Portage Rotary

Portage Rotary Portage Rotary Club meets every Tuesday from 12 noon to 1 pm at Neighbors' Educational Opportunities (NEO) 5201 U.S. Highway 6, Portage, Indiana 46383
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Join Leaders. Exchange Ideas. Take Action. Portage Rotary Club is dedicated to upholding the principles and values of Rotary International. Service to community, better understanding of the world around us, and helping to build future leaders are at the heart of all we do. The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster: FIRST: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service; SECOND: High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society; THIRD: The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life; FOURTH: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service. The Four-Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. The test has been translated into more than 100 languages, and Rotarians recite it at club meetings: Of the things we think, say or do 1) Is it the TRUTH? 2) Is it FAIR to all concerned? 3) Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? 4) Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Operating as usual

Our club had a socially-distant meeting yesterday at Sunset Hill Farm County Park where our very own Portage Rotarian - ...
10/14/2020

Our club had a socially-distant meeting yesterday at Sunset Hill Farm County Park where our very own Portage Rotarian - Walter Lenckos, Superintendant of Porter County Parks and Recreation - gave us a special tour of the grounds. We all learned a lot! Thanks again, Walter, it was a great meeting!

The Portage Rotary Club is selling Marilyn's Bakery Pies just in time for the Holidays! You can order directly from a Po...
10/07/2020

The Portage Rotary Club is selling Marilyn's Bakery Pies just in time for the Holidays! You can order directly from a Portage Rotarian or you can message us on FB. Thanks for your support! Proceeds will help various community nonprofits & projects.

What an awesome & very informative presentation from Dr. Lisa at Aurora Dental Wellness-Portage Indiana. We loved having...
10/06/2020

What an awesome & very informative presentation from Dr. Lisa at Aurora Dental Wellness-Portage Indiana. We loved having her and Ashley present to the club today!

Dr. Lisa and our hygienist Ashley were speakers today for the Portage Rotary! They gave an informative talk about Periodontal (gum) disease. It is always great to speak to members of the community and help give education about what we are passionate about....dentistry!

Leslie Plesac from the Sinai Forum at Purdue Northwest was our guest speaker two weeks ago and had some exciting info to...
09/01/2020

Leslie Plesac from the Sinai Forum at Purdue Northwest was our guest speaker two weeks ago and had some exciting info to share about this year's Sinai Forum. If you were not able to make it to our club meeting, you can check out the info below.

The 2020 schedule is still a go! Two of their amazing and insightful speakers will be streamed virtually online this year so everyone can watch! Be sure to check out their website for more info.

Announcing the 2020-2021 Sinai Forum Season!

Join us today for a virtual Rotary meeting! We will be hearing from guest speaker Leslie Plesac and she will be talking ...
08/25/2020

Join us today for a virtual Rotary meeting! We will be hearing from guest speaker Leslie Plesac and she will be talking about the Sinai Forum at Purdue Northwest.

12 PM - If you are interested in joining us, message on FB for the link.

Last week, Portage Rotary Club members volunteered at the Portage Township YMCA cleaning out & organizing the pre-school...
08/05/2020

Last week, Portage Rotary Club members volunteered at the Portage Township YMCA cleaning out & organizing the pre-school supply closets. What a wonderful chance to help such an amazing organization in our community! (And here are some sweet "Thank You" notes we received from their kiddos 😁)

We have a very special guest speaker tomorrow - Portage Mayor Sue Lynch! Please join us at our virtual club meeting Tues...
07/20/2020

We have a very special guest speaker tomorrow - Portage Mayor Sue Lynch! Please join us at our virtual club meeting Tuesday, July 21 at 12 PM to hear an update from our Mayor. If you need access to Google Meet please message us on Facebook for details. See you tomorrow!

Happy 4th of July! We hope all our Rotary friends have a fun and safe holiday.
07/04/2020

Happy 4th of July! We hope all our Rotary friends have a fun and safe holiday.

Join us today VIRTUALLY at 12 PM for a Rotary Club meeting! We will be hearing from our very own club member, Rebecca Re...
06/23/2020

Join us today VIRTUALLY at 12 PM for a Rotary Club meeting! We will be hearing from our very own club member, Rebecca Reiner, Executive Director of NEO Education. She will be talking about the very important role adult education and training opportunities will have in today's world in response to COVID-19 unemployment demands. If interested in joining the meeting, please message us for details. See you soon!

Join the Portage Rotary Club tomorrow for a virtual club meeting starting at 12 PM. We will be joined by special guest s...
06/15/2020

Join the Portage Rotary Club tomorrow for a virtual club meeting starting at 12 PM. We will be joined by special guest speaker, Portage Township - Brendan Clancy, Trustee. If you would like to join please message us on FB directly so we can share the Zoom meeting info with you.

