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The Rotary Club of Waupaca

Serving others, promoting integrity, and advancing understanding, goodwill, and peace in the Waupaca area and around the world.

Over 90 members strong, we are committed to acting locally and globally to address the biggest challenges of our time. Together, we work to:

  • Support education
  • Protect the environment
  • Grow local economies
  • Promote Peace
  • Support mothers & children
  • Provide Clean water, sanitation & hygiene
  • Fight disease

In addition to hands-on projects focused on the environment, housing, hunger and other needs, we raise funds through community events to support a range of programs and service projects that improve lives locally and around the world.

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The Good Things We’re Doing!

Waupaca’s Arts Program in the News


When you think of manufacturing, you likely don’t think of art.
But in the city of Waupaca, the two terms will soon become synonymous.
On Thursday, a community project took shape, mixing the worlds of industry and artistry.

Recently - the Waupaca Community Arts Board was featured across a number of media outlets:

RYE Rummage Sale Report

The RYE Rummage sale was a huge success, thanks to great donations, wonderful volunteers and absolutely perfect weather!

Our total sales were $3,617.90!  This tops our best year by over $1,000.
After expenses (ad, new heavy duty clothing rack for future sales, and a few other items), we put $3,472.98 into our RYE Scholarship account.

Our Outbound families pay $6800+ for the year abroad.  While this is an incredible deal for 11 months in another country, we want to make sure we keep it affordable for any student who wants to go on exchange.  While mostly a need-based scholarship, we have also been able to offer some extra help to ease the strain on the budget for many of our Outbound families.

Start saving a box or two of your treasures for next year.
And thank you to all who donated, shopped and volunteered their time to make this a great fundraiser.

Rotary Education Grant: Iola Elementary School Reading Specialist


Cari Honken, Iola Elementary School Reading Specialist, received a Rotary Education Grant that she used to purchase materials for the One School, One Book program, which encourages reading at school and at home..

In Cari's own words: "Thanks to your donation, each family in our school received a copy of the same chapter book, Fenway and Hattie by Victoria J. Coe. Each day, a chapter was read at school by all classroom teachers. Students then read the chapter at home again with their families. This is a great way to increase the home school connection, practice reading fluency and comprehension, and just enjoy reading an awesome book together! The students fell in love with the characters and took part in many activities at school related to the book including a daily trivia contest and in-class extension activities including more reading, writing, art, and drama. Thanks again for your support!

Rotary Park Cleanup


Thanks to the Rotary Club of Waupaca volunteers who plucked, scooped, trimmed, and planted to beautify Rotary Park! And thanks to Turners Fresh Market for donating the beautiful flowers that were planted at the park!

Rotary Scholarships


Wes Klages had the honor to present the following scholarships May 28th at the Waupaca High School Awards ceremony:

  • Henry Williams received the Rotary Service Above Self $4000 Scholarship. Henry performed over 560 hours of community service and volunteerism during his school years. He will be attending Trine University majoring in Electrical Engineering???????
  • Poppy Beese received a $1000 Technical College Scholarship. She will be attending Northeast Wisconsin Technical College majoring in Nursing
  • Tatum Schroeder received a $1000 Technical College Scholarship. She will be attending Fox Valley Technical College majoring in Mechanical CAD Design

Freshening Up Rotary Riverview Park


Andrea Jenson and Terri Schultz finished planting at the park! If you have any free time over the summer there is always weeding to do. Let's keep our park beautiful!

And a big thank you to Turners Fresh Market  for the donated plants and flowers and Rotarians for donations.

Paul Harris Recognitions: Faye Wilson, Kathy Fehl and Chuck Reynolds!


A big day for Paul Harris awards at our club yesterday. Congratulations to Faye Wilson, Kathy Fehl, and Chuck Reynolds for their honors.

What’s Coming Up?

Waupaca Weekly Club Meeting

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Waupaca Weekly Club Meeting

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