Gyrators - July to December 2005

David Phelps

Published on November 30, 2014

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 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- 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.—(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