Welcome to the International Press Club of Chicago
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for attending our 2017 Annual New Beginnings Celebration Event. We had been working diligently over the past few months to plan the event, and it was fantastic. It was great connecting with each of you and I hope that this was only the beginning of renewing friendships and developing new ones. We had a great turn out, it exceeded our expectations. The attendees comprised an eclectic group of people we had a diplomat, educators, authors, journalists, photographers, politicians, editors, and others, of diverse backgrounds. Even those that traveled across state-lines to attend were pleased that they made the trip.
The event was an incredible success and on behalf of our team, I would like to thank you for spending the evening with us. Special thanks go to the Special Events and Membership Committees - who organized the event. A lot of hard work went into making it go off so smoothly. I would like to thank all who helped make it happen.
The Special Events Committee: Chair John Fascia, Jack Lucas and John Orona. John Fascia and Jack Lucas made outreach calls, invited new members and guests. Jack Lucas and John Orona coordinated out of state attendees. John Orona contracted for that outstanding DJ.
The Membership Committee: Vice-President and Chair Lee Balgemann at the helm. He reviewed the membership list, provided editing for the email invitations and made creative changes to enhance the event.
Our hosts did an excellent job of organizing and managing the event. They made IPCC look well-run and professional.
A big thank you to all of the IPCC members! There are too many of you to name individually, but if it were not for each of you such an important event would not have been possible.
Once again thank you for joining us at the 2017 Annual New Beginnings Celebration Event.
It was fun and I look forward to seeing you at future events!
Best Regards, Gigi Callaway