CALL Community Service Committee 2021-2022 Annual Report

In 2021-2022, the Community Service Committee was chaired by Lisa Winkler.  The members of the committee were James Fortsas, Mary Kenny, Mike McMillan, and Nan Norton.  The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic affected our in-person community service activities, but we successfully coordinated three volunteering opportunities this past year:

  • October 2021: Alliance for the Great Lakes Montrose Beach Clean Up
  • December 2021: Greater Chicago Food Depository Repack Session
  • May 2022: Forest Preserve Clean Up at the River Trail Nature Center in Northbrook

Additionally, in conjunction with each of the quarterly CALL Business Meetings, a specific organization was selected that met the charitable organization selection criteria the Executive Board created. CALL membership was encouraged to make monetary donations to the following entities:

This approach of direct donation did not permit us to track the total number or dollar amount of donations made by CALL membership to each organization.  However, each organization was capable of accepting donations via credit card and/or PayPal, so we are confident that CALL members who wished to make donations were able to do so quickly and conveniently.