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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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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.

Rotary CFD meets VIRTUALLY on the first and third Thursday of each month

December 3, 2020  - Lori Clark, Executive Director of Jane Addams Senior Caucus (501C3) and Jane Addams Seniors in Action  (501C4) Both organizations are grass roots NGOs run by seniors.  The Caucus advocates for the remedy of issues facing senior citizens, such as for well checks in senior housing. Jane Addams Seniors in Action is the sister organization that can participate political campaigns.

December 10, 2020 - 
No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.
 

December 17, 2020  - CLUB BOARD MEETING

December 24, 2020 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.                              - 

December 31, 2020 - NO MEETING FIFTH THURSDAY.

January 7, 2021 - Our very own club member, Cliff Harstad, to present on the basics of estate planning, and what should be recommended.

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

January 21, 2021 - Alex Yates will be presenting "Engagement: It's not Rocket Science, it's Neuroscience." The talk will address the influencing of decision Making 

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

February 4, 2021
 - Speaker to be determined

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

February 18, 2021 - CLUB BOARD MEETING


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


March 4, 2021 - Martin Williams, Regional District Director for the Vitalant Blood Collection and Processing Centers, talking on blood donation and overall operations and needs.

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

March 18, 2021 - Speaker to be determined


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


April 1, 2021  Speaker to be determined. 

April 8, 2021 - 
No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.
 

April 15, 2021  - CLUB BOARD MEETING

April 22, 2021 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.                              - 

April 29, 2021 - NO MEETING FIFTH THURSDAY.

May 6, 2021 - Speaker to be determined


May 13, 2021 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.

May 20, 2021 - Speaker to be determined
 

May 27, 2021 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month. 

June 3, 2021 - Speaker to be determined

June 10, 2021 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.

June 17, 2021 - CLUB BOARD MEETING


June 24, 2021 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.

July 1, 2021  Speaker to be determined. 

July 8, 2021 - 
No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.
 

July 15, 2021  - Speaker to be determined

July 22, 2021
 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.                              - 

July 29, 2021 - NO MEETING FIFTH THURSDAY.

August 5, 2021 - Speaker to be determined


August 12, 2021 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.

August 19, 2021 - CLUB BOARD MEETING


August 26, 2021 - No Meeting, Rotary CFD meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.








Club Leadership

President
Robert Mantsh

President Elect
To Be Announced

Immediate Past President
Travis Marcum

Secretary
Jerry McIlvain

Treasurer
Tom Baltz

Membership
Katherine Anderson

Community Service
Cliff Harstad

Executive Secretary
Dennis Gorman
 
World Service
Vickie Dorgan

Programs
Marc Willage

Social & FundRaising
Marilyn Sainsot

Sergeant-at-Arms
Debora Willage


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.