Weekly Programs

Southtowne Rotary features a unique speaker every Thursday at 12:00pm for a lunch meeting. 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.

For summaries of our past meetings, click here.

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Upcoming Schedule

The following will be updated regularly as new programs are added. If you have an idea for a speaker, or would like to be one, let us know.

March 14

Stove Team, Nancy Hughes

StoveTeam is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization, that helps local entrepreneurs establish factories in Latin America. These self-sustaining businesses produce safe, affordable, fuel-efficient cookstoves to replace dangerous open cooking fires. Ecocina factories have produced more than 71,000 stoves, improving the lives of more than half-a-million people. StoveTeam’s model has been awarded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Partnership for Clean Indoor Air Award for Developing Local Markets for our innovative approach creating local employment while improving health and reducing air pollution.

March 21

Lane County Courthouse update, Devon Ashbridge, Lane County Public Information Officer

March 28

March 28 l Meeting the needs of an aging population
Barbara Susman, Cascade Manor Barbara’s presentation will include some data about the huge growth of older adults in the U.S., what research tells us about the most important attributes of successful aging, and the wide array of housing options availa to them — including Continuing Care Retirement Communities such as Cascade Manor.