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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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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


August 17, 2017
- Luncheon Meeting -
Phillip Chandler - Founder and Executive Director of Broader View Initiative (BVI) will discuss the ways he and his organization are fighting on behalf of our Chicago Children; promoting peace and preparing young people to be the leaders of tomorrow. BVI partners underprivileged students with business professionals to give them a broader view of the world, while also challenging them to use what they've learned from their mentors to change the dynamics of their own communities.

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.  

September 7, 2017
- Board Meeting at 11:10 on 9th floor at the Union League Club
- Luncheon Meeting - Scott McAdam (Oak Park - River Forest) is our 2017/2018 District Governor.  He will be visiting our club today to tell us of his plans for our 6450 clubs during his term as our leader.  Please attend and ask good questions. 


September 14, 2017 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.

September 21, 2017
- Luncheon Meeting - Robert Beezat will discuss Character Based Management . 

What makes us a good or bad boss are the behaviors we call a person’s character. We can improve our character, and thereby improve our organization’s effectiveness and productivity as well as our job satisfaction. Now is the time to start!


September 28, 2017 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.

October 5, 2017 - Board Meeting
- Luncheon Meeting - Katherine Anderson, a member of our club -
will present her Classification Talk. She is a Vice President at Wintrust - Chicago, 221 S LaSalle Street.  She can be reached at 312-447-7354 or Kanderson@wintrust.com .

October 12, 2017 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.
 
October 19, 2017
- Luncheon Meeting - Speaker to be determined 


October 26, 2017 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.

November 2, 2017 - Luncheon Meeting - Ned Meismer - To present information about creating a personal strategy of philanthropic giving. Member of a Rotary Club in the Chicago area.


November 9, 2017 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month. . 

November 16, 2017  
- Luncheon Meeting - Speaker to be determined No speaker has yet been secured for this date

November 23, 2017 - Happy Thanksgiving NO Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.

November 30, 2017 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.

November 2, 2017 - NO Board Meeting
- Holiday Celebration NO Luncheon Meeting

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Club Leadership
President
Gerald McIIvain
Past President
Marc Willage
Secretary
Robert Mantsh
Treasurer
Gus Samius
Membership
Gus Samios
Community Service
Cliff Harstad 
World Service
Vickie Dorgan
Programs
Marc Willage
812-528-6203
mwillage
@gmail.com
Social & FundRaising
Marilyn Sainsot
Travis Marcum
Website
Travis Marcum
Sergeant-at-Arms
Debora Willage