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Why Join Our Club


MDA Summer Camp Carnival

MDA Labor Day Telethon

Partnership with Community
Cycling Center

Serendipity Alternative School

Ron Russell Middle School


About the Foundation

Youth Scholarships


Spring Silent Auction, Dinner
& Show

Fall Wine Raffle


Matching Grant for School Furniture Grant in Niger

Individual Student Support for Children of the Golden Triangle in Northern Thailand

Intensive Care Unit for Babies in Bangalore, India


Contact Us

Donate to a Worthy Cause

Our club meets:                Every Thursday at 7:00 A.M.

Where:                               Elmer’s Restaurant
10001 NE Sandy Blvd

                                                                           Portland, Oregon 97230        

Meeting Speakers:

May 15th
- 3rd Grade Writing Awards Breakfast

May 22nd – TBA

May 29th - Kelly Baur, 2013-14 Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar - Arauco: The Longest War in History

                               We invite YOU to come to one of our meetings to meet our members
                                                and see for yourself just what Rotary is all about.

Upcoming Events:
May 10th – Auction Night!!!

May 16th-17th - District Conference at Salem Conference Center

June 19th – Charter Night Party

June 21st – Carnival and BBQ at Sycamore Lane

June 23rd – East Portland Rotary Golf Classic

July 6th – Prepare games for MDA Camp

July 10th – MDA Camp Arriwanha

August 2nd – BBQ at Gloria Auker’s House

August 19th - Sycamore Lane Golf Tournament

Recent Happenings:

2013 CEPRC Auction a well earned success!

Thank you for all of your help and support of the 2013 Central East Portland Rotary Dinner/Auction held on Saturday May 11th! With the exception of minor technical difficulties, we had another very successful Auction and will be able continue to grow our Youth Scholarship Program for high school graduates of David Douglas, Reynolds and Parkrose High Schools with fourteen $2,500 scholarships.

Total Proceeds excluding most of the dinner tickets and table sponsor income $48,579

Funded Item $32,100
Oral Items $9,475
Raffle $1,195
Mystery Envelopes $525
Wine $1,050

With the addition of the Table Sponsors and Ticket sales of approximately $8,000, we exceeded $55,000 less expenses.


Club joins efforts to end human trafficking

As part of the efforts to end human trafficking, our club along with the other East Portland clubs walked from the Art Museum to Pioneer Courthouse Square, City Fair and back to the Art Museum. Marchers wore orange T-shirts carrying the End Human Trafficking message.  Observers were provided resource information if they wanted to learn more or volunteer in efforts related to Human Trafficking. Next year there is serious talk about joining in the Starlight Parade or be a District 5100 entry in the Rose Parade. About 50 walkers showed up having only short notice to participate. The next walk should be much lager.
                      Stay tuned.

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2012 CEPRC Annual Auction a Huge Success    

CEPRC continues to draw generous Rotarians, family, and friends to its Annual Auction Event. The event
held on April 21, 2012 at the Lloyd Center Double Tree Hotel, took in a record of over $44,000. It featured Michael Convery as Master of Ceremonies, with the Knotty Pines providing a tasty selection of
musical fare throughout the evening.

Monies raised from this event are used to support numerous projects both locally and internationally.  The auction specifically supports local college bound students through 15 annual scholarships awarded by CEPRC in the amount of $2,000 each per year. The scholarships are available for four years but each student recipient must maintain a prescribed grade point average and reapply each year to continue receiving this scholarship.

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Christmas Party Once Again a Hit!


Attendees to our annual Christmas Party had a great time. The prime rib was wonderful and the salmon was perfect. The gift exchange was enjoyed by all. We had our wine raffle drawing with details to come. Special thanks to Eastmoreland Golf Club for putting out a great event. Gloria; thanks for all your hard work! It’s camaraderie like this which make our club special.


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Rich and Carol checking out the gifts!

Annual Holiday Food Drive a Huge Success!

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Central East Member, Leon Surber and Honorary Member and Mentored Student, Camrun Arkills prepare to deliver food bags to needy families in the Ron Russell Middle School service area.

This year, Central East Portland Rotary Club delivered five (5) tons of food to families, including frozen meats, cheese, and much much more. The receiving families seemed genuinely very happy with the deliveries. One family member remarked, "Your food delivery today lets us start our Christmas Season with hope and joy. Thank you Rotary."


“Polio-Plus” party: On August 25 Rotarian Larry Baker and his spouse Jan hosted a CEPR “fireside” with 38 Rotarians and guests for a sit-down dinner on their deck.  Rotarians brought salads and desserts and refreshments and the Bakers supplied hors d’oeuvres, baked potatoes, steak & chicken, and service by Sara's Catering.  While the Rotarians and guests shared a warm summer evening the club’s foundation received $700 in donations for the Polio Plus campaign.  A few pictures of the group reflects the relaxed atmosphere and building of friendships.

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Here are some achievements we can be proud of

Over the past several years, our club has contributed over $60,000 to the Paul Harris Fellows program, to recognize many club members, and honor spouses, friends, and supporters of Central East Rotary Club.    

Our current members have contributed over $35,000 over the past several years, in the name of our club members.  During the week of 18-24 October 2010, our club members contributed over $3,500, and received credit for $7,000. October was a great month to be a Central East Portland Rotary Club Member