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 blanket drive for the People's City Mission, donations to Heroes into Homes and supporting the Food Bank of Lincoln and Lancaster County Capital Campaign.
The longest running service project is delivering Meals on Wheels for Tabitha. During the 1993-94 Rotary Year, the club was introduced to the program and a team of members made a commitment to deliver meals. Lincoln South Rotary Club members continue to deliver meals and during the 2020-21 Rotary Year added a second route. At that time the club had 14 volunteers and substitutes. In addition to delivering meals, the club has helped update the kitchen equipment through grants. 
Lincoln South Rotary Club sponsored the Lincoln Giving Spirits Evening Rotary Club in 2018.