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Come one come all to Fall Training  

When: October 25th from 9am-12:30pm

Where: Doubletree Hotel, 1909 Spring Rd, Oak Brook  

Who: any and all Rotarians

Why: learn more about Rotary strategies and best practices and ramp up your leadership and public speaking skills

  


There will be a plenary session with lots of great content for everyone - My Rotary, how we communicate, District Conference, Paul Harris Home, leadership development, youth exchange and more.

 

Presidents-elect will meet with District Governor Elect Osei during a breakout session, we will have ongoing Secretary/Treasurer training and we would like the Rotaract/Interact/EarlyAct liaisons to meet each other and share ideas.  The rest of the breakouts are geared toward all Rotarians.  

 

Share Membership strategies and best practices, work on your club identity, learn more about Rotary history and structure, start collaborating on community and international projects, and hone your public speaking, conflict management and mentoring skills.  

 

There’s lots to learn and do so join us for Fall Training.



Club Leadership
 
 
President
Vickie Dorgan
 
President Elect
John Schwandke

 

Past President

Cliff Harstad

 
Secretary
Robert Mantsh

Treasurer
John Robertson
 
Executive Secretary
Dennis Gorman 

Membership
Gus Samios

Community Service
Andrew Horberg

International Service
John Schwandke

Speakers/Programs
Eve Herdea

Rotary Foundation
John Schwandke
 
Fundraising
Marilyn Sainsot
  
Website
Werner Gonnison
John Schwandke
 
Sargeant at Arms
Gerald McIlvain
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

   
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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.

 

Join Us at our Club Meetings

        

              
Aug. 28, 2014
Simon Granner educates us on "How to get Free Publicity for Your Small Business."  NextGenDigitalMarketing
 
Sept. 04, 2014
Board of Director's Mtg. @ 11AM
Club Assembly Meeting @ 12:15
 
Sept. 11, 2014 - Mishael Christiano, Director of Education at University of Chicago's Smart Museum is our speaker.

 

Sept. 18, 2014
Brian Posen & Kristin Larsen tell us about Stage 773 Theater http://www.stage773.com/
 
Sept. 25, 2014
Chicago Outreach Coordinator Mr. Brandon Sanders tells us about the "Wounded Warrior Project."
 
Oct. 02, 2014
Board of Director's Mtg. @ 11:00
Club Assembly Mtg. @ 12:15
 
Oct. 09, 2014  -  TBA
 
Oct. 16, 2014  -  TBA
 
Oct. 23, 2014  -  TBA
 
Oct. 30, 2014
Mr. Zafaa Zarzour, Chief Operations Officer for the Zakat Foundation of Chicago, a Muslim non-profit, will speak about the Foundation's Mission. http://www.zakat.org/what-we-do/    
 
Nov. 06, 2014 
Board of Director's Mtg. @ 11:00
Club Assembly Mtg. @ 12:15
 
Nov. 13, 2014  -  District 6450 Governor Nicki Scott visits our Club today 
 
Nov. 20, 2014  -  TBA
 
Nov. 27, 2013  -  Thanksgiving Holiday; No Meeting today.