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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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Rotary South dedicated a tree grove at Rotary Park in honor of our 50th Anniversary year. Three beautiful sugar maple trees were planted. We hope to add to the grove in the years to come.

On February 4th, Rotary South celebrated our 50th Anniversary as a club. To mark the occasion, we decided to become a 100% Paul Harris Club. 

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


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
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