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Thunder Press story about the 40th annual Chicagoland  Toys For Tots Motorcycle Parade.


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2018 ELECTION RESULTS
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.

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.


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THE NEXT

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2018

RHINE VFW  5858 SOUTH ARCHER 

MEMBERS WELCOME!   BEGINS AT 7:00pm

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


THE CHICAGO MOTORCYCLE GUIDE​

 www.chicagomotorcycleguide.com

THE  41ST  ANNUAL  CHICAGOLAND

TOYS FOR TOTS  MOTORCYCLE  PARADE

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

Updated 2-21-2018

​​Welcome to the

40th year of the

Chicagoland

Toys For Tots

Motorcycle Parade

"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.

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

Tuesday, April 17, 2018--Board of Directors Meeting    Rhine VFW   7PM

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







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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.