Rotary Club of Portland: Service Above Self

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Jul
14
2017
Rotary Wheel Rededication

Rotary Wheel Rededication

After 100 years, our Rotary Wheel has returned to it's original home.

On Saturday, June 24, 2017, Rotarians gathered at the picnic area near Wahkeena Falls in the Columbia River Gorge to celebrate the Rotary Club of Portland’s history with the Historic Scenic Highway.


Jul
12
2017
Now Hiring: Marketing Internship

Now Hiring: Marketing Internship

September 2017- March 2018

If you know of someone who would make a good candidate for our next marketing intern, please send them the application. We can't wait to meet our next future Rotarian.
Jul
05
2017
Steve Watts' Presidential Address

Steve Watts' Presidential Address

President Steve Watts' address to the club

 

 

Jun
14
2017
Jim Rippey and Rusty Rostad

Jim Rippey and Rusty Rostad

Honoring their legacies through the work we do in our community

Last year, we said goodbye to Jim Rippey and Rusty Rostad. Both Jim and Rusty joined the club in the early 70’s. These men were the definition of what it means to be a Rotarian and our club was lucky to have them as members for so many years.
Jun
13
2017
Farewell & Thank You

Farewell & Thank You

A farewell and thank you letter from Bill Heestand, Portland Rotarian for 20 years.

 

Jan
20
2017
An Update from Youth Exchange Student Emile

An Update from Youth Exchange Student Emile

Hello, Portland Rotary

My time in Sing Buri has been full of excitement, learning, fun, and a very
happy stomach haha. I already feel like a changed person just from being
around these kind people all the time.
Jun
27
2016

Hiring: Financial Services Coordinator

Position Description: The Financial Services Coordinator is responsible for maintaining the financial accounts and records of the Club and the Trust in accordance with general accounting principles.

TO APPLY: Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by July 19, 2016

Reports to:   Executive Director

Job Summary: Coordinates member financial records as well as Club and Trust accounts receivables and payables. Provides financial and staff support to Trust Board and Club Committees. Coordinates membership status information and billings.

Hours: 16-24 hours/week, flexible schedule, must be available Tuesdays

Salary: $17/hour

Qualifications and qualities required:

  • Minimum of two years responsible QuickBooks experience, including accounts payable, accounts receivable and general ledger
  • Experience and familiarity with Excel and Word
  • High standards for accuracy and meeting deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to perform several tasks concurrently with ease and professionalism
  • Ability to work with volunteers and administrative support
Feb
25
2016
Memorial Service for Ron Peterson

Memorial Service for Ron Peterson

Memorial Service Details for

 Mr. Ronald W. Peterson

March 2, 1927 - February 14, 2016

The funeral service for Ron Peterson, will be held on March 2nd at 2:00 pm.  The service will be at Trinity Episcopal Church located at 147 NW 19th Avenue with a reception to follow at the Town Club.

Nov
12
2015

Polio Immunizations in India

Since January 2011, there has been only ONE new confirmed case of polio in India.  In 2012, India was removed from the list of polio endemic countries.  We are getting remarkably close to eradicating polio globally.  Therefore, this might be one of the last opportunities we will have to organize a trip to India to participate in polio National Immunization Days (NID) activities.  This trip offers you and the Rotarians in your club and District an extraordinary opportunity to have an experience of a life time.  
Nov
12
2015
An Update from Youth Exchange Student Piper

An Update from Youth Exchange Student Piper

So.... RUSSIA!!!!! It's only the most amazing place ever!! It is just so beautiful!!! And everyone is so nice, and helpful, and everyone wants to show you everything!!! 

Epigraph! I am only attending school Epigraph and it is great! There is only 5 kids in my class, which I thought I would hate, but I love it. They are all so nice and they help me and Joaquin a lot with our Russian. And because we are such a small group it means we can go on little field trips a lot! And we are all starting to become actual friends which is very nice!
Nov
05
2015

An Update from the Homeless Task Force

Likely many of you know that in our club’s proud 105 year history, we have often asked ourselves “what can we do for our community today?” and then we’ve taken action.  We have in our history commissioned projects ranging in size from $11,000 to $11,000,000.  We have a long history of coming together to make a big difference on matters of social justice in our community.

Today we are responding to the strong need we are all perceiving in the issue of homelessness in our community.  President Agustin commissioned a task force to take a deep dive on this topic, for the purpose of exploring what we can do for our community today.  

Aug
06
2015
DV Shield Law Passed

DV Shield Law Passed

Two of the components of the DV Shield Law I wrote passed unanimously and were signed into law by Kate Brown.  You were the first huge step with your invitation to the Rotary club to speak.  Thank you so very much!

More work to be done—and lets stay in touch for the fun stuff, too!

Liysa Swart

Aug
05
2015
Postcard from Youth Exchange Student Alphan Sekuri

Postcard from Youth Exchange Student Alphan Sekuri

Hello nicest people of Rotary Club of Portland, 

 
This is Alphan Sekuri, your Turkish exchange student from 3 years ago, with greetings from Izmir, Turkey! Since I got back from Portland, a lot has changed. Got through high school and made it to a medical school in Istanbul, which just turned out to be more fun than it actually sounds. 
Jul
16
2015
Now Hiring: Marketing Internship

Now Hiring: Marketing Internship

September 2015- December 2015

Hours:

  • 10 hours per week
  • Flexible
  • Mandatory times: Tuesdays from 11am-2pm

Pay: $500 stipend for one quarter

Length of Internship: September 2015- December 2015

Besides the tasks listed below, an internship with the Rotary Club of Portland allows students to connect with 275 prominent business professionals in Portland with the hope of finding business contacts and opportunities for the future.

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Intern will:

  • Work with the Marketing Committee to implement a 1-year strategy connecting with media contacts in the community
  • Connect with Rotary members to gather stories for social media projects
  • Work with committees to advertise activities and grants
  • Design marketing materials
  • Other tasks as assigned
Jun
03
2015
Support Ethics in Business

Support Ethics in Business

Attend the 2015 Oregon Ethics in Business Awards Event

This year's event will be spectacular. The keynote speaker is Jim Bernau, Founder of Willamette Valley Vineyards. Read more in the Oregon Business Magazine.