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Tripoli Tap is new home to Boston College Game Watches here in Chicago!
Fellow Eagles, say hello to the new home to Boston College Athletics here in Chicago - Tripoli Tap! Tripoli Tap is conveniently located at 1147 W. Armitage in Lincoln Park, just steps for the L and blocks from the Expressway. Nic, the owner, is a Framingham native and huge Boston Sports fan.
Nic and his great crew at Tripoli Tap are set to welcome us for the first Game Watch on Sept. 1 vs. Miami with $1 Hot Dogs and several generous drink specials all served up in their Boston-themed bar or on their sun-drenched, TV-equipped patio! Go Eagles!
Upcoming Chapter Events
150th Anniversary Service Project & Luncheon
Saturday, June 15, 2013
The Peninsula Chicago
108 East Superior Street, Chicago, Ill.
The Windy City is home to thousands of alumni, parents, families, and friends of Boston College. Come join us to celebrate the 150th anniversary of our beloved University. Work together on a serivce project to fight hunger - we will be packing meals to be sent to hungry families in West Africa.
9:30 a.m. Registration
10 a.m. Helping Hands service project
Noon Luncheon with Dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences David Quigley
To register, please click here!
Recent Past Events
Chicago Chapter Annual Alumni Mass
Sunday, April 21, 2012 at 10:30 a.m., reception immediately following
Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory
5088 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60644
Please join the Chicago chapter for our Annual Alumni Mass, and to continue to build momentum for the 150ontheroad event in June! Mass will be celebrated by Christopher Devron, S.J., STM'01, Founding President, Christ the King. The chapel is located inside the main school building. There is parking on site, and there will also be a free shuttle from the CTA blue line Austin stop beginning at approximately 10 a.m.
Click here to register!
For more information or to volunteer as a reader, Eucharistic minister or greeter, email Alison Stankus '00.
BC Chicago National Day of Service
Click here to check out photos from BC's Eighth Annual National Day of Service!
The National Day of Service unites Boston College alumni across the country in the spirit of "men and women for others." The Jesuit commitment to service helps define the BC experience, and the annual event gives alumni a chance to reconnect with fellow BC graduates while making a difference in their communities. For more information please visit www.bc.edu/dayofservice.
BC Cares Saturday School Program
April 6, 2013 (more dates to be added)
9:45 a.m. - noon
McCutcheon Elementary School
4850 N. Kenmore in Uptown
Join fellow Eagles as we do fun, hands-on projects with students at McCutcheon Elementary! The school is a two block walk from the Lawrence (Red Line) El stop. The Saturday Program includes two hours of hands-on activities (arts ‘n crafts, games, etc.) with up to 25 McCutcheon students.
Facilitator - We need Saturday Facilitators. As the Facilitator, you come up with the 2 hour agenda of activities and provide the supplies and a kid-friendly snack needed for your plan. You will then lead that day’s volunteers through your plan for the kids. Reimbursement up to $50 per session.
Volunteers – Each session we need up to 12 volunteers to work in small groups with the kids guiding them through the activities.
Please email fellow alumnus and coordinator Kevin Convery '85 at email@example.com to sign up with the date(s) you’re committing to be either a Facilitator or Volunteer.
Beanpot Championship Gamewatch: BC vs. Northeastern
February 11, 2013, 6:30pm
1147 W. Armitage Avenue
Kid friendly with adult supervision!
2013 BC Chicago Chapter Kick Off
Thursday, February 21
1147 W Armitage in Lincoln Park
Come mingle with your fellow Eagles to learn more about upcoming programs, events, and volunteer opportunities. We would love to hear your ideas. All are welcome! There will be a cash bar with appetizers provided by the chapter.
RSVP to: Mary Lucas '07 via email - Mary.firstname.lastname@example.org
A Guided Art Tour!
The Art Institute of Chicago is the city’s most iconic art museum and home to some of the most recognizable images in American Art. Please join other BC Alums as we tour this renowned permanent collection. Due to space restrictions, this tour will be limited 30 participants. Additional information will be forwarded to attendees several days prior to the event.
Kindly respond by February 1st to Lauren Peterson at email@example.com
Chicago Chapter Annual Coat Drive
Give the gift of warmth to a child in need by supporting our Annual Coat Drive for children whose families are currently living in homeless shelters. Our goal is 150 coats! This event is many of these kids' one and only holiday celebration. We hope you can join us!
Friday, Dec 7th from 3:00pm-5:00pm - Set Up
McCutcheon Branch Building
4950 N Kenmore (one block north of Lawrence)
Saturday, December 8th - 9:30am - 1:30pm
Coat Drive Giveaway
McCutcheon Branch Building
4950 N Kenmore
We are looking for volunteers to manage: arts & crafts, games, kids shopping for their coats, monitor food stations, face painters!
Coat drop-off locations are below:
Coldwell Banker Office - Attn: Sara McCarthy
1959 N Halsted (south of Armitage)
Office hours: 9a-5p weekdays - 10a-3p weekends
Baker & McKenzie Law Firm Attn: Esther Chang
300 E Randolph Suite 5000
Office Hours: 9a-5p 312-861-3732
Other donation opportunities include arts & craft materials, snacks, pizza and beverages.
Any questions or would like to sign up? Contact Sara McCarthy at 312.867.8138 or email Sara.firstname.lastname@example.org
Chicago Chapter Holiday Party!
