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Great Vest Side Club plugs along and remembers life back in the day
(Crain’s Chicago Business, Dec. 23, 2011)

Three ambulances recently sponsored by GVS were utilized in response to theĀ  October 2018 Gaza missile attacks.

The next time you visit the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie, note the bench and associated plaque in the lobby which were donated by GVS in memory of Herman Pozin.

At the October 14, 2019 dinner we are excited to feature David Goldenberg head of the Chicago office of the Anti Defamation League, who will speak on the current wave of anti semitism.

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 October 14, 2019 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 May 13, 2019 and featured a presentation by MSNBC analyst and Chicago native Jill Wine-Banks.

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 plan to present our 14th sponsored ambulance (each costing $100,000) at our upcoming October 14, 2019 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.