December 2014 Luncheon Meeting

  • 12/12/2014
  • 11:30 AM
  • Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson, Chicago


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Speaker: Doug Fitzgerald

“You're Invited: A Party Celebrating RR Donnelley's 150th Birthday. Yes, There Will be Cake!”

After 10 years at RR Donnelley, mostly as Executive Vice-President of Communications, Caxtonian Doug Fitzgerald knows what he’s talking about as he draws on his carefully curated collection of company-related materials to highlight exciting moments from the organization’s illustrious past. Using meticulous research, Doug will illuminate this great Canadian/American success story. You will learn why RR’s inlaws did not want their daughter to marry him, which political convention was influenced by Donnelley’s printing, how many goat skins it took to produce 30,000 sets of reference books, what the Donnelley Comfort Club was and much more. There will be a “pass-the-100-year-old-stuff-around-the-room” fun fest not to miss. Doug will also chronicle the advantageous Caxton/Donnelley Connection, started in 1895, the year of our founding and not yet finished with 3 Donnelleys and company employees as Caxtonians today.

Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Boulevard. Luncheon buffet (Room to be announced) opens at 11:30 am; program (Room to be announced) 12:30-1:30. Please reserve and cancel reservations by the preceding Wednesday for the Friday lunch.


c/o The Newberry Library
60 W. Walton Street
Chicago, IL  60610

Tel: +1 (312) 255-3710