Gyrators - July & August 2013
July 1, 2013 | By David Phelps |
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RESERVATION FORM D D O O N N ’ ’ T T M M I I S S S S T T H H I I S S S S P P E E C C I I A A L L E E V V E E N N T T H H O O S S T T E E D D B B Y Y R R O O T T A A R R Y Y / / O O N N E E M M E E M M B B E E R R M M A A N N U U E E L L G G A A L L V V A A N N ! ! Date: Sunday evening, February 29 Place: Penthouse Party Suite 2800 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago (Free Parking) Cost: $40.00 per person (Cost includes light buffet, wine, beer or soda as well as a 6-foot TV screen for your viewing pleasure) Time: 6 p.m. Dress: Black tie (or black clothing) suggested __________________________________________________________________ *** (RSVP by returning this portion of form and your check by Thursday, February 12) *** _____Yes, I/we will attend the Oscar Party Enclosed is my check in the amount of $________ for ____ people @ $40.00 PER PERSON Building security requires the names of all persons attending (print please): (1) __________________________________________ (2) __________________________________________ (3) __________________________________________ (4) __________________________________________ (Please attach any additional names) Name and Tele. Number of Primary Contact: ________________________________ E-mail address of Primary Contact: _______________________________________ Return form with check made payable to Vantage Point Marketing BY THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12 to: Manuel Galvan President Vantage Point Marketing 5434 N. Francisco Chicago, Illinois 60625 773-784-9150 email@example.com ROTARY/One OSCAR AWARDS PARTY SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2004
C. ILLIAM POLLARD CHAIRMAN EMERITUS, THE SERVICEMASTER COMPANY Bill Pollard joined ServiceMaster in 1977 and has served not once but twice as its chief executive officer. His first term as CEO was from 1983 to 1993, a period characterized by major change in the structure and direction of the business, including the introduction and rapid growth of the company’s consumer group. In October 1999, Pollard returned as CEO of the company and served in that role for a period of 16 months until the process of identifying and electing his successor was completed. He also served as chairman of the board of ServiceMaster from 1990 to April 2002, and is currently serving as an advisor to the company. During his leadership of the company, ServiceMaster was recognized by Fortune magazine as the #1 service company among the Fortune 500 and also was included in its list of its most admired companies. ServiceMaster also was identified as a “star of the future” by The Wall Street Journal and recognized by the Financial Times as one of the most respected companies in the world. During this period, the company achieved market leadership in each of its markets and substantial growth in shareholder value. In addition to his work at ServiceMaster, he serves on the board of directors of several public companies and serves as a trustee of Wheaton College and chairman of the Executive Committee of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. He also serves as “of counsel” of the law firm of Huck, Bouma, Martin, Jones and Bradshaw, P.C. Pollard is a graduate of Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois, and he received a JD from Northwestern University School of Law. From 1963 to 1972 he was engaged in the practice of law, specializing in corporate finance and tax matters, and from 1972 to 1977 he served on the faculty and as a vice president of Wheaton College. He is the author of a best selling book, The Soul of the Firm, and also has written for or contributed to other books and magazines including The Leader of the Future, Leading People , Leading for Innovation and Organizing for Results, “The Quest for the Entrepreneurial Spirit,” “The Leader Who Serves.” In April 2004, he received the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Business Ethics at Notre Dame. A native of Chicago, Pollard and his wife, Judy, have been married for over 45 years. They have four adult children and thirteen grandchildren. BOARD OF DIRECTORS REPORT * With more than 20 club members actively involved in planning for JobStart, the summer jobs partnership with the City of Chicago, there