District 5110’s first satellite club, the Rotary Springs Satellite Club of Eugene Southtowne, chartered on January 7th, 2020 at the Springs at Greer Gardens retirement community. Long-time Rotarians Mary and Jay O’Leary, Dick and Sally Briggs, and Gary Brown started the club. The club inducted five new members, and there are four more applications in process at this time. They meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 4pm at the Springs.
Before this lively group was chartered, they held an organizational meeting, recruited several more members, volunteered for a service project, and held a holiday social. Their charter meeting also featured program about Emerald Village Eugene, a tiny home community. The Springs has a fundraiser/play presentation scheduled for January 19th, which will benefit the Southtowne Rotary Foundation scholarship program.