visiting Our Website 2017-07-01 05:00:00Z 0