Programs (subject to change)

  • Feb. 29 - The Sun, the Stars, and Baker Observatory; speaker is Mike Reed, MSU Astronomy Department
  • Mar. 7 - Dead on Arrival in China: A Story of Crisis, Community and Clarity for How to Live Like you are Dying; speaker is club member Gordon Elliott
  • March 14 - No meeting (spring break)
  • March 21: Four-Way Test Presentation; speaker is Julie Swift
  • March 28: Manufacturing in Missouri; speaker is club member Jeff Cumley, associate director of Missouri Association of Manufacturers

For Zoom attendees: The formal meeting starts at 12:15 with an invocation, pledge of allegiance, The Four-Way Test, guest introductions, announcements, the sergeant-at-arms report, program, (sometimes) questions and answers, and the drawing for the Polio Plus raffle.

Here are links to join the meeting via Zoom:

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 889 6262 5071
Passcode: 747107

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,88962625071#


The weekly Zoom meetings are recorded and available for viewing in a gallery on this website.  Click on the “make‐ups”  tab, then scroll down to “Recorded SE Rotary meetings” and click on the gallery link.  The password to access the gallery is SErotary1.


Other Events


  • March 9 (Saturday) - Fellowship event: Day trip to Downstream Casino.  The bus will leave at 1:00 and return no later than 7:00.  We will meet the bus and be dropped back off at Kelly Parker’s office at Zynergy Financial, 2833 E. Battlefield, Springfield, MO 65809. This is near several restaurants so people can go straight to dinner when we return if they wish.
        We will have roughly three hours at the casino.  Cost will be $35-$45 per person, to be determined by exact time the shuttle is used.  Members will be billed after the trip in case we return early.  Guests are welcome, and you must include them in registration.
        Snacks and beer/wine/seltzers will be provided by the fellowship committee for the time on the bus.  Members can also bring whatever drinks/snacks they would like to have on the bus if they don’t want to have what is provided.

        The maximum number of attendees is 25.
    Register here:


  • March 19 (Tuesday): 3/19: New Member Luncheon, noon, Scramblers

  • March 20 (Wednesday): Club Board meeting, noon, Guaranty Bank, Farmers Park, 2144 E. Republic Road, Suite F200, Springfield [Non-board club members are welcome to attend.]

  • March 21 (Thursday) - Hands-on service opportunity, 4:45 - 6:30: The Fairbanks is a community outreach center at 1126 N. Broadway Ave. (65802) that feeds, teaches and connects people in the neighborhood to services that help them permanently move out of poverty.   Volunteering consists of meeting on each third Thursday of the month around 4:45 (or as soon as possible thereafter) to serve a dinner prepared by the staff.  Dinner is served from 5:00 - 6:00 and clean‐up afterwards is generally complete by 6:45. Please call or email Gene Hartley if you have any questions or would like to volunteer; 417-860-3817 or

  • March 26 (Tuesday): New Member Orientation, 6:00, The Pitch
  • April 25 (Thursday): Southeast Rotary Cornhole Tournament, 5:30, Billiards of Springfield; no fee to participate; appetizers provided by the Fellowship Committee; prizes will be given to the top 3 finishers; you may come with a teammate or, if you are by yourself, we will assign you a teammate; teammates may be another member, spouse, friend, etc.; please make sure all players are included in the registration.

    Register here: