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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

 
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 - Steven Tonhaiser, CFA CAIA Huntington Private Bank -
will discuss the markets, investing and the future for members interested in their future financial security.

July 27, 2017 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.

August 3, 2017
- Luncheon Meeting - John Mussman - is the Illusionist known as Jack the Dragon,
will discuss Transformative Magic and the relationship between misdirection in magic and politics. odplogoti@icloud.com

August 10, 2017 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.

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 - Speaker to be Determined 


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


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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