will soon be opportunities to engage and involve hundreds of business leaders, dozens of community organizations and chambers of commerce, government officials and the media. * With another 20 club members actively planning for this summer's convention, we can promote our club and its 60,000- plus visitors to local businesses, international trade groups and the media. * With more than 15 club members working to plan this February's ball, we can introduce the club to local businesses, government officials and media -- not to mention the Fulbright scholar community. These projects -- together with the imaginative, active recruitment of new members -- gives us a very real opportunity to boost our membership dramatically over the next six months. Please give us your thoughts and - if you're not already helping us realize one of these projects - please join us. – submitted by Clif Fenton, Director of Communications OPERATIONS LIMBS RECEIVES MATCHING GRANT FROM RI This project started in 2002 when 3 members of the committee traveled to El Salvador on a Discovery grant from RI. Working with the Rotary club in El Salvador, they wanted to determine if the Funtar Clinic was in need of medical supplies to carry on their work of manufacturing and fitting prosthetic devices for Victims of land mines and other serious accidents. Upon their return, they submitted their favorable report and the paperwork to secure the grant began. Obstacles that were encountered included an unfinished report on a project between the El Salvador club and a club in Madrid, Spain. This paperwork was finally found and forwarded to the Rotary regional office in Zurich, Switzerland. They lost the papers. After this was resolved, RI headquarters informed us that final paperwork on a Rotary/One project for the “Gift of Life” was incomplete and they could not process our request until that project was completed. As the years went by, we had three new District governors, three new club Presidents here and three new club Presidents in El Salvador. Our contact club representative in El Salvador left the club and they had to select a new person. Each of these changes required new paperwork and new signatures to be submitted to RI. The determination of the LIMBS committee members, including Maritza Frieser and the assistance of PDG Fred Otto and Paul Carpenter from RI, helped in the effort to secure these funds to aid the poor, unfortunate victims. We now have the grant and will begin the process of finding a source to purchase and ship the necessary medical supplies to the Funtar clinic. -- Donald Staley ROTARY/One FOUNDATION, INC. UPDATE Your participation is crucial. Our goal this year is 100% participation of Club membership and our monetary goal is $40,000. We are less than 30% there. 100% participation would be a first for our Club and this, the year of our 100th year, is the year to do it. If you are not one of the people who have contributed to date, please make your donation today. Your donation makes it possible to continue our commitment to service. A pledge form is on page 5 for your use. If you have access to a matching grant program, please use it too. Thank you. May you have a happy, and healthy holiday. --The ROTARY/One Foundation 2
Delos R. Smith Delos R. Smith is The Conference Board’s Senior Business Analyst. He addresses more than 100 leading companies, colleges and universities, and trade associations each year. He is an authority on the world’s leading economic indicators. His views on the impact of economic trendlines on business are heard on major television networks, radio networks and the Internet. He is a regular guest on CNBC, CNNFN, Bloomberg, Fox Network and Cable, ABS, Reuters and the BBC. He is heard regularly on AP, Bloomberg and Business Talk Radio networks and on many local radio stations. He is also a lecturer in Economics at NYU. Business journalists say “Smith has the ability to make even the dullest numbers seem vital.” “Delos is that rare economist who puts complex and often confusing economic data into delightful English,” notes a Federal Reserve official. While few people travel more than Smith, he is one of the last great American bus travelers. As he likes to say: “I’ve learned more from the seat of a Greyhound than I have ever learned in an airport.” Smith lives in New York City with his wife, Renee and their two