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We raise funds through gifts, bequests, and otherwise, which we manage and invest to support programs for the betterment of our community. We make grants and donations for educational, charitable and scientific purposes that fill humanitarian need, primarily to youth and families.

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Since its inception in 1986, our Foundation has distributed thousands of dollars to fund important local and international programs. Locally, it sponsors a variety of programs that nurture, educate and enrich the lives of young people including:

Golf Tournament

And a good time was had by allARE YOU READY??? The sun is shining, the sky is powder blue, snow-capped Mt. Hood sparkles in the distance and you are surrounded by friends and business associates ready to tee off for a fun day of friendly competition and more importantly to help raise funds for local charities and college scholarships in our community.

Your participation will make our 25th Annual Clackamas Rotary Foundation Golf Tournament successful!

Please join us for the Clackamas Rotary Foundation Golf Tournament, to be held at Stone Creek Golf Club, in Oregon City, on Friday, June 16, 2017. Without you and other generous citizens, the Rotary Club of Clackamas would not have been able to fund more than $820,000 community and international projects and programs.

Golf while helping people. It's a win/win.The Beneficiaries of the 2016 event were.

More than 144 people will enjoy an 18-hole round of golf including carts, box lunch and great a tasting barbecued dinner. A range of opportunities are available to become involved; sponsorship, donation of a raffle item and/or purchase of a diamond raffle ticket as well as playing.

Your donated item or service will be attractively displayed and/or given appropriate written acknowledgement. It is a fine way to publicize your business and be a part of our Clackamas community. The Rotary Foundation of Clackamas is a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt, charitable organization for both state and federal tax purposes. Your gift is tax deductible to the extent provided by law. Our tax ID number is 94-3032557.

We sincerely appreciate your support of our organization's work to make our community a better place to live, work and raise a family.

Thomas Joseph
Foundation Chair

We hope you, your family and friends will join us on June 16, 2017, at Stone Creek Golf Club, 14603 S. Stoneridge Dr, Oregon City, OR 97045

More information upcoming.

Poker Tournament

This Poker Tournament was a rousing success. We are excited to announce the second annual Pacific Northwest Poker Classic-Celebrity Tournament. This gala event is dedicated to raise funds for homeless and at risk students and families in Clackamas County.

Stay tuned for the date and location.

Rotary is involved in many community projects that support those in need. Check out some of them below. You can get involved and help us make a difference in the community.

Smoke Alarms

Here's Larry installing Smoke Alarms.Our Smoke Alarm Program seeks to ensure that smoke alarms are available in every mobile home in every mobile home park within the boundaries of Clackamas County Fire District #1. This program was begun by Lt. Col. (ret) Thomas H. Disch, Jr. a charter member of our Rotary club. On the day of the event, Rotarians arrive at the fire training facility to learn about fire safety, smoke alarm testing and installation. Then they "caravan" to a local mobile home community and go door-to-door offering to install smoke alarms without charge. Prior to the event, the park management assists the fire district to communicate the event and to let all residents know the details of the services to be offered.

To date, Clackamas Rotary has installed over 1,600 smoke alarms in high-risk in partnership with Clackamas County Fire District #1. While we can count the number of alarms that have been installed, we can't count the learning that has taken place in the community. Major Portland television media have attended the installation events and have carried the smoke alarm project as an educational message during the news broadcasts, scores of Rotarians have learned how to install and test smoke alarms, and more Rotarians have learned the basics of fire safety and how to teach safety messages to communities.

Col. Disch received the Silver Sparky Award (for outstanding achievement or contributions to the fire service in fire prevention or public fire safety education; for civilians.) from the Oregon State Fire Marshals Office.

AED's (Automatic External Defibrillators)

AED Automatic External DefibrillatorsIn cooperation with the North Clackamas School District and the Clackamas Fire and Emergency Services Foundation, the Clackamas Rotary Club purchased an AED for all 21 elementary schools in the district.  As a club program, members of our club were trained by fire district staff how and when to use the machines

This project received a Public Safety Award from the North Clackamas Chamber of Commerce in 2007.

Clackamas Elementary Park Project

Centennial Project for Rotary International's 100th Anniversary. The purpose of this project was to serve children and adults in a very low economic community by providing a park setting with adequate green space for play, mini games and picnicking. Our club wanted to provide a safe place for children as well as provide a central location for the community to gather for neighborhood activities. We also wanted to build connections, breaking down barriers and fears in the community re: school and business.

