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For a complete listing of Chicago area motorcycle events and more go to

THE CHICAGO MOTORCYCLE GUIDE​

 www.chicagomotorcycleguide.com

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 

www.ShrinersHospitalsForChildren.org.

​                                                                    855-341-4438


​​​​​​​69 days until The Parade     Page updated 9-24-2018

PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION 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...                

VOSS

and

​​​The Chicagoland

Toys For Tots

Motorcycle Parade

Celebrating 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!

                                      

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.

Anthony Calloway has been a participant in the Chicago Toys For Tots Motorcycle Parade for many years.  He is a retired Veterans Administration computer operator, and a motorcycle rider who rides thousands of miles each year despite the fact that he lost his right leg in an accident when he was in his teens. He rides with his crutches mounted to the side of his Gold Wing.
This month's issue of "Wing World" magazine features a fascinating story about Anthony and his riding exploits. 
We hope to see him in many more TFT Parades, and wish him many more years of riding adventures.

PARADE NEWS

AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Questions or comments about

The Parade or this website ?

Contact Jack at jack@jackvoss.com

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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 Wisniewski.
Submitted by Jack Voss.

​​​​​​THE CHICAGOLAND

TOYS  FOR  TOTS 

MOTORCYCLE PARADE​

Thank you Toys for Tots Motorcycle Parade once again for aiding Arianna Wings.
This is our sixth year for Andy and me working with Kelly, and for your generous donations of Toys and product for this worthy cause, to aid families financial strains, due to mounting medical expenses. Once again we were able to raise quite a bit of monies last night for the featured child this year Kinzingtyn Roozee aka Kinzee! Her family, Arianna Wings, and we appreciate your continued kindness!   Thanks!
                                                              Robert "Cooch" Kuczera TFT #129

                                                        Andy Strzemp   TFT #397

                                                              Kelly Roberts /Arianna Wings Director

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. 

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Monday, Sept. 24, 2018--North side Kick-off Party  River Park Moose   6PM

Monday, Oct. 1, 2018-- North side Meeting   River Park Moose   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

Monday, Oct. 22, 2018--North side Meeting    River Park Moose   7PM

Friday, Oct. 26, 2018--4th General Meeting   Rhine VFW   7PM

Friday, Nov. 2, 2018--5th General Meeting    Rhine VFW    7PM

Monday, Nov.5, 2018--North side Meeting    River Park Moose   7PM

Friday, Nov. 9, 2018--Military Appreciation Party   Rhine VFW   7PM

Monday, Nov. 12, 2018--North side Meeting    River Park Moose  7PM

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018--Board of Directors Meeting   Rhine VFW    7PM

​Monday, Nov. 26, 2018--North side Meeting   River Park Moose   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

We recommend these coming events!

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THE NEXT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2018

RHINE VFW    5858 SOUTH ARCHER 

MEMBERS WELCOME!   BEGINS AT 7:00pm

Lucky 13 Team, Fred Wacker, Joe Walano and TFT Parade member Frank Schiddel. Our little bike that could covered 3412 miles over 16 days to finish first in class and second overall. This is the first Hedstrom Indian to complete all the miles in the 5 motorcycle cannonballs. Thanks for all the help and support.

2018

ELECTION

RESULTS

THE  41ST  ANNUAL 

CHICAGOLAND

TOYS FOR TOTS 

MOTORCYCLE  PARADE

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2018
Dan Ryan Woods   Starts at 9:30am