Are you looking for an organization where you can meet friends, grow your professional network, and do some good for the community and the world?


We’re looking for you, too!

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!

Plan to Attend Ribbon Cutting for the Rotary Clock - NEW DATE

Tuesday, September 5, 2023 By: Timothy J Neuville

On Tuesday, October 3rd at about 5:30 p.m. in front of City Hall, we will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Rotary Clock. Marking our 30th year, the clock is our gift to the city of Waupaca in appreciation for the support we receive and the opportunities we have to serve our wonderful community. Members are encouraged to attend.

Here are the details of the event: 
Date: October 3, 2023
Time: 5:30 pm
Attended by: City Council, the Waupaca Chamber, Donors who contributed to the clock, All members of the Rotary Club of Waupaca
The Event: Will include a ribbon cutting, a press photo, and all being invited to a celebratory gathering at Simpson's after the brief celebration

Mark your calendars and plan to attend. It would be great to see lots of our members there, celebrating our 30th year.

RYE Student Arrivals and Returns

Monday, September 4, 2023 By: Sandy Testin
August saw the arrival and return of a number of our RYE students:
(Clockwise, from upper left)
  • Eric Sands shown with his wife Claire was 2013-2014 RYE outbound student to the Czech Republic
  • Inbound RYE student, Seungji Na from Korea
  • Another of our new inbound RYE students, Urszula (Ula) Rozanska from Poland
  • Jose Chuquimarca shown with Sandy was an inbound RYE student from Ecuador in 2008-2009
  • Niels Niederkrome is a short term RYE student here from Germany, exchanging banners with President Greg
  • Matt Suprise (left} shown with Niels and Kay Ellingson was a short term RYE student we sponsored to Germany

High School Travel Opportunities

Monday, September 4, 2023 By: Sandy Testin
Waupaca Rotary is looking for High School students who would like to participate in our Long-term (11-month) or Short-term (summer) programs.  Our travel programs are an incredible opportunity to learn another language and culture.

Long-term (11-month) travelers need to be between 15.5 and 18.5 years old on August 1, 2024.  They also need to be in the top 50% of their class or have a GPA of 2.75.   Short-term travelers need to be of high school age.

If you know of interested families, we will have an informational meeting on Monday, September 18th, 7:00 PM at the Waupaca High School Library.

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Grant for Arts Hub

Monday, September 4, 2023 By: Diane M Baker
The Arts Hub is working to create a Digital Makerspace to engage and inspire students in the technological world they live in by providing creative opportunities to think/problem solve in the digital world. The skills and experience using a digital makerspace will help the students now and into the future by growing their creativity and by providing them with the skills that will be increasingly in demand among employers. The Arts Hub will provide a 3D printer, allowing for digital work to become a physical object with the help of a $1,166 grant from Rotary.  

What’s Coming Up?

Meeting - Waupaca Home Brewers Club
October 4th 2023 at 7:30 am
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Meeting - Waupaca Curling Club
October 11th 2023 at 7:30 am
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Meeting - New Practices in Funeral Homes
October 18th 2023 at 7:30 am
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Clone-Meeting - New Practices in Funeral Homes
October 25th 2023 at 7:30 am
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Pints for Polio at HH Hinder
October 28th 2023 at 12:00 pm
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