Caravello to take charge of the Columbian Club

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Roselle contractor Stuart Caravello will ascend to the presidency of the Columbian Club of Chicago at a black-tie optional installation dinner on Jan. 19 at the Medinah Country Club. For reservations, call Mark Corrado at 847-337-6864.

Caravello became a member of the Columbian Club in 2009. Since then he has chaired the trap shoot, co-chaired the Christmas party and St. Valentine’s Day dinner and served as a director, in addition to ascending through the ranks of the officers on his way to the presidency.

“I joined the Columbian Club to be a part of an organization that honors and recognizes my Italian ancestry and supports and builds a better community,” Caravello says. “At my very first meeting, I felt like I was in a room with family. Every single member welcomed me with open arms. It was very comforting to be a part of the group, and I knew that I belonged.”

During his presidency, Caravello aims to encourage growth in the club in terms of membership, participation and community presence.

Caravello is owner and president of Roselle-based S.J. Caravello Co., a general contracting company founded by his father in 1968.

He served as commissioner of the Taste of Roselle for 10 years and as chairman of the event for two of those years. He currently coaches youth ice hockey at Chicago Bruins hockey club in Addison and sits on the committee for the Illinois Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Federation.

Caravello lives with his wife, Dr. Jolie Holschen, and their children, Olivia and Nolan, in Roselle.

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