As the year comes to an end, our thoughts turn graciously to all of you who made our success possible this year.

The Rotary Club of Chicago -O'Hare

meets weekly at 12:00 noon


*****On Thursday, December 27, 2018, theRotary Club ofChicago O'Hare will meet at our regular time at the Westdale Park District Buildingat 3045 Sandra AvenueinMelrose Park. We will welcome Professor Aissetu Barry Ibrahima(Ph.D, MSW), Assistant Professor at Northeastern Illinois University,speaking about "Understanding Maternal Health in Ethiopia: the Role of Indigenous Knowledge and Practice."This presentation will assess the current context and the gap in maternal health policies and practices in Ethiopia and highlight the importance of providing culturally competent services to enhance maternal health and minimize maternal mortality rates. We hope you will attend to gain more International insight and to enjoy a relaxing moment after the holiday merriment. See you Thursday in our temporary venue in Melrose Park at noon.

*****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. Collectively we will have an amazing number!! Thanks.

Life is a series of thousands of tiny miracles. Notice them.

*****Thank you so much for your generosityfor your gifts and gift cards for the grandmothers and grandchildren living in Mercy Housing Lakefront Grand Family Apartmentsin Roseland. Jack and Pat Ranttila picked up the completed gift bags assembled by Kay Whitlock and her friends at Christopher Burke including the gift cards and gift items given by our Club members and gatheredthe completed gifts for the children from My Joyful Heart,. Then last Monday all of the gifts were transported to Roseland for distribution. Thank you so much for supporting this project!Any Club member contributing $100 or more will be eligible for “Paul Harris recognition points.” Save your receipts and submit to Dave Woodcock, Foundation Chair. 


Opportunities for you to participate:



My Joyful Heart 

Open House

Mokena IL

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.

Save the date!



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!

Save the date!




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:

*Purchase separate 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.



Wishing you

a season of gladness, 

a season of cheer

and to top it all off –

a wonderful year.

Happy New Year!!

Thank you for all of your support and donations. May the next year be a prosperous, joyous and 'service above self' year for all.
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