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!
Joe Potwora is running for the House of Representatives, 11th District. His opponent, Phil Barnhart, will be our speaker on October 27th. On his website, he says, “I am committed to representing all Oregonians in HD 11 regardless of party affiliation. Increasing...read more
The newly upgraded Seneca facility opens soon, bringing with it several new jobs and a boost to the economy. Casey Roscoe and Todd Payne presented today about the company and the following are notes from the presentation. Seneca was founded in 1954. Its annual...read more
In the 2016-17 year, Southtowne Rotary has committed to developing awareness of the various vocations our members hold. Our first off-site vocational visit was to Forrest Technical Coatings/Forrest Paint, where we toured part of their operation and learned more about...read more
Learning to read is one of the most important steps in a child’s life, laying the vital foundation for future knowledge and education. Research proves that shared book reading and access to books in the home during a child’s first, formative years are the strongest...read more
Today's presentation was by Rod Holst and Abe Welty of Adult Living Solutions. They remind us that there is no need for families or individuals to call, research, and visit dozens of facilities and communities to locate the appropriate setting. Adult Living Solutions...read more
Oregon Festival of Amercian Music 2016 (OFAM) at the The John G. Shedd Institute of the Arts is in their 25th season. Jim Ralph, co-founder, brought a few of the OFAM performers to entertain us at today's meeting. G.I. Jive, Good Cheer From Home, 1939-45 is happening...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.