cats, Spencer and Katie — named in honor of the famed acting team of Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn. ROTARY/One Welcomes The Rotary Club Of Crystal Lake The Crystal Lake Rotary Club was founded April 16, 1963, and the first President was Burton C. Atwood. The club meets on Mondays at 12:10 at Adrea's Banquet Facility in Crystal Lake. They have been involved with the Youth Exchange Program since the inception of the Club, by sending and receiving students and with the Group Study Exchange Program since 1983. Each year, the club partners with the community for Breakfast with Santa. Names are gathered from PADS, Home of the Sparrow, Salvation Army and The Illinois Migrant Council of Families in Need, and winter coats and presents for the children are purchased for the children, while food certificates are given to the parents. All are served breakfast, and each child gets to sit on Santa's lap, have his/her picture taken and receive the presents. The club’s biggest fundraiser is a new car raffle. Only 1,000 tickets are sold at $50.00 each. Additionally, scholarships to McHenry County College to the three high schools in Crystal Lake are awarded. Currently, the club is involved in a sanitation project in Guatemala. The following members will be in attendance: Craig Benner , Eisemann Corp - Human Resources Jim Gray, Vice President - McHenry County College (Past President) Chuck Feck , Vice President - Home State Bank, Crystal Lake (Past President and current Treasurer) Diane Horning , Office Manager - Chiropractor Edna McCall, Owner - Callmark Printing Jack McIntyre, Agent - American Family Insurance Russ King, Engineer - Self Employed (Youth Exchange Officer) Tom McDermott, Owner - Corporate Environment (President Elect) Peggy Chamberlain, Owner - Crystal Lake Veterinary Sharman Toomey, Vice President - Amcore Bank, Crystal Lake (Current President of Club) Sam Oginni, Owner - Crystal Lake Pontiac (International Service) Carl Davis, Pilot - United Air Lines (Past President) President Bush Appoints Rotary President To H.E.L.P. Globe Commission On December 10, President George W. Bush announced the appointment of Glenn E. Estess, Sr., president of Rotary International, to the Helping to Enhance the Livelihood of People (HELP) Around the Globe Commission. The HELP Commission was created to evaluate the developmental and humanitarian assistance provided by the U.S. government to developing countries, identify the barriers to successful delivery of assistance and develop new approaches to ensure that assistance reaches those most in need. The commission will formulate its recommendations in a report to be delivered to Congress within the next two years. The bipartisan commission will be composed of 21 members, six of whom are appointed by the president, with two of the six representing nongovernmental organizations. Glenn has been appointed to serve for the life of the commission. From Smithsonian Magazine- 100 YEARS AGO: THEY ALSO SERVE Hoping to cultivate business contacts, Chicago lawyer Paul Harris founds the Rotary Club in 1905 for friends to network. Members "rotate" host duties, and after giving a horse to a local doctor in 1907, make civic service top priority. Required to admit women in 1987, America's first service club today boasts 1.2 million members worldwide. Harris dies in 1947. Process For Nomination And Approval Of New Rotary Club Of Chicago Members Submitted by Angelo Loumbas, Chair, Membership Committee 1. Recommendations for membership in the Rotary Club of Chicago come from members of the Rotary Club of Chicago; as a result of an individual request (as referred by the Rotary Club of Chicago office to the Membership Committee); by transfer from Rotary Club to another (relocation, etc.); or by referral from Rotary International (referral based on interest and/or location). 2. A Nomination for Membership form will be provided to prospective nominees by the Rotary Club of Chicago office as advised by any of the above methods (1) 2 3. The Nomination for Membership form will be returned to the Rotary Club of Chicago Office when completed by the Applicant. The package should include a check for the new member admission fee (currently $300.00). A current photograph of the Nominee is requested. All signatures need to be complete on the form, including that of the Nominee, the Proposer and Seconder.
