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The Rotary Club of Portsmouth

The Rotary Club of Portsmouth

The Rotary Club of Portsmouth is an organization of business and professional leaders united to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. In more than 160 countries worldwide, approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 30,000 Rotary clubs.  The Portsmouth Rotary Club’s membership represents a cross-section of the community’s business and professional men and women. The meetings are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds.


Club Board Members/Officers:  
Steve Rader, President

Dan Simco, President-Elect

Tim Horner, Secretary/Treasurer

Tess Midkiff, Sergeant-at-Arms

Samantha Comer, Past President

Board Members:

Tim Angel, Mary Arnzen, Lesley Book,  Samantha Comer (ex officio), Fred Gohmann,  Sonie Hash, Stan Jennings, Dan Simco, Marcie Simms, Steve Rader, Jay Willis, Ralph Wisniewski, Linda Woods-Jones

The Portsmouth Rotary Club meets every Monday (except holidays) at 11:45am.   (Check the speaker schedule for more details.)

Shawnee State University, University Center
Sodexo Ballroom, 2nd Floor
940 Second Street
Portsmouth, OH  45662

Rotary of Portsmouth
P.O. Box 317
Portsmouth, OH 45662

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Events & Activities: These fundraisers help Rotary support the following activities in our community:

Labor Day Weekend Fish Fry
Rose Sale in March
Fall Literacy Project

  • Six $1,000 college scholarships for graduates of Scioto County High Schools
  • One $1,000 college scholarship for an international student attending Shawnee State University
  • Purchasing sets of books for classrooms in Scioto County
  • Supporting the SOMC Hospice “Transcending Lives Project”
  • Sponsoring the Children’s Summer Reading Program at the Portsmouth Public Library
  • Supporting the Southern Ohio Performing Arts Associations “Send a Kid to a Concert” program
  • Sponsoring the Quiz Bowl for Scioto County students
  • Sponsoring the South Central Ohio Education Service Center Programs – Science Fair for Scioto County students; Mock Trail Competitions, Scioto County Music Festival; High School Art Exhibits; Summer Enrichment Programs; & Artist-In-Residence
  • Supporting the United Way’s School Supply Drive for Scioto County Students
  • Sponsoring Project Impact, a leadership program for high school students in Scioto County
  • Supporting the Red Kettle Campaign for the Salvation Army
  • Supporting the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra children’s concert
  • Supporting the American Red Cross mission to prevent, prepare for and respond to disasters
  • Supporting Portsmouth Area Arts Council for the “Art for At-Risk Kids”
  • Supporting The Counseling Center’s summer outreach camp
  • Supporting Father’s Table Ministry to support meals for those in need.
  • Supporting Steven’s Power Pack Project to offer food to children which they can take home for the weekend


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