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Schorsch Village Picnic

Saturday, July 30th, 2022

Shiller Woods (Grove 9)

Irving Park Road, second entrance west of Cumberland

11:00 - 6:00

What to Bring: Your own food to cook on our supplied outdoor grill and also very important for a hot day; a bag of ice for the shared refreshment tub which will feature water and refreshments for everyone. Also you may want to bring outdoor chairs should you want to watch and or participate in the bags tournament.

Activities will include kid’s games starting around 1:00, a bags tournament and other events.

We will have a six foot grill available for all to use. Bring your family and friends and enjoy a getting back to outdoor summertime events!




Great turn-outs for our St. Patrick’s Day Party and our May Steak - Horse Racing nights. Some pictures featured below.

St. Patrick's Party

May Horse Races

The May Horse Races


Indian Boundary Golf Outing - Sunday, September 18th

Schorsch Village will be holding its annual golf outing on Sunday, September 18, 2022 at Indian Boundary golf course. Check in is at 11:30 with a shotgun start at 12:00. The cost is $80.00 per golfer which includes full round of golf, the cart, potential prizes and the after party.

Prizes will be awarded for 1st - 2nd - 3rd place low gross foursomes, closest to the pin on two par three holes, $2500 for hole-in-one on designated par three hole, and long drive for men and women.

Golfers can proceed directly to the Schorsch Village Hall (6940 W. Belmont) upon finishing. There will be appetizers, great dinner, cash bar (refreshment donations - $1 soft drinks, $2 domestic beer, $3 wine/mixed drinks)

Checks payable to SVIA Golf Outing. For additional information, contact Ed Gjersen at 773-286-4302


Tribute to our Veterans - Past & Future

This year at the SVIA St. Patrick’s Day Party we were honored to have Korean War Veteran Marty Johnson join us for our corned beef dinner. Below is a picture of Marty when he served and more pictures as Marty carries in the flag and leads us in the Pledge of Allegiance. Thank you, Marty for your service.

The last picture is that of Patrick Sullivan and his grandmother, Beverly, attending the May Party and Patrick’s last event for a while as he has signed on with the Army for a three-year term of service. He starts boot camp this month and will subsequently be involved in his line of specialty, HVAC.

Patrick’s departure left a space open on our board. While Bob & Ann Eichstaedt were joining us at our May Party, Bob inquired about joining our Board. He will now be taking over as Sargent-at-Arms. Below is our current, updated SVIA Board Members.


2022 SVIA Board

Kevin Kotas President
Mike Doolin Vice President
Tina Gjertsen Vice President Community Services
Jim Mikolas Vice President Communications
April Kibler Vice President Advertising
Bob Kolman Treasurer
Cynthia Marsh Secretary
Bob Eichstaedt Sgt-At-Arms
John Turay Trustee
Bill Marsh Trustee
Peter Jaworowski Trustee
Ed Gjertsen Executive Director.


The American Flag – Display It Proudly

Let’s not forget to display our American Flag! Many Americans proudly choose to display the U.S. flag during National Flag Week leading up to Flag Day on June 14 and around Independence Day on the 4th of July. Whether you fly the colors 24/7 or merely during special occasions consider bringing your flag back out for all holidays!


SVIA Donations

In April, SVIA donated baby and toddler food to the Maryville Crisis Nursery. We collected three tall kitchen bags full of rugs, towels, and blankets, while also making four large dog beds for Alderman Sposato’s Animal Shelter program. We also gave St Cyprian's food pantry 2 dozen-24 count each packages, of depends and 2 (18 count) cases of ensure. Funding was provided by the profits from various events throughout the year Thank you SCHORSCH VILLAGE COMMUNITY from the SVIA Board


Early Voting

West Belmont is an Early Voting site. For more information, visit
Early Voting in all 50 Wards will begin on June 13 through June 28, 2022 (Election Day).
Weekdays: 09:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 09:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Election Day: 06:00 am - 7:00 pm (June 28th)


Chicago Public Library Events

Summer at CPL:

City of Stories is this year's summer reading program for children, teens, & adults. For a full list of
programs, visit or stop by West Belmont for a calendar. A few highlights are listed below


Preschool Storytime is back! (Ages 4 and up)

Wednesdays @ 10:45 a.m.
June 29 - Aug 10


Chicago Ghost Stories with Author & Historian Ursula Bielski

Thursday, July 21 @ 6:00 p.m.
For Tweens, Teens, & Adults


Chicago Ghost Stories with Author & Historian Ursula Bielski

Thursday, July 21 @ 6:00 p.m. For Tweens, Teens, & Adults


WTTW's Chicago Stories: Documentary Screening & Discussion

Fridays at 1:00 p.m., Adults
July 1: Downtown Disasters
July 15: Inventing Improv
July 29, Our Soldiers, Our Lady of Guadalupe
Aug 12: Jane Byrne


Multi-Family Garage/Front Yard Sale

(Fri Sep 9/Sat Sep 10/Sun Sep 11) (9:00am – 4:00pm)
Beginning at School & Oak Park & including the 3300 block of Rutherford, Normandy, & Natoma

Scheduled Events

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