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The World's First Service Club    
Making a Difference Since 1905     

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Rotary Club of Chicago is holding all meetings, including membership meetings, virtually.  Please check the calendar for meeting details.  Committee meetings may meet via teleconference or video conference.  Committee chairs will keep members informed.  ROTARY/One leadership will keep members updated on club activities including when live meetings will resume.  Currently, we are following the guidance of Rotary International and all in-person meetings are cancelled through at least June 30.  PLEASE NOTE: The ULCC is following the directions given by Governor Pritzker and will not be hosting meetings through at least June 30, 2020. 


9/22/2020 - Chicago Woman of the Year

Advance Registration is requested for all club activities.  Click on link above to register.
If interested in membership, a visiting Rotarian or just curious, welcome. 

 View videos from our most recent meetings below:

CLICK HERE to view slides from COVID-19 on the Front Lines: Global Panel Discussion, May 5, 2020.

Kim Foxx Video
Elliot Richardson Video
Harry Kraemer Video

Meals for the Frontline

ROTARY/One is providing meals for the frontline workers at Chicago-area hospitals. Please consider making a donation to support this effort. Donate to Meals for the Frontline

Interact Club of Chicago – Combating COVID19 Face Mask Donation Project


As its first service project, the Interact Club of Chicago is making face masks for the Foster Health and Rehabilitation Center. The goal is to make and donate 75 face coverings for the center’s residents by the end of May.
The Interact Club is looking for volunteers. For more information about the project and volunteer opportunities go here.  The club especially is looking for volunteers to help transport materials and masks since most of the Interact members are not able to drive.
Sign up to volunteer here.

Annual Campaign

Once a year the club seeks your support for its service projects through the annual campaign.  This year's goal is $75,000.  Please review the pledge card and consider giving generously.
You can complete the form and email
or mail to the office or bring to the club luncheon. 
If you prefer you can give online, 
For Annual Campaign Pledge Card


SUPPORT THE ROTARY/One Foundation when shopping on Amazon.  
All you have to do is register ROTARY/One in your profile and link into Amazon Smile.  A percentage of your purchases will benefit the foundation.  
ROTARY/One Amazon Smile

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. 

Annual Campaign Pledge Card


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 114 years remained dedicated to the Rotary Movement and its continued growth to over 200 countries. ...FOR MORE ABOUT ROTARY'S HISTORY PLEASE CLICK HERE.  

Rotary Heritage Landmarks in Chicago                    ROTARY One Presidents - History

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ROTARY/One Foundation

Rotaract Club of Chicago

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

Marshall Schmitt,

Donner Kahl,
rotaract president