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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
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.
Next Week's Meeting Will be an Interactive One!
The City of Milwaukie is excited to host a second “Community Conversation” with the Rotary Club of Milwaukie, as part of "Milwaukie: All Aboard", the city’s community visioning project, at their weekly meeting on March 28th. David Levitan, Senior Planner with the City of Milwaukie, and Anais Mathez, Senior Planner with the City’s consultants, Cogan Owens Greene, will start by presenting the current draft of the Vision Statement (an earlier version of which was read by Mayor Mark Gamba during his “State of the City” presentation”). This will be followed by a group exercise where Rotarians are encouraged to provide feedback on the City’s Draft Action Plan, which includes a list of action items that will be used to implement the Vision.
Peacebuilding Committee Chair David Potts works with Phil James and Dr. David Mealey - job well done!
The Rotary Club of Milwaukie, Oregon, along with the Jubitz Family Foundation and the Milwaukie Wellness Center, planted the first of 30 Peace Poles on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Milwaukie Wellness Center, located at 5111 SE Lake Road, in Milwaukie, Oregon.
The Rotary Club of Milwaukie plans to plant 30 Peace Poles, around the Milwaukie area, over the next 3 years, at all the public schools in the Milwaukie School District, as well as at City Hall, churches, parks and local businesses.
The first Peace Pole was planted in Japan by Masahisa Goi, in the mid 1950s. Mr. Goi, whose family was greatly affected by World War II, dedicated his life to spreading the message, “May peace prevail on Earth”. The original Peace Poles were meant to cause people to reflect on the devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of World War II.
This Peace Pole joins over 200,000 others, worldwide. There are Peace Poles planted in nearly every country on Earth.
During the dedication ceremony, David Potts, Peacebuilding chair at the Rotary Club of Milwaukie, stated “With so much conflict around us, we hope this Peace Pole will cause people to take pause and to contemplate what they can do to help make this a more peaceful world, as peace begins with each of us.”
If you are interested in peacebuilding, please contact David Potts at503.659.5588.
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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Milwaukie Rotary March Madness Bracket Challenge
Mar 12, 2017 8:00 PM –
Apr 03, 2017 10:00 PM
District Training Assembly
Mt Hood Community CollegeApr 22, 2017
8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Feed the Hungry
St. Johns Episcopal ChurchApr 23, 2017
10:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Dodge Ball Game - MHS/MAA Cares Week
MHS/MAA - main gymApr 24, 2017
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM