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The Rotary Club of Milwaukie is excited to announce that beginning July 12th, we're moving our weekly lunch meeting venue to the Milwaukie-Portland Elk's Lodge located 13121 SE McLoughlin Blvd in Milwaukie! Our weekly lunch meeting is OPEN to everyone, so please stop by and check out our new weekly meeting space!
2022 "Dr. Howard Anderson/Tim DeShields Scholarship" Award Winner La Reina Canty!
The Rotary Club of Milwaukie, Oregon is excited to announce this year's recipient of our Foundation's "Dr. Howard Anderson/Tim DeShields Scholarship" in the amount of $5,000 is La Reina Canty. As a graduating Senior at Milwaukie High School, La Reina is a National Honor Society member, has been involved in numerous school athletics, held down a part-time job, and has a notable history of local community service work here in our Milwaukie community. La Reina has indicated that she intends to pursue a 4 year degree that will allow her to become an elementary school teacher, where she hopes to make an impact in the lives of other young people like her teachers have for her.
The Rotary Club of Milwaukie's Foundation presents one $5,000 scholarship to a graduating senior from Milwaukie High School/Milwaukie Academy of the Arts each year. Thank you to all of this year's qualified applicants and congratulations to La Reina Canty.
Milwaukie High School Off-Site Choir Performance
The Rotary Club of Milwaukie would like to send out a HUGE thanks to Milwaukie High School & Milwaukie Academy of the Arts, Principal Carmen Gelman, and the amazing Milwaukie High School Choir & "Pony Pipers" for their terrific performance at today's off-site meeting!
LoveOne Milwaukie April 2022 Event
144 pizza slices served tonight at the LoveOne Milwaukie! 🍕 At a typical laundry event — like tonight — our neighbors can wash and dry up to three loads of their laundry free of charge and enjoy a hot meal. Additionally, LoveOne works to keep a resource table stocked with a range of essential personal care items, snacks, and other resources. Our club is proud to support the work LoveOne is doing on a daily basis in our community.
April "Feed The Hungry" Local Community Service Project
The Rotary Club of Milwaukie would like to thank all our club members & friends who came out to support the "Feed the Hungry" program here in downtown Milwaukie. "Feed the Hungry" serves a warm meal EVERY Sunday to anyone in the area who needs a meal. Together with volunteers who cook & serve, "Feed the Hungry" serves nearly 100 meals every week!
Milwaukie Floral "Spring Bouquet" Club Social
The Rotary Club of Milwaukie would like to thank everyone who came out to join us at our Milwaukie Floral "Club Social". It was great fun creating some beautiful Spring floral bouquets!
Stay tuned for our next "Club Social" coming soon!
March "Adopt-A-Road" Clean Up
We had a terrific turn out and amazing weather at our Adopt-a-Road/Lake Rd clean up this morning! Students from Milwaukie High School, Rowe Middle School & community volunteers, joined Milwaukie Rotarians to collect trash along SE Lake Rd, from Milwaukie High School- to - Harmony Rd.
If you or your organization would like to learn more about our upcoming local community service opportunities, check out our website events page. You don't need to be a member of our club to participate!
In response to the deepening humanitarian crisis in #Ukraine, we created an official channel for contributions to support the relief efforts underway by #Rotary districts. Learn more:
Milwaukie Rotary Foundation Howard/Tim DeShields $5,000 Scholarship
The Rotary Club of Milwaukie is excited to announce that the 2022 Milwaukie Rotary Foundation - Dr. Howard Anderson / Tim DeShields $5,000 Scholarship application is now available! This annual scholarship is available to one graduating Senior attending Milwaukie High School or Milwaukie Academy of the Arts that meets the application criteria.
Please visit the link below to learn more and start your application process! Deadline for applications is April 15, 2022.
Happy 10th Anniversary to LoveOne!
Thanks to our rotary volunteers who came out to help support LoveOne Milwaukie's January Milwaukie South event.  This marks the 10 year Anniversary of LoveOne Milwaukie!  This tremendous organization consistently serves so many in need here in our community by providing a warm meal, personal hygiene & other supplies, medical resources, laundry services and so much more. If you'd like to learn more about how LoveOne makes an impact or how you/your organization can get involved, please visit
Welcome to the Club Colleen Rockwell!
