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Timm Bloem
Gihane Jeremie-Brink, CAA board rep
Jori Brink
Linnea Chambery
Lauren Dillon
Dave Fortosis
, chair
Jeff Groenewold
Chris Kowalewski
Keri Morton
Andrea Stoit
Alden Van Solkema
Chris Wiesehan

Susan Anderson
Russ Clousing, CAA board rep
Pam Marmon
Justin Venhousen
Paula Wigboldy, trustee

Candace Piersma
Penny Triezenberg

If you've recently moved to the area, looking for networking opportunities among your peers, or just wanting to socialize with other Calvin alumni, join our group for the next event! We're currently forming a steering committee for the Chicago Chapter and are looking for more people to get involved—if you're interested or have any questions, please contact any one of us on our roster! Find us on Facebook.

Upcoming Events

Calvin Student Send-off
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 ~ 7 p.m.

Herrick Lake Forest Preserve,
Wheaton, IL 60187
Use the west entrance on Herrick Rd, 1/4 mile south of Butterfield Rd.

Members of the Calvin alumni leadership team in Chicago will be serving ice cream sundaes. All new students from greater Chicagoland--as well as their parents and siblings--are invited! Meet other Calvin students from your area (maybe future carpool partners!) and connect with Calvin volunteers in your area. There will be some prize drawings as well.
RSVPs are appreciated! Contact Paula Wigboldy with the number of family members that will attend.

We hope to see you there!
Paula Wigboldy
for the Chicago alumni and parent leadership team

Logan Square Networking Night
Thursday, August 14, 2014
6–9:30 p.m.

Logan Bar & Grill
2230 N. California [map] (at N. Milwaukee Ave.)

Transit: Blue Line to California (Logan Bar & Grill is next to the station).
From Lincoln Park: Fullerton bus to California.
From Lakeview: Diversey bus to California.

Find this event on Facebook and see who else is coming!

Recent Events

Thursday, June 12, 2014 ~ 6 p.m.
Millenium Park Concert

Our next event will be held at the park's summer Loops and Variations concert series on Thursday, June 12, at the north end of the Goose Island patio along the Pritzker Pavillion East Walkway. Please RSVP now on our Facebook event page.

Third Coast Percussion and Ghost Beach will be performing as part of the concert series. Our group will be at the north end of the Goose Island patio along the East Walkway thanks to an alum that helped us get a huge discount on meeting space!

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
201 E. Randolph Street [map]
6–10:30 p.m.

The concert is free but we ask that you bring $5 to help us pay for the rented patio space. Both food and beverages will be available for purchase at the patio. Don't forget: please RSVP on our Facebook event page.

Le RoyFriday, April 11, 2014
An Evening with Dr. Le Roy
“An Exciting Future for Calvin College”
6:30 p.m. reception, 7:30 p.m. dinner

Calvin president Michael Le Roy will be in Elmhurst on Friday, April 11, 2014, to meet alumni and friends at a reception. You will have a chance to meet many Calvin parents, alumni and college representatives, too. Immediately following, Dr. Le Roy will speak on “An Exciting Future for Calvin College” at dinner ($25*).

You may register online now for either or both; the reception is free, but would appreciate knowing if you plan to come so we may make appropriate hospitality arrangements. Do you want to add a donation to support the students of Calvin every day through the annual fund? You’ll have the opportunity to “Give 5” when you register.

*Please note: The young alumni rate is only $10—Class of 2000 and younger—but you must contact the alumni office to register.
Faith Christian Reformed Church
1070 S. Prospect Ave.
Elmhurst, IL 60128 [map]

April 3, 2014 | Standard Market Grill

Join us in Lincoln Park for a networking night. Brett Verkaik '03 is part-owner of Standard Market Grill; Read more about Brett and the market from Spark magazine.

Standard Market Grill | Facebook event

March 27, 2014 | Cubs vs. White Sox Spring Training Game in Mesa, Ariz.

Join alumni and friends from Chicago and Phoenix in Mesa, Arizona, for a Cubs vs. White Sox spring training game. The Cubbies will play in their brand-new stadiumCubs Park. After the game the Phoenix alumni network leader, Wendy Voss, will host a meet-and-greet at her home. You can visit Phoenix/Mesa at a great time of year and learn about the area from local alumni and friends!

December 5, 2013 | Happy Hour/Networking Night

Clark Street Ale House [map]

November 7, 2013 | WAR Room Event

This event was associated with the WAR Chest Boutique, Women at Risk International.

October 29, 2013 | Networking Lunch

Calvin is coming to Chicago for its second-ever Calvin in Chicago Career Fair!

September 14, 2013 | Streetfest

August 21, 2013 | Goose Island Wrigleyville/Cubs game

August 13, 2013 | Student Send-off in NW Chicago »

August 11, 2013 | Family Fun in Palatine

Twin Lakes Golf Course in Palatine

June 29, 2013 | River City Improv

River City Improv at Fourth Presbyterian Church - Gratz Center | Facebook event | photos

May 9, 2013 | Networking Night - Clark St. Ale House

March 13, 2013 | Luncheon with President Le Roy

There are many events to enjoy all around the Chicagoland area. Will we see you soon?

Other past events:
  • Men's Basketball Tournament/Pre-game Gathering | December 28 & 29, 2012
  • Holiday Networking Night | December 11, 2012 Fado's Irish Pub
  • Coffee...bicycles | November 17, 2012 | photos
  • Calvin in Chicago Career Fair | October 24, 2012 | photos
  • Millennium Park Summer Concert | August 16, 2012
  • Networking Night - Clark Street Ale House | June 14, 2012
  • Jazz Showcase with Alyce Claerbaut '69 | May 10, 2012