Club Information

Welcome to Rotary South!

Springfield South

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Engrained Brewing Company
1120 Lincolnshire Blvd, (next to Scheel's)
Springfield, IL  62711
United States
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Home Page Stories


Thanks to a $2,000 District Grant, Rotary South was able to enhance the number of books distributed by our local Reading is Fundamental program to elementary schools in the area.Image


Rotary South has officially kicked off its annual CITRUS SALE - delicious Indian River navel oranges and ruby red grapefruit - to support local charities.  Delivery in early December.  Great gifts!


Another year has come and gone, and it was time to say goodbye to Youth Exchange Student Laura as she heads back home to Germany.Image


A wonderful time was had by all who attended this year's Awards and Installation Dinner!  Be sure to check out the photo album (see right-hand column link).  Our thanks to Rotarian Bob Fox for making everyone look so great!


The vote is in ... Rotary South has a new home!

Our Thursday noon meetings will now be held at the Secret Recipes Reception Center,  located just off of Stevenson Drive on Normandy Road (north of Hardees).  The food is fabulous, and there is plenty of free parking and accessibility and plenty of room to welcome everyone.  Join us!




Last year's youth exchange student, Oscar, has returned to Taiwan.



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Join us!  Help us change the world -- for the better!



Ever wonder what Rotary does and who participates? 

Watch this video to see more:  

As it says at the end of the clip, in Rotary there are no funny hats, no secret handshakes.

Rotary is simply an opportunity to
    build friendships,
        serve the community,
            and save the world.

We invite you to join us!




The new children's clinic in Skopje Macedonia, which was established early this year with the help of several Rotary clubs (under the leadership of Springfield South Rotarian Lee Malany) and Hospital Sisters Mission Sisters Outreach, has performed its first liver transplant!

Here's an excerpt from an email report to Lee Malany from Lazar Zakovski in Macedonia:



Rotary South's latest international project involved raising funds to send a shipping container of medical supplies to Skopje Macedonia


Rotary South is proud to assist the Senior Center with Daily Bread deliveries to homebound seniors in Springfield on Thursdays. 

Check out our DOWNLOAD FILES on the left of your screen for the latest delivery assignments schedule.


 When time doesn't allow you to travel to make up at another club, you might find E-Clubs to be a good option!
Everything you ever wanted to know about Rotary South ...
Plastic containers to help St. John's Breadline
Collect Pop Tabs for Ronald McDonald House; food and household goods for Kumler.
Ever wonder how Rotary South got started??  Check out the "About Our Club" link.

School supplies were delivered to Laketown Elementary 5th Grade!
Rotary South delivers new sweatshirts to Douglas School
Be sure to check out Rotary International on YouTube:


Rotary and ShelterBox support Syrian refugees
In Syria, where a civil war has been raging since 2011, more than 6,000 people flee the country every day. As of September, more than 4.1 million people have become refugees, and 7.6 million more have been internally displaced. “The plight of Syria’s refugees is a litmus test for the world's compassion,” says Rotary International General Secretary John Hewko. “Rotary members worldwide are profoundly disheartened by the refugee crisis now unfolding in Syria and other parts of the world,” which the United Nations has described as the worst in decades. “Rotary is following the situation closely...
Ravindran declares Riseley president-nominee
RI President K.R. Ravindran officially declared Ian H.S. Riseley Rotary International’s president-nominee on 1 October. The nominating Committee for President of RI selected Riseley, of the Rotary club of Sandringham, Victoria, Australia, in August. He will be formally elected at the 2016 RI Convention in Seoul, Korea, and will become president on 1 July 2017.  Read more about Riseley
Attend one of five presidential conferences
Find new and innovative ways to improve your community by attending one of five presidential conferences this year, hosted by RI President K.R. Ravindran and Foundation Trustee Chair Ray Klinginsmith. The conferences, to be held around the world between January and March, will highlight Rotary’s areas of focus. Use these links to learn about each of the programs and to register to attend: Peace and Conflict Resolution, 15-16 January in Ontario, California, USA Disease Prevention and Treatment, 19-20 February in Cannes, France Economic Development, 27 February in Cape Town, South Africa...
Under One Sky lights the way to a better world
Rotary and ONE, an international advocacy organization, joined other event partners in downtown Chicago on 24 September to demonstrate a commitment to ending extreme poverty and inequality and to promoting action on climate change on the eve of the United Nations launch of its Sustainable Development Goals. The 17 ambitious goals constitute a road map for finding solutions to the world’s most pressing problems, and dovetail with Rotary members’ work to create positive change in their communities and around the world. As dusk fell over Chicago, participants in the Under One Sky event held up...
Nigeria declared polio-free, removed from endemic list
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on 25 September that Nigeria is now polio-free and has been officially removed from the list of countries where polio is endemic. It’s been 14 months since any cases of polio caused by the wild virus have been detected there. With Nigeria’s historic achievement, polio remains endemic in only two countries: Afghanistan and Pakistan. That means transmission of the virus has never been stopped there. Nigeria was the last country in Africa where polio was endemic. The continent celebrated its own first full year without the disease on 11 August. Once...