International Service

We are proud to have had multiple members participate in International Rotary projects. A member of our club went on a Rotary trip to the Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire) and participated in a End Polio Now immunization exercise. Other members have traveled to build libraries in Uganda, water projects in Peru, and to install water filtration systems in Mexico and Cuba. We are proud to have a group of engaged Rotarians.

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The Rotary Club of Hillsboro also actively partners with other local clubs on their projects.

  • Provided funds to the H2OpenDoors organization for the water facility to be installed in Africa for the Masai Mara.
  • Joined many other clubs throughout the world with a three year commitment to Shelter Box as a Hero Club.
  • After a fantastic presentation by the Pacific University Rotaract club, we joined in their quest to build more schools through their fundraising efforts with Pencils of Promise.
  • Assisted the Rotary Club of Beaverton with its Books for the World program. We have donated in two of their past projects. We collected textbooks and donated money to help ship those books to Uganda. We again partnered with this Beaverton, Oregon club to send 40,000 pounds of textbooks to the Philippines with another donation.
  • Sustainability and self-sufficiency are two hallmarks of the international projects within Rotary. The Beaverton Rotary Club needed assistance with their TRF Global Grant in Uganda and we joined in with a donation to aid in their efforts to assist women in Uganda to receive training and seeds to be able to grow better crops.
  • Contributed to the Rotary Club of Portland in its attempts to help train community nurses and midwives in Fiji.
  • The Hillsboro Rotary Club has also participated in a TRF Matching Grant project to provide clean water to two villages in Peru on the Amazon River.  This was done by writing a grant request and with donations of funds from our club and three other clubs. We were able to get a total $50,000 including the matching funds from The Rotary Foundation (TRF) to complete the project and provide clean water to approximately 5000 residents in two villages.

The Foundation of the Rotary Club of Hillsboro has funded all of the projects listed above.