Active 20-30 Club United States and Canada provides young adults with the opportunity for personal growth, friendship and leadership development while improving the quality of life for the special needs of the children in its local community. We have been serving the Eugene, Oregon area since 1927.
Active 20-30 International had its beginnings in 1922 when young men in two widely separated communities of the United States saw the need for a service club for young men. They found that established service clubs were dominated by older men, run by older men, and whose officers were invariably much older men.
This realization led those groups of ambitious young men to stray away from existing groups and organized a club of their own. These clubs shared the ideal that young men would have a chance to engage actively in service to their communities; where young ideas, backed by enthusiasm and the energy of youth, could share in civic responsibilities on an equal basis with clubs composed of older men.
These pioneers of young men’s service clubs simultaneously created two virtually identical clubs: the Active International, located in Aberdeen, Washington, and 20-30 International formed in Sacramento, California.
In 1959, President Norm Morrison of 20-30 and President Ken Helling of Active, exchanged a letter renewing the long standing proposal that these two identical young men’s service clubs should merge.
In 1960, the 20-30 International Convention was held in Santa Cruz, California. The delegates unanimously adopted the merger proposal and the Constitution. One month later, the delegates at the Active International Convention in Calgary, Alberta, also unanimously adopted the propositions. Therefore, on August 1, 1960, Active International and 20-30 International became the Active 20-30 International.
Objectives of 20-30
- To develop members, by precept and example, into a more intelligent, aggressive and serviceable citizenship, and to create in them a desire to participate actively in a civic and welfare work in their respective communities
- To create in every member a personal desire for knowledge and self-improvement, and to develop trust, friendship and understanding between people in their professional and social activities
- To provide a practical means of forming enduring friendships and good-will among its members in their communities, their country and throughout the world
- To hold and promote entertainment, instructions, programs and social gatherings in and for the furtherance of the purposes of the “Active 20-30 United States and Canada“
Eugene Active 20-30 Club #920
The Eugene Based Active 20-30 Club was founded in 1927, focused on serviceable citizenship in the community of Oregon’s Lane County, while improving the quality of life for special needs children.
Our Club meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at noon at Dicki Jo’s Burger’s Event Room, near Valley River Center.
Our Board of Directors meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month.
Members of the Eugene Active 20-30 Club donate tens of thousands of hours every year in order to help raise money for children’s charities in Lane County. There are three ways that our Club helps the community:
- Staff projects held by other children’s organization to help them raise money.
- Hands on projects where we work directly with children.
- Staff projects put on by our Club in order to raise money that is redistributed to the dozens of local charities that we help fund.
We have plenty of causes, missions and #goals we hope to achieve. Watch the video to learn more.
Now that you know about us, we want to get to know you. Find out how you can get involved with our community today!