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NEW COMPUTER CLASSROOM TO BE BUILT
Posted May 10, 2012


Rotary Club of Chicago member, John Schwandke, recently returned from visiting two Rotary

Matching Grant Project sites in Mexico.  You may recall having read about Rotary CFD's visitation to the Rotary Project Fair in Oaxaca earlier this year, and of its desire to partner with Mexican Rotary Clubs on the two projects that caught Schwandke's attention.

That desire has now become reality, with both projects having been approved by their respective Clubs and Districts.  Subject only to final approval from the Rotary Foundation, work on these projects is expected to be completed this summer. 



LET'S BE SANITARY

Posted May 10, 2012 

Project #2 is much more ambitious... and involves construction and trenching for 2,000 feet of sanitary drainage for the village of Crutzitzin, near the town of Tezuitlan, in the mountains of northern Puebla state. It is a village of approximately 80 homes and a school , but no sanitation system whatsoever. A Civil Engineer and Architect, who are members of the Texuitlan Rotary Club, donated the design plans which sliced thousands of dollars from the cost to build the system, which includes 14 junction wells. Even so, the cost will exceed $25,000. This sanitation project required $4,600 in seed money from Rotary Club of Chicago Financial District. The Mexico partnering club in Teziutlan, along with matching grants from District 6450 and 4180 combined to add another $9,400. A matching grant from The Rotary Foundation will account for the remaining balance. (Members can see more photos and commentary by clicking "Photo Page List" in the menu).  When Rotarian's travel to foreign countries to work on projects like these, they are usually hosted by members of the partnering Rotary Clubs. Your host typically provides room, board, and transportation during your stay. It is an economical way to travel, to meet new people and learn a country's culture from those who live it.  At the same time, you are doing good deeds and building lasting friendships. If you would like to participate at one of these project sites, or learn about other travel opportunities with Rotary International, please contact Rotary CFD member John Schwandke.

 


 
WORLD COMMUNITY SERVICE IN ACTION

 January 26 - 29, 2012 

 

"My intent was to find one good humanitarian project that filled a need in one of the areas our membership has expressed interest in", He said.  Instead, he came back with two!

 

The photo on the left is the booth sponsored by the Rotary Club of Teziutlan, who wants our help on a sanitation and water project. The people of the Chignautla-Crutzitzin village contacted the Teziutlan Rotarians and asked for their help. They have no sewage system, defecate in open air, and are experiencing serious health issues and a poluted drinking water source. There is no government resource to help them. The men of the village will do the hand labor and a Rotarian, who is also a Civil Engineer, has already drawn the plans. A plus to the project is the positive affect it will have on the community's drinking water source.

 

The right-hand photo shows John and Darlene with members of the Rotary Club of Puebla Virreinal.  This is a new Club, having existed for only 18 months.  The members are young and energetic. Their proposed project includes creating a computer classroom for an impoverished school for orphans and transform it into one of the communities more progressive schools. Demonstrating the significance of the Rotary Foundation's Matching Grant program... an investment of $2,150 from Rotary CFD would result in the entire $12,950 needed to complete the project. 

 

As you already know, the Rotary Year runs July 1 through June 30.  For Matching Grants to be approved within the current Rotary Year, they must be submitted before the end of March to allow time for processing within the current year.  Matching Grants not submitted by March 31, will have to wait until after July 1st before they can be submitted. The clock is ticking... and we'll see what happens.

 

To learn more about Rotary World Community Service and other ways you can travel the world with Rotary, please contact Rotary Club of Chicago Fianancial District member John Schwandke. The opportunities are endless!

 

Members wishing to see additional photos and commentary should click "Photo Page List" in the left hand column.


 
 
UPCOMING  EVENTS


May 20, 2021 - Dr. P. Leith Krakouer has some thirty years of experience as a Researcher and Educator of children and young adults with Cognitive Dysfunction, particularly in the domains of Autism, ADD/ADHD, Speech and Language Delay, Behavior Management and Dysl
         Dr. Krakouer is frequently invited to lecture in Europe and America to discuss how Autism impacts families, especially parents. He conducts intensive training sessions to equipt family members with vital knowledge and skills that are specifically designedto assist their Autistic child or other relative

 

May 27, 2021 - No Meeting meets on the first and third Thursday of each month. 
  
June 3, 2021 - Emma Williamson will present on her academic and personal journey from a Chicago public high school to a major university, and what she has done at both institut  ions.

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  - Meeting DELAYED until next week.

July 8, 2021 - (This being the 2nd Thursday of the month) The   I N S T A L L A T I O N   of our Officers and other Board members, for the 2021-2022 year - will take place.  ALSO, TODAY     M A Y    BE OUR FIRST IN PERSON MEETING

July 15, 2021  - Meeting DELAYED until next week.


July 22, 2021
 -  (This being the 4th Thursday of the monthAndres R. Valencia, MBA, PCC, will be presenting on his company, Deliberate Breakthroughs, LLC.  Mr. Valencia is Leadership and Performance Coach.                     - 

July 29, 2021 - NO MEETING FIFTH THURSDAY.

August 5, 2021 - Mathew Anderson, A Rotarian, will be presenting "Trust Yourself.”  In a world actively dealing with the fallout of the pandemic, the message is appreciated by those who have lost their jobs, as well as those who are fighting to keep their businesses alive. 


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.

September 2, 2021 - Our very own Rotary Club member, Vickie Dorgan, financial advisor, will be presenting on unpredictable market, and some long term options that may be worth considering.

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

September 16, 2021  - Speaker to be determined

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 - Speaker to be determined


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

October 21, 2021 - CLUB BOARD MEETING


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

November 4, 2021  Speaker to be determined. 

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

Novermber 18, 2021  - Speaker to be determined

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

December 2, 2021 - Speaker to be determined


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

December 16, 2021 - CLUB BOARD MEETING


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 Speaker to be determined. 

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


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


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




Club Leadership

President
Robert Mantsh

President Elect
Debora Willage

President Nominee
Robert Mantsh

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.