Rotary Club of Chicago-O'Hare

Speaker Date Topic
11:00 AM Foundation Board Meeting Dec 03, 2015
Werner Juretzko - MEETING AT FOUR POINTS SHERATON Dec 03, 2015
"Espionage, a weapon during the Cold War "

Foundation Meeting at 11 AM at Four Points Sheraton, 10255 W Irving Park Road - Corner of Mannheim & Irving)

Our speaker today is Werner Juretzko, who became a prisoner of war for several months in the Soviet-Czech POW camp when he was a young teenager.  In 1948, he was asked to infiltrate the Communist Party.  He was recruited by the G-2 Intelligence Service of the United States Army.  Werner conducted authorized undercover espionage missions behind the Iron Curtain.  Werner was apprehended in action in 1955 and tried by Communist authorities and was sentenced to a 13-year prison term.  Werner Juretzko



Rick Harnish Dec 10, 2015
High Speed Rail System

Rick Harnish
Executive Director
Midwest High Speed Rail Association
4765 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625

Sarah Ridder Dec 17, 2015
Peace Corps and More

Sarah Ridder is the daughter of the Bensenville Rotary President JoEllen Ridder.  Sarah is leaving for the Peace Corps in March to Ghana.  Last summer she went to Africa for two weeks.  She'll share with us a summary of her work.  630-217-7977

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. 

Tom Booker Jan 14, 2016
Update on McKinney Vento Homeless Liaison for Children and Youth

Member Mindy works with Tom.  He appreciates all of the airline and surplus items + pens and pencils given to his program.  He spoke to our members two years ago and will give us an update since then.


Tom Bookler Ed.D.  (need projector and screen) McKinney-Vento Homeless Liaison for Children & Youth North Cook Intermediate Service Center 2340 Des Plaines River Road  Des Plaines, IL 60018  Main (630) 386-0883 Office (847) 824-8300 

Sue Chen Jan 21, 2016
5000 years of Chinese Civilization and More


1) The origin of Chinese music

2) The healing power of music

3) Introduction of traditional Chinese instruments

4) East meets West

The presentation is focused on Authentic Chinese Music & Culture. It is in the form of slides, video clips and Q&A.

We will share insights about the 5000 years of Chinese civilization,

traditional Chinese values, music from different dynasties and ethnic
groups of China. We will also share how the Chinese music could be in
perfect harmony with Western Music in an Orchestra.

Contact:   Mid-USA Falun Dafa Association



Club Assembly - No Speaker Today Jan 28, 2016
11:00 AM Board Meeting
Club Assembly - No Speaker Today Feb 25, 2016
11:00 AM Board Meeting
Club Assembly - No Speaker Today Mar 24, 2016
11:00 AM Board Meeting
Club Assembly - No Speaker Today Apr 28, 2016
11:00 AM Board Meeting