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 Escapein Schiller Park IL
*****OnThursday, January 26, 2019 theRotary  Club of Chicago O'Hare will welcomeRona Raffey with her yearly update on the latest happenings at YMCA Camp Duncan.  Rona has been Camp Director of the YMCA Camp Duncan for over 25 years.  This Camp's attendees include those afflicted with Tourette Syndrome, burn survivors, diabetes and mainstream campers.  Please join us for lunch at The Great Escape and a heartwarming talk about camp, kids, and making sweet summer memories!   
****You are invited to attend an evening you will not soon forget!!TheLeydenInspirational Eagle Award Dinner and Ceremonysponsored by theRotary Club of Chicago O'Hare will be held at West Leyden High Schoolon Tuesday, March 12, 2018 at 6:00 PM.  Students from Leyden High Schools have been nominated, their families invited, and a school mentor has been chosen to speak about the student's growth and success though unimaginable challenges. We thankFrank Holthousewho has been working this year to make this an evening to remember for not only the students and parents, but also for our club. 
Please RSVPtoFrank Holthouse     
                         orPat Ranttila      847-648-1177;
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*****We need your help to plan and carry-out our Club sponsored Open House at My Joyful Heartat their warehouse in Mokena(address below) from 9:00 to 12:00 on Saturday, March 16th.  We will need your help to lead tours for this Open House for District 6450 Rotary Clubs and other agencies that would consider donating and would benefit from knowing about MJH's missions and operation.  If you can help, please let Pat Ranttila know. 847-648-1177 or
*****You are invited!!!  The Rotary 6450 Coalition of Chicago Rotary Clubs(which includes O’Hare Club plus eight other Clubs) will be hosting a fundraiser and social outing at the Columbia Yacht Club, 111 North Lakeshore Drive, on Friday, March 15thfrom 5:30 PM.  The ticket prices are $40 Early Bird and $50 after March 4th. The funds collected will go to support a Reverse Global Grant in Chicago “Young Artists to Peace Building.  Ticket website available soon.
*****Rotary International is requesting that we keep track of our Rotary Volunteer Hours for 2018-2019.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.  Hours that can count are for participation in Rotary projects or preparation for a Club activity or project.  Attendance at our meetings, driving to meetings or serving on a Board do notcount.  Collectively we will have an amazing number!!   Thanks.
*****It's time to begin our favorite job in Rotary!! Each year our Club extends college  scholarshipsto six worthy students at East and West Leyden and the O'Hare family.  Our main fundraiser The Jack Frawley Memorial Rotary Golf Outingin June (more info below) is to amass the funds to continue this amazing support for students.  Criteria for receiving a scholarship are strong grades & SAT scores, service to community & school through activities and clubs, family need, and future goals and plans.  We thank Chuck Henschel,Chair of Scholarship Committee, for organizing the entire process.
Opportunities for you to participate:
February 2
2019 Rotary Regional 
Membership Conference
Waubonse Community College
Rt 47 at Waubonse Drive
Sugar Grove IL
8:00 – 12:00 noon
This conference is a multi-district event and a great opportunity to share ideas on ways to grown Club Membership.
Register at:
Rotary District 6450 website
March 12
Empower Leaders
District 6450.6440.6420Leadership Training
Carl Sandburg High School
9:00 – 12:00
Where others see challenges, Rotarians see opportunities. Opportunity for you to bring a high school senior, college student or a young professional for leadership training. Scholarships will be awarded.
More to follow!
Register now:
Rotary District 6450 website
Leyden High School
Inspirational Eagle Awards Dinner & Ceremony
West Leyden High School
1000 Wolf Road
Northlake IL 60164
Students from Leyden High Schools have been nominated, their families invited, and a school mentor has been chosen to speak about the student's growth and success though challenges.  This has taken the place of  the Top 10% Ceremony.
Club members sit with students and families.
RSVP to:
Pat Ranttila
Frank Holthouse
March 16
My Joyful Heart 
Open House
9981 West 1090 Street
Mokena IL 60448
9:00 – 12:00
We are in the planning stages of sponsoring an Open House for District 6450 Rotary Clubs and other agencies that would consider donating and would benefit from knowing about MJH's missions and operation.
Diane Carroll 
Executive Director
Rotary District 6450
Union League Club
65 West Jackson Blvd. 
Chicago IL
Conference to be held in beautiful downtown Chicago with the possibility to attend any or all days.  Participants will get partial reimbursement from our Club.
Check out the amazing speakers and activities.
Register now!!
Rotary International Convention
Hamburg, Germany
Germany will be the site of the 2019 RI Convention where you will experience many renown speakers, learning opportunities, enjoying Hamburg, 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:
Save the date!!
The Jack FrawleyMemorial Golf Outing
Chicago-O'Hare Rotary
Makray Memorial Golf Club
1010 S. Northwest Hwy.
Barrington IL  60010
7:30  Registration & Driving Range
9:00  Shotgun Start
Opportunities for Club to support this major fund-raising  event:
*Purchaseseparate or foursome to golf
*Donate to scholarship fund 
*Company Name Hole Signage
*Open Bar Sponsorship
*Box Lunch Sponsorship
*Lunch only
*Gather raffle & silent auction items
Mike Plichta, Chair
More info to follow.
Mike Plichta
Rotary District 6450 Governor Installation
Debi Ross
Midlothian Country Club  
5000 West 147th Street
Midlothian, IL 60445
5:30 PM until 9:00 PM
More details to follow.
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