Rotary Club of Chicago-O'Hare
We meet every Thursday at 12 PM

The Rotary Club of Chicago -O'Hare

meets weekly at 12:00 noon

The Great Escape in Schiller Park IL


*****On Thursday, June 14, 2018, the Rotary Club of Chicago O'Hare will welcome Larry Bartoszek (Rescheduled from May 10) who will speak about “The Space Elevator � From Science Fiction to Engineering.” Larry has a dual degree in Mechanical Engineering and Physics from the University of Illinois and is an Illinois Licensed Professional Engineer. He is the author of several papers on the climber design for space elevators. Join us for lunch at 12:00 noon at the Great Escape!


*****Another great Jack Frawley Memorial Rotary Club of Chicago O'Hare Foundation Golf Outing took place last Thursday at the Makray Memorial Golf Club in Barrington. All proceeds from this major fundraiser will support our scholarship program for Leyden High Schools and the O'Hare community. A very special “thank you” to Mike Plichta, chairman of the event, for organizing an amazing event. “Thanks” also to Mindy McGuffin, chairman of the raffle and silent auction – who could not attend because of conflicting work demands, but whose work made the raffle and silent auction a success. We appreciate the extra efforts of John Sisco, Jack Ranttila, Dave Woodcock, Rob Hann, John Kearns, Larisa Suceska, Iwona Niedzielak, Pat Ranttila, Glenn Spachman and Mike Sullivan to carry out many varied tasks that produced the event all participants could enjoy. We thank all members that attended, donated items for the silent auction/raffle and worked selling or setting up last Thursday. It was a success, because of you!!


It always seems impossible until it is done! Nelson Mandela


*****Rotary International is requesting that we keep track of our Rotary Volunteer Hours for 2017-2018. Cruz Bernal-Albano, our President, has requested that we keep track of our “volunteer hours”. Each week you can just jot down your information on our attendance sheet or keep track of those hours to report in a couple of weeks. Collectively we will have an amazing number!! Thanks.


*****Our Rotary Club has donated 500 blankets, slippers, pillows with cases, First Aid Kits, pajamas and full amenity kits to the Jesse White Trunk Party. This is a traditional where supportive families and friends fill a trunk for a college-bound student with all of the essentials for a successful college experience. In this case, the larger community will show our support to 500 disadvantaged kids at the Trunk Party on (prep) Saturday, July 14th and (distribution) Sunday, July 15th. We need your help to make this happen – Saturday from 8:30 – 3:30 and Sunday 7:30 – 3:30 at the Jesse White Community Center on 412 West Chicago in downtown Chicago. Any questions? Pat Ranttila or 847-648-1177.


Opportunities for you to participate:



Rotary International Convention

Toronto / Canada

Convenient Toronto will be the site of the 2018 RI Convention where you will experience many renown speakers, learning opportunities, enjoying Toronto, meeting Rotarians from all over the world and visiting the Friendship House which houses exhibits, projects and ideas.

Visit and register at:


Partial reimbursement from our Club


Sign up now for housing:




June 30

Pedro Cevallos-Candau

Governor Installation


District 6450


6:00 – 11:00 PM

$75 per person

Installation and fun:

The Union League Club

of Chicago

65 West Jackson Blvd

Chicago IL


July 14 & July 15, 2017


Jesse White Trunk Party

Jesse White

Community Center

412 West Chicago Ave

Chicago IL

Trunks prepared to show support and help prepare disadvantaged students on their way to college. Volunteers are needed to pack and distribute.

Saturday: 7/14 Pack

Sunday: 7/15Distribute

RSVP if you can help to:

Pat Ranttila





Rotary Family Fun Night

at the White Sox Game

Guaranteed Rate Field

KC Royals vs Sox

7:10 PM

Baseball game where Rotarians and Veterans are honored. Join the parade to support and promote Rotary around the in-field before game.

Tickets to game:

Rotarian – $24

Veteran – $32

Parking - $20

We will order tickets as a Club if you would like to sit together. Consider ordering a ticket for a Veteran. Order dates to follow.



Schiller Park Auto Show

Schiller Park

Metra Line

Our Club pops popcorn, talks to people about Rotary and takes donations for Polio Plus.Volunteers needed for a fun afternoon.

Save the Date:

Larry Fritz, Chair


Yesterday is history

Tomorrow is a mystery

Today is a gift!

Eleanor Roosevelt



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