Events / Community Corner


St.Patrick’s Day Party - Saturday, March 14

Join us for a homemade traditional Corned Beef & Cabbage meal with
all the fixings. Plan for an evening of Irish music, great food and
friends. Mark your calendars now for one of the best parties of the
Where: 6940 W. Belmont
When: Saturday, March 14, 2019
Doors open: 6:00 pm
Suggested donation: $12
(This is an adult only event)

Save the Date - May Steak Night Party-- Saturday May 9th

Community News:


2020 SVIA Board

Kevin Kotas President
April Kibler Vice President
Tina Gjertsen Vice President Advertising
Joe Montana Vice President Community Services
Jim Mikolas Vice President Communications
Mike Doolin Vice President At Large
Bob Kolman Treasurer
Cynthia Marsh Secretary
John Turay Sargent at Arms
Bill Marsh Trustee
Paul Johnopolos Trustee
Peggy Honda Trustee
Ed Gjertsen Executive Director

SVIA Lifetime Achievement Awards

This past December, Paul Johnopolos and John Turay (Beans) were
honored for years of hard work and dedication. They have given
countless hours of their time for the betterment of our community. They
have done everything; from hauling the huge BBQ grill to the woods for
our annual picnic, to playing hooky from work, to cook over a hundred
pounds of corned beef, for our annual St. Patrick’s Day party. Schorsch
Village is an excellent community to live in because of neighbors like
Paul and Beans. When you see them at one of our hall events, give them
a pat on the back and thank them for keeping the traditions alive.


Eva-Dina Delgado (3rd District State Rep)

Eva-Dina and her staff hosted an open house on Feb 11th to get to meet some of the people in our area and talk more about
her candidacy. Eva-Dina was appointed to fill the 3rd District opening created when Luis Arroyo stepped down. She will
now be running for re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives to represent District 3. She is on the ballot in the
Democratic primary on March 17, 2020.
3rd District Office
6309 W. Belmont (Website) (Email)


Early Voting
Just a reminder about Early Voting for the 2020 IL Primary. West Belmont Chicago Public Library at 3104 N.
Narragansett Ave. will be an Early Voting site March 2-16, and a regular Polling Place on March 17. During the early
voting period, voters can go to any early voting site no matter their assigned Polling Place. Full schedules are now
available at

Volunteers Needed
Schorsch Village, named the 24th best community in the country by Redfin Realty, is looking for volunteers to assist with
several tasks needed by the Association:
Newsletter Distribution - Door-to-Door covering two block area - about 1 hour every other month
Website Maintenance - Updating SVIA's website – about 1-2 hours per month
Newsletter Development - Familiarity with publishing software- about 2-3 hours every other month
If interested in any of the above please contact: Ed Gjertsen, Executive Director, 773-286-4302 ===============================================================================

SVIA 2020 Golf Outing
Schorsch Village will be conducting its annual golf outing on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Indian Boundary golf
course. The noon shotgun team scramble will include long drive and closest to the pin contests.
The hall at 6940 W. Belmont will be open at 4:00 PM so you can come directly to the hall after golfing. Dinner,
entertainment, and prizes for the two lowest gross teams and course contest winners will be increased from last year.
Suggested donation for golf and after party is $65.00/person. The donation for those wishing to attend just the after party
at the hall is $12.00/person. For further information contact Ed Gjertsen, 773-286-4302.


Gary Sinise Foundation Letter Received
We received a letter from the Gary Sinise Foundation thanking us for our recent contribution of $500.00 which were
proceeds from our September 2019 golf outing.
The Foundation distributes over 89% of contributions received to assist veterans. Thanks to all who participated in our
golf outing in particular our hole sponsors State Rep. Luis Arroyo and Aldermen Gil Villegas, Nick Sposato, and Chris


Chicago History Film Series (Celebrating Chicago's 183rd Birthday)
Monday, March 23, 1 p.m.: Eight Men Out
Thursday, March 26, 6 p.m.: Cadillac Records
Monday, March 30, 1 p.m.: The Untouchables
Tuesday, March 31, 5:45 p.m.: A Raisin in the Sun


Chicago Public Library 

Come, Stay, Play
Friday, March 20
Friday, April 17
10:00AM – 12:00PM
Grab your little one and spend some time socializing. We've got everything you need for fun, active learning—just add
For children 2 – 6 years and their grownups. Parents and caregivers stay in the room with their children.
Please include: Check the full calendar of events online at


Men’s Club meets second Wednesday of every month.
A group of your male neighbors and friends get together to
enjoy a home cooked meal, play indoor bags and cards.
Each month a few of the members chef it up for the group.
Doors open at 6:00 pm. A suggested donation of $15
includes dinner and drinks. Come out and play. Next
meetings are May 18 June 12.

Senior Ladies:
Senior Ladies meet and play cards the second and fourth
Thursday of the month. Doors open at 10:00 am.
Upcoming meetings are Jan. 10, Jan. 24, Feb. 14, Feb. 28.
Save the date:

Help us plan events you are interested in:
We have many different events throughout the year.
We are looking for your input. Would you like to have
another Paint-N-Sip? Are you interested in having a
night of dancing with live music, what about the Antique
Road Show? Maybe a Murder Mystery Dinner? Is anyone
interested in going to see A Broadway in Chicago Play and
would like us to organize it? What about a Casino Night?
Send us your ideas to

Advertise in the Informer
If you would like to advertise in the informer newsletter, please contact
April Kibler at 773-972-2344.

The 38th WARD SLOW DOWN SIGNS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!! The weather is warming up and schools
will be letting out for summer vacation, which means more kids playing and riding bikes all around the
neighborhoods. As a community let's remind driver's to SLOW DOWN for the safety of all pedestrians. Stop in the
38th Ward Office 3821 N. Harlem Ave. and get your FREE sign!

Want to have a block party? Your Alderman wants to help!
Block parties are a great way to get to know your neighbors while also making your neighborhood safer. We encourage
you to invite all of your neighbors to the party as well as discuss issues that are important to the neighborhood. A united
community is a safe community and there is no better time to start than now! Contact your local Alderman Office for
permits or with questions.
36th Ward - Alderman Villegus 773-745-4636 38th Ward - Alderman Sposato 773-283-3838
29th Ward - Alderman Taliaferro 773-237-6460

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Scheduled Events

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