Rotary Club of Chicago-O'Hare


Speaker Date Topic
11:00 AM Board Meeting Aug 27, 2015
Club Assembly - No Speaker Today
Food Packaging Follows 11 AM Foundation board meeting

The Great Escape will serve sandwiches. In the past, our club participated in packaging hundreds of meals for Feeding Children Worldwide. Eldon Tracy will again bring his helpers to set up our room for this food packaging project. Bring your spouse, coworkers to help. 

11:00 AM Foundation Board Meeting Sep 03, 2015
Nicole Deckert, Sep 10, 2015
Baggage Handling at Fashions Outlets Way, Rosemont
Nicole Deckert, Chicago Area Concierge Manager  847-312-3591

Bags Inc. operates in more than 250 airports across the U.S. providing wheelchair assistance, baggage handling, Skycap services, and traveler assistance and kiosk services. We are proud to have been operating Transportation Security Administration-approved baggage handling processes since 2003. Our world-class customer service and leading-edge technology distinguish us from other providers. 




Joe Konopacki Sep 17, 2015
Dispelling Home Improvement Myths
Whether Buying, Selling, Renovating or Building, base your property investment decisions on advice from an experienced Building Consultant. Good decisions start with Insight.
Presented by Joe Konopacki of Insight Property Services, Inc. 
Joe is a licensed home inspector, certified building analyst & energy rater with over 20 years of building and renovation experience.  As an instructor, Joe trains other consultant & contractors to safely & effectively evaluate & improve homes the right way, the first time.
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President & CEO
Insight Property Services, Inc.
Office: 630-283-2248
11:00 AM Board Meeting Sep 24, 2015
Club Assembly
New Member Mike Sullivan Sep 24, 2015
His Ice Breaker

Mike works for Pentegra Systems in Addison.

11:00 AM Foundation Board Meeting Oct 01, 2015
Cindi Lee Oct 01, 2015
Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute, Inc
Cindy Lee

Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute, Inc.
DBA Spotlight Travels
2121B South China Place
Chicago, IL 60616 
Tel: 312-842-1988
Fax: 312-275-7133
Margaret Pearson Oct 08, 2015
Illinois Secretary of State Donor Program
Margaret Pearson, Regional Coordinator for the Illinois Secretary of State Organ/Tissue Donor Program, will present a short informational program on the importance of organ and tissue donation Thursday October 8, 2015. 
She will discuss the need for more donors in Illinois, touch on donor numbers nationally and statewide, reveal which organ most people are waiting for, and discuss the many myths surrounding donation--including the top three. Individuals interested in registering as donors after the program may do so with a valid Illinois driver's license or State I.D. Small giveaways and brochures will be handed out.
Margaret A. Pearson

Illinois Secretary of State's Office

Regional Coordinator

Organ/Tissue Donor Program



Bev Otto (Fred's wife) Oct 15, 2015
Importance of our Dictionary Project and more
Bev will talk to our group concerning her findings and the importance of our Dictionary Project and the impact of poverty on those skills.   Also what we as parents and grandparents can do to encourage reading in the next generations.

Beverly Otto, Ph.D., an early childhood educator for over 30 years, is professor emeritus in the Teacher Education Department at Northeastern Illinois University. She earned her doctorate at Northwestern University in teaching and learning processes, with a focus on emergent literacy. Dr. Otto teaches courses in language and literacy development for preservice and inservice teachers, along with research for classroom teachers. Her major professional goal is preparing teachers to support children’s lifelong learning through language and literacy development. Dr. Otto also served as department chair as well as associate dean in the College of Education. 

Dr. Otto is the author of Literacy Development in Early Childhood:  Reflective Teaching for Birth to Age 8 (Pearson) and Language Development in Early Childhood Education (Pearson)She has authored articles published in international, national, and state professional journals. Her field-based research on emergent literacy has been presented at international, national, state, and local conferences. She has served as a consultant to early childhood centers, school districts, and the Illinois State Board of Education.

11:00 AM Club Board Meeting Oct 22, 2015
Club Assembly
New Member John Schwartz Oct 22, 2015
John will give his ICE BREAKER

John is owner of Aerotec Services

Sara Scheler. Outreach Marketing Coordinator Oct 29, 2015
The Community Nutrition Network Senior Cafe
This date might change to Nov 5th
The Community Nutrition Network runs a senior cafe in neighboring Melrose Park. 

Sara SchelerCommunity Nutrition Network & Senior Services Association Direct: 708.222.7223

11:00 AM Foundation Board Meeting Nov 05, 2015
John Alan Boryk Nov 05, 2015
Overcoming Bigotry and the Selma March

John is a past president of the Rotary Club of Park Ridge.  He will speak about his childhood growing up with a culture of bigotry and then he recalls episodes in his life to get him to the decision to march in Selma, Alabama.

He is a retired United Methodist pastor.  He participates each year in the District 6440 service project at the ak' Tenamit school in the jungle of eastern Guatemala servicing the Mayan culture.

Phone: 847-376-8779




Sara O'Hare Nov 12, 2015
National Parkinson Foundation


Sara O'Hare

Moving Day Chicago Manager

National Parkinson Foundation

P: 312-505-7602

Club Assembly - No Speaker Today Nov 19, 2015
Board Meeting at 11:00 AM
11:00 AM Foundation Board Meeting Dec 03, 2015
11:00 AM Board Meeting Dec 17, 2015
Club Assembly - No Speaker Today
No Meeting Today - Restaurant is closed Dec 24, 2015
Meeting today Dec 31, 2015
Eldon Tracy - Feeding Children Worldwide Jan 07, 2016
Bi-Annual Food Packaging Project

The Great Escape will serve sandwiches. In the past, our club participated in packaging hundreds of meals for Feeding Children Worldwide. Eldon Tracy will again bring his helpers to set up our room for this food packaging project. Bring your spouse, coworkers to help. 

Club Assembly - No Speaker Today Jan 28, 2016
11:00 AM Board Meeting


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