ROTARIANS HONORED BOB MARKS - Our very own Bob Marks was honored by the Lyric Opera of Chicago with an article in their Overture Society Newsletter thanking Bob for endowing not one, but two Lyric Opera chairs: the Robert and Ellen Marks American Opera Endowed Chair and the Lyric Opera Center for American Artists, Robert and Ellen Marks Director of Vocal Studies Endowed Chair. GEORGE BORNEMAN - A former and long-time member of the Rotary Club of Chicago who joined in 1970 and served on the Board of Directors, Borneman retired as director of the Christian Industrial League of Chicago quite some years ago and recently was written up in "The Phi Gamma Delta." It read: “George Borneman (Hanover 1937) has retired from the Interfaith Coun- sel for the Homeless in Chicago, an agency he helped found. He was also instrumental in a residential detoxification center and a residence for abused women. While spending 20 years as the Executive Director of the Chicago Christian Industrial League, one of the city’s largest social service agencies, Brother Borneman also served under for mayors on the Com- mission for the Rehabilitation of Persons. George also worked as associate minister at Yorkfield Presbyterian Church.” ALEX ADDOR-NETO - Fellow ROTARY/One member Ambassador Alexandre Addor Neto was honored July 13th in his home by Cook County Commissioners Larry Suffredin and Roberto Maldonado for his years of service to Chicago and Cook County as Consul General for Brazil in Chicago. The Cook County Board declared July 13, 2005 to be named after Ambassador Addor. As is his custom, he honored our club in his comments to the large group of distinguished guests. Unfortunately his tenure in Chicago has come to an end, so Alex will be leaving us for Brazil next month. Please be sure to congratulate him the next time you see him! His e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to send him a note. ROTARIANS HELPING ROTARIANS Clif Fenton would like to thank both Jud Porter and Mike Youngman for their help to him and his family as they prepare to move from their home in Winnetka to downtown Chicago. Mike referred Clif to a top-notch building specialist while Jud is providing furniture storage and general advice on moving. CONVENTION NEWS Dear Volunteer, I hope that everyone enjoyed their stay in Chicago and had a positive experience at the Convention. It was a pleasure for us to be a part of the 2005 Rotary International Convention and it could not have been successful without your help. We have received correspondence from Rotarians around the world conveying the wonderful experience they had at the convention and expressing their gratitude for a job well-done! It is because of your help that we were able to provide this quality experience to Rotarians. Words cannot express our gratitude for all of the hard work that you put in. We truly were very lucky to have a team of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers. Thank you! Regards, The Rotary HOC: Barbara, Jodi, Camille, Ed and Sean NEW WEBSITE AND NEW GYRATOR NEWSLETTER In support of our goal to return the Rotary Club of Chicago to prominence, there are a number of exciting changes slated to help improve communication across the membership. To begin, an enhanced website will be launched in the coming weeks that will allow members greater access to club information while providing a more personal experience based on your unique involvement and schedule. Tied to this website will be one of our most important communication tools -- the weekly newslet- ter, the Gyrator. Look for details soon!! Regardless of format, the Gyrator and its overall effectiveness for spreading the message of ROTARY/One simply requires the input of its membership . Throughout this week's edition you will see requests: (1) for Rotarians Helping Rotarians; (2) for your experiences at the 2005 RI Convention; (3) for "Thoughts and Prayers;" and, (4) for JobStart Success Stories just to name a few. Get involved and make the Gyrator more impactful by contacting Mike Obringer at mo- email@example.com with submissions. ROTARY/One Golf Fellowship—August 3rd We are planning an outing for Skokie Country Club on August 3, 2005, tee time between 10:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. There are a limited number of openings so kindly reserve as soon as possible, by contacting Tom King. If you would like to be added to the Golf Fellowship list, please contact Tom King. firstname.lastname@example.org—(312) 332-4342—(312) 726-0884 (fax) District 6450 Annual Golf Outing DATE : Monday, September 19, 2005 REGISTRATION : 9:00 a.m. GOLF TIME : 10:00 a.m. Modified Shotgun Start PLACE : Prairie Bluff Golf Course 19433 Renwick Rd. In Lockport, IL COST : $100 per golfer COMPETITIVE EVENT : For serious golfers—your four-person team will compete in a modified scramble format for traveling trophy. Team will be playing in two-somes with a different Rotary club. Lowest hole scores of each card will be combined at the end of the round. All players must be members of registering club. RECREATIONAL EVENT : For golfers who just want to have fun; a traditional 4-person team scramble event. Non-Rotarians welcome for recreational golf. COST INCLUDES : Golf & cart, driving range, box lunch, drink tickets, hors d’oeuvres and prizes after golf. Information: Keith Frankland: 630-910-6096 Bob Blackburn: 630-963-3020 Kathy Kobak: 708-361-1177 Pick up a registration form at the luncheon meeting or print it from www.rotaryone.org.
