In 2022-2023, the Community Service Committee was chaired by Lisa Winkler. The members of the committee were James Fortsas, Mike McMillan, Nan Norton, Beth Schubert and Leah Whitesel.
We successfully coordinated the following four volunteering opportunities from October 2022 to May 2023:
- October 2022: Montrose Beach Clean Up with the Alliance for the Great Lakes
- December 2022: Greater Chicago Food Depository Repack Session
- March 2023: Cradles to Crayons
- May 2023: Chicago River Day clean up at Horner Park (annual clean up day organized by the Friends of the Chicago River)
Fundraisers at Business Meetings
Additionally, in conjunction with each of the quarterly CALL Business Meetings, a specific organization was selected that met the charitable organization selection criteria created by the Executive Board. 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.