Your Donations Change Lives

Every year, the members of Eugene Southtowne Rotary participate and support more than 28 different Local and International products, that help change people’s lives!

You can DONATE HERE to offer gifts of hope,
education, and unconditional love.

Here is a brief listing of the work that is being done, with your donations!

Fairfield Elementary Committee

  1. OBOB – Increase the number of coaches to accommodate the growing number of participating students. Organize the end-of-battles Party celebration.
  2. Spirit of Giving – Help solicit gifts for the event and volunteers to set up and help children “shop” for presents. Supplement as needed and budget allows.
  3. Family Engineering Night – Provide volunteers to set up and help with a science activity project and provide books to students attending.

Food Box Committee

  1. Work in partnership with Head Start, Fairfield Elementary School, and Downtown Languages to provide food boxes to families facing imminent food shortages
  2. Provide boxes within the limits of the resources available for this project.

Head Start Committee

  1. Provide each child at Fairfield & Clear Lake Head Start a book once a month and an experience with our regular reader that makes reading and learning exciting. Coordinate an activity and craft project that reinforces learning and the concepts in the book
  2. Provide safety equipment for Eugene Headstart families in need as recommended by Head Start staff, meeting their program goals.
    3. Provide warm sweatsuits at winter break to some Bethel Head Start classrooms, and emergency socks, underwear and jackets when requested by Head Start staff.
  3. Provide end of the year activities as requested by staff, as possible by volunteers and budget.

Homeless Support Committee

Youth House

  1. Provide dinners 2 times/month and
  2. Provide essential food items in the intervening weeks for the residents of the house

Hosea drop-in center  (Renee) 

  1. Provide dinners once per quarter for homeless teens
  2. Arrange two picnic/BBQ/”fun in the park” days for the same population

4J McKinney-Vento School Supplies (Leslie)

Collect school supplies for the 4J McKinney-Vento liaison to distribute to homeless students

ECCO High School

  1. Work with the staff of ECCO High School to assist approximately 45 students in acquiring necessary legal documents (birth certificate, Social Security number, Oregon ID)
  2. Perhaps assist students with college and scholarship applications

15th Night

  1. When RAN expands into additional schools, arrange for Megan Schultz to speak to the club about the project; then encourage members to join it.
  2. Fulfill needs of RAN as they become known
  3. Provide needed sewing supplies and ‘teachers’ to teach students how to repair Columbia Sportswear

St. Vinnie’s Family Annex

  1. Provide dinner once/month for Annex residents.
  2. Provide occasional crafts activities for the children.
  3. Include SEHS Interact students in these projects

Eugene Mission Dinner Service Team

  1. Survey Dinner Service Team prior to each quarter to determine members’ availability to serve. Use the information gathered to prepare and distribute serving quarterly schedules.
  2. Take photos of Dinner Service Team members serving meals for a SpinOff article to inform Southtowne members about the project.
  3. Assist the Eugene Mission with other volunteer needs they might have during the year
  4. Members of the Dinner Service Team attend the “Life Changes” graduation for men and women associated with the Mission.

Emergency Committee

  1. Continue to work with Club and Foundation regarding Emergency requests – both loans and gifts.
  2. Review all requests for emergency funds–both loans and gifts.
  3. Interview all loan candidates and vote (via email) on each request.
  4. Continue to work with community partners to meet the needs of local families within budget constraints.
  5. Provide mentors to families receiving emergency loan help
  6. Work with Food for Lane County to assemble and deliver Spring break Food boxes, and with the Food Box Committee for Thanksgiving and Holiday Food Boxes.

Southtowne Educational Stipends Committee 

  1. Continue to solicit requests from all community partners for the Southtowne Educational Stipends.
  2. Meet with candidates recommended by community partners for Southtowne Educational Stipends.
  3. Work with committee and funds available to help candidates reach their educational goals.
  4. Continue to work with the Board and the Foundation in streamlining funds to meet stipend requests.

Downtown Languages Committee

  1. Work with partner to determine what’s needed and respond within the parameters of the budget.
  2. Provide craft booths for Day of the Children celebration
  3. Continue doing food-prize incentives for Pilas attendance as well as food boxes at the end of each Pilas term.
  4. Provide favors and bilingual books for graduation ceremonies.
  5. Provide pumpkins and carving activities for Day of the Dead celebrations.
  6. Provide Posada bags for Pilas celebrations.
  7. Provide staff and teachers some sort of appreciation for all they do. (If funding exists toward the end of the school year)

Meals on Wheels Committee

  1. Continue delivering the two current routes (Irving and Beacon) with paired current and past club members.
  2. Solicit new members as needed to maintain rotating schedule.

