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Come one come all to Fall Training  

When: October 25th from 9am-12:30pm

Where: Doubletree Hotel, 1909 Spring Rd, Oak Brook  

Who: any and all Rotarians

Why: learn more about Rotary strategies and best practices and ramp up your leadership and public speaking skills


There will be a plenary session with lots of great content for everyone - My Rotary, how we communicate, District Conference, Paul Harris Home, leadership development, youth exchange and more.


Presidents-elect will meet with District Governor Elect Osei during a breakout session, we will have ongoing Secretary/Treasurer training and we would like the Rotaract/Interact/EarlyAct liaisons to meet each other and share ideas.  The rest of the breakouts are geared toward all Rotarians.  


Share Membership strategies and best practices, work on your club identity, learn more about Rotary history and structure, start collaborating on community and international projects, and hone your public speaking, conflict management and mentoring skills.  


There’s lots to learn and do so join us for Fall Training.

Club Leadership
Vickie Dorgan
President Elect
John Schwandke


Past President

Cliff Harstad

Robert Mantsh

John Robertson
Executive Secretary
Dennis Gorman 

Gus Samios

Community Service
Andrew Horberg

International Service
John Schwandke

Eve Herdea

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


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2012 District Conference

When: Thursday, May 17, 2012 to Sunday, May 20, 2012

Additional Info:

Contact: Linda K Yates

Registration: Required
Payment: Payment In Advance Only
Event Rules:
Cancellation Policy:

District Conference 2012 Brochure and Registration Form

Presidents Elect are pre-paid by each Rotary Club, for two nights with or without Friday's Foundation Luncheon.   When registering please pick President Elect for correct pricing.  (Note: many clubs will reimburse the President Elect for the cost of spouse/guest.)


For a registration to mail, please select from:


 2012 District Conference Registration Form


 2012 District Conference Registration Form - President Elect


District Conference Schedule, Click Here








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Package A: Single $815 (Three Nights)

Package A: Double $1110 (Three Nights)

Package B: Single $650 (Two Nights)

Package B: Double $900 (Two Nights)

Package C: Single $600 (Two Nights)

Package C: Double $800 (Two Nights)

SPOUSE - No Additional Purchase - Included In Double Packages

Childrens Program $120 Per Child - Child 1

Childrens Program $120 Per Child - Child 2

Childrens Program $120 Per Child - Child 3

Childrens Program $175 Per Child - Child 1

Childrens Program $175 Per Child - Child 2

Childrens Program $175 Per Child - Child 3

Thursday Night Room

Thursday Dinner

Friday Night Dinner

Saturday Dinner

Registration Fee

Friday Foundation Luncheon

Friday Night Room

Saturday Night Room

Saturday Breakfast

Sunday Breakfast


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Board of Director's Mtg. @ 11AM
Club Assembly Meeting @ 12:15
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Sept. 18, 2014
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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. 09, 2014  -  TBA
Oct. 16, 2014  -  TBA
Oct. 23, 2014 
Bill Getzoff and Dennis Gorman tell us about the creation of Rotary CFD.
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.    
Nov. 06, 2014 
Board of Director's Mtg. @ 11:00
Club Assembly Mtg. @ 12:15
Nov. 13, 2014  -  District 6450 Governor Nicki Scott visits our Club today 
Nov. 20, 2014  -  TBA
Nov. 27, 2013  -  Thanksgiving Holiday; No Meeting today.