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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
 
  
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

   
HomeSmart Art
 
The "Smart Art Project" was conceived by the Rotary Club of Chicago Financial District and has now grown to include multiple Clubs throughout Rotary's District 6450. 
 
 We feel it is unacceptable for any child to live in an environment of constant violence... or to lack some type of basic art education. According to an article from the New York Times... "Art Makes You Smart!"  The purpose of the program is NOT to train potential artists... but rather to develop the mind to think in different ways and perspectives.  An environment of violence, in whatever form, stifles the ability of a child to develop to his or her potential.  Far too often, it ends the life of a child.
 
There are many organizations doing great things to address the problem, but as a community, a country, and a world, we've got to do more!  We've got to stop failing future generations. The "Rotary Smart Art" program is designed to supplement, not supplant, the work of others.  "Smart Art" is a basic awareness program for elementary school children that exposes them to what art is... so as to "spark their imagination, creativity, and to develop new ways of thinking."  Using Art as the medium, the message is that violence (in all its ugly forms, to include domestic violence, bullying, and street violence) is not a given and must be diminished... or eliminated. 
 
Started by the Rotary Club of Chicago Financial District, our team now consists of multiple Rotary Clubs... plus the Near South Planning Board ... Smart Museum of Art... and the University of Chicago Provost's Office.  Our goal is to continually expand the program, first in Chicago, and then ever outward.  The goal is to enlist involvement from communities, residents and businesses. At present, the program consists of: 
 
    1. An Initial Visit to the Smart Museum at University of Chicago for an interactive introduction to art.
    2. 10 in school classroom sessions with our Art Director, spread over a 5 week period, with a focus on awareness of violence
        issues through the use of various art techniques and media.
    3. A 2nd visit to the Smart Museum so the children can share what they have learned, display their own art work, and interact
        with museum staff and volunteers who also participate in the program.
    4. The final Museum Visit is very exciting and includes a catered lunch. 
 
Volunteer helpers assist with the in-class sessions and museum visits.  The cost to conduct one class of 30 students is $2,500.  The original "Pilot Program" was launched with one Chicago Southside School in 2014. Learning from that initial experience, it was then expanded to two schools in the second year... and, with additional "streamlining", we conducted the program on an even larger scale (7 schools) during 2016. As more people get involved, we can continue expanding the program, which has received "rave reviews" from the students and faculty who benefit from the program.  Would you like to join us? 
    
Click the "Studiology" video below to meet our Art Director,
Kevin Sparks  (aka "Mr. K")
 
  
   
 
 
Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.

Speakers

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


June 1, 2017 - No Luncheon Meeting, Installation of 2017/ 2018 President.  Evening Event.


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

June 15, 2017
- Luncheon Meeting -
Dave Frech, L.Ac. -  
Acupuncture is one of the oldest and best medical modalities at enhancing, encouraging and directing our bodies innate ability to return to optimum health. Acupuncture is used to treat and prevent illnesses and disease, relieve pain, balance mood, speed recovery from injury, improve fertility, and enhance overall health and wellness. Dave knows the effectiveness of this modality personally.  Ten years ago he suffered an injury the treatment of which has led him here to us today.  Read more at: http://www.davefrech.com/about.html .hDave can be reached at 312-498-5867

June 22
, 2017 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.

June 29, 2017 - RARE FIFTH THURSDAY AFTER HOURS SOCIAL EVENT TENTATIVELY AT THE CHICAGO ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION GAME ROOM. 4:30 to 6:00. The Game Room serves food and drink.  it is all cash, so drink and eat as much as you can pay for!!

July 6, 2017 - No meeting due to 4th of July Celebration

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

July 20, 2017
- Luncheon Meeting - Speaker TBD

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

August 3, 2017
- Luncheon Meeting - Speaker TBD

August 10, 2017 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.

August 17, 2017
- Luncheon Meeting - Speaker TBD

August 24, 2017 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.

August 31, 2017 - RARE FIFTH THURSDAY AFTER HOURS SOCIAL EVENT TENTATIVELY BADERBRAU TAP AND BREWERY.  5:30 to 8:00 includes food and soft drinks and a chance to tast some of the best beers being brewed in Chicago fun, fun, fun.  Each member is encouraged to bring a guest and sample the wares.  


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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