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, May 10, 2018, the Rotary Club of Chicago O'Hare will welcome Larry Bartoszek, an Illinois Licensed Professional Engineer, speaking 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 the author of several papers on the climber design for space elevators. Our Foundation Board of Directors will meet at 11:00 AM at the Great Escape. Please join us for lunch!


*****Important Request!! Now is the time to start donating raffle and silent auction items for the Jack Frawley Memorial Golf Outing – Chicago O'Hare Rotary on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Makray Memorial Golf Club in Barrington IL. This fundraiser is our biggest and best for scholarships for Leyden High Schools. Our Club expects every member to donate time, raffle items and support for this event. Mike Plichta, Chair of the event, would like you to email him with your donation information and bring any items to Pat Ranttila at our Club meetings. Larry Fritz will handle the Manna Scrip cards if you choose to buy those for your donation. Check with Larry for his next ordering. Thank you for your efforts to make this our best!!


*****Another great Rotary District 6450 Conference was held this past week-end! Our Club was represented by Mike Sullivan, Fred Otto, Jack Ranttila, Sylvia Jewgieniew, Dave Woodcock, and Pat Ranttila. Conference highlights included amazing & inspiring talks by Father Michael Pfleger of St. Sabina Catholic Church in Chicago; Pat Sullivan, former basketball coach of University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL; Mark Balla, World Sanitation Advocate; and Brenda Myers-Powell, co-founder of The Dreamcatcher Foundation, Human Trafficking in Chicago. Thanks to Mike Sullivan for an excellent and updated PowerPoint summary of our Club's projects for Club Pride Night at the Conference.


*****Congratulations to the Rotary Club of Chicago O'Hare for attaining the $1500 level of contributing to Polio Plus. Just eight cases of Polio is left in the world!! We are almost there!


*****Earth Day 2018 Just in time for Earth Day our Club has donated $175, to be matched by our District 6450, to “Plants with Purpose” agency who will plant trees in one of eight International countries. In deforested areas this will provide income, food and community connection for the residents of these communities. Ian Riseley, International President, “Trees are good for us. They absorb carbon and release oxygen, they support biodiversity, they improve our soil, our climate, and our moods. While not an area of focus, the environment is a physical reality that underpins every area of Rotary's work. Opening our thinking to environmental issues means moving from a mindset of reaction, to one of prevention.” Thank you to our members for our collection and to the Board for supporting this International initiative.


If you are helping someone and expecting something in return, you're doing business not kindness.


Opportunities for you to participate:



Presidential Peace Building Through Education and Literacy

Conference 2018


Rotary Zones 28 - 29

South Shore Cultural Center

7059 S South Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60649


8:00 AM until 5:00 PM

Conference will feature international, national and local speakers to help Rotarians find new ways to advance peace through their service, to learn from experts and to strengthen our abilities to build peace.

Register now!!

Admission cost.




Sign up now!!

The Jack Frawley Memorial 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 Plictha



Jack Ranttila

630-306-4219 cell



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:




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