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Club Leadership
 
 
President
Vickie Dorgan
 
President Elect
John Schwandke

 

Past President

Cliff Harstad

   
Secretary
Robert Mantsh

Treasurer
Dennis Gorman
 
Membership
Gus Samios

Community Service
Andrew Horberg

World Service
John Schwandke

Programs
Eve Herdea

Rotary Foundation
John Schwandke
 
Social Committee
Patrick Crowley
 
Fundraising
Marilyn Sainsot
 
Public Relations
Werner Gonnison
John Schwandke
 
Sargeant at Arms
John Lamson
 
  
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

   
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About Us                  

The Rotary Club of Chicago - Financial District was founded in February 1985. At the time, ours was only the second charter issued in Chicago since Rotary was founded in 1905. The club had its beginnings near O'Hare Airport. It was known as the Rotary Club of Chicago - New Chicago. Subsequently we migrated to downtown Chicago in the Loop. The Loop is in the heart of Chicago's business district. It takes its name from the circumnavigations of the elevated train system, the "El". Paul Harris' office, where Rotary was started, was in the Unity Building (since demolished) at 127 N Dearborn. was also within the boundaries of the Loop.

As our club found its new home in Chicago's financial district, the name was updated. Since the move down town, we have held our regular meetings in historically significant locations. These included the Midland Hotel (now the W Hotel City Center) and the original Berghoff's Restaurant (now 17 West at the Berghoff) both buildings are still standing and may be seen at 172 W Adams and 17 West Adams respectively. Presently, the club's weekly luncheons take place in the Union League Club at 65 W. Jackson.

Our meetings begin promptly at 12:10 p.m. and end at 1:15 p.m. and our members include professionals from many business sectors including banking, law, real estate, education, technology, and non-profits. We frequently have out-of-town and out-of-country guest and visiting Rotarians at our lunches and hope to see you at our club soon.

Rotary, founded in 1905 right here in Chicago, is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 32,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas.

Rotary clubs support community projects at home and abroad. Known as the world's largest private provider of international education scholarships, the Rotary Foundation funds more than 1,000 students annually to study overseas and act as ambassadors. Rotary also partners with eight prestigious universities around the globe to educate mid-career professionals in peace and conflict resolution.

Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.

Speakers

April 5, 2017 -  11:10 Board Meeting before luncheon
                        - Luncheon Meeting - Mat Phelps, presenting an overview of the Salvation Army, focusing on the organization's Cadet Traing program here in Chicago, Along an interesting career, Mat is currently an instructor at the accademy.

April 12,
2018 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.

April 19, 2018 - John Saccomono will present his thoughts on fund raising; a timely subject for our Ratory Club.

April 26,
2018 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.

May 3, 2018 Luncheon Meeting Moved to 231 S. LaSalle, 2nd floor - Special New Member Luncheon- WITH Debi Ross presenting on building Membership                             

May 10, 2018 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.


May 17, 2018 - Luncheon Meeting - Hannah Willage on the workings of the Interfaith Youth Core

May 31, 2018 - NO LUNCHEON MEETING FIFTH THURSDAY.  There is no regular luncheon meeting.  We will be having an after hours event Location to be determined

June 7, 2018 -  11:10 Board Meeting before luncheon
                         Luncheon Meeting - Speaker to be determined


June 14, 2018 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.


June 21, 2018 - No Luncheon; Dinner Meeting - Welcome our new Club President Travis Marcum Installation Dinner today Location to be determined. 

June 28, 2018 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.


July 5, 2018 - No Meeting, Happy 4th of July.

July 12, 2018 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.

July 19, 2018 - Luncheon Meeting - Mariyana Spyropoulos, President of MWRD (Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago), talking on environmental issues, such as water treatment and proper pharmaceutical disposal


July 26, 2018 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month

August 2, 2018  11:10 Board Meeting before luncheon
                         Luncheon Meeting - Speaker to be determined

August 9, 2018 - 
No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.
 

August 16, 2018 - Luncheon Meeting - Speaker to be determined.

August 23, 2018
 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month
                       
August 30, 2018 NO LUNCHEON MEETING FIFTH THURSDAY. 

September 6, 2018 - Luncheon Meeting - Speaker to be determined


September 13, 2018 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month. 

September 20, 2018 - Luncheon Meeting - Speaker to be determined. 

September 27, 2018
 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month

October 4, 2018  11:10 Board Meeting before luncheon
                         Luncheon Meeting - Speaker to be determined

October 11, 2018 - 
No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.
 

October 18, 2018 - Luncheon Meeting - Randal Avolio - Consulting to optimize the function of companies.

October 25, 2018
 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month







 
Club Leadership
President
Gerald McIIvain
President Elect
Travis Marcum
Past President
Marc Willage
Secretary
Robert Mantsh
Treasurer
Gus Samius
Membership
Gus Samios
Community Service
Cliff Harstad 
World Service
Vickie Dorgan
Programs
Marc Willage
Social & FundRaising
Marilyn Sainsot
Travis Marcum
Website
Travis Marcum
Sergeant-at-Arms
Debora Willage