Pictured left to right: The Honorable Patrick M. Huels; Mary Carol Daley Vanecko; The Honorable Richard M. Daley; Commissioner John P. Daley; William M. Daley; Patricia Daley Martino; Michael Daley; and Valentine Club Director Erin Rochford
On Thursday, May 30, The Louis L. Valentine Club proudly celebrated 75 years of mentoring, developing and caring for youth at a grand anniversary celebration at the Zhou B. Art Center. Guests included several community members, board members, staff and Club alumni, including the Daley family for their lifetime commitment to the success of the Club. More than 250 guests enjoyed magnificent hors d'oeuvres and beverages by Polo Café & Catering; a photographic slideshow of the Club through the years; archival photo enlargements; youth performances in ballet and glee club, a silent auction; and a Special Honoree presentation to the Daley family, many of whom attended the Club as youth and still support the Club today. Special thanks go to Event Chairmen Kevin Boyle, Commissioner John P. Daley and the Honorable Patrick M. Huels. We also appreciate our dedicated sponsors, silent auction donors, and the Chinese Dragons Athletic Association for sponsoring the guest appearance of the Lions & Dragons, symbolizing blessings of health, happiness, and prosperity to all in attendance.