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Milwaukie Rotary Foundation - Dr. Howard Anderson / Tim DeShields $5,000 Scholarship

Applicant requirements to apply
• Applicant must have a 3.1 grade point average or higher to apply, please provide transcript copy.
• Submit an essay explaining post high school education plans and what qualifies you for the scholarship, please limit 500 words or less.
• Include list of involvement: clubs, employment, volunteering, organizations, leadership. This may be included in your essay or as a separate list.
Scholarship information
All applications must be received by: Friday April 26, 2024 to be considered.
Scholarship awarded: Via email
Notification of Recipients: Via email

Scholarship money must be used within designated time frame noted in award letter and will be paid directly to college enrolled.

Rowe Middle School Support

The Rotary Club of Milwaukie was happy to present Rowe Middle School with a check for $1,000 to help support their student snack program & meal support at after-school events. In addition, Milwaukie Rotary donated a raffle basket for the school's upcoming Spring Family Night in May.

March 2024 Adopt-A-Road Volunteer Event

Thanks to all the members, students & friends who came out and participated in our Lake Rd "Adopt-a-Road" event this morning. Volunteers picked up trash along SE Lake Road and both Rowe Middle School & Milwaukie High School campuses.

Environmental Committee at Work!

Members of the Rotary Club of Milwaukie & our Environmental Services Committee are making an impact at Minthorn Springs Wetland. 🙂
Minthorn Springs Wetland is part of the Kellogg Creek Watershed and is a 6.52 acre forested and open water wetland where 37th Ave meets Railroad Ave in Milwaukie. Over the past two decades, it has been restored from a degraded blackberry and reed canarygrass infested mitigation project to a thriving, healthy wetland; home to a variety of birds, mammals, snakes, salamanders, butterflies and dragonflies.
On the second Saturday of the month, volunteers join @thewetlandconservancy to remove invasive species of English ivy and clematis to help the native plants thrive.

LoveOne Milwaukie February 2024 Volunteer Event

The Rotary Club of Milwaukie was excited to help support LoveOne Milwaukie at their Milwaukie South February event! LoveOne Milwaukie provides up to 3 loads of clean laundry, as well as toiletries, snacks, and other resources to our neighbors in need. If you'd like to learn more about the tremendous work LoveOne Milwaukie does here in our community, please visit them at

Kellogg Creek Stewardship Day

Rotary Club of Milwaukie, Oregon club members & friends joined the North Clackamas Watersheds Council at today's Kellogg Creek Stewardship Day. Participants spent some time learning about the Kellogg Creek Restoration & Community Enhancement Project, before heading outside to manage invasive species.
The Rotary Club of Milwaukie's Environmental Committee partners with local organizations supporting activities that strengthen the conservation and protection of natural resources, advance ecological sustainability, and foster harmony between communities and the environment.

Elk Rock Island Fish Habitat Restoration

Rotary Club of Milwaukie members & friends of our Environmental Committee joined the Northwest North Clackamas Watersheds Council & North Clackamas Parks & Recreation District installing over 240 used Christmas trees at Elk Rock Island to provide salmon habitat in the South channel over the weekend. This annual event encourages recycling/reuse & supports our local fish populations!

"Feed The Hungry" January 2024

A HUGE thanks to all the club members & friends who came down to help cook and serve at today's Feed The Hungry event. Feed The Hungry serves a warm, home-cooked meal to anyone in our community who needs one every Sunday! If you or your organization would like to learn how you can support this terrific community resource, please contact them at:

City of Milwaukie Umbrella Parade & Holiday Tree Lighting Volunteer Event

The Rotary Club of Milwaukie was excited to partner again with the City of Milwaukie and provide cookies & hot chocolate to participants in the annual Umbrella Parade & Holiday Tree Lighting.  This annual community event is a seasonal favorite here in our community and our club is proud to help out & celebrate with our neighgors.

