Rotary Club of Chicago-O'Hare

Speaker Date Topic
Bob Chimis Feb 23, 2017
Greater Chicago Food Depository

The Greater Chicago Food Depository is Chicago’s food bank. They provide food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community.

They do this in partnership with 700 agencies and programs including pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and responses for children, older adults and veterans. This network distributes food where it is needed most throughout Cook County.

Since 1979, the Food Depository has made a daily impact on hunger across Cook County. Last year, the Food Depository distributed 70 million pounds of food, 35% of which was fresh produce. Every day we distribute the equivalent of 160,000 meals.


Speaker:   Bob Chimis


Bob is a former Clinical Psychologist for Vietnam Veterans at Hines VA Hospital.  He is now retired and has been volunteering with GCFD in multiple capacities for a couple years.  He volunteers every Tuesday morning working in GCFD Food Drive department, sorting through our food drive donations .  Bob is extremely dedicated to the Food Depository’s cause and has met with various local legislators on our behalf.  He splits his time volunteering between GCFD and another organization Working In The Schools, where he provides small group reading support to CPS students.

David Anderson Mar 02, 2017
Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford

More information to follow.

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Dr. Shannon Burke Mar 23, 2017
Self Care - natural stress management,

Dr Shannon Burke is with North Suburban Physicians Group in Niles.

Dr. Shannon is a graduate of Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science. She went on to The National College of Chiropractic where she received another Bachelor of Science in Human Biology and a Doctorate in Chiropractic.
In practice, Dr. Shannon's goal is to teach patients how to improve their health through good spinal alignment, exercise, posture-correcting rehabilitation, and stress management.  She has extensive knowledge in women's preventative health and helps female patients with natural hormone replacement options and balancing their hormones naturally to address pre- and post-menopausal concerns as well as fertility concerns.
Dr. Shannon is a member of the American Chiropractic Association and the Illinois Chiropractic Society.  She spent two years as a public speaker for The American Cancer Society and enjoys performing health lectures throughout the community on a variety of health topics.




 Courtney Quigley []   (847) 745-9634.

Robin Brown, Midwest Dairy Association Mar 30, 2017
Fuel Up to Play 60

Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by National Dairy Council and NFL, in collaboration with the USDA, to help encourage today's youth to lead healthier lives.

Robin's Cell:  872-201-0474




Meridith Colby Apr 13, 2017
A Face Lift for your voice


We will get tips and tricks for Keeping our voice sounding as young as you feel.

email:    847-863-5444.


Dick Cavenaugh Apr 27, 2017
Just About But Not Quite

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Dick Cavenaugh’s autobiography is titled “Just About but Not Quite.” It describes some amazing experiences from a well-lived life. He will speak about his travels throughout the world including his service as an airman during the Korean War. Also he was the home plate umpire for the first game of the 1984 National League playoffs between the Chicago Cubs and the San Diego Padres. Many of his anecdotes are filled with his trademark humor, and audiences will enjoy his fascinating exploits. His journey is one to which all audiences can relate.








Mayor Barbara Piltaver, Mayor of Schiller Park May 11, 2017
Schiller Park News

 We're happy to welcome back Barbara Piltaver, the  Mayor of Schiller Park who will give us an insight as to what's happening in the Village.   She last spoke to us in December, 2013.

Phone:  847-671-8502