Portland Pearl Rotary Club
Committees

International Service

Jordan Weisman, Director

THINKING BIG

  • Enhancing education in Ghana by helping provide clean power & water, furniture, lighting, and a computer lab.
  • Building sustainability for a Haitian farm that provides well-paying jobs for the local community.
  • Provide 150 families in Nicaragua with access to improved sanitation for the first time.
  • Installing solar energy panels at a rural hostipal in Nepal

Club Service

Janet Young, Director

BUILDING A VIBRANT CLUB

  • Having fun every First Wednesday at a local restaurant or bar.
  • Supporting our exchange students with local access and activities.
  • Rotary Cares – emotional support for members with significant life events.
  • Community social events, such as watching the Vaux’s swifts funnel into the Chapman Elementary school evenings in September.

Community Service

Jonelle Anderson, Director

ENGAGING WITH OUR COMMUNITY

  • Supporting Growing Gardens, a local non-profit in seasonal "dig-ins" for growing food schools, backyards and correctional facilities to cultivate healthy communities.
  • Weekly volunteering through Meals-on-Wheels in Downtown and NW Portland.
  • Building relationships with young women at White Shield with Bingo and ice cream events.
  • Monthly dinners at Doreen's Place in Bud Clark Commons.

Vocational Service

Roger Devine, Director

Building and Connecting Business Leaders

  • Network with Portland business and community leaders.
  • Develop leadership skills through active service in the community.
  • Participate in Helping Hands, Pearl Rotary business and community executives will work through a business issue or next steps for your business.
  • Business spotlight to the club, where you can share your business or marketable skill with the club.

Youth Service

Tara Mussulman, Director

Building Future Leaders and Growing Rotary 

Portland Pearl Rotary supports the fostering of dynamic young leaders:

  • Lincoln High School Interact Club - Rotary for high school students.
  • Portland Rotaract Club - Rotary for Young Professionals ages 18-30.
  • Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) - The purpose of RYLA is to recognize young leaders and provide them with an opportunity to expand their perceptions and ideals.

Membership

Perry Swanson, Elizabeth Cramer, co-chairs
PETS 2017

A DIVERSE MEMBERSHIP

Providing support for all potential and new members, ensuring a smooth and rewarding entry into the Rotarian family.

Social Justice

Chris Krenk, Chair

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION

We promote social justice, wherever possible, within our community and the world such that our actions result in a positive impact on people, government, and institutions. See the Social Justice Committee page.

LEARN MORE

Communications

Don Smith, Chair

INFORMED, ACTIVE & CONNECTED

Through our award-winning newsletter, an active social media presence, and vibrant club communications, we reach far and wide to educate, inform, and entertain a wide audience. 

Youth Exchange

Kelly Morrow, Chair

INFORMED, ACTIVE & CONNECTED

Each year, we send two local high-school students to study for a year abroad, and in exchange adopt two from other countries. This year:

  • Addie Ferriday is in Denmark
  • Jules Smith is in the Czech Republic
Portland Pearl Rotary Club - One of Portland, Oregon's Fastest Growing Clubs