Programs (subject to change)

  • Jan. 30 - Dr. Brooks Blevins, "Mythical Creatures from Ozarks Folklore"
  • Feb. 6 - Rachel Anderson, director, efactory, Missouri State University, "Supporting Innovation and Entrepreneurship"
  • Feb. 13 - Kevin Kropf, vice president of Enrollment Management, Drury University, "Drury Fusion and the Future of Higher Education"

Upcoming Events


  • Jan. 2 - Jan. 31 - Holiday Blood Drive at Community Blood Center of the Ozarks: Rotary clubs compete to see which can get the greatest percentage of members to donate blood, which is in great need at this time because of college students being gone; the Springfield Donor Center at 220 W. Plainview Road is open M - F, 8:00 - 6:00; Saturdays, 7:00 - 1:00; and Sundays by appointment; schedule an appointment at or 800-280-5337;  be sure to sign the Rotary club notebook at the registration desk; you may recruit friends to donate for our club; donors receive a long-sleeve shirt
  • Feb. 3 (Monday) - New Members Lunch, 11:30 - 1:00, Big Whiskey's, Battlefield Road; learn about committees and operations of  the club; experienced members are welcome
  • Feb. 8 (Saturday) - Drew Lewis Foundation's Grand Opening of The Fairbanks' Rotary Club of Springfield Southeast Community Living Room, where community members will enjoy coffee brewed by Life360 Fairbanks while reading books provided by Missouri State University Library.
  • Feb. 12 (Wednesday) - Board meeting, 8 a.m., Davis Properties
  • Feb. 20 (Thursday) - Hands-on service at The Fairbanks, a neighborhood center on North Broadway Avenue; we serve and clean up a community supper from 5:00 - 7:00; contact Past President Lori Barnes Miller about how you can get involved
  • March 23, 24, and 27 (Monday, Tuesday, Friday) - Rotary Basketball Tournament, O'Reilly Family Event Center, Drury University; schedule is different than past years because the final night is on Friday, not Thursday; Southeast Rotary's players practice each Sunday (except Feb. 2) from 3:30 - 5:30 at O'Reilly FEC; contact Marc Mayer at if you want to play or be a sponsor; teams from all the Rotary Clubs and the Rotaract Club of Springfield participate in the tournament to raise funds for Special Olympics of the Ozarks