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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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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.

 

"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