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  • 06 Apr 2016 7:25 PM | Sarah Wegley (Administrator)

    The Spring 2016 edition of ALDA Chicago Style is now posted to the website. In addition to regular features like "Listening with Liz", we introduce you to Tom Garvey, one of our more recent members and Treasurer, via the "In the Spotlight" feature. This edition also has photos from our winter social events and Heidi Adam's review of a book published by member Beth Botts. Find this issue in the Members only section. (Login to the website is required.)

  • 13 Mar 2016 6:26 PM | Sarah Wegley (Administrator)

    Scholarships to ALDAcon 2016 are now available. Financial need is a requirement, as well as being a current member of both ALDA Chicago and ALDA Inc. (if selected). You are encouraged to complete an application if you qualify. Priority is given to first time ALDAcon attendees. Only those with true financial needs need apply.

  • 11 Feb 2016 11:00 PM | Sarah Wegley (Administrator)

    President Joe Linder has announced that the next board meeting will take place at Acorn Public Library in Oak Forest. Meeting time is from 11 am to 1 pm on Saturday, April 9. ‎

    The library's address is 15624 Central Avenue, Oak Forest, IL 60452.

    All members are welcome to attend.


  • 07 Feb 2016 7:11 PM | Sarah Wegley (Administrator)

    The 2016 board meetings schedule was discussed at the first board meeting of the year on Saturday, February 6th. Board meetings take place every two months. Some details still need to be confirmed. 

    Here is the schedule as it looks now:

    Saturday, April 9 - Acorn Public Library (Oak Forest), 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

    Sunday, June 5 - Oak Park Public Library/time TBA

    Thursday, August 11 - Online, 7:00 p.m.

    Saturday, October 8 - Lombard Public Library/ time TBA

    Thursday, December 1 - Online, 7:00 p.m.

    updated 2/11/2016

  • 07 Feb 2016 7:07 PM | Sarah Wegley (Administrator)

    At the first board meeting of the year on Saturday, February 6th, President Joe Linder confirmed the following people as committee chairs: Marsha Kopp, Exhibits; Donna Punzio, Faceboook; Karen Krull, Membership; Linda Belice, Neighborhoods Program; Marsha Swetin, Newsletter; Heidi Adams, Outreach Co-chair; Michelle Donnelly, Outreach Co-chair and Socials Co-chair; Dawn Linder, Socials Co-chair; and Sarah Wegley, Website.

    updated 2-14-2016

  • 07 Feb 2016 7:05 PM | Sarah Wegley (Administrator)

    In the first board meeting of the year on Saturday, February 6th, the ALDA Chicago Board elected its officers: Joe Linder, President; Sarah Wegley, Vice President; Tom Garvey, Treasurer; and Marsha Swetin, President.

  • 31 Jan 2016 3:15 PM | Sarah Wegley (Administrator)
    The Winter 2016 edition of ALDA Chicago Style is now posted to ALDA Chicago's website. You can view it and other editions at your leisure as long as you are a paid-up member of ALDA Chicago and have a login id and password to the site.

    To access, just enter your login id and password in the upper right-hand corner. The menu item titled ‘Members Only’ will appear on the left side at the bottom of the page, showing a sub-menu consisting of three entries:

    1. Ride Board

    2. ALDA Chicago Newsletters

    3. Photo Albums

    Clicking on the second entry (ALDA Chicago Newsletters) gives you access to a list of all published newsletter editions dating back to January-February 2011. Newly-published newsletters will be added to the site as each one becomes available. Select the edition you want to see and view/print it in color (photos and the like included) from wherever you are whenever you want.

    Information courtesy of Linda Belice.

  • 26 Jan 2016 3:46 PM | Sarah Wegley (Administrator)

    ALDA Chicago President Joe Linder has announced the outcome of the 2016 election for Board of Directors. Michelle Donnelly, Marsha Swetin, and Sarah Wegley have been elected to serve. 

    At the next board meeting, officers of the board will be chosen. This meeting will take place Saturday, February 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Lombard Public Library. All standing members are welcome to attend.

  • 20 Jan 2016 8:40 AM | Sarah Wegley (Administrator)

    The next ALDA Chicago Board of Directors meeting will take place on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the Helen Plum Library in Lombard, IL. The meeting will convene in the downstairs conference room at 11:30 a.m.

    At this meeting, officers of the board will be chosen and future meeting dates will be decided. All ALDA Chicago members are welcome to attend.

  • 13 Dec 2015 8:46 AM | Sarah Wegley (Administrator)

    A movie theater in Mount Prospect is showing Star Wars: the Force Awakens with open captions on Saturday, December 19 at 11:30 a.m. 

    The theater is AMC Randhurst 12 located at 200 Randhurst Village Drive, Mount Prospect. Admission price is $5.70.

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