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Vickie Dorgan
 
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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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Werner Gonnison
John Schwandke
 
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John Lamson
 
  
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

   
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Rotary Membership:

The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
High ethical standards in business and professions;
The recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life;
The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

The Rotary 4-Way Test of the things we think, say or do:
Is it the Truth?
Is it fair to all concerned?
Will it build good will and better friendship?
Will it be beneficial to all concerned?


If you subscribe to these ideals and have a desire to serve, please join us for a Complimentary Lunch to determine if you would like to join Rotary. If you have done this and are interested in applying for membership to our club, please download our membership application here and return it with your next visit.

Membership with the Rotary Club of Chicago - Financial District includes weekly lunches at 12:10 p.m. on Thursdays at the Union League Club - 65 W. Jackson, Chicago, Illinois. The club is regularly engaged in volunteering, fundraising and social activities. While membership does not require your participation in all events, the more you participate the more you will enjoy Rotary. By being a member of a Rotary club, you have the opportunity to visit and "make-up" meetings at any of the 32,000 clubs and their 1.3 million members around the globe.

If you have questions about Rotary, please contact us or visit Rotary International's website at rotary.org





 


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Speakers 
 
December 8, 2016  -  Holiday Party no - regular meeting  Our Holiday party will be held at Kiki's Bistro 900 N Franklin Street in Chicago.  312.335.5454
 
December 15, 2016 - Club Gift Exchange - each members/ attendee brings a gift, then through a series of takeaways the gifts settle on members.  A fun exchange gifts should cost no more than $25.  Members should bring the gifts wrapped with no tags.  You are encouraged to bring hysterically funny gifts that will entice trading.
 
December 22, 2016 - Happy Holidays! No Regular Meeting - Informal luncheon to be held in the Carvery on the 4th floor of the Union League Club.  
 
December 29, 2016 - Happy New Year! No Regular Meeting - Informal luncheon to be held in the Carvery on the 4th floor of the Union League Club.  
 
January 5, 2017 - Regular Meeting - Nancy Needles Nancy will discuss how a vibrant theater community is good for Chicago for many reasons, including economic ones, which will also touch on the business of running a theater company.   I will also talk about some of the interesting aspects of Cinderella and how it fits into our new "diversity initiative."  Nancy is involved with The Hypocrites a not-for-profit theater group in Chicago.  This one of their upcoming productions A zany feminist riff on 'Cinderella' (with a side of potatoes) .

 

January 12, 2017 - NO MEETING  - The Rotary Club of Chicago Financial District meets only twice per month, on the first and third Thursdays!!  Please make a note of this new schedule.
 
January 19, 2017 - Regular Meeting - John Wasik - Author, Speaker, Journalist , As the award-winning author of 15 books, Wasik has spoken to crowds from coast to coast on investing, retirement and protecting your money. He is also a renowned biographer, using the past to draw parallels with the present. Click here to read about John and his latest book http://www.johnwasik.net/ 
 
January 26, 2017 - NO MEETING  - The Rotary Club of Chicago Financial District meets only twice per month, on the first and third Thursdays!!  Please make a note of this new schedule.
 
February 2, 2017 - Regular Meeting (Board to meet at 11:00) -  Social Entrepreneur Ingvill Ytreland from Norway, was on an Everest Expedition when an earthquake hit Nepal. She will share the story on how her life has changed dramatically since.
 
Feb. 09, 2017 - NO MEETING Speaker to be rescheduled! The Rotary Club of Chicago Financial District meets only twice per month, on the first and third Thursdays!!  Please make a note of this new schedule. 
 
February 16, 2017 - Regular Meeting -  Award Winning TV Reporter Randi Belasomo from Chanel 9 news with her co-founder Dr. Mary Mulcahy, will address our club about how Life Matters Media came to be and the services it provides. The Chicago-based organization is among those leading a national cultural shift that prioritizes the planning that can lead to true quality of life at the end of life. Its digital resource, lifemattersmedia.org has been hailed by The New York Times as a “website to visit.”  The organization’s public programming has been described by The Chicago Tribune as “passionate, lively and enlightening.”  http://wgntv.com/author/randi-belisomo/ .
 

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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