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!
One night on the street is too many. Quick intervention is a necessary safety net for our Bethel-4J students who find themselves alone and without a place to stay. Now we need to focus on adding effective prevention strategies that are vital to the safety of our...read more
Nancy Hughes, executive director of StoveTeam International, recalled what it was like for her growing up in a "Rotary family". She recalls her dad joining the local Rotary group and she remembers being involved in various philanthropic activities like bake sales and...read more
DOWNTOWN LANGUAGES is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing opportunities for immigrants and building respect and understanding across cultures by providing language, literacy, and other educational programs. They envision a vibrant community...read more
We see violent incidents thousands of more times now than we did 20 years ago and yet we are living in the most peaceful time in human history. The Rotarian Action Group for Peace is working for the purpose of advancing peace and preventing wars throughout the world....read more
Rotary Youth Exchange is an awesome Rotary project that Southtowne participates in. Every year, our club hosts one student from another country and coordinates their year long stay here, and we also recruit, vett, and arrange the sending for several other students...read more
ShelterCare is a private, nonprofit human services agency addressing homelessness in our area. They offer a range of housing solutions, combined with wraparound services for vulnerable community members who are homeless or on the verge of homelessness. Their programs...read more