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!
Rotary Youth Exchange is the opportunity of a lifetime for the more than 8,000 students who participate worldwide each year. Kate Stokes was a Rotary youth exchange student from 2003-2004 in a remote town in northern Japan. She shared her experience with us today...read more
The Volunteers In Medicine Clinic, or VIM, was founded in 2001 by Sister Monica Heeran. Then, as now, the mission of the Clinic is to reach out and help people gain access to health care. Much has changed over the last 15 years, but one that hasn’t changed it VIM...read more
Project Amigo is a non-profit organization whose goal is to help poor rural children in the west-central state of Colima, Mexico achieve the education and skills they need to lift themselves and their families out of generations of poverty, and to build better and...read more
NAMI Lane County helps families, friends, consumers of mental health services, and caregivers by providing resource material, referrals, support groups, political and legislative activity, public outreach and anti-stigma education. Jose Soto and Frank King provided an...read more
The Salmon Watch Program was represented as our program at Rotary today. Here are a few notes from the presentation: Salmon Watch takes students on a field trip to where (and when) salmon are spawning, which is part of a larger curriculum. Often this is their first...read more
As a board member and volunteer of WREN (Willamette Resources & Education Network), Ron Leonard shared with us what is happening with the ecosystems of the West Eugene wetlands. WREN is a private nonprofit on a mission to practice and promote land stewardship...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.