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!
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...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...read more
Professor emeritus Doug Carnine reviewed the rapidly growing body of scientific findings about kindness, which is another way to think of service over self. Extending kindness beyond volunteering and bringing it into our homes and our workplaces is a surprisingly...read more
The district membership chair has asked Southtowne how we are recruiting so many new, committed members. Membership/Engagement Chair, Glen Brigham, drafted the following thoughts. I have been asked about strategies our Rotary club uses to recruit new members. This has...read more
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
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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.