The Rotary Club of Milwaukie, Oregon is pleased to introduce our newest member, Colleen Rockwell as a member of our club!  Colleen was introduced by Club Membership Chair Bruce Weaver and will be mentored by fellow member, Betty Dominguez.  She is a long-time Milwaukie resident, with deep ties to our community and has already participated in numerous local community service projects & other club events.  Colleen is a terrific addition to our club and we're excited to have her a member.
Feed The Hungry January 2022
The Rotary Club of Milwaukie was excited to help support the "Feed The Hungry" Volunteer Event today; cooking for and serving over 100 people in need of a warm meal here in our community. "Feed the Hungry" provides a warm meal to those in need every Sunday. If you'd like to learn more about you can help support this terrific local organization, please contact them at
Hillside Community Holiday Party
The Rotary Club of Milwaukie was so excited to partner with the Providence Milwaukie Foundation again and share some holiday cheer with the residents of the Hillside Manor Community. The Hillside Manor Community is comprised of 200 units of public housing that include families, senior citizens, and people with disabilities. The Hillside Community is located on 16 acres on SE 32nd Avenue in Milwaukie (across from Providence Milwaukie Hospital), which is owned and operated by the Housing Authority of Clackamas County. Tonight, residents were treated to gift cards, toys & gifts, Christmas carolers and a door-to-door visit from Santa Claus!
Paul Harris Fellow Awards
Congratulations to Milwaukie Rotarian's Joel Bergman & David Mealey. David was awarded his Paul Harris Fellow +5 & Joel earned his Paul Harris Fellow +1 at our regular lunch meeting today. The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation. If you'd like to learn more about how The Rotary Foundation makes an impact in our Global Community, please visit
Annual Holiday "Bowling" Party!
Thanks to all the club members & guests who came out to our Annual Holiday "Bowling Party"; especially our Social Committee Chair Susan Di Piazza & Club President Paul M. Geske for all of their efforts to make sure today's event was so enjoyable. Also, a special thanks to fellow Milwaukie Rotarian, Champ Husted & all of the terrific staff at Milwaukie Bowl for hosting our club again this year! Lot's of fun and laughs were had by all.
"Friends of Trees"/Arbor Day Milwaukie Neighbor Tree Planting
Thanks to everyone who braved the rain, hail and wind during the "Friends of Trees"/Milwaukie Neighborhood Arbor Day Tree Planting Event! Our Milwaukie Rotary group planted 11 new trees in 4 different locations with in the city of Milwaukie today.
If you'd like to learn more about how the Rotary Club of Milwaukie is making an impact in our Local & Global communities, come by a meeting; every Tuesday, 12:00 noon at Milwaukie Floral & Garden (3306 SE Lake Rd.).

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Member Birthdays:
  • Heather Hobson
    June 7
  • Bob Palandech
    Linda Palandech
    June 5
  • Dave Potts
    June 25
Join Date:
  • Stephen Achilles
    June 1, 2019
    3 years
  • David Mealey
    June 7, 2005
    17 years
  • Janelle Lawrence
    June 9, 2011
    11 years
June 2022
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Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Milwaukie Floral & Garden
3306 SE Lake Rd.
Milwaukie, OR 97222
United States of America
We are continuing to offer hybrid meeting options for those that would prefer to attend our regular lunch meetings remotely. Members should have access to link once logged into the website. Guests should contact our Club President for meeting link.
Upcoming Events
Upcoming Speakers
No Meeting
Jul 05, 2022
July 4th Holiday
Stephanie Rose
Jul 12, 2022
Club Assembly
Michael Bork- NCPRD- Director
Jul 19, 2022
Updates on N. Clackamas Parks & Recreation District- What's New
Terry Scott
Jul 26, 2022
B-17 Alliance Foundation
Past Speakers
No Meeting
Jun 28, 2022
Installation Dinner -Chapel Theater
Michael Bork- Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher
Jun 21, 2022
"Laugh for the Help of it"

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