Albina Rotary Club

Portland, Oregon, United States

The Rotary organization was founded in Chicago in 1905 as the world's first volunteer service club. Rotary quickly expanded around the world.

The Albina Rotary Club was chartered in April of 1981. Our initial membership consisted of 31 men dedicated to the betterment of our community. In 1988, women were admitted to Rotary and a local icon, Dolly Bowman, the principal at Jefferson High School was our first female member.

Albina Rotarians are men and women in North and Northeast Portland working in the professions, the business world, education, government, social service, IT, and retirees. Our members seek way to bring improvement to our community, our country and our world.

Weekly Meetings

The Albina Rotary Club meets weekly at the Village Inn at 1621 NE 10th Ave, Portland OR 97232 every Wednesday at 12:00pm. Please contact us if you would like to join us as our guest for a meeting

A Few Local Projects

Northwest Disciples Wrestling Team: Local non-profit wrestling club.

Dictionary Project: Along with all Rotary district 5100 clubs, we give dictionaries to every 3rd grader in the area.

Holiday Boxes: Up to 60 families receive food boxes worth about $150.00 each. Families with children also receive Christmas gifts.

Amigos de las Americas: We support high school and college students living at working abroad for a summer, mentoring, teaching and learning leadership skills.

Neil Kelly Memorial Scholarship:

Our signature project, the Albina Rotary club awards four renewable scholarships to local area students who possess great academic skills and have demonstrated significant Community Service and Involvement. Scholarship level for 2014 is $2000 a year for three renewable years.

International Projects

Polio Plus: Rotary International supported project to eradicate Polio.