Hillside Park Community Holiday Parade

The Rotary Club of Milwaukie was excited to again partner with the Providence Milwaukie Hospital Foundation to purchase food baskets, gifts & toys for the residents Clackamas County, Oregon's Hillside Park & Hillside Manor community here in Milwaukie, Oregon. Hillside Park & Hillside Manor is operated by the Clackamas County Housing Authority, providing housing to low income, disabled residents and senior citizens here in our community. Volunteers distributed items to families and sang Christmas carols to during the afternoon procession.

CCPOBF "Shop With A Cop" Volunteer Event

The Rotary Club of Milwaukie, Oregon was so excited to volunteer at the Clackamas County Peace Officers Benevolent Foundation's annual "Shop With A Cop" event. Each year the CCPOBF provides a "shopping spree" opportunity with a uniformed law enforcement officer to children throughout Clackamas County. Those kids who participate typically have had experience with law enforcement in the past; usually through contact involving guardians or other relatives. Participants holiday shop with law enforcement, providing a positive & fun interaction and event volunteers provide gift-wrapping for those items the kids purchase.
To learn more about the Clackamas County Peace Officers Benevolent Foundation and what they do here in our community, please visit

LoveOne Milwaukie November Event

For 7 years, the Rotary Club of Milwaukie has partnered with LoveOne Milwaukie and was so excited to help out at the November South event! LoveOne Milwaukie offers up to 3 loads of laundry per family, a warm meal, toiletries, limited on-site medical care, clothing, personal care supplies, and provides an opportunity to visit & share with our most vulnerable neighbors. If you haven't already learned about all the tremendous work LoveOne does in our community, please visit them at and find out how you or your organization can support this terrific community resource!

"Protecting the Environment"

Members from the Rotary Club of Milwaukie's Environmental Committee joined Historic Milwaukie NDA's road clean up this past weekend to share information on "Leave the Leaves" campaign & other projects our club is doing to promote Rotary International's commitment to "Protecting the Environment".

International Day of Peace 2023

The Rotary Club of Milwaukie, Oregon, the City of Milwaukie, Oregon and the Oregon Department of Forestry have planted a Hiroshima Peace Tree on the grounds of the block of the former City Hall for the City of Milwaukie, Oregon (near the corner of SE Jackson & SE 21st Ave.) . The Rotary Club of Milwaukie, Oregon hosted a dedication ceremony on Thursday, September 21, 2023; the International Day of Peace.

2023 Sustainability Fair

The Rotary Club of Milwaukie, Oregon was proud to participate as a Gold Level Sponsor in this year's Milwaukie Environmental Stewards Group 2023 "Sustainability Fair". The fair showcases opportunities to support the MESG mission to informing & educating Milwaukie residents & local leaders about how everyday people can lessen our negative impact on the environment. You can learn more about the Milwaukie Environmental Stewards Group by visiting them at

Hiroshima Peace Tree Planting

Milwaukie Rotarians, city officials and the Oregon Department of Forestry have planted a Hiroshima Peace Tree on the grounds of the historic City Hall.

A dedication ceremony is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21, this year’s International Day of Peace.

This tree, an Asian persimmon, was carefully cultivated from seeds harvested from one of two trees that miraculously survived the atomic blast that devastated Hiroshima, Japan, at the end of World War II.

If you'd like to learn more about Milwaukie Rotary's Peace Building efforts, please contact the Peace Building Committee.

