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ROTARY/One Gyrator - June 27, 2017
Installation of Conor Gee, 114th President, presided by Rotary International President Ian Riseley.  Click on article to scroll to all pages.
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6/27/2017 114th President’s Installation:

Conor Gee, Conducted by RI President Ian Riseley
Conor Gee


Ian Riseley is a practicing accountant and principal of Ian Riseley and Co., which specializes in advising local and international businesses, and 

has a strong interest in international affairs. He received the AusAID Peacebuilder Award from the Australian government in 2002 in recognition of his work in Timor-Leste. He also  received the Order of Australia medal in 2006 for service to the Australian community.

Conor Gee is a Lead Marketing Communications Consultant for Health Care Service Corporation (which operates Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in five states including Illinois), the largest customer-owned health insurance company in the United States. Previously, he worked in marketing at Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare and as the Director of Marketing for Hearing Health Center. Conor is an active member of Rotary One, the world’s first Rotary Club and service organization, serving on its Board of Directors and has been elected to be President for the 2017-2018 Rotary year. When he takes office, Gee will become the youngest President in the 113-year history of the organization. He also serves as a member of the National Alumni Association Board for Spring Hill College, his alma mater.


07/18/2017 Luncheon:

Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archdiocese of Chicago

On November 19, 2016, Blase J. Cupich was elevated to the Sacred College of Cardinals at the Basilica of St. Peter in Vatican City. Cardinal Cupich was appointed by Pope Francis after serving the Archdiocese of Chicago for over two years.

Cupich was installed as the Bishop of the Archdiocese of Chicago in September 2014 and was elevated to Archbishop that November. Cupich came to Chicago from the Diocese of Spokane, where he had served as Bishop since September 2010. Prior to that, Cupich served as the Bishop of the Diocese of Rapid City for 12 years. Before landing in South Dakota, Cupich served as a pastor in Columbus, Ohio and Bellevue, Washington, and as the Secretary at the Apostolic Nunciature in Washington, DC. Ordained to the priesthood in 1975, Cupich started out in the Archdiocese of Omaha, where was pastor of two parishes.


8/15/2017 Luncheon:

JOB1 Appreciation and Celebration

ROTARY/One hosts the employers, sponsors and interns of the club’s signature project serving the Youth of Chicago.   Following multiple training sessions, high school juniors and seniors are placed in full time positions for the summer.

Advance reservations/registrations are necessary for all meetings/events.
Meeting reservations via voicemail: 312-857-3161. 
 Luncheon Reservations must be received by 3:00 each Monday

Annual Campaign for the ROTARY/One Foundation

The Rotary Club of Chicago provides charitable grants and hands on service projects to dozens of Chicago and International nonprofit agencies.  The primary funding for these projects is from the club's annual campaign and earnings of the foundation. Please consider a gift to the campaign and support the many charitable program activities of Rotary.  ROTARY ANNUAL CAMPAIGN PLEDGE CARD    

ROTARY/One Signature Service Project - JOB1

The Rotary Club of Chicago has provided summer youth employment and training for over ten years, assisting Chicago Public Schools junior and seniors.  Become a sponsor, employer, donor or adviser/mentor. For more information  ...FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CLICK HERE. 

ROTARY/One History

The Rotary Club of Chicago was founded on February 23, 1905.  Leaders of the club went on to establish Rotary International in 1910.  Paul Harris, Rotary's founder, became the first international president and Ches Perry, of ROTARY/One became the first general secretary of the newly formed international office.   The Rotary Club of Chicago, operating as ROTARY/One, the world's first service club, has for 112 years remained dedicated to the Rotary Movement and its continued growth to over 200 countries. ...FOR MORE ABOUT ROTARY'S HISTORY PLEASE CLICK HERE.  

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ROTARY/One Foundation

Rotaract Club of Chicago
University of Chicago Rotaract Club

Mailing Address:
65 West Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604 
Meeting Reservations:
All welcome, please register in advance in CALENDAR.
(3 1 2) 8 5 7 - 3 1 6 1
Voice mail  or text message only
Virtual Office:
(3 1 2) 3 7 2 - 3 9 0 0
(not located at ULC)

Paul McConville,

David Phelps,
chief administrative officer

Nancy Phelps,
member services  
Nancy Ashburn,