A team of local citizens is throwing a benefit party to support the Operation Warm program of the Rotary Club of Winnetka-Northfield. This will be the fourth time in five years for this fun event that brings warmth, confidence and hope to Chicago area children living in need with the gift of a brand new winter coat.
The party will be held at Valley Lo Club in Glenview on Friday October 14 and features the soulful music of Gerald McClendon- “The Soulkeeper.” A buffet dinner will be served with a cash bar. A silent and live auction will enable attendees to acquire great items while supporting this important cause.
“Our club has partnered with Operation Warm since 2009 to bring new coats to thousands of Chicago area children,” said Barb Tubekis, Co-President of the club. “We are so grateful for the support of the community, especially the team of volunteers who plan this annual party that allows us to serve more children.”
“When I told my friends about our Rotary Club’s annual Operation Warm project, they immediately wanted to help.” Said Joe Nash. “They especially liked that many of these coats are given to children at neighborhood libraries, thereby connecting families with the great resources they offer.”
Tickets to the party may be purchased at http://tinyurl.com/OWBenefit2022. Donations may also be made. $20 provides a high-quality, brand-new coat to Chicago are child living in need.
Event sponsors include the New Trier Rotary Clubs- Glencoe, Wilmette, Wilmette Harbor, Winnetka-Northfield; Joe Nash of @Properties, VJ Killian Co, North Shore Community Bank, One80o, Sunset Foods, Mitch Kielser, Chuck Norton & Carole Barthel, Fred & Ellie Schwimmer, Nora Costello and the Kemper Educational & Charitable Foundation.
The Event Committee:  Victoria Adams, Ron Bernardi, Laura Chaveriat, Mary Cooper, Nora Costello, Enza Fragassi, Melinda Harmon, Muffy Hostetler, Amelia Katz, Mike Kelly, Mitch Kielser, Rich Lalley, Joe Nash, Kelly Nash, Jackie Satherlie, JR Scassellati, and Wendy Sorrentino.