2023 "Relay For Life"
The Rotary Club of Milwaukie was so excited to be part of the 2023 "Relay For Life" of the Mid-Valley as a Signature Sponsor & participating team! Fellow Milwaukie Rotarian Alexi Crampton & her team at the American Cancer Society did a terrific job providing so much amazing entertainment, inspirational speakers, delicious food and so much more; making this event so much fun and a great way to help raise funds to battle cancer!
If you would like to learn more about how you can support the American Cancer Society and all that they do to battle cancer, please visit
Congratulations Melanie Johnson!
The Rotary Club of Milwaukie Foundation is very pleased to announce this year's recipient of the Dr. Howard Anderson / Tim DeShields Scholarship, Melanie Johnson!
Melanie demonstrated a terrific commitment to community service through various extracurricular activities & academic excellence in her time as a Milwaukie High School student. She plans on attending Linfield University to study Mathematics, with a minor in Engineering or Business next Fall.
This $5,000 scholarship opportunity is open to any qualifying Milwaukie High School/Milwaukie Academy of the Arts graduating Senior.
Kellogg Creek Watershed Clean-up
The Rotary Club of Milwaukie was excited to participate in the SOLVE Watershed Clean-up at Kellogg Creek today! This SOLVE Summer Waterway Cleanup Series, in partnership with Clackamas Water Environment Services, Depave, Bobs Red Mill, World Salmon Counsel, and the Johnson Creek Watershed Council, helped remove harmful litter from our area's streams, rivers and community!
June 2023 Adopt-a-Road Clean Up
Thank you to all the Rotarians & friends who joined us at our quarterly Adopt-a-Road clean up of Lake Road. Milwaukie Rotary was joined by neighbors & students to pick up trash along SE Lake Road, as well as around the campus of Rowe Middle School & Milwaukie High School. A special thanks to our friends at the Lake Road Neighborhood District Association and Purdy's Coffee for providing coffee & treats for our volunteers!

LoveOne Milwaukie May Volunteer Event

The Rotary Club of Milwaukie had a great time helping our long-time friends at LoveOne Milwaukie's monthly event tonight. LoveOne Milwaukie provides our neighbors in need here in our community an opportunity to clean up to 3 loads of laundry, as well as offering a large variety of personal care items, social service resources and safe & welcoming place to engage with each other.
Please visit to find out how you or your organization can support this terrific community resource!
"Feed The Hungry" April 2023
Thank you to all the Rotarians & friends who joined us at today's "Feed The Hungry" event! "Feed The Hungry" cooks & serves a warm meal to anyone in need right here in our community EVERY Sunday, so if you or your organization is interested in supporting this terrific, local organization, please email Connie at fthmilwaukie@gmail.
"May Peace Prevail on Earth"
The Rotary Club of Milwaukie recently installed our club's latest "Peace Pole" on the campus of Willamette View in our club's continuing efforts to support Rotary International's on-going Peacebuilding Club mission to support projects that promote peace and conflict resolution, involves youth in peace projects and provides financial assistance to the Rotary Peace Centers that train Rotary Peace Fellows and Rotary Peace Scholars.
The "Peace Pole" Project began in the mid-1950s by Mr. Mashisa Goi, of Japan, whose family was greatly affected by WWII. Mr. Goi dedicated his life to spreading the idea “may peace prevail on Earth.” There have been over 200,000 Peace Poles planted, worldwide, and there are Peace Poles planted in nearly every nation on Earth. District 5100 is the most active Rotary district in the world and the Rotary Club of Milwaukie has installed dozens of "Peace Poles" throughout the city of Milwaukie and surrounding community that include schools, city buildings & private business.
If you or your organization would like to learn more about our club's efforts to promote peace or would like to host a "Peace Pole", please contact our "Peacebuilding" committee: 
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Milwaukie - Portland Elks Lodge
13121 SE McLoughlin Blvd.
Milwaukie, OR 97222
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Club Assembly
Apr 16, 2024
Apr 23, 2024
Student Equity Team Presentation
Shelley Kolb W/ Oregon SW Alzheimer's Associations
Apr 30, 2024
Talk about Alzheimers & Dementia and all resources
Doug Marshall w/ Hope for the Homeless
May 07, 2024
To talk about the Program
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Stan Catherman w/ Milwaukie Center
Apr 09, 2024
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Travis Henry w/Point Development
Apr 02, 2024
Developer for Milwaukie's "Historic City Hall" & it's future planned development
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