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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 the  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 May 13, 2019 dinner we are excited to feature Chicago native and resident Jill Wine-Banks, MSNBC legal analyst and former Watergate prosecutor.

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 13, 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 October 8,  2018 and featured a presentation on cybersecurity tips for seniors.

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 13th sponsored ambulance (each costing $100,000) at our May 14 , 2018 dinner. We are currently raising funds for a 14th sponsored ambulance

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.