The Rotary Club of Newport was founded in 1955, chartered by the Rotary Club of Corvallis.
There were 25 Charter Members. Today, we have 64 Members.
We are your friends and neighbors working to build a better world and a better community.
Meet our Scottish Friendship Exchange group, September 2012
See more photos of activities with our Scottish Rotarian friends on our Facebook page.
For example, we took a Discovery Tour of our beautiful Newport Bay!
Rotary Has a Global Presence
The Rotary Club of Newport participates in projects around the globe. The most famous and ambitious is Polio Plus which has nearly wiped Polio off the face of the earth. We have also worked with Rotarians in Peru and provided a commercial bake oven to feed the orphans, provide bake goods to sale to support the orphanage and to educate older boys to be bakers so they can make a living as adults. We are the lead Rotary club building a literacy center in rural Thailand. This center will care for young children and provide opportunities for them to learn to read.
We also fund both inbound and outbound Exchange Students, promoting world understanding.