The Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society Board would like to thank all who attended our Virtual Annual Meeting. About 100 members and supporters logged on to Zoom to hear a report on the year, hold the annual Board of Directors election, and view a brand new live-on-Zoom production of “The Debate,” a short play first presented as part of the 1993 celebration of the annexation of Rogers Park and West Ridge to the city of Chicago. It made for a most memorable end to what for many has been a year we will never forget! 

We want to express our gratitude to June Finfer and the Perennial Theatre Actors for their brilliant  performance of “The Debate”. A special note of appreciation to Robert Case for selecting the historical photos from the RPWRHS Photo Archive used in the introduction of the play.

We also need to clarify the election results. Please note that while Kay McSpadden has stepped down from her role as Events Chair, she has graciously agreed to stay active in the Society, and continue her service on the Board. So, the minutes of the meeting will record  the re-election of Kay McSpadden, Andrea Keirn, Frank Valadez and Dave Kalensky as Board members  We apologize for any confusion.