Upcoming Events Consul General of Japan Reception Jul 11 2006 Installation of 2006-07 Board of Directors Jul 11 2006 Club Assembly and Free Cocktail Reception/Dinner Jul 18 2006 Lunch Program: Secretary of State Jesse White Jul 25 2006 Public Awareness Team Meeting Jul 25 2006 Lunch Program: Chicago Consular Corps Aug 1 2006 Lunch Program: Sue Smallwood, District 6450 Aug 8 2006 Air & Water Show Viewing Aug 19 2006 News Club Assembly and Free Cocktail Reception/Dinner DON'T FORGET TO RSVP !!! SAVE THE DATE--RIC Children's Holiday Party scheduled for December 14 Meet Maurelle Cumbie This eBulletin has been generated with the ClubRunner club communication software. Visit clubrunner.ca for more details. © 2002-05 Doxess. All Rights Reserved. served as Chief Justice of the Moot Court. Mr. Garner is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Mr. Garner is a respected member of the Chicago community, as President of the Rotary Club of Chicago for 2006-07, and immediate Past President of the Chicago Chapter of the Fulbright Association. Lisa Russ (Director of Fun) is originally a Chicagoan. Lisa moved from Kansas City back to Chicago five years ago with her employer of almost 14 years, CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services . CBIZ provides integrated business services, primarily benefits consulting & accounting/tax advisory, to small and medium sized businesses nationwide. Since joining Rotary/One in the spring of 2002, Lisa has held the following roles with the Club: liaison to our Lincoln Park High School Interact Club (2002-present); Gala Committee (2004,2005); Editor of the Gyrator (2004-2005); Co-Chair of the Children's RIC Christmas Party (2005); and Director of Communications (2005-2006). Lisa is a Kansas Jayhawk and a University of Missouri-Kansas City Rooster. Both undergraduate and graduate degrees are in English because reading is a top favorite activity. She also enjoys singing with the DePaul Community Chorus in concerts throughout Chicago. Jana Fleming, Ph.D., (Director of Int'l Service) is currently the Executive Director of Child Development Studies at City Colleges of Chicago , the largest urban community college system in the nation. Her position is funded by the McCormick Tribune Foundation with the goal of enhancing early childhood teacher education associate degree programs across six community colleges in Chicago. Prior to joining City Colleges, Jana spent 15 years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Research Investigator at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. In her professional work, she has a strong commitment to the development of policies and practices aimed at improving educational experiences for young children. Over the years she has served on numerous professional boards and commissions that addressed these issues. Apart from her involvement with Rotary, Jana's current community service includes serving on the Board of Trustees of the Union League Boys and Girls Clubs and the Union League Civic and Arts Foundation. Jana holds a law degree from Duke University and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition to her position at City Colleges, Jana directs grant making in early childhood education for the Joyce Foundation. Karla Mitchell (Secretary) is a corporate attorney at DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary LLP . She began her legal career as a corporate associate at Winston & Strawn LLP in 2001 before moving to DLA Piper in 2005. Karla practices corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, commercial transactions, reorganizations, recapitalizations and general business advice. She represents companies and investors in various transactions and advises clients on corporate, commercial and contract law, shareholder relations and corporate governance. Karla's experience includes both domestic and international transactions and clients. Pa e 2of 7 Rotar Club of Chica o 7/10/2006 htt ://www.clubrunner.ca/CPr /Bulletin/SendBulletinEmail.as x?cid=1987&stid=6
