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   Congratulations and have a great year, to all new club presidents. 
 View Governor Nicki Scott's Installation Program.  

Club Leadership
 
 
President
Vickie Dorgan
 
President Elect
John Schwandke

 

Past President

Cliff Harstad

 
Secretary
Robert Mantsh

Treasurer
John Robertson
 
Executive Secretary
Dennis Gorman 

Membership
Gus Samios

Community Service
Andrew Horberg

International Service
John Schwandke

Speakers/Programs
Eve Herdea

Rotary Foundation
John Schwandke
 
Fundraising
Marilyn Sainsot
  
Website
Werner Gonnison
John Schwandke
 
Sargeant at Arms
Gerald McIlvain
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

   
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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

        

              
July 31, 2014
Ms. Cindy Lee, President of Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute is our guest speaker today. www.chicagocci.com
 
Aug. 07, 2014
Board of Director's Mtg. @ 11AM
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar Hannah Warren makes a return appearance for an update about her activities in India.   
 
Aug. 14, 2014 
Speakers Julia & David Busch tell us about the David Lynch Foundation's "Silence the Violence" campaign.
 
Aug. 21, 2014
Prof. Miles Harvey of DePaul will tell us about his book "How Long Will I Cry", which addresses the widespread violence in Chicago. http://www.milesharvey.com/
 
Aug. 28, 2014
Simon Granner educates us on "How to get Free Publicity for Your Small Business."  
 
Sept. 04, 2014
Board of Director's Mtg. @ 11AM
Club Assembly Meeting @ 12:15
 
Sept. 11, 2014
Roberta Kwall, Professor of Intellectual Property Law at DePaul University will tell us about her new book "The Myth of the Cultural Jew."  - Roberta R. Kwall
 
Sept. 18, 2014
Brian Posen & Kristin Larsen tell us about Stage 773 Theater http://www.stage773.com/
 
Sept. 25, 2014
Chicago Outreach Coordinator Mr. Brandon Sanders tells us about the "Wounded Warrior Project."
 
Oct. 02, 2014
Board of Director's Mtg. @ 11:00
Club Assembly Mtg. @ 12:15
 
Oct. 30, 2014
Mr. Zafaa Zarzour, Chief Operations Officer for the Zakat Foundation of Chicago, a Muslim non-profit, will speak about the Foundation's Mission. http://www.zakat.org/what-we-do/