Lincoln South Rotary, "The Sower Club", was founded in the spring of 1984. The Lincoln Downtown Rotary Club #14 was our sponsor, and many of those Club #14 members, frequently visited our club. In addition, today the first club president, Gene Swinton, is still an active member. For more information on the Charter, click here.


The Club was founded as a morning club as many thought Lincoln needed a morning club. The club initially met Thursdays at Crocketts (now closed) on 33rd and Pioneers Blvd. Later, the club moved to the Union College Cafeteria. One of the club members, Fred Harder, was then Director at the college and was able to secure the facility. Here the club met for nearly five years.


In 1989, the club changed the meeting and day to Fridays at noon. With this change also came the necessity to change the meeting location. After brief terms at K's Restaurant and Lincoln University Club, the club settled on Misty's Edgewood. This move in time and location resulted not only in increased membership and attendance, but also contributed to additional weekly visits by other Rotarians. With the sale of Misty's, the club moved to The Knoll's. In October, 2015 The Knoll's closed and the club meeting was moved to The Venue.


Club activities and projects have always been a strong part of our history. Though the specific projects have changed, Lincoln South continues to be very active in the community. Our most recent projects include a Tribute to First Responders; distributing dictionaries to 4th graders, providing high school scholarshiops as well as sponsoring, supporting and participating in Rotaract activities. Past activities include supporting the Red Cross, Tabitha's Meals on Wheels delivery, Salvation Army bell ringing, Lincoln Literacy and Lincoln Food Bank.
Lincoln South Rotary Club sponsored the Lincoln Giving Spirits Evening Rotary Club in 2018.