Rotary Club of Oregon, Wisconsin

The Rotary Club of Oregon, WI was formed in 1944 and strives to provide service internationally and to the Oregon community through projects, student scholarships, and financial sponsorships. Our club meets weekly at 6:45 in the morning at Headquarters Restaurant, 101 Concord Dr. in Oregon. A guest speaker provides interesting information on an array of subjects from climate change to alpacas. The size of the club, about 45 members, promotes less formality and good camaraderie. We support a high school senior each month and an inbound exchange student as well as outbound student from Oregon High.

The highlight of each meeting is a presentation by a Rotarian or guest speaker! Our calendar lists upcoming events.

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Oregon, WI

Rotary Internatioal

Rotary International is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders. There are over 32,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries.  Clubs are nonpolitical, nonreligious and open to all cultures, races and creeds.  As signified by the motto “Service Above Self” Rotary’s only objective is service – in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world.

Club Officers 2016-2017

President: Rachel Snethen

President-elect: Peter Groth

Secretary: Uriah Carpenter

Treasurer: Jason Mahnke

Past-president: Uriah Carpenter

Board Members: Nikki Busch, Jeanne Carpenter, Judy Knutson, Wendell Matzke

Club Projects

Rotary projects range from international concerns to local needs.  Funds raised through various activities are used solely to support projects. (Club needs are funded through member dues.)

- Polio Plus

- Trees For Life

  1. -Spokes from Wisconsin: Al & Gail Brown

  2. -International Youth Exchange: Jan Bonsett-Veal

- Host-a-family: Penny Byrne

- Badger Boy’s and Girl’s State: Bill Urban

  1. -Bike Rodeos: Chris Schwass

  2. -Highway 14 Cleanup: Ron Morken

  3. -Electronic Recycling: Rich Strohmenger

  4. -Habitat for Humanity: Staci Boudreau

  5. -Oregon Middle School EcoCenter: Larry Mahr

  6. -Student-of-the-Month: Bill Urban

- Aviary for Oregon Nursing Home

- Lerner Conservation Park: Al Miller

Club Members and

Paul Harris Fellows *


Leslie Bergstorm

Jan Bonsett-Veal*

John Breidenbach

Al Brown*

Gail Brown*

Nikki Busch

Brian Busler

Penny Byrne

Jeanne Carpenter*

Uriah Carpenter

Kristine Collins

Sue Cowan*

Eric Gormanson

Peter Groth

Greg Granberg

Hopi Gesteland

Justin Johnson

Dan Krause

Arlan Kay*

Judy Knutson

Larry Mahr*

Gwen Maitzen

Jason Mahnke

Wendell Matzke

Gwen Maitzen

Jim McCoid

Marilyn McDole

Marshall Mennenga

Al Miller*

Ron Morken*

Derek Schneider

Chris Schwass

Rachel Snethen

Rich Strohmenger

Susan Shedivy

Rae Vogeler

Bill Urban

Andy Weiland*

Chad Winkleplec

Sue Wollin

Club Activities - Oregon Rotary participates in fund-raising activities year-round, including: the Village of Oregon's annual Summerfest celebration, Christmas holidays poinsettia sale, and a winter cheese tasting.

Oregon Rotary meets Tuesday mornings at 6:45 am at Headquarters Restaurant, 101 Concord Dr.