Rotary Club of Chicago-O'Hare


Speaker Date Topic
Jackie Jackson Aug 03, 2017
Promotional Products Industry

You can't miss this one.  Jackie is Barb's daughter and bought Barb's company when she retired.

Promotional products make up a $22.9 billion industry. Why is the industry thriving? Because logoed items like hats, T-shirts and bags are  traveling advertisements that leave a lasting impression, making them crucial for building brand awareness.

The industry is made up of suppliers who create, source and imprint products, and distributors who then creatively market and sell the imprinted products to their clients who use them to promote their business. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, schools, hospitals, charities and small businesses.

Contact info:




Sam Fain Aug 10, 2017
History of Joffrey Ballet

Sam FainThe Joffrey Ballet

Joffrey Tower  |  10 East Randolph Street  |  Chicago, IL 60601 
telephone 312.386.8937  |  |

Erin Dubich Aug 17, 2017

Allegheny College in teensy-tiny Meadville, Pennsylvania. Happy to say I graduated with Bachelor’s degrees in Neuroscience & Psychology in 2004, after contemplating a degree in Mathematics as a freshman. (Math nerds, I’m with ya!)

The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University in Boston. It’s the only independent School of nutrition in the country! I very much earned my Masters degree in Nutrition Communication, thanks to a notoriously known class called s-t-a-t-i-s-t-i-c-s. 



P.M. White Aug 24, 2017
3 Month Uber Driver Experiences

Buzz Ride: Disruption: Memoirs of an Uber Driver by P.M. White, to be released by Lake Claremont Press on August 17, 1917. The book is the memoirs of a fifty-something year old business man who did a three month stint as an Uber driver in Chicago in the summer of 2013.


Contact info:
Cell number:  Pat White -   312-405- 8508, Maria scheduler 847-431-2773.


Scott McAdams Aug 31, 2017
District Governor 6450

Our new district governor will visit us today.  We will have RIBS today.

Dr Jade Stanley Sep 07, 2017
Social Development amd Women Empowerment in Pakistan
Jade Stanley, Ed.D., MSW, Chair and Professor, BASW Program director of social work department at NEIU. Research and practice focus is on work with vulnerable populations, community practice and international social work.This presentation provides insights into a faculty led short term study tour to Lahore and Islamabad, Pakistan, in march 2017. The focus of the study tour was on social development and women empowerment. Seven social work students participated in this study tour and cultural exchange. 


Contact: John "JB" Butler-Ludwig, 
Institutional Advancement





Eldon Tracy - Feeding Children Worldwide Sep 14, 2017
Bi-Annual Food Packaging

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.

Carolyn Murphy Sep 21, 2017
Uncle Pete's Sandwich Ministry
Carolyn Murphy took the responsibility of St John Brebeuf Parish in Niles Uncle Pete's Sandwich Ministry after Uncle Pete could no longer carry out the task of feeding and providing for the homeless.  Our Club’s Airline Surplus Project has supplied Carolyn’s mission with items since 2013 — blankets, pretzels, slippers, full amenity kits, ambassador kits, lotions, separated amenity items end empty amenity bags. Her outreach with our support has reached 14 different agencies within the greater Chicago area.  She has arranged the request with us, the trucks, the men to deliver the items, vetted the agencies and their needs, and has an on-going relationship with the agencies to evaluate their needs.



Tim Crossin Sep 28, 2017
Operation North Pole

Tim Crossin

Lindsy Wadas Oct 05, 2017

 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 

Shawn Jeffers, Executive Director Oct 12, 2017
Little City Foundation


Our mission is to provide children and adults with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities the best options and opportunities to live safely, work productively, explore creatively and learn continuously throughout their lifetime.


Shawn E Jeffers

Executive Director  

office: 847.221.7860

mobile: 847.812.7776

Jim Testa on Board of Directors

Office  847-261-9205

Mobile 773-491-8270


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)
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