North Clackamas Family Support Center

In July 2010, a fact-finding committee of eight Rotarians visited the Family Support Center to look for service projects. Two immediate need projects were identified. Clackamas Rotary took an aggressive approach to help homeless students in the North Clackamas area. Gathering more than 50 containers of peanut butter and jelly, followed by the donation of enough school supplies to fill 50 backpacks Rotarians headed to the Family Support Center for delivery.

A second project converted a basement storage room into a laundry room. Matching funds from Eye Health Northwest and partnership with North Pacific Supply, allowed the purchase of two washers and dryers and folding tables in a clean, brightly painted room. This facility is for use by homeless students and families without resources and for cleaning clothes donated to the clothes closet.

Lot Whitcomb Elementary

The Overland Park area and surrounding neighborhoods have come together to address criminal/quality of life issues. Clackamas Rotary's project was designed to dramatically improve the Lot Whitcomb field area to provide students a means to have fun, improve their physical fitness, and understand nature. It also transforms the LW fields into a community asset for neighbors. The project included construction of a covered outdoor classroom/picnic structure, building a walking/running trail with fitness stations, and establishing nature areas served by a the walking trail.

Clackamas Community College Scholarships

• The Rotary Club of Clackamas has been providing student scholarships to students attending Clackamas Community College since 1989.

• Over this twenty-two year period, the Rotary Club of Clackamas has provided eighty-seven students with over $135,000 in scholarship funding to help them achieve their educational goals.

• The club's generous support began with funding for opportunity scholarships and expanded to provide the following 5 scholarships for CCC students:

- Clackamas High School Ben Schellenberg scholarship
- Sabin Schellenberg Skills Center scholarship
- LaSalle Honors scholarship
- Transfer scholarship for a student transferring to a 4-year institution
- Second-year student residing in Clackamas County

• Currently, the Rotary Club of Clackamas provides 2, two-thousand dollars scholarships to honors students at Sabin Schellenberg Center and Clackamas High School.

• "The Rotary Club of Clackamas continues to make an indelible difference in the lives of CCC students. We are most grateful for their steadfast commitment to education." – Karen Martini, Executive Director, CCC Foundation

• Here is a sampling of students whose lives have been touched by the generosity of The Rotary Club of Clackamas: Olga is pursuing an accounting degree; Jared wants to be a mechanical engineer; Miko has become a nursing assistant; Vicki will be a Registered Nurse, Tim pursued a degree in business. There are eighty-two other like dreams and achievements thanks to The Rotary Club of Clackamas.

Ashley Wilks Scholarship

Ashley Wilks Scholarship Fund

January 4th, 2009 an unspeakable tragic event took place on the streets of downtown Portland striking the Rotary Club of Clackamas, Rotary District 5100 and Rotary International's Youth Exchange Program. A senseless act of violence injured six and took the lives of two young 16 year old girls, Tika Noboa Gelgado an inbound student from Peru and Ashley Wilks, a Clackamas High School sophomore preparing for her outbound exchange as the “Ambassador” from the Rotary Club of Clackamas.

The outpouring of condolences and monetary support for the Rotary Club of Clackamas Ashley Wilks Scholarship was critical in our decision to make this scholarship into a Permanent Endowment through the Rotary Club of Clackamas Foundation. This would enable us to spread the message and ideals of Ashley's passion for World Understanding and Peace.

On behalf of the Rotary Club of Clackamas Ashley Wilks Scholarship committee, thank you for support and helping us reach our goal of making this scholarship into a Permanent Endowment, allowing us to award a $1000.00 scholarship to one boy and one girl, to attend college.

All contributions are 100% tax-deductible as allowed by the law.

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Your donation may be tax deductible. Federal Tax ID #94-3032557

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Donate nowThe Clackamas Rotary Foundation is making a difference in the lives of young people every day. Our annual grants are made possible from our fund raising projects, use of our endowment funds and the annual donations from our Rotary members and non members alike.

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We raise funds through gifts, bequests, and otherwise, which we manage and invest to support programs for the betterment of our community. We make grants and donations for educational, charitable and scientific purposes that fill humanitarian need, primarily to youth and families.

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