Fulbright Cultural Community Event Feb 17 2007 District 6450 Team Leadership Training Feb 17 2007 Lunch Program: Leo Latz, Foundation Strategic Plan Feb 20 2007 Rotary Board Meeting Feb 22 2007 STAR Committee New Members Reception Feb 22 2007 District 6450 Fellowship - Rotary's 102nd Birthday Feb 23 2007 Lunch Program: Maggie Daley Feb 27 2007 District 6450 Assistant Governors' Training Mar 3 2007 Lunch Program: John Minolta, Illinois Tollway Mar 6 2007 Rotary Finance Committee Meeting Mar 13 2007 Rotary Executive Committee Meeting Mar 15 2007 Lunch Program: Steve Dishler, Jewish Federation Mar 20 2007 Rotary Board Meeting Mar 22 2007 District 6450 Land of Lincoln PETS Mar 23 2007 - Mar 24 2007 Lunch Program: Thomas Cadwell Mar 27 2007 John Guppy, Chicago Fire Apr 10 2007 Rotary Finance Committee Meeting Apr 10 2007 District 6450 Assembly Apr 14 2007 Battle of the Books Apr 21 2007 STAR Committee New Members Reception Apr 26 2007 Rotary Board Meeting Apr 26 2007 Rotary Finance Committee Meeting Richard Michael Daley earned undergraduate and law degrees from DePaul University and began his public service career in 1969 when he was elected to the Illinois Constitutional Convention. Mayor Daley is the fourth of seven children and the eldest son of the late Mayor Richard J. Daley and his wife Eleanor. Mayor Daley and his wife Maggie are the parents of three adult children, Nora, Patrick and Elizabeth. Maggie Daley to speak to RotaryOne Feb 27 Maggie Daley, community activist and wife of Mayor Richard Daley, will RotaryOne's guest speaker on Tuesday, February 27 at Noon. The topic pf her address will be Impacting Change in Our Communities: The Development and Success of After School Matters. If you plan on attending, please make sure to RSVP for yourself and any of your guests or prospective members. You can do so by emailing RSVP@RotaryOne.org or by calling the staff at (312) 372-3900. Officers for the Rotary Year of 2007/2008 For One Year Terms as Officers for the Rotary year of 2007/2008: David Templin President Arol Augsburger President Elect Angelo Loumbas President-elect Nominee Karla Mitchell Secretary Andy Kim Treasurer For Two Year Terms as Directors (Class of 2007/2009): Ann Laube Jane McDonald Mike Obringer Mark Shure Delegates and Alternates to the RI 2007 International Convention: Delegates: Don Garner David Templin Dick McKay Dick Galitz Alternates: Robb Knuepfer Continuing Directors Class of 2006/2008 (not subject to election): Pedro Cevallos David Durham Jana Fleming Naren Soni Job1 Employers and Advisors Needed by Mark Edward Shure It's getting to be the time of year for our big push for Job1. At this time, we only have about 25 jobs to be filled by our summer interns. We need many more employers to sign up if we're going to repeat our successes from last summer and improve Job1 by creating even more opportunities for Chicago area students. If your company can employ at least one student to work full-time for eight weeks this summer at a rate of at least $8/hour, please contact me to be added to our list. Even if your own company cannot take a student, please forward this appeal to your colleagues and business contacts around the city. We also at this time are asking for Rotarians to step up and volunteer as advisors. Please contact me if you'd like to volunteer your time, talents and expertise in this way -- the total advisor committment will only take up a few hours of your time this spring (one training session, one meeting with your student, and some communication over the Page 2of 8 Rotary Club of Chicago 1/29/2007 http://www.clubrunner.ca/CPrg/Bulletin/SendBulletinEmail.aspx?cid=1987&stid=6
making a reservation. It only takes a minute to RSVP, and there are three easy ways: 1) e-mail email@example.com 2) call (312) 372-3900, or 3) register online with the new club website, www.rotaryone.org Please RSVP as soon as you can in order to make the event run more smoothly for everyone. continued from page 1... Page 2 Rotary Club of Chicago Gyrator Volume 3, Issue 29 Check the Rotary/ One Website for ALL the latest club and member news! www.rotaryone.org The Annual Fund of the ROTARY/One Foundation supports the service pro- jects of our Club. To date, donors to the Fund include the following Rotarians. We are grateful for their generosity. John Alberts, Evy Alsaker, Nicholas Ambrosi, Gail Anderson, James Ascot, Arol