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!
Cardiac surgery programs demand safety awareness in several major systems. CardoStart’s mission is to educate and assist local medical teams in providing heart surgery and cardiac services to adults and children in underserved regions of the world. Their vision is a...read more
Kim Ruscher, MD is a Pediatric Surgeon at SHMC Riverbend and also chair of Safe Kids West Oregon, an injury prevention coalition. Last year, they distributed over 3,000 free bicycle helmets in our community, and will be continuing this effort – with their “Helmet for...read more
The McKenzie River Trust was founded in 1989 and has grown in to a regional land trust, conserving and protecting more than 3400 acres of land in western Oregon. The vision is to sustain clean water, abundant fish and wildlife, and diverse natural resources forever....read more
Susie Hanner and Jim & Camille Ronzio recently returned from a Rotary Friendship Exchange to South Africa. This is a great Rotary program where 8-12 people from our district go to another part of the world and then they send a team here as well. Trips involve some...read more
Carisa Hettich, Executive Director of the Southwest Oregon Red Cross Chapter, provided a general overview of the Red Cross’ five lines of service as well as two newer programs called Prepare Out Loud (about the Cascadia Subduction Zone) and the Home Fire Campaign...read more
Deveron Musgrave is the Waste Prevention & Green Building Program coordinator for the City of Eugene and spoke to us about the City’s efforts to support sustainability at events and in local businesses by providing resources and infrastructure. Since 2008 and the...read more