Friday, December 7, 2012
7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Black Duck Tavern
1800 North Halstead St (Located at the corner of Halsted and Willow in Lincoln Park)
Please join us for our annual BC Alumni Chicago Chapter Holiday Party, this year joined for the first time by the BC Law Alumni Chicago Chapter! Tickets for open bar and appetizers are $35 per person. Click here to register!
Catholic Charities Holiday Party
Saturday, December 15, 2012
12:00-3:00PM or 2:30-5:30PM
St. Vincent Hall (1st Floor)
721 N. LaSalle
Come volunteer at one of BC Cares' most popular events - the Catholic Charities Holiday Party!There are two volunteer shifts: 12:00-3:00 and 2:30-5:30. We’ll need about 15 BC volunteers for each shift as there will be about 200 attendees at each shift of the party. Activities that we’ll help out with will include the arts/crafts, games, face painting, helping Santa, food/soda distribution and book/goodie bag distribution.
Alumni are welcome to bring children to volunteer, just note that when emailing. This event has had a wait list every year, so don’t hesitate in signing up!
If you have questions or would like to sign up, please contact Kaitlyn Murphy at email@example.com.
BC Chicago Chapter Breakfast with Dean Susan Gennaro
November 16, 2012 7:45 AM ET
Northwestern Memorial HealthCare
Prentice Women’s Hospital, 3rd Floor Conference Room L North
250 East Superior St.
Join Dean Susan Gennaro of Boston College’s William F. Connell School of Nursing for a discussion of 21st century health care, including health-related current events and the impact of skilled, globally minded, health care leaders. Click here to register!
Public Transportation: http://www.nmh.org/nm/hospital-guide-public-transportation
Erie/Ontario Self Parking Structure
321 East Erie
Chicago IL 60611
Rate - $10 (after validation which will be provided)
Feel free to call the Alumni office with questions at 617-552-4700
For more tailgate and gameday information, please visit the Chicago Chapter's Facebook and Twitter pages
Buffet menu to include:
o Pulled pork sandwiches with Honker’s Ale BBQ Sauce
o Fabulous Bratwursts with beer onions and all the fixings
o Juicy cheeseburgers and veggie burgers
o Fresh-baked cookies, crunchy cole slaw, and more!
Finally, we'll have an organized bag tournament and raffle prizes throughout the day!
$50 covers the tailgate of unlimited food, beer and wine, and we’ll be just a five-minute walk from the stadium ($30 for children/non-alcohol option).
The party starts three hours prior to the 2:30pm kickoff at the McGovern Golf Course, 1031 Central Street, Evanston (at Ridge and Central – public transportation and train accessible (Parking is also available at the golf course for $20).
It will be a Chicago-style tailgate party that you don’t want to miss!
BC National Day of Service Recap
On Saturday, April 14, alumni chapters from all of the country participated in BC's 7th annual Day of Service.
The Chicago chapter had a great showing with 18 alumni and their families coming out to work at two shelters in the city. We did Spring cleaning both inside and outside, learned about how the programs at the houses are run and spent some quality time with the families living there. Many thanks to all that joined and we look forward to seeing everyone out again next year!
Check out the photos!
Coordinator, Kaitlyn Murphy
Celebration with Our Saturday School Partner, Dr. Carol Lang
Saturday, June 16th
10 a.m. Start
Buttercup Park in Uptown
4901 N Sheridan Rd (between Ainslie St & Argyle St
Dr. Carol Lang, the Principal at McCutcheon Elementary where BC Cares had Saturday School this past year, is retiring. Please come to extend your well wishes to Dr. Lang, see the community's new park, and have a fun-filled Saturday morning at McCutcheon!!!
Eat, play, bring the kids- face painting, games, new playground equipment, hot dogs, hamburgers, snow cones, popcorn and cotton candy. McCutcheon chorus and dancers will perform!
• 10 a.m. - Buttercup Park Ribbon Cutting
• 11 a.m. - Parkway Dedication
• 12 p.m. - Picnic* (Adults: $10 & Children:$5)
Please RSVP to Sara McCarthy '90 at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alumni Networking Night at the Art Institute
Thursday, June 21st, 2012
6 - 8 p.m.
Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago
159 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60601
6:00 p.m. Registration Opens
6:30 p.m: Program Begins - Structured Group Networking
8:00 p.m: Event concludes
Expand your network at this special all-alumni event. With its spectacular location on the third level of the Modern Wing and its floor-to-ceiling windows, Terzo Piano offers panoramic views of Chicago's famous skyline and the cuisine of Chef Tony Mantuano. Connect with classmates and make new contacts from a variety of industries.
Cost is $15 in advance, $20 at the door, space permitting.
Celebration with Our Saturday School Partner, Part Deux
Wednesday, June 27th
Baker & McKenzie
300 East Randolph Street, Suite 5000 (50th Floor), Chicago, IL 60614
As mentioned above, Dr. Lang, the Principal at McCutcheon will be retiring this summer. In honor of her longtime service to McCutcheon and for key role in keeping alive our partnership with McCutcheon Elementary School, Baker & McKenzie will be honoring Dr. Lang at its Annual Pro Bono Reception on Wednesday, June 27th at 3 p.m. Baker & McKenzie is the law firm responsible for first introducing BC Cares to McCutcheon.
BC Cares volunteers are invited to join us at this reception.
Thank you to all of the volunteers for all of your contributions throughout the past year.