Join Southtowne Rotary

Most Fun • Second Largest • Best Food
Thursdays at noon at the Vet’s Club on Willamette

Local Projects

Southtowne is very involved in our community.

International Projects

Southtowne supports our world community in many ways.

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!

Our Trip to Emerald Village

Our Trip to Emerald Village

Rotarians gathered last week at Emerald Village, a village of tiny homes designed to provide accessible and sustainable housing to those with very low incomes. It was absolutely incredible to witness the success of this visionary project. SquareOne Villages The land...

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Southtowne Education Stipends

Southtowne Education Stipends

Part of the Southtowne Scholarship fund is set aside for some individuals who need an educational boost -- to take the last credits that lead to a degree, a special certificate program or other educational expenses not covered by financial aid. Candidates are...

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Disaster Planning for Families

Disaster Planning for Families

Carmen Scherich has received hundreds of hours in military disaster preparedness and real-world surviving. During Hurricane Katrina, she triaged or treated 800 people an hour for multiple days. She was also in combat in Afghanistan, surviving daily enemy attacks...

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Check Out The Good Work We Do In The World And Our Community…

We Meet Thursdays at Noon at the Vet's Club!