100 Club Boogies at
First Look for Charity
The Club has been hard at work since the last publication. Many positive events continue to fuel our momentum such as the 100 Club Board of Directors has recently brought on 5 new members and we are thrilled to have them join our mission. We aim to collaborate on new ideas and continue to improve the 100 Club's efforts in providing for the families of the fallen. The Board is working toward advancements in several aspects of the Club and we are excited to see what the future holds. Thank you to all who support the Club and help strengthen the power of our mission.
Karin Lijana Matura
William J. O'Connell
Fred J O'Connor
Larry R. Rogers, Jr.
Glenn F. Tilton
Lawrence J. Wert
Welcome to Our Newest Board Members
Chairman: Ralph B. Mandell
President Darrell B. Jackson
Chief Executive Officer: Joseph J. Ahern
Executive Vice President: Michael J. Meagher
Vice President: Denis J. Healy
Secretary: Liz Livingston Howard
Treasurer: Robert A. Sullivan
Chairman Emeritus: James V. Riley
President Emeritus: James J. O'Connor
Board of Directors
Robert H. Asher
Hon. Anne M. Burke
Russell H. Ewert
Peter A. Fasseas
Sheldon F. Good, CCIM
Jeanne Randall Malkin
Thomas F. Meagher, Sr.
Dennis I. Mudd, Sr.
B. Michael Pallasch
Elizabeth M. Rochford
William P. Sullivan
Edward S. Weil, Jr.
FROM OUR LEADERSHIP
As we prepare to commemorate National Police Week in Washington D.C., I reflect on those that we have lost. Commander Paul Bauer's tragic death has been a reminder to all that being a police officer is a very dangerous profession. His bravery and his service will never be forgotten. I am honored to be part of the 100 Club and provide for families such as the Bauers who lost their hero as he protected all of us. Thank you to all of our supporters for being there in the wake of tragedy. We appreciate all that you do for our 100 Club Families.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
We are excited to have you join the 100 Club team!
Hon. Edward M. Burke
Thomas J. Cashman
Juan Gaytan, Jr.
What do you hope to do in the future after school?
My goal is to be a Juvenile Justice Probation Officer. I would like to mentor as well as advocate for inner city marginalized and/or at-risk youth. I believe in the restorative approach rather than the punitive approach when dealing with at-risk youth.
Donny Marquez is currently pursuing his Master's in Sociology from DePaul University. Here he poses with his sisters after earning his undergraduate degree.
We extend our condolences to the families of:
Chicago Police Officer Andre Van Vegten
November 2, 2017
Chicago Police Department Commander Paul Bauer
February 13, 2018
How has the 100 Club influenced you or helped you along the way?
Since the passing of my Father on March 19, 2002, The 100 Club of Chicago has been one of the driving forces for me fearlessly achieving my academic goals. The 100 Club of Chicago has helped me as well as two of my sisters with educational financial assistance. The financial assistance relieves so much added stress that student loan debt causes. The financial assistance of the 100 Club of Chicago has enabled my siblings and I the opportunity to focus on pursuing and achieving our educational and career goals. I am forever grateful to the 100 Club of Chicago for all of the financial as well as emotional support provided over these last 16 years.
REMEMBERING OUR HEROES
Officer Young C. Hobson, Chicago Police Department, May 3, 1968
Fire Marshal John W. Daugherty, Chicago Fire Department, June 16, 1968
Lieutenant Thomas J. Nolan, Chicago Fire Department, March 17, 1973
Officer Wendell Hicks, Chicago Police Department, March 29, 1973
Firefighter Daniel J. McGovern, Chicago Fire Department, March 16, 1978
Firefighter John W. Grasser, Chicago Fire Department, May 4, 1978
Officer James E. O'Connell, Chicago Police Department, May 20, 1978
Officer John W. Mathews, Chicago Police Department, May, 21, 1988
Firefighter Eugene W. Blackmon, Chicago Fire Department, May 19, 1998
Sergeant Philip J. O'Reilly, Chicago Police Department, March 16, 2003
Officer Richard Francis, Chicago Police Department, July 2, 2008
Trooper James M. Sauter, Illinois State Police, March 29, 2013
How did you choose your area of study?
