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114 years

The World's First Service Club    
Making a Difference Since 1905     
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Events Not to be Missed in 2017  
Sponsored by The Rotary Club of Chicago

2/14/2017 Luncheon:

Mablene Krueger, President Robert Morris University

Mablene Krueger, is the University’s ninth President. She is the second woman to hold the office, and most importantly one of the first individuals in the State of Illinois to become the president of her Alma Mater.  Ms. Krueger is a graduate of the formerly named Robert Morris College.  In addition to her Associate Degree from RMC, she holds a B.A. in Management and an M.B.A. from University of Illinois at Springfield.  Her professional experience includes positions at IBM Corporation and Western Illinois University before “coming back home” to Robert Morris University in 1980.



112th Anniversary Party

5:30 – 9:00 PM

Gaylord Restaurant

Come celebrate the Founding of Rotary in Chicago, IL recognized as the ‘World’s First Service Club’.   Rotary started with founder Paul Harris on February 23, 1905.  Today, The Paul Harris Home is currently going through restoration and being converted to a museum to recognize Paul and Jean Harris, the early years of Rotary’s growth and the many contributions of Rotary worldwide to peace and humanitarian projects. 


3/28/2017 Luncheon:

Joseph Szabo, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning

Appointed as executive director by the Board of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) in June 2015, Joseph C. Szabo has varied experience in local, state, and federal governments, civic affairs, and transportation. CMAP and its partners are developing ON TO 2050, a new comprehensive regional plan to help the seven counties and 284 communities of northeastern Illinois to implement strategies that address transportation, housing, economic development, open space, the environment, and other quality-of-life issues.


4/11/2017 Luncheon:

David Hirsch & John St. Augustine, authors: "21st Century Dads"

David’s professional career began in 1982 when he obtained his CPA and worked as an auditor and then tax accountant with Price Waterhouse in Chicago.  From 1985 to 2007 he was a financial advisor with Smith Barney, Inc., where he was a Senior Vice President and a member of the firm’s Chairman’s Council since 1990.  He spent eights years as a Director at Credit Suisse Private Banking USA, before that firm left the U.S.  He is currently a Senior Vice President at UBS Wealth Management.  His clients include foundations, endowments, and high net worth individuals.  He prides himself on taking a consultative approach in a product-driven industry.  


5/16/2017 Luncheon Program: Chicago Woman of the Year

The annual luncheon has recognized Chicagoland non-Rotarian woman professional and civic leaders who have exemplified ‘service above self’. 


6/27/2017 114th President’s Installation:

Conor Gee, Conducted by RI President Ian Riseley


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.


07/25/2017 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.

LUNCHEON MEETINGS, 12:10 - 1:2/30 pm
Second, Third and Fourth Tuesdays, Union League Club


1st Tuesday evening, 5:30 reception, 6-7:00 program


Social/Networking: Third Thursday evenings

Many Fridays at the ULC Carvery deli, See Calendar

  Fellowship Activities, Golf Outings and more...

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
Rotary Club of Chicago
Founded 1905
Union League Club
65 West Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60604
Virtual Office: (3 1 2) 3 7 2 - 3 9 0 0 (not located at ULC)

Paul McConville, president 2016-2017
Conor Gee, president 2017-2018
Khaled Akkawi, president 2018-2019
Marshall Schmitt, president 2019-2020
David Phelps, chief administrative officer
Nancy Phelps, member services
Nancy Ashburn, accounting



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)

Conor Gee,

David Phelps,
chief administrative officer

Nancy Phelps,
member services  
Nancy Ashburn,