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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. Contact us if you would like to join. 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.
Food Box & Emergency Services
Over a twelve-month period, we delivered nearly fifty tons of food! They open their doors to a community member who cares about them! These families recommended by our community partners also experience emergencies and have needs for cleaning, sanitizing, and sometimes diapers and wipes. Our food boxes and our programs expand to meet these ongoing emergencies.
Meanwhile, the number of homeless youth and adults in our town is staggering. Our Southtowne Rotary Club rolls up its sleeves to support the Youth House, Hosea Youth Services, the Mission, 15th Night, 4J’s McKinney-Vento program, and other partnerships with St. Vincent de Paul. Our club volunteers work for free, of course, but these programs all require financial support as well.
We are stretching every dollar to the max…but we NEED YOUR HELP. Our Fundraising Campaign goal is to raise at least $15,000, which would fund most of these program costs. Please consider making a donation today!
Avenue of Service Awards
Check out these acheivements!
Camille Ronzio has received the RI Avenue of Service Award (for all 5 avenues) for her work chairing 3 local service committees and co-chairing the District’s Rotary Friendship Exchange Committee.
Southtowne Rotary Club, under President Glen Brigham, has won the Best Club Retention and Engagement Award!
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!
Dear Southtowne Rotary Members, I am both humbled and proud to be embarking on this one year journey as president of our outstanding club. Humbled because I’ve come to know so many other amazing, resourceful, caring, fun, generous, and active club members whom I look...
Eugene Southtowne Rotary Joins With CardioStart to Collect and Send Medical Supplies For Ukraine; Transport To Poland Begins This Sunday
CardioStart International leadership, coupled with Eugene Southtowne Rotary volunteers, have collected surplus medical supplies and equipment from River Bend and McKenzie Willamette hospitals to send to Poland, to aid in helping Ukrainian refugees who are in need of...
Congratulations to the food box team, who with funding from a District Grant, delivered turkey dinners and food and cleaning supplies to 102 families in our community! Emergency Services were hard at work helping a working single mom with 3 children stay in temporary...
Latino Professionals Connect (LPC) offers a place where a diverse group of business owners, leaders, educators, community advocates, and non-profit organization professionals can exchange information and network in a no-pressure environment. Ashley Espinoza counts as...
15th Night is a youth-informed community movement to address youth homelessness in Lane County. 15th Night is powered by a Youth Action Council, a 40+ agency network, schools, and hundreds of community members. The term 15th Night means that youth are more apt to...
Welcome Amanda Astor. Among other things, she is a Forest Policy Manager at Associated Oregon Loggers. During her career, she has worked on the ground in Michigan and more recently worked on national forestry issues while at the American Forestry Resource Council. Her...
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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.