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Vickie Dorgan
 
President Elect
John Schwandke

 

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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
 
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Marilyn Sainsot
 
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John Schwandke
 
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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
   
Feb. 11, 2016 - Hayley Price, Doctor of Physical Therapy at Athletico, is our speaker.
 
Feb. 18, 2016 - Ed Gogol, representing "Final Options Illinois" discusses the "death with dignity" movement.
 
Feb. 25, 2016 - TBA
 
Mar. 03, 2016 - Club Assembly Mtg.
 
Mar. 10, 2016 - Anita Maiworm, Regent from the Kaskaskia chapter of the Society of Daughters of the American Revolution is our speaker.
 
Mar. 17, 2016 - Jamil Khoury, Founding Artistic Director of "Silk Road Rising" will talk about his Asian-American inspired theater company. 
  
Mar. 24, 2016 -  Our speaker is Julie Proudfoot, Founding Artistic Director for Artemisia - A Chicago Theater
 
Mar. 31, 2015 - Chicago History Museum Costume Curator Petra Slinkard is our speaker.
 
Apr. 07, 2016 - Club Assembly Mtg.
 
Apr. 14, 2016 - Christopher Kamyszew, representing the Society of Art for the Polish Film Festival is our speaker.
 
Apr. 21, 2016 - Author and Political Science Professor Susan Burgess discusses her book "Guide to Radical Politics in the United States".
 
Apr. 28, 2016 - Guest speaker is Mr. Jesus Rodriguez-Espinoza, Consul General of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Chicago. 
 
May 05, 2016 - Club Assembly Mtg.
 
May 19, 2016 - Nisan Chavkin, Executive Director of  "Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago" tells us about his organization.
 
May 26, 2016Margaret Frisbie, Executive Director of  "Friends of the Chicago River" will tell us about the organization and its mission.
 
Jun. 16, 2016 - "The Changing Energy Mix" - winners and losers, by guest speaker Gianni Kovacevic - http://kovacevic.com/
 
Jun. 23, 2016Gretchen Grad, Founder of  "Hands of Peace"  will speak about her organization and it's mission.
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Club Leadership
 
President
John Schwandke
 
President Elect
Marc Willage
 
Past President
Vickie Dorgan
 
Secretary
Robert Mantsh
 
Treasurer
Dennis Gorman
 
Membership
Gus Samios
 
Community Service
Cliff Harstad 
 
World Service
Andrew Horberg
 
Programs
Eve Herdea
 
Rotary Foundation
John Schwandke
 
Social Committee
Marilyn Sainsot
 
Fundraising
Marilyn Sainsot
 
Public Relations
John Schwandke
 
Sergeant-at-Arms
John Lamson