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

TUESDAYS – Noon to 1:10 

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

In-person meetings now back at the Graduate Hotel!! and online Hybrid with zoom. Stay tuned for updates.

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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.



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.


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. 



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.. . . .



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.



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.




The Rotary Club of Eugene is embracing the new focus of Rotary International for the environment. A number of the presentors in the past year have given important and timely information about the envronment. The club has begun support of environmental projects. With individual club members contributing information to the public about the new focus and what we can all do to contribute to the effort to make our world an even better place.





100 YEAR COUNT DOWN - March 2023

The Rotary Club of Eugene is beginning the countdown to it’s 100 year anniversary of service. As one of the main pillars of the community it has contributed mightily to the growth and nuturing of this community and the world. It helped start multiple other Rotary clubs in Lane County and even around the world. Members can gather and contribute stories and photos leading up to the celebration. The famous Lane History Museum will contribute countless images of Eugene’s growth. It’s going to be a big bash and everyone will want to participate. 100 years and still going strong. 


COVID –Rotary to the Rescue for kids

Kids Covid Vaccinations about to be started at Lane County Clinic all over town. It is step up time again for Rotarians serving their fellows citizens in a great time of need with an outstanding response.

Rotarian and friends had volunteered for Vaccination service that seemed to bring comfort to those in lines for vaccinations seeing Rotarians servicing. If Rotary was there it was going to be OK. 

COVID Service Page

In Person Meetings

It’s been a long pandemic and not having in person meetings for the club meetings. And then starting in-person earlier this year only to be shut down again. Rotarians are definitely stick to things people. Now!  Going to try again starting November 2, 2021. See if it sticks this time. Keep tuned and patient. Pandemics sometimes take awhile. It’s been bad this time but history shows a lot worse has happened.


November 23 Meeting -Eugene Emeralds

EMS Baseball is getting complicated! Join Team Manager Allen Benevides for a history of the Emeralds and learn recent news of a substantially  elevated status for the team in these times of Major League revamping. That status comes with a longer schedule of more...

Liz Thwing had passed over the weekend

Liz Thwing passed after an operation over the past weekend. She was an active member of the Delta Rotary Club. Her husband Randy was a Past President of the Rotary Club of Eugene. This club. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Randy, the family and members of the Delta...

Back to the Grad… again!

In July it was great to get together in person again. But then a new surge and back to Zoom. But the Hybrid model was tried and it was a success! OK. Time to give it a go again. Starting with the November 2nd meeting (still in 2021!) the meeting will be in person. At...

Back to the Grad!

In person meetings are back at the Graduate Hotel! And Hybrid meetings continue online with Zoom. As you like it. In person or online. If out of town, members can still come to a meeting via the zoom connection. Or in-town attend the luncheon meeting with fellow...

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...