Rotary Club of Portage, Wisconsin

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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
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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!
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. 
Upcoming Meeting Changes: 
Our next evening social will be held on Monday, October 29.  More details to come

Our last social evening was at Neil's Wine House.  A great time was had by current members, potential members, spouses and friends!
Happy Anniversary Rotarians! 
Congratulations to the following members... 
Thank you for your years of membership and continuing to live by the 4-Way Test 
Trina McVicker - member since 09/13/1999
Ron Dorn - member since 11/01/1979    
Vern Trecek - member since 11/01/1984
Cory Otto - member since 11/20/2015
Jenna Krenz - member since 11/30/2009
John Krueger- member since 12/15/2008 
Robin Kvalo - member since 12/31/2004





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Portage Rotary Club President, Rich Jacobson, right, welcomes the club's newest member, Aaron Ayers, at a recent meeting. Aaron is the owner of the Portage Furniture Store.  Welcome Aaron! 
The Portage Rotary Club honored Norm Bednarek with its 2018 Quiet Hero Award. Bednarek, left, is pictured with Rotarian Ron Dorn. Portage Rotary Club gives this award to an individual who contributes to our community and does not get or expect recognition for his or her service to our community. Bednarek serves veterans as Adjutant of American Legion Post 47, Commander of the County American Legion and Vice commander of the Second District of Wisconsin as well as serving on the Columbia County Veterans Commission. Bednarek serves the youth of our community as local chair of Badger Boys State. He serves as chair of the local Youth Government Day as well as chair of the State Youth Government days which is sponsored by the American Legion. 
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. 
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 30 (Location and time TBD)
We will NOT have a night meeting on December 31 due to the holiday
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. 
Club Executives & Directors
Youth Exchange Officer
Youth Exchange Counselor
Past President
Membership Chair
Service Projects