Rotary Club of Chicago-O'Hare

Speaker Date Topic
Tim Perry May 26, 2016
Chaplaincy Services

Tim is the President of Nationwide Chaplain Services and is expanding this service throughout local communities.  He talks about what they do which is basically assisting the Police and Fire Departments when there is a crisis and letting the families know about a  death or assisting people in need if they are suicidal or have challenging issues.  They work as a counselor and are a completely volunteer organization.     847-890-5003






Jen Wolff Jun 09, 2016
Society of St Vincent DePaul

SVdP provides a number of greatly needed services to needy families and individuals in our community, including the very basics for human dignity such as food, shelter, and clothing. Additional help with utility bills, rent, transportation, medical expenses, and even emotional and spiritual support transforms the lives of many. In 2014, they assisted more than 848,000 community residents in Cook and Lake counties; people who wouldn't have had anywhere else to turn to for help without the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

Programs include three thrift stores, 44 food pantries, dining rooms, and general assistance for individuals in need. Volunteer opportunities for those who would like to help the less fortunate in their community are available at our conferences (volunteer sites), thrift stores, events and main office at 10525 Delta Parkway in Schiller Park.
Jen Wolff, Director of Development  Director of Development

Contact: (773) 779-6700 ext. 101
Joint Board Meeting 11:00 AM Jun 09, 2016
Rotary and Foundation Board will have combined meetings
Megan Timmons, Rotary International Jun 16, 2016
Partnerships within Rotary
:  Megan Timmons
            Senior Specialist, Member Benefits
            Rotary International
Her topic: Speaking about "partnerships within Rotary"
            A new initiative at Rotary International
            where global and local businesses list deals 
            they are promoting for Rotary members.
Club Assembly - No Speaker Today Jun 23, 2016
11:00 AM Board Meeting
2016-2017 Officers/Board of Directors Installation Jun 30, 2016
Special Luncheon
Alexa James, Executive Director, NAMI CHICAGO Jul 07, 2016
Chicago's Voice on Mental Illness

The mission of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)-Chicago is to provide hope and improve the quality of life for those in the greater Chicago area whose lives are affected by serious mental illness.

Since the fall of 2004, NAMI Chicago has been working with the Chicago Police Department to assist in the implementation of the 40-hour Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training for Chicago police officers making Chicago the largest urban area with CIT training in place for its officers. Numerous CIT-trained officers based in Chicago public schools asked for additional training specific to mental health issues for children and adolescents. An Advanced Juvenile 40-hour CIT Training for officers who previously completed the Basic CIT training was implemented in April of 2010, making Chicago the first in the nation to develop this level of advanced training for their officers. A major objective of the Advanced Juvenile CIT Training is to identify juveniles with mental health needs and divert them to treatment rather than incarceration.

NAMI Chicago - 1536 West Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60642 / (312) 563-0445 / Fax (312) 563-0467




Lindsy Wadas Jul 14, 2016

 Every year we donate to the USO at O'Hare.  Lindsy Wadas is the director and will be at our luncheon today.

Contact:  Cell  773-677-7150 

Board Meeting 11 AM Jul 21, 2016
Club Assembly
Diane Carroll - MY JOYFUL HEART - Jul 28, 2016
Update on My Joyful Heart

Diane will give us an update on MY JOYFUL HEART PROGRAM. 708-458-3979 Our club sponsors two children from this organization. Bring your back to school supplies to donate.

Ron Broida, District Governor Aug 18, 2016
Update on our Rotary District

11 AM Board Meeting

11:00 AM Board Meeting Aug 18, 2016
With District Governor
Eldon Tracy - Feeding Children Worldwide Sep 08, 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 scheduled Sep 15, 2016
11:00 AM Board Meeting
George Koch Sep 29, 2016
Career Vision

 Georgia Koch []   630.469.6270

Career Vision is the not for profit division of the Ball Foundation. They provide programs and aptitude testing, to help folks find the best educational and career paths that will allow them to develop their full potential.  A not for profit, Career Vision is nearly 30 years old, and the majority of new clients come from referrals from former clients. They have high school and college students, college graduates who can’t find their niche, and many adults who are either not doing well in their position or who have to ‘re-invent’ themselves due to downsizing. 


Club Assembly - No Speaker Scheduled Oct 20, 2016
11:00 AM Board Meeting
Club Assembly - No speaker scheduled Nov 17, 2016
11:00 AM Board Meeting