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JOIN THE ONLINE WEEKLY MEETINGS

Full length, full of life, fun, informative and just what Rotary is all about. Zoom meetings with happy dollars, announcements, what’s new and some great presenters with important information about this crises in the world and how it affects the US. Oregon and Eugene.

TUESDAYS – 12:15 

Location: Note: We are currently meeting virtually. Join us via Zoom

Graduate Hotel – 66 East 6th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon, 97401-2667

Note:

Rotary Club of Eugene will return to meeting at the Eugene Conference Center, located at the Graduate Hotel, when it is deemed safe.  We look forward to seeing everyone in person at that time. 

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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.

 

OUTSTANDING MEETINGS

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.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

MODEL UNITED NATIONS learning experience. ARTSPARK EUGENE at all Eugene 4J Elementary Schools. Eugene has the new WJ SKATEPARK because the Rotary Club of Eugene. SKINNER BUTTE PARK was saved. State of the art RIVERPLAY children’s playground. The HULT CENTER, CUTHBERT AMPHITHEATER, TUGMAN PARK and ALTON BAKER PARK. The club supports FOOD FOR LANE COUNTYMINI HOMES, Education and Arts in area schools, local YOUTH SCHOLARSHIPS, PEACE SCHOLARSHIPSHIGHER EDUCATION INITIATIVES and CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS, Rotary’s INTERACT and Rotaract Youth Groups. 

 

WORLD SERVICE

Polio is right on the verge of complete eradication in the world. Rotary excels with health and education efforts, Fellowship Exchanges, International Students, Group Study Exchanges. World Peace. Rotary created Peace Centers around the world with Masters Degrees in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution. Rotary sends in Shelter Boxes for disasters. The creation of the UN was a Rotary Project. Education and scholarships is a huge part of Rotary. Rotary Clubs build parks, music centers, schools, camps. Clubs support efforts in underdeveloped areas of the world and our country for water wells, cooking stoves, sanitation, housing, education and medical services. And simply just about anything where there is a need.. . . .

 

ROTARY FOCUS

Supporting the Environment becomes Rotary’s seventh area of focus, which are categories of service activities supported by global grants. It joins 

Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention 

Disease Prevention and Treatment 

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene 

Maternal and Child Health 

Basic Education and Literacy 

Community Economic Development.

 

PARTICIPATION

Club meetings, committees and projects are the heart and soul of Rotary Clubs. How people get involved with each other, in the community and in the world. Participation 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 participation provides the hearts and that special place for each member.

CURRENT PROJECTS

 

WATER WELLS IN RURAL UGANDA

The Rotary Club of Eugene is raising $20,000 to repair (not replace) up to 20 existing wells in 4 rural sub-counties of the Tororo District of Uganda as a separate but complimentary project to the clubs global grant. We are collaborating with the Eugene Airport Rotary Club for this the first of two consecutive global grants in 2021 and 2022 to fund the maternal and child health project.

 Water Wells

 

 

 

 

FIRE RELIEF FUND

In response to the catastrophic loss of homes, businesses, and livelihoods for many Oregonians, Rotary established a Fire Relief Fund to help fire victims rebuild their lives. For the painful and challenging times ahead, Rotary asks for your help for our neighbors in need.

Fire Relief Fund

 

COVID –Rotary to the Rescue!

If you want to volunteer or know of someone who might be interested please click for the Covid Service Page. You will be sent forms and once completed you can email them back. Because of the criminal background check, it might take up to 2 days to receive clearance. The deadline to volunteer for the February 27-28 clinics is to have forms to me by Wednesday, February 24 at 5:00 pm.

COVID Service Page

HOMELESS RELIEF

Conestoga project last Wednesday and Sunday. Building Conestoga pods at the end of Washington St. (north of Skate Park on east side of W-J bridge) called Skinner City.

Due to State Mandated COVID restrictions the December 5 build-out was suspended. Keep checking in for a new date to finish the last 2 pods. 

BLOG

Club Covid Support Update

Eugene Rotarians, family and friends have served Lane Public Health for 10’s of Thousands of vaccinations. 6 Related photos from Saturday (March 20-21) at Lane County Fairgrounds, LCC and Autzen Stadium with Jeff Robinsons Drone Photos. These clinics are fun and the...

COVID Vaccinations

As of February 20 we have received 40 completed volunteer forms including the criminal checks. As this is a great response, we still need more people to volunteer. The clinic on February 20-23 was postponed because the vaccine was not received. (weather  related). Our...

News from the Youth Exchange Committee

News from the Youth Exchange Committee  The Youth Exchange Committee has been dormant and now we would like to reenergize the committee and welcome members who would either (1) want to join the committee to help steer and strengthen this program, or (2) who would be...

Rotary Oregon Fire Relief

5110's Fire Relief Fund Gaining Traction, Providing Aid to Victims In response to the catastrophic loss of homes, businesses, and livelihoods for many Oregonians, Rotary has established a Fire Relief Fund to help victims of the fires rebuild their lives. Oregon...