Upon graduating from high school, I had initially planned on getting my two-year Associates Degree and being done. However, the more I learned, the more I wanted to keep on learning. During my undergraduate studies, I had taken a few Criminal Justice classes and believed that I would go into Law Enforcement. During my undergraduate coursework, I had taken some sociology classes, which taught me invaluable knowledge between the criminal justice system as well as how it affects society as a whole. Sociology helped me find my true interests and helped shape my understanding of the world around me. I am now seeking my Master's Degree in Sociology from DePaul University.
"The 100 Club of Chicago has been one of the driving forces for me fearlessly achieving my academic goals."
- 100 Club Scholar Donny Marquez
Above: Board Member Liz Kelly and her friends and family had lots of fun snapping pictures in the photo booth.
Bottom Left: 100 Club Family Members Jay Vincent, Marjorie Perez and Don Vincent pose for a photo before heading up to the Auto Show floor.
Bottom Right: 100 Club CEO Joe Ahern donned a 100 Club police helmet and joined The Clients on stage for the singing of YMCA.
Friends of the 100 Club put on their boogie shoes and hustled on down to Studio 100 at First Look for Charity! This year, the 100 Club held a 1970s theme with music performed by the band, The Clients. Guests also enjoyed the specialty cocktail, The Disco Sour, provided by Jack Daniels. This wonderful event raised over $2.9 million for all 18 charities involved. Thank you to everyone who was a part of it!
Right: 100 Club Board Member James Papajohn serves as the frontman of The Clients who performed disco hits at First Look for Charity.
Left: 100 Club Member and former President of the FOP, Dean Angelo, and his family and friends enjoy the festivities.
FIRST LOOK FOR CHARITY
Each March, Rock Bottom Orland Park and the Orland Park Fire Department host events benefiting the 100 Club. This year, the events honored our most recent fallen firefighter, Lawrence Matthews, from the Dolton Fire Department (Top Left).
The Chili Cook Off always brings fierce competitors, but this year, the judges voted Kyle Morriss' chili as the winner (Bottom Left), Lee Retzl as second place, and the crowd chose "The New Guys" from Orland Park Fire as the People's Choice.
Top Left: The Chicago Fire Hockey Team and the FOP Stars faced off in a charity hockey game that benefited the 100 Club. FOP Stars came out on top.
Top Right: CEO Joe Ahern and 100 Club board members, John Idler and Bob Loquercio, posed with a CFD winner from the Battle of the Badges. Fire ended up winning the most bouts that night.
Bottom Left: The Chicago Wolves and Turtle Wax hosted First Responder Night and donated $20,000 to the 100 Club!
Bottom Right: WhirlyBall hosted a fundraiser night for the 100 Club and attendees had a ball!
Gold Star Regatta
Raising Hope Awards Kick Off Event
Pig Out for Charity
Tom Wood Memorial Ride
Raising Hope Awards
1st Annual Rack & Roll Spring Smoke Show
May 19 from 12-5 PM
Presented by Rackhouse Kitchen & Tavern, the 1st Annual Rack & Roll Spring Smoke Show will be held on Saturday, May 19th from 12-5 PM. Enjoy food, drinks, activities and live entertainment! A portion of the event proceeds will benefit the 100 Club. Free entry for all ages.
SAVE THE DATE
More information about these events is forthcoming, but be sure to mark your calendars!
Chicago White Sox Game
June 22 at 7:10 PM
On Friday, June 22, at 7:10 PM, the Chicago White Sox are offering a specially priced package to 100 Club of Chicago supporters. Each package will include a two-hour all you can eat and drink buffet in the patio area, an outfield reserved seat to watch the Sox take on the A’s, and a commemorative T-Shirt! Package fee is $70 for adults and $60 for kids 13 and under. A portion of every package goes to the 100 Club. To ensure your spot, you must fill out this form and mail or fax it to the White Sox Sales Department.
All orders must be received by Friday, May 18th.
Always keep up with what's happening at the 100 Club by checking out our event calendar on the 100 Club website! Learn more at 100clubchicago.org/event-calendar.
Guns N Hoses 5K
June 16 at 7:30 AM
The Guns N' Hoses 5K is a chipped timed, certified course in one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Chicago. This unique run is a great course, great after party, and custom age award medals. Race begins and ends at Christ the King Church. Register at the link below:
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