Rotary’s mission is “Service above Self” and Southtowne Eugene Rotary members live out that mission locally and internationally. Each Southtowne member has the ability to work on a project already developed or to begin a project that they believe in. In fact, all of our projects were instigated by a member who had the heart to make a difference. In some cases, large non-profit organizations with worldwide recognition have developed from a seed planted in our club.
This is the best part about being a Rotarian. If you’ve ever wanted to change the world, that change can begin here. Get involved. Plant a seed. Whatever your heart calls you to do, Rotary provides the tools and funding to make it happen.
Local Community Services
With a wide range of community volunteers, Southtowne Rotary harnesses the power of people who love to serve others above themselves and bring to life many programs to educate, feed, and provide relief to individuals and families, especially in this time of crisis.
Southtowne strives to improve the lives of people in our community. Currently, there are 14 programs in place through the generosity of Rotarians and friends to reach out and serve community members in Eugene and Springfield.
The programs range from serving people suffering homelessness, to helping families put food on the table and educate their children, to serving meals to senior citizens.
We work with community partners who provide Southtowne Rotary with requests for help. Our community partners span from educators to mission servants.
Our Current Community Providers
With those 11 Community Partners, Southtowne Rotary has developed 14 programs to assist and serve their clients.
The 14 projects can be divided into three categories:
These programs maximize the use of Southtowne funds by avoiding duplicating efforts of other community services offered. Southtowne Rotary developed areas of service where we believe there exist important needs, using existing community partners with whom we help serve people in need and bridge the gaps existing in community services offered by other organizations.
International Service Projects
Currently we support the following international service projects and organizations. Click here to learn more about our efforts in international service or click on one of the links below to explore something specific.