Rotary Club is not meeting at this time at the Graduate Hotel for the duration of the CoronaVirus Pandemic. Club will be presenting weekly “virtual meetings” before the regular time for the latest information on the club. Thanks for your patience as the club gets together online to support each other and the community.
PLEASE SEE THE LATEST VIRTUAL MEETING POSTED AT TOP
Be welcomed by the members of the first Rotary Club in Lane County. Meet some of the influential people in our community. See if this important service organization might be a good fit for you.
TUESDAY – 12:00 NOON
Location: ONLINE FOR NOW
Graduate Hotel – 66 East 6th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon, 97401-2667
NEARLY A CENTURY OF SERVICE
As the Original Rotary Club in Lane County and one of the oldest in Oregon, The Rotary Club of Eugene has served the community well – and has sponsored many other Rotary clubs in Lane County, Oregon and even foreign countries.
This important club has been very involved in the life, business, government and service to people of this community.
PEOPLE AND FRIENDS
As a leading service organization of Lane County, The Rotary Club of Eugene has provided a touchstone for generations of business and government leaders. Longtime relationships and friendships have come out of both Rotary’s natural ability to connect people and the place this club holds in the community. Generations have found camaraderie and networking opportunities at the meetings and in the work of this Rotary Club.
For nearly a century this club’s meetings have provided an insight into the workings of government, business, medical, education and society of the community and the world. Some of the best and brightest have presented at this club. Local, national and international speakers provide the members and the media insights and inspiration. The scholarship awards are inspiring and heartfelt. This is a very special place to see and be seen.
SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY
Model United Nations. A two day seminar gives students grade 9-12 in our Rotary District the chance to experience near real-world interaction by nations of the world. A great learning experience for the future leaders of our country. Eugene Rotary was only the 2nd in the US after San Diego to spearhead this important learning experience. So successful, it is to become an important event in the District as well. More.
Art Spark Eugene. Supporting arts education in the Eugene 4J School District. This club with a partnership with Lane Arts Council and Eugene Education Foundation has gone from 2 to ALL the elementary schools supporting the artists in residence program with one Gala Art Auction. That’s thousands of kids now getting arts education. More
Eugene has a new skatepark. It is the largest covered and lighted skatepark in the United States and cost 2.5 million dollars. This is a reality because the Rotary Club of Eugene became involved from the beginning. Recognizing the need for the skatepark to support youth, enhance a neighborhood and create economic development, the club championed the effort until it was completed.
Skinner Butte Park was saved and is now maintained as part of the club’s yearly efforts. State of the art Riverplay children’s playground was a club project. As was the Hult Center, Cuthbert Amphitheater, Tugman Park and Alton Baker Park.
The club supports Food for Lane County, Mini Homes and many other civic projects. The Rotary Club of Eugene supports Education and the Arts in area schools. The club is involved with International Youth Exchange Scholarships, local youth scholarships, Peace Scholarships, higher education initiatives and Children With Special Needs. The club supports Rotary’s Interact and Rotaract Youth Groups. The list of projects and community support continues and expands each year.
The Original Rotary Club of Eugene is one of the main pillars of this community and has been so for nearly 100 years!
SERVICE TO THE WORLD
Polio is right on the verge of complete eradication in the world. $100s of millions have been spent on the effort. And Rotary International has been the pivitol organization to see that happen. When there is a disaster somewhere in the world Rotary sends in Shelter Boxes. In that box are shelter, food, tools and everything needed to keep a family or group of people well for 3 months.
Rotary International and World Peace. Rotary created Peace Centers around the world providing certification and Masters Degrees in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution. The creation of the UN was a Rotary Project.
Rotary International and local clubs all support these international efforts through donations and grants.
Local Rotary Clubs support efforts in underdeveloped areas of the world and our country for water wells, cooking stoves, sanitation, housing, education and medical services.
Education is a huge part of Rotary in the US and throughout the world. Rotary International has a network of scholarships worldwide that provides student opportunities. Rotary Clubs build parks, music centers, schools, camps. And just about anything where there is a need.
The Arts are supported by Rotary in meaningful ways.
Rotary is the most widespread service organization in the world. If a person wants to do good in the world, Rotary is the best way to get involved and make a real difference.
Committees are the heart and soul of Rotary Clubs. How people get involved with each other, in the community and in the world. The committee is how members find their perfect place. How they can serve to their best. And how they can have the most fun! Rotary provides so many ways for members to get involved. The soul of Rotary. And the committees provide the hearts and that special place for each member.
Children with Special Needs
Family of Rotary
Fellowship & Inspiration
International Youth Exchange
Outstanding Youth Award
Rotary Foundation (TRF)
World Community Service