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
International Service Projects
Engaging in service trips to Latin America and Africa offers both incredible enjoyment and immense fulfillment, undoubtedly leaving a profound impact on your life. Witnessing the stark lack of resources that many people across the world contend with, you’ll recognize how a modest investment of money and thoughtful effort can yield monumental changes.
Moreover, these experiences will unveil valuable lessons for us as visitors, demonstrating how even with minimal possessions, these communities derive profound happiness from life’s simple pleasures. Initial hesitance on the part of the local people toward international volunteers gradually transforms into warm invitations into their homes, introductions to their families, and inclusion in their celebrations by the time volunteers depart. This journey unveils authentic insights into the lifestyles, joys, and challenges of these non-touristic economies.