The GVS Club of Chicago is an Illinois not for profit corporation which has two main objectives:
1 Providing, primarily through semiannual dinner events, an opportunity for a social gathering and reunion for persons who grew up on the West Side of Chicago between approximately 1930 to 1960. The word "Vest" used instead of "West" is intended as an homage to the mostly immigrant Jewish parents of our members, currently numbering over 700.
Our next semiannual dinner will be held on Monday May 14, 2018 at Chateau Ritz, 9100 N. Milwaukee Av., Niles, Illinois. See the right hand panel for a description of the program. The most recent dinner (attended by over 300 people) was held on October 2, 2017 and featured a presentation by well known author and Glencoe native Rich Cohen.
2 Raising funds for donation to certain charities, particularly AFMDA, which is the 501(c)(3) US fundraising entity for the Israeli Red Cross and to whom we presented our 12th sponsored ambulance (costing $100,000) at a recent dinner.We expect to present our 13th ambulance at the May 2018 dinner. In 2013, our 9th ambulance which was dedicated to the victims of the Sandy Hook massacre was presented at a special ceremony in Newtown CT attended by GVS Board members Herb Kanter and Art Farber. We need your help in order to continue to fund these significant acquisitions. Please send your tax deductible checks to either GVS or AFMDA (both 501 (c) (3) organizations) to AFMDA at 3175 Commercial Av . #101 Northbrook IL 60062. Or you can make a secure credit card donation to GVS through PayPal by clicking the "Donate" link at the top of this page.