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Dads Association at Illinois elects 2008-2009 executive board


Becki Galardy, Parent Programs Office

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Lalo  Ponce of St. Charles, Ill., has been elected president of the Dads Association at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for 2008-2009.

The election was held during the annual meeting of the association Nov. 1 during Dads Weekend on campus.

The other executive board members and their offices: (EDITORS:  See list).

The Dads Association, founded in 1923, is believed to be one of the nation’s longest-serving parent organizations. It supports programs, services and activities that promote the health, safety and well-being of the university community and serves as the parent liaison to campus.


BUFFALO GROVE – Jim Ferrera, director

CHARLESTON – Paul Wieck, immediate past president

CHICAGO – Ben Duster, director

DOWNERS GROVE – Martin Biernat, director

ELGIN – John Schwan, director

ELK GROVE VILLAGE – Harold Labinsky, director

FRANKFORT – Dennis Regnier, director

HINSDALE – Matthew Moran, director

HOMEWOOD – Robert Reilly, director

NORTHBROOK – Joel Helfer, director

OLYMPIA FIELDS – John Menees, vice president/treasurer

ORLAND PARK – Richard Yates, director

PARK RIDGE – Kevin Blindauer, director

PAWNEE – Norm Megginson, first vice president

ST. CHARLES – Lalo Ponce, president

SALEM – Dwain Baldridge, vice president

WHEATON – Mark Glowacki, director; Gordon Soderlund, vice president