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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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Today marked the 10th anniversary of donating sweatshirts to Douglas School. We celebrating by donating 130 sweatshirts to very grateful kids. In 10 years over 1,000 sweatshirts have been given out!


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.



SPECIAL OLYMPICS ILLINOIS makes it very easy for you to recycle printer ink cartridges, old cell phones, and small electronics (digital cameras, MP3 players, etc.). 

Visit this link:  This is Rotary!

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
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Support the Foundation on Giving Tuesday, 1 December
Join the global online movement to celebrate the season with a gift to The Rotary Foundation. Giving Tuesday, 1 December, uses the power of social media and the spirit of generosity to promote giving and philanthropy around the world. You can support the cause by going online on 1 December to make a gift to The Rotary Foundation. Then use social media to encourage your friends and family to do the same. It’s the perfect opportunity to reach our supporters and build on the momentum of Rotary Foundation Month. Last year, the Foundation raised more than $100,000 on Giving Tuesday. This year, the...
New Rotary flag and banner materials available in Brand Center
Give your Rotary flag or banner a new and professional look with our updated materials, available in the Brand Center. With eight options of colors and backgrounds to choose from, you can find the design that will best strengthen your club or district brand. The Brand Center also offers everything you need to create communications with the Rotary look and tone. You can download Rotary’s logo -- or create your own club or district logo. And you’ll find editable templates for brochures, newsletters, PowerPoint presentations, fliers, and more. (Sign-in required.)
Cyclists raise nearly $3 million in Miles to End Polio ride
The fight to eradicate polio got a major financial boost from the annual Miles to End Polio bike ride that took place 21 November in Arizona, USA. Rotary General Secretary John Hewko and a team of eight RI staff members helped raise $2.9 million. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will match the funds 2-to-1, bringing the total contribution to PolioPlus to nearly $9 million. This is the fourth year in a row that Hewko has biked in the 104-mile (167 km) El Tour de Tucson ride, one of the country’s top cycling events. More than 100 Rotary members from Arizona and around the world hit the...
Foundation moves up on expert list of top nonprofits
The Rotary Foundation has continued its steady growth, moving up one spot to 93rd in The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual ranking of the top 400 nonprofit organizations in the United States. The ranking is based on monetary contributions from private sources and reflects the increasing generosity of those who support Rotary’s mission. According to The Chronicle of Philanthropy, the Foundation received $259,594,884 in 2014, an 8.3 percent increase from the previous year. The Foundation recently earned a 4-start rating from Charity Navigator, the largest and most prestigious independent...
Chulalongkorn celebrates 10 years of equipping leaders to build peace
Bobby Anderson was helping former freedom fighters in Aceh, Indonesia, adjust to life after combat when he heard about the Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. Anderson, who became part of the 2010 class of Rotary Peace Fellows, says the program allowed him to reflect upon the work he had already done and gain a larger perspective beyond day to day practicalities.  “To be able to meet other people that had done similar work in other places and to be exposed [during field study] to the disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration situation in Nepal was fascinating and...