Bloomingdale CHARACTER COUNTS!® Coalition

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Our Mission:  To actively build and nurture trustworthiness , respect ,
responsibility , fairness , caring , and citizenship  throughout our community. 

Our Vision:  Our community, living the principle that CHARACTER COUNTS!

Want to join us in helping to better Bloomingdale?  Just ask!
Membership Dues

Meetings begin at 5:30 pm on the first Wednesday of the month. 
For location of next meeting, please see calendar below.




COALITION MEMBERS/Board of Directors (Links; Past Chair*)

Bloomingdale Chamber of Commerce  (Melissa Thorsen)

Bloomingdale Fire Protection District #1  (Matt Beyer)
Bloomingdale Lions Club  (Jim King)
Bloomingdale Park District  (Sandy Vangundy*)
Bloomingdale Police Department  (Michael Roberts)
Bloomingdale Public Library  (Kandy Jones)
Bloomingdale School District #13  (Linda Wojcicki* &
Deyana Matt*  
(IAEA’s 2014 Illinois Art Educator of the Year!))
Bloomingdale Township  (Chelsea Gieseke)
Bloomingdale VFW Post 7539  (Bill Bahr*)
Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club  (Bill Bahr* - IBEX Systems)
St. Isidore Catholic School  (Alma Figueroa)
Village of Bloomingdale  (Barb Weber*)
Winnebago School  (Cindy Gerwin)
Community-at- large  (Liz Harper*,  Becky Wyatt)

Contact Web master (Bill Bahr):   billb  at  character60108  dot  org


Chair:  Liz Harper (Community-at-Large)
Vice-Chair:  Linda Wojcicki (Community-at-large)
Secretary:  Becky Wyatt  (Community-at-large)
Treasurer: Barb Weber  (Village of Bloomingdale) and
Chelsea Gieseke (Bloomingdale Township)

Officer History

1998  Jerry Gordon

1999 Jerry Gordon

2000 Jerry Gordon

2001 Tom Schrieber

2002 Tom Schrieber
2003 Tom Schrieber

2004 Sandy Johnson

2005 Sandy Johnson

2006 Randy Sater

2007 Randy Sater

2008 Randy Sater

2009 Sherry Douglas

2010 Sherry Douglas

2011 Barbara Weber

2012 Barbara Weber

2013 Nancy Butler

2014 Nancy Butler

2015 Bill Bahr

2016 Bill Bahr

2017 Deyana Matt
2018 Deyana Matt
2019 Linda Wojcicki

2020 Linda Wojcicki
2021 Liz Harper

2022 Liz Harper

As of 2004, the Bloomingdale CHARACTER COUNTS!® Coalition is a federally recognized
not-for-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization.  Begun in 1996, it was officially founded in August of 1998.
Early history overview article.


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“Bloomingdale -- caring is in our CHARACTER....”




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