Weekly Programs

Guest Speakers

Southtowne Rotary features a unique speaker every Thursday at 12:00pm at the Eugene Mission. Contact us if you would like to join. Speakers include community leaders, business professionals, members, non-profit organizations, entertainers, and much more. Weekly programs are 20-30 minutes in length and are informative, educational, helpful, or humorous.

Interested in Speaking at Southtowne Rotary?


Upcoming Meeting Schedule

December 8

Mental Healthcare in West Africa
Speaker – Dr. Jocelyn Bonner

New Southtowne member Dr Jocelyn Bonner will share her passion for mental health, focusing on her project with West African Youth. Now a retired community psychiatrist and private practitioner, Jocelyn is a volunteer advocate for Association Saint-Camille in Benin. They serve the mentally ill, who are often poor, and unhoused. Due to cultural beliefs, many are shunned from their families. 

December 15

Live Performance from South Eugene High School

We will have a special holiday program on Thursday, December 15th. Most of you recall our holiday tradition of having the South Eugene HS choir perform for us. It’s been a few years since they’ve been able to do so because of the pandemic. Due to some related regulations, they won’t be able to perform for us in person, but they are going to treat us to a live performance via Zoom on the 15th.

January 5

Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)
Speaker – Philip Pfanner and Julia Frantz

Philip and Julia hiked the PCT in 2014. They started their adventure at Campo California on April 24th and completed the journey at Manning Park in British Columbia on September 26, 2014. Philip and Julia are both graduates of South Eugene High School.