This website is dedicated to the memory of TFT Parade Member Ed May who created the first Parade website, with Jack Voss, in 1999.
This format was designed by Sharon Allen, and now maintained by Jack Voss.
TOYS FOR TOTS
Hello all.....summer is right around the corner and before you know it....show time....
Chicagoland Motorcycle Parade Toys For Tots will be participating in various activities including the Thanksgiving Day Parade in Chicago....we need to get our float ready. ..looking for volunteers to help. The float is currently being stored at the River Park Moose lodge in River Grove. ..We need ideas for our theme (outside of the obvious)....ready....GO!
The 2017 Chicago TFT Parade Board of Directors
Jamie Potempa, Lester Fortier, Tom Dertz, Jack Voss, Tom Froehlich.
Geo Webster, Peggy Estes, Matthew Ksycki, Lin Mifflin.
We recommend these coming events!
Send us the flyer for your event. If we like it, we'll share it.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2017
RHINE VFW 5858 SOUTH ARCHER
BEGINNING AT 7:00pm
2016 TFT Parade Photos
by Jack Voss
"2016 Parade 39th Year"
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THE CHICAGO MOTORCYCLE GUIDE
George and Georgi
TFT Parade President George Lester Fortier congratulates our new Northside Coordinator Geo Webster
THE 40TH ANNUAL CHICAGO
TOYS FOR TOTS MOTORCYCLE PARADE
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2017
DONATE TO THE TFT PARADE
The Chicagoland Toys For Tots Motorcycle Parade Organization will gladly accept not only your toy donations but also your generous financial gifts.
You may send all your donations to our offices at
8900 South Odell Avenue, Bridgeview, Illinois, 60455.
Call our offices at 708-598-4909, or go to the "Meet The Board"
page (above) to contact any member of our Board of Directors
Welcome to the
Toys For Tots
"The World's Greatest Motorcycle Parade" is an annual event in Chicago on the first Sunday in December.
Each year 40 to 50 thousand motorcycle riders come to Chicago to ride together and donate toys for needy children.
All motorcyclists are welcome to participate in The Parade, provided they meet the following two requirements.
Every rider must bring at least one new, unwrapped toy to donate, and each motorcycle must display a clear, unobscured license plate.
Thanks for your support, and please consider becoming a TFT Parade volunteer. It takes many hands to organize The Parade.
Help is always needed.
All dates are tentative. More events will be added.
Tuesday, July 18--Board of Directors Meeting Rhine VFW
Tuesday, August 15--Board of Directors Meeting Rhine VFW
Saturday, Sept. 16-- Kick-off Party Rhine VFW 4PM
Tuesday, Sept. 19--Board of Directors Meeting Rhine VFW
Monday, Sept. 25--Northside Kick-off Party Moose Lodge 6:30pm
Monday, Oct. 16--Northside Meeting Moose Lodge 7pm
Tuesday, Oct. 17--Board of Directors Meeting Rhine VFW
Friday, Oct. 20--1st General Meeting Rhine VFW 7PM
Monday, Oct. 23--Northside Meeting Moose Lodge 7pm
Friday, Oct. 27--2nd General Meeting Rhine VFW
Monday, Oct.--Northside Special Event Raffles Moose Lodge 7pm
Friday, Nov. 3--3rd General Meeting Rhine VFW
Monday, Nov. 6--Northside Meeting Moose Lodge 7pm
Friday, Nov. 10--4th Veterans Day Party Rhine VFW
Monday, Nov. 13--Northside Tagging Meeting Moose Lodge 7pm
Friday, Nov. 17--5th General Meeting Rhine VFW
Saturday, Nov. 18--Tagging Day Time TBA
Monday, Nov. 20--Northside Meeting Moose Lodge 7pm
Tuesday, Nov. 21--Board of Directors Meeting Rhine VFW
Sunday, Nov. 26--DeVry Walk-Through DeVry 10am
Monday, Nov. 27-- Northside Meeting Moose Lodge 7pm
Friday, Dec. 1--6th General Meeting Rhine VFW
Saturday, Dec. 2--DeVry Walk-Through DeVry 11am
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3--40TH CHICAGO TFT MOTORCYCLE PARADE
Friday, Dec. 8--De-briefing Meeting Rhine VFW
Monday, Dec. 9--Northside De-Briefing Meeting Moose Lodge 7pm
Here are the official results of the 2017 Elections of the Chicagoland Toys For Tots Motorcycle Parade Organization.
Thanks to our new members who assisted in handing out the ballots and counting the votes;
Lisa Bruce, Mark Szumny, and Ned Montalt.
Thanks to Scott Baginski and Berkots Super Foods for the delicious array of sandwiches, and thanks to Lenny for the background music.
Thanks to the members who came out to vote.
110 ballots were submitted. For the position of Vice-president, our current VP Tom Dertz ran unopposed and received 98 votes. Congratulations Tom!
For the position of Treasurer, our current Treasurer Lin Mifflin ran unopposed and received 99 votes. Congratulations Lin!
For the position of Northside Coordinator, Geo Webster ran unopposed and received 96 votes. Congratulations Geo and welcome to the Board! And thanks to our previous Northside Coordinator Gary Diamond for all his great work.
For the position of Product Manager, our current Manager Tom Froehlich and Cindy Perez both ran for this post. Tom received 76 votes, and Cindy received 33 votes. Congratulations Tommy! Thanks to Cindy for running.
The next Board of Directors meeting will be Tuesday, February 21, 2017.
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