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


*****On Thursday, April 12, 2018, the Rotary Club of Chicago O'Harewill welcome Dr Casey Holtschneider,PhD, LCSW, Assistant Professor at Northeastern Illinois University, who will speak about Youth Homelessness.His presentation critically examines the traditional approach to services for youth in situations of homelessness. Directly informed by young people, it calls for a shift in both our understanding of the issue as well as the current strategies being implemented to address it. Take this opportunity to learn more about this important topic and to enjoy lunch with your favorite friends at The Great Escape at noon.


*****Important Request!! Now is the time to start donating raffle and silent auction items for theJack 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.michael.plichta@prospectair.comLarry Fritzwill 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!!


*****Sign up now and plan to attend Rotary District 6450, 6440. & 6420 Empower Leaders Conferenceat Oakton Community Collegefrom 9:00 – 12:00 on Saturday, April 14thfor mentors (us) and bring along a protege – high school senior, college student, or young professional. You can recommend your protege for one of three $1000 scholarships given that day. Register on the District 6450 website. 


*****TheChicago Rotary Consortiumis planning a Volunteer Opportunityfor all nine of the Chicago Rotary Clubs at the Greater Chicago Food Depository on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:45 PM. The reservation has been made for 40 participants but you will need to sign up to be included. We are registered into two groups (they limit 20 per group) and you can sign-up for either. The connection is: 

Registration Link:
Registration Link:

Opportunities for you to participate:



Senior Scholarship 

Awards Night 

West Leyden High School Field House


Arrive by 6:50 pm

Chuck Henschel, Chair of the Scholarship Committee, will present our seven scholarships to Leyden District seniors. Please attend this ceremony to represent our Rotary Club. A short reception will follow.

No need to RSVP but plan to join Chuck in the front row of the auditorium to represent our Club's outstanding support of these Leyden students.



Greater Chicago

Food Depository


4100 West Ann Lurie Place

Chicago IL 60632


6:00 – 8:45 PM

Volunteer Opportunity

Chicago Rotary Consortium

Members of the 9 Chicago Rotary Clubs will meet for a action packed service opportunity. Only 40 spaces available!  Sign up now!

Note email addresses above to sign up. Free opportunity to serve!



Empower Leaders

District 6450.6440.6420 Leadership Training


Oakton Community College

1600 East Golf Road

Des Plaines IL


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.


Read more about it on the District 6450 website

Registration is open on:


$45 per mentor

$27 per protege





Spring Training

Rotary District 6450


Chicago Marriott Southwest 
1200 Burr Ridge Parkway
Burr Ridge, IL 60527


9:00 – 12:00


District 6450 Training opportunity for all of the officers & Board members of our Club to define job descriptions and responsibilities. All members interested in growing in leadership, knowledge and opportunity in Rotary should attend.

Free to attend 

but registration is required



Chili Cook Off

Rotary District 6450

Chicago Consortium


De La Salle Institute

3434 South Michigan 

Chicago IL

2:00 – 5:00 PM

Consortium of 9 Chicago Rotary Clubs (including O'Hare) will sponsor a Chilli Cook Off where each Club will bring 1 meat and 1 vegetarian chili for everyone to sample and vote. BYOB

Sign up:


$35 per person 






Leyden Interact Clubs

Feeding Children WorldWide 

East Leyden High School


3:30 – 4:45 PM

We need your help with this pack. Eldon Tracy will not be available to carry and set up items in the school. His back-up support Larry will get them to the school.

Save the date!

We need your help!!!


Rotary District 6450


Hilton Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference

3500 Midwest Road

Oak Brook IL 60523

Conference to be held in convenient Chicagoland Oak Brook with the possibility to attend either one or both days. Participants will get partial reimbursement from our Club.

Check out the amazing speakers and activities.


Register now!!




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 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 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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