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!
A new food drive is beginning at Southtowne Rotary. The Rotary Community Food Project is being introduced in March 2018 as a way to further support Food for Lane County. Food for Lane County is a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit food bank founded in 1984 and dedicated to...read more
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) improves the quality of life for persons with mental disorders and their families through support, education, and advocacy. NAMI has been the local voice for mental health in Lane County for over 30 years. Jennifer...read more
Now in its 52nd season, the Eugene Symphony is recognized as a cornerstone of the performing arts in Oregon’s southern Willamette Valley. The Eugene Symphony pursues its mission of enriching lives through the power of music by presenting annual classical, pops and...read more
The 20x21 EUG Mural Project is an initiative of the City of Eugene Cultural Service’s Public Art Program. The mission is to create world-class outdoor murals in Eugene between now and the 2021 IAAF World Championships, the largest sporting event ever to be held in...read more
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