Augsburger, Barry Axler, Brett Batterson, Mary Bell, Barbara Brunka, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Buik, Roscoe Company, Rhett Butler, Val Cavin, Pedro Cevallos, David Durham, David Ellbogen, Clif Fenton, Evan Freund, Richard Groh, Titch Harrison, Jack Hedrich, Jim Hollensteiner, Bob Hudson, III, R.C. Hudson, Jr., Roy Hurst, Jeffrey Katz, Kevin and Diane Kemp, Andrew Kim, Angelo Loumbas, Andrea Luehmann, Martha Maugh, Jane McDonald, Richard and Florine McKay, James McKechnie, Linda Mensch, Charles Middleton, Theodore Nebel, LeRoy Nelson, John Noonan, Michael Oh, David Phelps, Judson Porter, Maurice Raizes, Susan Raterman Easley, Rick Roberts, John Romans, The Gibb River Group, Lisa Russ, Jerry Sparks, Jamie L. Sutherland, David Templin, Ruth Ann Watkins, James Wright and Thyra Zerhusen . Donors Give Generously for Club Service Projects We are delighted to report that as of Friday, January 18 we have received 56 gifts and pledges totaling $46,239.62 for the Annual Fund Campaign. Thank you to all who have been so generous. The names of donors to date are listed below. This year we combined the appeals for the ROTARY/One Foundation and The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. The purpose was to consolidate the number of times Rotarians are asked to contribute. We will be giving 40% of the funds raised in the Annual Fund effort, up to $20,000, to Rotary International for their many worthwhile projects. In addition, at the January 8 meeting of the Foundation's Board, the Trustees decided not to have a spring fundraising event. This will place all the fund- raising emphasis on the Annual Fund for Rotary Club of Chicago service pro- jects. Please keep this information in mind as you fill out your pledge form. We hope that every Rotarian will contribute to the Annual Fund this year. We are getting close to our goal of $55,000. Please do your part! Thank you. Foundation Reports $46,239.62 Raised to Date
Rotarians, Please join us in the next few weeks for the following luncheon programs: Tuesday, July 17 - Peter Washington, Chicago Urban League Tuesday, July 24 - Bob Berland, Chicago 2016 Olympics Committee Please Note our RSVP Policy: To continue providing us with excellent service, the Union League Club needs a final headcount the day before the event. Therefore, members and guests must RSVP by 3 p.m. the Monday before to guarantee immediate seating on arrival. Once those individuals with reservations have been seated, walk-ins will be accommodated on a space available basis. Also, please indicate any special dietary needs when making a reservation. It only takes a minute to RSVP, and there are three easy ways: 1) e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 2) call (312) 372-3900, or register online at www.rotaryone.org 3) www.rotaryone.org Please RSVP as soon as you can in order to make the event run more smoothly for everyone. New RotaryOne Website & other announcements Check out the New Look of Rotaryone.org! A new elegant design Improved interface for easy use Links to club news and the rest of the Rotary world - Enhanced communication for club committees and member interests - Photo pages for member events - ...and more! Connect with Colleagues With the New Club Directory! Features contact information for all members Read about Rotary history, awards, service oppotunites, and more! Customized copies have been distributed at meetings and through the mail New Meeting Format for 2007-2008 - Rotary meetings will return to their former one-hour format starting July 10, 2007 - Check-in and registration will continue to start at 11:30am - Meeting will begin at 12:10pm, with the speaker to begin their presentation at 1pm - Q&A time returns following speaker presentation Gyrator Journalists Wanted by Andy Frye Your editor is asking for interesting content for this year's Gyrator. We are looking for more than just Rotary-related announcements. If you would like to share your personal accounts on fellowship, your work on Rotary projects, or work with the Chicago community, we would be interested in your commentary. Page 2of 6 Rotary Club of Chicago 7/9/2007 http://www.clubrunner.ca/CPrg/Bulletin/SendBulletinEmail.aspx?cid=1987&stid=6