Rotary Club of Chicago-O'Hare


Speaker Date Topic
Graciela Chediak Oct 19, 2017
Ecuadorian Volunteers Association

This group supports 16 organizations in Ecuador working in the fields of education, health and social services serving the poorest segment of the population. In addition, they give one-year grants to community based organizations in the Chicago Metropolitan area.



Jackie Lorens Harris Oct 26, 2017

Jackie Lorens Harris  (she/her/hers)
Director, Elam Davies Social Service Center
126 E. Chestnut St. | Chicago, IL 60611
312.981.3569 |



Chicago Lights provides hope and opportunity to Chicago's children, youth, and adults who face the challenges of poverty. Through supportive relationships and diverse programs, Chicago Lights empowers people to thrive academically, secure economic stability, lead healthy lives, and build community.

Leon Mangum Nov 02, 2017
Operation Support Our Troops - America
Our mission is to support the morale and well-being of American forces by providing comfort, resources and education to them and their families both while they are deployed in harm’s way and after their return. As a volunteer based non-profit organization, we provide the opportunity for our community members to express their appreciation and also offer support for our troops. Engaged in the longest war of our country’s history and with our servicemen and women completing multiple tours of duty, we are committed to showing them that "We Have NOT Forgotten."
Leon Mangum (US Army Veteran)
Operation Support Our Troops-America
Programs Director, 
Allen J Lynch MOH. 
Veteran Assistance Program
& The Veteran Exchange
(847)340-5509 (cell)
(630)470-6823 (fax)
Jerry Goldman Nov 09, 2017
American Government

Hall Healy Nov 30, 2017
How Cranes promote peace in the Korean DMZ
Hall Healy 
01-847-373-7770 (cellphone)
Anna Waksmundzka Dec 07, 2017
CIP (Council of International Programs



Our speaker Anna Waksmundzka is a student at Loyola University doing her internship with CIP.


Council of International Programs​

CIP is a nonprofit organization that promotes international understanding through cross-cultural exchange and work-based training in the US.​ Founded in 1956, CIP has brought over 15,000 professionals form more than 100 countries who came, lived with host families, and returned home to serve their countries and communities with enhanced knowledge and skills and the process establishing friendship and relationships across national and cultural boundaries. ​CIP is authorized to sponsor J-1 exchange visa by the U.S. State Department.
No Meeting today Dec 14, 2017
Holiday Party tonight
Some of our members Dec 14, 2017
Update on our members

We usually have ice breakers for new members.  Many of our old time members are new to our newer members so we are asking some old-timers to give a little bio of their lives to share.

Board Meeting at 11:00 AM Dec 21, 2017
Club Business - no Speaker
Some of our club members Dec 28, 2017
Update on our members

We usually have ice breakers for new members.  Many of our old time members are new to our newer members so we are asking some old-timers to give a little bio of their lives to share.

Dick Tussing and Tom Nguyen Jan 04, 2018

Right Start 4 Kids is a non-profit organization that focuses on initiatives that help children globally start life out right from the womb. Only when children's bodies grow healthy, do we have the opportunity to grow their minds. With the help of our donors' kind hearts, we're able to fulfill our mission ABC focused on body and mind.


Eldon Tracy Jan 11, 2018
Bi-Annual Food Packing

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.

Rona Roffey, Camp Director Jan 25, 2018
YMCA Camp Duncan

Rona Roffey has been Camp Director of the YMCA Camp Duncan for over 25 years.  Every year she gives us an update on the Camp's attendees which includes those afflicted with Tourette Syndrome, burn survivors, diabetes and mainstream campers.  Almost 200 residents and Day Campers received scholarship assistance.  Our club gladly gives the Camp a donation yearly.


Rona Roffey
Camp Director
YMCA Camp Duncan
YMCA Camp Independence
32405 N. Hwy. 12
Ingleside, IL. 60041


Dr. Nick Kuennen Feb 01, 2018
Get Fit & Active: Cheap & Easy

Don't have a lot of time or money? No problemo- learn how to burn calories, save money & feel great!!


Contact info:


Carol Kyrias
The Wellness Source 
Network Spinal Analysis Center
1245 N. Milwaukee, Suite 202B
Glenview, IL 60025
Jesse Greenberg Feb 08, 2018
Ongoing Changes in America's Energy Landscape

Jesse Greenberg, Public Affairs Manager for Kinder Morgan, is able to offer insights into the ongoing changes in America’s energy landscape  My presentation will touch on multiple topics including;


·         The impact of increased US domestic natural gas and oil production;

·         The new challenges pipelines and energy infrastructure projects face;

·         The role Kinder Morgan plays, as America’s largest energy infrastructure company, meeting these needs nationally and locally;

·         The current and future role of oil and gas in Illinois specifically. 


Jesse Greenberg

Kinder Morgan, INC.