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Annual Installation and Award of Merit Dinner

  • Thu, February 29, 2024
  • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Union League Club of Chicago, 65 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604


  • Does not include a ticket to the event.
  • Includes 2 tickets to the event.
  • Includes an ad placed in digital Installation program.


2024 Annual Installation and Award of Merit Dinner

Thursday, February 29, 2024 from 5:30 - 9:30PM
Union League Club of Chicago
65 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604

Celebrating the Installation of Hon. Michael Chmiel as President and the new Officers.

We will also be honoring Marta Almodovar with the Award of Merit. 

Marta Almodovar was born in Bialystok and received her master in law degree from the University of Warsaw in, Poland. She began working for the Circuit Court of Cook County in 1998. She started as a court clerk in the Probate Division. In 2003 she was assigned to the Office of the Presiding Judge of the First Municipal District where she was advising Presiding Judge as to issues arising from allocation of staff, procedures, policy initiative and administrative matter. Between 2008 and 2017, she was an Administrative Supervisor for the Mandatory Arbitration Center for the Circuit Court of Cook County where she was responsible for reviewing current policies, procedures, and practices of court mandatory arbitration program in an effort to streamline administrative functions and to recommend operation enhancements. Read more


5:30 PM Reception
6:30 PM Welcome and Opening Remarks
7:00 PM Dinner
7:30 PM Installation of Officers:

Oath administered by Hon. Elizabeth M. Rochford:
Hon. Michael J. Chmiel, President

Oaths administered by Hon. Timothy C. Evans:
Hon. Thomas E. Nowinski, First Vice President
Atty. Kathy E. Bojczuk, Second Vice President  
Atty. Roman Drewniak, Third Vice President
Atty. Julia Jensen Smolka, Treasurer
Hon. Michele Gemskie, Secretary
Atty. Alon Stein, Historian  

8:00 PM

Presented by Hon. Aurelia M. Pucinski
Award of Merit to Marta Almodovar

8:30 PM Closing Remarks

Registration Rates 

Individual - $195

Individual & Ad - $300

Reception Only - $100

Table of 10 - $1,950

Entree options are available for selection during registration

Pistachio Crusted Snapper GF
Red Skin Mashed Potatoes, Asparagus, Red Pepper Coulis

Cabernet Braised Short Rib GF
Horseradish Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Cabernet Jus

Eggplant Roulade GF, VE
Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed, Broccolini, Lentils, Roasted Garlic Tomato Sauce

Become a Sponsor!

Sponsors receive a ticket to the event, ad in our virtual Installation program, acknowledgement on our website and promotional materials, and on event signage.

  • $1,000 - Opening Reception Sponsor - 1 available
  • $1,000 - Centerpiece Sponsor - 1 available
  • $1,000 - Wine at Dinner Sponsor - 1 available
  • $1,000 - Dessert Sponsor - 1 available
  • $1,000 - Closing Reception Sponsor - 1 available
  • $1,500 - Gold Event Sponsor (includes 2 tickets)
  • $1,000 - Silver Event Sponsor
  • $500 - Bronze Event Sponsor (does not include a ticket)

Place a Congratulatory Ad to our Award of Merit honoree and/or incoming President and Officer Board

Cost: $150

Digital Ad Size is 11" wide x 8.5" high (Landscape in orientation)

Electronically, we can accept PDF or PNG files. 

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