Emerald Village Tiny Homes Project 

  1. Help in completing one of the Tiny Homes in Emerald Village by providing funding and labor for a front and back entrance porch and interior enhancements. This would help to provide a home to persons who might otherwise be homeless.

International Southtowne Rotary Projects

  • Peace Committee- Promoting Peace through local and international initiatives
  • Hospital Supply Committee- collecting and distributing donated medical supplies from local health organization, to be used in partner programs in Africa.
  • Aid Africa – Education and Sanitation Projects
  • Project Amigo – Education support for sponsored schools in Mexico
  • San Miguel School for the Deaf
  • Buyijja Village School in Uganda- Education Materials, Water and Solar
  • Rwanda English Project – Teaching teachers how to teach English
  • Stove Team- Creating safe, efficient stoves for rural Central Americans
  • Rotary Friendship Exchange /Group Study Exchange
  • Support SVRGG global grants with other District 5110 clubs.

You can DONATE HERE to offer gifts of hope, education, and unconditional love.

Tickets and Tables

This year, you will have the choice of FOUR different menu options,
each bundled together with an entry ticket.

Base Price Meal – $55 includes:

  • Entry to the event, plus free wine tasting and appetizers from a variety of wine vendors
  • Drink ticket for our “Signature Drink”
  • Your choice of plated dinner-
    Plated Dinners include: Seasonal Salad Course, Choice of One Entrée, Seasonal Vegetable, Potato or Grain, Rolls & Butter, Coffee & Tea
  • Choice of ONE Entree: (GF= gluten free V=Vegan)
    1. Pan Roasted Salmon (GF) – Served with Oregon Pinot Gris Sauce
    2. Pan Seared Chicken (GF) – Served with your choice of a Citrus Beurre Blanc
    3. Roasted Tomato & Grilled Fennel Risotto (GF/V) White Wine & Parmesan Reggiano Infused Risotto topped with Grilled Fennel & Roasted Tomatoes

Purchase Individual Salmon Dinner & Ticket

Purchase Individual Chicken Dinner & Ticket

Purchase Individual Veggie Dinner & Ticket

Premium Dinner Meal – $65
Includes $25 ticket price and amenitnies listed above and a $40 meal price.
Prawn & Petite Filet Duet (GF) – Lavender Beurre Blanc Prawns. Filet with Oregon Pinot Noir Reduction

Purchase Single Premium Tickets Here

Sponsor a Table of 8 for $500
Sponsored Tables may choose any of the menu selections and will receive an extra bottle of wine.

*PLEASE Email Us with Names and Meal Choices for Your Table  to:

Purchase Table Sponsor Here

Corporate Table for $700
Corporate Sponsors get linked sponsorship logos on the SpeakEasy Web Site, and corporate recognition during the event, and in event program, along with TWO Additional Bottles of wine, and an extra set of “Signature Drink tickets”.

*PLEASE Email Us with Names and Meal Choices for Your Table  to:

Purchase a Corporate Table Sponsor Here

What You Get When You Donate To or Sponsor Our SpeakEasy

Thank you for your consideration!

We know that local area businesses in Lane County are amazingly generous in their support of local non-profit and fund raising events.  We realize that a great relationship is a bit of a “quid-pro-quo,” so the event team at Southtowne Rotary are going the extra mile to make sure that your business receives the recognition, exposure and support your generous donations warrant!

For this reason, we are adding a variety of added value opportunities
for our Sponsors and Donors! Our Way of Saying THANK YOU!

  • Full Page Online Sponsor Directory Listing (For Any Donation of $200 or more)
    This listing includes up to 500 words, 3 pictures, location information and URL Link to your web site and social media pages. This will remain live for a FULL YEAR, telling the public, other Rotarians, and your potential customers all about your business.
  • Cross Promotion on Social Media including FaceBook and Instagram, featuring our key sponsors and the offers they are making for this event.
  • Secret SpeakEasy Event Gift Guide and ongoing “Secret Deals” promotions after the event
    This is a chance for you to get the full benefit of donating a retail item or service,  with a “Buy it Now Price” featured in our special Online Shopping guide which will begin prior to the Main Event, and continue in weeks following. This will be done as a Certificate Redemption Salewhich will bring the winner into your store to redeem their purchase, allowing you to have a chance at another retail sale.

