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Club Leadership
 
 
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/Website
Werner Gonnison
John Schwandke
 
Sargeant at Arms
John Lamson
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

   
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Membership


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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Welcome to Rotary Video

 

Rotary International

 

Rotary District 6450


2010 Rotary International Convention Video Gallery

Rotary International on You Tube



 

"Rotary Smart" Roll of Donors and Honorees

Every name represents a donation supporting one child in the "Rotary Smart" project, which promotes peace by improving thinking and reasoning skills through experiences with art. The program provides 3rd graders with two visits to the Smart Museum of Art and 10 in-class art lessons from a teaching artist.
  • John Bierbusse
  • Dr. Leila E.
  • The Menkus Family
  • Dolores Kunda
  • Michael Traynor
  • Roberta Osher
  • Robert H.

 

Join Us at our Club Meetings

        

              
Jan. 22, 2015 - Fund Development Director Sherry Arthur will speak on behalf of "LYDIA HOME"
 
Jan. 29, 2015 - Rotarian Erik Bouchard, founder of "See Change Foundation" will tell us about his life in Nepal.
 
Feb. 05, 2015 - Club Assembly Mtg. - Project Reports
 
Feb. 12, 2015 - Becky Panter, Development Manager from "A Better Chicago" will explain the organization and its mission. www.abetterchicago.org
 
Feb. 19, 2015 - Prof. Teresa Mastin, Program Chair at the College of Communication DePaul will share her experiences with Herstory Centre in Kenya. www.HerstoryCentre.org   
 
Feb. 26, 2015 - Diana Newton, Exec. Dir. of "Porchlight Counceling Services" will speak about sexual violence on campuses.
 
Mar. 05, 2015 - SPECIAL 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION MEETING!
 
Mar. 12, 2015 - Andrea Mattson, founder of "Edible Alchemy Foods" will tell us the motivation behind her new startup food cooperative. 
 
Mar. 19, 2015 - Speaker Ashley Richardson presents... "The Incredible Edible Egg & You." 
 
Mar. 26, 2015 - Guest Speaker is Andrei Russu, First Secretary of the Romanian Consulate in Chicago
 
Apr. 02, 2015 - Club Assembly Mtg. - Project Reports
 
Apr. 09, 2015 - Guest Speaker Amy Kozyra will explain the "Cystic Fibrosis Foundation" and its mission.
 
Apr. 16, 2015 - Prof. Tom Plagge, from the University of Chicago, will speak about "strategic acquisition of abandoned property."
 
Apr. 23, 2015 - College Advisor Jessica O'Connell, will the Illinois College Advising Corps. 
 
Apr. 30, 2015 - Guest Speaker is Ben Hollis, creator of WTTW's long running "W.I.L.D. Chicago" television series.
 
May 07, 2015 - Club Assembly Mtg. - Project Reports