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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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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


 December 7, 2017 -
- No Board Meeting this Month
- NO LUNCHEONTODAY BECAUSE WE HAVE OUR ANNUAL EVENING HOLIDAY RECEPTION AND DINNER dinner at Opart Thai 1371 W Chicago Ave.  Members and spouses will be in attendance.


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

December 21, 2017  
- Luncheon Meeting - CLUB WHITE ELEPHANT GIFT EXCHANGE Gifts should cost no more than $20.


 
December 28, 2017 - No Meeting Happy Holidays! No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.

January 4, 2017  
- 11:10 Board Meeting before lunch
- Luncheon Meeting - Dr. Jones Tapia, Executive Director of the Cook County Jail, will discuss her approach to her work from the viewpoint of her approach as a clinical psychologist.


January 11, 2017 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.

January 18, 2017  
- Luncheon Meeting - Our Speaker is Geary Sikich.  He will address the club regarding "Dirty Bombs, both man-made and those from NATURE.   A dirty bomb does not have to be man-made.  Nature provides us with many potential dirty bombs; including readily recognized natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes, or as a pandemic.  Are you prepared to understand the ramifications of one of Natures Dirty Bombs?  Will you be able to assist your clients?

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

February 1, 2017  
- 11:10 Board Meeting before luncheon
- Luncheon Meeting - Our speaker Ethan Martin, an organzitional psychologist with

Integrated Leadership Systems, will be discussing Psycholigic Safety, and its role in reaching a consensus in a meeting environment.


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

February 15, 2017  
- Luncheon Meeting - Sander Marcus will discuss: Elements of motivation, and tips on motivation and personal time management.


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

March 1, 2017 -  11:10 Board Meeting before luncheon
                        - Luncheon Meeting - Speaker to be determined


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

March 15, 2017 -  Luncheon Meeting - Speaker to be determined

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


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