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PDG Hank Huisking is firming up details of our District's exciting planned trip to RI Headquarters 27-29 August, 2024.

The trip is limited to 25 people, so please email Hank at pdghank@rotaryd5500.org as soon as possible if you'd like her to add you to the list. RI staff has asked if members wish to meet with particular departments while there, so add your request to the email. 

Click the Read More link for a draft itinerary. Please review and email Hank if you have any questions.

See who's going 👉

Rotary Trip August 2024 

WHAT: Trip to Chicago to Rotary International Headquarters, Evanston,Ill. 

BIG PICTURE: Visit RI Headquarters in Evanston, receive updates from RI staff, tour Paul Harris Home, and attend a meeting with a Chicago area Rotary Club 

WHEN: Monday, August 26 – Thursday, August 29 

TRAVEL: On your own from Arizona to Chicago and return. Transportation in/around Chicago area: 

O’Hare Airport- Uber, Lyft, Taxi (carpool to hotel 16 miles or 30-45 minutes) 

LODGING/MEALS: 

Hilton Garden Inn, Chicago North Shore/Evanston Aug 26 – Wednesday Aug 28. Cost: about $150-160/night. You can arrive earlier or stay longer as desired. 

Meals/locations TBD 

MONDAY AUGUST 26 (TRAVEL DAY) 

Travel on your own/check in Hilton Hotel
6:00PM Welcome dinner TBD
Overnight at Hilton Garden Inn, Chicago North Shore/Evanston 

TUESDAY AUGUST 27 (RI HEADQUARTERS DAY) 

7:00 AM – Hotel Shuttle to RI Headquarters to attend 7:30 AM club meeting with RC of Evanston Lighthouse 

9:00 AM – Tour and Meeting with individual RI staff (specific areas identified beforehand) 

12:00PM – Lunch TBD
Afternoon free
Overnight at Hilton Garden Inn, Chicago North Shore/Evanston 

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 28 (PAUL HARRIS HOME AND MEETING WITH LOCAL ROTARY CLUB) 

Breakfast at hotel on your own
8:30AM -- Travel to Paul Harris home 10:00- 11:00 AM – Tour Paul Harris home 

Lunch- TBD
Afternoon Free
5:30PM – Farewell Dinner-TBD
Overnight at Hilton Garden Inn, Chicago North Shore/Evanston 

THURSDAY AUGUST 29 

Travel to Arizona or schedule on your own in Chicago 

For more information or questions, contact: 

Hank Huisking -- (520) 732-0361 -- 

PDG KIRK’S FAVORITE THINGS TO DO:
Rotary magazine editor Wen Huang is on the 14th floor. 

John Hewko’s office is on the 18th floor. 

My favorite things to do in Chicago: 

Chicago Architecture Center (boat tour is awesome, also walking tours) 

Inside Chicago Walking Tours are lots of fun (magnificent lobbies and interior spaces) 

Art Institute (best Impressionist paintings in the US)
Millennium Park (especially the water area with the huge real-life faces) Field Museum of Natural History 

Who’s going: 

Archibald, Sue 
Bergquist, Dennis 
Dean, Kathy 
Fawcett, David
Fawcett, Joanie
Fusco, Nancy 
Haire, Teresa 
Huisking, Hank 
Huisking, Peter
Koffi, Odette 
Lawrenson, Leo
Monro, Bruce
Patton, Pat  
Webber, Reba 
Witthoeft, Steve 
Zetah, Jeanne