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, April 19, 2018, the Rotary Club of Chicago O'Hare will welcome Dana Thomas and Jen Foltin-Black, advisors of Leyden Interact Clubs, and six students who will give an Interact update and speak about their RYLA experiences. We encourage you to come to meet these outstanding Leyden leaders and enjoy lunch with your friends. Our Club Board meeting will be held at 11:00 AM at the Great Escape.


*****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!!


*****District 6450 Spring Training: Sign up now on the District 6450 website to attend a FREE seminar to get the total picture of Rotary – either for a new Club office, a repeat Club office to catch up on recent changes, or a desire to know more about Rotary! Please consider this opportunity: Saturday, April 21st from 9:00 to 12:00 at the Chicago Marriott Southwest; 1200 Burr Ridge Parkway; Burr Ridge IL.


You're off to great places.

Today is your day.

Your mountain is waiting,

so get on your way! Dr. Seuss


*****Rotary Club of Chicago Visioning: Please plan to attend our Club Visioning led by District Representative Linda Yates to look at our Club goals, alignment with District and International expectations, and a plan for our future. An exciting opportunity for your say in the Club's direction! The Saturday, April 28th meeting will be held at Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd. At 9575 West Higgins Road, Suite 600, Rosemont IL from 9:00 – 12:00. Any questions?


Opportunities for you to participate:





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!!!



Club Visioning

Burke Engineering

9575 W. Higgins Road

Rosemont IL 60018


District Led – Member Driven look at our Club goals, alignment with District and International expectations, and a plan for our future. An exciting opportunity for your say in the Club's direction!

Please come if available:


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 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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