History of the Lake Oswego Oregon Rotary Club


Peter Glazer Esq. is our club historian and what a history he has! 



Peter has been a Lake Oswego Rotary member since 1984 and has served as club president, allocation committee chair, chair of club service, community service and vocational service committees, co-chair of the Lobster Feed, sergeant of arms and assistant district governor.  He is currently the club historian and a very active member and still finds time to manage his busy law practice and engage in many community activities including the Royal Rosarians where he served as Prime Minister in 2008

He is a "Double Duck" having earned an Bachelors of Arts (Honors) in Journalism and a Doctor of Jurisprudence at the University of Oregon. You will find him at Rotary meetings at home and abroad, always one of our club's most active and outgoing members. If you haven't engaged in a quid pro quo with Peter you've missed a great experience.

 As club historian, Peter delivered a talk on the Lake Oswego Rotary club's rich history at our regular meeting on January 8, 2018.

Click this link for an audio of Peter's talk.  You can listen on your computer or download it to an audio player.  It is 30 minutes long in an mp3 format.

A pdf of his talk is at this link which includes his notes and many delightful historical photos.  If you are a Rotary member you'll definitely want to read it.  If you are not a Rotary member and you read it, then you will want to join our club for sure. 

What a wonderful time the Lake Oswego Rotary members have had over the years and they take pride in hundreds of significant projects that continue to benefit the local community and humanity worldwide.   

Past Presidents list   See who has led the club in the past


Stay tuned as we continue to create Lake Oswego Rotary club history.


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Service Above Self: Educational Excellence

Deadline for
2023 Nominations is
Midnight on
Tuesday, January 17th!

Each year, the Rotary Club of Lake Oswego presents SASEE Awards to individuals in our community who exemplify Rotary's Service Above Self by an exceptional contribution in support of education. As in the past, SASEE Awards are presented in three categories: Students, Educators, and Community Citizens.

To nominate a worthy individual, please visit rotarySASEE.org.

Save the date!
This year's evening award ceremony
is scheduled for March 15th
at Lakeridge High School.

View last year’s awards on YouTube which premiered on May 18, 2022. SASEE award recipients were introduced by local leaders – Mayor Joe Buck, School board member Neelam Gupta, and LOHS student Eileen Koh. LOSD Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Schiele launched the presentation with words of encouragement and celebration, and each award winner shared their thoughts about receiving the SASEE award.

38th Annual Lobster Feed and Charity is now: Lobster To-Go!

COMING SOON! "We're Clawing Our Way Back!" Details coming soon on our annual lobster dinner options, benefiting many local charities!

Lake Oswego Rotary and Lakewood Center for the Arts conduct this annual fundraiser to provide assistance to projects that benefit our community. Sign up for your "Lobster to go" at www.lobsterfeed.org