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Rotary Club of Chicago Financial District


 
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Club Leadership

President
Cliff Harstad

 

President Elect

Victoria Dorgan

 

Past President

Jerry McIlvain


Secretary

Robert Mantsh


Treasurer
John Robertson
 
Executive Secretary
Dennis Gorman 

Membership
Gus Samios

Community Service
Andrew Horberg

International Service
John Schwandke

Speakers/Programs

Vickie
Dorgan
Eve Herdea

Rotary Foundation

John Schwandke
 
Fundraising
Marilyn Sainsot
 
Social Chairman
Gerald McIlvain
 
Website
Werner Gonnison
John Schwandke
 
Sargeant at Arms
Ed Keating
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


   
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Rotary Scholarship and Grant Programs

The Rotary Club of Chicago - Financial District in coordination with Rotary District 6450 and Rotary International are honored to evaluate, recommend, and sponsor individuals for the following programs:

Youth Exchange
As a Rotary Youth Exchange student, you'll spend up to a year living with a few host families and attending school in a different country. Whether you participate in Rotary's long-term or short-term Youth Exchange programs, you'll learn a new way of living, a great deal about yourself, and maybe even a new language. You'll also be an ambassador, teaching people you meet about your country, culture, and ideas. You can help bring the world closer - and make some good friends in the process. More than 8,000 young people each year have experiences like these through Rotary Youth Exchange. It's the opportunity of a lifetime. Are you ready for it?
For more information click here.

Group Study Exchange - GSE (Rotary International terminated this program in June 2013)
The Rotary Foundation's Group Study Exchange (GSE) program is a unique cultural and vocational exchange opportunity for businesspeople and professionals between the ages of 25 and 40 who are in the early stages of their careers. The program provides travel grants for teams to exchange visits in paired areas of different countries. For four to six weeks, team members experience the host country's culture and institutions, observe how their vocations are practiced abroad, develop personal and professional relationships, and exchange ideas.

Ambassadorial Scholar (Rotary International terminated this program in June 2013)
The purpose of the Ambassadorial Scholarships program is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries and geographical areas. The program sponsors several types of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students as well as for qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies. While abroad, scholars serve as goodwill ambassadors to the host country and give presentations about their homelands to Rotary clubs and other groups. Upon returning home, scholars share with Rotarians and others the experiences that led to a greater understanding of their host country.

Peace and Conflict Scholar
The Rotary Peace and Conflict Studies Program was established to provide professionals from around the world with the opportunity to be trained in conflict resolution and mediation strategies. The program also can help participants become better equipped to prevent and resolve conflict and to foster policies and create settings that ensure peace worldwide. Offered in English, the program is aimed toward mid- to upper-level professionals in governments, nongovernmental organizations, and private corporations.
For more information click here.
To download the application click here.

 

Join Us at our Club Meetings

        

April 10, 2014 
Rotary "Service Above Self' Award Winner Scott Dudley is our Guest Speaker today.
 
April 17, 2014 
Rex Fritschi presents a slideshow tour of his trip through the South Caucauses (Uzbekistan, Armenia & Georgia)
 
April 24, 2014
Joel Brammeier, President & CEO of "Alliance for the Great Lakes" explains their mission to conserve and restore the world's largest fresh water resource. https://www.greatlakes.org/ 
 
May 01, 2014 
Club Assembly Mtg.
 
May 08, 2014 
Lee Neubecker, President of Chicago based "Forensicon" will explain how "Computer Forensics" is used to catch terrorists. http://www.forensicon.com/
 
May 15, 2014
Astronomer and Visual Artist Jose Francisco Salgado is our speaker: JoseFranciscoBio
 
May 22, 2014
Bill Getzoff will speak about the c 1435 "Decent From the Cross" painting, currently on display at Museo del Prado.  Link: Descent From the Cross
 
May 29, 2014
Cassandra Francis, President of "Friends of the Parks" is our guest speaker today. Click here: http://fotp.org/
 
June 05, 2014
Club Assembly
 
June 12, 2014
Today's Guest Speaker is Mr. Halil Demir, Executive Director of Zakat Foundation of America.
 
June 19, 2014
Michael Christiano, Director of Smart Museum Education & Outreach, will explain how they bring art education to Chicago Public Schools. Link: Smart Museum K-12 
 
June 26, 2014
Incoming President Vickie Dorgan Installation Dinner.