Member News

Stay up-to-date on everything happening in and around Eugene Southtowne Rotary Club.

PROPOSED BOARD SLATE FOR 2023 – 2024

This is the time of year for determining our club’s board of directors for the following year which begins on July 1, 2023. Please review this proposed board slate prior to our vote at the club meeting this coming January 5. You’ll notice that there are a couple positions for which we are still seeking a candidate. If you are interested, please contact Randy, Kathi, or Joelle.

OFFICERS

President:  Joelle Goodwin
President-Elect:  Sean McGann
Past President:  Randy Bernstein
Treasurer:  Angela O’Brien
Engagement Secretary:  Linda Anderson
Recording Secretary:  TBD through 2025

DIRECTORS

Public Relations:  Deanna Rivera, through 2025
Administration:  Travis Misfeldt, through 2024
Resources:  Nancy Glines, through 2025
Membership: Laura Abruzzini, through 2025
Youth Services:  Doug Mozan, through 2025
Int’l Service:  Anita Weiss, through 2025
Local Comm. Service:  TBD, through 2025

FOUNDATION BOARD

Susie Andrist, through 2025
Steve Hutchinson, through 2025
Ted Stevens, through 2025

THE SPRINGS SATELLITE CLUB REPRESENTATIVE

TBD

SOUTHTOWNE ROTARY SERVICE NETWORK

News of our new club is spreading quickly! We have two more member applications for the Southtowne Service Network, recommended and proposed for approval by Chris Waugh:

Helen WilliamsHelen is a Senior Loan Officer with Mann Mortgage and has been in the industry since the late 80’s. She and her husband Gary live in Springfield. In her spare time, she is writing a novel. She heard about our new satellite and wants to be a part of this Rotary Club. She enjoys quilting, reading, playing with her dogs and grandchildren.

Wendy WestcottWendy is the owner of three UPS stores on Division, Willamette and Commerce Streets, and she’s getting ready to open a fourth. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from UO and a Masters in Elementary Education from Lewis and Clark College. Wendy has two adult children – Grace, who is 21 and Zach, who is 18. When asked what she likes to do in her spare time, her answer was travel, travel, travel!

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about these proposed members, please contact Chris Waugh, Randy Bernstein, or any member of the Southtowne Board of Directors.

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A Request from Camille:

Let Camille know if you can help supply these items. A woman with children is getting housing, but needs:

  • Toddler mattress (she has the bed frame part)
  • Full size box spring or platform bed frame
  • Floor lamps
  • Any kind of shelving (bookshelf, hang on the wall shelf, closet organizing shelves)
  • Love seat with a sleeper sofa
  • Bakeware
  • Bigger rugs (her carpet is very light, and she is worried about getting it stained up)
  • Dresser for her child

HOW DO YOU LEARN TO BE A DISTRICT GOVERNOR?

Our Rotary area has a program called Blue Denim that is like PETS (the Presidents-Elect Training Seminar) only it’s for the District Governor lines. Here is Southtowne member Chris Waugh, District Governor Nominee Designate (meaning she’ll be DG in 2025-2026) other DGND’s from Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Idaho, Oregon and a northern slice of California. “It’s nice to go through this journey of responsibility with other like-minded people,” Chris said.

RWANDA ENGLISH PROJECT UPDATE

These photos come from Don and Deborah Steely, who have been able to finally return to Rwanda since the pandemic began. These are photos of DISE training in Rwanda, which is funded in part by an international grant from District 5110. Learn more about this project here.

SUPPORT FERN RIDGE ROTARY’S VALENTINE ROSES FOR SCHOLARSHIPS

Fern Ridge Rotary has been raising funds for our local programs including selling Valentine Roses to help fund our students in the Fern Ridge, Elmira, Veneta, Crow and Triangle Lake areas. Southtowne members can support them and their cause by buying roses!