Portage Rotary was delighted to hear from Nancy Comello on Monday, March 18 about her Rotary Global Grant Program.  She is working to create a Vocational Training Team to train women in Guatemala to be birth attendants.  Portage Rotary awarded her $250 to help with these efforts.  That donation was matched and became $875 due to various Rotary grants.  
Shown above are West Towne-Middleton Rotary Club's Nancy Comello (left) and Mary Falk.

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Portage Rotary recently welcomed Darryl Teske of Columbia County CASA to our club.  Shown above are Darryl and Portage Rotary President Rich Jacobson.
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Over the first quarter of 2019, we recognized the service milestone for several of our members. 
Pictured with Rotary President, Rich Jacobson, are:
1. Mary Rose Strickland celebrating 2 years of service
2. Trina McVicker celebrating 20 years of service
3. (from left to right) 36 years of service for Vern Trecek, five years of service for Amanda Meissner, and nine years of service for Josh Vehring
Portage Rotary appreciates your dedicated service and thanks you for your hard work, commitment and contribution to our success!
Celebrating Years of Service! 2019-05-03 05:00:00Z 0
Shown below is the PHS Interact Club with the donations they collected for River Haven Homeless Shelter in Portage along with a check for $403 from Portage Rotary.  The members of Portage Rotary collected $203 and the Portage Rotary Club matched $200. 

Donation Items and the $403 check were taken directly to River Haven after the Interact meeting at the Portage High School today. 
For more information on Portage Rotary: portagerotaryclub.com or  River Haven Homeless Shelter:  riverhavenshelter.org
PHS Interact and Portage Rotary Helps local River Haven Homeless Shelter 2019-01-02 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.
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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:
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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. 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. 
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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!

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Happy Anniversary Rotarians! 
Congratulations to the following members... 
Thank you for your years of membership and continuing to live by the 4-Way Test 
Ron Dorn - 1970
Anastasia Kinney - 2016
Jenna Krenz - 2009
Jon Dyreson - 2018
Mark Udulutch - 2000
Tracy Waldinger - 2018





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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. 
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