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TUESDAYS – Noon to 1:10 

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

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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

 

ArtSpark Finishes 2022 season

ArtSpark is one of the signature projects of the Rotary Club of Eugene. It has been so successful, helping to fund the Artist in Residency program from Lane Arts Council at all the Eugene 4J Elementary Schools.

This year even in the last of a pandemic, the ArtSpark gala raised $24,000. Along with many sponsors and donations, Arts Education continues in the 4J School districts elementary schools provided by the Artists in Residency program.

 

 

 

 

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’s going to be a big bash and everyone will want to participate. 100 years and still going strong. 

 

100 Rotarians are asked to staff The Special Rotary booth at the Riverfront Festival in conjunction with the World Athletics Championships

Rotary will be one of only 15 partners of the festival and will have an opportunity to share the Rotary message to visitors from all over the world. The festival runs from
July 15 to July 24 and we anticipate needing 80-100 volunteers to answer questions about Rotary. All participants will be furnished a custom Rotary T-shirt to wear at the event. Talk to Pete to sign up for your favorite time now!!
Festival Hours
July 15- 17 Noon to 10pm
July 18-21 4 to 10 pm
July 22-24 Noon to 10:00 pm

At the Grad in-person with Hybrid Zoom available.

Club has returned to in-person meetings. The camaraderie with members and guests is just great. Back to in-person with hybrid zoom for those wishing to continue online. 

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ArtSpark Arts Education In Schools

ArtSpark wraps up another successful year. This Wednesday, April 27 is the online gala and auction. See ArtSparkEugene,org for details and how to register for the event. The in-person event on Saturday the 23rd at the Downtown Arts Center was a success. Thanks...

In-Person Meetings Canceled!

Due to rising Covid cases in Lane County, Eugene Rotary has canceled in-person meetings at the Graduate Hotel. Back to ZOOM only. Perhaps disappointing, but the last couple years of ZOOM meetings have been very successful with some great presenters. And the...

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...