REMINDER Join us for a virtual rotary meeting TOMORROW Tuesday, June 2nd at 12 PM. We will have guest speaker, Joyce Rus...
06/01/2020

REMINDER Join us for a virtual rotary meeting TOMORROW Tuesday, June 2nd at 12 PM. We will have guest speaker, Joyce Russell, who is the Community Outreach Coordinator for Portage Township - Brendan Clancy, Trustee. Joyce will be sharing about the Autism Awareness Program which is a collaboration between the trustee, the Portage Police, Portage Fire, and Portage Schools. If interested in joining the meeting, please message us on FB for Zoom meeting details.

Join us for a virtual rotary meeting this coming Tuesday, June 2nd at 12 PM. We will have guest speaker, Joyce Russell, ...
05/28/2020

Join us for a virtual rotary meeting this coming Tuesday, June 2nd at 12 PM. We will have guest speaker, Joyce Russell, who is the Community Outreach Coordinator for Portage Township - Brendan Clancy, Trustee. Joyce will be sharing about the Autism Awareness Program which is a collaboration between the Trustees office, the Portage Police, Portage Fire, and Portage Schools. If interested in joining the meeting, please message us on FB for Zoom meeting details.

The Portage Rotary Club had our fist virtual club meeting today! It was great to see our friends again. :) Join us every...
04/14/2020

The Portage Rotary Club had our fist virtual club meeting today! It was great to see our friends again. :) Join us every Tuesday at noon ONLINE we will be hearing from our very own club members about what their organizations are doing to support our community, what they need help with or any helpful information they have to share with us during this Coronavirus pandemic. See you next week!

Happy Easter to all!
04/12/2020

Happy Easter to all!

Want to give back to our community but not sure how? Give to the We Are Porter County Emergency Response Fund through th...
03/31/2020

Want to give back to our community but not sure how? Give to the We Are Porter County Emergency Response Fund through the Porter County Community Foundation today and make a difference right here for nonprofits serving Porter County.

Your love for Porter County has never been more important. You can help by giving to the We Are Porter County Emergency Response Fund.

Give Generously. Give Confidently. We Are Porter County. https://www.pccf.gives/weareporter

Welcome to the Portage Rotary Club Brooke Leonard of Meridian Title Corporation! You are such a wonderful addition to ou...
03/11/2020

Welcome to the Portage Rotary Club Brooke Leonard of Meridian Title Corporation! You are such a wonderful addition to our club, we are honored to have you as an official member. :)

Support the Portage Rotary Club and enjoy a fun night out! We are hosting a BUNCO night on March 2nd at Quaker Steak and...
01/28/2020
BUNCO for Portage Rotary Club

Support the Portage Rotary Club and enjoy a fun night out!

We are hosting a BUNCO night on March 2nd at Quaker Steak and Lube. For only $30 you'll get a Steakburger, a Regular Racecar side, and a donation to the Portage Rotary. Drinks are available for purchase at the bar.

Don't know how to play BUNCO? No problem! BUNCO is a simple, fast-paced dice game that we'll teach you how to play. :) Plus, you'll have a chance to win some awesome prizes!

Be sure to buy your tickets now, there is limited seating available. Click the link below for more details!

BUNCO, FOOD, PRIZES, and CHARITY -- no Monday night event is more satisfying! Join the fun and support the Portage Rotary Club's cause.

Support the Portage Rotary Interact Club at Portage High School! They are selling delicious chocolate-covered pretzels f...
01/22/2020

Support the Portage Rotary Interact Club at Portage High School! They are selling delicious chocolate-covered pretzels for Valentine's Day. Please reach out via FB messenger, or to a club member directly if you would like to purchase some of these yummy treats!

PHS STUDENTS: The PHS Interact Club is selling Valentine's Day chocolate covered pretzels during all lunch hours! All proceeds will be donated to Gabriel's Horn. Find an Interact Club member to purchase yours from now until Feb. 28! #PortageProud

Be sure to join the Portage Rotary Club this Tuesday, January 21 at 12 PM. Our guest speaker will be Jon Groth from the ...
01/17/2020

Be sure to join the Portage Rotary Club this Tuesday, January 21 at 12 PM. Our guest speaker will be Jon Groth from the Porter County Career and Tech Center. See you all then!

Our CAPS bench has arrived! The Portage Rotary Club collected over 700 lbs. of plastic caps last year, which we then sor...
01/16/2020

Our CAPS bench has arrived! The Portage Rotary Club collected over 700 lbs. of plastic caps last year, which we then sorted and turned in. Months later we received an awesome bench made of 400 lbs. of recycled plastic caps! And the rest of the caps were donated.

