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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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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.

 
Speakers

April 6, 2017
- Board Meeting -
Start at 11:00 
- Luncheon Meeting -
Krista August has written the definitive work on the statuary and artwork in Lincoln Park. She will explain which statue was the most important work ever installed, how it came to be called Lincoln Park and share many other important and interesting stories about Chicago's showpiece.  Her discussions about the artist, the subject and the work is interesting, intelligent and in some cases quite emotional. She will have copies of her book available. 773.320.5737 , www.GiantsinthePark.com , https://giantsinthepark.blogspot.com

April 13, 2017 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.


April 20, 2017
- Luncheon Meeting -
Sandy Marcus is a long time friend and former member of our club. He has addressed us in the past with tales of chivalry and courtly love in the middle ages and to classical music appreciation through his playing of the violin.  This week he will discuss the job search process in general and also what we're doing at IIT to help our students not only get jobs but also groom them for becoming a professional. 

April 27, 2017 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.

May 4, 2017
- Board Meeting -
Start at 11:00 
- Luncheon Meeting -
Ben Pohl
will discuss Distracted Driving and how his personal experience changed the direction of his life.

May 11, 2017 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.

May 18, 2017
- Luncheon Meeting -
Speaker TBD

May 25, 2017 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.

June 1, 2017
- Board Meeting -
Start
at 11:00 
- Luncheon Meeting -
Speaker TBD

June 8, 2017 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.

June 15, 2017
- Luncheon Meeting -
Speaker TBD



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  Club Leadership
 
President
Marc Willage
 
President Elect
Gerald McIIvain
  
Past President
John Schwandke
 
Secretary
Robert Mantsh
 
Treasurer
Dennis Gorman
 
Membership
Gus Samios
 
Community Service
Cliff Harstad 
 
World Service
Vickie Dorgan
 
Programs
Jerry McIlvain
312.859.1542
gerald.mcilvain@gmail.com
 
Social & FundRaising
Marilyn Sainsot
Travis Marcum
 
Website
Travis Marcum
 
Sergeant-at-Arms
John Lamson