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 is now maintained by Jack Voss.
Copyright 2018. Chicagoland Toys For Tots Motorcycle Parade Org. All rights reserved.
TOYS FOR TOTS
VISIT THE TFT PARADE BOOTH AT MOTOBLOT
The Chicago Toys For Tots Motorcycle Parade Organization is currently in need of a person to fill the Board of Directors position of Product Manager.
This individual would be fulfilling the time remaining in the term of the former Product Manager, from now until the next elections in February 2019.
The Product Manager's duties would be to supervise the selection, distribution, and sales of the Parade merchandise.
If you believe you are qualified to take on this important position, please come to the next Board of Directors meeting at the Rhine VFW at 5858 Archer Avenue on May 15, at 7pm.
TO MAKE A DONATION,
CLICK ON THIS BUTTON.
Have you seen the new Shriner's Hospital TV commercials?
You may recognize a familiar face. One of the many children featured is the young lady who rode with Santa in the 2014 Chicago TFT Parade.
Support the Shriner's Hospitals, go to
Here are the official results of the 2018 elections of the Chicagoland Toys For Tots Motorcycle Parade Organization held Sunday, February 18 at the Rhine VFW.
In the race for the office of President, current President Lester Fortier received 111 votes and Jamie Potempa received 70 votes.
In the race for secretary, current Secretary Peggy Estes received 98 votes and Laura Wadzinski received 82 votes.
In the race for Sergeant-at-Arms, the current officer Matt Ksycki received 116 votes and Don Garrow received 65 votes.
In the race for Parade Coordinator, Jim Fanello received 92 votes and Gary Diamond received 86 votes.
In the race for History/Bylaws Officer, Lisa Wisniewski received 103 votes and John Ragan received 78 votes.
Congratulations to those members who won their positions, and our thanks to those who came in second. Thanks to all the members who came out to vote. 181 ballots were submitted.
Thanks to our members who handed out the ballots. Thanks to members Geo Webster, Walter Manzella, and Thunder Ruthven for counting the votes and Tommy Dertz and Jack Voss for overseeing the counting of the votes.
Thank you to those members who provided the great refreshments, and thanks to our fantastic DJ Lenny.
The 2018 Parade Board of Directors consists of President Lester Fortier, Vice-president Tom Dertz, Secretary Peggy Estes, Treasurer Lin Mifflin, Product Coordinator Tom Froehlich, Parade Coordinator Jim Fanello, Sergeant-at-Arms Matthew Ksycki, North side Coordinator Geo Webster, History/Bylaws Officer Lisa Wisneiwski.
Submitted by Jack Voss.
THE 41ST ANNUAL CHICAGOLAND
TOYS FOR TOTS MOTORCYCLE PARADE
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2018
Dan Ryan Woods Starts at 9:30am
DONATE TO THE CHICAGO MOTORCYCLE 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.
Or just click here...
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The Parade or this website ?
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2018
RHINE VFW 5858 SOUTH ARCHER
MEMBERS WELCOME! BEGINS AT 7:00pm
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THE CHICAGO MOTORCYCLE GUIDE
Toys For Tots
Welcome to our 40th year
"The World's Greatest Motorcycle Parade" is an annual tradition in Chicago on the first Sunday in December.
Each year 40,000 to 50,000 motorcycle riders come to Chicago to ride together and donate toys to 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.
And please consider becoming a TFT Parade volunteer. It takes many hands to organize The Chicago TFT Parade.
Help is always needed. Thanks for your support!
CHICAGOLAND TOYS FOR TOTS MOTORCYCLE PARADE MEETINGS/EVENTS
All dates are tentative. More events will be added.
The Rhine VFW is located at 5858 South Archer Avenue in Chicago.
The River Park Moose Lodge is located at 8601 Fullerton in River Grove, Illinois.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018--Board of Directors Meeting Rhine VFW 7PM
Tuesday, June 19, 2018--Board of Directors Meeting Rhine VFW 7PM
Tuesday, July 17, 2018--Board of Directors Meeting Rhine VFW 7PM
Tuesday, August 21, 2018--Board of Directors Meeting Rhine VFW 7PM
Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018--2018 Kick-Off Party Rhine VFW 4PM
Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018--Board of Directors Meeting Rhine VFW 7PM
Friday, Oct. 5, 2018-- 2nd General Meeting Rhine VFW 7PM
Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018--Board of Directors Meeting Rhine VFW 7PM
Friday, Oct. 19, 2018--3rd General Meeting Rhine VFW 7PM
Friday, Oct. 26, 2018--4th General Meeting Rhine VFW 7PM
Friday, Nov. 2, 2018--5th General Meeting Rhine VFW 7PM
Friday, Nov. 9, 2018--Military Appreciation Party Rhine VFW 7PM
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018--Board of Directors Meeting Rhine VFW 7PM
Friday, Nov. 30, 2018--7th General Meeting Rhine VFW 7PM
SUNDAY, DEC. 2--41ST CHICAGO TFT MOTORCYCLE PARADE 9:30AM
Friday, Dec. 7, 2018--De-Briefing Meeting Rhine VFW 7PM
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018--Board of Directors Meeting Rhine VFW 7PM