Rotary Club is not meeting at the Graduate Hotel for the duration of the CoronaVirus Pandemic. Club will be presenting weekly “virtual meetings” with the latest information for the club. Thanks for your patience as the club gets together online to support each other and the community.


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: ONLINE NOW

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





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.



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.


River Point Rotary Rendezvous

Attached is a photo from the first River Pointe Rotary Rendevous and happy hour.  Held last Wednesday August 12th in the back yard of Jim Hanks home in the River Pointe community off Ayers road in Eugene.  Attending from left; Erik Jorgensen, Mike Ritchey, Tom Gilmour...

Presidents’ Message for Aug 11th Meeting

In a recent discussion with Rotarians on the possibility of a vaccine for COVID-19, someone remarked to me "my you are an optimist," and I'm  pretty certain it wasn't meant as a compliment (even though my remark had some scientific basis).  I answered, indeed I am. ...

Stacey Ray

Check out Stacy Ray talking about ArtSpark effort in this ArtSpark video:

Presidents Message for August 4th Meeting

This week I would like to take time to Thank the Program Committee and it's Co-Chairs Nathan Phillips and Michael Syman-Degler.  As a club we owe ALL of the members of Committee a great thank you for providing high quality programs, that are of interest during this...

Presidents Message for July 28th

We will have our first Board of Director's meeting this next Tuesday afternoon.  One of the topics we will review is all of our Committees, the Chairs and their activities.  We will be looking for some help in some of the committees and maybe some new chairs or...

President Message for July 21

This weeks message is about the 4-way test, and why it is important to Rotarians.  I would like to concentrate on rule #2, IS IT FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED? I think it is pretty clear we need to be fair and considerate to all people and their views.  All is pretty...

Past President Jennifer Message

I know this year was not quite what we expected, but I am still incredibly grateful for having the opportunity to lead the Rotary Club of Eugene. As Tom Gilmour takes on the role of Club President, I hope you will join him make the next year successful as our...

President Tom Message July 11

I want to thank everyone who attended last week's turnover meeting on Zoom.  It was a great tribute to Jennifer and all of the great things she and the club did in spite of these trying times.  Jennifer has done a GREAT job with the virtual meetings, even though it...

Coming up on July 14th meeting

BitCork & Scholarship Annual Meeting.  BITCORK. What are they up to? With Todd Edman Bitcork is a bit like a superhero whose power is to deliver bottles of wine faster than Superman would show up to rescue Lois Lane �Eugene Register Guard. CLUB SCHOLARSHIP...

JULY 7TH changing of the guard (with photos)

GREAT (Virtual zoom) meeting on July 7th! Changing of the guard. DG Rick award. New member Ben Michaels. 40th Annual Mobility International Wild Women convention with Susan Sygall and Suz Dunn. Local, national and international club projects. Thanks to (now) Past...