WHAT’S HAPPENING

Projects and special events currently happening at the club. Links to committees with robust projects. Community involvement is satisfying and fun! Club Facebook for the very latest news, photos and videos. 

NEW CLUB PRESIDENT

New Eugene Rotary President Jennifer Geller shares thought about the 2019-20 Presidency. 

CLUB BECOMES DISTRICT HOME

Short video of Club meeting in the evening for club member Rick Olson becoming the new District 5110 Governor and Eugene Rotary becoming the home club for the District 2019-20. New Club President Jennifer Geller receives the Home Club banner and shows video of the outstanding Club Model United Nations program. Family and Friends. Dinner and toasts. And young kids looking to be Olson family 5th generation of Eugene Rotary members in the future. Love notes go into suggestion box. Families in the family of Rotary.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS GOLF July 20th!

Mark your calendars for July 20th to volunteer at the Special Olympics Golf competition. Join fellow Rotarians as we help our local community at this fantastic event. Contact Patrick Crawley if you have any questions or would like to help out!

ROTARY SOCIAL July 27th

NEXT ROTARY SOCIAL is going to be Saturday, July 27th at Liz and Scott Ness’ house on Piper Lane. She has beautiful grounds and it will be a fun event from 5-7 pm. Please bring your favorite finger food, Liz will have margaritas there for us! And we will have dessert. Please let me know if you and your spouse and/or significant other can come….it is important to have a head count. This will be an adults only event. Thanks! Gregg

CALENDAR

Eugene Weekly Meeting - Virtual Reality Training
July 16th 2019 at 12:15 pm
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Food for Lane County
July 17th 2019 at 6:00 pm
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Special Olympics Golf Tournament
July 20th 2019 at 8:00 am
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Eugene Weekly Meeting - OFAM!
July 23rd 2019 at 12:15 pm
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Rotary Social Event - Liz Ness Home
July 27th 2019 at 5:00 pm
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Eugene Weekly Meeting - Shake Alert
July 30th 2019 at 12:15 pm
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Eugene Weekly Meeting - Rep. Peter DeFazio Reports
August 6th 2019 at 12:15 pm
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Eugene Weekly Meeting - Science Knight Out
August 13th 2019 at 12:15 pm
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JOIN US FOR LUNCH!

You are invited to join us for a Rotary lunch meeting at the Downtown Hilton Eugene.

LUNCH IS ON US

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:

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.

OUTSTANDING MEETING PRESENTORS

For nearly a century this club’s presentations 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. The two day seminar gave 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 will become a very important event in the District.

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. 

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, and Alton Baker Park.

The club supports Food for Lane County,  Mini Homes and The Great Rotary Duck Race  to help fund charities that deal with Child Abuse. The Rotary Club of Eugene supports Education and the Arts in area schools. The club is deeply involved with International Youth Exchange Scholarships, local youth scholarships, Peace Scholarshipshigher 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 a century.

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

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.  

PHOTOS & VIDEO

Photos and Video can be seen at the Eugene Rotary Facebook and Vimeo pages. Click the symbols for viewing choice. Click the photo albums in Facebook photos to see specific projects and events. See the enthusiasm, fun and success this club enjoys.