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!
Brad Bills, the new director of Hosea Youth Services and our very own Southtowne member, Josh, spoke about the issue of homeless youth. The Lane County Point In Time (PIT) count results, a survey for the homeless community, just came out. Here are a few statistics:...read more
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...read more
November 13-24, fires ravaged areas in and around Paradise, California. Southwest Oregon volunteers from the Red Cross were deployed including our speaker, Carissa Hettich, who worked as a public affairs officer. Almost 14,000 homes in the communities of Paradise,...read more
The Lane County Courthouse outdoes itself running essential legal processes for Lane County. This one small building houses the Circuit Court, District Attorney’s Office, Sheriff’s Office, Victim Services and more. The services conducted within its walls...read more
How prepared are you to survive and recover from the next Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake? Steve Robinson, of Cascadia Prepared, tells us why, when and how we should be prepared. Steve has worked for SAIF Corporation and ODOT, was a 12-year member of the Eugene...read more
Pat Walsh, Chair of the Lane County Poverty and Homelessness Board, and Alexandra Dreher, MSW. from the Lane County Human Services Division, explained the Board’s role in supporting local organizations who work to address poverty and homelessness in Eugene and Lane...read more