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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

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. -  
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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