Evanston Invasion

Come help us gather a large group of local Rotarians to visit Ray and Judie at their new temporary home at Rotary International Headquarters in Evanston, IL.  The Kirksville clubs' "Celebrate Ray Committee" is organizing the event for July 24 - 25, 2009.   We are hoping that many of our area Rotarians will make the trip together and enjoy a fun time with Ray & Judie.  Watch this page for updated information and more details.

The tentative agenda is as follows:

Friday, July 24th

  • 12 noon Lunch at Rotary International Headquarters Cafeteria, Private Dining Room
  • Tour of RI HQ facilities
  • 3 p.m. Drinks & hors d’oeuvres (at Ray & Judie’s Condo)
  • 7 p.m. Dinner with Ray & Judie (location TBA) 

Saturday, July 25th (optional)

  • Chicago sightseeing
  • Cubs Game
  • 3 p.m. Drinks & hors d’oeuvres with DG Elizabeth Usovicz & DGE John Gill  

NOTE:  All organized meals, are of course, “Dutch Treat”.

Travel Options:

  • By Train
1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245)
  • By Air
660-665-0100 (Kirksville Ticket Counter)
1-866- I-FLY-VIP (866-435-9847)

Lodging Options: (Please contact Alisa Kigar, execdirector@cableone.net, before you make your reservations)

  • Hilton Garden Inn – Evanston - $119 per room
  • Must book by July 7, 2009 for this rate
  • To access this special rate you should request the “Rotary Ray Group” block when making your reservation
  • If booking by internet, you will need the Booking Code: “RRP”
  • To book online, go to:
  • To book over the phone call:
    • 1-800-Hiltons
    • 1-877-stayhgi
    • 847-475-6400 (direct line to hotel)