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As featured at the 2008 RI Convention in Los Angeles, Click Here for a Presentation.




This photograph of Rotary founder Paul Harris is located in a scrapbook titled “What Happened At Paw Paw to the Rotary Club Boys July 10-11, 1909”.


Through its archives, the Rotary Club of Chicago collects, preserves and makes accessible the history of Rotary and specifically The Rotary Club of Chicago.  It includes many documents and photographs of the founders of Rotary, along with a wide variety of documents and materials. 


For a quick view of some photos, Archives


To access more information on the Rotary Club of Chicago Archives and see materials from its collection, click here.



 The Boys of 1905 - From the Archives of ROTARY/One



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Rotary was founded on February 23, 1905.  Leaders of the Rotary Club of Chicago went on to establish Rotary International in 1910. 

Club Leadership

2013-2014 Board of Directors and Committee Chairs (co-Chairs)

Michael Faris, president
Margrethe Kearney, secretary
Gail Anderson, treasurer 
Pedro Cevallos, president elect, program

Cheryl McIntyre, president nominee, Job1

Khaled Akkawi, fellowship
Vanessa Allmon, director
Kevin Browne, club administration director

Paul McConville, membership
Gus R. Noble, director
Pancho Nunez, director
Jodi Santeford, grants
Marshall Schmitt, service director

Conor Gee, public relations chair
Lisa Russ, community & nominating chair
Kevin Swan, international chair


Foundation Board of Trustees


Arol Augsburger, chair

Andrea Luehmann, vice chair

Jim Buik, treasurer

Gail Anderson, secretary

Pedro Cevallos

Robert Knuepfer
Cheryl McIntrye
Ted Nebel
Mohan Rao

Meeting Times and Locations

Weekly Meetings

Tuesdays, 12:00 to 1:30 PM

*Note: The first Tuesday of each month is Rotary After Work at 5:30 and may be at other venues.


Union League Club

65 West Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60604

Dress Code:

Business or Business Casual

Luncheons and Rotary After Work are $35.00 per person

Reservations, please make a reservation by 3:00 each Monday

Online - Click on meeting date.


Luncheon Reservations on voicemail: (312) 857-3161

Second and Fourth Wednesday Evenings
6:00 PM Social (Cash Bar)
6:30 - 7:30 PM Meeting (No Charge)

O'Brien's Restaurant - 1528 N. Wells Street, Chicago, IL

Online reservation - please see Event Calendar.

Chicago Expansion Clubs


Rotary Club of Chicago Financial District  

Thursday 12:15 p.m.,

Union League Club

65 West Jackson Blvd  

Reservations for Lunch, please e-mail:

Rotary Club of Chicago Near South

- Wednesday 12:15 p.m.
 IIT Campus 3201 S State St

Rotary Club of Chicago Lakeview

- Thursday 12:15 p.m.
 2960 N. Lake Shore Dr

Rotary Club of Chicago Far North

- Tuesday 7:15 a.m.
 5333 N. Sheridan

Rotary Club of Chicago Northwest

- Thursday 7:15 p.m.
 3210 W. Irving Park Rd

Rotary Club of Chicago Southeast

- Thursday 6:15 p.m.

 7801 South State Street 

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