Club Executives & Directors
Welcome to our Rotary Club!
Through the efforts of Rotary clubs worldwide, we are "this close" to eradicating polio
Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in more than 34,000 clubs in over 200 countries and geographical regions worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.
The Milwaukie Rotary Club strives to be the best Rotary Club in Oregon and is committed to fostering a fun, educational, and service oriented environment that promotes service to local and world-wide communities, friendships, and understanding.
- Provide service to others
- Promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders
This week we will be meeting at the lovely Gray Gables Estate
located at 3009 SE Chestnut St. Portland, OR 97267
Rotary Club of Milwaukie's President Elect, Joel Bergman, is voted Milwaukie Volunteer of the Year!
Each year, City Council and city staff recognize a community member who has made a significant contribution
to Milwaukie. This year, Joel Bergman was selected to receive the 2016 Volunteer of the Year award.
Bergman was nominated by several Milwaukie residents for his work as the Rotary Club of Milwaukie’s
Community Service Chair, active membership in the Linwood Neighborhood District Association (NDA),
ongoing service with the Elks Club of Milwaukie, participation as a Clackamas County Peace Officers
Benevolent Foundation board member, contributions as a Clackamas County Advisory Board member to the
Milwaukie Center, and service with the city’s Citizens Utility Advisory Board. Here are just a few examples
of Bergman’s volunteer work for the Milwaukie community:
• Coordinated the adoption of SE Lake Road and SE Linwood Avenue through the city’s Adopt-A-Road
program for the Rotary Club and Linwood NDA
• Helped with cleanup at Elk Rock Island and the Linwood Community Day
• Assisted the Friends of the Ledding Library annual book sale
• Participated in many Feed the Hungry activities
• Managed a major intersection for the Sunday Parkways for participant safety, and coordinated volunteer
efforts during the recent Umbrella Parade & Tree Lighting event.
• Assisted Milwaukie High School with Milwaukie Cares activities
Bergman was formally recognized by City Council on Tuesday, April 4 during the Council meeting and
will have his name engraved on a plaque at city hall.
For more information about volunteering in Milwaukie, visit www.milwaukieoregon.gov/volunteer.
Our Club would love to send some young folks to this annual life changing event. Does anyone you know come to mind when thinking of someone that should have this experience? Candidates must be between 19-28 years old, and hold a leadership position and/or be interested in expanding and displaying their leadership representative qualities. The camp takes place July 8-14, 2017 and the deadline to submit an application (which can be found on our homepage) is May 31, 2017.
Fellow Milwaukie Rotarians...mark your calendar. It is official...on Sunday, April 30 we will again do battle on the softball playing field versus the Hood View 70+ Team Red "Super Seniors" slow-pitch softball team. We have formal approval for the event from our board leaders and Milwaukie High School where the game will be played. This time we just may win the game.
Once again the game is a club sponsored charity event with monies collected designated for Alzheimer's Association helping to find a cure for this terrible disease that affects more than five million Americans. It is the 6th leading cause of death.
Our Rotary team will be composed of up to 15 of our clubs top athletes (or has beens) and some special family members who can play (like last year). These participants will donate $20.00 or more each to play. Our opponents will do the same. So, that could total $600.00 for our cause.
For those club members not playing you can show your support for our great cause by making a "Sponsoring a Player" pledge. More details to follow as we approach our event date.
Let's help find a cure for Alzheimer's disease…that is what we do.
Rotary Action Group - Alzheimer’s/Dementia
We'd love to have you check out
The Rotary Club of Milwaukie by
inviting you to join us for lunch
Tuesdays at 12pm
at the Odd Fellows Hall on Main St.
“I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will really be happy are those who have sought and found how to serve" -Albert Schweitzer
The annual "Lake Road Clean-up" is a favorite service
project of the members and families of the Rotary Club of Milwaukie
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 idea of service
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