Vic Guerrieri will ascend to the presidency of the Columbian Club of Chicago at a black tie installation dinner on Jan. 28 at Medinah Country Club. For reservations, call Carmen Forte at 708-473-1591.
Guerrieri signed on as a member in 2011. “I joined to support the Italian-American traditions that the club stands for,” he says. “I admire their focus on giving scholarships to help students achieve their educational goals.”
Guerrieri rose through the ranks of the officers to the presidency, and has served as director as well as chairman of several fundraising events.
“I feel very honored and humbled that my brother Columbians have entrusted me with the responsibility of leading this outstanding organization,” he says.
As the pandemic’s grip continues to loosen, Guerrieri is looking forward to returning to normal operations while exploring avenues of expansion.
“I want to get back to having monthly events and to raise more funds to give away in scholarships,” he says. “I’d like to continue to grow by attracting more young members to keep the organization moving forward.”
A member of the Air Force and Air National Guard for 40 years, Guerrieri retired as a chief master sergeant. He spent 38 years with the Chicago Police Department, finishing his career as a lieutenant and a commanding officer in the Canine Unit. He is currently director of security for the City Colleges of Chicago.
He and his wife, Marie, recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. They have three children, a daughter-in-law and two grandchildren.