We donated the bench to NEO Education who is so gracious and allows us to use their meeting room to host our club meetings. This was a great way to get the community involved, give back and help the environment! A big thanks to all who participated. :D

12/25/2019
Merry Christmas from all of us at the Portage Rotary Club!
12/24/2019

Merry Christmas from all of us at the Portage Rotary Club!

Shout out to the Choraliers at Portage High School- Portage Indiana for the Holiday Concert they put on for us! It was a...
12/18/2019

Shout out to the Choraliers at Portage High School- Portage Indiana for the Holiday Concert they put on for us! It was absolutely wonderful! We can't wait to come back next year. :) Thank you Portage High School Choirs!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our Rotary friends! We hope you have a wonderful Holiday and we are looking forward to seei...
11/28/2019

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our Rotary friends! We hope you have a wonderful Holiday and we are looking forward to seeing everyone at our next club meeting!

There will be no club meeting this Holiday week. See you all December 3!
11/25/2019

There will be no club meeting this Holiday week. See you all December 3!

Join us this coming Tuesday at the Portage Rotary Club to hear from our special guest speaker Stephanie L. Jones - Autho...
11/15/2019

Join us this coming Tuesday at the Portage Rotary Club to hear from our special guest speaker Stephanie L. Jones - Author·Speaker·Giver! She will be talking about living a giving and grateful life.

Location: NEO Education
Time: 12:00 PM

See you then!

THANK YOU Centier Bank for your donation to the Portage Rotary Club! We appreciate your support. (P.S. we love the rep f...
11/07/2019

THANK YOU Centier Bank for your donation to the Portage Rotary Club! We appreciate your support. (P.S. we love the rep from your branch, Nancy - she is a wonderful human being and we are truly lucky to have her as a member of our club!

Did you know the Portage Rotary Club was first chartered in 1916? It was great to hear from the District Governor, Alber...
11/05/2019

Did you know the Portage Rotary Club was first chartered in 1916? It was great to hear from the District Governor, Albert Brothers!

Portage Rotary members had a great time this morning volunteering at the Northwest in Foodbank/Operation Care!
10/25/2019

Portage Rotary members had a great time this morning volunteering at the Northwest in Foodbank/Operation Care!

Thanks BNutty Peanut Butter for coming out and sharing your story with us! We love to hear success stories, and more imp...
10/23/2019

Thanks BNutty Peanut Butter for coming out and sharing your story with us! We love to hear success stories, and more importantly how you are helping the community. Their peanut butter is great if you haven't tried it!!! Stop by the Nut House in Ameriplex or find it on the shelf at Straks.

A big thanks to Amy from Breathe Easy Portage for presenting at the Portage Rotary Club today!
08/06/2019

A big thanks to Amy from Breathe Easy Portage for presenting at the Portage Rotary Club today!

Today, we spoke at the Portage Rotary Meeting about our #BreatheEasyPortage campaign for smoke-free air.
If you are interested in joining our movement, come see us on August 17th at Big Time Burgers & Brew from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

08/02/2019

Don't forget!

Our new Rotary hats have arrived!! What a great way to spread the word about all of the awesome things Rotary is doing b...
07/26/2019

Our new Rotary hats have arrived!! What a great way to spread the word about all of the awesome things Rotary is doing both locally and around the world. Everywhere we go or volunteer we can let people know we are a part of Rotary - Joining Leaders. Exchanging Ideas. Taking Action.

The Portage Rotary Club collected socks for the Portage Back to School Fair at Real Life Community Church! It is a FREE ...
07/25/2019

The Portage Rotary Club collected socks for the Portage Back to School Fair at Real Life Community Church! It is a FREE event on August 4 - for more info you can visit their website https://www.portagebacktoschoolfair.org. We love this community!

The Portage Rotary Club is very excited for our guest speaker next week... Donna Stuckert of Recycle Porter County! All ...
07/24/2019

The Portage Rotary Club is very excited for our guest speaker next week... Donna Stuckert of Recycle Porter County! All of July we have been talking about tips on how to properly recycle items and live more sustainably. #PlasticFreeJuly

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Meetings: Neighbors' Educational Opportunities - 5201 U.S. Highway 6
Portage, IN
46368

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Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00

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12/10/19 Thank you to the Portage High School Choraliers for the beautiful Concert. You are all amazing!
Portage Rotary Club is very thankful to the Portage High School Choraliers for their special Christmas performance on 12/10/19.
Congratulations Chesterton-Porter Club!
Thank you Sherri Ziller and David Wellman for joining us today. And thank you Northwest Indiana RDA for joining us today.