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!
The First Annual PTSD Symposium, which is the first major event of the Kim Sticka PTSD Music & Arts Foundation, will be held July 21, 2018. This is the first major event of the foundation which was established to inform our community about combined efforts to better...read more
In 2006, Eugene Ballet purchased and began renovating the 13,700 square foot building at 1590 Willamette Street in Midtown Eugene. Since then, Midtown Arts Center has provided a home for Eugene Ballet. Eugene Ballet’s long term vision of financially supporting this...read more
A team is presently visiting Oregon from Guatemala as part of the Group Study Exchange program and they spoke to our club about their background and experiences. Members include Mario, a Graphic Designer from Guatemala City; Marcela, a Fashion Designer, Marketing...read more
The Lane County WIC Program is a Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. WIC’s goal is to improve health outcomes and influence lifetime nutrition for families. This is achieved through nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and...read more
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