The following committees are an excellent way to become more involved with Horizon!

Our organization has several committees that help organize our activities. The following are brief descriptions of each committee. If you are interested in volunteering for any of these, please leave your name, number and a brief message on our hotline 773-477-5170.

Camp Committee–This committee works year-round to plan our annual Summer Camp. They meet approximately once a month to discuss all the details in order for our program to be a success. Along with planning all of the technical things, this committee works hard finding activities for everyone to participate in during camp. The committee plans everything from workshops & seminars, to providing evening entertainment including bands and a DJ for Friday’s dance party. All committee members get the hands-on experience of planning a big event. Once the Summer Camp program begins, it is obvious why the committee enjoys their work. The dates for summer camp 2015 is July 19-25. For more information in helping with this event, visit Summer Camp.

Camp Committee Members

George Czerwionka–camp info
Sheila Caplis
Chris Gieck
Sawsan Abuobsie
Rachel Brown
Kathy Colunto
Katy Flynn
Nate Green
Jen Hanenburg
Matt Hutti
Geoff Jania
Kathy Kingston
John Lee
Anna Lopez
John Meneghini
Michael Meyer
Brandon Mickel
Steve Nostro
Jim Novalinski
Viki Peer
Heather Somerville
Lea Svihla
Gerry Walsh
Dana Westley

Newsletter Committee — This committee edits, designs, prints and mails our quarterly newsletter. They encourage people to write articles, gather the articles and place them in our newsletter layout. Once they have the layout completed, they double check the articles and have the newsletters printed and mailed. To see past newsletters, visit newsletters.

Newsletter Committee Members
Geri Skudney —
Chris Gieck

Recruitment Committee — The dedicated individuals on this committee work on finding volunteers to assist at our Summer and Fall Weekend Camp programs and other events throughout the year. Without volunteers it would be impossible to have our Camp programs. This committee receives applications and interviews all applicants, then informs attendants of their responsibilities. This committee also works to find campers (individuals with physical disabilities) that would like to participate in our Camp programs. They review applications, conduct in person interviews and talk with individuals to let them know the campers responsibilities at Camp. The committee works to ensure that all prospective individuals meet our camper criteria and that we can accommodate their needs. For more information, visit Recruitment.

Recruitment Committee Members
Jen Hanenburg–
Anna Lopez —
Sheila Caplis —
Geri Skudney —
Kirstin Anderson
Brenda Bokowski
George Czerwionka
Karlyn Gehring
Chris Gieck
Lydia Haak
Hector Hernandez
Candy Horath
Jessica Janes-Crowely
Marty Longo
Justin Navarro
David Novalinski
Jim  Novalinski
Viki Peer
Andy Rader
Patty  Smith
Terry Smith
Paula Vanier

Throughout the year Horizon holds fund-raising events such as A Golf Outing & Banquet, Bowl for Horizon, a Pasta Dinner just to name a few. Fundraising is an important aspect of the organization. Without the hard work of individuals during these times, it would be impossible for Horizon to continue its operations and offer the variety of programs. Horizon is always looking for new members to join a current fund-raising committee or motivated people with new ideas to help. For more information, please e-mail Mike or Geri.

Golf Outing Committee — The Golf committee is in charge of organizing Horizon’s Golf Outing & Banquet. The committee starts meeting in September to plan for the event. This year’s date is Saturday, June 13 at Indian Lakes Resorts in Bloomingdale, Illinois. The committee could always use volunteers. The organization can use new contacts for possible sponsorships or prize donations, before the date of the event. On the day of the event, the committee needs volunteers to help in several ways. The Golf Outing needs the volunteers to help with registration, different golf contests and people to help out on the course itself. For the banquet, volunteers can assist with decorating the room, registration, help selling raffle tickets and prizes, and even with the silent auction items.

Golf Outing Committee Members
Michael Trimpe — golf information
Michael Meyer
Kristy Michael
Lori Moore
Gerry Walsh
John Walsh
Clare Westley