International Projects

Southtowne supports our world community in many ways.

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Eugene Southtowne Rotary

Club #341, District 5110, Chartered December 22, 1975

Southtowne Rotary in Eugene, OR has been dedicated to doing good in the world through local and international projects since our founding in 1975. With approximately 90 members, we’re currently the second largest Rotary Club in Eugene, and by far the most fun!

Our Rotary motto is “Service above Self” and to honor that commitment, Southtowne Rotary has devoted countless hours and raised hundred of thousands of dollars to help create new educational opportunities for youth, distribute aid to the disabled and homeless, provide food for the underprivileged, improve outdoor and recreational living environments, and support visual and performing arts. Our service to the community takes place not only with the direct involvement by our club members but also through our monetary contributions to local scholarships and projects through our Southtowne Rotary Foundation.

We gather once a week on Thursday at noon for lunch and fellowship. We have interesting speakers on many topics. We receive updates on our ongoing projects and coordinate with each other about our many activities. Together we make a difference. Please check out the articles below and other pages on this site to learn more about us, and if you’d like to come to a meeting, let us know.

Southtowne News & Program Summaries…

Below you will find the most recent summaries of our weekly programs, project and event updates, and other interesting news. The full Southtowne Blog can be viewed here.

Each of the articles below is summarized. Click on the image or “read more” link to get the full scoop!

Sponsors Mentorship Program

Today’s Rotary meeting featured Sponsors Mentorship Program. Sponsors Mission is to assist men and women from Lane County released from Oregon state correctional facilities and the Lane County Jail in making a successful reentry into our community. Our success... read more

New Eugene City Hall Plans

The new Eugene City Hall project is well underway to bring our community a new building and public plaza that will provide a welcoming and accessible place for the community, as well as a home for City government. Mike Penwell, the City of Eugene’s Design and... read more

The Zoo Guy

Vic Hariton is “the Zoo Guy”. He has worked at the New York City Zoo and most recently at the Austin City Zoo. He shares his reflections. He primarily worked with big cats, and will share stories of some “wild” experiences. Vic has a heart for... read more

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Recent Southtowne Photos…

Below you’ll find a selection of our most recent photos from Southtowne projects, events, meetings and programs. For even more, visit us on Flickr.

We Meet Thursdays at Noon at the Vet's Club!