What we are asking from you…
Donations of goods, or Services at one of two Vendor Reward Levels-  Platinum ($650 or higher) Gold ($200-$650)
The can be aggregate totals of multiple gift cards or offers, to reach these totals (Five-$50 gift cards total $250 total) 

Platinum- Sponsors Will Receive:

  • Full Page Business Directory Listing
    – Tied to Your Auction/Donation Item – with 500 Word Description with Links to your Web/Social Media sites, Business Logo plus up to 3 pictures describing your business, Web Presence for a Full Year, Featured/Shared on our Web Site and Social Media, Night of Event Rotator and MultiMedia Donor Showcase, Business Directory Link in our Printed Event Program, Southtowne SpeakEasy Secret Deals & Deep Discounts (Runs up to the event, and then in the weeks following the event)

Gold Sponsor ($200-$650 Donation)

  • Full Page Online Listing with 500 Words, Pictures, links to web site and social media
  • Line listing in printed Program
  • Cross Promotion on Social Media Sites 

These donations are critical to the work local and international work that is done by Southtowne Rotarians. We appreciate your support!

Photo Booth Contest and Event Pics

Let’s just start with saying that everyone looked Amazing!  People really stepped up to the mirror, and dressed to the nines for this event…with many actually entering our Costume Contest for a chance at an amazing prize!

The Prize Winner will receive:

  • A Gift Basket from Wildcraft Cider Works
  • Gift Certificate from 6th St. Grille
  • Growler, fill certificate and T-shirts from Growler Guys

So here’s the problem with a contest... to win, you have to follow the rules!!
Here’s what it said in the program, and on the huge poster next to the booth…

So…if we are going to go with the rules, all of the large group pics are automatically eliminated. 

Then…we have to go with couples who paid as singles…(of which there were none)…which leaves us with deciding if there was one person who truly exemplified both the spirit of the event, and the spirit of Rotary…

And that would be Walt and Nancy…except that they already won the raffle and the yellow line drawing (and enough winning already!).

So…there is one person who looks the part of a genuine flapper (including the gloves, and very 1920s looking shoes), and stayed behind more than an hour to help me clean up, including helping to take down the photo booth…
So, I award the Photo Booth Winning Pic to Kathileen Wagner, one of our newest, and most active members at Southtowne Rotary!

But, let’s be honest… you are ALL Winners to Us!

Thanks to all who dressed up, and made the night magical!

In Service…
Patric Miller
SpeakEasy Chairman

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Our Photo Booth Photographer – Maddy Miller

OUR PHOTO CONTEST WINNER – Kathileen Wagner and her daughter Melissa McKnight

Some Random Shots from friends on FaceBook

And Some Amazing Shots from talented Southtowne Rotary friend,
Sarah Andrews!

Bennett Vineyards and Wine Company

“A vineyard is an expression of the place and the farmer. Using meticulous and earth-friendly farming techniques, we make sure that each vine is individually nurtured to yield grapes that achieve the optimal ripeness and sugar levels.”

— Gene Bennett

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Heritage Distilling Co.

110 Madison St
Eugene, OR 97402
ph. 541-357-4431
On the Web-

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Forrest Paint Company

Phone number: 541-868-1222
Store Manager: Phil Barry –
990 McKinley Street, Eugene, Oregon

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is a regional repertory theater in Ashland, Oregon, United States, founded in 1935 by Angus Bowmer. From March through October each year, the Festival offers 800 to 850 matinee and evening performances in three theaters to a total annual audience of about 400,000.

Address: 15 S Pioneer St, Ashland, OR 97520
Location: Ashland
Attendance: 400,000 (annual)
Begins: Each February


Lucky Dog Day & Night Care

Address: 423 Q St, Springfield, OR
PH. (541) 744-BARK (2275)
Web Site-

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Elevation Bouldering Gym

Elevation is a modern climbing facility built by and for the people of Eugene, Oregon. Through innovative setting, thoughtful design, and an enjoyable multi-sensory experience, we hope to inspire the community to connect and grow healthier together.

Address: 348 Lincoln St, Eugene, OR 97401
Phone: (541) 972-3595

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Annie Margarita Studios

Annie Margarita Studios is located at McKenzie River Inn, 49164 McKenzie Hwy, Vida, Oregon 9748.
Please call 541-215-2022 with any questions or to place an order.

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Wine, Spirits and Cider Sponsors

Our Generous
(and completely legal)

SpeakEasy Beverage Donors

An event like this would not be possible without the generous donations from our great list of Wine, Spirits and Cider Donors!  What’s a SpeakEasy without the “hooch,” right?  Well, these amazing folks put the “H” (for happy) in the hooch, and you can sample, buy, and win if you attend!

While the name of the event implies an era of bathtub gin, and small stash wine brewing, we are pleased to have beverages from some of the finest names in brewing, distilling and wine making in the Willamette Valley!


Bennett Vineyards & Wine Company
Handcrafted Pinot Noirs

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Heritage Distilling Co

Distillers of Fine Spirits


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More Beverage Donors and Sponsors