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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
Werner Gonnison
John Schwandke
 
Sargeant at Arms
John Lamson
 
  
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

   
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About Us                  

The Rotary Club of Chicago - Financial District was founded in February 1985. At the time, ours was only the second charter issued in Chicago since Rotary was founded in 1905. The club had its beginnings near O'Hare Airport. It was known as the Rotary Club of Chicago - New Chicago. Subsequently we migrated to downtown Chicago in the Loop. The Loop is in the heart of Chicago's business district. It takes its name from the circumnavigations of the elevated train system, the "El". Paul Harris' office, where Rotary was started, was in the Unity Building (since demolished) at 127 N Dearborn. was also within the boundaries of the Loop.

As our club found its new home in Chicago's financial district, the name was updated. Since the move down town, we have held our regular meetings in historically significant locations. These included the Midland Hotel (now the W Hotel City Center) and the original Berghoff's Restaurant (now 17 West at the Berghoff) both buildings are still standing and may be seen at 172 W Adams and 17 West Adams respectively. Presently, the club's weekly luncheons take place in the Union League Club at 65 W. Jackson.

Our meetings begin promptly at 12:10 p.m. and end at 1:15 p.m. and our members include professionals from many business sectors including banking, law, real estate, education, technology, and non-profits. We frequently have out-of-town and out-of-country guest and visiting Rotarians at our lunches and hope to see you at our club soon.

Rotary, founded in 1905 right here in Chicago, is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 32,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas.

Rotary clubs support community projects at home and abroad. Known as the world's largest private provider of international education scholarships, the Rotary Foundation funds more than 1,000 students annually to study overseas and act as ambassadors. Rotary also partners with eight prestigious universities around the globe to educate mid-career professionals in peace and conflict resolution.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS, AT OUR CLUB MEETINGS

August 18, 2022 - Visit by District Governor, Ade (Adekunie) Onayemi   - Club members and invited guests only.


August 25, 2022 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.

September 1, 2022 - Regular Club Meeting - No program

September 8, 2022 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.

September 15, 2022 - Rotarian Sandy Marcus - psychologist and career consultant, with be presenting on his fields, as well as discussing his latest book.

September 22, 2022 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.

September 29, 2022 -  NO MEETING FIFTH THURSDAY.


October 6, 2022 - Nick Fairman, our 6450 District Membership chair, will present on ways to increase our club membership.

October 13, 2022 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month. 

October 20, 2022 - CLUB BOARD MEETING - Club members only, and invited guests only.

October 27, 2022 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.

November 3, 2022 - Sandra Scedrina, with the Rotary Club of Chicagoland Lithuanians, will be presenting on their club's efforts to support the victims of Russian aggression in Ukraine by sending first aid and medical supplies to Ukraine.  They are asking for help in their efforts.  Thousands of innocent children and adults have been left mained, injured, unable to walk, or to carry on normal daily activities.  
          They are asking for donations of durable medical equipment, including walkers and wheelchairs, adult and pediatric, to assist those in need; new or your used.

 

November 10, 2022 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.

November 17, 2022 - Program to announced

November 24, 2022 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.

December 1, 2022 - Program to announced

December 8, 2022 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.

December 15, 2022 - CLUB BOARD MEETING - Club members only, and invited guests only.

December 22, 2022 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month. 
 
December 29, 2022 -  NO MEETING FIFTH THURSDAY.

January 5, 2023 - Program to announced

Jranuary 12, 2023 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.

January 19, 2023 - Program to announced

January 26, 2023 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.


February 3, 2023 - Program to announced

February 10, 2023 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.

February 17, 2023 - CLUB BOARD MEETING - Club members only, and invited guests only.

February 24, 2023 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.









Club Leadership

President
Jerry McIlvain

President Elect
 Debora Willage

Immediate Past President
 Debora Willage


Secretary
Marc Willage

Treasurer
Tom Baltz

Membership
Gus Samios

Community Service
Cliff Harstad / Kate Anderson

Executive Secretary
Dennis Gorman
 
World Service
Vickie Dorgan / Kate Anderson

Programs
Marc Willage
 
Social / Sergeant of Arms
Marilyn Sainsot


October 4, 2018  Luncheon Meeting - Speaker to be determined

October 11, 2018 - 
No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.
 

October 18, 2018  - Luncheon Meeting - Randal Avolio - Consulting to optimize the function of companies.

October 25, 2018
 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.