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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  EVENTS


September 16, 2021  - Grant Dixon, a Rotarian, who is a personal injury attorney, to give a presentation on "Five things to do before you have your next automobile accident"

September 23, 2021
 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.                             - 


September 30, 2021 - NO MEETING FIFTH THURSDAY.

October 7, 2021 - Rotarian Linda Kemp, will present on new, vibrant networking program, currently meeting virtually; "Chicagoland Rotary Means Business." This networking forum is also open to Non-Rotarians,
             "Each month we offer new and innovative tools and techniques to help you to get the most out of your networking experiences."


October 14, 2021 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.

October 21, 2021 - CLUB BOARD MEETING - Club members only, and invited guests only.


October 28, 2021 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.

November 4, 2021  - Diveheart, a 501c3 non-profit organization,since 2001, has innovated the premieradaptive scuba training program inthe industry, while growing Diveheart Scuba Experience pool programs (DSE’s), adaptivescuba adventure trips and adaptive outreachand education opportunities for individuals withdisabilities.

November 11, 2021 - 
No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.
 

Novermber 18, 2021  - Kieth Cross - long term consultant for companies in dealing with cyber security issues, as well as with individuals. Another opportunity to gain perspective on this occasional frightening issue, as well as glean pearl's of wisdom

November 25, 2021
 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.                               

December 2, 2021 - HOLIDAY EVENT - SPECIFICS PENDING


December 9, 2021 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.

December 16, 2021 - CLUB BOARD MEETING - Club members only, and invited guests only.


December 23, 2021 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.

December 30, 2021 - NO MEETING FIFTH THURSDAY.

January 6, 2022 - Ron Beck, a numismatist, will make a presentation on the collection of currency. Mr. Beck provides consulting services to indivuals, such as with Platinum Adventures - affiliated Wintrust Bank, as an example of professional services that he provides.

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

January 20, 2022  - Speaker to be determined

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

February 3, 2022 - Speaker to be determined

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

February 17, 2022 - CLUB BOARD MEETING - Club members only, and invited guests only.


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

March 3, 2022 Speaker to be determined. 

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

March 17, 2022  - Speaker to be determined

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

April 7, 2022- Speaker to be determined


April 14, 2022 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.

April 21, 2022 - CLUB BOARD MEETING - Club members only, and invited guests only.


April 28, 2022 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.



Club Leadership

President
Debora Willage

President Elect
 Robert Mantsh

Immediate Past President
Robert Mantsh

Secretary / Program Chair
Marc Willage

Treasurer
Tom Baltz

Membership
Gus Samius

Community Service
Cliff Harstad

Executive Secretary
Dennis Gorman
 
World Service
Vickie Dorgan

Programs
Marc Willage
 
Social / Fund Raising / 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.