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Community Service Projects

Hillsboro Rotary Club's Community Service Projects committee is very active. They work with Home Plate to feed homeless teenagers, Meals On Wheels to help provide meals for seniors, obtaining grants and matching funds for projects in our local high schools and these are only a few of the projects taken on by this ambitious committee. If you think that you have a project that might be of interest to the Hillsboro Rotary Club send an email to
December 2014

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Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Tuality Health Education Center
334 SE 8th Ave (Meeting Address)
PO Box 473 (Mailing Address)
Hillsboro, OR  97123
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Our annual Christmas auction is always a successful fundraiser. Held at the Walter's Cultural Arts Center, Rotarians and guests once again bid on items to increase the coffers of our Leonard Gratteri Scholarship Fund as well as The Community Grants Program. Chairperson Leah Perkins-Hagele is compiling the final figures now to report how well we did. A fun time was had by all again this year. Pictured above is current President Jeff Nelson flanked by incoming President Carolina Malmedal on the left and following Carolina is Leah Perkins-Hagele as President on the right. Obviously this picture proves that things are certainly looking up for the Hillsboro Rotary Club! Sorry Jeff couldn't resist that one.



On Friday November 14th a group of our members led by Donna Bosak, presented graphing calculators to 4 of the area high schools. Donna was able to get at matching grant of $1500 from our district to be able to make this $3000 purchase. The calculators will benefit students who might not otherwise be able to afford them. This is just another great project from our Community Services Committee. Thank you Donna and the entire committee who worked on this project. 



ImageRotary is all about "Service Above Self" and no one lived that motto more than Leo Dal Santo.  For those of us who have been in Hillsboro Rotary for awhile, the name Leo Dal Sango holds special meaning. For those newer members who really never got to know Leo, take it from some of us who have been around awhile, that Leo is everything that you ever thought about Rotary. All the mottos, all the catch phrases, they are all personified in Leo. Leo passed away last week leaving a void that will be difficult for anyone to fill. Some of us are still coming to grips with Hillsboro Rotary without Leo Dal Santo.  One wonders if his family really knew how much this man meant to us. While we mourn the passing of this man we hope that we can be inspired by his service and continue to do great things in our community. For those of us who thought of Leo as Rotary we hopefully will continue to do things that would make Leo proud of us. We bid you goodbye Leo and envy the place that has you now as we know that you are right at the front of line when the work assignments are being passed out. Their gain is our loss. RIP dear friend.



Meeting Responsibilities

Dec 18, 2014 Door Prize
McCoun, Donald
Dec 18, 2014 Greeter
Bateman, Randall
Dec 18, 2014 Alternate Greeter
Berkey, Harvey


Dec 25, 2014
No Meeting
Merry Christmas
Jan 01, 2015
No Meeting
Party Like it's 1999!
Jan 08, 2015
Tyler Boggs
'Heart 2 Heart Farms
Jan 15, 2015
Larry Wood
Evergreen and the Spruce Goose as told by a Marine Corps Fighter Pilot
Jan 22, 2015
Jill Viggiano
Painful Blessing
Jan 29, 2015
Hope Corsair
Tanzania Solar Hope Project
Feb 05, 2015
Dean Hall
Swimming the Willamette - All 184 Miles!


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